Anime Saimoe Tournament – Round 1 – E2/F2

With the first matches of the E and F groups over, Yuki-chan and Hazuki-chan have won. Here is a summary of yesterday’s matches:

Match E1:

1. Nagato Yuki (Haruhi): 270 votes

2. Koumei (Koihime Musou): 137 votes

3. Korone (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou): 122 votes

4. Hoshina Utau (Shugo Chara!): 67 votes

Match F1:

1. Shimada Hazuki (BakaTest): 200 votes

2. Someya Mako (Saki): 190 votes

3. Yasuri Nanami (Katanagatari): 103 votes

4. Itezora Konayuki (Katanagatari): 42 votes

Yuki-chan didn’t have trouble advancing in this round. No one was popular enough to get close to Yuki-chan. This is going to be a much different story next round. The outcome of the other match was much more interesting. Mako wasn’t the strongest girl in Saki, but she had a chance of winning since she was the only one that advanced in the first round. Seeing that Uiharu fans are angry, I had that hunch that Hazuki-chan could give Mako a challenge. And that is exactly what happened. With all the cuteness that is Minami-chan’s imouto, Hazuki-chan had a large lead for the whole match. Near the end, Mako tried to catch up to her and she did get pretty close in the last hour. But at the end, Mako could not make up that huge deficit that she had. So with the moe advantage and with Uiharu’s revenge, Hazuki-chan becomes the first girl from the second preliminary this year to advance to the second round. That brings my predictions to 28-10 and my picks up to 20-18.

Today, we have the two matches I’ve been waiting for. Here is a look into those two upcoming matches:

Match E2:

Tachibana Kanade (Angel Beats!): 2nd (Group F12)

Suou Pavlichenko (DARKER THAN BLACK): 4th (Group F5)

Index (Railgun): 2nd (Group F7)

Hanasaki Tsubomi/Cure Blossom (Pretty Cure!): 22nd (Group F4), 9th (Group S1)

Match F2:

Kamyu (Utawarerumono): 17th (Group F5), 11th (Group S3)

Yui-nyan (Angel Beats!): 1st (Group F7)

Inami Mahiru (WORKING!!): 4th (Group F8)

Lily Shiraishi (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou): 15th (Group F13), 12th (Group S2)




Why have I been waiting for these two matches? Because in these two matches are my #2 and my #3 favorite girls. And you know what’s great? They are in different groups! So in match E2, we have three girls that did really well in their matches. However, DARKER THAN BLACK’s Suou didn’t face that much competition to get fourth, so I believe this match is basically between Kanade-chan and Index-chan. Kanade-chan was part of that epic group with Hina-chan, Tacos, and Mio-chan. She managed to get 2nd, getting two more votes than Tacos. Index-chan got second and guess who she was facing…Yui-nyan! And Yui-nyan is not even the strongest girl in Angel Beats!. Index-chan is going to be facing what I believe is the top girl in Angel Beats (though Yui-nyan is still the top girl in my mind). This is going to be an interesting match between Kanade-chan and Index-chan, but I believe at the end, Kanade-chan will prevail because she is stronger and she has the support of Yui-nyan. And of course, Kanade-chan will be getting my vote.



Match F2 is the match I’ve been waiting for the most because Yui-nyan is my favorite character of the girls that are in this tournament (if only Chrome-nyan were still in this tournament…). I was hoping that her match would be easy, but unfortunately, she is facing Mahiru. The girl that is afraid of guys did really well in her preliminary, which has Nagi, Maria, and Hitagi. This would have been a tougher match for Yui-nyan if Kanade-chan didn’t have a match. This is going to be a close match, but I think Yui-nyan will win at the end. I’m hoping that what happened to Uiharu doesn’t happen to Yui-nyan. Of course, you can guess who I’m voting for here.



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