Nishizawa Ayumu concluded the Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010 First Preliminary Round of the for Hayate no Gotoku! on a winning note by capturing first place in Group Sixteen. Ayumu’s win was the fourth prelim win by Hayate. Trailing at second place was Himeji Mizuki from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. At third was Todoroki Yachiyo from Working!!, followed by Suzukawa Koume from Taishou Yakyuu Musume and Yamada from B Gata H Kei, to round out the top five.
The rest of the qualifiers for the final round of the first preliminary round were Manabe Nodoka from K-On!, Kikusaka Kochou, also from Taishou Yakyuu Musume, Kan’u from Koihime Musou, Nogizaka Mika from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Kirishima Kotone from Nyan Koi!, Kan’nagi Noel from Sora no Woto, and Kuzaki Rinko from Omamori Himari. The Second Preliminary Round is scheduled to begin on July 27.
The rest of the results accessible here.
Laters gonna late.*shrugs* Anyway, that’s a wrap for the first prelims. Well this certainly proves that while BakaTest might be one of the more popular light novels in Japan, it will have have a hard time challenging for the Saimoe supremacy. Their supposed ace (due to Hideyoshi’s absence) could only manage second against an elite faction’s not-so-elite character (well compared to the HnG’s big three). And this outcome also does not also bode well for the moe baseball girls, but I’m more than happy enough to see Koume in the main draw and not entirely neglected (like a certain loyal electromagnetic girl) by the voting populace. Well, that’s all about I can say for this round, and I leave with a prediction record of 10 of 12 in this group, overestimating Kampfer and Sousou from Koihime Musou. As for picks, ended up 6-4-0.
And that concludes my post for now. A brief one indeed, but I did some stuff though here. Charters gonna chart! More thoughts (a wrap-up to prelims 1, of some sort) to come later, including some power rankings. lawl.