Monday, August 09, 2010

Yuuki Aoi Still On a High From Weekend Maid Cosplay

After a few weeks during which exams and report deadlines limited her posting, Yuuki Aoi is now posting more regularly to her blog. And today she is still on a high from successful live events this weekend for this fall's Shaft offering Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru.

She and the other stars of the show cosplayed as maids at the TBS Anime Festa. In the show, they work in a maid cafe. In the pic at right, we see Ao-chan -- wearing glasses, as her character Toshiko does -- with new seiyuu Yazawa Rieka. Meganekko meido-san -- fetish overload.

Ao-chan once again mentions how thrilled she was to hear fans calling out her name.

Good work everyone, yesterday and the day before!!
I got through my first cosplay event without incident (`・ω・´)ゞ
Getting a bit of praise really excites me...
I got so into the cosplay that they had to drag me off stage.
And to have people calling out "Ao-chan" just made me so happy (*^^*ゞ
I feel as if I recognize the voices of people who have been at recent events...!
My eyes may be poor, but my ears and nose are good...
I'm sort of proud of them, I guess (>///<)
And I really got along well with the other actors backstage....
Such fun!....

Here is the whole main female cast (l-r) Yazawa Rieka, Yuuki Aoi, star Omigawa Chiaki, Shiraishi Ryouko:

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Hirano Aya Opens Up About Her Love Life

On a TV interview program this past week, Aya has told, if not all, then quite a bit, about her love life. And it has sent otaku into a frenzy of hatred and rejection.

She says she has always liked older men, and has gone out with a number of them. Right now she is going out with someone about ten years older than she is.

She likes men who are experienced and on whom she can depend. She doesn't like men who are dependent.

She has never gone out with someone she just thought was a good man. Only with people she actually felt something for.

Who usually breaks up a relationship? Usually they do, she said, because I'm too selfish, and don't want to be controlled, and say so. Does that bother her? Not really, since she's an observer type, and just observes what happened and goes on.

The interviewer called her a "strong woman." Aya said that she had decided from early on in her career, which began when she was ten, not to get married. Work comes first, she has to make her own life herself, and become a "terrific woman" who can life her own life. She can't imagine just becoming a housewife.

Here is the first part of the interview, from YouTube: