Aya Hirano on Marriage: “3 Times is Just Enough”


Aya Hirano’s virginal seiyuu credentials are at an all time low after her TV admission that she thinks it best to marry at least three times in life, presumably by getting rid of any inconvenient husbands with a quick divorce when they get too old.

The statements come by way of a recent talent appearance:

aya-hirano-marriage-3-strikes-005“Do you have plans to get married?”


But I can’t say I would never do it.

If you think of marriage as being a once-off thing, it’s really hard.

So, I think marrying three times in your life is enough.”

She goes on to reiterate that all her lovers have been older men

2ch is unsparing as ever:

“She doesn’t want to get married!?”

“Aya’s an angel!”

“Stop talking about your love life or it’ll be another debacle, Aya…”

[After her “3 times” statement:]

“Why does this girl feel it necessary to use bitch appeal all the time…”

“3 times…”

“She says she’ll marry at least 3 times??????????”

“Divorce is assumed!”

“What a bitch!”

“What the hell is with her marriage plans.”

“She’ll have already planned the divorce when she marries?”

“She has it all worked out.”

“Even more bitch utterances… Aya’s hobby is getting married!?”

“She’ll probably never marry once anyway.”

“Lifeliners all dead.”

“Marry me once!”

“You guys are in with a chance.”

“Does she think there are people who plan marriages on the basis of a divorce?”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    There is nothing wrong with anything she said. At least she's honest.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:09 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. People do divorce in real life. Also sadly, people tend to have multiple sexual partners and life partners in life. It's just reality. As sad as that may seem, human beings are just evolved apes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This exactly. People want to put rose-colored glasses on but she didn't say anything that wasn't reality, or even anything that was rare.

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    18:12 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hmm Yes She is honest, I'll give her that much but to expect divorce even before getting started?

    Good luck to the first in line

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually human males are wired to be monogamous long term. Humans males have small testicles in comparison to their bodies (compared to other primates) which indicates that those who evolved had the tendency to stick with one woman to create offspring, and would stick around for the sake of raising this offspring.

    Animals with larger testicles tend to be designed that way because they are supposed to spread their genes around to many partners to ensure the survival of the species because the males tend to NOT stick around for the sake of the young. So the more babies around, the higher chance for the species to survive.

    However, it has been shown that human females were more biologically wired to have multiple partners. Hence why there are so many slutty gold-digging girls, like Aya here.

    People tend to mistake the desire for sex with attractive people as "evidence" that we're wired to have many partners. But the reality is that the lust we feel is just to ensure that you'll be having sex in the first place.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    21:23 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not just marriage though. What about having a boyfriend/girlfriend? Don't tell me you expect nothing sexual to ever happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well technically boyfriends/girlfriends are viewed as long-term monogamous relationships unless something happens to break them up. Multiple partners over the course of a lifetime doesn't mean that the person isn't monogamous. It just means their monogamous relationships didn't work out.

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    Comment by msoltyspl
    16:43 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Having multiple sex partners is *perfectly normal*. It's in our biology. *Not* normal is having 1 (or 0, when some retard dedicate its life to some religion, at least officially).

    Only because silly religions and stiff social rules we're brainwashed with say otherwise - it doesn't suddenly make that so.

    Not sure where is the "sad" part you're seeing ...

    What is sad, is that we yield to those rules (and religions) without even trying to create something different, that would be in sync with our biology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You're just as bad as religious fanatics with this shit. There is no "normal." Normal is whatever you, as a logical being, choose to do. Some people want 1 partner. Fine. No problem. Some people want multiple partners. Fine. No problem. I don't care either way as long as you're not trying to tell OTHER people what makes THEM normal just to make yourself feel better.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    22:38 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are plenty of animals that only have 1 partner for their entire life...

    you might try wikipedia and inform yourself before you call others retard because otherwise you are the retard...


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Surely people get divorced, but you don't start a marriage ANTICIPATING a divorce. That's blatant manipulation. Unless you live in the Third World where most marriages are family-arranged, or if you get mail order brides that can come with 2 or 3 years 'contract'; two people get married with the hopes that they'll live together at least until one of them dies.

    A man or a woman who gets into a marriage with the mindset that it is only temporary, is no different from whores and gigolos. After all, contract marriage IS another form of prostitution popular with some men in Third World countries. And here I thought most of us here are civilized First World citizens...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, at least it will be easier for men to decide whether or not they'd give a thought at marrying her, now that everyone knows what she thinks of them, and marriage in general.

    My father had to deal with 2 rotting corpses of 50-something men who lived alone before he retired as a cop on APB. Those men died alone, slowly and in terrible pain in a situation where they could've survived if someone was there to help them(heart attack and brain tumor).

