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It was fun ♪

I came back from having a
talk show at Ario Yao!!


It was my first
shopping center event in a long time.


Back in my indies days
it was a place where I did some singing
so like, it felt nostalgic and
since so many people came today
I felt lots of happiness.


I wanted to talk even more (´・ω・`)


Lately, it is just training training training!!!
every single day. Being able to flip the switch
isn’t something I’m good at personally so
I’m always thinking about the play, thinking about it
and don’t really have room left over to think about other things.
But on the contrary, today’s talkshow
was like a breath of fresh air ^ ^


Thank you very much
to everyone who came!!!





Starting tomorrow we’re rehearsing the final scene!!!


I’ll try hard to…
not to try too hard!! lol


But seriously, for the rehearsal this time
everyone is working so hard
like you’d see smoke coming out of their ears.


We’re fighting with all our bodies and souls
to make a good show and
send this to everyone who comes.


for me personally
it is to rethink
this thing called “theater.”


Starting tomorrow, I’ll be working hard at training!!!
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Has it been 6 years?!

Today I arrived at
Ario Yao.


We have a talk show for Patlabor
from 2pm !!


Thank you very much ^ ^


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Thank you for today

Today makes 6 years since
my major debut
on 3/18/2006.


I am very grateful that
I have the opportunities to sing like this even now
and that everyone comes to hear me
even though I have graduated from
Hello Project.

I’ll be 24 years old pretty soon and
I really feel how fast time goes by, truly.


The me from 6 years earlier
could never at all predict
the path that the me of today is walking down.


I don’t know if the me of today could walk the path
that I had wanted 6 years ago but
the me right now feels very fulfilled by
the path I am walking down ^ ^


I hit so many walls
and couldn’t move forward whatsoever
and thought that my path was just closed to me. But,
I found my own way of thinking
and properly overcame it, I think.


When I worry, struggle,
and feel like I’m having fun
in the daily practice for my stage play these days
I really feel incredibly fulfilled.


I don’t want to lose the possibilities
and don’t think things are 0
so I will keep on pushing forward
so my dream can take shape, little by little.


Thank you so much
to everyone who has always supported me!!


Please continue to be kind do
Mano Erina ♪




And thanks to everyone
for watching Ame-Sta っ∩^ω^∩
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Time flies

I’ve been doing stage rehearsals for
Better Half for the last few days on end.


When we began training
we still had over 1 month left.
Or so I had thought, but,
once I realized it, it had already been
more than 2 weeks since we began training.
Every day has been full with
the play, the play,but
each single day goes so fast (ー ー;)


since my head is on full operation
and my emotions are drawn way up out of me
and my energy released
I’m totally spent when I go home.


While I’m waiting for the bath to heat up
I’ll fall asleep for over 2 hours or so and
things like
Even after sleeping, I don’t feel like I’ve slept
and even if I could sleep for 7 hours, it feels like morning came in just a moment. lol


It is tough but
after all, it is fun ^ ^


I’m off to practice today too!!!




My first no makeup post-wake up face
in a long time ( ◞・౪・)◞


And yesterday
I had a rush interview for the
Patlabor movie version!




In a rare move,
my bangs are parted in the center (°_°)


Patlabor Shutto Kessen is
opening on 5/15!!
Please look forward to it ∩^ω^∩
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My first bus tour since graduating

I had a fan club bus tour on
2/28 and 3/1 ^ ^


The destination was
Shizuoka and Kakegawa.
It has been, hm, maybe 2 and a half years since my last bus tour?!


Because it had been so long
I was really looking forward to this
even though I felt nervous and wondered like
will everyone come?…
But since I really love bus tours
I was also allowed to think of the
tour title and event contents too this time!


The first was a 2-shot photoshoot



I wrote it with spray paint* ^ ^


And, the live!!


