saimoe reporter volume 3 number 74

Flatlined

previews, results

Time to sleep.

有効コードがある票の順位
1位 267票 黄瀬やよい(キュアピース)@スマイルプリキュア!
2位 171票 アスタロッテ・ユグヴァール(ロッテ)@アスタロッテのおもちゃ! EX

有効コードがある票の順位
1位 246票 袴田ひなた@ロウきゅーぶ!
2位 199票 如月千早@THE IDOLM@STER

This result is confirmed.

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What seemed to be an interesting match-day turned out to be a one-sided affair as Yayoi and Hinata secured victories which sends them to the block finals. Lotte once again crashes out with a whimper, and as for the idols, the dream ends here in a tourney they were expected to light up, but didn’t. For Yayoi, she’ll now look forward to emulate or improve on Nagisa’s performance back in 2004, when the Precure series managed to reach the QF. For Hinata, an all-pink Block Finals await her as she battles Louise. Will Yayoi and Hinata be able to make up the surprise contingent in the Top 8? We’ll see.

Moving on, Sanya faces Uryuu in a battle that she is highly expected to win, having performed brilliantly in the past two rounds. It’s her Block Finals spot to lose, really. Of course, with Kuro up today, Saki voters might want to make things a bit easier for Yuu by voting for Sakuno instead, but that isn’t necessary. Kuro, having passed a stern test against Nyaruko, now has to contend with yet another prelim group winner in the form of Ririchiyo, who herself has done well to get this far after beating Chitanda in the previous round. This will be no walk in the park for Kuro, and the Dragon Lord has to once again repeat her feat from the previous round in order to secure victory here.

tl;dr Prediction: Sanya, Kuro

8 thoughts on “Flatlined

  1. Damn, talk about pwnage. The graph suggests that, even if Yayoi’s support were to suddenly drop out two hours early, she still would’ve beaten Lotte. Though, I’ve had this impression that Lotte’s one of the weaker Kugimiya tsundere (how she got into the quarterfinals last year is anyone’s guess… keep in mind, she trumped Mikoto to get there, and I don’t think I need to remind anyone what Mikoto had to go through at the beginning of that tournament)… having a brief OVA appearance this year probably didn’t help her cause. But she is a Kugimiya tsundere all the same, so this is a victory Yayoi fans should be proud of.

    Now if only she can hold her own against Hisa. I can’t say the numbers for this round are looking to be in the Cure’s favor… plus, this is the first time Hisa’s managed to get this far, so her fans (and maybe Saki fans in general) might wanna push her through that. I really hope Yayoi manages, though.

    On the other side of the equation, it seems I’ve really over-estimated Chihaya… however, I wouldn’t say that I was also underselling the Ro-Kyu-Bu! faction, since signs point to their victories being the result of tactical voting by the Kugyuu crowd.

    1. Not that certain the RKB faction was that strong…if anything, I’d bet it was more of a snipe of Chihaya by the Rie-bels to give Louise a better shot.

      MadPanda…(Saimoe, your cruelness never ends!)…

  2. Don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Yayoi’s win was super-sweet, but Chihaya’s loss…it’s almost poetically sad.

    Anyway…Sanya’s locked and loaded. The Anti-Saki folks might want to turn out in force for Ririchiyo, ’cause I think she’s gonna need that little bit extra to top Kuro. Should be fun to watch the numbers for that one.

    MadPanda…(off to light a candle for Chihaya)…

  3. Damn, that’s twice now. I really hope Louise finally beats Hinata next round, specially considering she beat Nagi to get there.

  4. If anything, I wouldn’t say Chihaya was sniped. I guess you guys are underestimating RKB and Hinata a lil’. After all, back in the prelims, the top RKB girls (Mokkan, Maho, Hinata) fared better than their im@s counterparts, but RKB’s Block A debacle gave the impression that they’re weak. However, they really weren’t THAT bad. Maho nearly caused an upset by beating Saki on the first day, while Miki’s victory over Mokkan was greatly aided by the Saki faction – 90 Miyuki + Miki votes over 32 Miyuki + Tomoka votes!

    And here’s the other thing, Lotte actually had a higher no of combo votes with Chihaya than Hinata yesterday.

    However, I do agree that Airi’s victory over Poplar was probably influenced by Shana supporters, like I have mentioned before.

    1. Oh, I’m was not underestimating RKB. I’m just mad Hinata advanced beating two of my favorites while the ones that I like (Tomoka and Maho) choked on the first round.

      1. Ditto this!

        MadPanda…(the Lotte/Chihaya combo votes seriously debunks my theory. Actually makes me sadder for Chihaya)…

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