The Fan Club Fiasco of Aya Hirano


Scandal stricken seiyuu Aya Hirano has announced her new agency (“Grick”) and pledged a new fan club after closing her old one – but soliciting names from her “fans” on Twitter may not have been the brightest of ideas…

She went so far as to acknowledge the least offensive of the suggestions (“Aya Style” from her famous bikini blunder and “Lifeliners” from her “fans are my lifeline” speech, as well as chirpy quote from her post-scandal quit announcement):

“I’ve got to think up a name for my new FC, it’s pretty tough… I have to think something up soon!”

“Lots of fans were kind enough to send suggestions – if you have any, tag it and send it over please!”

“As expected, AYA STYLE came up.”

“And yes, Lifeliners also got suggested. Are you being serious with me?”

“Your kind suggestions may or may not be used – thanks everyone.”

Not surprisingly, asking 235,000 of what appear to be the Twitter equivalent of ambulance chasers to submit these names may not have been well advised – though at least she did not ask 2ch:

“I laughed at ‘sex tape ignorers’…”

“That one got banned pretty quick.”

“It’s not funny that even she recognises the lifeliner one…”

“At least think up your own fanclub’s name yourself.”

“We won’t give up until ‘sex tape ignorers’ is the top candidate!”

“Stop it, my sides ache…”

“That is going a bit far even for her. Still, she’s the one ignoring it, not us…”

“I’m starting to wonder whether this is actually her tweeting now…”

“How about ‘Kiss shot’?”


“Screwing about bitches!”

“Life Liners Style (LLS)”

“A loser and her loser comrades!”

“Leave her alone already!”

“She’s just mocking her fans now. It’s too late if even she’s talking about some of this stuff…”

“Will it have any members? She hasn’t offered a word of explanation about the leaked photos.”

“Just how many fans of her as a talent rather than a seiyuu are there?”

“This person’s threads are always endless. She certainly attracts a certain kind of attention…”

In other news, the level of harsh treatment meted to Hirano by her old agency seems to suggest more than a little acrimony – not only are they the prime suspect in leaking her sex photos in the first place, they have apparently forced her to abandon her old fan club and even stripped her of her old official domain, which now helpfully redirects all her traffic to Yahoo.

Rumours of her having been humiliatingly forced to grovel on the floor in front of her old agency’s staff in the traditional Japanese fashion, by way of atonement for sexually exploiting her band, seem increasingly believable.

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    Avatar of HouseLife
    Comment by HouseLife
    11:24 22/08/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    "Forehead Defenders"

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    Comment by Hayate
    14:53 22/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Forehead Troopers" sounds better...

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    17:15 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Now Aya's trademark feature is "forehead"?


    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    so the Forehead Mole-ster. Sounds good to me :D

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    Comment by Artefact

    All of 2ch noticed it when they were validating the leaked pictures...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're too busy looking to see which eye she's crossing ....

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    17:25 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? Nobody notice her mole near her eyes?

    Avatar of Skoll
    Comment by Skoll
    18:26 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Castian
    01:02 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forehead Defenders
    Facepalm Division

    Avatar of Powerpuff Loli
    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    11:42 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Deko Hogosha Dan

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like yours.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    13:17 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a minority ethnic group.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh crap.And I thought there won't be anymore Aya news here in Sankaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude thats not england lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    fail England is fail

    oh wait...

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol good one : )

    And ROFL on the jokes here and above... 2chan seems to be losing a lot of its vitriol, guess the shock effect is wearing off.
    Which is good, laughter is right before forgetting someone.
    She's got bad work ethics, but she doesn't deserve most of the hate... hopefully we can all forget her after that

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    Comment by HouseLife
    15:18 22/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You mistake my jabs. In no way do I want to forget her or see her forgotten. The work ethic you say is 'bad' is better than most people you will ever meet. She is a seiyuu and wanted to expand herself and tried as much as she could, but perhaps she pushed herself too much and spread herself thin. Most people you know will stick to their jobs that they hate because they're weak-willed and 'comfortable' rather than being what they can be.

    Only pathetic failures blame others for trying and failing, and those are the people who hate Aya for trying. If she continues to make the same mistakes now, however, then she will prove that she hasn't learned much. I just hope that she will take a lesson and move forward.

    But I will be her Forehead Trooper/Defender as long as she keeps trying her best :P

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    Comment by HouseLife
    05:01 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I still fail to see why that's actually so much of a problem. It wasn't... until it was made one. It's not like she could get ahead by sleeping with them. It's all that 'purity' bullshit that 2ch has imposed on idols and seiyuu. So I don't honestly count that against her at all. As far as I'm concerned, it's pretty funny for her to just completely violate that and prove that women can like sex too. They can't even fathom it and think she's evil or something.

