1st - 219 votes - Akemi Homura @ Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari / Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari 2nd - 213 votes - Nibutani Shinka @ Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! 3rd - 202 votes - Sakura Kyouko @ Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari / Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari 4th - 173 votes - Kataoka Yuuki @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A 5th - 162 votes - Takei Hisa @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A 6th - 156 votes - Katsura Hinagiku @ Hayate no Gotoku! series 7th - 126 votes - Himenokouji Akiko @ Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! 8th - 122 votes - Kadotani Anzu @ Girls und Panzer 9th - 120 votes - Frenda Seivelun @ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S 10th - 119 votes - Kise Yayoi (Cure Peace) @ Smile Pretty Cure! 11th - 113 votes - Nonohara Yuzuko @ Yuyushiki 12th - 100 votes - Nishizono Mio @ Little Busters! 13th - 98 votes - Yagami Kagami @ Sasami-san@Ganbaranai 14th - 76 votes - Kurugaya Yuiko @ Little Busters! ---------------------------------------------- 15th - 72 votes - Urabe Mikoto @ Nazo no Kanojo X 15th - 72 votes - Oomuro Nadeshiko @ Yuru Yuri♪♪ 17th - 69 votes - Nonna @ Girls und Panzer 18th - 58 votes - Lisa Lisa (Elisabeth Joestar) @ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 19th - 54 votes - Ueshige Suzu @ Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A 20th - 51 votes - Morizono Ricca @ Da Capo III 21st - 45 votes - Kugimiya Kei @ Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince 21st - 45 votes - Fukiyose Seiri @ Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki 23th - 42 votes - Hasegawa Fumi @ Yuyushiki 24th - 41 votes - Éclair Martinozzi @ Dog Days' 24th - 41 votes - Nitta Io @ Devil Survivor 2 The Animation 26th - 37 votes - Tokita Ayumi @ Shinryaku!? Ika Musume 27th - 29 votes - Ajimu Najimi @ Medaka Box Abnormal 28th - 28 votes - Ishihara Namika @ Boku no Imouto wa "Osaka Okan" 29th - 27 votes - Ines @ Busou Shinki 30th - 25 votes - Pion (P-ko) @ Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita 30th - 25 votes - Shinomiya Kasumi @ GJ-bu 32nd - 24 votes - Erica Blandelli @ Campione!: Matsurowanu Kamigami to Kamigoroshi no Maou 32nd - 24 votes - Leticia Draculair @ Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? 32nd - 24 votes - Yasaka Yoriko @ Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 32nd - 24 votes - Tsurara @ Nurarihyon no Mago 36th - 23 votes - Miyakawa Hikage @ Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku 37th - 22 votes - Gomoyo (Gotou Moyoko) @ Girls und Panzer 37th - 22 votes - Kanoe Kirie @ Tasogare Otome x Amnesia 39th - 21 votes - Petra Rall @ Shingeki no Kyojin 39th - 21 votes - Mouri Ran @ Meitantei Conan 39th - 21 votes - Red Saber @ Carnival Phantasm Special season
The Madoka girls were unable to secure a 1-2 finish, but still proved that they’re still heavyweights to look out for as Homura secured top spot. However, the highlight of the day has to be Shinka’s 2nd-placed finish – an impressive feat considering she was up against block voting. She wasn’t far off behind Homura too, and this result further cements Chu2koi’s credentials as one of the debut series to watch out for in this year’s tournament.
As expected, the Saki duo of Tacos and Hisa followed right behind, and Hinagiku didn’t have much trouble either with the rest of the contestants. Lil Busters were also the winners for today, sending in two more representatives to the main round.
There’s not much to see for Group 9, with Fate the favorite to top the group here. Challenging her for that top spot are Oreimo’s Ayase, Saki’s Kirame and Nyaruko. Oreimo’s been poor so far and they seem unlikely to replicate their 2011 form (though that wasn’t much either), while Saki’s Kirame is not amongst the top aces the series have in this competition. It’ll be interesting to see how Nyaruko fares though – she was actually doing decent last year, topping her prelim group and beating Nadeko before running into last year’s finalist Kuro. Can she come back stronger this time round?
Date A Live’s Kotori is a wildcard here, but Tohka’s result in Group 1 leaves a lot to be desired. Rikka’s sister, Touka, is up today, and considering the form Chu2koi has had recently I wouldn’t be surprised if she does ends up amongst the top few spots. As for the others:
- Saki’s Kana should get a spot easily
- Milky Holmes are on the decline too, but Sheryl should be able to qualify considering the lack of competition
- Aki did poorly but Frau is ONE OF US so she’ll get extra support from 2ch
- Kuro Usagi and Kotoura are two MCs from the Winter season that could make it.
- Dog Days’ Milhiore might actually be able to end their rotten form here
- Mai and Hikari from Photo Kano might be the first representatives from their series through to the main round
- Miu from Papakiki, Cure Happy, Jorm from Leviathan, Railgun’s Mugino could be in the mix too…
Prediction (Top 3): Fate, Nyaruko, Kirame
The rest: Touka, Ayase, Kotori, Kana, Kotoura, Kuro Usagi, Milhi, Sheryl, Mai, Frau, Mugino