Good night, sweet Akarin
1位 583票 園城寺怜＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 417票 赤座あかり＠ゆるゆり
This result is confirmed.
Well, that’s the biggest match of the round done and over with. What appeared to be a scintillating match ended up being one that was riddled with fake votes as Toki showed no mercy towards Akarin, crushing her by 166 votes. Certainly with this result, Toki moves into pole position for Saimoe glory, while Akarin’s defeat means that the future’s looking bleak for the rest of the non-Saki girls – even a favorable QF draw might not help them at this rate.
Moving on to the second of three Saki vs non-Saki duels, we have Hisa taking on Cure Peace. If Hisa wins today, Saki will equal Madoka’s 2011 streak of sending 3 contestants in a row to the quarter-finals. If Peace wins today, she’ll only be the second Precure contestant to make it to the Final 8 – the last time they did that was 8 years ago! Hisa’s probably the weakest amongst the Saki contestants left, so it’s up to Peace to take the initiative here. However, there’s a big problem – among the sixteen block finalists, Peace has the lowest average votes garnered between R1 and R3. Her series support is probably the weakest too, so she’ll have to bank on the growing frustration of voters who are against the current Saki domination. With no offence to Sanya, the voters do know that this match’s the last chance of sending at least one more non-Saki contestant through on top of the guaranteed two spots. Will this work in Peace’s favor, or will the Saki rape train pulverize her?
tl;dr Pick: Yayoi // Prediction: Hisa