September 10, 2012
Former AKB48 member Hirajima Natsumi (20) has announced her return to the entertainment industry.
On October 24th, Hirajima will begin performing in the stage play “GO, JET! GO! GO! ~ I LOVE YOU ga Ienakute~” at Shinjuku SPACE107 in Tokyo. Hirajima commented, “I’m looking forward to starting practice”.
In January of this year, Hirajima left AKB48 after shots of her and a man were leaked to the public. The contract with her company was never broken, but she had stopped her activities. Starting in April, Hirajima began attending university and has stated that she loves it. Also, Hirajima has started learning English as she plans on studying abroad. She also enjoys cooking, and has been traveling back and forth to cooking classes.
And, she will be co-starring in the play with officemate and former AKB48 first generation member and close friend Urano Kazumi (26). Hirajima commented, “I am really happy to be performing with Cindy (Urano). It’s been awhile since we’ve been on stage together, so I’m really excited. I’ll work my hardest”.