Erina Mano (真野恵里菜, born April 11th, 1991 in Kanagawa, Japan) 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 (音楽ガッタス) 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. In 2008 she released three indies singles: Mano Piano, Lucky Aura, and LaLaLa-SoSoSo, and proceeded to debut in 2009. Her first major single “Otome No Inori” was released on March 18th, 2009 and her second major single “Hajimete No Keiken” was released on May 20th, 2009. She also released her first self-titled photobook on Feburary 10th, 2009, and her first image DVD, Mano Guam, on April 1st, 2009.
In addition to singing, Erina Mano has also appeared on a variety of TV shows. She was an announcer on the Hello! Project variety show Berikyuu!, as well as had her own "Mano Point" corner on Yorosen!, another Hello! Project show. She has also played major roles in TV dramas such as Pocky 4 Sisters, Tokyo Shoujo, and Koisuru Seiza. Erina also hosted her own radio show on FM Fuji entitled MANO-DELI.
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