A day like today brings together everything I envisioned when it comes to composing a blog post, that is to say for me I find the most joy whenever I’m able to intermingle a personal passion with the sharing of something or someone dear to me…. through real life storytelling, discoveries and media. The following post is the culmination of many days time, that which was necessary in order to bring to you as close to a complete artist-post as I could muster up within a week, for fear that if it took any longer you may have imagined that I’d gone missing. Every once in a while I do these “artist-posts” as I do have a list of them which I deem necessary to complete before I close my blogging days here in due time. In the past these posts have included the likes of Princess Princess, Ozaki Yutaka, Mr.Children, Matsu Takako, Ueto Aya, Miura Rieko, Qlair and ZARD to name a few, and I do hope that you do look forward to those still in the making which will include Nishida Hikaru, Moritaka Chisato and CoCo~.
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With”artist posts” such as this one, I always ponder the first impression one will get right off the bat…. and so after much consideration here’s the short-list of must-listen-to-songs which appear in this post, consider these five to be Ayachan~ Prerequisites for lovin’ her completely!:
- “Bouken desho desho”
- “Kanashimiyo, konnichiwa”
- “Hoshi no kakera”
- “Super Driver”
- “Ashita no prism”
Every now and then you come across an artist and individual so amazingly talented and endearing that you do the inevitable…..for me that means going on an instant shopping spree!…(^q^)..where I purchase as many releases as I can find in one swoop~!
Many moons ago back during my VOX days in the summer of 2009 the subject of “anime voices” came up and I got the recommendation that I should really check out Hirano Aya. For me up till then, my most beloved “anime” voices had come from the likes of Sakurai Tomo and Miura Rieko….but then this then new found love of a voice took me to the next level~~>!
The following was created over a few days time, then I felt the urge to add even more content here, repeated that overwhelming urge once again now, and so where to begin? Oh YES! Of course@ the very beginning =P….
A seiyuu’s craft is dependant on her/his ability to project emotions, character and just about any nuance imaginable through their vocals as their onscreen personas are brought to life in ways that only a select few born with such *magical* pipes can achieve and excel with.
I first heard Hirano Aya’s singing voice as I hastily opened up her singles and album immediately on arrival…..and it wasn’t until I placed her live DVD into the player that I first heard her speaking voice, so enchanted with life and such highs and pitches that it was all a bit surreal as my jaw dropped to the floor! 😮 Here’s a little MC clip which is her first from her 1st concert which occurs just after the opening two song performances, to just give you a little peek an idea of this most enchanting *voice* that I speak of which makes me feel this way..ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！and can she sing? You Bet!!!
~Hirano Aya MC clip~
Okay and now for a quick vote….
“The early years resume”
Ayachan was born on October 8th, 1987 and at just 21 years old, her resume at the time of my discovery of her music…. it already had read like a seasoned veteran’s, like one who’s been in the business for far more years than she had under her belt to that point~>. Only a very select few can be called “the complete package” and it’s here in which Ayachan’s resume reads so impressively. Titles such as model, singer, seiyuu, actress and composer only begin to scratch the surface of what she’s accomplished in an extremely short period of time. Ayachan’s popularity sky rocketed with her lead roles in the anime series “The Melancoly of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Lucky Star” but taking a step back to see her larger body of work one will find a most impressive abundance of video game character voicings, CMs, movies, radio programs & releases, drama CDs and much more! So much already for such a young talent and her future’s definitely on the rise!!
Ayachan’s released so many seiyuu projects both through anime and radio~type dramas, here is one of my most favorite from her vast collection of this genre:
While adult visual novels brought to life through video games may be a genre of gaming which will never truly “translate” to outer markets outside of Japan, the possibility with anime♥ may perhaps prove more fruitful I wonder~?
The “White Album” series had back then crossed over into anime♥ and here one of its central characters Morikawa Yuki voiced by Aya~chan♥ of course, has her very own solo single release~!! ＼(^o^)／☆～＊～！
~Hirano Aya “Kanashimiyo,
“Kanashimiyo, konnichiwa” is actually a cover song from an 80’s idol, Saito Yuki! I’m thinking that White Album had Hirano♥Aya re~do a version as it’s just so so much a catchy song♪！！！It was originally the opening theme for the anime “Maison Ikkoku”and even the single’s packaging and disc are reminiscent of the 80’s as the disc itself resembles vinyl =).
