The Retirement of Aya Hirano


Scandal seiyuu Aya Hirano has announced her retirement from the music business, saying she will not be releasing any more music.

She announced her retirement on Twitter – where else?

This latest best-of album from Lantis will be my last work.


In fact I decided last spring. Hysteric Barbie should have been the last but in the end it was decided to do the compilation and then finish. That’s all finished now.


Last year when my health collapsed I wrote everything in my blog, but I’m really filled with sad and lonely thoughts.

There’s nothing I can say about any future musical activity, but if I’m in a position to do anything I’ll report it.

She does not even mention her dormant career as seiyuu, so presumably she will continue to appear in the occasional anime.

It would appear her earlier protestations that Lantis was preventing her from releasing new music were an example of one of her famously strained interpretations of facts.

With her seiyuu career in shambles and her music career abandoned (and her idol career best not mentioned), this apparently leaves Hirano with only TV “talent,” some minor acting jobs, and, of course, Twitter as an outlet for her many talents.

The announcement seems not to have come as much of a surprise to anyone:

“So Lantis dropped her.”

“Last year when she was hospitalised she was just atoning for something she did I expect. I doubt she’ll ever explain about what’s wrong with her.”

“So she’s retiring? Thank you.”

“Lantis have dumped her in favour of Nichijou.”

“She was pegged to sing for Nichijou but as expected nothing came of it.”

“She’s quitting being a seiyuu, I understand.”

“Congratulations on quitting being a singer.”

“Is there still any demand for her seiyuu services?”

“When she appears in a porno I’ll buy it.”

“Are the lifeliners still breathing?”

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    Avatar of kazaza2
    Comment by kazaza2
    08:00 29/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    As long as she's available to voice Haruhi or Konata in any future projects I'm happy.

    Never understood why her so called "fans" were always beating her up. The only thing she did was her job.

    She'll always be cute to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    She mainly said she was not a virgin, had a sex life, and basically that unlike what creepy stalking otaku think, Idols do pee, take a shit, and have life and emotional issues (herself an example). OK, she said a lot more then that, but if you lay in front those basic facts to any idol otaku, they'll go raging, to the very least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Aya Hirano didn't live up to the fans's expectations.

    She talks about her personal life so openly (to a point where it may count as attention whoring) which is what the fans like, they love this shit when their favorite VAs pour their guts out about their lives, except her personal life isn't what the fans expected.

    The way some otaku see VAs seems like the way many people expected from most Hollywood actors from days we never saw, not a paragon of morality but not overtly "human" either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    and now she got more fan...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 29/05/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I don't know why you go through such lengths on defending Hirano Aya Anon 8:46 even to the point of gross exaggeration about "creepy" otaku.

    I can assure you, those "creepy" otaku at the very least support her through actually you know, BUYING her stuff instead of leeching it off the Internet like you and your kin do.

    Regardless, she was the one that gave up the industry that made her famous and insulted her otaku fans, to pursue an "acting" career which happened to backfire. Then she tries to crawl back to the seiyuu industry.

    Even besides that, she seems to make up a lot of lies such as a taxi driver molesting her, she had sex with that black musician guy, does some crazy shit on twitter, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:02 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hell i don't care

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll agree with you in full.

    As for people talking about how she did this, or that, and what not. Who cares? If she wanted to act a certain way, or do certain things, then so what? Her life, let her do what she wants.

    If I'm entertained, then I'm entertained.

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    10:03 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well said, kazaza2...

    I hope she will never retire being a seiyuu for beloved anime characters from the past and in the future to come...

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    08:49 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    well, like many females, she was an attention whoring, exaggerating, defeatist, drama queen.
    Meaning her own stupid actions (like tweeting exaggerated stories for the sake of drawing attentions to herself) brought about fans (or otherwise) general dislike for her. and because of her fans general dislike for her, the agencies took this as a chance to chain her down. except this just feeds into her exaggerating story telling even more and the self-destructive spiral continues.

    this is just one theory though.

    Which leads us into the next point, If you're a celebrity, or famous person, DO NOT, i repeat, DO NOT post on twitter, I'm sure the tabloids have enough work to do. and if you do decide to delve into the depths of the cyberworld, dont forget to use an alias, channers tend to be drawn towards celebrities.

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    10:46 29/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Well that was a nice sexist comment, thanks! Always need more bigotry in the world, right?

    Comment by Anonymous

    i wouldn't say generalize it as many females, but most females who are very active online are as what you described...

    Comment by Anonymous

    She did more than her job, she became an attention whore.

    Making up stories on twitter every day.

    Turning her back to her real fans and then come crawling back when she fails (at TV).

    Plagiarizing off Nana Mizuki.


    Quite sad really.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:03 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    whoring is one of her job
    she's done a good job

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    Comment by kintama00
    09:02 29/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Lost My Music =/

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    Comment by kamijie
    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, good one.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What an epic troll she is, creeps will only hate her more.
    She would have a friendlier fanbase, if she drop her discriminatory views on otakus, but well, noone cant really change one's opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:16 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only she charges her fanbase to whore herself she'll be a billionaire.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's just good that she expresses her hatred for a bunch of fucktards.

    Fuck the money if you're going to have a sexually starved and sad fanbase like that which will want to fuck you over (in all ways you could interpret that) for the slightest little thing you do that pleases/displeases them.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "music" ? seriously... have some ears grafted

    Comment by Envoy Loves You
    09:01 29/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    “When she appears in a porno I’ll buy it.”

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:44 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet Aya might screw the porno up.

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    Comment by jo1chi
    08:59 29/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Hm? From what i've seen so far, I dun think Aya is that bad of a person. She's fairly capable and talented. Deserves better.

