Erina Mano

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Erina Mano
Native name 真野恵里菜
Also known as Mano-chan
Born (1991-04-11) April 11, 1991 (age 24)
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 official website

Erina Mano (真野恵里菜 Mano Erina?, born April 11, 1991), 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.



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 has 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.


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. 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."


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.


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.


On April 18, it was announced that Mano Erina, Yajima Maimi, Suzuki Airi, and Okai Chisato will star in a new stage play, Theatre In The Round. On November 30, it was announced that Mano would be joining the M-Line fanclub in March 2013.


On February 19, it was announced Mano would be starring in TV Tokyo's drama Minna! Esper dayo!. On February 23, Mano released the photobook "Mano na no" and graduated from Hello! Project. On July 25, it was announced she'd be starring in the drama "Nijushi no Hitomi", which is her first prime time drama. On August 18, Mano appeared on the cover of the magazine Nini-Funi. On December 6, Mano's manager announced that she would appear in a new drama, SHARK in January 2014. starring Johnnies Jr.


On January 31, it was announced Mano will have a concert, "Again ~ Live House de Moetsukiyou!~” (June 2014), her first concert since her graduation from Hello! Project.

Activities outside Japan[edit]

On July 1, 2010, she gave her first appearance outside Japan, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, for her movie debut, Kai-Ki: Tales of Horror. Mano sang two songs before the screening and held a Q&A and autograph session for her fans. In July 2011, she made her second appearance outside Japan in South Korea.



# Title Release date
Peak ranks
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
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


# 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


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)
(ONLY episode#7 as Satori)[16][17]
October, 2010 December, 2010 TBS
SPEC Special Episode~SHOH(#10) April 1, 2012 TBS
All 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



Japan Gold Disc Awards[edit]

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


  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. ^ Official web main
  20. ^ 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. ^ " Article About Winners of The Award". Oricon Inc. 2010-02-24. 

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