Aya Hirano: “I’m Banned from Any New Anime!”


The ongoing saga of Aya Hirano’s bizarrely evolving career and war with her agency continues, with the seiyuu claiming she is actually banned from appearing in any new anime.

Needless to say, this arrives via her Twitter:

I have lots of anime roles this season.


As I am currently banned from appearing in any new anime since last year, I’m grateful for second seasons and long-running anime! I’m really grateful! (TдT)

As she has already revealed that she was also banned from releasing new music, this apparently leaves her with only variety programmes and Twitter, perhaps explaining much…

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    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    01:15 08/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I'd rather see her banned from appearing in Sankaku news.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:38 08/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    I don't know.
    It's already a monthly tradition here on SC.
    Like Thanksgiving, but god knows you hate it.

    Avatar of Megidola
    Comment by Megidola
    01:53 08/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Like one of those relatives who's really annoying, but you have to talk to anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    yeah, so basically its one of those subjects u don't give a shit about, but are thrust in your face anyways.

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    Comment by alidan
    07:37 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you have no idea how much i wish i was gay so i could come out on a major holiday and ruin the mood.

    i cant though because im not.

    if i did it as a joke, family wouldn't speak to me anymore.

    if i was i would get sympathy.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    07:25 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's okay, just like anything at Thanksgiving, every subject gets changed very quickly when you stand up and declare you're gay.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Just say you are a lesbian in a mans body?

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    Comment by ukame
    15:16 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    good pun...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 09/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >Sankaku news

    Hahaha. Oh wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn agree XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the Spirit of Aya that keeps on giving trolls that is

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    idk bipolar chicks are pretty hot... that is until one of them tried to baby trap you or pulls out a knife.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:39 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Re: Bipolar chicks with knives, the last one I was involved with started out the relationship by pulling a (far too large to be legal) knife, and charging at me yelling "There can be only one!" (Apparently she was offended that we had the same gender-neutral first name...)

    I think the term is "Yandere".

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    Comment by Ecchi-BANZAII
    05:41 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Banned from Sankaku and a good future career because if you ask me she deserves it.

    Let the otaku's rage for whatever un-pure thing Aya does.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes , it's quite pointless to see news about every tweet she posts for god's sake. Only those in twitter who has the time to follow her should >.>

    Meanwhile, if there's news of Lucky Star Season 2 with Aya back... that's a different story <3

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    10:03 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm I actually like her despite all the crazy stuff that's been happening. Haruhi and Lucky Star were the first actual animes I streamed off the internet

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    She is an attention whore. Stop giving the whore the attention she wants.

    In this case, don't make news out of her twitter posts...

    Also, the fact that her twitter screen name is "Hysteric_Barbie" speaks for itself... At least she has some level of self-awareness.

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    Comment by alex251
    01:24 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's funny to see how Aya tries to find out new ways of trolling

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ok, Let's say Aya is being blackmailed by an higher up of her agency for sexual favors, which she refuses. Her old agent is discarded, she got put on the bench like that until her contract ends or she abide and now she acts like an idiot so she can be fired?

    Makes sense to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    for those not that well versed in the german language: "just shut up for once"

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Close but its a CIA plot in real.

    Better know as project "einfach mal die fresse halten".

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:33 08/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You sure its not "no new anime offers" instead, Aya?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Come now, she's not a bad seiyuu at all. I like her voice tone you know. I don't fawn over the actual person, just as long as I like what they do with their roles/jobs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 08/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    she gets unfairly overly bashed because of her out-of-work antics.
    this is true.
    she's not a bad seiyuu.

    that having been said, just because she voiced a monstrously popular character people acted like she's the best seiyuu, singer, etc etc in the industry.
    she's always been an overrated seiyuu in general, so this just brings her ratings back down to reality.

    frankly though i wouldn't be surprised if she really is actually just not getting the job offers.
    not as many at least.
    she's not THE hot seiyuu commodity anymore.

    1) the Haruhi train has run its course. it's not unpopular but it won't guarantee her roles anymore, and KyoAni knows it has a much bigger cash cow in K-on now.

    2) there were better seiyuu than her to hire even during the height of Aya's career, so there were always options.