I went and bought the outfit by myself (lol)



I’m wearing my Mano Cap
and tried out braids
that are tied with
a cut up tour bandana ♪



I was allowed to sing a
cover of
Berryz Kobo’s
“Aisuru hito no namae o kioku ni” 6913[1]


The 2nd show was
was kind of like an athletic meet…lol
It has been WAY too long since I did a ball toss and stuff
so it was incredibly fun
and all of my Mano Friends unexpectedly
played it seriously, which made me happy! lol


And, like wow,
Kakegawa’s mascot
Mr. Cha-no-miya Kinjiro
even came!!



Cha-no-miya also
played the ball toss together with me and stuff
and helped me hand out green tea to everyone
and cooperated in all kinds of things like getting the fans together!!
thanks ∩^ω^∩


To think that a mascot character
would come out to this bus tour, well,
I hadn’t thought that this would really happen so
I’m so so thankful to my FC staff!!!


we also picked strawberries 533[1] Eripon



They were realllllllllly sweet and
I was incredibly happy *\(^o^)/*


And unbelievably,
the Little Red Riding Hood Fun Farm
where we picked strawberries at this time
gave me many strawberries as a souvenir so
I brought some back as gifts
to the Better Half training hall (^O^)


And finally,
the fan group!!!


And by some planning that happened beforehand
my sailor uniform came (lol)


Its getting a little tough isn’t it (lol)


And pigtails on top of that (lol)


At the fan meet up
at the very very end
everyone gave me a surprise…



A message from each and every one of you.


And, a song present.


I was so happy that
I just couldn’t stop crying (/ _ ; )


But really
I’m just simply so grateful
to have all of you, who still support me without fail,
even though it has been 2 years since I graduated from Hello Project.


And this time, unexpectedly
there were people who came on the tour for their first time.
I was really so happy.


When I see everyone’s smiles
I really become happy and
think, yup, this place is really so special.


And so, I want to do this again and
if there is a chance like this
even if a little, even if long or short, I want to
make everyone near me happy!


Thank you so much to
everyone that came on the bus tour 672[1] Ogata    4459146-Sayu

What should we do next time~?? 1604 Zukki Sayu
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Berryz Koubou Ikubee!*

Yesterday、March 3rd,
I headed for Nippon Budoukan。


I went to see Berryz Koubou-san’s
last LIVE。


I had seen Berryz-san singing
at every Hello!Con
but since it had been a while since I’d seen one of their solo LIVEs
before it started, I totally didn’t feel as though
today is their final LIVE”。


From before the LIVE started
everyone in the venue was chanting
and I got goosebumps from feeling that sense of unity。


When it started、and the members came out onto the stage、
and I could see Momochi
I felt like crying somehow。Lol


All seven of them
were truly shining;
they were cute and cool,
and…in any case, they were all
shining, in their individual colors。


Since their formation, I watched them on TV,
watched their PVs and mimicked the dances,
bought their albums and listened to them countless times…
The truth is、that’s how much I loved Berryz Koubou。


That’s why yesterday、
I was really happy to be able to hear some nostalgic songs as well
and during songs like “Maji Bomber!” and “Rival”
my body ended up moving of its own accord。


It really was a fun LIVE!!


Also、the thing I thought most of all was、


“How cool Momochi is…。”


Without shedding tears
she sang and danced with a bright smile
and her MC was interesting too.
She was often looking at the members,
and I thought, from the bottom of my heart,
“Momo-chan really is amazing”。


When Berryz Koubou’s indefinite suspension of activities
was announced at the summer Hello!Con
about 30 minutes before the LIVE started、
Momo-chan called and told me she had really wanted to tell me in person
but she couldn’t because the timing never matched up.
She said “It ended up being over the phone, but I’ll tell you now”。


At that time、
feeling lonely and thinking, “Are you really telling me this?”
I cried, happy that she had called me,
even though she was busy preparing for her performance。


I cried a lot during yesterday’s LIVE
but after it ended and I came home
a feeling of loneliness gradually welled up inside me。


For me, Berryz Koubou
is the reason I love Hello!Project,
and I also admired them。


Thank you for continuing to sing
for these 11 years。


Captain said this、but
Berryz Koubou is eternal!!


