Not sure if birthday was TANOSHII or not…
1位 192票 原村和＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 178票 宮永咲＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
This result is confirmed.
So Nodoka’s through to the semis yet again, achieving that 3 from 3 record and sealing her place in Saimoe folklore. She’d have preferred to win by a greater margin though, but a big victory margin would be a tad too cruel on Saki who bows out of the tournament on her birthday. Still, the Tanoshii Devil’s done well – not many people expected her to reach the QF, but she certainly has exceeded expectations. As for Nodocchi, her next challenge will be break her semi-final duck, but this will probably be the hardest test yet. On that note, here’s a fun fact: the previous two opponents that Nodocchi faced in the semis have both gone ahead to become Saimoe champions. Hmm…
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The second all-Saki QF match sees the Matsumi sisters duking it out in a high-stakes match – the winner here will be the favorite to make it to the final. The sisters would have preferred to meet in the finals instead, but I probably jinxed their chances by mentioning the possibility of it happening the last time out (heh). Still, this promises to be an intriguing match – both sisters have performed superbly so far, Yuu thrashing her opponents with ease while Kuro emerged out as the victor of this year’s Block of Death – getting rid of 4 prelim group winners in the process with more-than-satisfactory victory margins. It is this very reason that Kuro’s the slight favorite here, as she has dealt with tough opposition before unlike her elder sis. Yuu’s true potential is still unknown as she has had it easy, but that could work in her favor. However, the Saki fandom in general apparently favors the younger Matsumi sister, so let’s see if it follows through here.
tl;dr Prediction: Kuro