Ball Game

1st 102 Minato Tomoka @ Ro-Kyu-Bu
2nd 95 Miyanaga Teru @ Saki
3rd 91 Kaname Madoka @ Madoka Magica
4th 90 Yazawa Nico @ Love Live!
5th 89 Sonoda Umi @ Love Live!
6th 82 Touyoko Momoko @ Saki
7th 76 Shirai Kuroko @ Railgun
8th 65 Hanada Kirame @ Saki
8th 65 Kunihiro Hajime @ Saki
8th 65 Minami Kana @ Minami-ke
11th 62 Ryuuguu Rena @ Higurashi
12th 54 Rin @ Infinite Stratos

Late to the party, blog rejig is still a work in progress, not even an intro post done, but well here we go again. Owing to RL commitments and declining interest, coverage won’t be as in depth as in previous years, but I’ll try to post as and when I can.

Take-away points from today’s group:

  • Mokkan topping the group comes as a surprise, considering the presence of last year’s champ, several Saki characters and the fresh Love Live threat
  • The pre-match main talking point was how Love Live would fare against the traditional heavyweights, considering their immense popularity at the moment. Looks like it’s not being carried over to Saimoe… just yet. Perhaps they can build up momentum and unleash their full potential in the main round
  • Nico and Umi did come very close though, which is an encouraging sign compared to the previous year where the Love Live cast failed to convince from the onset
  • However, if you are the eternal pessimist, then you might start being skeptical once again as support for the Madoka and Saki series still seem to be going strong