    3) frankly since her agency troubles, there have been a couple "new" (they may have actually been around already but not in big main roles) seiyuu who are better than Aya ever was and whose careers have skyrocketed appropriately (see all the K-on seiyuu).
    and if you believe rumors, Aya is notoriously a snobby brat to work with; whereas some of the newer seiyuu who've risen since Aya's agency troubles have been getting rave reviews from casting directors.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Kizumatari is saved!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Now if only they would fire Hirano from playing Haruhi and replace her with Harumi Sakurai.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    02:06 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *Checks her bio in Myanimelist [http://myanimelist.net/people/1133/Harumi_Sakurai]

    Holy Meganekko! She did Sumire from Hitoriga~ I approved, only by that I may will stop loathing Haruhi (the character).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean KAZANE huh?

    She plays convincing tsundere bitchasses. Her voice has this really off-pissing, i-so-wanna-slap-this-bitch tone when spoken in high pitch. I dare you to play Tsuma Shibori and not hate Madoka for the first 25 percent of the story progress.

    Well, at least she's one of the few pop eroge names that at least look appetizing.

    You DON'T wanna fuck Hokuto Minami or Shizuka Arai(Ayano Shirai) without a black plastic bag at the least...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    paper bag*, not plastic. Unless you're into necrophilia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:39 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kazane has played that 'Haruhi'-clone (or at least lookalike) Yuri from AB!, so the industry may not allow that match, how matter how well she fits...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:55 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's often said that Kazane/Harumi Sakurai is the H counterpart of Rie Kugimiya, the tsundere queen of H-games. So yea, she's pretty awesome.

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    Comment by Achiuakuna
    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck that, Aya suits Haruhi to a T.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Aya=stupid annoying slut
    Haruhi=stupid annoying slut

    Well, you're right...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 10/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will butthurt Anti Aya fans realize they are just as annoying as the obsessive pro Aya fans?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only the annoying part is right though... I mean, Haruhi is supposed to be annoying, but she's no stupid slut.

    Part of her appeal lies in her being annoying yet fucking awesome at the same time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I approve of this idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:31 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh geez you people are fucking stupid. Aya has one of the best acting ranges out there and can play more character types better than most seiyuu. You're all just getting on the hate train because you're a bunch of stupid virgins jealous of the real men she's hooking up with. Get a life, haters, and stop thinking you're cool just because you're hopping on the skeptic bandwagon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She needs to find a new agency. The idea is supposed to be that they find her work, not ban her for getting it.

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    Comment by theorist
    03:01 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    she got shitty managers and image specialist, REALLY SHITTY

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    Comment by KingFisher
    13:52 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This doesn't make sense she's banned from anime roles this season yet she claims right before that, that she has tons of roles this season.

    Oxy morn chick.

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    Comment by erochichi
    22:49 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She has only 2 new anime roles this spring season, and 5 ongoing ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All this Aya hate is getting on my nerves. The only reason you guys "hate" her so much is because of all these articles on sancom. I personally think Artefact holds some sort of grudge against her, but whatever.

    The fact is, most of you people are hating based solely on these articles, and it sickens me to see people put her down constantly. If you don't like her, fine. Just don't wish ill upon her because frankly, she doesn't deserve it.

    Also, she's a decent seiyuu, so I think its a shame she can't get any new roles.

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    Comment by aki
    06:13 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seiyuu really need to all go independent and cut out the middle men

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    Comment by Wintersdance
    07:53 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Aya needs to brush up on her English and come to America to make a reality show. Lord knows we tend to reward people with bad behavior with their own reality shows out here and there are so many who watch them.

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    Comment by Achiuakuna
    01:27 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Awww so they are not gonna have Shizu in Maria Holic 2?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "As I am currently banned from appearing in any new anime since last year, I’m grateful for second seasons and long-running anime! I’m really grateful! (TдT)"

    too bad Maria Holic 2 doesn't fall into that category

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:44 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A little too late to have her cut out from that. Maybe Nurarihyon 2 and Kizumonogatari if they intended on using her from previous related roles.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And def need to see more of Shizu.

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    Comment by Jozle
    06:47 08/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    About god damn time.

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