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Mano Erina :: Doki Doki BabyTasogare Kousaten Out February 22! Previewing Now! 36 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Dec 09 2011 07:22 PM · 

#1 Shoujo Q

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  • ( ื▿ ืʃƪ) #1 Sakura Fangirl

Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

PV for Mano Erina's Doki Doki Baby is out (already!) D: And it's pretty good, PV wise anyway.

The other side of this Double A-side single, Tasogare Kousaten will be the ending to the OVA anime, "Kimi no Machi". (From H!O)

#2 TnB

  • Tangerine & Banana

Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:00 PM

Damn, that was fast.

She looks like Hello Kitty. :lol: I don't know how I feel about this PV. It's kind of random and weird, which makes it fun, but the imagery and coloring seem a bit off from the song. At the same time, I really like Mano in this. She's really good at being cute and showing girlishness (like her :3 face when she looks at her cell phone) without being over the top or exaggerated. The song itself is fun and catchy, too.

#3 Al Kusanagi

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  • Iä! Iä! Sayumi Fhtagn!

Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:03 PM

This is the kind of song I don't mind her doing. Loud and hyper suits her far better than actually attempting to sing.

PS. I'd hit it.

#4 Em-El

  • 洗濯物

Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:06 AM

Cutting it kind of close on this one--the single only comes out in over two months.

I guess it's because we're getting two PVs this time. I like how the video starts, I'd watch that movie.

#5 Haru

  • (◡‿◡✿)

Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

Holy god it's like Suzumiya Haruhi and Hello Kitty had a child. :confused:

#6 bowbowluvsyossie

  • つばきファクトリー

Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:15 PM

she looks like a Moritaka Chisato wannabe here, without the sexy legs.

#7 rob


Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:26 AM

Fucking awesome, I thought she was just about done with the whole music scene and BAM she pulls out a winning lottery ticket.

A big of slice of amazing from Mano Erina and I never saw it coming. :D/

#8 YuuakuRisa

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:07 AM

I love the outfit and I think this might be my favorite single of hers. I like hyper happy Mano, not so much ballad mano. I can not stop listening. If she continues in this direction I believe she could sell 50,000 this year ; )

#9 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:23 AM

That sure would be a leap up from her usual 10-15k range.

#10 YuuakuRisa

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:21 AM

It would be, but many singles have put artist and groups on top, like love machine put MM on top many moons ago. : )

#11 Shoujo Q

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

Preview of Mano's other song, is this going to be for a drama?

#12 kira

  • カントリー・ガールズ

Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:54 PM

Here's a slightly longer (edit: I think it might be the same length as the previous preview actually) preview of Tasogare Kousaten with a preview of the anime:


I can't believe the album covers aren't out yet, I really want this single :puppyeyes:

#13 Petit Melon

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  • Fruit Unity

Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

This is going to be a killer single.

#14 rob


Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:17 AM

A double A-side where BOTH songs are awesome in totally different ways..


#15 boinsie

  • Kenshuusei

Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

One of the single covers:

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No close-up shot of her face? WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH OUR PREDICTABLE BORING MANO?? :danceman:

#16 Shoujo Q

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:46 PM

Must be the regular edition.

I want a giant Mano eyeball for her next cover.

#17 rob


Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:47 AM

I wanted the geisha's and Mano in that Kabuto helmet

Needs more silly...

#18 boinsie

  • Kenshuusei

Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:45 AM

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I like reg the most~

#19 Petit Melon

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  • Fruit Unity

Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:48 AM

Those look like they took more than 5 minutes to make. I'm calling Foul.

#20 kira

  • カントリー・ガールズ

Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

I personally like LE B the most, but that may change when there are larger previews.

I found a concert rip for Tasogare Kousaten from the winter concerts:

#21 cadmonkey

  • つばきファクトリー

Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:29 AM

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I wish they cartoonified her face a little more. I don't know, it just looks kind of weird to me as it is.

#22 rob


Posted 02 February 2012 - 08:58 AM

These covers... they just don't give off the crazy cool vibe that the song and the video has... the covers should be almost weird, grab attention...

#23 enmi

  • カントリー・ガールズ

Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

I think I like Doki Doki Baby more than the other A-side. Where's her huge bow? That'd be cute on the cover, too. First My Days for You where her voice got so much better and now this! I'm excited for her. She seems to be doing so much better.

#24 lonely cookies

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  • Kenshuusei

Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

Whoooah I totally forgot that this single even existed. I watched the PV for Doki Doki Baby ages ago but I actually really loved it. The song is very sweet sounding, and the PV is appropriately random and cute in a very Mano-ish way. Two thumbs up :danceman:

#25 Shoujo Q

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:16 PM

Mano performed, Tasogare Kousaten on Coming Soon.

#26 rob


Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

I just... can't.... what is the logic behind performing that over Doki Doki Baby??

I'm really trying to say it's not just that I prefer one over the other, but surely a kick ass upbeat song like Doki should be the one being performed over the ballad?

Unless you had a singer who could WOW people with their voice (which she doesn't have).....

#27 Shoujo Q

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

Single is up on iTunes for anyone who wants it.

Doki Doki Baby wins hands down for favorite Mano song since uhm, it's been awhile.

#28 Em-El

  • 洗濯物

Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:59 PM

Along with the drastic change in art direction of the covers, this single brings along many new changes to the Mano formula. (Even the CD itself is a pretty cool design with a prominent stylized image of a candy drop wrapper. I'm fairly certain her previous singles were boring CDs, but I certainly can't be bothered to go look at them at the moment. Furthermore, this is a double a-side so I cannot make my common complaint about H!P not giving instrumentals to both songs.) The song of thanks that was "My Days for You" and its related products of a concert, photobook, and DVD seems to have marked the end of her previous era of ten singles. Mano's lyricist, Miura Yoshiko, was relegated to the b-side in that single, but is nowhere to be found on this new single.

The lyrics and music were both done by a completely unknown guy named 本上遼. The internet barely even knows how to read his name, but I've settled on Honjo Ryo for now. He has written exactly two songs in his professional career, and they are both on this single. I would say that this marks the first of Mano's songs that one of Tsunku's friends didn't compose, but it would appear that this guy is Tsunku's friend as well. Because, besides these two songs, the only other information about him is that he wrote all the filler songs for The Possible's upcoming album. Songs that apparently Tsunku was too busy or unmotivated to write himself. He also can't seem to arrange on his own because all of his songs are co-arranged by him and a slightly-less-anonymous musician named Harada Katsumichi.

Honjo's poetry has already started to show its tendencies in these two songs, and I wonder whether they will also be apparent in The Possible's album. He makes competent use of interesting interlocking repetition, and "Tasogare Kousaten" is a workmanlike extended metaphor. It remains to be seen whether he will continue abusing ellipses.

kore tte!

Despite Miura's absence, Honjo manages to tease us with a "mune" in "Dokidoki Baby", but then really establishes his place as Mano's lyricist by placing the complete "kono mune" in the second a-side. After a short break with "Genkimono", we are now on a three-single streak of this phrase appearing in a-sides (that makes this one number eight, plus one album track and one b-side).

#29 Riho World

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  • カントリー・ガールズ

Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:21 AM

First day sales were 4312, and it placed 9th.

Estimated first day sales for the last single, My Days for You, were 5,205.

Not very encouraging for Mano. :sad:

#30 Al Kusanagi

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  • Iä! Iä! Sayumi Fhtagn!

Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:38 AM

But that still means she's twice as good as DMM, right?