    Not saying marriage is a one-way contribution: I've seen at least 2 instances where husbands sat by their cancer stricken wives until their last breath. Neither involved insurance policies.

    Here's positively hoping that Hirano was just trying to spice up the conversation in that show, and what she said isn't her real thought on the subject.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I don't think she was serious. It's just such a random and odd thing to say. And why exactly three? lol

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    Comment by Elcachetondelpuro
    15:51 12/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    yeah, but her "life-liners" also have the right to be honest & say she is an ugly boring bitch with a gargantuan forehead :P

    Comment by Anonymous

    lol, she better marry fast before bald.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What if the man dumped her for being bald AFTER the marriage, or he discovered that she's been wearing wigs all this time?

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    Comment by Reichi
    12:18 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    She's like the Brittany Spears of Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Except for Aya is attractive.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    18:29 12/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wish she return as Haruhi Seiryuu in a new season.

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    Comment by PirosThe3rd
    02:15 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    in a new endless eight ?
    Just kidding.

    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    12:57 12/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    heck yea

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    Comment by bamboocopter
    23:21 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    three times a lady, that one

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    Comment by HouseLife
    11:25 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Marriage being 3 times sounds like it's coming from a woman from this new generation. Modern perceptions on marriage are in recognition of the fact that people change. I take her statement to mean more like she recognizes that people do change, and as such, sometimes at those points in life you reach a state where being with that person through certain scenarios isn't healthy for either side.

    Labeling it as a certain number of marriages is probably just her trying to truncate that idea and not articulating it well at all. To many of us younger people, the 'eternal' nature of marriage is quite idiotic. Myself included. If you meet someone who can adapt to how both your lives change over time and stick together, then one is enough. If you are faced with difficulty and one decides they can't change to be the new person they need to be in the relationship over ten years or so, then it's time to separate.

    Marriage is always a choice, it's not meant to be a binding contract like it is now. The eternal nature is a wonderful concept, but when it becomes a prison through circumstance, and one side or the other is not open to adapting to the changes that naturally come with life and relationships, then I believe they should be respected and respect each other for knowing that their time together in that form of relationship is complete.

    That said, the problem is so few people know how to communicate anymore that most are completely unaware that they even are in a phase where they need to adapt, thus they sabotage themselves. So it's dependent on the couples' awareness level.

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    Comment by Erin Bushay
    21:03 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anonymous 7:29

    Perhaps she is just being realistic and realised that most people nowadays don't have a succesful first marriage. It's true most women think that they'll have a perfect marriage and nothing wiil go wrong, I know most of my friends do. I for one like to think that one, marriage is pointless nowadays, and two, if I ever get suckered into it, he probably won't last as statistics show. Plus since I'm under 27, there is an even bigger chance of divorce.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    7:29 knows nothing about women and sounds like a twelve year old.

    Comment by Anonymous

    she is not respected by me. she likes attention too much and saying something like 3 marriages is juuuust right, isn't something a woman would say and honestly believe. girls dream of the perfect romantic thing and want it to last forever. in example their "first true love." they would never want to part with him, unless he was unfaithful. sounds to me like she is trying to be "cool." but hell, if she thinks it's cool to get married 3 times to be happy, i'll be glad to shack up with her and get half her shit in the divorce.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I think you give her too much credit as to think she would be that insightful about anything.

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    Comment by PirateKing
    22:36 12/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    What do you mean by attractive ?

    Her bald spots ?
    her thinning hair ?
    her wrinkly face which is sub average for a japanese woman ?

    When I ride the subway I see way hotter japanese girls and aplenty of them so whats the obsession with her all about ?

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    23:07 12/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Well, at least her teeth are above par for a Japanese woman.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think she's decent
    but if you walk through any decently busy street in Japan, you'll see one considerably more attractive girl than her per minute, at least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    By attractive I mean attractive dumbshit. I've seen plenty of attractive girls who had problems with their hair, and she isn't wrinkly. Also, the majority if girls in Japan are fugly. You must have one hell of a subway ride because the majority I see look like shit. There are idols, and then there is reality. In all my time in Japan I've seen the unfortunate reality and the stupid foreigners who think it will be idol central.

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    Comment by gundam4ever2
    12:32 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Leave Aya alone!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And 12:51 ruins the reference.

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    Comment by Holy One
    13:35 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I see what you did there. Lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 12/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Oh she will be left alone, that's for sure.

    When she herself is 45, bald, out of money and loose on pussy, she'll wither away in a hospice, dying from disease brought by HIV.