    Avatar of Aya Reiko
    Comment by Aya Reiko

    She probably isn't that bad of a person. Instead she's just stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So... Your still gonna voice Pachira for magipoka season 2 right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    End of trolling? CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Endless Eight?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    does she have something to do with nichijou? .<

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last seiyuu work I know she's done is for a character in Kuroshitsuji's II OVA, which came out 3 days ago... so she's not quite 'quiting' like she's always going on about.

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    Comment by valuheg
    11:25 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She IS quitting. She is only voicing characters in sequels, she doesn't take new jobs.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    14:08 29/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    She really does deserve credit for trying to expand her career. I don't understand why everyone is so short-sighted. But she gave the impression that she deserted that which made her what she was, and even though that wasn't true, everyone still seemed to believe it.

    I believe she should return to her roots and remain on the down low to prove herself once more. But she really is lonely, it's obvious. At this point you can see that her attention getting is either promiscuous, if her assertions of sex are to be believed, or to be chided negatively by these cock-sucking fucks that follow her on twitter.

    Anyone whose gone through a point where they had nobody they could truly call a friend, they know the feeling that being considered useless and chided can do to you. It actually can energize you, much like how pain causes endorphins. You can enter a downward spiral that becomes difficult to break away. It's why suicides can become so sudden. I honestly wish I could just hang out with her for a bit. There is one thing I know for certain, and in the end, all most people crave at some point in their life is for someone to listen to them seriously in a single moment, so they can be present to their own humanity and project it to someone else who is there for no other reason than to see them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:59 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    nichijou eps 09 looks who's the narrator

    Comment by GodMan
    11:27 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So there is still hope for a third Haruhi Season!?

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    Comment by valuheg
    11:48 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is. Just look at Maria Holic 2, it started this season, and Aya Hirano voices a character, just like in the first season. And she is still voicing one of the main characters in Fairy Tail which will go on for who knows how long.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    05:17 05/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well said, HouseLife...well said indeed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that is a good news..

    i don't care about her personal life or involvement in music industry..

    she is an awesome seiyu as Haruhi and Konata, and she should continue her voice actress work

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    won't happen, the industry is trying to drown out all the named talent for fresh faces they can underpay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    when is the Sex Tape?? Dam...why can't she follow the American model!! She'd have a reality show & Sex Tape by now

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >she is an awesome seiyu as Haruhi and Konata, and she should continue her voice actress work

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bet she starts doing autograph tours at conventions and she gets plucked to appear at a few us conventions. After that, it's porno for her.

    Bitch should have took her meds. Damned bipolar broads.

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    08:42 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would actually like to pay to see her drink semen or get semi-abused :D

    Avatar of Jareth
    Comment by Jareth
    09:04 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Haters... Gonna hate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    japs r ugly

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    08:40 30/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the people is ugly, regardless their country... we live in an ugly world... maybe in an ugly multiverse.

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    Comment by Shigihito
    07:07 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Umm... excuse my cluelessness, but what exactly has she done to receive such rude treatment?

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    Comment by Morgadeth
    07:15 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The internet is rude by default.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    07:24 29/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    you have to go into internet options > content > advanced options > and turn General Impudence to "Off"

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    Comment by Hayate
    08:08 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    those thing are actually just like your mother who came to wake u up in the morning, she wont stop even if u yell "Shut it, old hag!!!" from the bottom of your lung...

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    Comment by Vulcan
    07:16 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    God only knows why people are so angry on the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:43 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like to call it vexation of the mind; too much free time to dwell on frivolous. A few bad apples act like jerks to get a rise, people get angry, people think its reality, they too start acting like this completing the happy cycle.

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    Comment by Elc
    08:17 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    anonymity tends to allow people to be complete douches and not have any real consequences, you must remember that the vast majority of humans are quite stupid and selfish.
    Aya Hirano had a good run... for as long as she refrained from actively showing her ignorance at how the internet is like...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    we need to upgrade soon, let's dispose those Mk.II

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    08:42 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    correction, the vast majority of humans are quite spiteful, when there are no consequences, id like to see anyone say otherwise

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    Comment by Myballz
    09:19 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pissed off some lonely Otaku when she said " I like older men".

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    what she has done is doing twitter, talking to ppl, doing her job....
    and that's why the otaku blaming her
    as for me, i just enjoy the stupidity happen between her and the freaking otaku

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    artefact loves everything about aya hirano, so can't help hear every smidgen about her daily life every few days... least this post has some relevancy

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    Comment by Hayate
    08:11 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    to get the answer u can check the above mini-similar-whatsoever-that-goes-along-with-the-title kind of mini title...

    just to warn u, u have been warned...

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's cuz she's an attention whore and you're a lonely fag who has nothing better to do than jerking off to her armpits.

    Anyway, I'm glad the cunt RAGEquit'd the music industry, my hard work of trolling that hoe's twitter seems to finally pay off ^_^ (or maybe not cuz the hoe seems to be really good at trolling innocent people so maybe it's just another of her cuntfuck antics to get some attention, like usual)

    My next wish is for this bitch to quit arousing retarded animu weabooz with her nasal tits-squeezing voice and appear in a porno where she will get a black dick up similarly size-wise to the nigga she was with in the previous article. Or maybe bigger in order to fil up that gaping black hole of an anus which was extended by that very same nigga. Kthnxby

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ur dick must be pretty hard after all that...fucking loser haha

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 29/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Worst post and worst comeback EVER at 08:08.

    If you are gonna troll, at least make it belivable. You suck. You fail. It's bottom feeding pathetic.

    Comment by Anonymous

    aww, is that some penis sucking action 7:57?

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol weaboo. Why don't you try and worship your own white trash like Lindsay Lohan instead?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Are you familiar with GIFT? The Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory

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