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NEWS: Voice Actress Aya Hirano to Study Abroad in New York For 4 Months


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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:56 am Reply with quote
Well I guess this is good timing since Fairy Tail and Gintama just ended.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:38 am Reply with quote
When you've fulfilled your duties, you can do that. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:14 am Reply with quote
I can't help but wonder what her true motive for this.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:21 am Reply with quote
Without thinking very hard, this news item raises more questions than it answers.

It's only for four months.

But it's not right away.

And it's to NYC.

And in 2012 she couldn't speak English at Otakon (although I suppose she could have learned in the last 4 years).

If her agency had just announced she'd be taking a break for a few months (no mention of studying, no mention of NYC), it would have been less mysterious.
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omegaproxy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:38 am Reply with quote
I do remember that she did live in NY when she was very young or something.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:39 am Reply with quote
Should be pointed out that she is scheduled to appear at Animazement in two months...whatever is in the works, I hope it turns out well.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:03 am Reply with quote
Aya Hirano is an underrated VA as anything that is not Haruhi. She needs more roles.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:50 am Reply with quote
My guess is this is part of a plan to revive her career. Haven't heard her in too many series lately, loved her as Konata.
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Karisu



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:59 am Reply with quote
The only thing that makes sense to me is that she's going to improve her English. In which case 4 months with intensive classes could be very beneficial on that front.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:57 am Reply with quote
Karisu wrote:
The only thing that makes sense to me is that she's going to improve her English.
Could also be musical theatre training. She's apparently pursuing that career path pretty seriously, having appeared in Tokyo productions of Mozart! (first half of the video), Spamalot and Les Misérables, and what better place to get advanced training for this than Broadway?
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:01 pm Reply with quote
omegaproxy wrote:
I can't help but wonder what her true motive for this.


I for one cannot imagine any possible reason why a woman who had her career derailed because a tabloid revealed she was sexually active could possibly have for not wanting to live in Japan.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:38 pm Reply with quote
omegaproxy wrote:
I can't help but wonder what her true motive for this.

Why?

A person who is an actress and a singer says that she is going to study in a place that is famous for teaching acting and singing.
Why would you wonder about a "true motive"?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:58 pm Reply with quote
Well, if Hirsano-san can improve her English and become a good Hollywood actress, she could be earning a salary measured in the millions of US dollars for each role she plays--especially if she becomes popular on this side of the Pacific, where scandals are not as detrimental to an artistic career as it is in Japan, in my humble opinion.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:08 pm Reply with quote
Sacto0562 wrote:
Well, if Hirsano-san can improve her English and become a good Hollywood actress, she could be earning a salary measured in the millions of US dollars for each role she plays--especially if she becomes popular on this side of the Pacific, where scandals are not as detrimental to an artistic career as it is in Japan, in my humble opinion.


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D00dleB0Y



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:43 pm Reply with quote
My Japanese teacher just emailed the class saying that Aya Hirano is going to study at our school for a few months. This sucks because I'm going to study abroad in Japan pretty soon at just about the same time she's coming here! The freakin irony.

Edit: It would be really embarrassing if this was just an April Fool's joke.


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