Anime Saimoe Tournament – Quarterfinals Summary

The last of the four quarterfinal matches have just ended and Azu-nyan has won. Nagi, Koromo, and Nodocchi also advanced in the other three matches. Here is a summary of those matches:

Match Q1:

1. Sanzen’in Nagi (Hayate): 721 votes

2. Shiina Mafuyu (Seitokai no Ichizon): 531 votes

Match Q2:

1. Amae Koromo (Saki): 931 votes

2. Saten Ruiko (Railgun): 825 votes

Match Q3:

1. Haramura Nodoka (Saki): 946 votes

2. Shana (Shana): 890 votes

Match Q4:

1. Nakano Azusa (K-On!!): 961 votes

2. Yamada Aoi (WORKING!!): 627 votes

Being in New York City for the New York Anime Festival/NY Comic Con (will post pics later), I didn’t get a chance to watch the progression of each match, so I can’t say much about fake voting.

For the first match, Nagi proved to be too much for the Hina-chan and Yui-nyan killer (fine, Yui-nyan didn’t have much a chance in that round). Nagi took a huge lead in the beginning and then at the end, took an even bigger lead. Our yaoi lover did extremely well in her only tournament, but all things must come to an end.

For the second match, our level zero managed to give Koromo the kodomo a very interesting fight. Koromo took an early lead, but halfway through the match, Ruiko-chan managed to catch up and tie Koromo. They were pretty much even for the next several hours, but Koromo took of at the end, giving her a comfortable win.

For the third match, Nodocchi’s match was similar to her quarterfinal match last year against another Kugimi tsundere, Louise, but just because of who she was facing. Last year, Nodocchi had the lead and Louise never had a chance to catch up. This year’s match was ridiculous. Shana-chan took the early lead and had a pretty generous lead until past halfway through the match. Nodocchi started catching up, but she wasn’t able to past Shana-chan…until the last hour. A ridiculous Saki rush at the end allowed Nodocchi to surpass Shana-chan and beat her by more than 50 votes. Ridiculousness.

The last match was not as close. Azu-nyan had a big lead at the beginning that kept on growing until the end. Yamada had no chance in this match. My predictions and picks are now 80-28 (3-1) and my picks to 54-54 (2-2).

There are three more matches left in this tournament. We had the Nagi/Koromo match, the Nodocchi/Azu-nyan match, and then the championship match. What’s funny is that this bracket looks very similar to last year. We two Saki girls in opposite sides of the bracket, a Kugimi tsundere, and a HTT girl. There will be a rest day today and tomorrow, I’ll talk about the first match of this semifinal round.

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