Aya Hirano = “Intelligentsia”


Aya Hirano’s lingering career now sees her appearing on game shows billed as “acting intelligentsia” and “super-popular seiyuu,” neither of which escapes the wrath of her legion of detractors – although everyone agrees she looks cute as a button in her glasses and school uniform…

Her latest appearance, on game show “Q-sama!!”:


Online, there is a certain amount of scepticism towards a woman who had difficulty putting her bikini on the right way up being billed as an intellectual actress:

“Intelli… gentsia?”

“Super… popular?”

“Her uniform resembles Haruhi’s but differs slightly – odd.”

“There really are some intelligent seiyuu, so why put a weirdo like her on?”

“[listing the others appearing:]
Wasabi Suita = High school graduate
Mayumi Tanaka = Junior college graduate
Yuuji Mitsuya = Meiji University graduate
Subaru Kimura = Attending university
Aya Hirano = Art college dropout”

“Mitsuya’s the best there!?”

“So basically this programme treats anyone coming out of a university as ‘intellentsia’…”

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    Comment by Taylor
    20:58 06/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    ayaa fightoo!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 06/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    hmmm i guess theres something about sailor uniform that cause boners for men

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    Comment by Actar
    21:02 06/12/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Weird right?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    07:45 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I wonder how many people would watch a History Channel special or something explaining the psychology and historical reasoning that sailor uniforms and schoolgirl uniforms can generate insta-boners for many of us...

    ...frankly I would very much like to understand this. Because it reeeaally is intriguing me how powerful it can be. There are many other things that can potentially generate the feelings they generate, but nothing seems to come close to things like that. It's almost like it has become genetic!

    The same can be said for how catgirls are furry, and yet transcend furry in most peoples' perspectives. Have the same drawing of a girl with cat ears and tail, and then edit the same drawing to have deer antlers or something and the reaction is completely and utterly different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don`t see how catgirls can be seen as furries, demi-human more like, unless you are talking about anthropomorphism where a female cat would be made into a human-esqe form.

    Either way, thats the fetish for me, now Santa for Christmas I would like..........

    Comment by Anonymous

    Her nails ruin it, though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed. Fortunately you can only see them at the bottom of the one pic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 06/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    More Hirano bashing. Boring.

    Change the record Sankaku it's getting very old now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous

    Haruhi was trash. Go watch Ghost in the Shell.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    05:47 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    GitS was not by Ayaya. Go grasp the context.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the least you could've done was include something about china in the article so we could make explosion jokes

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 12/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The glasses... Where were the glasses made? :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:08 06/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And as the Phoenix, Aya rebirth from her ashes.

    But as the Failnix she fails to do so.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    04:10 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Her loox are winnix to me.

    As is her attention attraction. I mean, she does go against all the forced limitations that idols/seiyuu are supposed to have in Japan to keep all the ugly nerd fans buying. And she's still popular!! I say go for it, woman!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:39 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Best of luck to her. I am sick and tired of all the Aya-bashing as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Leave Aya alone!

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    Comment by Piecake
    01:18 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Aya why must you be endlessly cute and subsequently shunned by your tsun fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:06 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    smh@sakanku deleting comments

    And the 5th highest grossing Saiyou in Japan this year was...Aya Hirano. U mad Sankaku?

    Comment by Ryuhouji
    00:23 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    The nonstop bashing of Aya Hirano pisses me off too. Mind you, I am a huge fan of Nana Mizuki's work. The way I see it, people make mistakes. Therefore people are human.

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    Comment by Dan Hibiki
    02:19 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    personally i like her and i like seeing some otaku get their panties in a bunch by the mere mention of her name. :D

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    Comment by onitake
    01:21 07/12/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    She looks so tiny compared to Subaru. Wa~~~~i
    And that waku-waku gesture? I wonder what she's thinking...

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    Comment by KiTA
    03:50 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Does anyone at this point care...

    ... About the detractors? Cripes she's cute in that getup. I wasn't sold on the short hair look before but now, wowza.

    Seriously, Voice Actress fanboys are creepy as fuck and don't have near as much influence as they think they do. She'll keep her current roles and continue on to get new ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wasn't she the fifth best selling female seiyuu this year? I wouldn't call that lingering.

