AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu announced her graduation from AKB48, she made the graduation announcement during General Election on 17 June 2017.
Akita Prefecture filed a complaint with TV Asahi, because their new TV drama's title "Sayonara, Kiritanpo" may affect their local dish "Kiritanpo", and make them feel uncomfortable. TV apologizes to Akita Prefecture and change the title as TBA.
AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu takes the leading actress of TV Asahi upcoming 2017 Spring TV drama "Sayonara, Kiritanpo", Watanabe Mayu gets the role as a rewards she won AKB love factory's best female leading actress in 2016, the TV drama will begin airing in April 2017.
AKB48 is launching a site visit campaign to promote their new sister group STU48's audition, members Watanabe Mayu and Kashiwagi Yuki visit different preferctures of Setouchi inland sea and meets their related government officers to promote the audition.
To Promote AKB48 upcoming album "Thumbnail", AKB48 group members Watanabe Mayu, Kashiwagi Yuki and Kitahara Rie being cover girls of free magazine of music chain stores, for example, tower+ of TOWER RECORDS, the music master of HMV.
AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu will be cover girl of fashion magazine "Soup" (2017 March issue), the magazine will be released on 23 January 2017.
STU48 starts recruiting their 1st Generation on 16 January 2017, and the official Youtube channel has uploaded new videos for the audition. The videos features AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu.
AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu's new photobook "Shiranai uchini" first week sold approximately 35,000 copies, and ranks 1st place on both ORCON General Book and Photobook's Weekly Chart.
AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu participated her Photobook "Shiranai uchini" release event in Books Fukuya, Shinjuku Subnade store on 28 October 2016.
AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu's new photobook "Shiranai uchini" has been released on 25 October 2016, and it is confirmed photobook will go to 2nd printing.
Precure upcoming CG Anime "Cure Miracle and Mofurun's Lesson of Magic!" ending dance video has been uploaded on Toei official Youtube Channel on 21 October 2016. The theme song "Tadashii Mahou no Tsukai Kata" is performed by AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu.
AKB48 Team B member Watanabe Mayu to will be cover girl of Japanese magazine "FRIDAY", the magazine will be released on 21 October 2016.
AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu will voice-cast a character "Mayu" in upcoming Pretty Cure anime "MAHO GIRLS PRECURE!", Mayu is a popular idol in Nashimahou Kai (No Magic World), the anime will begin airing on TV Asahi at 23 October 2016.