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Raisin’ Heart

Saimoe 2013

Prelim One Group Six Results:

1st - 198 votes - Toshinou Kyouko @ Yuru Yuri♪♪
1st - 198 votes - Haramura Nodoka @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A
3rd - 186 votes - Minato Tomoka @ Ro-Kyu-Bu!
4th - 154 votes - Kuroyukihime (Black Lotus) @ Accel World
5th - 153 votes - Hanekawa Tsubasa @ Nekomonogatari: Kuro
6th - 139 votes - Takenaka Hanbee @ Oda Nobuna no Yabou
7th - 132 votes - Kunihiro Hajime @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A
8th - 120 votes - Kitashirakawa Tamako @ Tamako Market
9th - 112 votes - Index @ Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki
10th - 96 votes - Morgiana @ Magi
11th - 93 votes - Fukuyo Kouko @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A
12th - 86 votes - Kawashima Momo @ Girls und Panzer
13th - 84 votes - Minami Touma @ Minami-ke Tadaima
14th - 80 votes - Kurei Tamao @ Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
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15th - 75 votes - Ayukawa Tenri @ Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen
16th - 72 votes - Makino Kanna @ Tamako Market
17th - 70 votes - Yukikaze Panettone @ Dog Days'
18th - 57 votes - Irisu Fuyumi @ Hyouka
19th - 55 votes - Akaba Chizuru @ Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2
20th - 51 votes - Kondou Taeko @ Girls und Panzer
21st - 48 votes - Emeralda Etuva @ Hataraku Maou-sama!
22nd - 43 votes - Dantalian (Dalian) @ Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime
22nd - 43 votes - Yasakouchi Yoshiko @ Saki: Achiga-hen
22nd - 43 votes - Yukinoshita Haruno @ OreGaIru
25th - 42 votes - Annie Leonhart @ Shingeki no Kyojin
25th - 42 votes - Kurashima Chiyuri (Lime Bell) @ Accel World
27th - 41 votes - Irie Tamaki @ Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
28th - 37 votes - Shizuki Hitomi @ Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie
28th - 37 votes - Senomiya Akiho @ Robotic;Notes
30th - 36 votes - Oshimoto Yuri @ Teekyuu
31st - 35 votes - Neko @ K
32nd - 34 votes - Tajihi Mayuko @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A
33rd - 30 votes - Erwin (Matsumoto Riko) @ Girls und Panzer
33rd - 30 votes - Shigu (SG550) @ Upotte!!
35th - 29 votes - Keiko @ Minami-ke Tadaima
35th - 29 votes - Ridget @ Suisei no Gargantia
37th - 27 votes - Kirita Rin @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A
38th - 25 votes - Ban Airi @ Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
38th - 25 votes - Sasayama Hana @ Mangirl!
38th - 25 votes - Shinjou Kanae @ Teekyuu

Toshinou Kyouko‘s history with Saki, but after taking the backseat last year to Ako (in the prelims), and Shizu (1st round), she finally is on even ground against the perennial Saimoe heavyweights. A tie with the ever-consistent Nodoka should be a good indication that Yuru Yuri’s not going to fold easily after the previous year’s disappointment.

Mokkan‘s seems to be content on finishing second – second to Akarin in last year’s prelim, second to Miki in the opening round, and now second place again. Obviously she doesn’t want this trend to continue, and I’m confident she’ll step it up more once the stakes get higher this year.

Kuroyukihime with a showing good enough for fourth place, Chiyu’s not as fortunate. Hanekawa‘s one of the few eligible Monogataris this time around and she too is in a familiar place – the middle of the pack. Hanbei could have done better, but considering the expectations for Oda Nobuna (read: not much), this is welcome result.

Saki continues to fill up seats as Hajime and Kouko joins Nodoka in this group alone. As augured from Midori’s result from the previous group, Tamako wasn’t on par with the other KyoAni show Saimoe-wise. Index books her spot in the draw, but not on tier that we used to see her.

Group Seven Preview

Yeah, we have a break, but mise, because this is a good one.

Mikoto, Mihoko and Nanoha are the prominent veterans that headline the batch. Interestingly, the former two have crossed paths before back when they were still newcomers, with Mihoko getting the best of Mikoto in Round Two on her way to the Semifinals. The stakes are lower this time since obviously they’re shoo-ins whoever finishes ahead of the other, and I’m very much assured that Mikoto will beat out Mihoko on that she’s much stronger this time around. Much has been said about Nanoha, former champion and all that, but based on Vita’s uninsiring showing I don’t think she’ll be taking the top spot in this group.

Azuki Azusa from Henneko is touted top rookie in this fixture, and should be considered one of the best bets to finish on top of Group Seven. If she doesn’t finish at least in the top three, it would be a major blow to Henneko’s chances moving forward. I reckon she’ll do just fine. Also here is the other JC Staff and Sakurasou ace, Mashiro. Nanami did well in her debut, so the odds are really good Mashiro will be sketching her way to a respectable showing.

Based on the performance of other characters from their series, expect the Love Live pair of Eri and Nico to get in. Same with Monogatari’s Karen. Garupan’s Hana should be there too, albeit in the lower half of the qualifiers.

Minami Haruka is a safe bet since all the Minamis have been getting in anyway. Misaki has a remote chance of reaching the next level, but with Mikoto helping her, she’ll be alright. Goemon will sneak in the Ninja that she is.

Yuru Yuri’s Himawari, Hyouka’s Mayaka, Tamako Market’s Shiori, Hayate’s Maria and Izumi, Tempest’s Aika, Joshiraku’s Gankyou, TLR’s Haruna, Senran Kagura’s Hibari, im@s’ Yukiho and the other Sakis (Mako, etc) are also expected to fight it out for direct qualification to the Main Draw.

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