Mano Erina (真野恵里菜) is a Japanese pop singer, idol, and actress managed by Just Production. In 2006, Mano joined Hello! Pro Egg. Since 2008, she was the only soloist within Hello! Project until February 2013 when she graduated from Hello! Project.
- Name: Mano Erina (真野恵里菜)
- Nickname: Manoeri (まのえり)
- Birthday: April 11, 1991
- Birthplace: Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood type: B
- Hobby: Piano
- Specialties: Basketball, Y-balance
- Hello! Project groups:
- Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (Reserve player) (2007–2008)
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 2nd, 2008 and Hello! Pro Egg on March 29th, 2008 to debut as a soloist. On June 29th, 2008 she released her debut indie, Manopiano.
From October 30th, 2008, Mano Erina's indies singles began being sold at TOWER RECORD stores throughout Japan.
Mano was featured in the BS-i dorama special Pocky 4 Sisters ~Dasenai Tegami~ (Pocky 4 Sisters!～出せない手紙～) that aired in December 27th, 2008. She was the protagonist in the BS-i Tokyo Shoujo (東京少女) dorama series during the February 2009 episodes. She's the protagonist in the first TBS internet dorama series, Koisuru Seiza (恋する星座), which is scheduled to have 12 episodes, and in each one of them Mano has the role of a different girl; each episode features one of the 12 actors that interact with Mano (usually romantic interest).
It was announced at the end of January 2009 that Mano would debut under a major label, she released her debut single "Otome no Inori" on March 18th 2009. It reached 5th place on Oricon for its first week.
Starting April 5th 2009, Mano began her weekly radio show named MANO-DELI which currently airs every Sunday.
Mano's songs are usually composed by KAN. Matsuura Aya 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 Takahashi Ai.
Mano along with S/mileage and Morning Musume starred in the CS-Fuji TV-TWO dorama "Half Esper" which was broadcasted from January to March 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" began, 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 internet on January 26 and will be broadcasted on BS-TBS on February 27.
On April 2010, Mano will play the main female role in the action dorama (only viewable through cellphone channel BeeTV) "Death Game Park", starring along Matsuzaka Toori (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger), Inoue Masahiro (Kamen Rider Decade), Sasaki Nozomi and Aibu Saki. There will be 24 episodes, each 5-minutes long.
On April 11, 2010, during a release event for "Haru no Arashi", Mano announced that she had been invited to Anime Expo 2010. It was also confirmed by Anime News Network and in the April 21 episode of AX Live, the convention's weekly webcast, that she will be attending as an industry guest.
On July 21, It was announced that she would graduate from, Hello! Project in February of 2013. On February 23rd, she graduated from Hello! Project.
- [2013.02.06] BEST FRIENDS
- [2008.06.29] Manopiano (マノピアノ) (Indies)
- [2008.10.05] Lucky Aura (ラッキーオーラ) (Indies)
- [2008.12.13] Lalala-Sososo (ラララ-ソソソ) (Indies)
- [2009.03.18] Otome no Inori (乙女の祈り; A Maiden's Prayer)
- [2009.05.20] Hajimete no Keiken (はじめての経験; First Experiences)
- [2009.07.29] Sekai wa Summer Party (世界は サマー・パーティ; The World is a Summer Party)
- [2009.09.30] Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo (この胸のときめきを; The Beating of This Heart)
- [2009.11.25] Love & Peace = Paradise (Love & Peace = パラダイス)
- [2010.02.24] Haru no Arashi (春の嵐; Spring Storm)
- [2010.05.12] Onegai Dakara... (お願いだから...; So Please...)
- [2010.09.15] Genkimono de Ikou! (元気者で行こう!; Let's Go Cheerfully!)
- [2011.01.26] Seishun no Serenade (青春のセレナーデ; Youth's Serenade)
- [2011.06.29] My Days for You
- [2012.02.22] DokiDoki Baby / Tasogare Kousaten (ドキドキベイビー/黄昏交差点; Heart Pounding Baby/Twilight Intersection)
- [2012.06.27] Song for the DATE
- [2012.12.12] NEXT MY SELF
Compilations / Other
- [2009.07.15] Hello! Project - Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ (#2 Ai wa Katsu - °C-ute, Mano Erina, #13 Kanpaku Sengen - Berryz Kobo, Mano Erina)
- [2009.12.02] Hello! Project - Petit Best 10 (#7 Otome no Inori)
- [2010.12.15] Hello! Project - Petit Best 11 (#5 Genkimono de Ikou!)
