Hanasaki Tsubomi of Heartcatch Precure lead a roster of one hundred and ten hopefuls seeking to clinch a slot in the Main Draw as the Second Preliminary Round kicks off Tuesday. Matou Sakura of Fate/Stay Night, Hanazono Sakura of Kaichou wa Maid-sama, and Hanamaru Youchien’s Sakura are also favored to advance in the Main Draw. Other favorites to continue are Mashiro Rima of Shugo Chara!, Maria from Arakawa Under the Bridge, Kagurazaka Asuna of Mahou Sensei Negima!, Shimizu Mahiru of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Fuura Kafuka of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Mikogami Rimu of Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo, and K-On!’s Tachibana Himeko.
The Second Preliminary Round consists of four groups wherein only the top twenty four vote-getters will advance to the Main Draw.
Not gonna do predictions this time, but I’ll be sharing my second prelims thought starting tomorrow. For now, I only have my picsk, there’s not much to say. Admittedly, I just made this post so the “headlines” continue daily. 😛
So yeah, this group is a great one, as I had a hard time whittling down to twelve. Priorities are Tsubomi, Erza and Rima. I’m confident they will advance though. Amusingly, also, there are four Sakuras bunched in this group.
<<花園さくら＠会長はメイド様!>> (Hanazono Sakura @ Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
<<友兼（トモカネ）＠GA 芸術科アートデザインクラス>> (Tomokane @ GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class)
<<神楽坂明日菜＠魔法先生ネギま! もうひとつの世界>> (Kagurazaka Asuna @ Mahou Sensei Negima! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai)
<<エルザ・スカーレット＠FAIRY TAIL>> (Erza Scarlet @ Fairy Tail)
<<真城りま＠しゅごキャラ! シリーズ>> (Mashiro Rima @ Shugo Chara! series)
<<オクタヴィア＠ティアーズ・トゥ・ティアラ>> (Octavia @ Tears to Tiara)
<<ルーシィ・ハートフィリア＠FAIRY TAIL>> (Lucy Heartfilia @ Fairy Tail)
<<西田はるか＠かなめも>> (Nishida Haruka @ Kanamemo)
<<フィリシア・ハイデマン＠ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト>> (Filicia Heideman @ So Ra No Wo To)
<<マリン＠うみものがたり ～あなたがいてくれたコト～>> (Marin @ Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto)
<<マリア＠荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ>> (Maria @ Arakawa under the bridge)
<<胡桃沢梅＠君に届け>> (Kurumisawa Ume (Kurumi) @ Kimi ni Todoke)
<<風浦可符香＠【懺・】さよなら絶望先生 シリーズ>> (Fuura Kafuka @ Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Series)
<<狩沢絵理華＠デュラララ!!>> (Karisawa Erika @ Durarara!!)
<<花咲つぼみ（キュアブロッサム）＠ハートキャッチプリキュア!>> (Hanasaki Tsubomi (Cure Blossom) @ HeartCatch Pretty Cure!)
<<野田恵＠のだめカンタービレ フィナーレ >> (Noda Megumi @ Nodame Cantabile Finale)
Also, chances are high that Raising Heart will advance. Just saiyan’ (inb4mad, butthurt)
This is also a great time to voice my minute opinions on KBM 2010 – I am not a fan of the new eligibility rule. I understand the “evil” sought to be prevented, but still, excluding Shana and Hayate characters, among others, just because they’ve been there long enough, is just like is just like not allowing Kobe Bryant to participate in the All-Star game just because he’s too good and successful that he keeps appearing there and voted in. I know, it’s a pretty crappy analogy, but you catch my drift.
But yeah, I like the improved KBM interface. Great job there. And fuck yeah Nanoha! She’s my top pick there now that Hina’s not in it, and I just hope she makes as many friends as possible .
Anyway, start counting down because the most exciting part of Saimoe is just around the corner!