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Aya Hirano – leave her alone and just let it be

(Editor’s Note: Thanks to Zone Otaku for some of the information provided, which they found on, uh, Sankaku Complex)

I will ask someone to translate this into Japanese because I suspect this is article will be targeting Japanese fanboy behaviors. Yes, this is going to be a rant against creepy people (I’m going to avoid the “O” word) who are just too stupid to get the hell over it.

This strange “Aya-bashing” has been going on for a long time but I think it’s really time for people for move on from being obsessive with this woman. In my not so humble opinion, she was great as Haruhi and Konata. She sang with passion and enough skill for “God Knows”, but really, what else was all that impressive?

I followed this one mainly because she was cute. Yes, that was pretty much it. But when I really measured her talent against Mizuki Nana, Kugimiya Rie, Tanaka Rie, Kuwashima Houko, and some other older voice actresses that I really like, I realized that her talents were really, just her cute face and child-like act in front of the camera. I mean really, did anyone like her as Garnet in Dragonaut? Or whatshercharactersname in Hykko? How about the Daughter of 20 Faces?

At least she acts well enough as the lead one of the Zettai Karen Children. So seriously, for those obsessive fans anywhere, what the fuck exactly do you see in this one? Do you notice that I keep on saying, “this one”. Because honestly, people like female seiyuu are easily forgotten. Which of you young’uns remember Mistuishi Kotono? How about Hisakawa Aya? Whom? Whaddya mean, whom? Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury, that’s whom. Oddly enough, I don’t forget them because I value their voice acting skills in making my favorite characters alive. Sure, as the Japanese anime voice acting industry started to look for cuter voice actresses with better looking faces, I found myself attracted to some of them. But see, looks aren’t absolute and people change. As a matter of fact, the voices of old timers like Inoue Kikuko grew more powerful and more solid as they aged. As for looks, have you see Yuu Asakawa (har har pun) AKA Julia-san lately? Looks can be changed but voice acting skills grow maturer. I’m not just takling about pitch, either.

You think now I’m Aya-bashing, too, saying that she’s not all that great. Wrong! I indeed have pointed out her limited skill range but you know what? I liked her a lot, precisely because of her limited range. I liked the fact I could identify her voice immediately like a signature and the fact she was cute. She’s cute now but I’ve gotten over her. But really, she’s a just another person and just another girl. Recently she talked about her love interest. What’s it to ya? Are you in her perspective dating range as in, you could get in contact with her without being a stalker from Malaysia or Akiba? WTF?

Now, she’s probably giving up the anime stuff or will be giving it up because of all the unnecessary flames that she receive daily. What the fuck is the point? Now people like these fanboys are possibly driving a good talent (again, limited but good) away from some of our favorite shows. Her new agent doesn’t give a shit about anime. So you fanboys are pushing her even further away from voice-acting. Is that what you really want?

By the way, destroying your Aya goods and showing it to the world only GREATLY MAGNIFIES your stupidity in wasting money. Guys, you’re being idiots. Big, fucking idiots. I’ll be even harsher here; idiot fanboys like you are a waste of human life and valuable resources on this planet, so just die and save others some valuable resources. Just die. Nobody really cares about you, so just die. Take the jump. Just jump. Hang yourself. Just do it. Whatever. But leave this poor woman alone. She’s required by her agency to read the shit that you post and she’s had enough. If she quits then it’s your fault and we need to start a witchhunt, not for her, but for hunting you down. You got that? Because you will be at fault.

At the end of the day, if you found yourself being yelled at here, then know this: you’re fucking it up for the rest of us by driving her away. You think she made all the career decisions on her own? Are you fuckin’ stupid? Young Japanese talents do what they’re told to do or risk being shafted and wiped off the entertainment industry all together! It’s only when they get older and occupy senior positions that they get their say. If you’re Japanese, you’re especially guilty of this sin – you know and I know that the average Japanese worker does whatever he or she is told, period, or lose his or her job. The so-called “request” from the boss can often be unreasonable and tedious. What, you didn’t know that and you call yourself a Japanese worker? What a lame joke you’re!

