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A Photo of Erina Mano from her first photo book in 2009
Introduction to Erina Mano: her photo book Escalation
Singer and actress Erina Mano, now 29, has revealed some very interesting details about her personal life. It was during an interview with reporters on September 19, 2015 that she said that she lost 5 KG or 11 pounds in a period of 1.5 years. Mano showed confidence in her body saying that she is finally satisfied. When you are satisfied with how you look on the outside, your self-esteem will be very high. Mano said that she was at her heaviest weight during the filming of “The Next Generation Patlabor Shuto Kessen” over 1.5 years ago. She started a diet where she would not eat any carbohydrates. Mano revealed that she would only eat salad at night. She started to lose weight after the New Year. Mano smiled and said that every time she made a photo book she would have to lose weight. Well, that goal is finally a reality for Mano as she is now satisfied. Mano is still busy making movies though. She plays the role of a heroine in the movie Minna! Esper da yo! It was being shown in theaters all over Japan. She played in the TBS drama called Kekkoshiki no Zenjitsu ni starting in October 2015.
Mano also said that she attended her older brother’s wedding, adding that her parents were very happy. Mano herself wants to get married someday. She said that she wants to be with someone who will accept her pace. She does not care about age.
Erina Mano in October 2009
Where were the photos for Escalation taken?
Escalation was shot in Hawaii and this was the second time that Mano was there. This was a big accomplishment for her because she could not do this over a year ago. Mano was seen in some gorgeous bikini shots for her 7th photo book! Escalation marks a significant moment for Mano in her career. The fact that Mano showed her fit body while dressed in a bikini shows her confidence.
Why is Erina Mano important to the Japanese music industry?
Mano used to be associated with Hello! Project, the “umbrella name” for the various female artists that are signed to it. Hello! Project has seen the creation of perhaps its most famous female group Morning Musume (1997-2013) as well as C-ute, Berryz Kobo, and Country Musume (now known as Country Girls). Mano celebrated her 24th birthday in 2015 just like Minami Takahashi of AKB48. Congratulations to the very cute Erina Mano for holding the handshake event to promote the release of Escalation! With that said, who is Erina Mano?
Various photos of Erina Mano from the Wanibooks Photo Collections
Erina Mano Profile
- She was born on April 11, 1991.
- Mano’s place of birth is in Kanagawa, Japan.
- In her spare time, Mano enjoys playing the piano.
- She is skilled at the sport of basketball.
Erina Mano's Career in Brief
Mano’s career goes as far back as 2006 when she was on the Hello! Project based futsal team called Gatas Brilhantes H.P. It was in June 2008 that she released her first indie single called Manopiano. In March 2009, she released the single called Otome no Inori. This single was successful immediately, reaching #5 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart! Mano received some very encouraging words by way of video by solo singer Aya Matsuura. Matsuura told her that she needs to be the best singer for the whole Hello! Project. Matsuura said that in order for her to do this, she needs to sing better than Ai Takahashi. Matsuura must have noticed something very special about Mano because those are some fine compliments! Mano’s efforts paid off as she would go to Los Angeles in July 2010. Mano would star in a horror film called Kai-Ki: Tales of Terror in Tokyo. The movie premiered at Club Nokia. Following this event, Mano held a concert, a question and answer session followed by signing autographs for fans.
In the spring of 2012, Mano would star in a stage play called Theatre in the Round. Her co-stars would be Maimi Yajima, Airi Suzuki, and Chisato Okai. In February 2013, Mano officially graduated from Hello! Project. In June of that year, she became the main fashion model for the magazine called Vanquish Venus.
However, as of 2017, Mano is still involved in modeling. She announced that she would also do modeling for the fashion magazine called JJ for its issue of May 2017 and even after that as well.
Erina Mano plays the piano
The Beautiful Erina Mano
"Escalation" Photo Book Images
Erina Mano's Personal Life
And of course, when you are a celebrity, there will always be questions about a topic that celebrities address all the time: and that is who are they dating? It was according to the source Sponichi Annex that reported that she has been dating a soccer midfielder since 2016. They met through a mutual acquaintance. They then had to do an LDR also known as a long distance relationship when soccer player Shibasaki Gaku moved to Spain to play with the team CD Tenerife. When Mano was asked about the relationship, she declined to comment on the relationship. Her agency also said that this is a private matter that they leave to their clients.
Here we go with some exciting news! Erina Mano is now married!
It is with great pleasure that I write that as of July 12, 2019, Erina Mano announced via Instagram that she and her husband Shibasaki Gaku have held their wedding ceremony after getting married almost a year ago on July 16, 2018. Mano said that she and her husband will support each other as they cherish the days that they will have going forward and their goal is to have those days be in peace. Congratulations Erina Mano!
Erina Mano from the Dear Friends Photo Session
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