===============Advance to Main round===============
1st – 274 votes – Shirakiin Ririchiyo @ Inu x Boku SS
2nd – 246 votes – Hasegawa Kobato @ Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
3rd – 220 votes – Sagimori Arata @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
4th – 215 votes – Hirasawa Ui @ K-ON!! Movie
5th – 183 votes – Sonya @ Kill Me Baby
6th – 163 votes – Midorikawa Nao (Cure March) @ Smile Pretty Cure!
7th – 155 votes – Tsubakino Miyuki @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
8th – 153 votes – Ilya (Ilyasviel von Einzbern) @ Carnival Phantasm / Fate/Zero
9th – 137 votes – Kirishima Shouko @ Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Ni!
10th – 133 votes – Sawatari Fuu (Potte) @ Tamayura
11th – 126 votes – Fin E Ld Si Laffinty (Lan) @ Rinne no Lagrange
12th – 122 votes – Hanawa Kaoru (Kao-tan) @ Tamayura
=============Advance to Prelims Round 2============
13th – 119 votes – Kouzuki Yuniko (Niko / Scarlet Rain) @ Accel World
14th – 108 votes – Okazaki Norie @ Tamayura
15th – 106 votes – Kazanari Tsubasa @ Senki Zesshou Symphogear
16th – 103 votes – Jindai Komaki @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
17th – 96 votes – Doujima Nanako @ Persona 4: The Animation
17th – 96 votes – Hasegawa Hirano @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes series
19th – 93 votes – Tsuruta Himeko @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
20th – 72 votes – Mari (Yui’s relative) @ Yuru Yuri
21st – 64 votes – Alice Blanche @ Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation
22nd – 61 votes – Oka Ayuko @ Nazo no Kanojo X
23th – 58 votes – Yamabuki Inori (Cure Pine) @ Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi
24th – 56 votes – Sonozaki Mion @ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira
25th – 54 votes – Komaki Manaka @ To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers
26th – 53 votes – Yukishiro Honoka (Cure White) @ Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi
27th – 52 votes – Hattori Shizuka @ Strike Witches Movie
28th – 49 votes – Huang Pao-Lin (Dragon Kid) @ Tiger & Bunny
29th – 47 votes – Annaka-san (Annaka Haruna) @ Nichijou
29th – 47 votes – Yukimura Chizuru @ Hakuouki Sekkaroku
31st – 46 votes – Orimura Chifuyu @ IS – Infinite Stratos Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Sextet
32nd – 45 votes – Airy Ardet @ Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan
33rd – 43 votes – Komaki Ikuno @ To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers
34th – 39 votes – Mineva Lao Zabi (Audrey Burne) @ Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
35th – 36 votes – Nakamura-sensei (Nakamura Kana) @ Nichijou
36th – 34 votes – Kuroi Mato @ Black★Rock Shooter
37th – 33 votes – Valmet (Sofia Velmer) @ Jormungand
37th – 33 votes – Yuta Kanami @ Scryed Alteration
39th – 29 votes – Inga @ UN-GO
39th – 29 votes – Sakuragi Yukari @ Another
39th – 29 votes – Aizawa Shouko @ Jewelpet Sunshine
42nd – 27 votes – Hikari @ Pokémon Best Wishes!
This result is confirmed.
So much for me doubting Ririchiyo, eh? Demon Yamada rose to the occasion and was hardly troubled as she grabs an elusive top spot. Arata‘s performance confirms that she isn’t one of the huge threats amongst the Saki girls, finishing behind Kobato. Ui became the talking point for the day when she received a huge vote spike as voters start testing out their fake voting aids in preparation for the main round (lol). However, she still did well to finish ahead of Sonya who didn’t perform as well as some had expected. Cure March completes the set for the Smile Precures, which is quite an amazing accomplishment on the whole.
Other than that, it was a pleasant surprise to see two Tamayura girls (Fuu and Kaoru) qualifying for the main round. Niko missed out, which means that Kuroyukihime’s the only Accel World girl to qualify directly to the main round, while Tsubasa fails to scrape a win unlike the other two main Symphogears. Mion‘s bad performance, coupled with Hanyuu’s failure to qualify directly a few days ago, means that there’s no revival on the cards for Higurashi.
So on to the last group, and boy this promises to be quite a very intriguing one.
The battle for the second and third spot will be intense. We have:
The HanaKana girls – Specifically Karuta from InuXBoku and Tomoka from Ro-Kyu-Bu! The former is in good stead after Ririchiyo’s win in the previous group, while the latter is the ace of a series which have done quite well thus far, considering that it aired during in Summer 2011.
The Hayate girls – Maria and Isumi. Two of their Top 4 aces in the same group, they’ll seek to emulate Hinagiku’s and Nagi’s performance and finish as high as possible. Expect votes to stack up for the duo.
As for the rest:
- Sakurako of YRYR should make it through for obvious (or oblivious) reasons. It will be for difficult for Chizuru though.
- Mayoi will be the last representative from the Monogatari series, and she’ll probably proceed.
- Remon, the troll from Ano Natsu, would fancy her chances.
- Chiaki should slightly benefit from the HanaKana contingent present today.
- The Saki series shall be fairly quiet in this group, but expect at least Hajime to qualify.
- There’s Hina from Papakiki who could very well be the secret ace for them.
- Eila will be adding on to the Strike Witches list of representatives.
- Hibiki will attempt to do so for the 765 Pro idols, but it will be difficult. Even more so forKotori .
- Suzuha and Mayuri will hope to qualify, but Kurisu’s performance wasn’t convincing the other day.
- Two girls from Ben-To are up today: The younger Kyou and Shaga. But they aren’t really as popular as the Ice Witch.
- Outside bets: Taeko, Koko, Kozue
tl;dr 2.) Karuta 3.) Tomoka 4.) Isumi 5.) Maria 6-12.) Sakurako/Mayoi/Hajime/Remon/Chiaki/Eila/Hina