r1 block c day 1

Soft Tacos

Saimoe 2013

Round One Block C Day One Results

Yuzuko, Azusa, Mihoko and Tamako advance to Round Two.

This result is confirmed.

C01
1位 159 [41.41%] Nonohara Yuzuko (Yuyushiki)
2位 137 [35.68%] Kataoka Yuuki (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 55 [14.32%] Kurugaya Yuiko (Little Busters!)
4位 33 [8.59%] Orange Pekoe (Girls und Panzer)

C04
1位 191 [52.19%] Azuki Azusa (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.)
2位 88 [24.04%] Oshino Shinobu (Nekomonogatari: Kuro)
3位 87 [23.77%] Elucia de Lute Ima (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen)

C07
1位 165 [42.86%] Fukuji Mihoko (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 151 [39.22%] Isuzu Hana (Girls und Panzer)
3位 69 [17.92%] Morgiana (Magi)

C10
1位 148 [42.65%] Kitashirakawa Tamako (Tamako Market)
2位 106 [30.55%] Millhiore Firianno Biscotti (Dog Days’)
3位 93 [26.80%] Yoshida Yuki (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead)

Now that is an impressive Yuyushiki win. Yuzuko not only beat a Saki character, she beat Kugumiya-Rie-powered, combo-powered, once-quarterfinalist Kataoka Yuuki. Yes, the takeaway here is that 2009 thing. Tacos had barely presence in the latest iteration of the anime, and 2ch is obviously aware of stuff like this. Although realistically, the biggest impact of this match will be making the Round Two match essentially be Shinka-Ika Musume. Again, this is a discussion left for another day.

Captain avoids the first round choke this time, but barely. This match was close from the get-go, but as usual Saki excels in the late-game, and that was enough to send the 2009 semifinalist to the next round and to rub salt into the wounded Garupan faction.

It bears mentioning that Azuki Azusa had the second biggest vote percentage so far in the round (second only to Yozora).  And she did this against the 2011 Block Finalist Elsie (as opposed to Yozora’s opponent, the inexperienced Kukuru), and Shinobu, making the victory even more remarkable. So if you did not get the memo already, Azuki Azusa is a real threat to eventually challenge the Big Two factions of Saimoe.

Every dog has her day, but August 30 isn’t the one for Millhiore as she fell to the newcomer Tamako to wrap up Day One of Block C.

Round One Block C Day Two Preview

Image courtesy of animesaimoe.org

Image courtesy of animesaimoe.org

C02
Tobiichi Origami (Date A Live)
Christa Lenz (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Nibutani Shinka (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)

Shinka has proven she’s no fake in the prelims. Hence, time for Origami to fold. Obviously, Christa’s history too.

C05
Rias Gremory (Highschool DxD)
Reizei Mako (Girls und Panzer)
Darjeeling (Girls und Panzer)

Winning Saimoe match-ups doesn’t seem to be Darjeeling’s cup of tea. Still, Mako cannot sleep through this match. I can’t discount the possbility that she and Darjeeling might even fumble against Rias the way Garupan is reeling right now.

C08
Demon King (Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)
Natsukawa Masuzu (OreShura)
Araragi Tsukihi (Nekomonogatari: Kuro)

Platinum is greater than Silver, who won’t even get the silver medal in this match.

C11
Kuuko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W)
Itsuka Kotori (Date A Live)
Haroukitei Kigurumi (Joshiraku)

Out of the (preliminary) frying pan and into the fire.

3 thoughts on “Soft Tacos

  1. AzukiAzusa is good, but she is going to have a very tough time vs Shinka. In fact, I don’t believe she will make it at all, because even in the losers’ brackets there will be Ika and Rikka. Shinka should take this group quite easily.

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