1 532 Sakura Kyouko @ Puella Magi Madoka ☆ Magica
2 306 Akechi Kokoro (Kokoro-chan) @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
1 451 Shinonono Houki @ Infinite Stratos
2 341 Kanzaki H Aria @ Hidan no Aria
Writeup to follow shortly
After complaints of Round 3 being a borefest, it sparked to life on the last day as Houki sprung an upset over Aria. I wasn’t surprised by the victory itself, but rather the margin of victory as Houki won it by 100+ votes. Perhaps we’ve been underestimating her all along – while her matches have always coincided with high-profile ones, Houki’s victories have always been very convincing nevertheless. She now sets up an intriguing clash with Kuroneko in the block-finals as sole representatives of their respective series.
And with that, Round 3 comes to an end, and Saimoe goes on a one-day break. A good time to catch a breather before the storm kicks in.