To Aru Majutsu no Index’s eponymous character Index continued her career run, beating Amagami SS’ Morishima Haruka to advance to Block Finals of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2011. She awaits the winner of today’s match between Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica’s Sakura Kyouko and Tantei Opera Milky Holmes’ Akechi Kokoro.
Gokou Ruri (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai) likewise took the easy route to victory, overwhelming Astarotte no Omocha’s Touhara Asuha. She will next face either Infinite Stratos’ Shinonono Houki or Hidan no Aria’s Kanzaki H. Aria for a spot in the Quarterfinals.
1 333 Index @ To Aru Majutsu no Index II
2 204 Morishima L. Haruka @ Amagami SS
1 341 Kuroneko @ Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
2 208 Touhara Asuha @ Astarotte no Omocha!
Yawn. No surprises yet again as Index and Kuroneko claim comfortable wins.
Well, perhaps today’s match-ups could liven things up. Milky Holmes’ and Infinite Stratos’ final stand as Kokoro and Houki takes on Kyouko and Aria respectively. Prior to Round 3, I would say that Kokoro might have a small chance of causing an upset, but with the Madoka girls racking up huge numbers even when they’re not needed, the genius girl stands no chance here.
But Aria and Houki’s match-up could turn out be an interesting affair. Overall, Aria has had the better stats, but Houki has has performed better in the main round, albeit her votes being partly inflated as her matches coincided with that of high-profile characters. As for series support:
Average votes/Average %
Round 2 – Winners-only
Infinite Stratos- 300.5 / 48.93%
Hidan No Aria- 286 / 47.17%
Round 1 – Winners-only
Infinite Stratos- 326.67 / 53.49%
Hidan No Aria- 299.5 / 50.99%
It seems that IS has a slight advantage here, but in the previous series match-up, Shirayuki was able to defeat Cecilia in Round 2.
So, who’ll win it? I think this match is a bit like Kurisu-Lotte earlier on in the round – both involve two tsunderes, one of them being a Rie tsundere. I think the outcome here will be similar over here. For those who are participating in fantasy, the result of this match could very well be a pivotal moment in the game.
Picks: Kyouko, Houki
Prediction: Kyouko, Aria