The final Group C and D matches for this round have just ended and Run-chan and Yunocchi have won. Here are the results from those matches:
1. Run (A Channel): 225 votes
2. Meiko Honma/Menma (AnoHana): 166 votes
3. Koumoto Madoka (Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi): 75 votes
1. Yuno (Hidamari Sketch): 233 votes
2. Stocking (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt): 119 votes
3. Zenigata Tsugiko (Milky Holmes): 91 votes
Menma-chan finally disappears from this tournament. Some people would have hoped that her story would have moved the voters to vote for her, but that’s not how Saimoe works. A Channel is a more powerful series than AnoHana and Run-chan showed that in this match. Veteran Yuno shows that she still has what it takes to stay in this tournament, but of course, Stocking and Tsugiko weren’t what you would call strong girls. That brings my predictions to 13-3 (86-26) and my picks to 7-9 (52-60).
We have a rest day today since we have gone through four groups already, so let’s look into tomorrow’s matches:
Uiharu Kazari (To Aru…): 2nd (F2), 46.8% (E1-1)
Saten Ruiko (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun): 3rd (F6), 47.6% (E2-1)
Miki Sayaka (Madoka): 1st (F10), 57.3% (E3-1)
Yuuki Mikan (To Love-Ru): 5th (F16), 58.8% (F1-1)
Nymph (Sora no Otoshimono): 3rd (F13), 45.9% (F2-1)
Tomoe Mami (Madoka): 1st (F8), 62.1% (F3-1)
We have two interesting matches for today. Both of them have Madoka girls and both are looking to move on to the next round just like Madoka. Sayaka-chan might be happy to see that she will be facing two Railgun characters, which means she certainly has the upper hand since split votes are possible. What could happen is that Railgun and anti-Madoka voters (which I haven’t seen too much of lately) could dump Uiharu for Ruiko-chan. However, I don’t think that will be enough to go up against the Sayaka-chan/Mami duo. In the Group F match, Mami has the advantage, though Mikan and Nymph will make the match interesting. I’ll be voting for Sayaka-chan and Mikan.