Uiharu, Dekomori, Yoshino, Shizuno through…
E03 1st 221 (51.52%) Uiharu Kazari @ To Aru Kagaku No Railgun 2nd 107 (24.94%) Sherlock Shellingford @ Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 3rd 101 (23.54%) Matsumae Ohana @ Hanasaku Iroha E06 1st 228 (49.57%) Dekomori Sanae @ Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai! 2nd 135 (29.35%) Roromiya Karuta @ Inu X Boku SS 3rd 97 (21.09%) Funakubo Hiroko @ Saki E09 1st 228 (53.40%) Yoshino @ Date A Live 2nd 112 (26.23%) Matsumoto Yoriko @ Yuyushiki 3rd 87 (20.37%) Izumi Konata @ Miyakawa-ke No Kuufuku E12 1st 272 (56.43%) Takakamo Shizuno @ Saki 2nd 161 (33.40%) Yagami Hayate @ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha 3rd 49 (10.17%) Kurusu Kanako @ Ore No Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai
No surprises again as the winners for today breezed through to the next round. Shizu’s done pretty good here considering the generally low vote counts in Block E. She now faces Himawari and Honoka in the next round – a match between Yuru Yuri and Saki characters is always an exciting prospect to look out for.
On to Block F then, where there will be some fatality going on, especially the day after the following set of matches:
On paper, Kurimu looks the favorite here as she’s the only one who managed to qualify directly via the first prelim round. However, I’m leaning to Yayoi because of how Seizon barely scrapped their representatives through to the main round, and the fact that im@s is the stronger series as of present.
This battle will be a toss-up between Sawa and last year’s semi-finalist Hisa. Sawa, while not in the championship tier, is one of the stronger debutantes in this year’s tournament and as such Hisa would have to work hard to overcome the hurdle here. Contestants from the original Saki series haven’t been performing well, with the likes of Tacos and Koromo crashing out and Saki and Mihoko barely making it to the second round, so signs are not good for Hisa.
Mikasa to win this one without breaking a sweat. For the veterans, grabbing the win here will be a task too colossal for them.
This is one tricky match for Nyaruko to navigate through, with Saki combo voting for Hisa & Mairu and Hanbei being Nobuna’s ace. That said, she should still have enough tricks up her sleeve to counter her threats here.