Former AKB48 member Kaoru Mitsumune was at Tokyo Kokusai Forum on September 3 for the completion screening event of ATARU: The First Love & The Last Kill. This was Mitsumune's first public appearance since attending the completion press conference for Joshi Camera in August last year.
Masahiro Nakai, AKB48's Haruka Shimazaki, and Mitsumune went on stage in front of 5,000 people in attendance and commented: "I'm really happy that they allowed me to be a part of this once again!"
This is the movie version of the hit drama ATARU, which was shown in 2012. Mitsumune played the role of Yui Ishikawa, a staff of the Criminal Identification Division, which was her first time in a serial drama. She then graduated from AKB48 due to her poor health conditions in October and was not able to participate in the SP which was shown in January of this year.
Mitsumune expressed her happiness about being part of the movie and said: "I just couldn't stop crying at one point (while watching the screening). It doesn't matter if I was in it or not, this has become one of my favorite movies. I'm really happy to be able to share this experience to everyone in attendance".
The stage was filled with the extravagant cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yuta Tamamori, Maki Horikita, Hiroaki Murakami, Seiji Chihara, Yasuhi Nakamura, Ken Shonozaki, Masaya Nakamura, Hiromichi Miyoshi, and director Hisashi Kimura.
- ちょっと太ったなShe seems to have put on some weight
- 前より見た目良くなった。健康そうShe looks much better than before. She looks healthy.
- 鑑識役はぱるるとかいうやつよりこの子のほうがいいなThis girl is better suited as the criminal investigator rather than Paruru
- ちょっと太ったかな、顔が丸くなったでもやっぱり可愛いなShe seems to have put on weight. Her face has become round.
But she's really cute.
- ＡＫＢに残ってても峯岸（）の下だっただろ辞めて正解If she stayed in AKB, she'd just be under Minegishi, right?
She made the correct choice in graduating.
- 光宗薫がこんなにカワイイって知ってるの？Did you know that Kaoru Mitsumune is this cute?
- 二の腕にちゃんと脂肪がついてるないいことだShe seems to have put on some mass into her upper arms.
That's a good thing.
- 太ったほうが可愛いよがんばれShe looks cuter now that she looks heavier.
Do your best!
- 少し太ってマシになったな以前はガリガリ過ぎてキモかったShe looks more decent now that she's put on a bit more weight.
She used to look like skin and bones before, it was really creepy.
- 光宗に足りないのは剛力の図太さだなwWhat Mitsumune lacks is Gouriki's boldness
- 肉ついたほうが自然だなShe looks more natural with some weight on
- 希崎ジェシカっぽいShe looks like Jessica Kizaki
- 出てきた頃がこれ位の体格なら、結構良い線いってたのにねShe probably would have reached further heights if she looked like this when she debuted
- キワモノみたいな扱い受けなくて良かったなまともな仕事でがんばれI'm glad that she's not just being treated like a novelty.
Do your best with these more decent projects.
- 片足ブツブツやん！What's with all those spots on one of her legs!
- この子良いよね本人は不本意かもしれないがAKB抜けて正解だよThis girl is nice.
It was probably against her will, but I think she made the right choice in leaving AKB.
- 輪郭かくさないと松たか子みたいだなShe looks like Takako Matsu when she doesn't hide the outline of her face
- 痩せすぎてたけどいい感じに肉がついたね。やっぱりこの位健康的な方がいいよShe used to be so thin, but she's looking much better now.
Looking healthier like this is definitely better.
- 美人だ。頑張って欲しい見かけによらず濃いオタクでネットとかやるのが致命傷だったなあ…見なきゃいいってのができなかったんだろうなShe's beautiful. I hope she does her best.
And contrary to her looks, too bad that she's actually an otaku and looks at the Internet.
She probably couldn't resist looking.
- AKBの時はあれだったけど抜けた今なら俺は応援するぜShe was meh when she was with AKB, but now that she's left, I'll be rooting for her.
- ふっくらして可愛くなったねShe's gotten a lot cuter now that she's put on some weight
- いいかんじに肉ついてるなよかたよかたShe's put on some mass. I'm relieved.
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