I remember there was one episode in Sailor Moon where Sailor Venus helped to tackle a problem with creepy stalkering fans. She said that to be a true fan, you should support the person and not making her uncomfortable by stalking. In my words, to love your talented people is to help cheer them on and don’t make them feel creeped out, oh and buy a couple of CD’s and whatnot when you have some money. How hard is that? If you hate this person, which would be weird since she doesn’t know you and you don’t really know her, then move on! That’s what the average Japanese fans for anything do! Something/someone new comes, they move on! So get the hell over her already! There are newer and younger faces in the crowded seiyuu field now! Go like them or something.

I’m going to risk losing some of my biggest fans by saying: yeah, I’m over Aya-chan. I’ve been over her. True, I’m still sad that she’ll probably move further and further away from the voice-acting gig, but for that, I blame you creeps.

Now get the fuck out of the global fan community – yes, it is global and I hope from the bottom of my heart that you live a hundred thousand million times as painfully as possible with it – You’re making everyone, including kind and gentle Japanese fans, looking like shit.

Get the fuck out.

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Review: Queen’s Blade s2 08 – really, it’s more worth than its looks.

I kept on noticing that the music actually puts a chill up my spine every time something dramatic happens (a nice pair of Sennheiser helps, of course). Although the animation broke down in a few places, but they sure crammed enough drama and plot into it.

As much as most people will utter: “It’s Queen’s Blade! Plots be damned!” In season two, plots do matter. After the last episode, where Shizuka poured her heart out in death and really made me shed a tear (wow, this show?), this episode is significantly less moving, of course.

The story about Airi and Lana is a little contrived and probably bases on anime character stereotype – after all, if somebody out there predicted that Airi would have a soft spot for a shota, then it’s not a real character trait but a standard anime character type. I mean because the show really didn’t show me any hint about Airi’s possible softside (yes, I must be relieved to see her soft side), I just couldn’t justify it being a legitimate character trait. I honestly thought she’d just walk away or suck his energy. There lies the problem with some of the characters.

There really wasn’t an in depth revelation to most of those characters and even for characters played by expert seiyuu like Rierie, who played Nix. I honestly wasn’t sure the exact character traits of her. The issue here is this: too many characters, too few episodes and too flashy (flashing, too) from time to time. Oddly, in S2, the amount of T&A is actually way down and I feel like it’s starting to make sense…well, like I said before, when female warriors fight for their lives, the last thing they care is becoming more and more naked.

Can’t say I was touched about Airi going away; can say that Lana has consistently showed balls (not literally, thank God). In this episode, he decides to help Ymir to better Reina’s sword. The main character finally gets that excalibur (I’m thinking about Artoria in Fate/Stay Night anime screaming: “excalibur!”).

Nanael…Oh Aya-chan, Aya-chan why must thou be playing annoying characters? Nanael was a sneaky chick but wasn’t that annoying because Aya-chan had a knack of playing her as not-so-annoying, but now she’s decayed into a big, fucking moron. In S1, she redeemed herself by fighting off the trio, in s2 she’s done nothing but being an idiot. Maybe that’s her character charm, but aside from the girly panties and nice melons, she’s done nothing redemptive so far.

I’d like to say “the plot thickens” but really, from here, it’s autopilot for me.

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Queen’s Blade S2 01 – My Staff and Rod shall be your comfort

Queen’s Blade S2 starts out quite differently from season 1 by filling the episode up with intrigue and intentions. As most of us know, it’s a service show borderline hentai that caters to men and some lesbians mostly. It is not for most people. In fact, one of my friends who recently started watching a lot of mainstream stuff downloaded the fan sub of episode one, season one, and as soon as he saw Melona’s milk attack, he turned it off.

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