Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha’s Fate Testarossa met expectations as she pulled away in the final stretch of the match against Mayoi Neko Overrun’s Serizawa Fumino to garner the top spot in Group ‘Thirteen of the Preliminary Round of the Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’s Hanyuu, Sweet Sixteen placer in the 2008 Saimoe, earned a third place finish. The Omamori Himari tandem of Shizuku and Himari grabbed fourth and fifth place respectively.

Also proceeding to the main round are sixth to twelveth place finishers: Shuri of Koihime Musou series, Soga Keena from Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou, Sonahara Anri from Durarara!, Kujiin Mika of Kanamemo, Ichinose Yumiko of Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou, Satou, also from Mayoi Neko, and Kondou Mikoto from Kampfer.

The rest of the results are accessible here.


Expected results were expected. Fumino was good enough to break 400. Mayoi Neko Overrun has some mojo, and could be dangerous come the the Main Draw. Great chance to become bracket busters, i believe. Not much to say in this group except, good job by the Omamori Himari bunch. Yeah, missed Shizuku, and with that my predictions were messed, going 9  of 12. On the other hand, picks went 5-5-0. I expected better, but fuck yeah Yumiko!

Let’s get this over quickly (quite tired for the day) and move on to the next group…

Group Fourteen Preview

The Yamada-Mihoko faceoff is the main attraction for this group. Bakemonogatari’s Shinobu and Suruga are wildcards, but I don’t think they’re close to the level of the former two. I have Nozomi at third place, so this group might have an interesting fight, after all.

  1. Mihoko
  2. Yamada
  3. Nozomi
  4. Shinobu
  5. Suruga
  6. Kanata
  7. Ilya
  8. Haruna
  9. Ryou
  10. Arisa

quite sure with these ten, throwing caution in the wind with the final two predictions…

Kaori and Filicia for the final two slots, so it is. Again, series mojo is going to do some factor here, but im certain that i’ll be overlooking someone yet again. with virtually no data, that’s expected, so yeah. I’m clueless as to Arakawa and Sora no Woto, so let’s just see how this goes.

Speaking of Arakawa, for picks, we block votes now. I hope some of that Bakemono mojo rub off to these three, somewhat. Yamada, though, is the go-to-girl. Quite a decent group for picks, if you ask me. :>

Yamada – she has a home in my heart ;_;
Captain – Hocchan and Hax is a nice combination
Kaori – beginner’s luck moe.
Maria – Miyukichi
P-Ko – Omagawa Chiaki
Stella – Chiwa Saito :> – Arakawa hilarious trio for the win!
Kanata – amazing fucking grace. Trumpetah!?
Filicia – ara ara. oh wait.
Suruga – Miyukichi. Again. And that’s not a bad thing.
Kafuka – positively rooting for her. Nonaka Ai~

And that’s all, folks. Now, time to prepare for Group Fifteen…


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