Watanabe Mayu

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Watanabe Mayu
Watanabe Mayu Production Ogi Profile (2018)
Name
Kanji 渡辺麻友
Kana わたなべ まゆ
Romaji Watanabe Mayu
Nickname Mayuyu (まゆゆ)
Birth Info
Birthdate March 26, 1994  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Saitama City, Saitama, Japan
Blood type AB
Current Age 28 Years Old
Sizes
Height 156cm
Professional Info
Agency **
Social Networks **
Idol Career Info
Former Group AKB48
Former Team Team B
Debuted December 2006 / 3rd Generation
Graduated December 2017

Watanabe Mayu was a member of AKB48's Team B.

Contents

Catchphrase

み〜んなの目線を、いただきまゆゆ~まゆゆこと渡辺麻友です
Minna no mesen wo, itadaki Mayuyu~ Mayuyu koto Watanabe Mayu desu
(Receiving everyone’s sights, Mayuyu~ Mayuyu, also known as Watanabe Mayu)

Trivia

  • Audition Song: KISS or KISS (Kitade Nana) (from the drama Anego)
  • Charm point: Eyebrows (used to be teeth)
  • Hobbies: Collecting polkadotted things
  • Favorite drink: Pirukuru (a health drink)
  • Favorite food: Chicken Karaage, mushrooms, meat, macarons, seaweed, white rice
  • Least favorite food: Vegetables
  • Likes: Cute things, pink, Takarazuka, Pom Pom Purin, Nogizaka46
  • Good friends with: Kashiwagi Yuki (MaYuki), Oshima Yuko (Oshiri Sisters), Ota Aika, Kobayashi Marina
  • She is a former member of Watarirouka Hashiritai.
  • She was a seiyuu of AKB0048 as well as other anime productions.
  • She failed AKB48's 2nd Generation auditions.
  • It is often said that her face looks like her mother's.
  • She has 2 older sisters.
  • Her name was thought of by her grandmother, who wants her to grow up as quickly as a hemp (麻) and to make great friends (友).
    • Her nickname was thought of by Yonezawa Rumi, who first used it in a text message to her.
  • She was a cheerful child up until elementary school. When she entered kindergarten she became shy, and even refused to attend school. Her parents let her stay home and watch educational programs instead. After her teacher and classmates wrote her a letter saying "everyone is waiting for you", Mayu became encouraged to return. She had no problems attending kindergarten after that.
  • She was in the wind instruments club at her school and played euphonium. She was also on the school health committee.
  • She was a good student in junior high school and achieved almost perfect marks. She said that in the periods before exams she studied six to seven hours a day until 3 a.m. after she got home.
  • She first learned about AKB48 in 6th grade of elementary school when surfing the internet. She wasn't a fan of idols at the time, but she was interested in AKB48. She visited the AKB48 website often, bought the indie debut album Sakura no Hanabiratachi, and even attended a Team K theater show.
  • She injured her leg just two days after the Team B 1st Stage began. It was thought that she had a fissure fracture, but fortunately only the blood vessels were affected. She had to take several weeks off, and was so frustrated by the injury that she cried.
  • Akimoto Yasushi once commented that she was born for the sake of being an idol. In the early years of her career she was called "CG" or "cyborg" due to her classic, orthodox idol appearance. However, the nickname became less common as she grew older and her personality changed.
    • A notable turning point was the year 2012, when she stopped wearing her hair in her signature twintail style. Until then she had been very particular about her hairstyle and and took great care setting her bangs. Kikuchi Ayaka once shared that Mayu would take up to two hours to set her bangs, and Nakagawa Haruka joked that "if you touch Mayu's bangs, you will be killed."
  • She was known for having a high level of professionalism and enthusiasm about being an idol, to the point that she was described as a perfectionist.
  • She wears contact lenses, and has glasses as well. In her early days as an AKB48 member she showed her glasses were a deep red color.
  • She is good at drawing.
  • She is bad at sports. However, she has been able to ski since she was three years old due to her father teaching her.
  • She took piano lessons when she was young, but cannot play anymore.
  • She is a fan of anime and calls herself an otaku. However, she doesn't read manga.
    • One of her favorite series is Hetalia. Her favorite character is France, and she says he is her ideal type.
    • She also enjoys surfing the internet. She often used internet slang terms in her blog posts.
    • According to Kashiwagi Yuki, Mayu's blog posts are 80% anime content on average.
  • She, along with Miyazaki Miho and Ono Erena, were regular members of the "AKRangers" segment on AKBINGO!. This segment was a parody of Super Sentai/Power Rangers. Mayu played the Red Ranger.
  • She is a fan of Nogizaka46 and her favorite member was Ikoma Rina. She and Ikoma became friends while Ikoma had a concurrent position in AKB48.
  • She likes to watch figure skating.
  • Originally she was chosen as one of the Centers for AKB48's 28th single UZA along with Matsui Jurina, but because she had trouble learning the choreography, her center position was given to Oshima Yuko.
  • She began taking professional vocal lessons to prepare for her fifth solo single, Deai no Tsuzuki.
  • She announced her retirement from the entertainment industry on June 1, 2020.