“Aliens, time travelers and ESPers”
But what of aliens?? (・c_・;)？I mean…haven’t you ever wondered? Do they exist? Do they eat? What do they consume? Would it be awkward meeting one? And what exactly does the director (boss) of said alien movie actually do all day???….. …well wonder no more,
this clip “explains” a lot!
sort of! (。ーωー。)
~Hirano Aya CM (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya DVD release promotion)~
Many many moons ago I wasn’t watching really any anime at all but I got totally hooked on Haruhi! After consuming all 350 minutes of the 14 episodes in the complete episode box set I ended up watching not only all of the Japanese extras but also all of the ASOS Brigade episodes, making of and preview clips as well. ＾ ＾ I don’t think I’ve ever consumed a box set so completely as I did with this one as not a single link or minute was left unclicked by my remote and then I was left with that oh so empty and sad feeling……like I’ve somehow lost a very close friend. (*sigh*…) so no more new episodes to watch I thought back then……and why did I have to watch them all so quickly in such a short period of time?!!! Well then there was a season 2 =) and…! =D
Things I find so endearing about “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” series:/ Firstly it’s Kyon’s narration: I mean there’s something so warm and ensuring about his tone, phrasing, pace and Yes~! his sense of reality and relatable perception through it all. And great stories always needs great storytellers ne~. =) / The offbeat qualities of the characters and all of those sly inside jokes and jabs which occur throughout, some based on popular culture while others maybe just on common mannerisms or beliefs…..and Santa Claus, aliens, people from the future & psychics..oh! and the logic of physics that is! XD / Asahina Mikuru, as all anime craves the pinnacle of cuteness and she’s definitely all of that and beyond~! / Theme songs: opening, ending and all of those in between…especially those in “Live Alive”..a most wonderful moment in the series and the more you can listen to Hirano Aya sing♪♪!!..or just speak!!..the better right!! / And then there’s also bunny, maid and an array of other included cosplay outfits! OMG! and there’s seifuku too! ♥~♥~♥~! / Which then leads to a great abundance of boob gratuities and how Haruhi seems to love dressing and undressing or was it undressing and then dressing???…well either way it was worthy of a few nosebleeds I’m sure from the male audience! XD / The name or should I say acronym itself: SOS Brigade, brilliant!! / Supernatural baseball! / Supernatural video game battles! / Did I already mention maid outfits and green tea? XD / Snow White?!….yes the *kiss*! / Yuki!….so soft spoken and her much too calm demeanor all hiding what’s really inside!…..really one of the best characters ever written!! (dead accurate “fortunes” anyone? 😮 ) / So let’s see you got great characters, voices, pacing….oh and of course a GREAT story line!!
“Endearment ♥ x ♥ x ♥”
~The most ＊endearing＊ words ever spoken by an idol/seiyuu/actress/artist ever!! ♥~♥~♥~♥ ^^*.
From her debut which was a tie in theme song for a PS2 game till the summer of 2009, Ayachan had released 9 singles thus far, here keeping with my original binge shopping of her music of course. Much of her earlier releases favored a fun and peppy J-Pop sound with a few notable theme song collaborations while when coming into her own a few releases later it’s definitely a hard rock sound that Ayachan began to love much more than anything else!
So I’d been listening to her songs almost exclusively during those hot and sweaty days of ‘09 and there was such an array of great compositions that were full of energy and infectious hooks which Ayachan’s vocals commanded so effortlessly throughout that her music became nearly an exclusive love affair over that period of time as I recall it so vividly. Early favorites♥ back then were…”MonStAR”, “Breakthrough”, “HERO”, “Super Driver”, “Bouken desho desho?”, “Aimai scream”, “Yorokobi no uta”, “Ashita no prism”, “For you” and then there was her most most beautifully sung ballad “Hoshi no kakera”!!!! ………(゜∀゜)………♥♥♥
Here you must check this one out live!!….
~Hirano Aya “Hoshi no kakera” (1st Live Riot Tour)
“Hoshi no kakera” is one of those memorable beauties! A song sung with a strong conviction which builds perfectly from the sweet and gentle nuances of its verses up to a chorus which soars, easily one of my all-time favorite songs~!~!
