The stalker claims to have followed her to her apartment building and to have found that Ooshima Tomohiro 大嶋文博 (professional name Tom-H@ck) lives in the same building.
The stalker says there must be something special about this building, since the other members of Sphere all live close to where they work, and this building is not only far from there but also so far from its rail station that she uses a taxi to go back and forth to the station.
This seems somewhat flimsy evidence to me, as is usual in these cases, but in the interests of more romance, I thought I'd let people know.
The blogger claims that he saw Aki arrive home and then the lights go on in the apartment whose postbox said "Ooshima." In further corroboration, he says that the apartment is a "maisonette," and Aki-chan has said that she has an apartment of that type. In Japan, the word seems to refer mainly to apartments that have two floors.
I can't find very good shots of Tom-H@ck, but here are some poor ones:
He is 26 (Ainama is 25). He is from Miyagi Prefecture, the area hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Ainama is also from the provinces: she is from Tokushima, on Shikoku. The fact that Aki-chan has apparently related some stories about people in the quake area is a tantalizing connection.
Tom-H@ck is doing all the music, themes and BGM, for the current show Bokutachi wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai.
The blogger also includes a shot of Ainama, supposedly near her home:
By the way, that "Ainama" nickname is based on a humorous misreading of the kanji for Aki-chan's given name 愛生.
This new couple just adds to the uproar. There are already strong rumours about Tomatsu Haruka and Irino Miyu. The blogger says that copyright claims by Sony have forced him to take down videos and a blog post that supported the rumours.
In any case, some Sphere and K-On fans have taken all this at face value and have erupted into the typical lovelorn otaku rage. Here are a couple of images that demonstrate their feelings:
|Taketatsu Ayana (Azusa, right) is under a similar cloud since|
the discovery of a photo-sticker of her and a male friend.
Finally, it just occurred to me that two of the seiyuus who have had parts of their private life revealed recently will star together in the new Last Exile: Toyosaki Aki (whose supposed lover has been named) and Yuuki Aoi (whose university has been named).