Fate Testarossa from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha clinched the 10-win milestone after beating To-Love-Ru’s Yuuki Mikan and Hidamari Sketch’s Natsume in the Second Round of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010. The win advanced Fate to her second Block Finals appearance, the first time she managed to do so since 2006. She next meets To Aru Kagaku no Railgun’s Saten Ruiko and Mayoi Neko Overrun!’s Serizawa Fumino in the Block Finals.
In the other match for the Round Two finale, Akiyama Mio helped K-On! garner its second win in the Second Round after she held off a challenge from Hanato Kobato. Finishing third was Alisa Bannings from the Nanoha series. Mio will next go against Nakano Azusa, also from K-On!, and the Railgun herself, Misaka Mikoto to decide Block G.
1st 566 votes | Akiyama Mio @ K-ON!!
2nd 475 votes | Hanato Kobato @ Kobato.
3rd 127 votes | Alisa Bannings @ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st
1st 509 votes | Fate Testarossa @ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st
2nd 409 votes | Yuuki Mikan @ To LOVE-Ru
3rd 122 votes | Natsume @ Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆
I was following the match early on and it was entertaining during that stage, then suddenly Mio and Fate suddenly decided to “man the harpoons” and that was the end for the Hanazawa Kana combo. I could have wished for a more exciting finale for the Round, but I guess I expected too high after a flurry of entertaining matches that took place previously (more specifically, the Railgun Combo/Maria-HIsa voting days). So Fate and Mio into the Block Finals, and as I said yesterday, the latter may have won the battle, but they might have ultimately lost the war, but more on that on another day.
/Round Two. Saimoe is down to its final 15 matches, we’re almost at the finish line, but there’s much more drama, rage, glory and excitement to be had. Here we go. I’m really hoping that this ends up on par with Saimoe 2006 or 2007. But for now, it’s break time, which means sitekeeping time for me.