Aya Hirano

Aya Hirano


10/8/1987, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Born October 8, 1987 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Aya Hirano is a popular seiyū (Japanese voice actress) and an even more popular Japanese singer.

Aya's first anime voicing role was Momo in Tenshi no Shippo Chu! in 2001. She then voiced Lumiere on the anime Kiddy Grade.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • She is 158 cm (about 5'2") tall.

    • Aya has a beauty mole under her left cheek. Her character Konata in Lucky Star also has one.

    • Aya Hirano is featured on several Making-Of video shoots on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Aya cosplays her title character in some promotional videos. In one video, she is on the rooftop where she talks with an "alien" about how bored she is, and in another video, she is riding on a bus, commenting about wanting to talk with aliens, time travelers, and espers.

    • As a freshman in college, Aya said that she hated missing classes, but she loved anime and thus loved to sing and voice for it.

    • Her favorite movie is "Sleeping Beauty."

    • Aya has been known to give her fans and castmates nicknames. For instance, she regularly calls Minori Chihara, who plays Yuki Nagato in the Haruhi series, "Minorin".

    • In early 2006, Aya started wearing glasses.

    • Aya works for the Japanese talent agency Space Craft Entertainment.

    • Hirano made an appearance on the Japanese Talk Show "HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ" on July 2, 2006. When the two hosts, Matsumoto Hitoshi and Hamada Masatoshi, interview her, they are shcoked at her high voice!

    • Aya was featured in the "Voice Actor Spot Light" segment in the September 2006 issue of Newtype USA. She has also appeared in the pages of numerous Newtype Japan issues.

    • Aya's voice is a very high-pitched tone, one that she changes to sound deeper when voicing some anime roles and singing her various songs.

    • Aya has performed four theme songs to popular anime series.

    • Aya has had five CD Singles as of December of 2006.

    • Aya's blood type is "O".

    • Aya enjoys reading.

    • The role that kicked her into the spot light was "Haruhi Suzumiya" in the popular anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. She also sang the theme songs.

  • Quotes

    • Aya: I'm always trying to not let Haruhi [from the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya] outshine me!

    • In late 2006, Aya was asked some questions for the popular magazine Newtype. She was given a prop that is used in the anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. When asked why she made the pose she did, she said the following:

      Aya: As soon as I grabbed the paper, my other hand immediately went to my hip. Haruhi just makes me do things like that. Even during the recordings, I felt like I needed to strike cocky poses right in the middle of the recording booth. But I recently noticed that Haruhi's a bit pigeon-toed, which I think is very lady-like... it's so cute!

  • Big star from Japan! *

    Aya Hirano is a seiyuu and a J-pop singer. She is an incredible star, and no wonder why. At only age 22, she has done several roles for animes, TV commercials and she has released 3 albums, if not mistaken.

    She's a very talented girl, she was a perfect choice for Amane Misa in Death Note. She manipulates her voice greatly, in the way that she has done some many different characters, and I believe that is awesome.

    Her awesome roles include Layla from NANA, Hahuri from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and very others. I just enjoy her work very much and I hope she continues for many years to come.

    p.s: she has awesome songs actually, I do recommend.moreless