Japanese movie "Anniversary", which consisting of 5 short films each by a different director, will be released in cinema on 22 October 2016. Nogizaka46 member Ito Marika (伊藤万理華) is the leading actress in one of the short film "Kinenbi ga yukue fumei" (記念日が行方不明).
Keyakizaka46 member Hirate Yurina will be cover girl of magazine "Weekly Play Boy" (11 July 2016 issue), the magazine will be released on 27 June 2016.
Keyakizaka46 (欅坂46) will be cover girls of Japanese magazine "B.L.T." (2016 August issue), the magazine will be released on 24 June 2016.
AKB48 1st generation member Kojima Haruna announced her graduation from AKB48 in AKB48’s General Election Event on 18 June 2016.
HKT48 member Sashihara Rino (指原莉乃) takes the crown of AKB48 General Election 2016, She win the 45th single's CENTER position with 243,011 votes, and she is the first member wins General Election twice in a row.
Keyakizaka46's under group Hiragana Keyaki member Nagahama Neru will be the back cover model for Japanese idol magazine "UTB" (2016 August issue), the magazine will be released on 23 June 2016.
Nogizaka46 members Ikuta Erika and Nishino Nanase will be cover girls of AKB48 official magazine "Monthly AKB48 Group News" (June 2016 issue), the magazine will be released on 17 June 2016.
Nogizaka46 member Fukagawa Mai (深川麻衣) first photobook “Zutto, Soba ni Itai” (ずっと、そばにいたい) first week sold 28,948 copies, and ranks no. 1 on ORICON gravure weekly chart and no. 2 on general book weekly chart.
Keyakizaka46 will be cover girls of Japanese magazine "TV Bros" (18 June 2016 issue). The magazine will be released on 15 June 2016.
Keyakizaka46 participated in music event "Ganbarou! Kyushu HUIS TEN BOSCH MUSIC FES. 2016 on 11 June 2016. The Huis Ten Bosch Music Fes is held annually at the Dutch-themed theme park "HUIS TEN BOSCH" of Kyushu. This year, the fes is also a Kyushu earthquake recovery campaign event.
Nogizaka46 members Saito Asuka and Hoshino Minami will be leading actresses of TV Asahi Drama "Shoujo no Miru Yume" (少女のみる夢). "Shoujo no Miru Yume" is the winner of "The 15th 21st century New Script Writer Awards" which held by TV Asahi. Its TV drama will air on 3 July 2016.