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Saimoe 2012 Quarter Finals

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Final 8, here we go!

So this year sees six contestants from the same series up against 2 of the Rie tsunderes who are making their final appearances in Saimoe. Not one for viewers who prefer variety, but we’ll just have to stick with it. The veteran-newcomer ratio for this year’s QF is 5:3, as opposed to 1:7 a year ago.

Based on statistics compiled from results thus far, the character rankings for the final 8 contestants are as follows: 1) Yuu 2) Toki 3) Kuro 4) Nodoka 5) Hisa 6) Saki 7) Louise 8) Shana. Of course, Yuu has had a comfortable ride so far – so the stats are skewed in her favor as a result. In any case, the Rie tsunderes have it all to do, starting today…

Louise
Rank: 7
Average vote: 307
Average vote %: 49.18
Highlight of the tournament: Beating Nagi in Round 3

Onjouji Toki
Rank: 2
Average vote: 423
Average vote %: 60.89
Highlight of the tournament: Beating Akarin in the Block Finals

Louise vs Toki. Probably the QF match with the least interest, as most people are pessimistic about Louise chances of even mounting a fight against the top favorite to win the tournament. Hardly surprising, since Toki has never fallen below 58% in terms of vote percentage garnered since the start of Round 1. Still, Louise has the penchant for the strange, so it’s unwise to rule her out completely. After all, she’s been a pest for the Saki faction since their debut three years ago – the likes of Momo, Hisa and Mihoko (indirectly) have fell short when up against her. Sadly though, the Void Magic user finds herself in familiar territory, just like in 2009 when she was paired up with Nodocchi – Saki’s top ace back then. Of course, there’s a possibility that the supporters of other Saki girls might turn against Toki, knowing that she’s the strongest – but based on past evidence, the chances of that happening are low. Expect a similar outcome for Louise ala 2009 here.

Prediction: Toki

8 thoughts on “Saimoe 2012 Quarter Finals

  1. Zero hope, Zero chance. See you in the Archives, Louise. Thanks for the memories.

    MadPanda…(One down, one to go)…

    1. I take personal offense when Shana is looked down upon for being “another Rie tsundere” when in fact, from the 4 tsunderie wonders, it’s only Louise that can be classified as such.

      Well, not really, but I just wanted to say that.

    1. Too much extreme tsun, barely any dere. She treats Saito like crap and doesn’t develop much as a character for the longest time. Her tsun is also to the point where even other characters think she’s going too far. It’s really really hard to like her.

      I’m fine with all other Rie tsunderes though (although it doesn’t mean I like them since I’m more into kuudere anyways). In fact I hate it when people universally hate a character immediately when they hear she is voiced by Kugimiya Rie.

      1. Agreed. It’s not so much that I “hate” Louise, but that she’s one of the least likable Rie-types due to her over-abuse. Poor Saito gets abused more than anyone this side of Love Hina’s harem leader (whose name escapes me at the moment)…or maybe Horizon’s Tori – but at least his is warranted. 🙂

        And I don’t get the RK hate…each character should be based on its own merit, not just by the seiyuu.

        MadPanda…(not really a fan of violent tsunderes, but Taiga is an exception)…

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