Aya Hirano, who pissed off Japanese nerds with the admission of her social life, is coming to upcoming Final Fantasy game Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.
Hirano will be lending her vocal talents to the game, voicing the character Prishe. Hirano started out as a voice actress, but is crossing into the mainstream in a way that few voice actress have previously done in Japan. Not only is she appearing on network talkshows and programs, but she's also the "image character" for Denny's in Japan, appearing in promotions and on the menu.
What makes Hirano such a controversial figure is how she's thumbing her nose at idol conventions, such as being chaste and not having a love life — or even being a regular person as evident by the minor brouhaha that broke out when she began following a baseball pitcher.