Hirano Aya held a small event Sunday afternoon for the release of a special Animate edition of her second idol DVD, Love Story.
The picture at left, from her blog, she describes as herself waiting in the wings, looking like an idiot.
She thanked the fans for coming out in bad weather and said it was cold -- as she found out during the question and answer session (below right) when she was in bare feet.
In other news, the set list for her album Riot Girl is out:
1. Love Gun
4. Ashita no Prism
5. Breakthrough (new version)
6. Boken Desho Desho?
7. Aimai Scream
8. Yorokobi no Uta
9. Maybe I Can't Good-bye
11. Harmonia Vita
12. For You
13. Hoshi no Kakera
14. Riot Girl
Fourteen tracks, of which five are new songs and one a new version of an old song.
The album will be out on July 17, and she will do a three-city "Riot Tour" in October-November: Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
There is a clip from the Riot Girl PV on this page. To be honest, it doesn't do much for me.
But her work as Chiko in The Daughter of Twenty-faces (Nijuumensou no Musume), just gets better, as we reach episode ten. It's her best work ever, it seems to me.
This last blog photo, left, is of the part of the Sunday event where she signed special CDs for the 200 people there, and talked a bit to each one.