Hirano Aya (the voice of Suzumiya Haruhi) made an appearance on last night’s HEY! HEY! HEY! Music Champ program that’s generating huge buzz across the Japanese blogsphere. After running through the Oricon Top 10, they show a short clip of her performing God knows… before the two hosts, the comedy duo Matsumoto Hitoshi and Hamada Masatoshi, interview her. This was the really hilarious part because the hosts didn’t realize how different her real voice was compared to her singing/acting voice. So of course when she’s talking about how she entered the industry at age 9 and started seiyuu work at age 14, they’re making fun of her voice. You can see her switch to that “mature” voice at 3:58 in the video, which gets the audience going wild. I knew she could do both voices, but to see her switch like that was really cool. And then there was that part at the end where they’re talking about nicknames and she calls Hamada “Ensign Hamatis” and Matsumoto “Captain Matsumotinu.” Anyway, it’s a really fun and hilarious video, and I’d recommend everyone watch it.
Watch it on YouTube!


  1. OMG…that was really funny…lol….and for those who are really into Hirano Aya, I suggest you check out her other works….like Lumiere in Kiddy Grade. I’ve been following her work since she started coming in to the anime business. For those Haruhi obsessive fans….you should also check out the DVD episode 00 extra…where Aya cosplays as Haruhi 😛

  2. OMG I’m so glad someone put it on Youtube, I was only able to catch the tail-end of her singing last night. 0o0

    Actually KT Kore, a lot of seiyuu talk like that ‘normally’, like Kugimiya Rie who voices Al in Fullmetal Alchemist; TOTALLY high-pitched and un-natural-sounding when she’s in interviews and stuff. 0_0 It is weird, that’s for sure…

  3. Wow! Tokyo Animation basically took her live performance and animated it on haruhi! IT just like watching the Haruhi performance live! Tokyo animation are awesome in so many ways.

  4. i think she really made it out.
    i watch eyeshield21, and there is an episoide with features her with a 5 minute clip while she is wearing a cheer leader outfit for the Devil Bats.
    She sound more natural there, but regardless, she is still cute. She sound so like haruhi then.. haha

  5. anyone know where i can get the high-res version of her live performance? youtube is fine for getting new fresh stuff but the resolution and sound quality leaves a LOT to be desired

  6. ah hem, and to clarify, i do not believe that i am violating the rule mentioned above here simply because it’s not a raw anime episode, it’s not a subbed anime episode, and i don’t consider it a promotional video because it looks like one of those performances you’d see by a band on jay leno or conan obrian

  7. golthin , it’s Kyoto animation , and no , the live performance is recent but Haruhi anime ended production ages ago

    so technically , they couldn’t have redone a live performance of Aya into anime , unless its a mock performance in house at kyo-ani

  8. linkinstreet..i looked on saiyaman and can only see 2 torrents of hey! hey! hey!..and they’re both from june..not the july one of aya hirano…how’d you find that?

  9. nevermind the last post…i thought the live performance would’ve been on the same day as her interview but it turns out she performed in an earlier episode..now i’m just trying to figure out what day that episode aired…anybody have any idea?

  10. I hope all of you realize that isn’t her real voice.

    If you’ve watched some of the other promo shoots of her, you’ll hear her talking to the crew or at others, and she doesn’t speak in a suqeek.


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