Fortune Arterial’s Yuuki Kanade staved off a late rally by Tantei Opera Milky Holmes’ Zenigata Tsugiko to preserve her first place finish in the Second Group of the Second Preliminary Round of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2011. Kawashima Minami from Moshidora trailed closely at third, while Urushibara Ruka from Steins;Gate and Shokatsuryou Koumei from Koihime Musou garnered fourth and fith place respectively.
Other eleven qualifiers from the group are Shijima Sui (Hanasaku Iroha), Sakuma Rinko (Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san), Elizabeth Warren (Softenni), Mikogami Nagisa (Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo), Subaru (Houkago no Pleiades), Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier), Suehiro Anna (Hourou Musuko), Kuronuma Sawako (Kimi no Todoke), Ferries Eris (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu), Houjou Ayano (also from Moshidora), and Sakura Kiyomi (Shinryaku! Ika Musume).
1st – 128 votes – Yuuki Kanade @ Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku
2nd – 125 votes – Zenigata Tsugiko @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
3rd – 121 votes – Kawashima Minami @ Moshidora
4th – 114 votes – Urushibara Ruka @ Steins;Gate
5th – 113 votes – Shokatsuryou Koumei (Shuri) @ Shin Koihime†Musou series
6th – 110 votes – Shijima Sui @ Hanasaku Iroha
7th – 104 votes – Sakuma Rinko @ Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san.
8th – 102 votes – Elizabeth Warren @ Softenni
9th – 101 votes – Mikogami Nagisa @ Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo
10th – 99 votes – Subaru @ Houkago no Pleiades
11th – 97 votes – Ranka Lee @ Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
12th – 96 votes – Suehiro Anna @ Hourou Musuko
12th – 96 votes – Kuronuma Sawako @ Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season
14th – 95 votes – Ferris Eris @ Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
14th – 95 votes – Houjou Ayano @ Moshidora
16th – 92 votes – Sakura Kiyomi @ Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Yup, just as predicted, Kanade seizes the victory over here, with Tsugiko completing the Milky Holmes line-up by finishing just behind her. Minami of Moshidora clinches 3rd, a result that pleases me personally, while Ruka was able to finish in 4th, which means that he joins Natsuru of Kampfer as the double-genders in the main round. The surprising result here is definitely Ohana’s grandmother finishing in 6th – that’s some solid backing by the Hanairo fans in contrast to that of IS and KoreZom as Chifuyu-nee and Sarasvati were knocked out. No WalpurgisNight trolling either.
The next match-up will see yet another Fortune Arterial girl, Kiriha Kuze, taking on Evangeline of Negima for top spot. Ringo of Ookami-san, Karina of Tiger&Bunny and Kuroneko’s imouto are in the mix too, along with Jewelpet Sunshine’s Hinata who will be backed by her comrade, Shouko.
Uh, I have nothing else to add on. I’ll just weep in the corner as Tenri gets obliterated in the next match-up. （ つ Д ｀）