Making my room a bit more otaku-ish

Since Saimoe is done, I thought that I should do some cleaning and some reorganizing of my stuff since my room has gotten a bit messy. So during the past week or so after my exams were finished, I spent the time to buy some new bookcases/shelfs and reorganize my room. Being the person that doesn’t like cleaning his room too much, that was a hard task. But, I’ve managed to make a lot of progress. Of course, I still have a lot to do since I still have two luggages full of stuff that I had back when I was undergrad living on campus, but it’s good progress right now.

I’ve seen a ton of pictures on the internet of anime otaku’s rooms and trust me, I’m nowhere near that right now, since I just got a job recently, but it’s a work in progress. There are still a lot of figures and other stuff that I want to get, but of course, I’ll have to make more money first. Also, I have to wait until some of those figures come out. In fact, I’m waiting for an Angel Beats! nendoroid set that just out to ship from Japan. I’m waiting for a Black Rock Shooter plushie to ship later on this month, even more nendoroids (Yuki-chan, Hina-chan, second Angel Beats! nendoroid set with Yui-nyan and Kanade-chan) to ship in November, a Misaka-mori set and a Yui-nyan pillow case to ship in December, and Kirino-chan and Fate-chan figures to ship next year. So for now, here are some pictures of my room:

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Anime Saimoe Tournament – A look into 2011

Saimoe 2010 might have just ended, but we can look at what Saimoe 2011 might look like when things start up again. Remember that characters that appear from July 1 this year until June 30 next year are eligible this year. We notice some big changes because of this. The last two years has seen a ton of Saki girls and the past four years has seen some popular Hayate girls. Well, as of now, they are not eligible to enter. Hayate and Saki just doesn’t have enough material right now in their manga to start another season (unless you want fillers). I think these two will be back again some day, but whether or not they show up in Saimoe 2011, we’ll have to see. I would probably give them about three months to make an announcement for at latest a late spring/summer anime. If nothing is announced by then, expect some new players to take the place of Saki and Hayate. Other big names that are out as of now are Nanoha, Fate-chan, Mafuyu-chan, the Bakemonogatari girls, Amu-chan, and the SOS-dan girls.

Some girls that we will see again are the Negima girls, the Index girls (don’t know about Ruiko-chan yet), the K-On!! girls, the Strike Witches girls (after a year break), some of the Angel Beats! girls (depending on who shows up in the unaired special), BakaTest, Shana-chan, and Taiga-chan (Ookami-san cameo!). Negima doesn’t do particularly well, but depending on when the Negima movie comes out, they could possibly get a boost there. K-On!! dominated the tournament world this year, with Azu-nyan winning this tournament, and Mio-chan winning ISML and Best Moe. They will definitely be a force to be reckon with next year and depending on when the movie comes out, they could get an even bigger boost. Shana-chan and Taiga-chan are going to need to make up for the absence of Nagi. The question is, can showing up for like two seconds be enough for another victory.

Though there are still a lot more anime to come in the coming months, there are already some competitors that will prove to give the veterans a challenge. OreImo’s Kirino-chan and maybe Kuroneko may prove to be too much for some. Ika Musume is also proving to be very popular. But, I would say that the biggest threat is going to be Touhou. For those who don’t know already, Touhou is extremely popular in Japan. However, they have not been eligible, but next year is probably their chance. They might not win, but they will sure try to screw out with some of the girls next year.

I will miss the Saimoe Tournament. One of my first post here (10th to be exact) was about the tournament and it was fun to talk about. It’s sad that I’ll not be talking about for about eight months. Well, there are other things I can talk about. So until June comes around, goodbye AST!

Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010 – AND THE WINNER IS…

We waited three months for this battle and this battle was an absolutely great battle. And who was the winner of Saimoe 2010? The winner is no other than…AZU-NYAN!!!:

1. Nakano Azusa (K-On!!): 1516 votes

2. Sanzen’in Nagi (Hayate): 1339 votes

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Anime Saimoe Tournament – CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH – Sanzen’in Nagi vs. Nakano Azusa

We had 130 matches throughout this tournament, from the preliminary matches that determined who would fight it out in the main tournament all the way to the semifinals that determined who would be up today. A lot has happened in this tournament, some expected and some surprising. So now, we’ve hit the 131st and final battle in this tournament. Here are the two girls that will fight today for the title of Saimoe, the number one moe girl this year:

Sanzen’in Nagi (Hayate): 1st (Group F8), 50.5% (A9-1), 57.7% (A3-2), 50.1% (A Final), 57.6% (Q1), 57.1% (SF1)

Nanako Azusa (K-On!!): 1st (F1), 68.9% (G6-1), 47.4% (G2-2), 46.8% (G Final), 60.5% (Q4), 55.0% (SF2)

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Anime Saimoe Tournament – Semifinal Summary

The second-to-last match in this tournament has just finished and Azu-nyan has won the chance to try to become this year’s Saimoe champion. Here is a summary of the second semifinal match:

1. Nakano Azusa (K-On!!): 939 votes

2. Haramura Nodoka (Saki): 769 votes

And it happens again! Last year, Saki choked in the semifinals, losing both matches in pretty small margin. Well, they did it again. Nodocchi fell behind Azu-nyan after the first hour and she could not make up any ground. She tried to catch up in the last hour but by then, Azu-nyan’s lead was just too large for Nodocchi to get close to her. Saki had a chance to do what they couldn’t do last year, but they end up suffering at the end, even more than last year. The amount of votes both Koromo and Nodocchi were behind was much larger than last year’s. That brings my predictions and picks up to 81-29 (1-1) and my picks to 55-55 (1-1).

So, does this final match-up look familiar? Absolutely! I’ll talk more about that tomorrow before the championship match starts. Enjoy the rest day and see you tomorrow!

Anime Saimoe Tournament – Semifinals – Nodocchi vs. Azu-nyan

The first of two semifinal matches has just finished and Nagi has won the match. Here is a summary of semifinal match #1:

1. Sanzen’in Nagi (Hayate): 1228 votes

2. Amae Koromo (Saki): 923 votes

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Anime Saimoe Tournament – Semifinals – Sanzen’in Nagi vs. Amae Koromo

We have finally made it to the semifinals. We’re almost there, so let’s look at the first match in this semifinal round:

Sanzen’in Nagi (Hayate): 1st (Group F8), 50.5% (A9-1), 57.7% (A3-2), 50.1% (A Final), 57.6% (Q1)

Amae Koromo (Saki): 1st (F9), 42.7% (D4-1), 50.5% (D2-2), 53.6% (D Final), 53.0% (Q2)

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