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.
After Kiddy Grade came her big break – the lead role and the singer of the theme songs on the ultra popular anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.The anime took Japan by storm. Based on the hit novel series, the anime details the adventures of Haruhi Suzumiya, voiced by Aya, and her fellow S.O.S. Brigade members, who are also voiced by popular seiyū.
Since The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Aya has gone on to voice roles in popular anime series, including (but not limited to), Mahiro Muto in Busou Renkin , Misa Amane Death Note, Mamori in Eyeshield 21, Reira Serizawa in NANA, Yoko Sasakura in School Rumble Nigakki, and Konata Izumi in Lucky Star.
The 20 year old power house has sung popular songs, including “Bouken Desho Desho?” the opening theme to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, “Hare Hare Yukai” the ending theme to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and “God Knows” which was featured as an insert song in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
In September of 2006, Aya released her first non-anime related single titled "Ash'ita no Prism". Towards the end of 2007, she went on a three-month consecutive single release campaign, pumping out such singles as "Love Gun", "Neophilia", and "MonStAR".