Great Mayu Watanabe: the reasons why
What else can the great Mayu Watanabe of AKB48 do? She has now been named as center for two of the last three singles! Mayu is the center for Kokoro no Placard and Kibouteki Refrain. She displays her bikini body in the photo book Mayuyu or her second solo photo book which has a really long name. She has released four solo singles to date including my favorite one called Otona Jellybeans. She has done all this and she is only 21 years old! Mayu Watanabe has proven that she is both successful and extremely cute. It is no wonder that she consistently has been a fan favorite. In May 2014, Mayu appeared in Weekly Playboy Magazine with Yuki Kashiwagi (another very cute Japanese idol). Kashiwagi is only 23 and she is also a member of the sub-unit French Kiss. Kashiwagi and Watanabe would appear on this same magazine in September 2014. The theme for that photo shoot would be called TOP3 “White Letter.” Source of photo below: http://hebiroteakb48.blogspot.com/2014/09/akb48-top3-white-letter-on-wpb-magazine.html.
Joining them in that photo shoot was Rino Sashihara of HKT48. Sashihara has released a photo book of her own called Neko ni Maketa. With Rina Kawaei graduating, Mayuyu is still a force to be reckoned with and if history is any indication, she should continue to be popular. Mayu has been on the cover of FLASH Magazine as well. This writing about Watanabe continues the tradition of covering the subject of AKB48 girls in bikinis. Mayuyu is definitely cute but she is not as beautiful as the amazing Aki Takajo. Here is the music video for Mayu’s latest single called Deaino Tsuzuki.
Takajo was seen dressed in a bikini several times in her career. I would say that her defining moment as a bikini model came in August 2011. In that month, Takajo was featured in Big Comic Spirits as a sexy supermodel! Mayu Watanabe finished at #1 after the 37th single Senbatsu Election. Rina Kawaei also had an impressive finish, ranking at #16. That ranking put her in the category of the Senbatsu Girls. Stay tuned for more updates about Mayuyu!