- [2011.08.06] Bekimasu - Makeruna Wasshoi! (負けるな わっしょい!) (Indie)
- [2011.11.16] Hello! Project Mobekimasu - Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Limited A and Regular) (#2 Moshimo... - Fukumura Mizuki, Tsugunaga Momoko, Nakajima Saki, Mano Erina, Wada Ayaka)
- [2011.12.21] Hello! Project - Petit Best 12 (#12 Seishun no Serenade, #13 My Days for You)
- [2012.12.05] Hello! Project - Petit Best 13 (#7 Dokidoki Baby, #8 Song for the DATE)
- [2013.12.11] Hello! Project - Petit Best 14 (#11 NEXT MY SELF)
- [2013.12.31] Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku Kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 2 (#3 Do Re Mi Fa Doushite?)
- [2009.04.01] Manoguam
- [2009.08.05] Mano Erina Debut Concert "Prologue ~Otome no Inori~"
- [2009.12.22] Mano Erina First Concert Tour "Introduction ~Hajimete no Kandou~"
- [2010.01.27] Manoguide in Yakushima
- [2010.03.03] Mano Erina Single V Clips 1
- [2010.06.16] Special Joint 2010 Haru ~Kansha Mankai! Mano Erina 2 Shuunen Totsunyuu & S/mileage Major Debut e Sakura Sake! Live~ (Mano Erina, S/mileage)
- [2011.06.22] From Days
- [2011.09.21] Mano Erina Concert Tour 2011 ~Hatachi no Otome 801 DAYS~
- [2011.10.26] Presented by Mano Erina ~Bessatsu "MANO MANIA" Shohan~ Platinum Annex
- [2011.11.09] Mano Erina 10th Single Release Event Mano Sonata ~Red Sensation~
- [2011.12.21] Mano Erina Zen Single Music Video Blu-ray File 2011
- [2012.05.31] "Real Etude Minna no Ie" Mano Erina (「リアルエチュード みんなの家」真野恵里菜)
- [2012.06.06] UP TO DATE
- [2012.07.11] Mano Erina Single V Clips 2(真野恵里菜シングルVクリップス 2)
- [2012.09.26] Mano Erina Concert Tour 2012 -Date-
- [2013.05.22] Mano Erina Memorial Concert 2013 "OTOME LEGEND〜For the Best Friends〜"
- [2013.10.23] Behind of Photobook Manochan ~Dear Friends~ (Behind of Photobook まのちゃん ~Dear Friends~)
Other Video Releases
- [2010.08.04] BD.Hello! Project 2010 WINTER Kachofugetsu Shuffle Date
- [2011.04.27] Hello! Project 2011 WINTER - Kangei Shinsen Matsuri - B kkuri Live
- [2011.04.27] Hello! Project 2011 WINTER - Kangei Shinsen Matsuri - A gana Live
- [2011.05.18] BD. Hello! Project 2011 WINTER - Kange Shinsen Matsuri - Kanzen Ban
- [2011.11.16] Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER - Nippon no Mirai wa WOW WOW Live -
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro Kaiki (怪談新耳袋 怪奇) (as Kirishima Ayumi in "Tsukimono", Fujisawa Megumi in "Nozomi")
-  Abed~Hatachi no Koi (Abed～二十歳の恋) (as Atsuko in Episode 4 "Takako")
-  Miyuki's Wind Bell (美雪の風鈴) (short film)
-  Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO MOVIE Taisen MEGAMAX (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー フォーゼ＆オーズMOVIE大戦 MEGAMAX) (as Misaki Nadeshiko, Kamen Rider Nadeshiko)
-  Waga Haha no ki (わが母の記) (as Sadayo)
-  SPEC~Ten (SPEC～天)
-  THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR- (as Izumino Akira) (Film Series)
-  Untitled Patlabor Film
- TV Programs
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
-  Bijou Houdan (美女放談) (2 episodes)
- [2009–2010] Kitty's Paradise peace (キティズパラダイスpeace)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] HELLOPRO! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
-  MISSION 001 ~Minna de Space Invader~ (MISSION 001～みんなでスペースインベーダー～)
- TV Dramas
-  Pocky 4 Sisters! ~Dasenai Tegami~ (ポッキーフォーシスター ズ～出せない手紙～)
-  Tokyo Shoujo (東京少女)
-  Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー)
-  Keizoku 2: SPEC (ケイゾク 2: SPEC) (as Satori) (1 episode)
-  FACE MAKER (as Kuroda Riko) (1 episode)
-  Suugaku♥Joushi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  Darling wa 70 Sai Okusama 18 Sai (ダーリンは７０歳 奥様は１８歳)
-  Minna! Esper Dayo! (みんな!エスパーだよ!)
