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Voice actress Aya Hirano and actor Masashi Taniguchi announced their marriage on their respective X (formerly Twitter) accounts on Wednesday.

"At this time, we, Aya Hirano and Masashi Taniguchi, have gotten married," Hirano and Taniguchi posted simultaneously. "We will continue to remember your gratitude and work even harder as artists. We look forward to your continued support and guidance."

Hirano debuted as voice actress as Momo in Otogi Story Tenshi no Shippo (Angel Tales) in 2001. She landed her breakthrough role as Haruhi Suzumiya in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) and began her music career under the record label Lantis in 2006.

Hirano's other notable roles include Konata Izumi in Lucky☆Star, Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail, Misa Amane in Death Note, and Nobume Imai in Gintama' (Gintama Season 2). She is reprising her role as Ume Kurumizawa in Kimi ni Todoke 3rd Season (Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You Season 3) this year.

Taniguchi began his acting career as Nagare Tatsumi (Go Blue) in Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive (Rescue Squadron GoGoFive) in 1999. He has since played in Kamen Rider Amazons as Jin Takayama (Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha) and Kamen Rider Saber as Bacht (Kamen Rider Falchion). Taniguchi and Hirano recently co-starred in the Chainsaw Man stage play as Kishibe and Makima, respectively.

Source: Oricon News

Jan 2, 11:03 PM
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did the slut shaming for aya hirano stop now?
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Haven't heard about her in a while. Hope she returns to voice acting.

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Congrats to them! Good that scandal with her stopped.
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"Taniguchi and Hirano recently co-starred in the Chainsaw Man stage play as Kishibe and Makima, respectively.Taniguchi and Hirano recently co-starred in the Chainsaw Man stage play as Kishibe and Makima, respectively."

What an unexpected union, lol. Also, it's quite funny to see Aya as Makima after she was embarrassed to read fanservice lines at old events.
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Yet another gossip post . Anyway, it is sad to see that there so many marriages and yet the birth rate in Japan is slower each year
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I thought she was already married.
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Yet another gossip post . Anyway, it is sad to see that there so many marriages and yet the birth rate in Japan is slower each year
@Yubisoft Japanese couples prefers to own a pet than make a child nowadays.
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Hope this doesn't start yet another controversy around Hirano Aya. You never know with japanese people lol.
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Yet another gossip post . Anyway, it is sad to see that there so many marriages and yet the birth rate in Japan is slower each year
@Yubisoft There are many marriages of media personalities in Japan, but statistically there are not as many as you think. In the same year of 2021, the number of marriages in Japan dropped by about 514,000.
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@Yubisoft Japanese couples prefers to own a pet than make a child nowadays.
@mizukasa Yesterday I read the news on the Japanese website about marriage and pregnancy of Oozora-san and in the “related news” column there were 5 or 6 news about the pregnancy or childbirth of other celebrities. A couple of them were about their second child, including Toshino Kyoko's VA, who gave birth to twin boys. But it is obvious that even with huge workloads, celebrities still have a much larger financial cushion for having and caring for children.
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did the slut shaming for aya hirano stop now?
@deg It actually already did, till you brought it up ...
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@Yubisoft There are many marriages of media personalities in Japan, but statistically there are not as many as you think. In the same year of 2021, the number of marriages in Japan dropped by about 514,000.
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There are many marriages of media personalities in Japan

You misunderstood me , I meant marriages in general in Japan not only about media people such as voice actors etc.

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@Yubisoft Japanese couples prefers to own a pet than make a child nowadays.
@mizukasa Yes , unfortunately this is the sad truth

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Oh congrats! Didn't see this one coming, and I thought she was married.

