saimoe reporter volume 3 number 35

White Magic

previews, results

Nice Desu Ne

D01
1位 202票 篠ノ之箒@IS -インフィニット・ストラトス- アンコール 恋に焦がれる六重奏
2位 189票 環凛子@夏色キセキ
3位 95票 赤土晴絵@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A

D05
1位 211票 乾紗凪@ましろ色シンフォニー -The color of lovers-
2位 173票 暮井珠緒@這いよれ!ニャル子さん
3位 84票 史場日々乃@神様ドォルズ

D09
1位 235票 折部やすな@キルミーベイベー
2位 171票 ゲルトルート・バルクホルン@ストライクウィッチーズ劇場版
3位 97票 ギバード桜子@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A

This result is confirmed.

***

Everything went as expected – from Houki getting the closest win, and Yasuna besting Trude easily.

Houki has proven herself reliable for IS once again, even just for at least a round. The series is safe from the ignominy of being shut out one year after turning a decent performance in Saimoe. As for Natsuiro, two close losses already, but that just happens.

Kurei losing means that it’s all up to Kuuko and Nyaruko herself now. Mashiroiro earns its first impressive win – now let’s see how Miu and company fare.

Yasuna cruising shouldn’t be so surprising considering that she did show potential in the prelims – virtually tied with one of the strongest witch Erica for second in her group. Logically, she’s expected to fare better against a witch presumed to be less popular than Erica – Trude, in this case.

Prediction – 3-0 (32-7)

Picks – 2-1 (Kurei) (21-18)

On Deck:

D02-D06-D10

Interesting set of bouts on deck.

Chihaya-Hibiki, for starters. I don’t see this one being a blowout in favor of Chihaya. Of course, it appears that im@s is a stronger faction than Hidamari this year (referencing to Chris cruising over Nori and Sae) so I’m not expecting a Hibiki victory for Symphogear either. Point is, Chihaya will win, but despite being a mid-tier faction, Symphogear won’t be a pushover, but it will be a highly-contested affair.

My level of interest is also high for Kurisu-Mihoko. The latter is the obvious favorite, but the possibility of the anti-Saki resistance is always there, and it could be relevant here. Not really sure if a powered-down Kurisu would be the best beneficiary though, so I am seeing a solid win for Mihoko.

Louise being in today’s set might make for an unpredictable day. She’s against Arakawa Kei mainly, who seem to have inflated stats for someone with approximately less than 10 minutes of screentime. I think Louise will have none of that though – KugiRie army is clicking on all cylinders right now so I just can’t see her having a hard time here – despite the Saki combo.

4 thoughts on “White Magic

  1. Thank you, Saimoe, for restoring my faith in you with Sana’s win. If Chihaya doesn’t win, however, I’m renouncing you and gathering the pitchforks and torches!

    Louise shouldn’t need any magic for this one. Christina, on the other hand, might wanna find that upset timeline…fast!

    MadPanda…(burn, evil Saki horde, BURN!!)…

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