Kuroneko, Rin, Asuna, Saten through
有効コードがある票の順位 1位 207票 黒猫（五更瑠璃）＠俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 2位 69票 三浦あずさ＠THE IDOLM@STER シリーズ 3位 67票 星空凛＠ラブライブ! 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 149票 棗鈴＠リトルバスターズ! 2位 114票 如月千早＠THE IDOLM@STER シリーズ 3位 64票 雪村あおい＠ヤマノススメ 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 176票 結城明日奈（アスナ）＠ソードアート・オンライン 2位 113票 日向縁＠ゆゆ式 3位 51票 末原恭子＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 213票 佐天涙子＠とある科学の超電磁砲S 2位 74票 牧野かんな＠たまこまーけっと 3位 52票 染谷まこ＠咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
Lopsided wins as the victors for this round of matches were hardly troubled by their opponents. Especially so for Saten and Kuroneko who amassed 60+% of the votes, living up to their favorite tags of Block G. However, they’re likely to face far, far tougher opposition in the next round, so that’s where they can prove themselves worthy of being serious contenders for the tournament.
Konjiki no Yami
Chiho did very well for the prelim debut, though some might argue that it wasn’t the toughest of groups. However, she should have what it takes to beat Karen and Yami – Karen isn’t the strongest Monogatari representative around, and the fact that her sis Tsukihi finished some way off Chiho in the prelims is another indication that she’s unlikely to hold back the MgRonald’s part-timer. Yami’s probably the one who will contest Chiho, but the preference for a new face should see Chiho holding an advantage.
The less popular of the Love Live and Hidamari main cast are up against a side character from Saki hoping to benefit from combo voting. The only time Sae has made it past Round 1 was during her debut, so history’s not on her side. For Kouko, she was the beneficiary of Hajime’s votes back in the prelims, so she’ll be hoping for the same help this time round. Love Live has had mixed fortunes, but with a good chance of obtaining another second round spot, Nozomi’s likely to challenge Kouko over here.
This match will be a battle between Yuru Yuri’s Ayano and Garupan’s Anzu. Haven’t seen much of Garupan’s prowess in the tournament so far, while Yuru Yuri’s form would suggest that Ayano would be the slight favorite here despite not being one of their strongest representatives.
This battle is where series strength will prevail, and it will Hajime’s for the taking.