「Saimoe ‘12」 “Groups E & F – Day 4″ ~ Second Round Results

Winners: Yuu and Ririchiyo.

Group E2-4 Results:

  • 1位 425票 Matsumi Yuu @ Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A
  • 2位 255票 Aisaka Taiga @ Toradora!: Bentou no Gokui
  • 3位 114票 Hirasawa Yui @ K-ON!! Movie


Group F2-4 Results:

  • 1位 367票 Shirakiin Ririchiyo @ Inu x Boku SS
  • 2位 287票 Chitanda Eru @ Hyouka
  • 3位 98票 Miyako @ Hidamari Sketch x SP

Yuu is loved by so many. Today’s result was just a reminder of that. The SS-tier candidate handled her own and eliminated both 2009 finalists Taiga and Yui. Yuu’s total vote count in R1 was 639. Her vote count in R2 was 425; around 170 more votes than Taiga. Sure the KugiRie force would’ve loved the upset, but unfortunately for them the Saki train is here to stay.

The other matchup saw both Ririchiyo and Chitanda in an uphill battle for that glorious spot in round 3. Statistically this was Chitanda’s game for the taking. Well with a 67% winning vote percentage in R1 and the allure of KyoAni, one would call this in her favor. However Ririchiyo was also a Prelim winner herself who wasn’t about to go down without a fight. Today’s result proved that — or perhaps it was tactical voting by the Saki camp — but she earned a total vote count of 367; about 80 more so than Chitanda.

So now Groups G and H finally have their turn to show spectators what they’re made of. I’ll be supporting Nodocchi and Poplar here. Good luck to your favorites.


Next Round | Groups G & H, Day 1 – Second Round Match-up(s):

*Group G2-1

  • Touyoko Momoko @ 「Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A / 咲-Saki- 阿知賀編
  • Haramura Nodoka @ 「Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A / 咲-Saki- 阿知賀編
  • Nanasaki Ai @ 「Amagami SS+ plus / アマガミSS+ plus
  • *Group H2-1

  • Kashii Airi @ 「Ro-Kyu-Bu! / ロウきゅーぶ!
  • Tsurugi Minko @ 「Hanasaku Iroha / 花咲くいろは
  • Taneshima Poplar @ 「WORKING’!!
  • *my picks: Nodocchi, Poplar
    *my prediction: Nodocchi, Poplar



    • 10/2~10/5 – Second Round (Group G & H)
    • 10/6 – Break
    • 10/7~10/8 – Third Round (Group A & B)
    • 10/9~10/10 – Third Round (Group C & D)
    • 10/11~10/12 – Third Round (Group E & F)
    • 10/13~10/14 – Third Round (Group G & H)
    • 10/15 – Break
    • 10/16~10/23 – Group Finals (A through H)
    • 10/24 – Drawing for Quarter-Finals
    • 10/25 – Break
    • 10/26~10/29 – Quarter-Finals
    • 10/30 – Break
    • 10/31~11/1 – Semi-Finals
    • 11/2 – Break
    • 11/3 – Grand Finals


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    4 thoughts on “「Saimoe ‘12」 “Groups E & F – Day 4″ ~ Second Round Results”

    1. Well, Miyako’s out.  Hidamari Quest 6 was almost over before it even began with a ruthless random draw that any one victory can count as a success for them.  Season 4 starts in two weeks; let’s wait and see what Honeycomb, most likely the last season for Hiro and Sae, could give to the Saimoe crowd, in their seventh year ahead.
      Anyway, Yuu may show that she’s more popular than Kuro, as her first two rounds have put her over 1000 votes total, putting her match out of reach from any potential upset by Taiga, so Nanoha’s consecutive victory record will last a little longer.  Meanwhile, Eru fell despite a boost in rank from Hyou-ka’s finale, ending any realistic shot of a Kyoto representative in this year’s finals, as the half-demon Shirakiin continues onward.

      The last time Nodocchi faced stealth Momo was in the Nagano prefectural final, and belief in the occult is shattered when Nodoka won.  As they face off once again on the Saimoe stage, is history going to repeat itself?  It’s hard to top a two-time semifinalist in strength, so Nodocchi should win this rematch if the Saki fans align correctly, and Ai is too weak to take advantage of the split.  Poplar is another first-prelim winner looking to capitalize on her success, while her equally diminiutive adversary Airi looks to knock out the waitress and continue Ro-Kyu-Bu’s longshot bid.

    2. I’m calling the “tactical voting by Saki fans” as the reason for Chitanda-san’s loss today.  But I like Ririchiyo too, so I guess I’m OK with this in the end.  *shrugs*

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