>Hisa in charge of beating Louise
===============Advance to Main round==============
1st – 281 votes – Nyaruko @ Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
2nd – 255 votes – Yamada Aoi @ Working’!!
3rd – 248 votes – Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière @ Zero no Tsukaima F
4th – 228 votes – Takei Hisa @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
5th – 226 votes – Hakamada Hinata @ Ro-Kyu-Bu!
6th – 216 votes – Touwa Erio @ Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Mayonaka no Taiyou
7th – 213 votes – Funami Yui @ Yuru Yuri
8th – 197 votes – Mael Strom (Tomonori / Yoshida Yuki) @ Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
8th – 197 votes – Hoshii Miki @ The iDOLM@STER
10th – 191 votes – Kobashire Yae @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
11th – 183 votes – Hagiwara Yukiho @ The iDOLM@STER
12th – 182 votes – Lynette Bishop @ Strike Witches Movie
=============Advance to Prelims Round 2============
13th – 176 votes – Nanasaki Ai @ Amagami SS+ plus
14th – 170 votes – Yuuko @ A-Channel + smile
15th – 165 votes – Kikuchi Makoto @ The iDOLM@STER
16th – 146 votes – Kagura @ Gintama’
17th – 130 votes – Nagatsuka Saki @ Ro-Kyu-Bu!
18th – 118 votes – Haibara Ai @ Meitantei Conan series
19th – 106 votes – Kaga Rin @ Usagi Drop
20th – 105 votes – Toujou Koneko @ Highschool DxD
21st – 101 votes – Yuzurizaki Nero @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes series
22nd – 92 votes – Yunoha Thrul @ Aquarion Evol
23th – 83 votes – Manabe Nodoka @ K-ON!! Movie
24th – 81 votes – Irisviel von Einzbern @ Fate/Zero
25th – 79 votes – Yoshida Kazumi @ Shakugan no Shana III – Final
26th – 77 votes – Houjou Satoko @ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira
27th – 76 votes – Tadakuni’s younger sister (Mei-chan) @ Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
28th – 62 votes – Kosaka Chihiro @ Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Yonin to Idol
29th – 61 votes – Komiya Yuzu @ Nekogami Yaoyorozu
30th – 59 votes – Hyuuga Mahiru @ Kamisama Dolls
31st – 54 votes – Yoshitome Miharu @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
31st – 54 votes – Wajima Tomoe @ Hanasaku Iroha
33rd – 52 votes – Hanato Kobato @ Kobato. Hajimete no Kobato
34th – 50 votes – Millia Il Velch Cutrettola Turan @ Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam
34th – 50 votes – Mihoshi Chihiro @ Tamayura
36th – 48 votes – Oginome Momoka @ Mawaru-Penguindrum
37th – 47 votes – Nakatsugawa Ui @ Hoshizora he Kakaru Hashi OVA
38th – 46 votes – Fuura Kafuka (pen name) @ Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei BD Box Special
39th – 44 votes – Akimoto Komachi (Cure Mint) @ Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi
40th – 43 votes – Kaishou Rie @ UN-GO
41st – 41 votes – Kousaka Tamaki @ To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers
42nd – 38 votes – Emily Amonde @ Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
42nd – 38 votes – Hidaka Ai @ The iDOLM@STER
This result is confirmed.
Since frustra is deeply upset after Makoto’s failure to qualify, I’ll be doing the analysis for today.
If there was any doubt about Nyaruko‘s position as a top threat this year, they have been put to bed as she becomes the first competitor to crush a fairly strong Saki contestant in the form of Hisa. Hisa has always been unlucky with the draws, and once again it was not meant to be her day. To add insult to injury, she was toppled by the same tsundere who ousted her in 2009 in the final few hours of Group 9’s intense match-up.
Yup, Louise continued the fine streak for the Rie camp by coming in third behind Yamada who proved that she is still able to compete with the top favorites despite being out of action for a year.
Hinata came in fifth, which is a decent performance by the second most popular Ro-Kyu-Bu! girl considering that it was a tough group. Erio 6th as series shelf-life takes its toll. Yui was next to her – while it wasn’t a bad result, it signals that she will not be able to perform as well as Kyouko or Akarin this year. Korezom and im@s add on to their list of representatives, but once again they fail to convince.
Big casualties include Ai, Makoto, Yuuko and Haibara Ai, the ever-present veteran.
So on to the Group 10 preview:
After a minor blip, the Saki faction will probably rule over proceedings today as Kuro and Mihoko enter the fray. We know that the latter is one hell of a competitor, while the former is apparently the most popular in the Achiga team.
- Kuuko will be the main threat to the Saki girls as she seeks to build on Nyaruko’s win.
- Touka will probably ride on Kuro’s and Mihoko’s popularity.
- Since this is a somewhat weaker group, Lucchini from Strike Witches could make the Top 5.
- Miyako would be another definite entry.
- Minorin is likely to follow Ami and Taiga into the main round.
- Takane and Yayoi should add on to The Idolm@ster’s list of representatives in the main round.
- Rin will probably make it too despite the Fate franchise’s decreasing popularity in Saimoe.
- And I am expecting Shirayuki, Minko to complete the top 12.
- Tsugumi, Run, Horizon could be outside bets.
- Of course, the other Saki girls are in contention too.
tl;dr 1.) Kuro 2.) Kyapten 3.) Kuuko 4.) Touka 5.) Lucchini 6-12.) Miyako/Minorin/Yayoi/Takane/Rin/Minko/Shirayuki