1 509 Sakura Kyouko @ Puella Magi Madoka ☆ Magica
2 334 Erica Hartmann @ Strike Witches 2
No difficulties for Kyouko today as she smashes Erica to ensure that the finals will be an all Puella Magi affair. Erica kept the gap below 100 votes before the final hour, but she was overwhelmed by the PMMM’s strong final rush. For Erica, her fairytale journey comes to an end, but it has been an amazing feat as no one expected her to come this far.
So the penultimate match in this tournament sees Madoka duelling it out with Mami for a spot in the finals. Once again, Madoka is the favourite here since she’s the main girl of the show. However, Mami must not be underestimated, as she has the best overall record amongst the Puella Magis in this tournament so far. While Mami managed to set the highest vote tally in this year’s tournament in her match against Ika, the highest number of votes Madoka was able to achieve was only 421 votes, back in Round 3. However, Mami will inevitably lose a portion of her support here, so it’ll be interesting to see how it goes. It’s really up to the other Puella Magi backers to decide how this one will go, and Kyouko backers could probably have a great influence here as they decide which course of action would improve Kyouko’s chance of a finals victory. I’ll be going for a Madoka win, though I will not be surprised at all if Mami nicks it.