Aya Hirano: “I Can Count My Friends On My Fingers”

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Aya Hirano’s latest appearance on a trashy variety show has prompted much comment amongst her remaining “lifeliners.”

The show featured a ranking of the celebrities present in terms of their ability to extravagantly waste money in ways even otaku can only aspire to – Hirano’s reaction to seeing a fellow guest who spends ¥140,000 a week on fine dining:

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Her reaction to another creepy celebrity who spent ¥800,000 in one day on gambling:

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Naturally, Hirano doesn’t feature at all in this ranking – she is just too poor.

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She is fed some tuna:

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Her former career as seiyuu is highlighted:

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One of her fans spotted her dining alone:

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She revealed that she mostly eats alone, prompting this exchange:

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Creepy celebrity: “Don’t you have any friends?”

Hirano: “I can count them on my fingers…”

Whether this includes all her older male companions is a matter of some speculation.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is the sadness of the modern condition. We're all really just alone even when we're in a crowd.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    to tell the truth,I have no friend at all.

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    Comment by Ben
    08:28 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you expecting sympathy? (and how would you know if you got it?)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, Aya qualify for an actress of "Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai".

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Down Town isn't trashy.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    13:54 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmmm Aya needs some love :\

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    Comment by Nindotaku
    13:36 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahaha yea...hikikomori like me and some of us dun really have friends either...hahaha

    while normal ppl have got countless buddies and a few true friends, hiki have got a few buddies and zero friends ^^ ne~

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hate it that they fuck with kona-chan

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    12:34 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmmm, looks like a charming cute girl to me, so wutz with all the hoopla?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:01 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hirano: “I can count them on my fingers…”

    The middle finger perhaps?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your fingers/hands are always your closest friend. No exceptions.

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    09:28 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HA! to tell number of my friends i don't even need a hand!! because i don't have any. real friends are overrated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll be your friend!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She really looks like one of my best friends. o.o

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can kind of believe her. I know a guy who is a fairly big name musician. I happen to have known him since just shortly after the release of his first album, but I'd never call us friends, despite occasional emails and backstage passes. He told me once that after you become popular, it's hard to make "real" friends because things get so complicated. You tend to stay close to either old buddies from school or the people who were around you while you were struggling to make it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because after you become successful, you get many new "friends", who are mostly just looking for a way to get something from you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Poor Aya, she seems to be taking it rather well though.. but no wonder why she was losing her hair and stuff..

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    Comment by Fronzel
    08:48 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can count my friends on my dick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So I take it you can count the number of herpies and other STDs that are slowly eating away your rotting penis?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta have sex to catch STDs, so I doubt he got any...

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    Comment by Quack!
    08:58 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can count?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ergo, you have one very small friend.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    her fingers ARE her only friends

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How is Downtown DX trashy? Idiot!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hamada and Matsumoto rules! Bitch!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can be her friend.. if she wants:)

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    Comment by Ben
    08:29 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is her agent, she's ecstatic about your offer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:07 19/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    anyone youtube link? (or something)

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, it's God, god and the fangirl, the child with a crush on her female partner, the otaku and the shy twin, and Little Green. Don't recognize the other one though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People forget that even celebrities are human, I really think she shouldn't care about the people who constantly bash on her though. Considering the only thing that satisfied them is not her, but the thought of her being their own virgin bride or some crazy shit like that.

    I'll never forget the reaction to a freaken love plus fake character saying she got wet.

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    Comment by Imagine
    02:31 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quite true, also one thing that I find interesting is that in the western society there are several celebraties who have done things that could be considered pretty hate-worthy yet there are several people who still admire them. Also the idea of some "fans" shunning someone and badmouthing them over their private live is pretty unreasonable I would say. I mean there ARE only human, its perfectly normal for someone to have been in a relationship or even have secrets they wouldn't mention. If anything I was surprised when Aya announced her history of male interaction, not in a negative way but impressed she could confess something like that.

    This comming from an Otaku I don't hate Aya for what she has done and think it's pretty unfair the treatment she has been given because of it.

    Though I can't really complain about being able to count my friend on my fingers since I too can do that, well in terms of TRUE FRIENDS that is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what? My only friend is my computer! Bah...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think this was the most sincere think said.

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    15:29 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    she looked really cute when she was chomping on that tuna slice. Actually, she looked really cute the whole time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    poor aya-chan..at least as a friends stick by your friends no matter how screw up the situation is..you can't call that a friends if they only be there for you when you're at your fame then dissapear when you need them the most..fuck that kind of people..

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's sad is that she's already passes her peak as a seiyuu a couple years ago and she's only 22. However it doesn't make it right to speak ill of her since there are people with real problems out there.

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    Comment by DFC
    00:40 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I TOO CAN COUNT MY FRIENDS ON MY FINGERS, ON A SINGLE HAND!! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Japanese are nuts, there is so much "pressure" and demands on their celebrities. >< ... no not her acting voice, her normal speaking voice, it's so "squeaky".
    I would probably go nuts if I had to converse with her on a daily basis.

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    Comment by erochichi
    10:13 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think American English speaking women has the most squeaky voices in the world. Think of that family mother in That 70s show, or in Marge Simpson, now that`s squeaky! Worst is still Sarah Palin, she is one crazy bitch.
    Japanese girls and women`s voices sound very sweet to my ears. My native language is not English.
    Aya Hirano speaks quite naturally as i hear it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wrote a long reply but the comment system lost it. @#$%

    Marge Simpson? I think you meant Lisa, Marge is the mother with the nasally voice.

    Anyway, I think Miss Hirano is "restraining" herself a bit more these days - she IS a voice actress.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNesZx1Rqz0
    She sound much more "normal".

    Can't find the earlier interview /w Matsumoto and Hamada when she was just starting out any more. /sadface

    But this will do:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twXE7VpEbg
    So squeaky and high pitched.

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    Comment by erochichi
    21:18 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for your comment. I only wanted to say we hear voices differently depending what our original native languages are and how they are pronounced.
    I believe most Americans think Sarah Palin sounds awful?
    My native tongue is Finnish, it has a lot of similarity to Japanese, but Japanese women generally speak with much more cute voice. It attracts me! I still see them as intelligent and mature as their ages should tell, of course.
    My fav voice just now: Aki Toyosaki!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 18/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    OK the comment system here doesn't like certain symbols.

    missing:
    I not really that big of a fan of hers, but I feel she does good work.

    And she is pretty.
    Her voice on the other hand ...

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    Comment by nightcolored
    23:19 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well...

    you know... i think aya-chan being humiliated in this show...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    can anyone find this particular segment of the show?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmmm maybe she often look down people? or having a bad personnality? or maybe people or jealous or her beauty?
    anyway~ "friend" 1 is more than enough, if it's true friend

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, I don't really like Aya because of how she obliterated her seiyuu career, but I can't stop feeling sorry for her when I see these news....

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    06:00 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a sad thing really. Not that I'm that surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the poor thing was cradle robbed by a cradle robber. She didn't have a child hood and now its starting to show. Oh well, learn to cook non greasy food and quick stuff that only takes 1 pan and quit using 25 piece table sets for every meal.

    Oh btw, I am glad she can at least count on her fingers .

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She isn't good looking, and her voice acting is terrible. But then again, most Japanese women (unless mixed) look like men. Kayo Satoh is great example of a Japanese woman.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    obvious troll is obvious
    i lol'd that ppl took it seriously

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's pretty cute...Although not in these pictures so much.

    Her voice acting isn't too bad..

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    Comment by erochichi
    08:37 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 5:56: Get your eyes checked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    More for us. I married a Japanese woman.







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