Voice actress, singer and Twitter drama queen Aya Hirano has taken to the web again to vent her latest frustrations. In a tweet let out this morning, the actress has claimed that she is no longer allowed to appear in any new anime because the agency that she is signed with. In the tweet, Hirano says “I have lots of anime roles this season. As I am currently banned from appearing in any new anime since last year, I’m grateful for second seasons and long-running anime! I’m really grateful!”
A few months ago, I wrote my good byes to Hirano but I always held out hope that maybe she’d come back to us, the loyal who have watched (listened?) to her perform roles for years. But no, it seems that the powers that be have deemed us lowly otaku not worthy of having anything to do with her. Here’s the part where I’m confused though. Maybe this is just because I don’t understand the Japanese entertainment industry, but why not switch to another agency? I’m no genius but it would seem to me that an agency that refuses to let their talent do things to make… oh I don’t know, a freaking living, isn’t that good of an agency. In fact, it seems that this would fall into the opposite category of a bad agency.
Come on Hirano, we’ve known each other for years now. We’ve shared laughs and tears together, maybe it’s time for you to come back to the fold? Sure you have plenty of trolls who love to bait you into more drama and hysterics but you’re unique. An original even. Things just aren’t the same without you doing something in every other series that premieres each season.