AKB48 Senbatsu Elections

AKB48 Janken Tournaments

Solo Singles

# Cover Title Release date
01 Synchro A.jpg Synchro Tokimeki
(シンクロときめき)
2012.02.29
02 Mayu2A.jpg Otona Jelly Beans
(大人ジェリービーンズ)
2012.07.25
03 Mayu3A.jpg Hikaru Monotachi
(ヒカルものたち)
2012.11.21
04 RappaA.jpg Rappa Renshuu-Chuu
(ラッパ練習中)
2013.07.10
05 DeainoTsuzukiA.jpg Deai no Tsuzuki
(出逢いの続き)
2015.06.10

Solo Albums

# Cover Title Release date
01 WatanabeMayu1ALimA.jpg Best Regards! 2017.12.20

Team History

Team BTeam ATeam B → Graduation
Joined AKB48 as a Team B member on December 9, 2006
Transferred to Team A on August 24, 2012 (Tokyo Dome Team Shuffle)
Transferred to Team B on February 24, 2014 (AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri)
Graduated from AKB48 Team B on December 31, 2017 (Announcement: June 17, 2017 at AKB48's 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo | Graduation Ceremony: October 31, 2017 | Last Handshake Event: November 25, 2017 | Graduation Stage: December 26, 2017 | Last activity: December 31, 2017)

Singles Participation

AKB48 A-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 A-Sides

Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 B-Sides

Other Singles

Albums Participation

AKB48 Albums

Units

Watarirouka Hashiritai

Albums

Team Dragon from AKB48

NO NAME

Stage Units

B1 (Seishun Girls)
Ame no Doubutsuen
Fushidara na Natsu
Cinderella wa Damasarenai
B2 (Aitakatta)
Nageki no Figure
Nagisa no CHERRY
Senaka Kara Dakishimete
B3 (Pajama Drive)
Pajama Drive
B4 (Idol no Yoake)
Zannen Shoujo
H2 (Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikanai)
Hajimete no Jelly Beans (Revival)
B5 (Theatre no Megami)
Hatsukoi yo, Konnichiwa
Team A Waiting Stage
Skirt, Hirari
Glass no I LOVE YOU
Candy (New Units)
Team Surprise 1st Stage (Juuryoku Sympathy)
Suiyoubi no Alice
Kimi no C/W
Megami wa Doko de Hohoemu?
B3 (Pajama Drive)
Temodemo no Namida (Revival)
Team Surprise 2nd Stage (Bara no Gishiki)
Hatsukoi no Kagi
Youchien no Sensei
B6 (Tadaima Renaichuu)
Haru ga Kuru Made

Concert Units

Live DVD wa Derudaroukedo, Yappari Iki ni Kagiruze! AKB48 Natsu Matsuri

AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsushinai yo ne?

