Monday, July 23, 2012
I will be graduating from Hello Project at my February solo concert.
After I graduate, I hope to keep moving forward on
my own two feet to grasp my dreams, one by one.
I want to aim even higher in both singing and acting and
being mindful of “communication,”
I want to carefully cultivate my power to express myself.
I still have about 7 more months
so, I’ll be doing my best as a Hello member!!
I hope I can graduate with a smile on my face, you know.
Thank you so much for all these comments!
Actually, I haven’t read them yet…
I thought I’d read them last night
but I couldn’t let my eyes get all puffy (haha)
so I’ll take my time to read them after this!
Okay, okay then!
Now that the Osaka concerts are over next up in 2 weeks is Nagoya!!
This time, I seriously, SERIOUSLY sweated a ton!! er, but, it was fun (。・∀・。)ノ
Everyone who came to the concert!
Thank you very much♪
To the people who haven’t seen us yet please look forward to it～(。-∀-)♪
The photo is right after the concert
Since my hair is short,
when I sweat too much it flies all over when I turn (haha)
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Comment from Mano Erina
Thank you for always supporting me.
I, Mano Erina, with the 2013 New Year’s Hello!Project Concert and
the February 23rd planned solo concert in Nakano Sun Plaza,
am graduating from Hello!Project.
Since the beginning of this year, Tsunku and the staff and I have continuously talked about my work from here on.
From here on, I want to do my best in order to pursue my own potential and to broaden my abilities in singing and acting beyond what I have now.
It’s been about 4 years since I started my solo work, compared with the history of Hello!Project that’s really very little but, I’ve gained all kinds of experience.
I’ve gotten to join Hello!Project, which was my dream, I got to have a solo debut, and there has been happiness, fun, and sometimes even frustration.
In order to head toward my dreams and goals, I want to take it into my own hands, and be determined to challenge myself more than I have before.
And I’d be happy if you continue to watch over me, Mano Erina, the same as always.
From this point forward please continue to support me.
July 21, 2012
534 ： ◆S6knF/6nIQ ：2012/07/21(土) 15:09:24.48 OMano Erina will graduate from Hello!Project at 23rd February 2013 which its means until around 7 months again to her graduate concert.
535 ： ◆Yo8CFZT3kfPZ ：2012/07/21(土) 15:09:27.42 0
You know, its really makes me bit dizzy, cold, and goosebump while i read the news. So, until the 7 months later (i hope until our last breath) we must standing as MANO FRIENDS not, MANO DATES!
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But Erina Mano appeared to be her usual self waiting for her turn in the bus off the camera. We visited her in the evening of the second day of the shooting when the shooting was almost finished. She welcomed us with her famous smile. She must have been exhausted from shooting all day from the early morning but didn’t show that at all.
Press (P) : Please tell us about the new single “Song for the DATE”.
Mano (M) : At first the song sounded like a “Youth song” because the words like “schoolyard” and “desk” reminded me of school. But as I sang the song again and again, I realized it had a different message.Suddenly the scene from the tour final in Osaka last year came to me. I was singing “My Days for You”. I couldn’t sing overwhelmed by emotions in the end. Then fans sang for me. That scene clearly came up in my mind. The line “You hummed that song out of the blue/Voice from someone hummed together to the same melody/The melody united your hearts” seemed to perfectly describe how I felt then. I thought, “This is a youth song but in the chorus it can be singing about ties between fans and me.”
P: The shooting for the music video must have been hard.
M: The schedule has been really tight in these 2 days. On the first day we shot from 6 in the morning until half past 8 in the evening in Shinjuku. I had to start making up my face from 3 in the morning on the following day. I woke up at 2a.m. I wasn’t sure it was day or night. But I’m really happy it didn’t rain in these 2 days! That was all I wished for. Director Iiduka and I couldn’t make only these 2 days for each other. It was kind of a bet.
P: What was the concept of the video?
M: He didn’t explain that clearly but I imagine he tried to portray past Mano in white and present Mano in black, who don’t know how to live and which way to choose.When she needed a clue from the past, white Mano came to see her from the past. White Mano was smiling but showed serious face at some point as though moving away from her. She seemed to want to say “Move just forward!”I thought she wanted to say “Past experiences are of course important, but don’t let them make you hesitate to follow your instinct when choosing your ways.” Her serious face seemed to be trying to stay apart from present Mano.
P: Has the director Ken Iiduka given you any advice on acting?
M: He didn’t say much. He said “When doing White, you can make your faces in “Smiling” and “Serious” faces. But when you do Black, don’t make too much faces.” When I lip-synched in black in different patterns, he told me to “move more freely and in bigger action”.
P: How do you think about the music video?
M: It feels like more than a music video. It can be said a movie itself. Usually the song and the images expressed the world of the lyrics together. But this time he didn’t care about that at all. He tried to create totally different image. It was kind of a short movie. Because of the way he shot me, I can see myself singing and acting at the same time in the movie. I really like it.
Translation by HK