Anime Saimoe Tournament 2011 – Round 1 – B1/B5/B9

The last three first round matches in Group A have just finished and Chaos, Kurisu, and Lotte have won. Here are the results from these matches:

Match A4:

1. Chaos (Sora no Otoshimono): 264 votes

2. Karina Lyle (TIGER&BUNNY): 250 votes

3. Toudou Kasane (Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi): 90 votes

Match A8:

1. Makise Kurisu (STEINS;GATE): 313 votes

2. Nanasaki Ai (Amagami SS): 299 votes

3. Zakuro (Otome Youkai Zakuro): 81 votes

Match A12:

1. Astarotte Ygvar (Lotte no Omocha!): 359 votes

2. Yukimura Chizuru (Hakuouki): 156 votes

3. Suzuki Jun (K-On!!): 115 votes

Chaos’s match was really stressful match for her. She had the lead in the beginning, but Karina took that lead and maintained a big lead for most of the match. Chaos sneaked past Karina at the last hours of the match. Ai maintained the lead for most of her match, but Kurisu managed to get past her in the end. Lotte had no problem in her match. Jun, on the other hand, could not even get second place, showing again the weakness K-On!! has gained throughout the year. That brings my predictions to 9-3 and my picks to 4-8.

Here are the first three matches of Group B:

Match B1:

Shijima Sui (Hanasaku Iroha): 26th (Group F9), 6th (Group S2)

Houjou Hibiki/Cure Melody (Pretty Cure): 23rd (Group F15), 6th (Group S3)

Charlotte (Madoka): 5th (Group F9)

Match B5:

Kasugano Sora (Yosuga no Sora): 4th (Group F5)

Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sengoku Otome): 10th (Group F6)

Ayatsuji Tsukasa (Amagami SS): 3rd (Group F11)

Match B9:

Amakusa Shino (Seitokai Yakuindomo): 6th (Group F6)

Huang Lingyin (Infinite Stratos): 4th (Group F13)

Sasa Kanako (Hourou Musuko): 19th (Group F8), 3rd (Group S3)

Charlotte should have been Madoka character #2 to the second round. Unfortunately, we all know what happened. However, Charlotte shouldn’t fall today…unless anti-Madoka forces find some way to get Ohana’s grandmother to get enough votes. Yes, I’m still baffled about her advance to this main tournament. Sora might have some trouble against Tsukasa, but I think she has the advantage. Same thing can be said for Lingyin, but I don’t think Shino has enough power against an IS girl to advance. I’ll be voting for Charlotte, Tokunyan, and Lingyin-chan.

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