Mano Erina – Onegai Dakara…
My girl Mano is back and she’s as fierce as ever! Following the release of the very Momosu like Haru no Arashi, Erina continues this style of synth-pop, upbeat music with Onegai Dakara…. Although it’s not as good as her first attempt at this genre, the song is still enjoyable and a nice addition to her discography. My only complaints are the less than interesting verses.
Hanakotoba reminds me of something… Oh right, Morning Musume.’s Loving you forever from their recent album. It’s practically the same cheap, mid-paced ballad with synthetic strings and only a decent chorus to back it up. As I’ve said before, Mano’s voice isn’t good enough(yet?) for songs such as these that focus too much on her vocals. The song is fresh and simple, but not made for Erina.
While the a-side shows some nice progress musically and vocally from Mano, that coupling track really brought down the quality of the single for me. It’s listenable, but very forgettable. I hope she continues these synth-pop songs.
Onegai Dakara… is Mano Erina’s 7th major single and it was released on May 12, 2010. It reached #10 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 13,982 copies.
1. Onegai Dakara…♠
3. Onegai Dakara… (Instrumental)