Yuu, Kirame, Azuki Azusa through
有効コードがある票の順位 1位 269票 Matsumi Yuu 2位 121票 Fate Testarossa 3位 97票 Shirakiin Ririchiyo 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 221票 Hanada Kirame 2位 160票 Oda Nobuna 3位 56票 Hagiwara Yukiho 4位 49票 Matsumoto Rise 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 229票 Azuki Azusa 2位 126票 Yazawa Niko 3位 113票 Reizei Mako
Expected results, with Yuu once again impressive by crushing her opponents even when it wasn’t really required. So we’ll have Mami vs Yuu, Ayase vs Subara and Shinka vs Azuki Azusa in the next round. A huge Saki vs Madoka battle and a confrontation between two of the strongest newcomers – it’s gonna be good.
Continuing from where we left off, another battle between three new faces in this year’s tournament. Could be a tricky one – Maou-sama did better than Oregairu counterparts during the prelims, but Yui seems to be more popular girl compared to Emilia. Then there is Eri who’s a representative from Love Live, a series that has greater quantity in the second round. That said, I think Yui will take this one, with her performances so far backing her up.
Now this is where things get intriguing, with the two biggest factions involved. The Saki faction, seeking to seize control of Block B, will be putting their weight behind Kuro, but it won’t be easy as the Madoka faction will attempt to salvage their dire situation. Kud herself has been somewhat overshadowed by other fellow debutants, but she’s actually quite a tough competitor herself. The Madoka faction will be hoping to utilize her to get rid of Kuro, so Kud will be receiving a decent boost.
Meanwhile in the other match, it’s a direct confrontation – Kyapten has declined since her semi-final finish in 2009, while Kyouko seems to be the weakest amongst the Madoka girls. Kyapten will definitely receive a nice boost from Kuro, so Kyouko will have to up her game here. Besides that, there’s a chance that Chu2Koi supporters might spring into action here, seeing that Kyouko could pose some trouble for Rikka in their possible third round match. They’re feeling confident however – Shinka did finish above Kyouko in the prelims even when Homura was present, and they probably feel that Rikka can take on Kyouko head on if they are to meet.
So Saki vs Madoka – who’ll gain the upper hand here in the first tussle of several to come? Seeing that the Madoka girls have been attracting more votes than the Saki girls in general, it could very well be their day, but Saki’s true might remains to be seen.