Erina Mano

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Erina Mano
真野 恵里菜
Birth name 真野 恵里菜 (Mano Erina)
Also known as Mano-chan
Manoeri
Born (1991-04-11) April 11, 1991 (age 23)
Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
Genres J-Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Singing, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels Hachama
Associated acts Hello Pro Egg
Ongaku Gatas
Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
Petitmoni V
Hello! Project Mobekimasu
Website Erina Mano on YouTube
Just Production - Mano Erina

Erina Mano (真野恵里菜 Mano Erina?), born April 11, 1991 in Kanagawa, Japan is a Japanese pop singer and actress formerly associated with Hello! Project. She joined in 2006 as a member of Hello Pro Egg, as a trainee. In 2007, she became a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and its musical group Ongaku Gatas. On March 29, 2008 she became a soloist after graduating from Ongaku Gatas,[1] working under the management and promotion of J.P Room, and later under Just Production.[2] Mano graduated from Hello! Project on February 23, 2013.

History[edit]

2008[edit]

Mano Erina joined Hello! Project as a Hello! Pro Egg in 2006 after passing the Up-Front Group "Egg" Audition. In 2007, she was one of the six members of the Hello! Pro Egg to be added to Ongaku Gatas and became a reserve player for Gatas Brilhantes H.P.. She graduated from Ongaku Gatas on March 2, 2008 and Hello! Pro Egg on March 29, 2008 to debut as a soloist. On June 29, 2008 she released her debut indie, "Manopiano".

She's been featured as the opening act in various of her Senpai's concerts (Natsumi Abe, Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo and Cute), starting in August 2008.

2009[edit]

Having received piano lessons since kindergarten, Mano's solo work within Hello! Project prominently features her playing the piano parts of her musical releases and providing the vocal and piano parts of her songs while performing in concerts and at live events. In 2008, Mano released three singles under an independent label. She has debuted under a major label Hachama with the single "Otome no Inori", released on March 18, 2009. It reached a number three position on the Oricon charts the first day of release and reached number five on the weekly chart. In 2009, Erina was announced as being one of the members of the new version of Pucchi Moni, also known as Petit Moni or PucchiMoni V.

Mano's songs are usually composed by KAN. Aya Matsuura has told her via a video comment in April 2009 that she "...needs to be the best singer in H!P, and in order to do that, she'll need to be a better singer than Ai Takahashi."

2010[edit]

Mano, along with S/mileage and Morning Musume will star in the CS-Fuji TV-TWO dorama Half Esper which will begin broadcasting on January 2010. Mano's role is a half-trained esper that left a secret government esper research organization known as Kokueken, without being able to fully control her supernatural powers. In 2010 as well, the TBS drama Mano Spy will begin, where Mano plays herself, under the fictional premise that she's an undercover agent. She's sent to Japan as a spy for the Queen of England, and ends up passing an idol audition, so she has trouble with her espionage duties. The theme song of the show is "Matsuge no Saki ni Kimi ga Iru" (from Mano's first album). The show will begin streaming on the internet on January 26 and will be broadcast on BS-TBS on February 27.

She also was in a new drama called DEATH GAME PARK.

On July 1, 2010, Mano made her US debut in Los Angeles. Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror from Tokyo, a Japanese horror film in which she starred and had its world premiere at Club Nokia. Mano also had a short mini concert, a mini Q and A, and an autograph session for the fans who attended the event.

2011[edit]

In 2011, Mano Erina's radio show, "Mano-Deli", was replaced by Morning Musume 9th gen member Sayashi Riho's "Riho-Deli" Also in 2011, It was announced that Mano would star in a short film called "Miyuki's Wind Bell".

In 2011 Mano Erina had her another solo concert named, Mano Erina’s Concert Tour 2011〜Hatachi no Otome 801DAYS.

In July Mano Erina made a public appearance at South Korea to attend the Puchon International Fantastic Film which would film her movie.

2012[edit]

In 2012 July, 21, Mano announced that she'll be graduating from Hello!Project on last day of her last solo concert.

Activities outside Japan[edit]

On July 1, 2010 Mano Erina gave her first appearance outside Japan, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, for her movie debut, Kai-Ki: Tales of Horror. Erina Mano sang two songs before the screening and held a Q&A and autograph session for her fans.

In July 2011 Mano Erina made her second appearance outside Japan in South Korea. Just like her USA debut Mano went to attend the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival which would screen her movie Kai-Ki: Tales of Horror. During her stay Mano was highly welcomed and even had fans waiting for her at the airport to greet her.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

