Suzuki Jun of K-On! lead twenty-three other qualifiers advancing to the Main Draw as Group Three of the Second Preliminary Round concluded Thursday. At second place was Kurumi Erika from Heartcatch Precure, followed by Makita Hime of Sora no Manimani, Ushiromiya Ange of Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Senou Natsuru of Kampfer.
Winry Rockbell from Fullmetal Alchemist garnered sixth place, trailed by Myoudouin Itsuki, also from Heartcatch Precure, Harukaze Chiharu from Hayate no Gotoku! and Bachou from Koihime Musou. Tied at ninth place with Bachou was Bernkastel from Umineko, while Kamyu clinched eleventh place. Also tied for twelveth place was Sonogi Yukina from Senkou no Night Raid and Haruue Erii from To Aru Kagaku no Railgun.
For the rest of the qualifiers and results, click here.
So K-On! scores big, even in the Second Prelims with Jun putting on a show. In fairness, she’s quite the character, even though I didn’t pick her for this round. A big fuck yes for Cure Marine/Kurumi Erika making it second. I would have loved to see her grab the top spot, but at this point it doesn’t really matter. Hime is also a welcome sight, and there’s more. noitaminA made an appearance care of Akashi-san from the marvelous Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei. TBH, didn’t expect her to make it. Even better was Yukina from Night Raid. Nice one with that. So ended up 7-5, and with that final prelim group is a go~
(Kirishima Akari @ Nyan Koi!)
(Himegami Aisa @ To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
(Alice @ Pandora Hearts)
(Momoe Maria @ Ookiku Furikabutte -Natsu no Taikai-hen-)
(Kazumiya Rio @ So Ra No Wo To)
(Otonashi Meru @ Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Series)
(Sharon Reinsworth @ Pandora Hearts)
(Stella @ Arakawa under the bridge)
(Kawashima Noe @ Taishou Yakyuu Musume.)
(Celty Sturluson @ Durarara!!)
(Suu @ Shugo Chara! series)
(Isara Gunther @ Senjou no Valkyria)
(Kanbara Satomi @ Saki)
(Ogata Rina @ WHITE ALBUM)
(Satsukitane Mikako @ Sora no Otoshimono)
(Ayuzawa Suzuna @ Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
(Arashiyama Sayoko @ Natsu no Arashi! Akinaichuu)
(Selvaria Bles @ Senjou no Valkyria)
(Akeno Mihoshi @ Sora no Manimani)
(Miyazaki Nodoka @ Mahou Sensei Negima! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai)
Lots of good picks this time around, although I expect Saki to stuff characters in in the final bout. They should get around to 18-20 characters again. But priorities for this round would be Nodoka, Alice and Mikako. I don’t like the latter two’s chances, but yeah.
Again, three down, one to go. Let’s get this shit started.