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@Omarumba
Omarumba said:
There are many marriages of media personalities in Japan

You misunderstood me , I meant marriages in general in Japan not only about media people such as voice actors etc.
@Yubisoft I understand you correctly, in Japan any marriages are becoming more and more rare every year, which is one of the main reasons the demographics are so terrible.
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@deg It actually already did, till you brought it up ...
@Swagernator wut? i ask a harmless question there great going resident troll friend of moderators
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Yet another gossip post . Anyway, it is sad to see that there so many marriages and yet the birth rate in Japan is slower each year
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I'm wondering who is paying them to get married ain't no fucking way all these ppl are just randomly marrying at the same time
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I'm wondering who is paying them to get married ain't no fucking way all these ppl are just randomly marrying at the same time
@EcchiGodMamster Well I have my suspensions about this VA's marriage especially if you think about her story (to me it seems like a PR move) but I think the rest of the marriages are happy coincidences

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I'm wondering who is paying them to get married ain't no fucking way all these ppl are just randomly marrying at the same time
@EcchiGodMamster It has to do with the end of the year, and taxes.
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@Yubisoft

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I'm wondering who is paying them to get married ain't no fucking way all these ppl are just randomly marrying at the same time
@EcchiGodMamster you forget. The new years is a major holiday in Japan and not to mention its right after Christmas which to Japan is the most romantic time of the year. People getting married around this time is the equivalent to getting married on valentines.
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i see now... although i wasn't being entirely serious lol
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Congratz to Hirano Aya san. She did such a great job voicing characters like Haruhi, Konata, Lucy.
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oh i remember her she was everywhere back then before she disappeared. congrats!
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Man, it really does suck she got harassed for so many years because she slept with a few guys during the height of toxic internet anime fan bases.
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Haven't heard about her in a while. Hope she returns to voice acting.
@Piromysl She was in Akiba Maid Wars as the panda a little while back.
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congratulation both of you!
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Omg, Dende is finally getting married... congrats!
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@EcchiGodMamster you forget. The new years is a major holiday in Japan and not to mention its right after Christmas which to Japan is the most romantic time of the year. People getting married around this time is the equivalent to getting married on valentines.
@komic And like chocolates on Valentine's Day, it became such a huge and important tradition because of pop culture and the participation of a number of brands, rather than any national tradition.
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Man, it really does suck she got harassed for so many years because she slept with a few guys during the height of toxic internet anime fan bases.
@VARice22 This was largely due to the fact that Japanese celebrities are often positioned as spiritual boyfriends or girlfriends to fans. ESPECIALLY after producer of AKB48 found a way to monetize it. So when stars have actual romantic lives, regardless of its “morality,” many fans become furious.
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Good for Aya Hirano, I hope this is a happy marriage for her.
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@VARice22 This was largely due to the fact that Japanese celebrities are often positioned as spiritual boyfriends or girlfriends to fans. ESPECIALLY after producer of AKB48 found a way to monetize it. So when stars have actual romantic lives, regardless of its “morality,” many fans become furious.
@RobertBobert Didn't she also talk about how much she hates anime fans or am I misrembering?
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@RobertBobert Didn't she also talk about how much she hates anime fans or am I misrembering?
@yamiyugi101 Where did you get this from?
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@yamiyugi101 Where did you get this from?
@RobertBobert I read it somewhere I honestly read so many things I don't remember where
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@RobertBobert I read it somewhere I honestly read so many things I don't remember where
@yamiyugi101 If you're talking about the quotes where she supposedly despises otaku etc, that was mostly circulated without a source as a means of harassing her after that scandal. She did get pretty salty later towards otaku, but that's to be expected considering the harassment that was started against her.
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@yamiyugi101 If you're talking about the quotes where she supposedly despises otaku etc, that was mostly circulated without a source as a means of harassing her after that scandal. She did get pretty salty later towards otaku, but that's to be expected considering the harassment that was started against her.
@RobertBobert true to be fair if you're entering that kind of industry it's keep your pants on or lose your shirt didn't deserve the harassment though
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Lol at Haruhi Suzumiya getting married to Taniguchi after all.

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