1位 267票 エイラ・イルマタル・ユーティライネン＠ストライクウィッチーズ劇場版
2位 186票 明智小衣＠探偵オペラ ミルキィホームズ シリーズ
3位 102票 校条祭（ハレ）＠ギルティクラウン
1位 285票 竹井久＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 218票 中多紗江＠アマガミSS+ plus
3位 75票 森垣友香＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
1位 264票 平沢憂＠映画 けいおん!
2位 251票 槍水仙（氷結の魔女）＠ベン・トー
3位 71票 神原駿河＠偽物語
This result is confirmed.
Two surprises for today – Hisa didn’t style that hard, and Eila styled harder than expected. Eila has shown that she can win big last year, but even though Milky Holmes has regressed in terms of power, Kokoro was still one of their main guns. I thought this match would be closer. But in the end, it was the biggest win of the day.
Hisa could’ve been cruising here against one of the lowest ranked performers qualified in the main draw (Sae), but I guess we’re seeing some of the effects of Shizu going over Toshinou Kyouko. There will be more to come, I’m pretty sure.
Finally, kudos to Ui to finally earning a W, avoiding the “Maria memorial award” to be renamed after her, with a close victory over Sen. As predicted this was a struggle, but not as much of a struggle as Eila-Kokoro.
Predictions – 3-0 (26-4)
Picks – 1-2 (Kokoro and Suruga) (14-16)
Interesting match day with both 2011 top finishers Lotte and Erica on deck. Erica’s main opposition would probably be Yune, but given how impressive Strike Witches have been, plus the combo votes with Lucchini could prove decisive. That being said, I’m not going to easily discount Yune here, as wella as kill Sonya’s chances. This match will be closer than many people expect.
The most straightforward match of the day will be Lotte-Mami-Awai. The only thing to look for here is how much Lotte will win (given that her series also showed signs of regression in the prelims). She’s still too good to lose this early.
Finally, Kuuko-Lucchini-Chinatsu is also of interest. YuruYuri has been suffering a lot of setbacks lately, a win here would be a great way to bounce back. But I don’t see it happening as she’s actually one of the characters from the show that fared the poorest in the warm-up stages (though to be fair, she was in a tough group). Lucchini and Kuuko were in the same group, with the latter finishing better with a good amount, I’m not expecting a reversal here. Kuuko nonetheless would have to earn this one.
I’m anticipating as to how Nyaruko as a series performs here with one of their mainstays stepping up to the plate as the much anticipated Nadeko-Nyaruko match comes closer.