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In , she became a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H. On March 29, she started a solo music career,  working under the management and promotion of J. P Room , and later under Just Production.
Project until , and is now doing solo music projects as well as acting in films and shows. Mano Erina joined Hello! Project as a Hello! In , she was one of the six members of the Hello! She graduated from Ongaku Gatas on March 2, and Hello! Pro Egg on March 29, to debut as a soloist. On June 29, she released her debut indie, "Manopiano". Having received piano lessons since kindergarten, Mano's solo work within Hello! Project prominently features her playing the piano parts of her musical releases and providing the vocal and piano parts of her songs while performing in concerts and at live events.
In , Mano released three singles under an independent label. She has debuted under a major label Hachama with the single "Otome no Inori", released on March 18, It reached a number three position on the Oricon charts the first day of release and reached number five on the weekly chart.
In , Erina was announced as being one of the members of the new version of Pucchi Moni. Mano's songs are usually composed by KAN. Aya Matsuura has told her via a video comment in April that she " P, and in order to do that, she'll need to be a better singer than Ai Takahashi. Mano's role is a half-trained esper that left a secret government esper research organization known as Kokueken, without being able to fully control her supernatural powers.
In as well, the TBS drama Mano Spy will begin, where Mano plays herself, under the fictional premise that she's an undercover agent. He acts as a godfather in the organization and sees the entirety of the city of Futo as his personal kingdom, not letting anyone get in the way of his vision for the city, not even his wife and children.
As the head of the Museum, Ryubee oversees the distribution of Gaia Memories, using those who can use them as research specimens, regardless of the harm and deaths that ensued. He does not seem to consider the Kamen Riders fighting the Dopant crimewave a threat, using the data off of them as a means to perfect his plans for Wakana before turning his attention to regain Philip and complete his plan to initiate the Gaia Impact.
It is revealed that Ryubee was an archaeologist who bought the grounds his estate was built on after finding deposits of fossils and relics beneath it, forming the collection at the Futo Museum where he works as its curator. However, when his son Raito fell into the "fountain" of the Gaia Memory and died, but was somehow resurrected by the planet's powers, Ryubee began his plan for the Gaia Impact: With Ryubee's mind still broken from years of planning, he enters the still burning ruins of his home, glad that he finally initiated the Gaia Impact.
He dies in the blaze, thinking of the good times he had with his family before he discovered the Gaia Memory and claiming that he has no regrets about his life as he dances madly by himself. Ryubee strictly raised Saeko to believe that their family is superior to all others and that they are destined to rule the world. This loveless upbringing caused her to grow up secretly hating her father, often taking the resulting rage out on her younger sister Wakana, serving as fuel for her own ulterior motives of taking over the Museum to prove herself to her father to be its ideal successor.
She also has a tendency to kill her boyfriends if they do not live up to her expectations. When Saeko spares Kirihiko due to his capabilities, she marries him and lets him live until he threatens the Museum's livelihood. He has no problems executing Kirihiko as she had never loved him. After Kirihiko's death, Saeko begins to visit Shinkuro Isaka to improve her Dopant form and focus on her plans for the Museum.
After he is almost defeated by the Kamen Riders, she begins to show that she cares for Isaka's well-being, which is likely to be genuine attraction to the doctor. Once her coup against her father fails and Isaka is killed off, Saeko goes on the lam and is hunted down by the Smilodon Dopant, who takes the Taboo Memory and leaves her for dead. However, Saeko is saved by Kazu who offers his support in her scheme to take control of the Museum. After infiltrating the Digal Corporation, now with Wakana as its head, to obtain the Nasca Memory and then using an L.
G on herself instead of using the Memory with a Driver. However, when Wakana evolves to ClayDoll Xtreme, which Saeko proves to be utterly powerless against, she is forced to go after other options to make herself more powerful, such as the Jewel Memory, before the Nasca Memory is destroyed in a confrontation with ClayDoll Xtreme.
Later, after her father's death, Saeko is disillusioned until she learns of Wakana's survival and regains the Taboo Memory from Kazu after he announces that she has become the head of the Museum. However, no longer having a reason to prove herself with her father dead, Saeko fights Kazu in order to save her sister. As a result, the Taboo Dopant sacrifices herself to hold off the Utopia Dopant to give Wakana time to run away, resulting in Saeko's death as she finally admits the irony of her last moments in her final breath.
While she puts up a shy and kind persona on the show or whenever a crowd is around, her true personality is the complete opposite. Out of all of the members of the Sonozaki Family, she is the least involved with the Gaia Memory business, as she was doted upon while growing up.
After encountering Philip, Wakana begins to have second thoughts about being a Dopant and discards the ClayDoll Memory. It is returned to her by her father, who is aware that she did not lose it as she claims; he later decides to bring her into the family business after Kirihiko's death and is the one chosen to view the effects of the Xtreme Memory on the true Gaia Memory. Before this, Wakana also becomes one of Shinkuro Isaka's unwilling experiments after he modifies her Gaia Driver, subjecting her to more of her Gaia Memory's influence and its short term side effects showing her compatibility with its powers.
After trying to run away with Philip, her father takes her to the Museum's true base of operations. Made to believe by unknown means that she is serving a greater good for the planet's sake, Wakana runs the Museum and the Digal Corporation, bent on bringing Philip back to the Museum to complete the Gaia Impact. Her personality now resembles Saeko, but more ruthless and unforgiving.
While armed with tendrils and exponentially more power, Wakana becomes a being like Philip with access to the true Gaia Memory, much like CycloneJokerXtreme. When the Gaia Impact seems to succeed after Philip is thrown into the source of the true Gaia Memory, becoming a living Gaia Memory and fully integrated with the ClayDoll Memory, Wakana loses control when Philip is removed from her body, causing an explosion that destroys the Sonozaki estate. However, in midsts of the blaze, Wakana's unconscious body is carried off by Kazu to the Foundation X research facility to be of use in his own version of the Gaia Impact.
