===============Advance to Main round==============
1st – 292 votes – Hanada Kirame @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
2nd – 281 votes – Touyoko Momoko @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
3rd – 264 votes – Sengoku Nadeko @ Nisemonogatari
4th – 232 votes – Kokaji Sukoya @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
5th – 224 votes – Hanekawa Tsubasa @ Nisemonogatari
6th – 221 votes – Makise Kurisu @ Steins;Gate
7th – 184 votes – Nagatsuki Sanae @ Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
8th – 159 votes – Shiguma Rika @ Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
9th – 154 votes – Cordelia Glauca @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes series
10th – 147 votes – Naganohara Mio @ Nichijou
11th – 145 votes – Futami Mami @ The iDOLM@STER
12th – 131 votes – Tachibana Hibiki @ Senki Zesshou Symphogear
=============Advance to Prelims Round 2============
13th – 127 votes – Morita Mayu @ Morita-san wa Mukuchi. series
14th – 119 votes – Asia Argento @ Highschool DxD
15th – 112 votes – Nagi @ A-Channel + smile
16th – 103 votes – Tiffania Westwood @ Zero no Tsukaima F
17th – 98 votes – Miniwa Tsumiki @ Acchi Kocchi
18th – 89 votes – Sarasvati (Saras) @ Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
19th – 82 votes – Minakami Mai @ Nichijou
20th – 77 votes – Akiha Rumiho (Faris Nyan-Nyan) @ Steins;Gate
21st – 70 votes – Ogura Yumi @ Another
22nd – 66 votes – Kurokawa Ellen (Siren / Cure Beat) @ Suite Pretty Cure♪
23th – 63 votes – Takanashi Izumi @ Working’!!
24th – 56 votes – Miyazaki Nodoka @ Mahou Sensei Negima! Anime Final
25th – 50 votes – Chiba Saori @ Hourou Musuko
26th – 49 votes – Fujioka Misaki @ Another
27th – 48 votes – Minazuki Haruka @ Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!!
28th – 46 votes – Ayase Yue @ Mahou Sensei Negima! Anime Final
29th – 44 votes – Hayakawa Aika @ Nazo no Kanojo X
30th – 41 votes – Endou Mami @ Mouretsu Pirates
31st – 39 votes – Hasegawa Nayu @ Ro-Kyu-Bu!
32nd – 38 votes – Fleur Blanc @ Eureka Seven: AO
33rd – 37 votes – Narukara Fukune @ R-15
34th – 36 votes – Ryuumonbuchi’s maid (Sugino Ayumu) @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
35th – 33 votes – Yakusa Chimo (Hoboro-san) @ Tamayura
36th – 29 votes – Nakiri Ranko @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
37th – 27 votes – G3 (G3A3) @ Upotte!!
37th – 27 votes – Isanami @ Brave 10
37th – 27 votes – Isono Fune @ Sazae-san
40th – 25 votes – Kuina Hijiri @ Ro-Kyu-Bu!
40th – 25 votes – Katou Ririka @ Mouretsu Pirates
42nd – 24 votes – Colette Brunel @ Tales of Symphonia: Sekai Tougou Hen
42nd – 24 votes – Miura Chihiro @ Morita-san wa Mukuchi. series
42nd – 24 votes – Maruse Noriko @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
SUBARAA! Kirame seizes yet another top spot for the Saki series, meaning that they have now obtained half of the top spots on offer during the first preliminaries. It was a three-way fight throughout the day for the top spot between Kirame, Momo and Nadeko, and Kirame’s rising popularity eventually led her to finish ahead of Momo in the end.
Other than that, there were no real surprises. KokajiP and Hanekawa certainly profited from the presence of Kirame/Momo and Nadeko respectively.
Now moving to… perhaps the most boring group in the prelims.
Hinagiku will obviously be the favorite to win it. Nagi’s been the only bright spark for Hayate so far, so it’s time for Hina to light things up for them again.
The main threat will be Lotte who will be backed by the Rie Kugimiya fans. The succubus did very well last year, reaching the QF before succumbing to Erica in what still remains as one of the mysterious incidents in Saimoe history. Will she still be able to go far this year? This could be an early indication of her current strength.
Hanairo’s ace, Ohana, will also be in the mix. Not as competitive as last year, but I reckon she’s still able to put up a fight. Mio might try to seize one of the Top 3 spots too following K-ON’s recent revival.
As for the others:
- The side characters from Nyaruko are up today: the feisty Kurei and the adorable Ghutatan.
- This is one of the groups with the least Saki girls, and they’re not strong either. But being in a weak group, at least one will still qualify. Hiroe a.k.a the Retard Master, is one of most popular girls in the Saki manga. Izumi will probably make it too.
- Sae from Hidamari Sketch will probably go through.
- Sawako-sensei hasn’t been much of a performer but she’ll benefit from Mio’s presence.
- Maybe Kyouko from Working’!!? Or Kanon from Jewelpet. Maybe even Yurin from Gundam AGE might sneak through.
I’m seriously struggling to think of who can complete the Top 12 here. SCREW YOU RANDOMIZATIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
tl;dr 1.) Hinagiku 2.) Lotte 3.) Mio 4.) Ohana 5.) Ghutatan 6-12.) Kurei/Hiroe/Izumi/Sae/Sawako/Kyouko/Kanon