Tag Archive: Watanabe Mayu

Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48

Watanabe Mayu (渡辺麻友) - AKB48Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48.

The announcement was made by herself on June 17, during the 49th selection (senbatsu) of AKB48 members (for the next 49th single).

She explained that she wanted to open up to other areas and have a fresh start after 10 years as an idol.


Watanabe Mayu new member of Palet

Watanabe Mayu (Palet / 3min)Watanabe Mayu joined Palet as a new member.

Watanabe Mayu is also a member of 3min (サンミニ), and obviously not the famous Mayuyu from AKB48.

She is going to pursue her activities concurrently with both idol groups.


Watanabe Mayu – Deai no Tsuzuki

Watanabe Mayu - Deai no TsuzukiWatanabe Mayu‘s 5th single Deai no Tsuzuki (出逢いの続き) will be on sale on June 10.

This is the first solo single by AKB48 member Mayuyu to be released for almost 2 years.

Check out some photos from her fashion book.


Watanabe Mayu in Tatakau! Shoten Girl

Watanabe Mayu & Inamori Izumi - Tatakau! Shoten GirlWatanabe Mayu (AKB48) will be starring in the drama Tatakau! Shoten Girl (戦う!書店ガール ; Bookstore Girl).

The drama will start airing on Kansai TV and on Fuji TV in April.

Watanabe Mayu will play the leading role alongside actress Inamori Izumi.


Watanabe Mayu – Avail meets Mayu

Watanabe Mayu × AvailWatanabe Mayu (AKB48) was appointed as an image model for Avail (casual & shoes).

The TV commercial for the collection Avail 2014 Autumn Winter Watanabe Mayu (Avail 2014秋冬 渡辺麻友) is on air in Japan since October 8th.

The CM song is Watanabe Mayu’s new solo song Onnanoko Nara (女の子なら).

Check out the video, its making-of and some photos.


Watanabe Mayu × Pokemon

Watanabe Mayu - PokemonAKB48‘s Watanabe Mayu will be the narrator in Pokemon‘s upcoming short movie Pikachu, What’s this Key for? (ピカチュウ、これなんのカギ?).

The short movie will be screened at the same time as Pokemon XY The Movie : Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY「破壊の繭とディアンシー」).


AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 coming-of-age ceremony

AKB48, SKE48, NMB48 coming-of-age ceremony26 members from AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48 held their coming-of-age ceremony (成人式, seijin shiki) on January 13 at Kanda Shrine in Tokyo.

Watanabe Mayu, Shimazaki Haruka, Yamamoto Sayaka and Watanabe Miyuki were part of the girls who became adults. They were all wearing beautiful furisode.

Check out some photos of the event.


Oricon Yearly Charts 2013


Oricon yearly charts 2013 have been released.

As for the previous years, AKB48 are the best selling singles artists. Sayonara Crawl topped the Oricon yearly singles chart with 1,955,162 copies sold.

Their sister groups SKE48 and NMB48 reached the top 10. Nogizaka46, HKT48, Morning Musume, Not Yet, Kashiwagi Yuki, Takahashi Minami, Momoiro Clover Z, Super☆Girls, Watanabe Mayu, Maeda Atsuko, and no3b (No Sleeves) are the other idols in the top 100.