NTV is rerunning Death Note (again) this month, and the series will end with a new special episode "L's Successor" Lを継ぐ者.
The reruns are at 2:55 weekday afternoons from last Monday to Friday 22 August, and the special will be at 9pm on the last day.
In Hirano Aya's blog, she says there will be a "talk show" component to the final program, hosted by Miyano Mamoru and herself. The photos were taken at the recording session for the talk show. In fact, the reason for this post is not actually the information, but the photo at right, lol. (click photo to enlarge)
They make quite a couple. The two most widely popular young idol seiyuu of the moment, I'd say. If they were standing, you would see that Mamo-chan is six feet tall (183cm), while Aaya is under 5'3" (159cm).
I hasten to add that they are not a couple, as far as I know. Although they do seem to be quite friendly, having worked together on both Death Note and Eyeshield 21.
I note that Mamo-chan's Hellcat Punks T-shirt reads "Do You Have God Rock Inside?" Aaya's most recent shirt said "Power is an Aphrodisiac." If they actually understand what their shirts say, maybe Mamo-chan and Aya have cultural differences, lol. Or maybe not.
In fact, the Hirano Aya x Taniyama Kishou rumors are running on 2channel again -- on no very good evidence except that she has said she likes men in suits, which he has worn for publicity, and who can run fast, which he did as a champion runner in high school. And an old blog post from an unidentified person who claims he saw them holding hands last year.
As far as I can see from the official site, Aya does not actually have a role in the new special. But she has publicity value, it appears.