Kobato, Sakurako, Chitose, Himawari through
E02 1st 184 (54.44%) Hasegawa Kobato @ Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai 2nd 77 (22.78%) Katyusha @ Girls Und Panzer 2nd 77 (22.78%) Shijou Takane @ The Idolm@ster E05 1st 174 (50.43%) Oomuro Sakurako @ Yuru Yuri 2nd 108 (31.30%) Hikigaya Komachi @ Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Comedy Wa Machigatteiru 3rd 63 (18.26%) Saigusa Haruka @ Little Busters! E08 1st 166 (47.84%) Ikeda Chitose @ Yuru Yuri 2nd 128 (36.89%) Segawa Izumi @ Hayate No Gotoku 3rd 53 (15.27%) Hagimura Suzu @ Seitokai Yakuindomo E11 1st 190 (54.44%) Furutani Himawari @ Yuru Yuri 2nd 89 (25.50%) Kusunoki Yukimura @ Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai 3rd 70 (20.06%) Ganaha Hibiki @ The Idolm@ster
The Yuru Yuri student council combo turned out to be too much for their competitors to handle as a 95-vote combo between the three of them propelled them to the second round of the tournament. As expected, Chitose had the toughest battle but she still won by a comfortable margin in the end. Meanwhile, Kobato smashed Katyusha and Takane to continue Haganai’s fine run despite Yukimura missing out on a spot.
All three of these contestants have never made it past Round 2 before, and only one will get the chance to go further than they have gone in the past. This will go down to series strength, and Railgun’s still going strong when compared to Hanairo and Milky Holmes.
Dekomori, while not on the level of Shinka and Rikka in terms of their performances, should win this one comfortably. Karuta would have given her some competition if this match were to happen last year, but it has been quite a while since Inu X Boku last aired.
Yoshino to freeze out her competitors over here. Yoriko will try to heat things up, but she’s unlikely to melt Yoshino’s resolve here. As for Konata, we’ve seen what happened to Kagami, so count her out on this one.
Shizu is Saki’s best bet in this block, so she’ll receive the backing she needs here.