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    Comment by TC-man
    02:54 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sometimes, I think Aya should not talk about these kind of things. She's a nice voice-actress, but talking about these kind things is not her forte, she doesn't know any subtleties. Just keep your own private life private. Anyway, I thought only house-wives who watch Desperate Housewives would talk about these things like divorces etc..

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah you don't know anything about women.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    14:43 12/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    They are both bald?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lawled.

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    Comment by TC-man
    02:41 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Who the hell is Brittany? You mean Britney Spears, right?

    Well, she's not. Aya hasn't been divorced even once or remarried, doesn't have children, doesn't have all her hair cut in a weird mood, is not an alcoholist/drugsaddict and is certainly not controlled by her boyfriend(s) like Britney Spears did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well the world knows Britney Spears is trash.

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    Comment by Fenek Alfa
    03:53 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll me baby one more time!

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    Comment by Stoopid Narb
    12:25 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i couldnt of described it better myself

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    its funny cuz ppl actually can't read sht.
    she says:
    "So, I think marrying three times in your life is enough.”"

    it means it shouldn't exceed 3 times.

    learn to read b4 joining the bandwagon and u guys might sound more sophisticated

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And perhaps I'm looking at it through rose tinted glasses, but she doesn't even say that this is her intent, as so many are claiming in the responses.

    Could very well be that she's taking into account that the first marriage could end up being "a mistake" that shouldn't have occurred because the partners weren't compatible in the first place.

    And before anyone starts shouting BS, please keep in mind the divorce rates in the Western World. Heck, in the US it's a 50-50 chance that your marriage will fail.

    Leaves marriage 2 and 3, with 2 possibly being aimed for long term, partners actually being compatible, but then one of them dies.

    Would that otherwise mean that they'd have to stay a widow/widower for the rest of their lives?

    Enter marriage three, at which point the person in question should've figured out what they want in a relationship, what they're capable of offering in return etc etc.

    Because she does have a bit of a point with regards to: "If you think of marriage as being a once-off thing, it’s really hard." If you only get one shot at it, then it's just as liable that you'll end up too paralyzed to actually make the jump, in fear of making a mistake and ending up with someone you end up loathing for the rest of your lives. (See also the declining marriage numbers in Japan)

    Now granted this does raise the spectre of divorces and all the legal ramifications as well.

    But what it boils down to is. You're allowed one mistake, two is insurance for unexpected natural mishap (aka death), but three is pretty much the limit of what one should do.

    Fairly arbitrary nr. mayhaps, but three is considered a magical nr. after all, so it's logical that she'd end up there from a social-cultural/historical pov.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 14/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Penultimate paragraph has the synopsis. :P

    Usually the case with long responses, check the last or the penultimate paragraph for the summary.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, she's the Charlie Sheen of Japan.


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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    12:55 12/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I wish I could hear Aya say that in her Konata voice:

    "Once you reach that 'FLAG' in marriage, it's time to take the alternate route and dump your husband for some NTR (Nettorare) Ending~"


    "She's like the Brittany Spears of Japan."

    Except unlike Brittany Spears who shaved her own head bald, Aya's hair is balding on it's own...

    That said, Brittany Spears never VA'ed in any cartoon, anime, or videogame characters...

    Comment by Anonymous

    No she looks as house wife from 70 - something like in Fallout 3 - except darker hair.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    04:16 13/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Marriage is an outdated concept in the modern world. In ancient societies people got married because "God" said you had to and children who were "bastards" had to carry a lot of negative baggage with them through life.

    In most modern societies religion isn't the moral force it once was and single motherhood doesn't carry the social stigma it had even 30 years ago. Laws have been enacted to make both parents at least financially responsible. If they're irresponsible parents a marriage certificate isn't going to help anyways.

    The only people benefiting from marriages today are lawyers when it doesn't work out. If you love one another and want to live together then do it. A marriage certificate won't stop somebody from walking out the door if they fall out of love.

    Change the laws so everybody gets the same social equality and tax breaks whether they are legally married or not. Gay or straight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or just let people get married who want to get married and stop trying to tell people that they are wrong for their beliefs just because they don't agree with you?

    Nah, that would be freedom of speech and religion. We can't have that!

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    Comment by Surrender Monkey
    09:23 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kazaza didn't say you couldn't get married or anything else. Learn to comprehend what you read.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 13/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be stupid and stop acting high and mighty. Kazaza was clearly "subtly" trying to criticize or look down on those who made decisions that he/she/it disagrees with.

    If you're okay with being closed-minded and arrogant, then at least have the balls to admit it for what it is.

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