-  Ikiro ~Senjou ni Nokoshita Dengon~ (生きろ～戦場に残した伝言～)
-  SHARK
-  Kimi no Iru Machi (君のいる町) (as Koba Haruna)
- Net Dramas
-  Koisuru Seiza (恋する星座)
-  Manospy (マノスパイ)
-  Death Game Park (デス・ゲーム・パーク)
-  Heather LOVE Short Movies
- Net Programs
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2009–2011] MANO-DELI
-  Koisuru Hello Kitty (恋するハローキティ)
-  Ookami-tachi no Gogo Hungry Like a Wolf (狼たちの午後 Hungry Like a Wolf)
-  Photogenic (フォトジェニック)
-  Tsubaki, Toki Tobi (つばき、時跳び) (as Nokeboshi Hisashi)
-  Ikemen desu ne (美男ですね) (as Nana)
-  Real Etude Minna no Ie (リアルエチュード みんなの家)
-  Reading Drama "Moshimo Kimi ga"-Last Christmas (リーディングドラマ「もしもキミが。」-Last Christmas)
-  Guitar wo Mochinagara (ギターを待ちながら)
-  LOVE LETTERS 2012 Spring Special
-  Usani (ウサニ)
-  Theater in The Round (青山円形劇場)
-  Itamu Hito (悼む人)
- [2009.02.10] Mano Erina (真野恵里菜)
- [2010.01.20] Tengoku no Door (天国のドア)
- [2011.06.10] MANO DAYS ~Hatachi no Hatsuko~ (MANO DAYS ～二十歳の初恋～)
- [2012.05.23] MANO DATE
- [2013.02.23] Mano na no (まのなの)
- [2010.03.24] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! with Sugaya Risako, Suzuki Airi, Tsugunaga Momoko and Yajima Maimi
- [2010.05.xx] LIVE TOUR PHOTO DOCUMENT "Hello! Project 2010 WINTER Kachofugetsu - Mobekimasu! & Shuffle Date"
- [2011.04.xx] 2011 Hello! Project Shogatsu Live Book "Hello! Project 2011 WINTER - Kangei Shinsen Matsuri -"
- [2008.12.xx] Yan Yan Vol.4 (Feature)
- [2009.02.xx] Yan Yan Vol.5 (Feature)
- [2009.09.xx] Yan Yan Vol.8 (Feature)
- [2009.11.xx] Yan Yan Vol.9 (Feature)
- [2010.03.xx] Yan Yan Vol.11 (Feature)
- [2010.05.xx] Yan Yan Vol.13 (Feature)
- [2010.07.xx] B.L.T. (Feature)
- [2010.10.xx] Yan Yan Vol.16 (Feature)
- [2010.11.xx] Yan Yan Vol.17 (Feature)
- [2011.04.xx] Hello! Channel Vol.4 (Feature)
- [2011.07.xx] Hello! Channel Vol.5 (Feature & Poster)
- [2011.09.xx] UTB+ Vol.4 (Feature)
- [2011.09.xx] Hello! Channel Vol.6 (Feature)
- [2009.10.**] Calendar 2010
- [2010.10.**] Calendar 2011
- [2011.10.08] Calendar 2012
- [2010.02.24] The 24th Japan Gold Disc Awards 2010 "Best 5 New Artist Award"
- Her first live appearance was on 2 January 2007, as a backup dancer for Hello! Project 2007 Winter ~Wonderful Hearts Otome Gokoro~.
- Her Gatas uniform number was #27 (December 2007–July 2008).
- Is allergic to cats.
- Is a huge Magic Knights Rayearth fan.
- Is a fan of the Dragon Quest and Pokemon games (for DS).
- Prior to joining H!P, she admired Matsuura Aya.
- She's played the piano since she was 6 years old.
- Her admired pianist is Richard Clayderman
- Is good friends with Komine Momoka and Tsugunaga Momoko.
- Once recieved an illustration of herself by the mangaka Seo Kouji, who draws the manga "Kimi no Iru Machi" of which she is a big fan.