Re: Lucy Heartfillia's Voice Actress Gets Banned
She signed a deal in 212 with Universal Sigma; after she left Space Craft. So, it's not like she's been banned from voicing forever or that her career is over - she just changed contracts. It's up to anime studios saying 'yes' or 'no' to appointing her now. She's still working!!!
On the scandal, I don't even see it as shocking. She had sex with 3 members of her band but there wasn't any video/porn/mms made [the pic is just a sensuous after-sex one]. It wasn't even a rape kind of thing or torture, hell, it even seems to have been consensual sex with all of them and it isn't like she took money from them ect...
Yes, her deeds are a bit slutty and loose, but it's her personal life. I don't get why she should get such treatment frankly. If we were to see all celebrities, I bet so many of them have different one night stands with different people. Right now, the J-society has just use her as sacrificial lamb.
It's the first time - a voice actor is revealed in something like that (though some seiyuus left and turned to different professions). The people just want to hate on her by jumping on the 'Let's hate her because she did a wh*re like thing'. There is a large body of Japanese otaku who actively dislike Hirano Aya right now. That's unfair because realistically, so many people had sex with different persons at some point in their life.
Why can't she live her life the way she wants, just because otakus and fans make a 'saint' like image of her? She has been appointed because of her voice that is archetypal to bubbly heroines like Haruhi, Lucy (FT), Mamori (Eyeshield), Layla (NANA), Misa (Death Note) and more... She became an idol; due to her singing and unfortunately, Japanese otakus like their idols for posing sexy pictures in magazines, singing songs in concerts, keep a fanclub alive but can't appreciate if she has done something a bit more in personal life...
Frankly, the true scandal is not that she slept with 3 guys and post a pic later on. The true scandal is how she has boycotted of her profession. Now, otakus and agencies don't want because seemingly, a person like her will make any anime character sound like a sl*t. That's plain stupid and laughable.
Oh, I'll drop something. Look at some of her past characters. What she did is something that Layla (NANA) did quite a bit in NANA. Misa Amane (Death Note) also did lots of lingeries shoots and allowed Light to keep her as a ******. Oh, and I forgot to all die-hard fans of Haruhi, this is something I could actually see Haruhi do - like bored of life and try something "new". I'm flabbergasted by how otakus and agencies want to preserve integrity, honour, chastity of a digital anime characters but are all okay about ruining a persons profession.
I'm not a fan of Hirano Aya but I view of what she went through as harsh and unfair. So, I'd wish her good luck. Hopefully, she'll get a new job other than seiyuus or that agencies could appoint her despite her "reputation." Perhaps, she can be a seiyuu for hentai/ecchi anime characters...Anyhow, I wish her courage and success in her future endeavours