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Survival Instinct

Saimoe 2013

1st 146 votes Watashi @ Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
2nd 100 votes Toshinou Kyouko @ Yuru Yuri

Watashi will be the last obstacle standing in the Madoka faction’s way of a second Saimoe crown after defeating Kyouko in a match that she led from start to finish. It now makes for an interesting battle – the strongest faction is now up against the strongest solo character in this year’s tournament. Of course, the Madoka faction still remains the favorite to win the tournament, but with the neutrals and the antis now converging to a single point, you’ll never know what can happen.

(Truth to be told, they’ve probably lost interest in the tournament though, but I’m trying to be optimistic here.)

For Kyouko, her campaign ends with a whimper, but for all the struggles to get this far, she should be commended for her efforts.

Preview:

Tomoe Mami @ Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Miki Sayaka @ Puella Magi Madoka Magica

It’s inevitable that the Madoka girls would face off each other with how things have gone. Sayaka finds herself in familiar territory as she once again battles her fellow comrade in the quarter-final stage, having done so two years ago. This time though, it’s Mami instead of Madoka – a task that isn’t any easier. In fact, Mami could prove to be an even tougher opponent, having destroyed all her opponents despite the Champion’s Curse afflicting her. And those opponents included the likes of Yuu and Toki, who aren’t small fry at all. Sayaka herself has been breezing through the tournament, but much like 2011, her campaign is likely to come to a cruel end once again, unless the Madoka faction decides that they should give someone other than Mami a chance of winning the crown. However, the proposition of being a repeat winner – both in terms of personnel and series – is an achievement too grand for Mami fans to simply ignore.

3 thoughts on “Survival Instinct

  1. I admit, I’m just happy the Saki faction fell apart. But as a Mami fan explicitly, I hope she runs the table again. I can understand the fatigue with the Madoka faction, but I’m pulling for the gunner.

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