Mano Erina – “Haru no Arashi” PV Released

30 01 2010

The PV for Mano Erina’s 6th single titled Haru no Arashi has been released on Dohhh-UP.

For the most part I really like the PV since it has a different tone than her recent singles, which I can only describe to be from a somewhat more matured Mano.

There were many other surprises, such as a brighter PV and also a new group of Egg’s as back dancers, in this case:

  • Takeuchi Akari
  • Sekine Azusa
  • Saho Akari
  • Fukumura Mizuki

S/mileage were probably not in the PV since they are most likely busy preparing for their debut so I’m glad to see that they are promoting other Egg’s in their place to hopefully one day become more popular (I would have like to see Mori Saki among the dancers, but they do a good job).

The PV has a loose storyline which is Mano moving into an empty white room and by the end of the PV she has decorated it with some colorful paintings and pictures, which is somewhat of a short story but at least it’s something.

As I mentioned before the PV has a more mature tone, the choreography for the PV is also more mature since the dance moves are somewhat different than other PVs. For example from 0:22 to 0:31 (and continued on 3:21) the dance moves are very different than what we have seen her do (her “head in a box” move was really cute, especially when it was followed by a small wave).

The PV features a small amount of scenes, much of which are close-ups, dance shot with the Eggs, shots of her in her room, playing her piano, etc., and overall I like  how they look since they match perfectly with the song.

The end of the PV was also great since we get a chance to see Mano casually smiling as the camera fades, which is kind of simple but effective since Mano is really cute.

Overall I really like this PV since the song and the PV are both calmer than what Mano is used to doing and as a result we get a chance to see her in a somewhat more calmed setting which doesn’t involve her dancing in front of a pink screen with Hello Kitty.

The shots are some of the best I have seen from any PV since they are bright, and even though S/mileage doesn’t appear I like how they gave other Eggs the chance to dance alongside Mano.

Hopefully the single sells well since it sounds and looks incredible so far.

The release date is set for 2/24.

Mano Erina – Haru no Arashi

Dohhh-UP Link To Mano Erina’s “Haru no Arashi” PV

EDIT: According to the Dohhh-UP description the c/w is titled Hello! Esper! Hello! which is the opening for Mano Erina’s drama titled Hanbun Esper.




7 responses

30 01 2010

You can really tell how much she has improved since the start of her career. This single has a very slight v-u-den feel to it, which really fits the more mature Mano. It’s also nice that H!P creates PVs with a story now and then since recently most of them have been just a mixture of various shots so it’s always a welcome change. And as much as I like S/mileage, the new Eggs are great and it shows that S/mileage is working hard for their debut! Lots to look forward to! XD

31 01 2010

Mano has constantly improved and I am very surprised with the difference from “Mano Piano” to “Haru no Arashi”, since she sounds a lot better now ^_^

It wasn’t that much of a story (Mano moves in to a boring white room and decorates it, then leaves) but at least it’s something XD

Being back dancers for one of Mano’s PVs is a great way to promote them so hopefully some other Eggs get a chance as well. But so far I like how the Eggs in this PV look since they really danced well ^_^

30 01 2010
C'est la Vie

Best of Veggie so far!!!

I’m speechless…

31 01 2010

This single from Veggie is one of her best, if not the best ^_^

30 01 2010
Erina Mano – Haru no Arashi « Musical Ramblings of a Dreamer

[…] the background dancers have switched from s/mileage to some Hello! Project  Eggs. According to Hello! SayuNii, they’re Takeuchi Akari, Sekine Azusa, Saho Akari, and Fukumura Mizuki. The only one […]

30 01 2010

It woks, now bring out the lyrics, I wanna know that three-syllable word.

31 01 2010

I haven’t had a chance to see the lyrics but I will update with them if I find them ^_^

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