Anime Saimoe Tournament – Round 1 – G9/H9

We have just finished the eighth day of G and H matches and Kobato and Fumino-chan have won. Here is a summary of those two matches from yesterday:

Match G8:

1. Hanato Kobato (Kobato.): 241 votes

2. Illyasviel von Einzbern (Fate/stay night): 106 votes

3. Makita Hime (Sora no Manimani): 84 votes

4. Araragi Tsukihi (Bakemonogatari): 67 votes

Match H8:

1. Serizawa Fumino (Mayoi Neko Overrun!): 262 votes

2. Anzu (Hanamaru Kindergarten): 139 votes

3. Kagura (Gintama): 78 votes

4. Senou Natsuru (Kampfer): 70 votes

The group G match was not close. Kobato took the lead at the beginning and never gave it up. On the other hand, Tsukihi struggled to gather votes and could never get past Hime or Ilya-chan. In the other match, Anzu gave Fumino-chan a bit of a fight at the beginning. However, she could not sustain that after a few hours and our “Ni-kai shi-ne”-saying, shimapan-wearing tsundere took the easy win. That brings my predictions to 53-17 and my picks to 37-33.

After 35 days of first round matches, we have finally reached the last day of the first round. Here is a look at match 71 and match 72:

Match G9:

Suminoe Ako (Kiss x sis): 8th (Group F10)

Shiina (Angel Beats!): 5th (Group F10)

Chou’un (Koihime Musou): 13th (Group F13), 5th (Group S1)

Alyssa Bannings (Nanoha): 11th (Group F14)

Match H9:

Matsumoto Maya (WORKING!!): 17th (Group F15)

Haibara Ai (Meitantei Conan): 11th (Group F12)

Tsukubae Tomoe (Taisho Yakyuu Musume.): 19th (Group F15), 19th (Group S3)

Nori (Hidamari Sketch): 6th (Group F4)

Predictions:

In the final group G match in this round, we have a cold ninja that actually loves cute things and an ecchi sister. They’ve faced each other in the preliminary and Shiinacchi won that battle by a comfortable margin. I think that Shiina-chan will win this matchup again. Of course, I will be voting for her because she’s so cute because of her kawaii weakness.

This final H match should be interesting. Ai has been in Saimoe for many, many years. Unfortunately for her, she always ends up getting screwed and gets defeated in the first round. This is probably her best chance of advancing, but she will have to face a Hidamari Sketch girl. It’s going to be tough to predict who will win this. Nori did well in the preliminary, but her group was nowhere near as strong as Ai’s group. Nori might get some help since she’s from Hidamari Sketch, but Ai might also get some help her because, well, it would be sad to see get knocked out again in this round. I think that Nori has that slight advantage over Ai, but I will be voting for Ai and hoping that my prediction is wrong.

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