And the last candle gets blown out

1位 328票 竹井久@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 289票 シャナ@灼眼のシャナIII -Final-

This result is confirmed.


First of all, congratulations to the Saki series! After 2 years of repeated choking, they have finally won Saimoe in spectacular fashion – claiming the prize with the semis to spare! Hisa completing the sweep was quite iconic in my opinion, as she too has been pretty unlucky herself in the previous two Saimoe iterations she took part in. The wait surely paid off in the end, eh?

As for Shana, this match marks her last foray in Saimoe, and while she wasn’t able to set the record of 19 individual wins, she was able to set a new record in terms of number of appearances. 24 appearances, 18 wins, 3 quarter-final appearances – that’s certainly no easy feat, and she’ll be remembered as an iconic figure in this tourney for years to come.

So a one-day break before the semis begin. More on that later.


15 thoughts on “Extinguished

  1. Yeahdude October 29, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Damn it, it was supposed to be The Year!
    Well, quarterfinals is a good farewell to Shana. ;_;

  2. Progeusz October 29, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Hell yeah!
    Now, Hisa needs to beat Kuro and my two favorite Sakis will fight in the final!

  3. Monster October 29, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    HELL YEAH!!!! The video above is one main reason why I like Hisa.Good to see Hisa won.

    • Yeahdude October 29, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      But is it moe?

      • Progeusz October 29, 2012 / 3:10 pm

        It’s extremely cool. Character doesn’t have to be excessively cute to be moe. Hisa is the coolest and sexiest character in Saki. Favorite of first series, now only Toki stands above her in my ranking.

      • The Guy October 29, 2012 / 3:50 pm

        But isn’t being moe supposed to give the viewer a need to protect the moe character? I think you might be thinking of just plain sexy, not moe.

      • Progeusz October 29, 2012 / 3:58 pm

        It’s also about affection.

      • The Guy October 29, 2012 / 5:58 pm

        So I guess you have affection for cool and sexy?

  4. stormtrooper October 29, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    Not this year, not ever again.

  5. Hibiki October 29, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    *sigh* Poor Shana

  6. Kaosu October 29, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    I predict a Saki character will win this year 😀

    Go TokI!

  7. uhlocalboy October 29, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    Shana: Most overrated moekko in history.

  8. The Guy October 29, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Well, on the bright side, at least Saki will likely suffer Winner’s Syndrome next year.

    But jeez, she couldn’t even beat HISA?! What a way to go.

    R.I.P. Taiga, Louise, and Shana. May Nagi avenge you all next year.

  9. ppaaccoojrf October 29, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Well, this screwed my Fantasy, and Shana’s last real chance at glory, but I don’t mind because I love Hisa. Now, if only she could beat Kuro, and Toki could beat Nodoka, I would have a character I actually like as champion, as opposed to last year when the one Madoka I didn’t like ended up winning.

    Of course, I know what will actually happen. At least Toki might have a chance, I guess…

  10. Anonymous October 30, 2012 / 7:44 am

    I’ve been praying for Hisa to get the fighting chance she deserves.
    Lo, the heavens have smiled upon us.

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