Watanabe Mayu, AKB Sousenkyo Election

Watanabe Mayu 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Watanabe Mayu’s speech for the 3rd position from the 2015 AKB48 41st Single 7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

I’m Watanabe Mayu from AKB48 Team B. Thank you very much!

This time at #3, last year I received about 160,000 votes, and things time I received more than 160,000 votes. I’m very honored and very happy.

To all those who supported me, truly, thank you very much.

After watching Takamina and Maeda-san’s touching scene, I said to myself, “It’ll be hard to come out after that,” and then I was called…

That was such a touching scene, and right is probably a pretty boring scene, but last year I was able to take #1. In the middle of that heavy rain, in an open air stadium, remember those 70,000 people shouting, “Mayuyu”. Hearing those warm, fired up voices, that image is stuck in my head, and I’ll never forget it.

Even now, I still remember those voices, and that will become a precious treasure to me.

Last year, becoming #1, I aimed for something much higher. Last year, I took #1, and tried to take it twice in a row. In AKB’s history, no one has ever been able to take #1 twice in a row. A double win is really difficult.

This time, taking 3rd place, at the various events I attended and things I did, I felt a lot of support from so many people. So for that, I truly thankful.

Well, let’ see… I said that I really wanted a double-win, but honestly, I’ve slowly come to realize how difficult that is.

Well, I guess it can’t be helped. I couldn’t manage a double-win, and I ended up as #3. I’m not satisfied because I always hate losing, so from now, I want to try harder to aim higher and grasp what is in front of me with all my strength!

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Author: jerry

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