saimoe reporter volume 3 number 36

Heaven’s Gate

previews, results

KUUrisu

D02
1位 349票 如月千早@THE IDOLM@STER
2位 249票 立花響@戦姫絶唱シンフォギア
3位 188票 塔城小猫@ハイスクールD×D
D06
1位 439票 牧瀬紅莉栖@STEINS;GATE
2位 364票 福路美穂子@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
3位 70票 常田鮎美(偽イカ娘)@侵略!?イカ娘
D10
1位 406票 ルイズ・フランソワーズ・ル・ブラン・ド・ラ・ヴァリエール@ゼロの使い魔F
2位 319票 荒川憩@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
3位 130票 アリス(紫苑寺有子)@神様のメモ帳

This result is confirmed.

***

You just can’t really tell whenever Louise is in a match day. We’ve been through this, her being the bane of Saki characters (not named Nodoka), and she successfully puts an imprint in today’s results. It’s tough to take anything away from the Imai Asami combo, but obviously, Louise had a hand in shifting the results in Kurisu’s favor – much to the chagrin of Saki fans everywhere.

Steins;Gate in general appeared as a weak faction – several key characters not making the cut (or barely), so it’s fascinating that Kurisu now stands on top of the most votes garnered. Saimoe in a nutshell.

Chihaya did indeed style, much more than I expected – making us momentarily forget that an idol just got recently crushed by Lotte (Mami ;_;). Her expected win, along with Kurisu’s shocker suddenly forges the possibility of a match between these two in Round Three – but of course there are a lot more hurdles to overcome.

Finally, let’s get to Louise herself. Was there any doubt she’s gonna lose this one?

Predictions: 2-1 (34-8)

Picks: 2-1 (Alice) (23-19)

On Deck:

D03-D07-D11

One of my all-time favorites (and birthday girl) Makoto  is up today. Sadly, she appears to be the underdog, but we’ve seen stranger things happen. I have hope, but that is all, Fear or Karuta will probably get it today, the latter appearing to be more powerful than the former. Let’s see if im@s will show up again today, but with Makoto’s rather underwhelming performance in prelims one, it’s gonna be an uphill battle. In the end though, here’s to wishing she gets her cake and eat it too (before Karuta gets to it).

Also of interest – Maru vs. Teru. With the recent anti-Saki movement I think Maru will be the beneficiary this time, but that alone will be enough. Maybe it’s good for her that Rinne is currently airing. This is still intriguing though because both posted solid numbers so it is really hard to just count Teru out. Should be good, I’ll be shocked if this one ends up in a rout.

Finally, Hajime-Suzu-Arsene. Based on her name, Hajime should win this right? Milky Holmes did show some signs of life with Sherlock’s win, but Arsene is not someone you can really count on to get the victory. Suzu will also come out short. All signs point to Hajime just getting this one easily.

Lun’s take:

Asami combo – 214 votes
Louise-Kurisu combo – 303 votes

Well played, Rie faction. Well played.

4 thoughts on “Heaven’s Gate

  1. O.M.G.! Doesn’t get any better than this!! No wait, this is Saimoe–it probably will! Chihaya winning would’ve been enough, but Kurisu too? And Louise zeroing out the Saki combo! Awesome!

    Hajime, Makoto and….MARU!

    MadPanda…(can we get perfection two days in a row?)…

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