r1 block a day 1

Goodnight, Sweet Princesses

Saimoe 2013

Round One, Block A, Day One Results:

Iwai, Fate, Emi and Mikoto all advance to Round Two.

A01
1位 140 [40.82%] Mushanokouji Iwai (Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)
2位 72 [20.99%] Mizutani Shizuku (Tonari no Kaibutsu-ku)
3位 68 [19.83%] Hanaki Yuka (Natsuiro Kiseki)
4位 63 [18.37%] Kanoe Yuuko (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia)

A04
1位 162 [44.02%] Fate Testarossa (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
2位 147 [39.95%] Kuroyukihime (Accel World)
3位 59 [16.03%] Ibara Mayaka (Hyouka)

A07
1位 160 [42.22%] Yusa Emi (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
2位 142 [37.47%] Tsuruta Himeko (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 77 [20.32%] Aoki Reika (Smile Pretty Cure!)

A10
1位 183 [49.59%] Urabe Mikoto (Nazo no Kanojo X)
2位 133 [36.04%] Hirose Sumire (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 53 [14.36%] Eguchi Sera (Saki: Achiga-hen)

Really now, Saimoe.

Fate Testarossa dodged quite bullet, but she did what was expected of a former finalist  from a faction filled with a lot of pride- get it together when the going gets tough. A world of pain for Kuroyukihime fans – close, as we thought this one will be,  but not close enough.

Working Class Hero

So much for the Saki series mojo being the key here. Emi was the one who found a way to lock up a spot for the next round. Maybe a Saki backlash is #happening? I doubt it, but getting shut out in this one, seems kind of weird. I guess…

Saimoe Works in Mysterious Ways

Not only did she beat the Saki split, she got the most votes in the day that had Fate, Hime and Emi in it. As expected of the mysterious girl Urabe.

I thought defending champion faction was already coordinated enough not to be beaten by a split, but it still happened.

Let’s cut this recap short – Iwai wins the most predictable match of the day.

Round One, Block A, Day Two Preview

Image courtesy of animesaimoe.org

Image courtesy of animesaimoe.org

A02
Tomoe Mami (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Saegusa Wakaba (Vividred Operation)
Toujou Koneko (Highschool DxD)

The 2011 champ Mami returns to the scene firing on all cylinders. Simply put, Wakaba and Koneko are going to get schooled.

A05
Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead)
Shirakiin Ririchiyo (Inu x Boku SS)
Tsukuyomi Sasami (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai)

The secret is out – Ririchiyo is the favorite here. Interestingly, Sasami is close in vote percentage, but she will have to try harder. After all, Ririchiyo was in a tougher Group 14 – against Ako, et. al and 23 other eventual main draw qualifiers. Eucliwood, I have to say, is drawing dead.

A08
Shiina Mafuyu (Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2)
Ayase Eri (Love Live!)
Futaki Kanata (Little Busters!)

Student council showdown! President > Treasurer. I can see Eri going over the former quarterfinalist Mafuyu here. More recent series with a stronger mojo now, while SeiZon hasn’t been in the scene for more than two years. Of course Mafuyu has been an underdog against a student council president in the first round of Saimoe before, and we already know how that turned out. Lastly, no disrespect to Futaki Kanata fans, but she is going to do very little in this match.

A11
Kise Yayoi (Cure Peace) (Smile Pretty Cure!)
Sasha Blaus (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Ayase Chihaya (Chihayafuru 2)

There are is some semblance of intrigue in this one, but the impassionate Saimoe gods did not give Chihaya any favors. She is not as big as underdog as she was before, but still. Rest in Peace.

8 thoughts on “Goodnight, Sweet Princesses

    1. The question is…are the antis in it for the long haul? If so, this could be interesting as heck.

      MadPanda…(#goantis!)…

    2. I’m not so sure if it’s backlash. To me the pattern of votes seems to indicate that the Saki faction didn’t really care about these matches or are holding back. Having side characters dominate in a year where they have to fight with Madoka could earn them a lot of hate votes later when their contenders fight against the real challengers.

  1. Urabe’s awesome panty scissors + anti-votes = happy me! Sad that Snow Black faded to black, but as it was Fate (!), I’m still happy.

    Can’t argue with the picks today…but that last group rips my heart out. If Chihaya’s gonna lose to anyone, I’m glad it’s Peace.

    MadPanda…(still drooling over Urabe’s win!)…
    MadPanda…(

    1. Is there a new vote tracker? Ando’s doesn’t seem to be working (yet).

      And if this is real, then I can only suspect Saki is pulling some serious strings to mastermind a repeat. Unless its a Toki repeat though, my stance is decidedly anti-Saki this year.

      1. Thanks for sharing.

        Looks like Ririchiyo should win her match against Sasami (who is probably in my top 10 for this year), but the other ones are much harder to call right now.

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