|Native name||平野 綾|
October 8, 1987 |
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
|Occupation||Voice actress, singer|
|Height||157 cm (5 ft 2 in)|
Aya Hirano (平野 綾 Hirano Aya?, born October 8, 1987) is a Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer who has had roles in several anime, visual novels, and TV commercials in Japan. She was contracted to Space Craft Produce, a branch of the Space Craft Group, for her voice acting career, and for her singing career, she was signed under Lantis. She left both Space Craft and Lantis in 2011. Hirano moved to the voice acting agency Grick in August 2011, and into Universal Sigma in 2012.
Hirano spent a few of her very early years of life in America before returning to Japan. In 1998, she joined the Tokyo Child Theatrical Group division of the Space Craft Group company. Eventually, she began to appear in commercials and got her first role as a voice actress in Angel Tales. From 2002 to 2003, she was a member of the band SpringS.
After graduating from high school, she began seriously pursuing her voice acting and solo singing career. Her big break came in 2006, when she was cast as the voice of Haruhi Suzumiya, the title character of the anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The series' public success has greatly enhanced her popularity and career in Japan. Her CD single Bōken Desho Desho? containing the opening song of the show sold out in Japan the very day it was released. This success was followed by her voicing three lead characters in anime based on popular manga; Reira in Nana, Misa Amane in Death Note and Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail. Her popularity was confirmed at the first Seiyu Awards, where she won "Best Newcomer (female)", for her role as Haruhi Suzumiya; the same role also won her a nomination as "Best Main Character (female)". At the same awards, she was also nominated for "Best Supporting Character (female)", and earned two nominations for "Best Single" (One of which is a solo, Bōken Desho Desho?; the other was a group nomination for the single Hare Hare Yukai). In 2008, she won the "Best Main Character (female)" award at the second Seiyu Awards.
She performed at the "Animelo Summer Live" concerts between 2006 and 2008, as well as the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisō concert on March 18, 2007. Hirano was a guest at Anime Expo 2007, along with other cast members from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Minori Chihara and Yūko Gotō. In 2007, she continued to enjoy great success in her career, landing the role of Konata Izumi in the anime version of Lucky Star and launching three separate singles back-to-back monthly at year's end.
In November 2010, Hirano posted a message on her Twitter account that she has had a pituitary gland tumor since junior high school. While not malignant, the tumor exerts pressure on certain motor functions, resulting in temporary memory loss, loss of vision and slurring of speech. She decided against elective surgery because the surgery would alter her nasal cavity and permanently modify her voice. To facilitate her care, she announced in April 2011 that she had been prohibited from taking on new voice acting roles in anime since some time the previous year. She still continued voicing characters for anime that received additional seasons or extended runs. In May 2011, Hirano announced via Twitter that she was no longer performing music for Lantis and has discontinued her music career until further notice. On August 2, 2011, Japanese magazine Bubka confirmed that Hirano was dismissed by Lantis due to a sex scandal involving her sleeping with several band members. Citing a need for a new agency that was more ideal with her career wishes, Hirano announced on August 12, 2011 that she left Space Craft Entertainment. On August 21, Hirano moved to the voice acting agency Grick. Days later, on August 27, Hirano posted a message on her Twitter account, confirming that she has resumed new voice acting roles in anime.
|2001–03||Angel Tales series||Saru no Momo|
|2005||Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits||Pheles|
|2005||Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch||Sumire Misaki|||
|2005||Eyeshield 21||Mamori Anezaki|||
|2005||Itsudatte My Santa!||Mai|
|2006||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya||Haruhi Suzumiya||2008 Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation Award, Best Voice Actress (Japanese)|||
|2006||Buso Renkin||Mahiro Muto|
|2006||Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān||Pachira|
|2006||Death Note||Misa Amane|||
