Aya Hirano to Retire from Music

Hirano, holding a sketch of Konata Izumi from Lucky Star.

Today, Aya Hirano announced via her twitter account that she would not be recording any more music. She stated on her twitter feed that her album, “Hysteric Barbie” was slated to be her last, but the decision was made to produce a Best-Of album soon thereafter. Now that both records are complete, she is done with music altogether.

Details are sketchy, but she stated in April that she was prohibited from doing any more seiyuu work, but no mention of who told her to stop or why was made from it. Her notable seiyuu roles include Momo from Angel Tales, which was her first role, Konata from Lucky Star, Misa Amane from Death Note, Nanael in Queen’s Blade, and the titular Haruhi Suzumiya.

Since her rise to fame, Hirano has tasted both the good and bad sides of fame. The poor woman also has some mentally unbalanced fans, including one bona fide genius who, after finding out she had a boyfriend (albeit an older gentlemen), decided to burn all of his Aya Hirano merchandise, making a total ass spectacle of himself in the process. Apparently it never occurred to sell the stuff off, possibly to other fans whose grip on reality was a little more firm…

Ari Rockefeller

When he is not training Pokémon and being the very best, the Master of the Written Word churns out convention, video game, anime and movie reviews like clockwork. No one is more productive and dangerous with a pen and paper (or, in this case, a keyboard).

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