Prelim One Group Thirteen Results:
1st - 167 votes - Kuuko @ Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 2nd - 164 votes - Sasaki Chiho @ Hataraku Maou-sama! 3rd - 146 votes - Misawa Maho @ Ro-Kyu-Bu! 3rd - 146 votes - Oomuro Sakurako @ Yuru Yuri♪♪ 5th - 138 votes - Yuigahama Yui @ Yahari OreGaIru 6th - 125 votes - Fuyuumi Ai @ OreShura 7th - 118 votes - Araragi Tsukihi @ Nekomonogatari: Kuro 8th - 107 votes - Ichii Yui @ Yuyushiki 9th - 95 votes - Hinata Yukari @ Yuyushiki 10th - 91 votes - Hiiragi Kagami @ Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku 11th - 90 votes - Last Order @ Toaru Majutsu no Index Movie 12th - 88 votes - Mael Strom @ Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead 13th - 86 votes - Saginomiya Isumi @ Hayate no Gotoku! series 14th - 83 votes - Haibara Ai @ Meitantei Conan ======================== 15th - 80 votes - Tsutsukakushi Tsukushi @ Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. 16th - 66 votes - Rias Gremory @ Highschool DxD 16th - 66 votes - Amane Suzuha @ Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu 18th - 61 votes - Kanoe Yuuko @ Tasogare Otome x Amnesia 19th - 58 votes - Hishikawa Rikka (Cure Diamond) @ DokiDoki! Pretty Cure 20th - 49 votes - Saaya @ Suisei no Gargantia 21st - 46 votes - Kujikawa Rise @ Persona 4: The Animation 21st - 46 votes - Sawa Azusa @ Girls und Panzer 23th - 44 votes - Lala Satalin Deviluke @ To-Love-Ru Darkness 24th - 43 votes - Hino Akane (Cure Sunny) @ Smile Pretty Cure! 25th - 38 votes - Bandou Marimo @ Teekyuu 26th - 37 votes - Shantak-kun @ Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W 27th - 36 votes - Tsuda Kotomi @ Seitokai Yakuindomo 28th - 35 votes - Uehara Ayuko @ Aiura 28th - 35 votes - Asuka @ Senran Kagura 30th - 34 votes - Takitsubo Rikou @ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S 31st - 33 votes - Imagawa Yoshimoto @ Oda Nobuna no Yabou 32nd - 31 votes - Himiko @ Btooom! 32nd - 31 votes - Momozono Nanami @ Kamisama Hajimemashita 34th - 30 votes - Moritani Hiyori @ Kotoura-san 35th - 27 votes - Uzattei Uzannu @ Joshiraku 36th - 26 votes - Yusa Aoi @ Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next 37th - 25 votes - Suzi Q @ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 38th - 24 votes - Mizushiro Kanon @ Jewelpet Movie: Sweets Dance Princes 39th - 23 votes - Houshou Yuzurina @ Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! 39th - 23 votes - Kousaka Yukiho @ Love Live!
- Nao is not yet time for Chiho nor Yui to win her own group, as Kuuko apparently is still hot enough to emerge victorious against this year’s upstarts. This is not much consolation for the Team Nyaruko though as we are aware that this isn’t one of the powerful groups in the preliminary round.
- Maho could have contended better but the past prelims results have pretty much helped us gauge where RKB is in this year’s Saimoe hierarchy.
- Yuru Yuri continues to do well with one of their secondaries, Sakurako being good enough to forge a tie with Maho in 3rd place.
- Henneko’s Tsukushi not even making it directly is probably the biggest surprise of today’s results. Not sure what happened there, as I was in the majority thinking the combo of Yukarin + a promising faction is good enough for a top fourteen finish.
- The rest was standard fare though, with special throwbacks to the evergreen Haibara Ai and yeah, the 2008 champion Kagami.
Group Fourteen Preview
It’s easy to say tsukikowinslol now that we have enough sampling, but if this was the first group of the preliminaries, trying to make sense of this and coming up with the winner would have been incredibly mind-boggling.
Alas, the Henneko blip last group won’t last long as Tsukiko has to be the favorite to be the topnotcher after seeing how Azuki Azusa win her pod convincingly.
Her main challenge, as with most groups anyway, will be the Saki contingent, and they are fielding the duo of Shizu and Ako (with Satoha tagging along). Nice randomization there. Okay, Tsukiko won’t really be having it easy here. But this one should be really really good.
Preseason favorite Garupan has fallen by the wayside to the point that we should be very surprised if Miho manages to scheme her way to first place.
Really a good representation here:
- Love Live with Honoka
- Date a Live with Kurumi and Origami
- GJ-bu with their ace Mao
- Hidamari with Miyako (and Nori)
- Idolmaster with Chihaya
- Yuruyuri with Chinatsu
- OniAi with Arisa
- And Ririchiyo/Asuna going solo.
There are a couple of long shots too, that would have had a much better chance were it not for being placed in the proverbial group of death – namely Koichoco’s Satsuki and Michiru, Saber, Steins;Gate’s Mayuri, Chuuni imouto, Chihayafuru’s Kanade, Cure Beauty, etc.
Bloodbath incoming for possibly the next three days.
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