    Either way, it's not very professional I guess to sleep with band mates, but... if we didn't know about it, then would it ever have made a difference?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:51 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It wouldn't have made a difference at all but I don't blame her for needing a release though. She's gone through a lot and still has much to go through. No doubt this has done damage to the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. Fans have already said they didn't want someone like Aya to "taint the purity of Haruhi" or some BS, never mind if she's good or bad at acting. So there's that to deal with, at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 26/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Bad work ethics refer to her sleeping with her band and destroying them from within."

    Cry me a river. I'd love to be "destroyed from within" if you know what I mean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad work ethics refer to her sleeping with her band and destroying them from within. Not her trying to go into acting.

    Comment by Anonymous

    ^how the hell could anyone miss that?

    do not shit where you eat. or 'don't fuck ppl you work with esp if you are aya hirano'

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 22/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Why is this website so obsessed with this woman???!?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    15:58 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The "author" is tsundere for her, thats why.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And now a post where she was accused unfairly?
    I also never understood Aya mascot...
    With so many Idols in jp that she is special?
    Fanboy sankako on the team?

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    Comment by Carrot_Glace
    11:42 22/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm positively against "Band-bangers". Too obvious.

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    Comment by Skoll
    18:25 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Band campers

    Avatar of Myballz
    Comment by Myballz
    10:15 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about "The Golden Rule"? []

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    NyanNyan Boys Band.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 22/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Man 2chs are pathetic.

    Shes a grown woman, who cares who she sleeps with. All you should care about is how she does her job.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    But she quit her job to act... but failed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This, Agreed.

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    Comment by DoubleX31
    13:15 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I don't know why you keep repeating this same drivel when it has nothing to do with the article.

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    Comment by kanbanmusume
    23:45 22/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I love her dress! Really pretty Qipao!

    P.S. She's still a pretty and talented seiyuu.

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    Comment by cpc65
    20:40 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. "Switch to hardcore porn!". I'll become a fan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Harem Route!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    regardless of all this she's still a great voice actress and i hope her career makes a comeback

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    Comment by Blackbird
    21:18 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She still can continue as job for being a voice actor for those anime that need her.

    Come on she did a great job before, why should she deserved like this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder when will some whiny trap called Kurissu Kurokkeru come up with a new video titled "LEAVE AYA ALONE!".

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    Comment by kintama00
    22:21 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ambulance chasers ? wuts that..

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aya Hirano


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:15 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Instead of Hirano, I'd rather read an article about the new Panty & Stocking Worst Album that came out recently and blows everything away.

    Artefact, please make it so.
    We could use some quality reading every once in a while.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >“A loser and her loser comrades!”
    oh look who's talking 2ch

    they really love hating so they can stop feeling miserable about themselves for a moment...
    whenever i read stuff like that i imagine a guy to be maniacally laughing in front of his computer for a while until the tears start coming and it goes slowly but steadily into sobbing from there on until he ask himself
    >what am i even doing here? *sob* ;_;

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? You never insulted anyone over the Internet about what they do? Oh wait, you just did...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. i never excluded myself, i'm not that much in denial
    2. i still think what 2ch does in this particular case is a different level that an occasional trolling

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    Comment by Sukunai
    19:10 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is the anime industry this starved of people to blather on about? Or is it the people WE know, are this pathetic that we can't stop making Aya seem to be more than she is.

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    20:13 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How did it all come to this?

    Looking back at the articles this past 12 months in chronological order under the "Hirano Aya" tag on SanCom paints a sad story of how one got so blinded by her own hype that she ended up being the architect of her own downfall.

    Starting from her performing seiyuu career suicide by admitting she has a lover before she even turned 30 last August. And then going into a Twitter spat with her dwindling followers, but the coup de grace to her seiyuu career has got to be the spectacular bust-up with her agency early this year.

    I really don't know what to say besides being exasperated by it all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 22/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "the future harem"

    suggest that

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    As strange as this may sound, I really DO begin to like her. I mean, she's acting like a REAL LIFE PERSON is and not some kind of made up uber-idol like every other seiyuu out there. At least she shows human features. Plus she successfully trolled all those otaku virgins which is just awesome, too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Spacecraft exploited her from the time she was 14 right up to now, and then made her grovel. She may be foolish, but they are scum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 23/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm SankakuComplex and I HATE AYA HIRANO.

    She's totally a hitler.
    I guess. not really.

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