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Magi Killer

Saimoe 2013

Mami, Ayase, Shinka through

有効コードがある票の順位
 1位 526票 Tomoe Mami 
 2位 374票 Mikazuki Yozora 
 3位 103票 Mushanokouji Iwai 
有効コードがある票の順位
 1位 438票 Aragaki Ayase
 2位 413票 Kaname Madoka 
 3位 201票 Akemi Homura 
有効コードがある票の順位
 1位 461票 Nibutani Shinka
 2位 427票 Ika Musume
 3位 102票 Nonohara Yuzuko

I guess this is the moment we’ve all been craving for – a surge in the number of votes, close battles, and a shock result to top it off. While Mami managed to secure a comprehensive win over Yozora, the same cannot be said for her compatriots Madoka and Homura, who fell to Ayase. A greater portion of the Puella Magi supporters decided to go with post-show popularity by favoring Madoka, but the amount of Homura loyalists meant that a total sacrifice was unlikely to happen. Ultimately, a heavy price was paid and both have been knocked out, though Madoka might still have a chance to return provided Ayase wins the block. Still, kudos to Ayase – Oreimo hasn’t been in top form, so to actually garner such a great number of votes is a feat in itself.

This result also has implications elsewhere – for one, the Saki faction would be happy with this result. With Ako and Kuro waiting in the wings, they could take control of Block B if the both of them are able to navigate through their second round matches successfully – and if Ayase awaits them in the finals, knocking her out would mean ending Madoka’s chances of returning in the repechage round.

Meanwhile, it was also a close battle between Shinka and Ika Musume, though the former led from the start to the finish. Ika Musume had a strong final rush, but her delusional invasion plans were reduced to shreds by a former delusional herself.

Preview:

Fate Testarossa
Shirakiin Ririchiyo
Matsumi Yuu

Yuu’s performance so far in this year’s tournament seem to indicate that she’ll be one of Saki’s big players, and she should be able to overcome a weakened Fate and a Ririchiyo lacking in screentime. Ririchiyo though will be hoping to exact some sort of revenge, as she was knocked out last year’s competition by the younger Matsumi sister.

Of course, this would be a match that the Madoka supporters might interfere with to help Mami’s chances of getting through to the next round, though they’ll have to decide on which character to heap their votes onto. That said, Yuu should be able to attract a large amount of votes to see her through this possible obstacle.

Oda Nobuna
Hanada Kirame

Matsumoto Rise
Hagiwara Yukiho

Yeah, Saki side characters have tailed off, but having any combo voting with a contestant of Yuu’s caliber would be greatly helpful, and Subara should see off the others here. Besides, a win for Subara here will further help Saki gain control of Block B, as I have mentioned above.

Azuki Azusa
Reizei Mako
Yazawa Niko

A match involving three debutant series. Love Live has the greater numbers, but the two representatives Henneko has are promising candidates that could actually go the distance in this tournament. One of them is Azuki Azusa, and she’ll be the favorite to triumph over here. As for Mako, well, let’s just say I have no confidence in Garupan’s ability to challenge having seen their woeful form in this tournament, aside from Miho and Saori.

18 thoughts on “Magi Killer

  1. Folks: a different series will win it all this year. Boldly predicting it right now. No repeat for Saki or Madoka. Japan has elected to go in a different direction. Expect it.

  2. It’s really Madoka faction’s own fault. 200 when split voting? Come on, that’s definitely not ending well. Just look at K-On or Saki, like last year Ryuuka had the lowest vote count in the tournament iirc, because she was in the same group as Kuro. If Homura had given just 50 of those votes to Madoka they wouldn’t have lost. The inability to give up one is what lost their match, and the shitty group of course.

    1. They did not make a solid decision as to who they wanted, and this is the result. I got nothing against Ayase because she would be the perfect housewife for Kyousuke, but this was a result was easily preventable.

      Where’s Ron Paul when you need him?

      1. Also the Madokas were using Ika trying to kill Shinka, it looked really dangerous for Shinka at one time too, but yeah that’s like taking 2 big factions head on, OreImo and Chuu2, plus most likely Saki, and not to mention that Nanoha had a record of never letting anyone pass after beating her, except Fate for obvious reasons.
        I guess the Madoka faction just loves to have an upset game every year.

      2. Yeah, the highest combo votes were indeed for Mami-Madoka-Ika. They probably wanted to use Ika as a tool against Shinka and probably Azuki Azusa before discarding her in the Block Finals, but it was not meant to be.

      3. I am getting the feeling we’re gonna have a massive changing of the guard. OreImo and Chu2koi are at the forefront and may be favored to take the crown. Every series has its day, it seems.

      4. Hold your horses. Sure Ayase had a big win and Shinka survived Ika but Mami had over 500 votes and Madoka Homura had more than 600 combined. One on one Shinka and Ayase would probably lose.

      5. If Saki and Madoka win it this year, I will consider it to be an even bigger upset that what happened Friday. The fans who voted for Ayase and Shinka are backing me up on this. They want change.

    1. Well there were some low-profile ones from Saki last year, but yeah I can’t seem to recall any in terms of big names

    2. I remember
      Touwa Meme and Erio vs Char
      Tomoka + someone vs Miki
      But well, in both cases weaker character was obviously sacrificed so it isn’t sure how the match would go even if there was third faction instead of weaker character. Meanwhile, here #3 got half of winner’s votes, unique situation.

      This match might significantly boost Saki’s confidence.

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