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    Comment by Kiririn
    13:51 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 09/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Intelligentsia” I thought this was a case of engrish but the quotations suggest otherwise. Is this the same girl that didn't know how to put on a bikini?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:57 13/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cut n' paste much?

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    Comment by Bakamoichigei
    06:09 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much as I dislike Aya and all her obnoxious bullshit, she sure does look cute in that school uniform...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aya The Best of All ! flws

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    Comment by Your Name
    04:48 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    dood, look at the peace signs! then look at the old woman, she has a gun! D:

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Ben
    17:53 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who's the handsome devil in the last picture?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Intelligence shouldn't be measured by whether or not you have graduated university.

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    Comment by KingFisher
    14:06 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much I hope Aya get some slack from the haters I have to say that everyone else is much more intellgent than her, especially since they have a better education.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 13/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because someone doesn't have as much education as another doesn't mean they don't have raw intelligence. Her higher education was CUT SHORT by her career success which happened right around college age. She can still go back to school anytime.

    And anyway, it's her voice-acting talent and uber-cuteness that she people pay her for. Better to be really good at something then to be only marginally more educated than a high school graduate.

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    Comment by fxc2
    04:28 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That tall guy is Japanese ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is half Japanese. He is born in Germany.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol he's like a giant compared to everyone else!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Like you know, like how Yui Horie was badmouthed recently!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:02 12/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't even think about going there. Don't give a shit about Hirano but I'd fight to defend my beloved Hocchan....the ONLY seiyuu who kept her idol-ness past the age of 30.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who would badmouth Hocchan!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here ya go:

    The visual-kei band Jinkaku Radio's "Hikizan" song is no longer listed as the ending theme song for the television anime adaptation of Yasunobu Yamauchi's Daily Lives of High School Boys manga. This change came after the band's 35-year-old vocalist Yuuki posted a message critical of voice actress Yui Horie on his blog on Saturday.

    Jinkaku Radio had announced in October that the band would contribute the ending song "Hikizan" (Subtraction) for the slice-of-life comedy series. On Saturday, Yuuki commented on a magazine cover featuring Horie and said that her appearance "isn't on the level of an idol? Not that she is a mess, but maybe cheap[-looking]?" He said that she has a "USJ [Universal Studios Japan] rather than Disneyland" look.

    Fans expressed their anger online at the blog post, and the post has since been deleted. Yuuki later apologized to fans, to the anime and voice-acting communities, and to the Daily Lives of High School Boys production team for the statements on his blog.

    Square Enix's official Daily Lives of High School Boys website no longer lists an ending theme song. The anime's official Twitter page stated on Sunday that Mix Speaker's, Inc. is performing "Shiny Tale" as the anime's opening theme, while the ending theme song remains "undecided." The anime's staff has not publicly cited Yuuki's blog post as the reason for the change.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:17 08/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you for the interesting story. This yuuki fellow sure is a bastard!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it looks more like Saki's than Haruhi's uniform

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She is not looking so fine anymore. Obviously the stress is doing things to her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is really boring Sankaku. Everyday bashing her. Give it a rest. This is rather lame, to bash someone everyday, honestly for no reason. It's not even entertaining. Better to stick with posting "Goddess of 2ch" articles, at least those serve a purpose.

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    00:39 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? An Aya article without her adorable cat? Boring.

    Bespectacled Aya is fine too, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am so tired of her. Why doesn't everyone (including myself) that doesn't want to hear anymore about this washed up seiyuu just stop clicking the link whenever her name shows up. If enough do this maybe Artefact will stop posting this crap. What do you say?

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    Comment by DensukeMW
    22:14 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And who cares?
    is not bad... but is not good... so... whats the matter?

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    Comment by Tenshi_
    20:41 06/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another Aya? oh please...

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    Comment by alternative kyon
    06:13 07/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What SankakuComplex is:

    The follower of 2 chan
    Stalker of Aya Hirano
    Dumpster of Top Lists
    Hatehole of China
    And anything you can possible find as "messed up" in Japan.

    That is all. *Bows*

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