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Mano Erina promoting "Dokidoki Baby / Tasogare Kousaten" (2012)

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.




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.

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

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 February 24, 2010, Mano was one of the winners in the "Best 5 New Artist Award" category in the 24th Japan Gold Disc Awards. The other winners were JASMINE, supercell, Big Bang and Hilcrhyme.

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.



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Mano Erina Tengoku no Door MANO DAYS ~Hatachi no Hatsuko~ Mano Date Mano na no

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Hello! Project BEST SHOT!!






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