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!