Short Circuit

Block G Final
1st 1052 votes | Nakano Azusa @ K-ON!!
2nd 1026 votes | Misaka Mikoto @ To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
3rd 172 votes | Akiyama Mio @ K-ON!!

I’m kind late with my thoughts, but again, better late than never. Fantastic win by Azusa, I’m glad to be a believer. Lots of questions and revelations after this match has settled, here are my stray thoughts for now:

  • The Split is a Myth – twice in this round alone, we’ve been proven that split losses are a thing of the past. There are more of this occurence earlier this year, but the two in the Block Finals (Nodoka over Maria and Yuuki, being the other one) showed, at the very least, Saki and K-On has great coordination in knowing who to go through. I mean, how often would you see Tacos or Mio getting such dismal numbers? (Coincidentally, these two were in the same prelim group).
  • Azusa looks to be the breakaway contender to win it all this year. She’s got to be the favorite. I mean, look at those numbers. First Round record-setting rout, then followed by a decisive victory over Stealth Momo and Poplar, and finally this amazing feat of beating Biribiri (who looked to be in top form in the first round and prelims) despite the split with another standout Mio, of all characters.
  • We are assured of the most diverse top eight in Saimoe since the golden 2006 season. Railgun’s loss meant that whoever won Block H, we will be having a Quarterfinal represented by seven series. (2006 had eight different series, by the way).
  • And did I tell you Azusa’s win was awesome? Definitely belongs to the top 30-50 matches of all-time in Saimoe. Yeah, I think so. I’ve pegged this as a virtual championship match. And it turned out to be of that caliber. The remaining question though is, can anyone stop Azusa? this being Saimoe, there’s no safe answer for that. lol.

Anyway, enough about that since I might run out things to talk about in the quartefinals preview and stuff like that. Let’s proceed to today’s ongoing match:

Fate versus Saten. Fumino gets the bus.

With no dolls to troll her (or Fuuko), maybe this is Fate’s chance? The numbers (sorry I don’t have the stat sheets again this time) suggest though that Fate might be strong, but I’m not fully impressed. Maybe this is the right time to make me a believer of her strength as she goes against Saten who steamrolled her way in the tournament with the exception of last round’s attempted assasination, which obviously she survived.

Railgun fans might still be trying to pick up the pieces of their fallen ace. They better regroup though to avoid the fate suffered by Angel Beats and Bakemonogatari. Sadly, a part of me wants to believe that Saten can pull it off, but the way things are I ended up predicting for Fate. Fate fans are hungry for redemption and the movie might have reinvigorated their desire. Let’s see if Fate can finally put up the numbers circa 2006 and 2007.

So pick Saten, prediction Fate. Might have used my luck (50% chance of getting a good end, yay) so maybe Fate will put things back in status quo for me. Hopefully not. ._.

So uh, shit Saten get it together ;A;

Lastly, still much to do for me in the Saimoe pipeline, hopefully get all of them done in time. So yeah, that’s it. Looking forward to the draw which should occur an hour after this last match is done.

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6 thoughts on “Short Circuit

  1. HTC October 4, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    FUCK YES ASUZA!

  2. rrw October 4, 2010 / 3:15 pm

    I want this Finish and see who is the winner

  3. annoyed antik-on October 4, 2010 / 8:11 pm

    damn, assuming Saten loses, every one of my favorites has lost this round. Last round went so well…

    I hate K-ON…

  4. ahelo October 5, 2010 / 9:12 am

    this is like the 2007 match with Rika. Foreign voters made her win. Azunyan had 100 more foreign votes than mikoto. Without it biri-biri wouldve won. Really shows foreign voters powers to turn tables around.

  5. mio_loves_ritsu October 6, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    WOOT!! K-ON ROCKZ!! to the haters, HGH!! XPP AZU-NYAN!

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