Otaku Launch Petition to Have Aya Hirano Sacked

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Creepy anime otaku have launched a petition to have scandal seiyuu Aya Hirano removed from a role in upcoming anime Kizumonogatari, saying she is going to ruin the image of the title.

Aya Hirano is cast in the role of Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (Shinobu Oshino) – fans say she must go:

We seek a change in the seiyuu of Kizumonogatari character Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade!

[...]

1. Isn’t Aya Hirano’s image a bit inappropriate for the role of Kiss-shot?

[Fans go on to argue it is too difficult a role for her and that she does not match their image of the character]

2. Isn’t there a good change the casting of Aya Hirano will ruin the image of Kizumonogatari?

Presently, Hirano is not only a seiyuu but also a singer/talent/comedienne multi-talent type figure.

However, from her sexually explicit humour during TV appearances, admissions of tax evasion in tweets, mocking of mammography on TV, taxi driver fracas, etc., it is apparent she is in the public eye for some quite inappropriate reasons.

If she is cast in this role, is there not a grave danger she will substantially damage the image of the character and show?

A number of signatures of support have been made, although as the site is obscure and requires registration it seems unlikely it will attract much in the way of support.

Needless to say, the fact that Aya Hirano is now hated enough to cause fans of the works (whether they crazy or not is unfortunately beside the point) she appears in to demand her removal is probably not a good sign.

Her recent casting in a Final Fantasy role also attracted a great deal of attention, much of which was less than salutatory – it appears what remains of her seiyuu career may not last much longer.


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    Avatar of Singaporean_Otaku085
    00:10 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Let me start off by saying i'm not a fan of her. Throw tat aside. Come on? She did deliver quality professional work respectably well in the past, so why not? Let her be. Dun just write her off just because of her misconduct, when what we need is talent/abilities to performance for our top notch anime!

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    Comment by Sodium Chloride
    02:39 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I don't get some people.

    The same thing happened to Charlie Sheen.
    Now (based on his history) that guy seriously needs help, but his recent smoking of crack while screw porn stars is for most part a harmless activity - with the exception of damage to his own health.

    But everyone is bitching about it.

    What the heck did Aya do that in anyway effect the the lives of these people?

    Don't like her tweets, don't read them.
    Don't like her appearance on variety shows, don't watch them.

    Ta da, problem solved.

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    Comment by Sangaz
    04:18 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'm gutted to hear that she'll be playing Kiss-Shot. Not because of her personal life but because her voice really doesn't fit the image.

    Aya can't do sinister and most of her voices just sound comical. Some like Itou Shizuka or Sakamoto Maaya would be much more suited to the role.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They could... start auditions for alternates for them... and say who could be a better replacement...

    Or they could remain the bundle that stays quite and simply enjoy the game. It's FF. It's dying because of square enix. Aya could hardly make it fall faster...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Who's bitching about Charlie Sheen? Everyone I know thinks it's badass that he did a briefcase of coke and banged a ton of porn stars in some mansion.

    Oh wait nvm, I already know the answer - christians.

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    Comment by Drauger
    07:48 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Meh i'm a christian and i still think he's badass and freaking funny

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 01/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not healthy to do coke, whether you think sex with lots of porn stars is bad or not.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    15:03 08/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry I couldn't hear you over DAT ASS on your avatar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:04 12/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's bad publicity and of course people can complain about to the point where sponsors will remove ads if they get enough complaints. Now add in rabid fans who will outright boycott a product due to casting and you can see why the higher ups may want the problematic actress removed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 17/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    People bitch about Charlie Sheen but I don't think they would say any of his work or the characters he played have been tarnished. He's had some good roles in the past. I'm not about to let his present jackassery stop me from watching them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:43 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Just cause they don't have a life doesn't mean that Aya shouldn't. Bunch of weirdos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Ano~ What image's got to do with the characters? She's just providing the voice just like any other seiyuu. :/

    They get so personal... :(

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:29 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Precisely. Mel Gibson may be a bit of a raving lunatic now, but that doesn't change that the man's a phenomenal actor and a pretty good director. People most definitely disagree with his chosen method of dealing with certain aspects of his life, but an actor is still an actor in front of a camera, or in this case, microphone.

    I sincerely hope these fools don't ruin a career that has already proven itself just because they have no concept of reality. She hasn't even done anything that would truly require any type of retribution. Merely a few things that have caused some face-palming here and there. Aya Hirano's antics merely require lotion for dry skin from having shaken your head against your hand too much.

    ...and yeah *insert your chosen other reference to lotion here*

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    Comment by HouseLife
    20:39 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    @Drauger

    *sigh* Granted I haven't heard her in the role, but we already know she's a great seiyuu and can handle multiple roles in various forms. You contradict yourself by saying she's good, and then that she needs to be 'choked down' by fans? And you speak of the public image, right after I stated exactly why it means precisely jack shit in this instance? You're making yourself pointless.

    These moronic fans are complaining because of her public image, not because of her actual voice acting talent. And even the public image has nothing about it that would require this type of treatment. In fact I'm not sure, but they haven't even heard her in the role yet to make such a determination. Isn't this just the announcement of the casting? I'd love to hear what they WANT in the role then.

    This is all just mindless idiots talking out their ass as usual. An actress in her various real life presences doesn't fit their personal tastes. That doesn't fit their image of a completely made up character in a completely made-up realm. God forbid a voice actress be able to do something not of this world effectively that may perhaps differentiate from her personal character, that'd almost be too much to ask of an ACTRESS, wouldn't it?

