Lucky☆Konata

Matches 5 and 6 of Preliminary Phase I yielded some close calls that for many were upsets. Elucia de Lute Irma defeated Iwasawa Asami by 12 votes, which puts Elsie in 2nd place overall in the group, also helping Merry Nightmare take 3rd place. Izumi Konata defeated Kotobuki Tsumugi by a mere 3 votes, placing herself on top of her group. Even if Elsie and Konata doesn’t end up winning their groups, getting 2nd place would seed them a higher seed and a head start in Phase II.

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Prelims I-5 Results

1 Akiyama Mio: 6291 2 Merry Nightmare: 3661
Itsuwa: 1483 Busujima Saeko: 3058
Haramura Nodoka: 1044 Yamamoto Nanako: 1310
3 Elucia de Lute Irma: 3526 4 Last Order: 3722
Iwasawa Asami: 3514 Ikaros: 3372
Ayatsuji Tsukasa: 1554 Saginomiya Isumi: 1662
5 Misaka Mikoto: 5975 6 Tainaka Ritsu: 4023
Ayuzawa Misaki: 1786 Sendō Erika: 2248
Chrome Dokuro: 1078 Yūno Arashiko: 2071
7 Saten Ruiko: 3500 8 Shinonono Hōki: 3450
Himeji Mizuki: 3277 Aragaki Ayase: 3346
Erza Scarlet: 1730 Yagami Hayate: 1766
9 Shana: 6128 10 Nakano Azusa: 4534
Ryōgi Shiki: 1664 Charlotte Dunois: 3665
Yuno: 779 Segawa Izumi: 847
11 Nymph: 3878 12 Takamachi Nanoha: 3551
Kawashima Ami: 3166 Suigintō: 1947
Amae Koromo: 1148 Shinku: 1944
13 Sakurano Kurimu: 3695 14 Katsura Hinagiku: 4924
Shiomiya Shiori: 2805 Kiriya Nozomi: 2315
Celty Sturluson: 1588 Amano Tōko: 1124
15 Ika-Musume: 3640 16 Hirasawa Ui: 3674
Oshino Shinobu: 2822 Hiiragi Tsukasa: 2738
Hoshina Utau: 1595 Nanasaki Ai: 2192
17 Huang Lingyin: 3614 18 Aisaka Taiga: 5046
Shirai Kuroko: 3232 Konjiki no Yami: 2718
Hanato Kobato: 1718 Amatsume Akira: 853
19 Nagato Yuki: 5841 20 Kasugano Sora: 3333
Kushieda Minori: 1885 Kirishima Shōko: 3019
Kamio Misuzu: 1038 Serizawa Fumino: 1681
21 Illyasviel von Einzbern: 4405 22 Nakamura Yuri: 5480
Kuronuma Sawako: 1954 Maria: 2417
Enma Ai: 1513 Inami Mahiru: 867
23 Suzumiya Haruhi: 6960 24 Index L Prohibitorum: 3869
Haibara Ai: 1205 Kuroi Mato: 3687
Mōri Ran: 508 Lucy Heartfilia: 1138

Pretty much everything as expected here with a few close upsets. Some consider Elsie beating Iwasawa an upset after Iwasawa beat Merry and other Kami Nomi characters not doing very well at all. Nevertheless, if Elsie manages to get 2nd place, then she will face a 3rd place from another group in Phase II, which would greatly increase her chances of making it. If she gets 3rd place, then she will face a 2nd place from another group instead.

As a brief mention, Merry barely beating Saeko doesn’t bode well at all for Merry.

Charlotte got within 900 votes of Azusa. Some say this was surprising, but consider Charlotte popularity (IS in general), I’d say it’s about right. Since Azusa is pretty much Top 3 strength, this almost guarantees Charlotte making it to the Top 16 unless something really unusual happens.

Nanoha beat Suigintou and Shinku easily as expected with split votes.

Some expected Black Rock Shooter to beat Index due to how well BRS has been doing, but I guess Index still gets her now-airing boost. I sincerely hope she gets a major role in her own anime.

Last Order continues her surprising win streak by beating Ikaros. Considering that Nymph beat Nanoha comfortably, Last Order may be pretty powerful later on, especially since she will play a role in future Index arcs.