Nenwasure Kanshasai Shuffle Sumaze, AKB! SKE mo Yoroshiku ne

"Kami Kouen Yotei" AKB48 NHK Hall Concert 2009

AKB104 Senbatsu Members Sokaku Matsuri

Yokohama Arena 2010 'AKB48 Manseki Matsuri Kibou Sanpi Ryouron'

Surprise wa Arimasen

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2011

Gyomu Renraku. Tanomuzo, Katayama Bucho! in Saitama Super Arena

AKB48 in TOKYO DOME ~1830m no Yume~

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2012

AKB48 Group Rinji Soukai "Shirokuro tsukeyou janai ka!"

AKB48
AKB48 Group

AKB48 Super Festival at Nissan Stadium

AKB48 2013 Manatsu no Dome Tour ~Mada mada, Yaranakya Ikenai koto ga aru~

Fukuoka Dome
Sapporo Dome
Osaka Dome
Nagoya Dome
Tokyo Dome

AKB48 8th Anniversary

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2013

AKB48 Request Hour Setlist Best 200 2014

Unit Matsuri 2014

AKB48 National Olympic Stadium Concert

AKB48 Group at Ajinomoto Stadium

AKB48 Zenkoku Tour 2014

Shiga
Kagoshima

AKB48 Kouhaku Utagassen 2014

AKB48 Manatsu no Tandoku Concert in SSA 〜Kawaei-san no Koto ga Suki Deshita〜

Kojimatsuri ~Kojima Haruna Kanshasai~

Watanabe Mayu Graduation Concert ~Minna no Yume ga Kanaimasu you ni~

Solo Songs

Photobooks

DVDs

Other DVDs

Media Appearances

Movies

  • Three-Day Boys (スリーデイボーイズ) (2009)

Dramas

  • Majisuka Gakuen (マジスカ学園) (2010) - Nezumi
  • Sakura Kara no Tegami (桜からの手紙) (2011)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 2 (マジスカ学園2) (2011)
  • Sabadoru (2012) - Usa Shijimi
  • Megutan-tte Mahou Tsukaeru no? (メグたんって魔法つかえるの?) (2012) - Mayu-tan
  • So long! (2013)
  • Fortune Cookies (2013)
  • Sailor Zombie (セーラーゾンビ) (2014)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (マジスカ学園4) (2015)
  • Tatakau! Shoten Girl (戦う!書店ガール) (2015)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 5 (マジスカ学園5) (2015)
  • AKB Horror Night Adrenaline no Yoru (AKBホラーナイト アドレナリンの夜) (2015) - Episode 7
  • AKB Love Night Love Factory (2016) - Episode 35
  • Ooku (大奥) (2016)
  • Chihoushi wo Kau Onna (地方紙を買う女) (2016)
  • Crow's Blood (2016) - Isozaki Kaoru
  • Cabasuka Gakuen (キャバすか学園) (2016) - Utsubo / Nezumi
  • Sayonara, Enari-kun (サヨナラ、えなりくん) (2017) - Kiriyama Saori
  • Someday Until This Rain Stops (いつかこの雨がやむ日まで, Itsuka Kono Ame ga Yamu Hi Made) (2017) - Morimura Hikari
  • Black Scandal (ブラックスキャンダル) (2018) - Satsuki
  • Natsuzora (なつぞら) (2019) - 2019

Variety Shows

Anime

  • AKB0048 as Sono Chieri (2012~2013)
  • Nerawareta Gakuen as Suzuura Natsuki (2012)
  • Pokemon: Pikachu, Kore Nan no Kagi? as Narrator (2014)
  • Mahoutsukai Precure! as Watanabe Mayu (2016~2017)

Gallery

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Watanabe Mayu 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2017)
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Watanabe Mayu (2017)
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Watanabe Mayu 8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo Poster (2016)
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Watanabe Mayu (2016)
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Watanabe Mayu (2015)
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Watanabe Mayu (2014)
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Watanabe Mayu, winner of the 6th Senbatsu Election (2014)
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Watanabe Mayu (2013)
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Watanabe Mayu (2012)
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Watanabe Mayu (2011)
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Watanabe Mayu (Late 2010)
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Watanabe Mayu (Early 2010)
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Watanabe Mayu (2009)
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Watanabe Mayu (Late 2008)
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Watanabe Mayu (Early 2008)
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Watanabe Mayu (Late 2007)
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Watanabe Mayu (Early 2007)