|2006||Galaxy Angel-Rune||Kahlua/Tequila Marjoram|||
|2006||Sumomomo Momomo||Sanae Nakajima|
|2006–08||School Rumble series||Yoko Sasakura|
|2007||Dragonaut: The Resonance||Garnet McLane|
|2007||Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!||Mei Etoh|
|2007||Hello Kitty: Apple Forest and the Parallel Town||Emily|
|2007–08||Lucky Star series||Konata Izumi, Haruhi Suzumiya|||
|2007–15||Soreike! Anpanman||Tanpopochan, Kokinchan|
|2008||Macross Frontier||Mina Roshan, Nene Rora|
|2008||Nijū Mensō no Musume||Chico|
|2008||Scarecrowman: the Animation||Mischa|
|2008||Amuri in Star Ocean||Femina Novum||OVA|
|2008||Lupin III: Green Vs. Red||Yukiko||OVA|
|2008||Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki||Sara|
|2008||Linebarrels of Iron||Kujō Miu|
|2008–09||Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka series||Minato Nagase|
|2008–13||Zettai Karen Children series||Kaoru Akashi|
|2009||White Album||Yuki Morikawa|
|2009||Kawa no Hikari||Tammy|
|2009||Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar||Koneko Kamitoya||OVA|
|2009||The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya||Haruhi-chan||web series|
|2009||Nyoro~n Churuya-san (ja)||Haruhi||web series|
|2009||Dragon Ball Z Kai||Dende|
|2009||Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!!|
|2009–10||Queen's Blade series||Nanael|
|2009–11||Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas||Sasha/Athena||OVA|
|2009–11||Kimi ni Todoke series||Ume "Kurumi" Kurumizawa|
|2009–11||Maria Holic series||Shizu Shidō|
|2009–present||Fairy Tail||Lucy Heartfilia|
|2010||Black Butler II||Hannah Anafeloz|
|2010||Lupin III: The Last Job||Asuka Kagurazaka|
|2010||Book Girl Memoir||Miu Asakura||OVA|
|2010–11||Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series||Kana Ienaga|
|2010–11||The Qwaser of Stigmata||Katja|
|2011||Hunter × Hunter||Menchi|
|2012||Himitsu no Akko-chan||Akko-chan||anime shorts|||
|2012||Girls und Panzer||Alisa|
|2012||Shinken Zemi Kōkō Kōza||Hina|||
|2012–13||Recorder and Randsell series||Sayo|
|2013||Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku (ja)||Konata Izumi||web series|
|2014||Terra Formars||Sandra Hoffman|
|2014||Witch Craft Works||Weekend|
|2014–15||Dragon Ball Z Kai (Majin Buu saga)||Dende|
|2015||The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan||Haruhi Suzumiya|
|2015||Ultimate Otaku Teacher||Toune Yamato|||
|2003||Kiddy Grade Sound Layer||Lumière|
|2007||Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora||Sayoko Natsume|
|2007||The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Sound Around||Haruhi Suzumiya|
|2008||Maria Holic||Kanako Miyamae|
|2008||B. Ichi||Lin Kinpar|
|2008||Lucky Star||Konata Izumi|
|2009||Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka||Minato Nagase|
|2009||Kiss of Rose Princess||Anís Yamamoto|
|2007||The Asylum Session||Hiyoko|
|2008||Bleach: Fade to Black||Sister|
|2009||Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar: Ima, Fuki ni Yukimasu||Hamyi|
|2009||Duel Masters: Lunatic God Saga||Runa Kamizuki|
|2009||Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime||Mena Roshan|
|2010||The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||Haruhi Suzumiya|
|2010||Book Girl||Miu Asakura|
|2011||Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa||Mena Roshan|
|2011||Little Ghostly Adventures of the Tofu Boy||Ai Murota|
|2012||Go! Anpanman: Rhythm and Play – Anpanman and the Strange Parasol||Kokin-chan|
|2012||Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess||Garnet|
|2012||Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess||Lucy Heartfilia|
|2013||Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge||Retz|
|2013||Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods||Dende|
|2013||Go! Anpanman: Mischievous Ghost and Cuddling Together||Kokin-chan|
|2014||Go! Anpanman: Kokin-Chan Became a Mom and Play with Fun||Kokin-chan|
Hirano has had dubbing roles in localized versions of a number of foreign television series and films.
|Can You Hear My Heart||Bong Woo-ri||Hwang Jung-eum|
|Cao Cao||Diaochan||Han Xue|
|City Hunter||Kim Na-na||Park Min-young|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Haley Jones||Taylor Swift, Season 9|||
|Dragonball Evolution||Bulma||Emmy Rossum|
|Giant||Lee Mi-joo||Hwang Jung-eum|
|Renaissance||Ilona Tasuiev||Romola Garai|
|The Thieves||Yenicall||Jun Ji-hyun|
|2001||Tenshi no Shippo: Home Party||Nippon Cultural Broadcasting / Radio Osaka|
|2006–07||Sumomo Radio||Lantis Web Radio|
|2007–09||Radio Animelo Mix||Nikoniko Anime Channel|
|2003||Angel Tales series||Saru no Momo|
