Voice actress and singer Aya Hirano returns to the stage after a four year hiatus. She will be holding shows in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Aichi this August. Hirano will also have two specials. The Aya Hirano Special Live 2019 – Storm Rider – will focus on her original and anime songs. The second special, “Aya Hirano 1st Musical Concert 2019”, will feature theater tracks.
The Storm Rider concert will be held for one day on August 8 in Tokyo. The Starry Night show will have two shows daily in Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya on August 10, 11 and 17.
Aya Hirano has appeared at Nadeshicon in Quebec, U.S. based FanimeCon and Kawaii Kon conventions.
Aya Hirano began in entertainment as a child actor performing in TV commercials. She played her first role in 2001 in the anime series Angel Tales. In 2006, she released her first single “Breakthrough.” Her first album Riot Girl followed in 2008. In voice acting, Aya Hirano is best known for the roles of Misa Amane in Death Note, Konata Izumi in Lucky Star, Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail and Haruhi Suzumiya in the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise.
In 2011, she temporarily ceased accepting new roles to recover from a pituitary gland tumor that had been affecting her health. She resumed voice acting activities later that year. In 2016, after appearing at a stage play in Tokyo, she went to New York to study abroad for four months.