Morishima L. Haruka helped Amagami SS nab its first victory in Round Two of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2011 as she rallied past Angel Beats’ Yui in the final hour. Haruka will compete against To Aru Majutsu no Index’s namesake character Index for a Block E Finals berth.
Hidan no Aria completed a perfect Second Round campaign as Kanzaki H. Aria annihilated her overmatched opponents anew, this time blowing by Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka’s Haruna and Mitsudomoe’s Marui Hitoha. Infinite Stratos’ Shinonono Houki awaits Aria in the upper half of the Block H bracket.
1 221 Morishima L. Haruka @ Amagami SS
2 219 Yui @ Angel Beats!
3 97 Ayuzawa Misaki @ Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
1 254 Kanzaki H Aria @ Hidan no Aria
2 161 Haruna @ Kore wa Zombie Desuka?
3 110 Marui Hitoha @ Mitsudomoe series
Wow, that was one close battle. It was a nice final rush by Haruka to ensure that Amagami lives on for another round, noting that Rihoko isn’t top favorite in the next match-up. Meanwhile, Aria had no problems with yet another easy win, but a stern test awaits her in the next round as she’ll take on Houki.
Well, today’s match-ups are probably gonna be one heck of a ride. First up, Rihoko-Ayase-Kokoro. This match will probably be contested tightly by the latter two. Oreimo’s weakest representative left in the tourney against Milky Holmes’ top ace. Stats-wise, both have similar records for prelim+R1, though Ayase’s vote totals were inflated by the presence of Kyouko on the same match-day. Faction-wise, if we were to remove Kuroneko from the equation, the overall (losers included) vote average and percentage for Milky Holmes in R1 actually surpasses that of Oreimo! Also, Milky Holmes backers would want this win badly, seeing that Kokoro is their best prospect. I think the genius girl will grab a win here.
As for the other match-up, it could turn out to be three-way affair. Asuha has the better stats personally, followed by Ikaros and then Miyako. In terms of faction power:
Winners-only (average vote % / average vote in R1)
Hidamari: 49.67 / 258.25
Lotte No Omocha: 49.20 / 263.33
Sora No Otoshimono: 49.89 / 298.6
Pretty close, eh, but SnO has a slight advantage. That said though, Ikaros’ R1 totals were boosted by Kuroneko’s presence – if I were to half Ikaros’ vote total in R1, then the Lotte series has the better record.
Seems like the odds favor Asuha, but I’d not be surprised if Ikaros wins it. Even with Kuroneko’s presence in R1, getting 400+ votes ain’t a fluke, and Ikaros is Sora no Otoshimono’s last stand after all.
Picks: Kokoro, Asuha
Prediction: Kokoro, Asuha
Picks: Kokoro, Miyako
Prediction: Kokoro, Ikaros
And the MST results…