However, Shotaro manages to save her before taking her to the hospital. A few days later, Wakana attempts to force her way out of the hospital to resume her family's goal before finally learning that Philip disappeared into the Gaia Memory to save her. After getting the means to invoke the Gaia Impact from Shroud in her final moments, Wakana sacrifices her own existence to bring her brother back via the Xtreme Memory. In his work with the Museum, Kirihiko eventually catches the eye of Saeko and they marry, taking on the Sonozaki surname in place of his own.
As an in-law, Kirihiko is not as fully aware of the truth behind the family business or Kamen Rider Double's existence until confronting him in battle. He eventually discovers that Shotaro is Double, and begins to confront him as a rival to test his Gaia Memory's powers. When he finally discovers the truth behind the Gaia Memories, while suffering near-lethal side effects from eventually reaching Level Two of the Nasca Memory's powers, he tries to take Saeko away from the Museum, but she kills him as he is now a threat to her future plans.
In episode 33, it was revealed that he had a sister, Yukie Sudo. He appears to be more intelligent than the average house cat, in that he appears to know that he is able to transform into the Smilodon Dopant and he knows how to transform back into a house cat at will. He is often utilized by the Sonozaki Family to deal with matters outside their estate, such as hunting down Philip and traitors, as well as bodyguard and spy.
Mick also appears to favor Wakana over the other members of the family though will faithfully follow Ryubee's orders. Mass-produced Masquerade Memories are distributed to their Gaia Memory salesmen for the purpose of producing more thugs to do their dirty work.
The Masquerade Dopants differ from other Dopants as they retain human form, wearing a masks that have a spine and rib cage design, resembling the bony design of the Dopant Gaia Memories.
Masquerade Dopants are also significantly weaker than other Dopants, devoid of any special abilities and can be sufficiently fought against by normal humans.
Unlike more advanced Dopants as well, they are completely destroyed when taken down with sufficient force, which can be done without using a Maximum Drive. Using the Death Dopant's form, Father Shijima targets upper-class people by assuming the forms of their recently deceased relatives to frighten them and push them to an early grave.
He uses this power on Asami Mutsuki by assuming the identity of her sister Erika, while assuming Sokichi Narumi's form to discourage Shotaro's interference. However, the Dummy Dopant meets his end when he is assimilated by the Neo Organism as it becomes the inhuman Ultimate D.
Ten years ago, finding no meaning in his life, he encountered Ryubee Sonozaki attacking a group of people as the Terror Dopant. This brings maddening joy to the doctor and he made a point to get the Terror Memory for himself, experimenting on himself with numerous Gaia Memories with various Living Connectors on his body before Shroud gave him the Weather Memory in the hope that he would be powerful enough to eliminate Ryubee.
Isaka does not use a Gaia Driver, as he feels he doesn't need the protection provided, as he is unaffected by their corruption due to him being already intensely psychotic, and the limits imposed on the power of Gaia Memories annoy him greatly.
This skill and his knowledge of Dopant physiology makes him an ally to the Museum. After his identity is discovered during his failed attempt to add the Invisible Memory to his arsenal, Isaka takes refuge in the Sonozaki estate where he convinces Saeko to take out her father so she can control the Museum and he can get the Terror Memory.
Though he originally sees Saeko as merely one of his pawns and research material, he admits to having developed feelings for her. Shortly afterwards, Isaka's excessive use of Gaia Memories causes his body to become covered in Living Connectors that dissolve him away into nothingness as he tells the Kamen Riders that Shroud will be their end.
Shroud later expressed regret to Ryu for giving Isaka the Weather Memory, having no idea of what a monster he would become with the Memory.
As the Bat Dopant, she can use her ultrasonic voice to control vehicles such as a tank truck. She is defeated by Skull using the Skull Punisher to trap her under a truck she was using to fight him.
Though she begs for his mercy in letting her go, Skull leaves her to die as the vehicle bursts into flames.
Three years prior to the storyline, Sagami lost his wife when she was gunned down by a criminal he arrested prior.
After obtaining the Gaia Memory Enhancing Adapter from Aoi, the daughter of a petty thief he murdered in cold blood, the Commander Dopant acquires an upgraded form with the ability to fire a barrage of missiles.
Seeing Ryu as a kindred spirit, Sagami kidnapped Akiko to force Ryu to open his heart back to brutal vengeance, making himself the villain and intends to have Ryu succeed his work. However, refusing to go down that path again, Ryu manages to get the Gaia Memory Enhancing Adapter and uses it to save his wife and defeat the Commander Dopant.
Afterwards, Sagami was taken into custody. After Saeko is saved by one of its members, she unwillingly becomes an ally to their cause in return to take over the Museum from her father and sister. He appears cold and emotionless, speaking in a flat monotone and when he sees others display emotions, he will drop whatever object he is holding in his hand. However, when roused to sufficient anger he releases his emotions like a torrent.
During the events of Kamen Rider Eternal , Kazu is revealed to have been Doctor Prospect's liaison to the Foundation and gain the psychic abilities of a Quark that enhances his Dopant abilities. Arriving in Futo after his conversion, Kazu saves Saeko from her near death at the hands of the Smilodon Dopant out of love while offering the Foundation's support in her attempt to overthrow her father and Wakana. The briefcase he carries with him at all times contains the 26 T2 Gaia Memories; he eventually relinquishes this briefcase to Tabata to send it back to Foundation X's research facilities.