*TN: “Berryz Koubou Ikube!” is a catchphrase Berryz often says. It basically means “Let’s go, Berryz Koubou!”
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Changing it up

It’ll be spring pretty soon and
since I’m in training for a play
I decided to change things up a little.


I changed my hair color
for the first time in a while ^ ^




The top is the same color as before
but I tried a gradation on the bottom to make it brighter.


I had it bleached
to put in the color but
the colorist at the salon
that always does my hair
said to me
“You’re hair is really strong huh~!”


And when she said that to me
it made me want to try all kinds of colors 17701[1]


I think I’ll
enjoy this hair color for now!


Thank you so much
for the many comments
on yesterday’s blog *\(^o^)/*
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Long time no see

Training for “Better Half” has begun and
the script is incredibly dense
and the content is also quite varied so
I’m struggling all day.


The entire cast is 4 people.


It is a snug little company but
each of us 4 has our own energy
and when they collide
I think it results in an enormous power.


This seems like it will be
a company with a different feeling of security and reassurance
from what I’ve experienced up until now.


I’ll be doing my best with this company
for the next 2 or so months.



And, on 2/23
it will be 2 years since
I graduated from Hello! Project.


For certain,
it isn’t like I’m totally satisfied with my current place but
my life is full.


I was able to encounter all kinds of works
and meet directors, staff,
and all of my many co-stars.
I could painfully realize the skills that I lacked
and have new parts of me drawn out.
Each and every day, I’ll feel happy or upset
feel joy or cry uncontrollably
remember an irritation that can’t go anywhere
and be unable to pin something down that I could before ~
I’ve become able to draw out all the different emotions in my heart.


This world
seems narrow but also so wide.


When I’m chosen
among so many others
I often end up thinking,
I wonder why it was me.


Even if I think about it, I can’t find an answer.


And because of that,
I can work hard, I want to work hard
and think
let’s try it! I’ll do it!!*


When some 10 or so years have passed
and when I look back on the path that I’ve walked
I want to be able to take in and appreciate
my mistakes and regrets, everything.


I want to work hard, further yet.


This is a year of battles.*


What a phrase to come across but
to me, I’m always fighting in earnest.


If I could just become more skilled hmm.


But since it is okay to go steadily and solidly, step by step,
little by little, I will continue going forward.


For the present at least
I’ll be doing my best training for the play and
this Saturday’s bus tour
I’ll enjoy it to the fullest!!!


I’ve been put on the cover of
the magazine “Milsumu” which is on sale today ^ ^


I’m in the center page too!





So I did a shoot
kind of like that!


Please check it out!!


And, please make sure to come see
the play that begins in April
Better Half *\(^o^)/*

Translator’s note: a more thoughtful than average blog post, so I hope I caught the nuances right.
*勝負 = literally, wins and losses but generally means challenges, battles, games (ie. sports).
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Notice From the Staff

Thank you for your continued, warm support of Mano Erina。
We have two notifications of acting works to share。

①Appearance in the short movie「Nagain」*

7th Okinawa Film Festival Local Films『Nagain』(Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture)
Director: Kikuchi Seiji
Actors: Abe Kouji and more


②Appearance in the NHK FM Radio Drama「Yashaga Ike de Mitsuketa Inochi」

Broadcast Date:
2015 3/23 (Mon)~3/27 (Fri)
10:45 PM~11 PM(1-5 times)

*TN: It is “泣がぃん”. I will correct later if  it is the wrong pronunciation.
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Notice From the Staff

Thank you for your continued, warm support of Mano Erina。
Mano Erina will appear in the 2/27 broadcast of NHKBS Premium「Kumokiri Nizaemon」
playing the part of the character Ohisa。
You can watch a preview via the URL below。
Look forward to it!…/kumokiri2/html_kumokiri2_story04.html
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