And over those few weeks back then, Ayachan had officially become my favorite♥ “new” female artist! ＼(^o^)／☆
~Hirano Aya “Breakthrough” mp3~
~Hirano Aya Ichibanboshi” mp3~
1. “Breakthrough”/ “Ichibanboshi” (released on 3/8/06)
“Breakthrough” is the opening theme song for the PS2 game “Finalist.” “Ichibanboshi” is the ending theme song for “Finalist.” Such an amazing debut and a super cute song! The chorus has sort of a 50’s feel to it with the backup vocal arrangement and Ayachan looks so much younger here…..her looks really changed in just three years since this release and is most notable when her single “LOVE GUN” was released~.
~Hirano Aya “Bouken desho desho?” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Kazeyomi Ribbon” mp3~
2. “Bouken desho desho?”/ “Kazeyomi Ribbon” (released on 4/26/06)
“Bouken desho desho?” is the opening theme song for “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” and “Kazeyomi Ribbon” served as the SOS Brigade radio opening theme for the same series. The title track is pure ♥, one of the all-time catchiest anime themes ever.
~Hirano Aya “Ashita no prism” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Yorokobi no uta” mp3~
3. “Ashita no prism”/ “Yorokobi no uta” (released on 9/6/06)
This single’s really more like a double a-side!! Both such catchy songs♪♪~.
~Hirano Aya “LOVE GUN” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “GLITTER” mp3~
4. “LOVE GUN”/ “Glitter” (released on 10/10/07)
“LOVE GUN” marks the appearance of Ayachan’s first writing credit as she penned the lyrics for the title track and it was also the start of a 3 single blitz campaign where she released three singles all in a 3 month period! These 3 singles also were released with included DVDs which include each title track’s pv~ and you know how much I absolutely love music videos. =) “LOVE GUN” absolutely rocks!! Especially live in concert where Ayachan really gets her energy way up!!
~Hirano Aya “LOVE GUN” pv~
And be on the lookout for the *fish* out of water rescue! =O
~Hirano Aya “NEOPHILIA” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “forget me nots…” mp3~
5. “Neophilia”/ “forget me nots…” (released on 11/7/07)
Ayachan co-wrote the lyrics for “Neophilia” and composed them in entirety for the coupling with track “forget me nots…” The second of her 3 single blitz campaign, this release also includes a DVD containing the title track’s pv. =)
A much darker song for Ayachan and the pv is pretty magnificent with its creepy good images as well! =O
~Hirano Aya “MonStAR” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Love Song” mp3~
6. “MonStAR”/ “Love Song” (released on 12/5/07)
Lyrics for “Love Song” composed by Ayachan. The third of Aya’s 3 single blitz campaign also includes a DVD containing the title track’s pv. =)
~Hirano Aya “MonStAR” pv~
~Hirano Aya “Unnamed World” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Maybe I cant good-bye” mp3~
7. “Unnamed World”/ “Maybe I can’t good-bye” (released on 4/23/08)
“Unnamed world is the ending theme song for the t.v. anime “Nijumenso no musume” and all lyrics for the coupling with song “Maybe I can’t good-bye” were composed by Ayachan~. And it’s also very notable that Ayachan’s lyrics are completely written in English! =)
~Hirano Aya “NAMIDA” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “WIN” mp3~
8. “Namida NAMIDA namida”/ “WIN” (released on 10/8/08)
And here we have a most wonderful Tsunku connection!!..as he penned both lyrics & music for both tracks on this single release. The title track “Namida NAMIDA namida” also served as the ending theme for the t.v. anime “Hyakko.”
~Hirano Aya “Set me free” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Sing a Song!” mp3~
9. “Set me free”/ “Sing a song!” (released on 4/29/09)
Both track’s lyrics written by Ayachan! =) And Yes~! this single also includes a DVD with the pv for the title track and it’s a such a *cute* one!! Ayachan’s rockin’ sound and image were way back then already solidly established by her then body of works and with this then most recent single from my original Ayachan music binge, she pushed the *adorable* button into overdrive! Σ(￣◇￣*)！！！
~Hirano Aya “Set me free” (mv)
So you’re in line….minding your own business and waiting….um *excitedly*…seemingly ＊orgasmic＊for a bite of your sweets♥….
..you’re most rudely shoved out of the way!!!! (;´□｀)
But of course you know in those famous words of one Bug Bunny, “this means war!” =P
Hirano Aya’s “Super Driver” single release featured the new opening theme song♪♪~ for the anime series “The Melancholoy of Haruhi Suzumiya” where Ayachan also acts as the lead seiyuu in voicing the main character Haruhi in the cutest and often edgiest of voices~!
“Super Driver” comes housed in an oh-so-cute slip case allowing for more cute pics of this multi talented seiyuu while her character’s image makes an appearance too on the back outer packaging, both tracks are also included in “off vocal” (karaoke versions).
