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Otaku Launch Petition to Have Aya Hirano Sacked


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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