Iwasawa kept the beats rolling for Angel Beats! as she overcame Arakawa Under the Bridge’s Nino to advance to the Second Round of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010. Iwasawa’s win marks the third straight victory for Angel Beats!. Koihime Musou’s Bachou garnered third place, and Seikon no Qwaser’s Oribe Mafuyu, fourth.
Mashiro Rima clinched the first win for Shugo Chara in this year’s tournament by defeating Saki’s Kanbara Satomi and Yumeno Maho, as well as Sora no Otoshimono’s Satsukitane Mikako.
1st 202 votes | Iwasawa @ Angel Beats!
2nd 169 votes | Nino @ Arakawa under the bridge
3rd 93 votes | Bachou Mouki (Sui) @ Shin Koihime†Musou series
4th 57 votes | Oribe Mafuyu @ Seikon no Qwaser
1st 179 votes | Mashiro Rima @ Shugo Chara! series
2nd 168 votes | Kanbara Satomi @ Saki
3rd 149 votes | Satsukitane Mikako @ Sora no Otoshimono
4th 44 votes | Yumeno Maho @ Saki
Predictions: 1-1 (38-6)
Picks: 1-1 (19-25)
I guess I overestimated Arakawa mojo, so yeah, not as planned. Nino really did have the lead in the beginning, so it’s just a matter of AB calling in the troops to push Iwasawa through. Don’t really mind her winning because she’s voiced by awesome Sawashiro Miyuki. Still, Iwasawa will be meeting a tough matchup against Yamada (yes, she’ll win her match, that’s a guarantee) and that’s not one in which series mojo will be enough.
As for the other match, the split votes proved costly for Satomi, which enabled Rima to steal the victory. Nothing much to comment on, and I guess it’s fortunate for Saki because at lest the series’ namesake girl won’t be handicapped by another split against either Hinagiku or Mafuyu in the second round.
And that’s it for now. Making it short and simple because there’s the break, and I’ll be previewing the next match more in detail tomorrow, so see you then.