“Super Driver” was released on July 22nd, 2009.
Back then the growing current trend with record labels was to offer more and more CD editions which included original pvs♥ all in one inclusive single package. Of course that’s pretty normal these days but back then it wasn’t yet the standard as it is today =). Also wonderful here is the penning of all lyrics for all three tracks by none other than the multi talented Ayachan. “Hysteric Barbie” opens with rapid fire lyrics performed with a taste of conviction and the pv offering is most sweet and sassy with visuals of a new do for Ayachan…it caught me off guard too!…especially since the CD’s jacket photography has her wearing an auburn colored and stylish wig so I just had no idea she’d opted for shorter! And she certainly is suited for both styles so much, she’s always so kawaii♥. ＾ ＾。
Never imagined just how ravishingly~hot Aya~chan♥ would be as a blonde o(*´∀｀)o゛！！And happily, now we won’t have to! “TOxxxIC” unleashes a much more sensual side and in hindsight although sad that Lantis dismissed Aya, here with her joining with Universal it’s like a rebirth of image where the second phase of her career can be born for fans. And with strength through trials and tribulations it can only build more fight and character and in a symbolic sense “TOxxxIC” represents a lot of that for Aya as she’s even shown great resilience through her serious health issues recently disclosed. As a seiyuu Aya~chan’s voice naturally has given her colorful layers of nuances in her singing vocals and even in the rock composition of “TOxxxIC” she seamlessly verses breathy transitioning to power injecting her trademarks we’ve all come to love throughout her music career. The limited edition single includes a DVD containing both the title track’s music video as well as its making of clip.
~Hirano Aya “TOxxxIC” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Mirai Voyager (Aya ver.)” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Mirai Voyager” (original Ver.) mp3~
The coupling with track “Mirai Voyager” is actually even more addictive here however just be sure to stay away from the ‘original version’ as the ‘Aya Ver.’ is much much easier on the ears as the original has some sort of odd effect going over Aya’s voice throughout the entire track =/! The ‘Aya Ver.’ has the same rockin’ arrangement with the assortment of jingly to distorted guitars and Aya~chan’s vocal melody atop creates a wonderfully deep contrast with its energized sweetness~♥ rubbing against such a raw sound indeed! Love “Mirai Voyager” so much!
~Hirano Aya “TOxxxIC” (music video)~
Darkly stylish! And edited to visual~stimulation perfection! “TOxxxIC”’s blend of sexy choreography, hot wardrobes and visual effects~magic which often defy gravity will have you seeing double to quadruple Aya~chans♥…and surely with that much Aya♥, what’s not to love?
~Hirano Aya “TOxxxIC” (music video making)~
A behind the scenes look at the effects and choreography at work!
There’s a cute little typo I think on this releases’ notes as Ayachan’s debut album was released on 7/16/08 and not in 2006 as the album’s notes indicate. XD In all this album offers 6 brand new tracks for those collecting her singles and also her debut song “Breakthough” is given a most amazing remake version here…dubbed the “album version.” =) ♥! ♥!! this album!!!
~Hirano Aya “LOVE GUN” mp3~
Hirano Aya “HERO” mp3~
Lyrics by Hirano Aya
~Hirano Aya “MonStAR” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Ashita no prism” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Breakthrough” (Album Ver.) mp3~
Album Version! =)
~Hirano Aya “Bouken desho desho?” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Aimai Scream” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Yorokobi no uta” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Maybe I can’t good-bye” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “NEOPHILIA” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “Harmonia vita” mp3~
~Hirano Aya “For you” mp3~
Lyrics by Hirano Aya
~Hirano Aya “Hoshi no kakera” mp3~
This is one of the best ballads in all of J-Pop! =)
Lyrics by Hirano Aya
~Hirano Aya “RIOT GIRL” mp3~
Lyrics by Hirano Aya
It’s Hirano♥Aya’s very first music video clip compilation!!! ＼(^o^)／☆ 10 original version videos total, and in addition this DVD also features 7 bonus clips including a remix version of “Love★Gun” & “MonStAR” as well as “making of” clips for “Love★Gun”, “NEOPHILIA”, “MonStAR”, “Unnamed world” and “RIOT GIRL!!” for 75 minutes in total of Ayachan♥ awesomeness~ & extreme *cuteness I must add~*!
