1 315 Elsea De Lute Irma @ Kami nomi no Shiru Sekai [49.61%]
2 271 Sanya V. Litvyak @ Strike Witches [42.68%]
3 49 Arashiyama Hotori @ Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru [7.72%]
1 222 Last Order @ To Aru Majutsu No Index II [35.69%]
2 220 Takanashi Nao @ Onii-chan No Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara Ne! [35.37%]
3 180 Tachibana Isana @ Yumekui Merry [28.94%]
Wow, that turned out to be good. Elsie passed her first real test of the tourney with flying colors, defeating Sanya by a decent margin. The winning streak ends for the Witches, and just like that, their top ace has been eliminated. Poor Sanya, getting knocked out by the main girl of a series yet again in the second round (she lost out to Saki in 2009).
The other match was even more of a thriller – I didn’t expect Nao to mount a serious challenge against Last Order, but boy, she sure made life difficult for Last Order. Even Isana performed rather decently too despite finishing 3rd. Certainly the most closely-fought battle of this year’s tourney thus far; just look at those percentages, Last Order has smallest winning vote % up-to-date! Hopefully we’ll get to see more of that in the near future.
So, moving on to today’s matches. Yuno should have no problems winning it, but I’m curious to see how much she can win by. Menma vs Run would be the highlight of the day. Kinda interesting to see that Menma has actually a better record than Run in terms of combined prelim+R1 stats. Run would probably have had less votes in R1 if Madoka didn’t feature on the same match-day, but same goes for Menma during the prelims. Series-wise, well, it’s obvious that A-Channel has the upper-hand. While Run isn’t that strong, she has more power to pack than Tooru, and I think she’ll grab the win here.
Picks: Madoka, Yuno
Prediction: Run, Yuno
Also, a gentle reminder for those playing the Fantasy game that today is the last day to register your Block E-H teams. (Sjiveru, Wili, Sphire, please report in!)