Otakon '12: Aya Hirano solo live

10:01 AM on 07.31.2012 // Jeff Chuang

One of the biggest draw at this year's Otakon down in Baltimore is Aya Hirano. The singer-personality-seiyuu talent showed off her renewed poise and mesmerized the masses this past weekend, and part of that is her very first solo live in America.

The set was only about an hour long but she got us when "God Knows" and "Lost My Music" played back to back, forming that magical 8-minute-stretch of time that transported us back to 2006, the year Aya Hirano made a name for herself as the lead actress for one of the biggest Japanese animation work in the past decade. And by that I mean the whole place erupted in a sea of cheerful con-goers, as cheerful as they can be on a Sunday afternoon. It's no easy feat.

The rest, well, is history, much like this concert. Besides from the four Haruhi tracks (Bouken Desho Desho? and Super Driver are the other two), the set is made up from various Hirano albums: Fragments, Riot Girl, and Speed Star. Those of you who were there, you can relive your memory through Hirano's tweet. For those of you who were not there, see if the gallery does anything to tame your envy.

Edit: Updated setlist, click on to see it!

Photo Gallery:   (you can use your arrow keys)

Intro Medley
Riot Girl
Kiss Me
Diffusion (To the Other Side)
Unnamed World
Bright Score
God Knows…
Lost My Music
Super Driver
*Encore Call*
Bouken Desho Desho?

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