~Released on September 9th of 2009, every Ayachan♥ music video from her debut single~ “Bouken desho desho?” up to “Super Driver” are included and while numerous of these pvs were not previously commercially available (some were first press extras on her singles~) for me it was the very first time seeing quite a few of them~! っo(*´∀｀)o!
….so without further ado here are five most *adorable* & supercharged *genki~* video clips from a most amazing seiyuu~ who does it all~!! ＾ ＾
~Hirano Aya “Super Driver” pv~
~What I love so much about all of Ayachan’s♥ pvs is that they’re all deeply original with their designs and choreography~. Every visual is enlightening and it’s even amusing to hear Ayachan♥ comment in her making of clips of just how tired she’s become after such energetic shooting~!!…in some clips she’s just bouncing every~which way! And I soooo *adore* the props and sets~ used as Ayachan♥ goes from speed~racer…to a refrigerator with canned mushroom soup in it?!!!…(^q^) with a band in her living room~, drawings come to *life~*! as well as a shopping♥bag so large that Ayachan♥ simply fits into it entirely~ (・o・)！
~Please enjoy o(*´∀｀)o゛♥ her videos~ as they’re all so so *cute~*! Ne~ isn’t this why we love♥ Japanese Pop so much?…no where else but Japan will you see such *adorable* images~ ＾ ＾。
~Hirano Aya “Sing a Song” pv~
~Hirano Aya “Ashita no prism” pv~
I can’t even begin to emphasize how *cute~* she is in this pv~ omg!!!! ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！
~Hirano Aya “Bouken desho desho? pv~
…..and here where it all began for me…the awesome theme for “Haruhi…”, “Bouken desho desho?” Ayachan♥ looked soooo different here~!
~Hirano Aya “RIOT GIRL” pv~
…now that’s one really large shopping♥bag~! o(*´∀｀)o゛
~Hirano Aya “Love Gun” (pv)~
~Hirano Aya “MonStAR” (pv)~
And now for more Hirano♥Aya *gushing* ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！as her second album is most gush~worthy!~! ＾ ＾
Whether it be ska, rock, pop☆ or beyond…..always so much energy ＼(^o^)／☆ and enthusiasm in Ayachan’s vocals and music♪♪～！！And Ayachan’s after all been one of the most popular and sought after seiyuu in Japan and so this second full album effort came pretty quickly!
And as this post keeps going and going, just a friendly reminder that your music collection soooooo needs some Hirano Aya in it!….
With the first press edition of “Speed☆Star” you’ll be greeted by a *pretty* plastic outer slip case~ as well as an additional DVD containing her pv for the title track “Speed☆Star.” And who doesn’t love♥ pvs~ ne! (*´∀｀*)♥
Ayachan’s 2nd album also has very *cute* songs~ to go along with her intense rock energy throughout, and in tracks like “OH! My Darlin'” her sultry♥ voice really shines through…. so much the essence and ability of a seiyuu to project such emotions all the while being “off screen~!”
Still “Aishite, “Super Driver”, “Set me free”, “Ano hana no youni” are most favorites♥~!
….no wait! I now think that “OH My Darlin'” is my most favorite♥?….(・c_・;)？it’s just such a *cute* song with her style of phrasing and delivery~! Interestingly there’s also a song titled “VOXX”, as in this blog’s previous home’s name…”VOX?”…(^q^)!
Oh and now for the bonus LE’s video clip…..＾ ＾。。
~Hirano Aya “Speed Star” (mv)~
I’m not sure what’s *sexier*? Ayachan running or her most stout presence with the mic?!! We seem to have the same love of a comfy pair of shorts though ne~^^ *Awesome* pv~!!! and you have to love her “star” lighted stage~!! ♥♥♥
…time for a mini visual break! ＾ ＾…..
