Arata, Shizuno, Maho through
*Final vote count to be confirmed shortly Confirmed
>organizers in charge of tallying votes
有効コードがある票の順位 1位 246票 Sagimori Arata @ Saki 2位 222票 Takebe Saori @ Garupan 3位 84票 Shokuhou Misaki @ Raildex 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 275票 Takakamo Shizuno @ Saki 2位 197票 Furutani Himawari @ Yuru Yuri 3位 87票 Kousaka Honoka @ Love Live 有効コードがある票の順位 1位 226票 Misawa Maho @ Ro-Kyu-Bu 2位 179票 Nyaruka @ Nyaruko-san W 3位 128票 Kirigaya Suguha @ SAO
The Saki faction is certainly on a roll after their earlier Round 2 disappointments, with the Achiga duo of Arata and Shizu chalking up wins. As expected, the Yuru Yuri supporters were putting in their support for Saori in an attempt to re-seize some control over Block D so that Toshinou Kyouko has a better chance of qualifying for repechage – but the Achiga combo proved to be too hot to handle with a whooping 220 combo votes for Shizu and Arata over 130 combo votes for Himawari and Saori.
With Arata’s win, the Saki faction now takes almost full control of Block D, with Tomoka (backed by Toshinou Kyouko’s soul) their only obstacle. Another convincing win for Shizu means that she’s still the favorite to win Block E, while Maho – just like Tomoka – was able to put last year’s disappointment behind her and march on to the third round after a good win over Nyaruko. That final episode must have helped, but a big part of Maho’s win was also attributed to the Saki faction who chose to vote Maho along with their Arata + Shizu combo.
So to sum things up, here are the Block C,D,E,F matches we’ll be having in the third round:
Shinka vs Azuki Azusa | Tomoka vs Arata
Kyouko vs Rikka | Saki vs Ryuuka
Kobato vs Sakurako | Nodoka vs Maho
Yoshino vs Shizu | Watashi vs Sawa
Surprise! No direct combo voting for these matches, which should make things a lil’ more interesting.
So Saimoe takes a one-day break before we wrap up the remaining two blocks.
Check back this post sometime tomorrow for the previews.
A showdown between Kuroneko and one of the popular Spring 13 girls in the form of Chiho. Both come into this match in high spirits having annihilated thier opponents in the previous round, and both also came second in their respective prelim groups. However, in terms of series strength, Oreimo holds the advantage here, and this should work in Kuroneko’s favor. Of course there’s the possibility of tactical voting here by Tsukiko fans, but it’s probably unlikely.
Raildex is experiencing a bad run in form, having no success in the second round thus far. Kuroko will be aiming to stop the rut here, but her task that awaits her won’t be an easy one as she is up against Wakana, one of the two P.A Works aces for this year. Sawa was able to beat her opponents by more than a hundred votes a few days ago, so things are not looking good for Kuroko.