10 comments on “Do you suppose even non-H!P fans might by now know who Mano Erina is?

  1. She was my kamioshi from her debut to her graduation. I never thought someone who wasn’t that popular back then would do better than the most popular MM OG in the end, haha. She’s still the same Manoeri after all these years too. She loves H!P and is a good role model for current members. I’m so proud of her success.

    • Who is the most popular MM OG anyway? Abe or Gomaki?

      Some of foreign fans may automatically say takahashi or MIchishige and while it may be true for them (foreign fans), I’d think it’s one of the aforementioned two in Japan overall by a long shot.

  2. I guess, the Patlabor movies, directed by Oshii Mamoru, are the most famous of her works, I’m not sure.
    But definitely Minna! Esper Dayo! is the best one. In fact it’s one of the best series I have watched in my life. It’s so touching, I cried like a baby every episode. Damn, now I want to watch it again.

    • Ah, yes. Minna! Esper da yo! Here’s how I described the series a couple of years ago:

      “A naked guy teleported into Mano’s dressing room and, since he didn’t find her, he did the second best thing and shoved Mano’s cell phone up his ass. The whole episode was focused on recovering her cell phone from the dude’s rectum. Another episode was solely focused on finding out whether Mano’s character is a virgin or not.”

      A touching story if there ever was one. Some real life lessons in there.

  3. just looked up her acting credits… never realized that she had been in her fair share of TV dramas and movies already. She’s still only 25, with some more exposure and projects she may actually go far as an actress.

  4. 17: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/12/10(土) 17:52:23.30 0.net
    I’d bet the general public has no clue she was ever in H!P. They only know her as an actress.

    Thats what i was thinking… She probably is known more for her acting than for her being an idol just like Kawashima Umika of 9Nine is… I’m an H!P fan so I know who she is and actively watch shows just cause she is in it, but she really can act… SPEC is by far my favorite series of hers but shes had a lot of major roles lately and is starting to rise as a sought after actress.. I’d put her in the top 3 former idol actresses behind Umika and mabye Maeda Atsuko

  5. Nige Haji was HUGE, so I’m sure she’d be at least recognized. They probably just think she’s a random actress, not ex H!P, which is surprisingly working out better.

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