|2006||Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch||Sumire Misaki||PS2|
|2006||Taiko no Tatsujin: Doka! to Oomori Nanadaime||Singing on "Hare Hare Yukai"|
|2006||Nana: Subete wa Daimaou no Omichibiki!?||Reira Serizawa|
|2006–09||Galaxy Angel II series||Kahlua/Tequila Marjoram|
|2007||Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Kira Kira Happy Festa!||Memmu Eto|
|2007||Spectral Gene||Nevuan, Kurohime|
|2007–08||Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon||Shirma Magnolie|
|2007||Eternal Sonata||Polka||Also Chopin's Dream|
|2007||Sumomomo Momomo: The Strongest Bride on Earth||Sanae Nakajima|
|2007–10||Lucky Star series||Konata Izumi|
|2007–11||Haruhi Suzumiya series||Haruhi Suzumiya|
|2008||Zettai Karen Children DS: Dai-4 no Children||Kaoru Akashi|
|2008||Tetsudō Musume DS: Terminal Memory||Minami Kurahashi|
|2008||Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon: Majō to Shōjo to Gonin no Yūsha||Shirma Magnolie|
|2008||Sigma Harmonics||Neon Tsukiyomi|
|2008||Final Approach 2: 1st Priority||Kanon Keiju|
|2008–09||Memories Off 6: T-wave||Chisa Hakosaki||Also Next Relation|
|2008–09||Katekyo Hitman Reborn! series||Rizona|
|2008–09||Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka series||Minato Nagase|
|2009||Bleach: Heat the Soul 6||Dark Rukia|
|2009||Arc Rise Fantasia||Ruche|
|2009||Summon Night X: Tears Crown||Amelia Kirst|
|2009||Assassin's Creed 2||Cristina Vespucci|
|2009||Magna Carta 2||Zephie|
|2009||Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos||Nanael|
|2009||Kokuhaku||Haruka Koosamumiya, Yosai Kurasawa, Kaede Hayami, Runa Kurasawa|
|2009||Hyakko Yorozuya Case Files!||Ayumi Nonomura|
|2009||Linebarrels of Iron||Kujo Miu|
|2010||White Album||Yuki Morikawa|
|2010||Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood||Cristina Vespucci|
|2010||Busou Shinki series||Electric guitar type MMS Baby Razz||Battle Masters and Battle Rondo|
|2010–14||Fairy Tail series||Lucy Heartfilia|
|2011||Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match||Yuki Morikawa|
|2011||Final Fantasy Type-0||Carla|
|2011||Yakuza: Dead Souls||Hana|
|2011||Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3||Kanonno Grassvalley|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Prishe|
|2011||Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos||Katja, Nanael|
|2011||Sengoku Taisen 1570||Hanahime, SS Cha, BSS Uesugi Kenshin|
|2011||Weiß Schwarz Portable||Haruhi|
|2013||Super Robot Wars UX||Miu Kujou|
|2013||DoDonPachi DaiOuJou||Oya||Xbox 360 version|
|2014||Girls und Panzer: Senshadō, Kiwamemasu!||Arisa|
|2014||Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!||Ikumatsu|
|2014||Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls||Monaka Towa|
|2014||3594e: Sangokushi Eika|
- "Breakthrough" (March 8, 2006)
- "Bōken Desho Desho?" (April 26, 2006) (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya opening theme)
- "Ashita no Prism" (September 6, 2006)
- "Love Gun" (October 10, 2007)
- "Neophilia" (November 7, 2007)
- "MonStAR" (December 5, 2007)
- "Unnamed World" (April 23, 2008) (Nijū Mensō no Musume ending theme)
- "Namida Namida Namida" (October 8, 2008) (Hyakko ending theme)
- "Set me Free/Sing A Song!" (April 29, 2009)
- "Super Driver" (July 22, 2009) (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya opening theme)
- "Hysteric Barbie" (June 23, 2010)
- "TOxxxIC" (February 20, 2013)
- "Promise" (October 9, 2013)
- "Hare Hare Yukai" (2006)
- "Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsumeawase" (2006)
- "Haruhi Suzumiya Character Song" (2006)
- "Saikyo Pare Parade" (2006)
- "Mei Etō Character Song" (2006)
- "Sanae Nakajima Character Song" (2006)
- "Motteke! Sailor Fuku" (2007)
- "Konata Izumi Character Song" (2007)
- "Mune Pettan Girls Character Song" (2007)
- "Kosutte! Oh My Honey" (2007)
- "Tomare!" (2009)
- "Haruhi Suzumiya Character Song II" (2009)
- "Seikon no Qwaser Character Song" (2010)
- "Fairy Tail Character Song" (2010)
- "Party! LoveBeat!" (along with Kanae Itō and Haruka Kudō) (2012)
- "Zutto Kitto", Fairy Tail film ending theme (2012)
- Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisō (2007)
- Love Letter (ラブレター Rabu Retā?) (November 21, 2007)
- Love Story (ラブストーリー Rabu Sutori?) (April 25, 2008)
- 1st Live 2008 Riot Tour Live (February 25, 2009)
- I Love You (March 18, 2009)
- Aya Hirano Music Clip Collection Vol.1 (September 9, 2009)
- Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensō (February 26, 2010)
- Aya Hirano 2nd Live Tour 2009 "Speed Star Tours" Live DVD (June 23, 2010)
- Aya Hirano Special Live 2010 -Kiss me- (May 3, 2011)
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