And here are the album tracks, kiite kudasai~! ＾ ＾
The album begins with a brief instrumental track, and if you love♥ rock~? prepare for *bliss*~ ………(゜∀゜)………。♥♥♥
“Ｓｕｐｅｒ Ｄｒｉｖｅｒ（「涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱」新ＯＰテーマ）” mp3
“Ｓｉｎｇ ａ Ｓｏｎｇ！（ＴＢＳ系テレビ「ランク王国」４・５月度オープニングテーマ）” mp3
“ＯＨ！Ｍｙ Ｄａｒｌｉｎ’” mp3
“Ｓｅｔ ｍｅ ｆｒｅｅ（「アニメロミックス」アニメロＳｐｒｉｎｇイメージソング）” mp3
“Ｕｎｎａｍｅｄ ｗｏｒｌｄ（ＴＶアニメ「二十面相の娘」ＥＤテーマ）” mp3
Right about the time of this CD’s release I had just noticed that they’d already begun releasing special editions of “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”‘s second season and back then it was really interesting that even the Japanese releases for this series were including an additional English subtitle track… and while I’m surely not that familiar with too many anime series I do think that most do no include subtitles outside of Japanese? I’m thinking that the promotion for the first series that was done here in the U.S. must have surely made a good impression on marketers in Japan, showing just how much support the fans here give to anime and “Haruhi” definitely has a special way of *endearing* you to watch and I think it’s even true for the casual anime fan as well here in the U.S. …. so overall big kudos to everyone who helped to bring this awesome anime series to us here! =)
Hirano Aya, Chihara Minori & Goto Yuko
Both tracks here are very *charming* and with the trio of Hirano♥Aya, Chihara Minori & Goto Yuko who do the seiyuu work for their on screen personalities “Haruhi”, “Yuki” & “Mikuru” respectfully, all in the mix for both songs♪♪~, it really gives one visions of their anime counterparts performing these in cellullose heaven ^^. And their voices sound so different while out of character and it’s especially notable with Goto Yuko’s vocals as her very very cuddly and mouse~y♥ character “Mikuru” is heard here in a very very different light~*. ＾ ＾
“Tomare!”‘s (which serves as the ending theme for the second series), a very much rockin’ composition which pays homage to what this series is so much about, pure energy!! And one most mischievous and aggressive (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ Haruhi! No matter what the subject matter anime series theme songs seem to always match so well to the feel and transgressions of particular characters, indeed not unlike direct extentions rather than aesthetic wrappings and through watching an entire series and just knowing the opening & closing theme songs so well by series end they can surely trigger memories of particular scenes, characters and plots alike even when listened to aside from watching said series. So much is the case with drama theme songs too I think.
“Tomare!”‘s coupling with track “Senzaiteki taiyou no shoumei” (I hope I read that correctly! =P ) while a much more laid back track is nonetheless *enchanting* in its composition and in particular I really love the solo lines by each seiyuu during its verses which lead up to a chorus is absolutely cheery (^q^) and *cute*~! While most of the song is *bouncy* with a mid tempo feel I also love so much the little middle break which moves to a jazzy feel which comes complete with a guitar solo very reminiscent of Wes Montgomery or George Benson wouldn’t you say. =)
Hirano Aya, Chihara Minori & Goto Yuko
Any lull in any day can be instantly remedied by these two character gems from the beloved “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” anime series, yup both are sure to enegize and invigorate~!
Okay by now I’m sure you’ll readily recognize that oh so distinctly sassy but sweet~♥ rendition that the most adorable Hirano♥Aya instills into her character Haruhi as we’ve have multiple helpings from this series so are =P! And here are two more offerings presented on “Haruhi Suzumiya new character songs Vol. 1!” And you just knew that these songs were so going to really kick~ in concert! ………(゜∀゜)………。Gotta gush once more =P…..as Hirano♥Aya has an uncanny ability to sound as *cute* as a button (I’ve heard they’re cute too, but maybe I’ve been misled? (。ーωー。)。。。) and in an instant she can power-off vocals with the best of them~! ＼(^o^)／☆ Haha had to get one last vocal praise in!~!
Both “Punkish regular” and “sono hikuu wa kitto aoi” feature complete lyrics written by the multi multi talented seiyuu, actress, singer, idol herself as has been the case with with much of Hirano♥Aya’s latter releases. Both songs will hit you like a ton of bricks!! っo(*´∀｀)o!。。。with their deeply infused rock~n~roll adrenalineヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！As these are “character” songs I’m not quite sure how or if they were incorporated into the anime itself….but whether they’re alternate opening/ending themes, interludes, or used in singular scenes, I’ve already fallen♥ for them completely! Hm, then again these could be completely “imaginary” songs, like as in being strictly “character songs” with no actual connection to the anime I wonder?…(^q^)!
In any case please enjoy♪♪ the rush~~~! as surely we all need to let loose with a bit of pent up aggression now and then ne~? (*≧m≦)！！！
“Ｐｕｎｋｉｓｈ ｒｅｇｕｌａｒ” mp3
Elephant: Do you not see me?
Me: Mmm you’re very large..impossible to miss.
E: Then why this novella all of the sudden?
