Misaka Mikoto picked up from where Tsukuyomi Komoe left off as To Aru Kagaku no Railgun notched another First Round win as Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010 continued Saturday. Mikoto destroyed her opponents in a repeat performance of her First Preliminary Round conquest, as Naruko Kanae (Mayoi Neko Overrun!), Sonozaki Shion (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni), and Ein (Phantom) fell victim to that certain scientific railgun.
Yuuki Mikan prevailed as expected in her inter-series match against Konjiki no Yami as ToLoveRu advanced their first character to the Second Round. Falling behind Mikan and Yami were Tsukimura Suzuka from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha and Konoe Konoka from Mahou Sensei Negima.
1st 364 votes | Misaka Mikoto @ To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
2nd 138 votes | Naruko Kanae @ Mayoi Neko Overrun!
3rd 73 votes | Sonozaki Shion @ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
4th 55 votes | Ein (Elen) @ Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom-
1st 221 votes | Yuuki Mikan @ To LOVE-Ru
2nd 169 votes | Golden Darkness (Yami) @ To LOVE-Ru
3rd 78 votes | Tsukimura Suzuka @ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st
4th 75 votes | Konoe Konoka @ Mahou Sensei Negima! Mou Hitotsu no Sekai
Lol, yesterday’s matches were so predictable it hurts. Anyway, Saimoe has this phase anyway, after a flurry of entertaining matchups, we are bound to get snoozers like that one. Anyway, it’s cool to see Mikan advance, although, quite saddening for it to be at the expense of Konoka. And Biribiri just went to business like usual, and it’s quite the win you are looking for if you’re a Biribiri fan. No explosive vote totals, good enough to just fly below the radar. But for the enterprising Saimoe fan, you’ll know that Mikoto is the real deal. For the second round in the row, she will probably lead all characters in vote percentage, this time with that 57.78% vote clip, after pacing the prelims as well. Yeah, she’s doing well right now, and her first true test comes against Miyako (yeah i’m confident she’ll beat Suruga in their upcoming match). I’m getting ahead of myself here though, so we’ll leave the discussion for that later. So with that i’m 2-0 in predictions (47-9) and 1-1 in picks (27-28-1) as the “first” became the last. Poor Ein, but of course it was expected after going against one of the tournament favorites.
Today’s card has an interesting one and a predictable one. The interesting one first:
Chika vs. Shizuku is what this is all about. But it’s interesting because it’s tough to call who will prevail in the end. Chika has Rie mojo and stronger series mojo as her advantage with Hidamari doing solid so far (only one loss so far). Shizuku on the other hand figures to be one of the better Omamori Himari girls, although that’s not saying much because it’s pretty much a mid-tier show in the Saimoe landscape. So yeah, I went with Shizuku under the belief that MC-ish status prevails, but remembering how Nazuna upended Nyan Koi’s Kaede made me a bit skeptical. Nonetheless, power of loli, when in doubt. Thus, Shizuku is the choice. As for my pick, I’m going with Kotone. Sadistic Tomatsu Haruka is superb.
And the easy one has to be Fate vs the rest of the field. After seeing Nanoha destroy Rin, there’s not much doubt that Fate is destined to do the same. It’s just a matter of how much votes she will gather (probably will be aided a bit, by the other heated match). And how much distance she’ll gain. Anyway, with Mikan waiting in the wings for her, this will soon get interesting. But not right now, because lol rout. Won’t stop me for rooting for Koyomi. I thought Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou was quite underrated, and the Nonaka Ai-powered Koyomi was one of the enjoyable aspects of the show for me. So yeah.
frustra, over and out.