Mano Erina

On a whim.

I’m on a small business trip for a photoshoot.


I’ve been incredibly worried about
how I’ll spend my time by myself
in a place that I’m unfamiliar with.
Well for now
I’ll bring my computer
and bring lots of DVDs
and later, I’m set on watching Toradora. lol
After I played my 3DS
Animal Crossing for the first time in a while
I got the feeling that I’ll probably play it everyday this month (lol)
And, today
I didn’t have any filming so
I had lunch and then took a walk
around the hotel where I’m staying.
I found a hamburger shop so
I went inside ^ ^
It was bustling with locals,
there were people who came just to buy their dressing,
they had Koshihikari type rice,
and their hamburgers were so juicy
so it was really delicious ∩^ω^∩




And on the way home
I found a shop that seemed like a grocery so
I purchased some strawberries *\(^o^)/*
I’ll be staying in a hotel
for a while so
I want some natural vitamins, even if its just a little bit (´・ω・`)
Well then, tomorrow is going to be really cold.
It seems it’ll be super cold.
With my Heat Tech* and kairo
helping me out, I’ll do my best at the photoshoot!!
Photo after an afternoon nap. lol




Maybe I’ll have salad for dinner hm~(´・Д・)」

*Heat Tech is a heat insulating brand from Uniqlo
*Kairo are single-use heat packets
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Oh youth

Patlabor Chapter 6
is now open to the public.
Did you watch it??^ ^
It is screening
at over 50 theaters so
please make sure to check it out!
In this part
the character I play, Izumino Akira
is featured more than usual ♪
There is a scene with
the boso red labor that will
make your heart jump?!
And the final labor fight scene is so cool
In the Long Goodbye
you learn about Aki’s high school days、、、
And as I was acting, I thought
ah so this kid had that sort of a past.
And holding hands while wearing school uniforms…
kya (*´艸`*)
I saw that just a bit earlier at the movie theater (lol)
It’ll make you feel the spring of youth! lol
The filming for chapter 11
didn’t actually feel like Patlabor but
like we shot a different work (lol)


Since we filmed near the ocean
it was crazy cold
so the wardrobe staff wrapped me around and around
in a bench coat and blanket!lol


During filming

I didn’t take a selfie in uniform so

this is when we had the stage greeting the other day 、

though my hair grew out and the impression is totally different (lol)




Patlabor Chapter 6
is limited to just 2 weeks so
please watch it!!!
Oh yeah
I remember another time I held hands!
With this guy
at Disneyland the other day!!


Gideon from





He held my hand
and pulled me along. lol
This picture
is something a friend took for me! lol






Even though it was just for a moment

I had a hand-holding date with Gideon

at Disneyland 533[1] lol



He was so cute *\(^o^)/*



For the Christmas version of


I got the 6th row via lottery.

It is my first time

seeing a show from such good seats \(^o^)/



Christmas Disney Sea

I want to go at least once!!! lol
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Michishige Sayumi-san

On the 26th
I went to the Yokohama Arena
to see Morning Musume。-san’s LIVE。


It was the day of
Michishige Sayumi-san’s graduation。


When I heard about her graduation announcement、
I wasn’t informed beforehand, so
I found out on Twitter
and I really was surprised;
Inside the moving train
I was terribly bewildered, and felt like I might cry。


I thought、
“At last, even Michishige-san will no longer be here、、、>_< ”


Ever since I was in elementary school
I really liked Morning Musume。
and would record them on TV
and watch them over and over again。
The 6th generation member audition program
was also one of those that I recorded。


Within myself,
the Morning Musume。I liked the most
was the one around the time
the 6th gen members joined。


That’s why、
Michishige-san’s graduation truly was sad。


The day before yesterday、
Michishige san was really, truly
cuter than usual,
yet she was also cool and had strength
and she was sparkling
and I thought, “that’s exactly what an「idol」is”。


While watching the LIVE, I thought that
the word that best applies to
my mental image of an「idol」
is Michishige-san。


It was also my first time
crying this much at a graduation LIVE, and
when it was over、I felt incredibly lonely。


Until now、
I haven’t really emailed Michishige-san much、
but I gathered my courage and tried sending her one。


it ended up being extremely long >_<


Even so、
I’m glad that I was able to convey
my many thoughts to the person herself!!


there is no need to write anything here。Lol


Truly, thank you for your hard work
for these twelve years!!







I’m also really looking forward to
the rebirth of Morning Musume。 that will follow^ ^
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I want to cherish it.

Three of us good friends
all went to
Disneyland ^ ^
We totally played all day
from the morning until the park was near closing! lol
Everyone brought their baby…








I took tons of pictures (lol)
My child is the one on the far right!








Even later on
I took these INTENSE photos of my friends mid-photoshoot  (lol)




On the way,
we chatted for about an hour
while drinking kahula mocha cocktails (lol)
Whether about theater or
random things about each other, we can
talk about anything.
To have people that you can rely on (and they rely on you)
and play like this
and have belly splitting conversations
and can contact right away if anything happens
even though you met them after becoming an adult

that is something truly precious.
And so, I want to cherish it, you know 1496 Zukki
Up until now, I haven’t really
spent time like this or
hung out with friends like this so
it was incredibly refreshing!!
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A strange sensation

I went to go see
“Koisuru Hello Kitty”!

I also butted in
on the after talk show ^ ^

So like it was kind of
a strange sensation!