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Prelims I-6 Results

1 Victorique de Blois: 4414 2 Asahina Mikuru: 3639
Okazaki Ushio: 2445 Ichinose Kotomi: 3077
Uiharu Kazari: 1968 Lala Satalin Deviluke: 2171
3 Hirasawa Yui: 4773 4 Sanzen’in Nagi: 4126
Laura Bodewig: 3125 Astraea: 2828
Taneshima Poplar: 1106 Yin: 1750
5 Yūki Mikan: 3102 6 Izumi Konata: 3689
Rose: 2675 Kotobuki Tsumugi: 3686
Morishima Haruka: 2181 Alice: 1519
7 C.C.: 4764 8 Eucliwood Hellscythe: 5394
Nishizawa Ayumu: 2051 Furude Rika: 1936
Oikawa Tsurara: 1597 Tsukuyomi Komoe: 1416
9 Sakagami Tomoyo: 4346 10 Holo: 3731
Kinomoto Sakura: 2368 Seraphim: 3001
Kotegawa Yui: 1955 Akaba Chizuru: 1854
11 Yui: 5730 12 Saber: 4140
Akemi Homura: 2256 Haruna: 3234
Stocking: 795 Furude Hanyū: 1452
13 Kōsaka Kirino: 5908 14 Kanzaki Kaori: 2914
Tomoe Mami: 2022 Hecate: 2833
Nessa: 666 Kaname Madoka: 2615
15 Fujibayashi Kyō: 3783 16 Louise Vallière: 3760
Fate Testarossa: 3349 Shiina: 3581
Sonohara Anri: 1402 Yamada Aoi: 1295
17 Hiiragi Kagami: 4410 18 Furukawa Nagisa: 3649
Suiseiseki: 2314 Shiina Minatsu: 2981
Sōryū Asuka Langley: 1681 Ryūgū Rena: 1689
19 Senjōgahara Hitagi: 4891 20 Shiina Mafuyu: 3999
Ayanami Rei: 1916 Ōkami Ryōko: 2979
Hinamori Amu: 1778 Kataoka Yūki: 923
21 Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko): 5318 22 Tachibana Kanade: 6622
Ibuki Fūko: 2472 Isurugi Mio: 1505
Sōseiseki: 991 Nino: 801
23 Sengoku Nadeko: 4648 24 Tōsaka Rin: 4009
Nakagawa Kanon: 2168 Cecilia Alcott: 2744
Amakusa Shino: 1560 Tamura Manami: 1901

Everyone expected Tsumugi to win here since Tsumugi got a huge win against Nagi in I-4. However, I wouldn’t be so quick to say Konata > Nagi. This was just maybe a massive case of hate/revenge voting.

Speaking of Lucky Star, Kagami almost doubled up on Suiseiseki. Rozen Maiden isn’t anything special anymore, but that still shows Kagami isn’t completely dead yet. In any case, Kagami isn’t going to make the Top 16 this year and Lucky Star will crumble. Sadface.

Yui-nyan pulled the 3rd highest win % and votes and remains to be shockingly impressive. There’s just no way that Kanade voters are carrying Yui and; Yui must have her own following. Note how Kirino got the second highest votes and Kirino and Yui were both facing Madoka Magica characters. Do people really hate that show?

Louise beat Shiina, so an Angel Beats side character (barely) falls two matches in a row, with emphasis on side.

Kyou beat Fate like expected, although the small margin of votes mean Fate will probably stay above the 0.500 mark this season.

Tenshi got the highest vote. Anyone surprised?

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Well, at this some close calls will set up I-7 and I-8 nicely, where the rage really begins. Also, time graphs are now available on ISML, underneath the globes for country maps. Interesting, no?

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One thought on “Lucky☆Konata

  1. Cassiopeia March 12, 2011 / 6:34 am

    Elsie survived!!! But Madoka disappointed me. 😦

    Will we see any of Madoka girls in regular season? I really hope the recent developments will provide the much needed boost for them in the remaining matches in preliminary round.

    I also want to express my deepest condolence to the people of Japan and those who have lost loved ones. My heart goes out to those who are trying to contact their friends and family members.

    Fortunately, my friend and my sister’s future sister-in-law are both safe, so I can relax now…

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