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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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

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Anime Saimoe Tournament – Quarterfinals – Yamada Aoi vs. Nakano Azusa

With the first two matches of the tournament finished, here is a look into the next match in this quarterfinal round:

Match Q4:

Yamada Aoi (WORKING!!): 2nd (F14), 52.4% (E5-1), 56.1% (E2-2), 50.5% (E Final)

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

Predictions:

Here is another girl that surprised some people. Aoi did well in the preliminaries, getting second, just behind Captain. Here next two matches were a breeze for her, not getting much resistance. Her biggest match was the group final against Kanade-chan. Some people, including me, thought Kanade-chan would win that match, but she ended up never getting a chance to compete with Aoi. Aoi was just too strong for the Angel Beats! favorite. She will be up today against Azu-nyan, who is in her second tournament. Last year, just like this year, she won her preliminary match. She had a tough first round match against Index, a not-so-tough second round, and a not-so-easy win against Clannad’s Nagisa in the third round. In the group final, she could not get past the eventual winner Taiga-chan. This year, she had an easy first and second round. In the group final, she had to go up against Mikoto-chan with her companion, Mio-chan, as the other opponent. Split votes could have given Azu-nyan her second group final loss, but she prevailed, just inching past Mikoto-chan. Interesting thing is that during the preliminary, she faced Poplar-chan, barely getting past her. I think that Azu-nyan will have the advantage here today. I will also vote for her.

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