M: I felt in my heart to show support…sometimes I do things on impulse and not thinking about it too much and more by being true to myself.
E: I’m a pretty big scandal.
M: How is it that men are judged so differently from women?
E: Not always true.
M: I know but I mean you censored his face….was that meant to protect the “innocent?” It always takes two to tangle.
E: Sometimes three…..or more.
M: Omg menage a trois?….here I’m trying to have a serious conversation with you since you’re obviously looking for attention unwanted or wanted. Celebrities are having sex all the time and I mean here in America and it’s not like if James Franco were to have sex with a co~star that he’d be fired by his production company or representation. Ashton Kutcher had sex and it was the worst kind where you’re being unfaithful going against your vows and yet it’s like he got a promotion to the top rated “Three and a half men”…?? Male athletes have sex too and I bet a lot but if someone would score over 33 points per game and average over 32% in 3 pointers and over 5 assists per game that’s all anybody cares about. And shouldn’t it be rightfully so?
E: Remember we’re speaking of an idol and Japan’s culture is very different. The images speak for themselves.
M: And what of the images like where did they come from?…and taken by whom?…or leaked by whom and just really how…and why? And even if it’s Japan I still feel that talented women shouldn’t be so slandered by something we all do. Do you not have sex?..or would if the right person came into your life?
E: But idols are pure.
M: And who’s beliefs and imagery are those? How you sell young girls images for corporate profit without considering their feelings or health..wellbeing?…I mean I don’t know about you but being with~♥ is human nature and just finding love and association through so much personal clouds is difficult enough in youth and don’t even get me started with sexual awakening or puberty which can occur during an idols career readily. The attraction and needs are completely normal. I wonder how an idol’s contract is written…..like ‘no sex’, ‘no kissing guys’, ‘abstinence is absolute at all times’, ‘agree to be an idol at your own cost of personal happiness and health’….’sign here please because you’re smoldering cute and will make us lots of money well…until you get any urge and “we” catch you doing it.’
E: You forgot ‘no showing of public affection.’
M: And I mean isn’t that like an invasion of privacy…oh wait I just thought of Mick Jagger and I wonder how girls he’s slept with during his career with no repercussions and he’s a musical legend and personality. Girls get horny too.
M: While I don’t condone multiple partners as there can only be one~♥ always for me, it’s not like she’s married or engaged and I still believe it’s her own prerogative. I’ve no right to judge and nor should anyone else really. And her label dropped her based on this? Is it like all idols are supposed to be virgins? I guess I’d like to see that aspect of idol culture changed for the reason of health and well being. The NFL changed drastically their policies due to how they’ve learned about the longstanding affects of concussions and in an analogy of well a far away analogy of sorts maybe idols should also be given a healthier lifestyle in the vein of their profession likewise? Sounds outlandish i imagine when idols are symbolic of pureness and yet is it so unimaginable? An outside life which is real..is that so much to ask for?
E: It’s to protect their integrity and overall image.
M: I get the image ideal and yet to probe so much into one’s personal life in this way to “validate” it just seems wrong. You can look hot be perceived as a virgin and yet your personal life should still be just that. Productions like idols are perception and I fully understand how that sells but a line should be drawn between the two…like don’t begin blurring those lines as if without a medical examination from your gynecologist no one should know if you’re sexually active or not. It’s your privacy right and personal. She’s an exceptional talent and why would you abandon her so easily…she whom just happens to enjoy sex ahem…like people do and it’s not a gender thing at all. I mean some are more driven sexually than others surely and it’s all varied and stuff but it’s a completely natural desire and pleasure. Again the perception is of outside minds and what they choose to believe….you can argue it’s like being betrayed this way and yet it’s still a personal perception and mixing that with reality….really? Shouldn’t a girl be able to be successful, sexy, desirable, give off a persona and yet still have a life? Okay you only mate to procreate and keep your species going…?
M: Sorry you’re an elephant…my bad. Still us humans and the consensus like sex mostly in some form or another….please don’t ask me to elaborate on that in hindsight that sounded kinda funny. Sex for humans can be recreational at times I’ll say shamelessly…but you’re an elephant..aren’t we comparing apples to oranges…hot dogs to buns?…scratch that last one.
E: Today’s media and instant access to just about everything and just technology makes this what it is. You can’t claim ignorance or put the blame on desire and needs solely.
M: I still believe that personal should be exactly that, personal…it’s awkward to mix them through invasive means this way.
