Tantei Opera Milky Holmes’ Akechi Kokoro advanced to the Third Round of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2011, as she defeated Ore no Imouto Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai’s Aragaki Ayase and Amagami’s Sakura Rihoko. Kokoro’s last hour rally made her the third Milky Holmes representative in the Block Semifinals, and continued the dry spell for the highly-vaunted OreImo faction.
Astarotte no Omocha completed a perfect Round Two campaign as Touhara Asuha survived a tightly-contested match against Sora no Otoshimono’s Ikaros, to join Astarotte Ygvar in Round Three. The loss completes a winless Round Two campaign for SoraOto, which fielded five characters in Round Two.
1 277 Akechi Kokoro (Kokoro-chan) @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
2 201 Aragaki Ayase @ Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
3 104 Sakurai Rihoko @ Amagami SS
1 227 Touhara Asuha @ Astarotte no Omocha!
2 206 Ikaros @ Sora no Otoshimono series
3 135 Miyako @ Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆ Tokubetsu-hen
Like I predicted yesterday, that was one hell of a match between Ikaros and Asuha. Another magnificent final rush sees the loli through, but a better performance will be needed in Round 3 for her probable match-up against Kuroneko. Kokoro-chan did well too, improving her vote count from the previous rounds, and she could well be the dark horse to look out for… oh who am I kidding, but then again you never know.
So today’s match-ups are… well, less competitive than the matches we’ve seen for the past few days. Kyouko to win her match, and while Oreimo’s reeling from consecutive defeats, Kuroneko’s on a different level altogether and she should be able to brush off Kuroko’s challenge.
Picks: Kyouko, Kuroko
Prediction: Kyouko, Kuroneko
Well, that’s all. More interesting shit after Round 2 ends.