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    Comment by Drauger
    07:46 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @HouseLife:

    She might be a good seiyu i won't deny that, but we can't expect fans of this anime to choke down Aya if they don like her for the cast , even worst with the public image she's giving, personally i wouldn't like her to play a character i like, the studio that is doing this show should think twice how good will the merchandise of this anime go with her playing a role fans like.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 08/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    These guys couldn´t stop Ishihara... It would be ironic that they would do something to Aya...

    They seem so naive... Is the country I live, our 'celebrities' would do what Aya did or even worse and don´t even care about, neither their 'fans'...

    see ya

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about the same brand you use for your butt sechs.

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    Comment by eksuterru-kun
    12:40 08/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i don't care about what she's doing publicly or personally. if she's a good seiyuu then i really don't mind.

    though, aya has done quite a few things too many attracting lots of attention. but really its not anything to get angry about, rather i laugh at all her antics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the weak are attacking the weaker. wow, stupid it is.

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    Comment by Otherwise-Six
    06:39 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "wow, stupid it is."

    I read that in Yoda's voice in my head...
    Now I can't make it stop!

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    01:15 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    They are wasting their time and energy on a wonderful voice actress instead of their country's corrupt government. They are supposed to be boycotting the government, not insulting Aya.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This. Out of all the things these kids could be doing, they're wasting time and energy on Aya fucking Hirano? Jesus, maybe otaku deserve their shitty reputation.

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    Comment by Yourtime
    04:12 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    well I don't know why a voice actress has a image, but yeah they have a good imagination.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    03:07 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well they can't blame Aya for outrageous behavior since she want to be in the limelight but I think its Hilarious.

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    Comment by demonhaseo
    05:29 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The energy going towards the petition to get Aya outa this anime COULD be going to a petition to Boot iShithara (I had to do it just once) out of his beloved seat in authority.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, seeing as the government won't listen to them anyway, why not get a "charismatic" seiyuu to not ruin some anime.

    I mean come on, there is a chance she'll post spoilers on her twitter...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    post spoilers? it's based on books which are already out so I'm not sure how one would do that

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That aside I don't see how she can pull of this role adequately based on her track record.

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    Comment by YOSHIYUKI
    22:43 06/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I hope for no problems,in future, for the voice of Haruhi Suzumiya.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Presently, Hirano is not only a seiyuu but also a singer/talent/comedienne multi-talent type figure, and a TROLL.

    Fixed...

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    22:30 06/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Creepy otakus are so funny!

    A number of signatures of support have been made, although as the site is obscure and requires registration it seems unlikely it will attract much in the way of support.

    Epic fail there, creepy otakus!

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    Comment by Cypherous
    22:39 06/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I have to second the lol here, i have no issues with her and would enjoy hearing her voice again in another anime, how does what she does with her spare time affect her ability to voice a certain person in a certain way :)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Lol wow guy, did you even read those other links?

    It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't keep making shit up and talking about having sex with old rich guys like ALL THE TIME.

    That's all she talks about. Very definition of an attention whore.

    Her twitter antics are also rather amusing. Particularly the one about being kidnapped by a taxi driver who subsequently disproved her claim.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    meh, they certainly chose a very inefficient method
    but right or wrong aside, can they even do that?
    sounds like something unprecedented to me
    i also have to wonder how far production is

    Comment by Anonymous

    So they're creepy cause they signed a online petition...? I'd give you the point if they actually threatened or stalked her or something.

    And actually, I don't believe this is an "epic fail". Requiring registration would give the petition more credibility than a bunch of anonymous signatures you can't tell if they're real or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Creepy otaku is creepy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Creepy japs are just that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 06/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Oh them crazy Otaku
    What will they think of next?

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    00:22 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Lol Otaku /facepalm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:49 06/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade?

    The hell is up with that name? Did the author get a dictionary enema?

    Oh well. Still, it's silly to demand Ayas removal without giving her a chance to prove her versatility. I don't quite like her as a civil person but she is a good seiyuu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:33 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I lol'd at "dictionary enema".

    Comment by Anonymous

    Lol dictionary!

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    Comment by PirosThe3rd
    23:29 06/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    As expected of Japanese.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    She's a good seiyuu.

    Stop bitching retards...

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    22:45 06/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm fine with Hirano Aya...

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    Comment by Minako
    00:37 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I have no problems with her either.

    It's just some of those shallow otaku that think that her personal life should dictate whether or not she's worthy of giving her voice, no matter how good she is as a seiyuu, and how much they enjoyed her previous work. They'd rather have some angelic virgin with zero experience than a pro. *shrug*

    Sure, she's an attention-whore, but in the end...? I'd hate to see someone else taking on Haruhi's role.

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    Comment by Travis
    00:16 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    They'll start a petition for THIS, but I've yet to hear of anything against the Tokyo ban shit? What. In. The. Fuck?

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    Comment by Minako
    00:43 07/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    As expected, those cowards would rather pick on a woman than fight the government that's destroying their hobby... Typical otaku behavior.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    those clowns who dont even have half her talent should just leave her alone and do something with their own lives instead.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    01:38 07/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Nobody else but Otaku, right?!...

    But seriously, knock this shit off & go do something about that shitty ban, NOW dammit...

    Do something productive with a petition, not something pointless & irrelevant...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:42 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, petitions aren't productive either way, so unless it's a good ol' riot, it'll probably still be pretty much pointless & irrelevant.

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    Comment by PirosThe3rd
    23:19 06/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    As long as it is good.

    I hope she's not fail enough to make me laugh.

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    Comment by Yamataka
    00:42 07/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same. As long as she keeps doing a fine job with her voice work, then I got no beef with her.

    It's not like those otaku lead such perfect lives that they have any right to slander others for their faults. Leave it be and move on.







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