M: So I went to work and it was originally like any other day but then I met this guy whom I really connected with..felt an instant physical attraction to and after awhile of getting to know him I wanted so much to get to know him better. Could he be my soul~mate♥?…..oh crap wait! Someone may illegally photograph me being intimate or really just having an engaging conversation and then I may be embarrassed in public media maliciously with the financial gain of selling more magazines and in turn turning a once adoring public against me and then I may lose my occupation….my life’s passion….my ability to live through my natural talent~*. Still after time there’s a definite attraction and I’m human so I’m horny at times (note” female horniness may vary from girl to girl and you’ll know the signs and consent surely and that’s the good part =) ) so it’s not like the guys only have a need a passion a want in this way*.
M: Mmm..getting back to our conversation when you first appeared, I just felt much more love~♥ to support Aya~chan during what must be a most difficult time for her and so I revived those posts and I don’t even know if it was purely on intention like to our direct conversation’s meaning really. I just don’t see how being a celebrity or idol should bring upon such different rules….like we have sex and it’s a part of us all and to judge this way just seems so….I don’t even know how to express it but I think you know through our conversing today. It’s just being human…that’s it. And I just felt….that I wanted to support her…i guess it’s that simple.
M: Elephant? You know I swear I was just conversing with a pink and white polka dot elephant just a few moments ago…..?? Where did he go?
Adorable!! Adorable!! Adorable!! .Ayachan’s sooooooo *cute*! need I say more?….I don’t think so. ＾ ＾ Here I’ve scanned 47 *adorable* pages which follow and do click~* CLICK~* to enlarge…..
..because performances like these demand their very own chapter!~!
(Video clip edited….. to see more please support Hirano Aya and purchase her live DVD!~! =) )
~Hirano Aya “Hero” (1st live Riot Tour)~
~Hirano Aya “HERO” (1st live Riot Tour)~
Ayachan’s collaboration with her audience is second to none here! And the enerby and “cuteness* meters are off the charts!! =)
Beautiful slip case here too~!
Hirano Aya’s first recorded live was recorded at Yokohama Blitz and with a running time of 131 minutes you’ll be treated to multiple concert footage angles which you control during select performances throughout the concert and in addition there’s an extensive “Riot Tour” behind the scenes coverage as well as more surprises~!
Sweet moments are also abound throughout the concert in MCs where Ayachan can’t seem to grasp her level of popularity!! (*´∀｀*) So sweeeeet!! And this being her first concert tour Ayachan breaks down with *emotion* after her final message to her fans which goes into her performance of “Yorokobi no uta”…..such a heart~felt moment. o(*´∀｀)o゛ ♥ Please enjoy! Some clips have been a bit edited to keep a bit of intrigue….so hopefully you’ll purchase her concert DVD! Onegai~! =)
~Hirano Aya “LOVE GUN” (1st live Riot Tour)~
The *energy* in this concert is just phenomenal!!! Okay I’ll now shut up!! =P
~Hirano Aya “Bouken desho desho?” (1st live Riot Tour)~
~Hirano Aya “MonStAR” (1st live Riot Tour)~
And her performance of “Hoshi no kakera” (placing it in this post a sneaky second time! =)!~!) just melts my heart, such a beautiful song, beautiful vocals….gomen ne this clip is a bit shortened but to hear the rest please support Hirano Aya and purchase here live DVD~! ＾ ＾ One of my most favorites♥ by Ayachan.
~Hirano Aya “Hoshi no kakera” (1st live Riot Tour)~
~Hirano Aya “Ashita no prism” (1st live Riot Tour)~
And for the finale, just a cute little *hint* here from Ayachan’s “Love Story” DVD, from her chapter titled “Pool.”
~Hirano Aya “Pool”~
Well I’m assuming that if you’ve made it to this point, that would mean you may have found a new J-music/seiyuu interest in the multi talent that is Hirano♡Aya. I hope you enjoyed my recounting of those days which lead up to my original fan~girling of this truly gifted artist and that her songs, anime and performances will bring you wonderful enjoyment into the far future~. ^^*
More to explore!
Just above are 3 additional Hirano Aya releases which I may post further about in the future. They include two albums: “Vivid” and “Aya Museum” along with her second live concert DVD “2nd Live Tour 2009 Speed Star Tours.” I have one other album of hers titled “Fragments” however it has eluded me in storage somehow (-∀-`)、there’s also a live concert DVD/Blu-ray supporting that album.