saimoe reporter volume 3 number 50

Workforce

previews, results

All in a day’s work for Yamada.

G04
1位 175票 小鳥遊ひな@パパのいうことを聞きなさい!
2位 154票 星空みゆき(キュアハッピー)@スマイルプリキュア!
3位 101票 フィン・エ・ルド・スイ・ラフィンティ(ラン)@輪廻のラグランジェ
G08
1位 249票 山田葵@WORKING’!!
2位 104票 久慈川りせ@Persona4 the ANIMATION
3位 69票 羽原(アークデーモン)@男子高校生の日常
G12
1位 171票 メイル・シュトローム(トモノリ/吉田友紀)@これはゾンビですか? OF THE DEAD
2位 143票 日野あかね(キュアサニー)@スマイルプリキュア!
3位 108票 島田美波@バカとテストと召喚獣 にっ!

This result is confirmed.

***

Academic win for Yamada, there was no doubt about this, really. She’s going to need something like that to repat as a block winner.

I totally dropped the ball on Hina-Miyuki and Tomonori-Akane. I shouldn’t have changed my initial entry, but that’s how it is. Yes, the matches were relatively close, but alas, pure strength prevailed over synergy. PapaKiki shows off some potential, which means I have to rethink (once again) my predictions for today’s matches.  Tomonori, with the Maelstrom Pulse proving that her good prelims performance was not in vain this time, netting her first Saimoe win in the process. So yeah, this wasn’t a happy ending for the Precure girls after winning their first two matches. I still very much fancy Cure Peace’s chances, however.

Predictions: 1-2 (66-18)

Picks: 1-2 (Miyuki, Minami) (48-36)

On Deck:

We’re down to our last block for Round One. Just like the previous match day: two intriguing matches and one cakewalk. Hime shouldn’t have much trouble here. Yes, she’s up against Saki and Idolmaster, but not their aces. She should dominate, and if she doesn’t that pretty much puts a damper on her chances against the aces in her pool.

This brings us now to the other two potential nailbiters – Airi-Tsubasa-Hecate first. Yes, I’m going against the stats here again and pick Airi because she’s the newest of the three. Secondly, I am under the impression that Hecate and Tsubasa’s numbers are inflated (because their groups didn’t have much “depth’ in them), while Airi’s a bit underrated because she’s in a “good” group. It might be a tall order for Airi to get through here, but I have faith that she can break through here.

Finally, there’s H09 – Azusa has the deceptive power of combo, but it’s also worth noting that Idolmaster has been impressive in most of their matches. Meanwhile, Working has also been solid, and as seen in the prelims Nazuna looks to measure up with Azusa (where she and Azusa finished 11th-12th respectively). Then there’s the other Takanashi in this match, PapaKiki’s Sora. If Hina can do it, Sora can, too… probably.

Not. In the end, I have to go with faction power combo here – that means Azusa will at least salvage this im@s combo given that Ritsuko’s pretty much screwed in her match. Still, following the trend of recent match days – too close to call. Too close.

2 thoughts on “Workforce

  1. Whiffed on the PreCures as well. Was sure Happy would use MC mojo to win at least. Happy for Yamada…even if she isn’t my favorite “Working!” girl (Poplar!).

    Black Lotus is a gimmie. The lovely Azusa should hold off her younger opponents. Tsubasa should take Airi.

    MadPanda…(Ai and Ika-chan getting in made me ultra-happy!)…

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