# Title Release date
Peak ranks
Indies
1 "Mano Piano" (マノピアノ?) June 29, 2008
2 "Lucky Aura" (ラッキーオーラ?) October 5, 2008
3 "LaLaLa-SoSoSo" (ラララ・ソソソ?) December 12, 2008
Major
1 "Otome no Inori" (乙女の祈り?, "Girl's Prayer") March 18, 2009
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #5
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #17
2 "Hajimete no Keiken" (はじめての経験?, "My First Experience") May 20, 2009
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #6[3]
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #11[4]
3 "Sekai wa Summer Party" (世界はサマー・パーティ?, "Worldwide Summer Party") July 29, 2009
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #10
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #37
4 "Kono Mune no Tokimeki o" (この胸のときめきを?, "The Beating of This Chest") September 30, 2009
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #7
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #31
5 "Love & Peace = Paradise" (Love & Peace = パラダイス) November 25, 2009
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #12
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #45
6 "Haru no Arashi" (春の嵐?, "Spring Storm")[5] February 24, 2010
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #10
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #28
7 "Onegai Dakara..." (お願いだから...?, "So Please...")[6] May 12, 2010
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #7
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #20
8 "Genkimono de Ikō!" (元気者で行こう!?, "Let's Go Cheerfully!")[7] September 15, 2010
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #7
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #23
9 "Seishun no Serenade" (青春のセレナーデ?, "Youth's Serenade")[8] January 26, 2011
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #13
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #45
10 "My Days for You"[9] June 29, 2011
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #10
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #35
11 "Doki Doki Baby/Tasogare Kousaten" (ドキドキベイビー/黄昏交差点?, "Heart Pounding Baby/Twilight Intersection")"[10] February 22, 2012
  • Oricon Weekly Singles: #9
  • Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales: #35
12 "Song for the Date" (Song for the DATE?) June 27, 2012
13 "Next My Self" (NEXT MY SELF?) December 12, 2012

Collaboration singles[edit]

Artist(s) Title Release date
Bekimasu (ベキマス?) "Makeruna Wasshoi!" (負けるな わっしょい!?) August 6, 2011 (digital)
December 21, 2011 (CD single)
Hello! Project Mobekimasu (ハロー!プロジェクト モベキマス?) "Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku" (ブスにならない哲学?) November 16, 2011

Albums[edit]

# Title Release date
Peak ranks
1 FRIENDS December 16, 2009
2 MORE FRIENDS[11] November 24, 2010[11]
3 More Friends Over March 28, 2012

Acts[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Show Start date End date Station
Pocky 4 Sisters! (ポッキーフォーシスターズ! Pokkii Fō Shisutaazu?)[12][13] December 27, 2008 BS-i
Tokyo Shōjo (東京少女?, lit. Tokyo Girl)[14] February 7, 2009 February 28, 2009 BS-i
Koisuru Seiza (恋する星座?)[15] April 6, 2009 June 25, 2009 BS-i
Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー?) "Half ESPer" January, 2010 March 19, 2010 Fuji Television two(CS)
SPEC
(ONLY episode#7 as Satori)[16][17]
October, 2010 December, 2010 TBS
SPEC Special Episode~SHOH(#10) April 1, 2012 TBS
Minna! Esper Dayo! (みんな!エスパーだよ!?)[18] April 12, 2013 - TV Tokyo

Television shows[edit]

Show Start date End date Station
Berikyū! (ベリキュー!?) March 31, 2008 October 3, 2009 TV Tokyo
Yorosen! (よろセン!?) October 6, 2008 March 27, 2009 TV Tokyo

Movie[edit]

Awards[edit]

Japan Gold Disc Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Erina Mano Best 5 New Artists[21][22][23] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ ハロー!プロジェクトからのお知らせ (in Japanese). Hello! Project. March 2, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-03. Retrieved December 25, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Fujimoto, Ogawa, Mano under new management". Hello!Online. October 28, 2008. Retrieved December 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Oricon Weekly Chart" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ "Haru no Arashi" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  6. ^ "Onegai Dakara... [HMV]" (in Japanese). 
  7. ^ "Genkimono de Ikō!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  8. ^ "Seishun no Serenade" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  9. ^ "My Days for You" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  10. ^ ドキドキベイビー/黄昏交差点 (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 
  11. ^ a b MORE FRIENDS(仮) 真野恵里菜 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  12. ^ "Pocky Street: Pocky 4 Sisters!" (in Japanese). Ezaki Glico. Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  13. ^ "BS-i Pocky 4 Sisters!" (in Japanese). BS-i. Retrieved February 7, 2009. [dead link]
  14. ^ "BS-i Tokyo Girl: Story" (in Japanese). BS-i. Retrieved February 7, 2009. [dead link]
  15. ^ "News from the Staff" (in Japanese). Erina Mano Official Blog. March 9, 2009. 
  16. ^ "SPEC Official web" (in Japanese). TBS. October 2010. 
  17. ^ "cast_20" (in Japanese). TBS. 
  18. ^ "TV Tokyo Official Site of the drama" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo Official Site. 
  19. ^ http://www.wagahaha.jp/ Official web main
  20. ^ http://www.wagahaha.jp/cast.html#bridge Official web cast
  21. ^ "Gold Disc Official Page for The Award". Gold Disc official site. 2010. 
  22. ^ "RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan) Page With List Of Winners". RIAJ. 2010. 
  23. ^ "Oricon.jp Article About Winners of The Award". Oricon Inc. 2010-02-24. 

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