1位 305票 原村和＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 185票 戦場ヶ原ひたぎ＠偽物語
1位 286票 柏崎星奈＠僕は友達が少ない
2位 158票 秋山澪＠映画 けいおん!
This result is confirmed.
Nodocchi provided a timely reminder of her capabilities by showing that she’s still able to up her game against a tough opponent – dismantling Hitagi, the ace of the Monogatari series, with ease. I was expecting a closer fight, but here’s a two-time semi-finalist who’s desperately seeking to go two steps further in her third foray in this tourney.
Sena also secured a comprehensive victory over Mio, with no signs of tactical voting against her by Shana fans- probably a wise action taken to prevent a possible backlash which could endanger Shana’s hopes of making it to the block finals.
On the topic about Shana, she first has to go through a trial by Airi, who has surprised many by making it this far into the tourney. The latter, who has been the benefactor of tactical voting by the very opponent she’s about to do battle with, is facing a daunting task over here, and she will need external help if she is to even mount a challenge against Shana. That said, I don’t think Sena’s supporters are pro-active enough, but with a strong Saki character participating in the other match-up, you never know.
Meanwhile, Ako should have an easy day out against Tsukihi, judging from Nodoka’s victory over Hitagi.
Prediction: Shana, Ako