On October 3, TV Asahi’s announcer Tsumugi Mitani (27) graduated from “ABEMA-style News Show,” where she had served as a sub MC for three years. On the day of her graduation, she cried loudly when she received words of appreciation from the host, Chihara Jr. It was a big milestone, but even on such a day, there was one thing that remained unchanged.
A little after 3:30 p.m., as she came out of the station after finishing her work, she saw a tall, handsome man beside her. This is Mr. A, a company employee who works for a general company in Sapporo City, as reported in the June 25 issue of this magazine. Apparently, Mr. A had come to pick up his girlfriend, who was starting a new chapter in her life. The two met at Roppongi station and went directly to the direction of Anna Mitani’s house. During the train ride, they peeked at each other’s phones and chatted happily.
“After the article came out, they are continuing their relationship without hiding it. Originally, A-kun was temporarily living at Mitani’s house during the remote work period due to the declaration of a state of emergency, but now that the declaration is over, they have become long-distance. Even so, it seems that A-kun comes to Tokyo frequently and they have many dates, and the other day they went out for dinner at a restaurant near Mitani’s parents’ house.
He has already been introduced to his parents, and in mid-May, the two of them even dropped by a real estate agency that mainly deals in properties in Shibuya Ward. However, I haven’t heard anything about marriage yet. They’ve been dating for almost a year now, but it may be a little while before they reach their goal,” said an acquaintance of Anna Mitani.
FRIDAY witnessed Ms. A picking up Ms. Mitani from work in late September as well. So far, their relationship seems to be going well.
While her private life is full of life, we are concerned about her work now that she is no longer appearing in regular programs. A mid-level employee of TV Asahi told us.
“She still does variety shows with comedians and young Johnny’s actors, but she originally wanted to be a journalist. She has always wanted to be a journalist, and since she loves soccer, she wants to be involved in sports news. However, it seems that within the company, they are exploring the possibility of selling her as a talent, like a second Ayaka Hironaka (30).
The first video of her dieting project on YouTube, which became the forerunner of this project, became a hit with over 1.8 million views. This may have also been a boost for her. It’s been five years since I joined the company, and I’m at a turning point in my life, trying to decide between my own aspirations and the wishes of the company.
Anna Mitani is at a turning point in her life as an announcer, but she has her trustworthy girlfriend A by her side. With the support of her girlfriend, I hope she will continue on the path she believes in.
From the November 5, 2021 issue of FRIDAY
Photo by： Keitaro Nakagawa