http://myjitsu.jp/archives/6349 This article claims that, according to some AKB official, Watanabe Mayu has been considering graduating since ranking third place in last year's election. Her fall in rank was extremely discouraging to her, after being so determined to rank in first place for the past few years. Thus, she will announce graduation after this year's election. A few of these graduation rumors have proven to have merit, between Matsui Rena and Watanabe Miyuki. But both of those already had fan speculation going on after not participating in elections, while there hasn't been any sort of rise in speculation for Mayuyu's graduation recently. So, like I suspect those reports to be, this could be an attempt at a lucky guess. But you never know, occasionally things like this have credible sources. It could even be planted by her management or a fan for the sake of getting her rank up. Discuss!!