r1 block c day 3

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Saimoe 2013

Round One Block C Day Three Results

Ika Musume, Niko, Kyouko and Rikka advance to Round Two.

This result is confirmed.

C03
1位 226 [54.99%] Ika Musume (Shinryaku!? Ika Musume)
2位 97 [23.60%] Makishima Saori (Oreimo)
3位 88 [21.41%] Hiiragi Kagami (Miyakawa-ke no Kuufuku)

C06
1位 206 [52.69%] Yazawa Niko (Love Live!)
2位 98 [25.06%] Kurumi Erika (Precure All Stars New Stage 2)
3位 87 [22.25%] Niwa Nagahide (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)

C09
1位 205 [46.38%] Sakura Kyouko (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
2位 168 [38.01%] Futaba Aoi (Vividred Operation)
3位 69 [15.61%] Minami Chiaki (Minami-ke Tadaima)

C12
1位 245 [61.25%] Takanashi Rikka (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
2位 104 [26.00%] Miyamoto Konatsu (Tari Tari)
3位 49 [12.75%] Tsutsukakushi Tsukushi (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.)

Having superstars on deck in a voting day certainly helps as the votes are up again. And it went swimmingly for the favorites for the day, except arguably, for the 2011 finalist Kyouko, who was pushed enough by Aoi to end up with the closest match of the four. Regardless, the Puella Magi are still perfect in this round. Kyouko is looking the most vulnerable of the four so far, however. She’s obviously not in her best form now, but the same applies to her next opponents. Captain (and Tsukihi) should be an intriguing match-up for Rosso Fantasma.

High Powered

I sea you, Ika Musume. The 2011 quarterfinalis, unlike Kyouko, is looking moe like her old self. Facing the unheralded Saori and the 2008 champion Kagami at her weakest point really makes Ika Musume good (and lucky). I guess so, yes. She is not expected to go deeper as the impressive Shinka awaits, but that could still be a compelling one.

Out of Tune

That is certainly the case for the unfortunate Konatsu, who just had to run into the ace of the best debuting faction by far. Rikka got close to Shinka in the vote percentage dominance. I will even argue that her performance was even more remarkable taking into account that Konatsu was a stronger opponent that Origami. If all falls place for the Chuunis though, this debate will be decided in a Block Finals match. Rikka needs to take care of business first against Kuuko and Tamako in Round Two.

Niko got high marks against Nagahide and Erika to make it two for Love Live and wrap up Block C. She will face Azusa and Mako next in an all-rookie affair.

Round One Block D Day One Preview

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Image courtesy of animesaimoe.org

D01
Kotegawa Yui (To-Love-Ru Darkness)
Kamazuki Suzuno (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Minami Kotori (Love Live!)
Tamura Manami (Oreimo)

While this is a balanced match among midcarders, I have to hammer the point that Kotori is maid to win this, based on the numbers available. Having Hanayo on the same day will help a little.

D04
Koizumi Hanayo (Love Live!)
Asia Argento (Highschool DxD)
Inaba Himeko (Kokoro Connect)

I wonder if the same will hold true here. Considering how Rias fared against a relatively stronger opponent like Mako, I am confident that Asia will have mastery over Hanayo and Himeko.

D07
Uchida Yuka (Minami-ke Tadaima)
Regina (DokiDoki! Pretty Cure)
Shibuya Takami (Saki: Achiga-hen)

While it looks like this will be another bountiful harvest for Saki, now it’s anybody’s game. Yuka and Regina actually have a legitimate chance now to avoid going home this early. I’m pretty cure this will not be decisive victory for Takami. In fact, Yuka might end up being the most successful Minami-ke of the five (and ironically, the only one without the surname Minami). She also was in the same prelim group as Regina and the latter did not qualify directly.

D10
Shokuhou Misaki (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S)
Takamiya Nasuno (Teekyuu)
Yatogami Tohka (Date A Live)

Misaki should have this one under control, and put Raildex on the scoreboard. Tohka might challenge, but her faction is looking dead so far.

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