Aya Hirano (平野 綾, Hirano Aya?, born October 8, 1987 in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese singer, actress and voice actress. She worked in voice acting for Space Craft Produce and later moving to Grick, and for J-pop/rock formerly for Lantis and currently for Universal Music Group.
Hirano did voice acting since 2001, and her roles were known for Lumiere in Kiddy Grade, Mamori Anezaki in Eyeshield 21, Mahiro Muto in Buso Renkin, Misa Amane in Death Note, Layla Serizawa in Nana, Haruhi Suzumiya in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Konata Izumi in Lucky Star/Miyakawa-he no Gofuku, Miu Kujo in Linebarrels of Iron, Kaoru Akashi in Psychic Squad/Zettai Karen Children, Dende in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail, Garnet in Jewelpet, Ume Kurumizawa in Kimi ni Todoke, Kana Ienaga in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Katja in Qwaser of Stigmata, Alisa in Girls und Panzer, Nobume Imai in Gintama Enchousen, Paiman in Gatchaman Crowds and Weekend in Witch Craft Works.
She worked for Lantis until 2011 after a sex scandal towards their band members, hence the cancellation of the Fairy Tail television series and her departure from Lantis and Space Craft and moving to Grick and Universal Sigma, Despite her departure from Lantis in 2011, She still did roles of anime produced by Bandai Visual such as Space Dandy and Witch Craft Works.
Hirano was Montalvo's Japanese prediction for Rarity's voice in the japanese release of Friendship Is Magic until Bushiroad 's true announcement, which Mikoi Sasaki, a member of the Milky Holmes Group, is set to be Rarity's voice. Like Maaya Sakamoto predicted by him, Montalvo's predictions were never true. Despite the taken canon role, Hirano is set to voice Rarity in Human Ponidox Continuum Shift, Uprising and Anthro Bunraku: The Animation.
Hirano announced that she is casted for the Harmony Jaeger telefilm and Equine Judgement Day alongside Phil "CM Punk" Brooks and Tadanobu Asano. It is her first role for an american Live/animation film.
Roles in HUEdit
- Harmony Unleashed: Human Ponidox Continuum Shift - Rarity, Bridgette, Fluttershy (Drama CD)
- Harmony Unleashed: Rainbow Dawn - Fluttershy
- Harmony Unleashed: Uprising (Japanese dub) - Rarity
- Harmony Unleashed: Anthro Bunraku: The Animation (Japanese dub) - Rarity
- Harmony Unleashed: Spirit Brony High - Young Twilight Sparkle
- Harmony Unleashed: Jaegermeisters - Princess Luna
- Harmony Unleashed: Dramatic Ascension (Japanese dub) - Pinkie Pie
- Harmony Unleashed: Equestria Campus Supremacy (Japanese dub) - Twilight Sparkle
- Harmony Unleashed: A New Beginning - Aaron
- Harmony Unleashed All-Stars: Trigger Factor - Twilight Sparkle
- NaruIchi97 AllStars Harmony Unleashed x My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic: Rainbow Dawn Dissidia - Spike/Barb
- Harmony Unleashed: All Stars vs. Atomic Betty X Total Drama: Slash Prime - Kaoru Hayakawa
- Harmony Unleashed: Guardians of Equestria (Japanese dub) - Rarity, Paige (S2E3)