The play that we did 5 years ago
has been newly remade
as a musical
and to go see that, well
all these emotions were spinning around
like anticipation, nervousness, and excitement! lol

Being newly remade,
there were really so many songs
and characters’ emotions that weren’t sketched out in the original
were added in.
If there was a part that really drew me in
it was having the exact same line from the first play
and having flashbacks from rehearsal and the show.

It was my first time
watching a play and
getting a taste of those feelings.

It made me happy ^ ^

And watching everyone’s
hardworking figures like this
I thought, Wow everyone is amazing!
and I felt so grateful they put up
this new Koisuru Hello Kitty☆

Everyone please do your best
and take care of your throats until the final curtain ∩^ω^∩






I was so happy to meet
Sakata Rikako for the first time in a while ^ ^

After the play ended
I enjoyed some Beaujolais Nouveau
with the director of the first play Muto,
the producer Tamon,
and the director of this play Nishimori *\(^o^)/*






How incredibly strange
to think that a day like this would come
when we’d all drink wine together (lol)

Talking about our memories from that time
I got super duper excited!!

Maybe today I will
rewatch KoiHello for the first time in a while!
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A quick break

Before work,
taking a quick breath of relief.





For some reason or another, I made it black and white lol
I’m filling out my schedule book
with plans for the rest of the year.
I’m reading a book.
I knew that
I liked this kind of relaxed time.
When my mind spins around
from over thinking all kinds of things,
I’ll spend the time being by taking a wandering walk by myself or
doing whatever I like at a cafe.
Even when the weather is this nice
well you know. lol
I’m hungry but
I don’t know what I feel like eating
so for now I’m having salad and coffee.
It’ll get even colder from here on so
you’ve got to make your body stronger, right >_<
Mm well then,
it is time to head to work!!
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An important thing to me, no matter how much time goes by

Just a while ago
I met everyone in Juice=Juice.

The work
that was my very first time on stage in my first starring role called “Koisuru Hello Kitty”
has been revived.

To be honest, when I first heard the news about its revival
I was bewildered. To an incredible degree.

Together with the girls of S/mileage at the time
and our other costars
we built that piece by working so hard with all our efforts.
It was like, what the heck
how can they do it with a new cast.

Koisuru Hello Kitty is
truly special.

I can’t put it well in words but
it is an important work that will nevvveer fade.

So much that, even now I’ll occasionally rewatch it on DVD.

And so
even though my feelings are complicated about this,
having it revived means
that our Koi-Hello
was received well so
I also am looking forward to
how Juice=Juice’s Koi-Hello
will be brought to life this time.

I think that probably
everyone is feeling pressure too.

Even though the form is a bit different、
acting in a work based on an original piece elsewhere is
involves incredible pressure.
I had a taste of that last year so
perhaps everyone is feeling the same.

I don’t want anyone to worry about our Koi Hello
and I’d like a new Koisuru Hello Kitty
to be carefully put up with Juice=Juice’s own color ^ ^

I’m looking forward to the 20th ♪






No matter how much time passes
this Hello Kitty doll is precious to me.
It is chock full of so many memories ☆




Everyone in Juice=Juice!!
Fight on ∩^ω^∩
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Sphere’s live show!!

Today I went to
Sphere’s live show ^ ^

I went to see Ayahi Takagaki
who starred in Kibako no Kai with me *\(^o^)/*

It is pretty rare
to go see a live show like this
outside of Hello Project so
so I was so excited from the moment it began ♪

And of course,
my pen light was Ayahi’s pink!!





Like wow,
it was just so fun!!

Ayahi of course
and everyone was cute
but their voices were powerful and beautiful
and their dancing was so cute.
They seemed like they were really having fun, doing their show with all their efforts,
that even I had fun just watching 533[1]

There were lots of parts where I learned from them
and felt stimulated so
when I finished watching
I felt very happy!

I want to do a show like that.

I’m really so glad I could see them.

So grateful to Ayahi (^ω^)

As I thought
when I see a girl, sparkling on stage,
I REALLY admire and like her!

What I felt today
was kinda like my elementary school self
going to see a Hello! Project concert
and being all wrapped up in that excited longing!!

It was a strange feeling.

I want to go to another Sphere concert ♪
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That was fast.

I just realized
that it has been over a week since I last updated.
And there is only about a month and a half left of this year too hm.
It goes so fast doesn’t it (._.)
I’m being very sensitive about my physical upkeep.
Every day I wear a mask.
Once I get home, I wash my hands and
then sanitize them with Te Pika Gel.*
I avoid cold things
so my body doesn’t feel chilled
and exercise at least once a week
and, I drink hot water morning and night!!
As for my flu shot
I already got one ^ ^
Once it becomes cold
everyone, please be careful
not to get sick and stuff, okay >_<
More and more, Christmas songs
reach my ear as I walk down the street.
Even though it was JUST Halloween.
And that being said
it already starting to feel like Christmas





Disney Sea \(^o^)/
was beautiful ^ ^
Duffy and Shellie May’s
Christmas costumes were so cute
that I stood in the shop foreevvvvveeerrr
should I buy them or should I hold back.
The conclusion、、、
I held back (lol)
If I still want them after 1 week
I’ll buy them the next time I go! Lol
And with this and that? well,
with this timing, I’m starting to wonder
what to do about my hair.





Maybe I’ll cut it a little.
Maybe I’ll curl it.
What should I do about the color.
Maybe lighten it
or put in highlights
or put in inner colors?
Or leave it as it is…
I can’t find a color where I feel
“I want this!” so
for now maybe I’ll just maintain the current color (._.)
Right now、I have this enormous desire
to go to karaoke.
Everyone, have you ever
gone to karaoke by yourself??(´・ω・`)
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