Saimoe – A2-2, B2-2
Ginga Nakajima (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
Ibuki Fuuko (CLANNAD)
Fate T. Harlaown (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
Hoshino Asami (Myself;Yourself)
Chiba Kirino (Bamboo Blade)
Koiwai Flora (Nanatsuiro*Drops)
StrikerS fans are smart and experienced. They won’t split their votes and put their support behind Fate. Fuuko isn’t my favourite from the Clannad cast, but she does have backing in Japan. However, I think Fate will prevail here. Fuuko gets on my nerves a lot (why won’t she stay dead!?), so I’m going with Fate…. although I like her younger self more.
Extremely easy vote for me. Flora is one of the cutest characters from the cutest series. If Sumomo wasn’t the star of Nanatsuiro Drops, Flora would be my favourite. She’s extremely underrated and I was really surprised at her getting into the 2nd round. So even if she loses here, I will be very happy for her. That being said, Kirino should take this match easy.
My votes: Fate, Flora
My predictions: Fate, Kirino
#1 Minami Haruka – 593 votes
#2 Furude Rika – 592 votes
#3 Komori Kiri – 202 votes
#1 Edomae Luna – 492 votes
#2 Coopa – 334 votes
#3 Potemayo – 325 votes
Am I surprised at Rika losing? No, not really. Am I surprised at Rika losing so early, and against Haruka (even though she IS amazing)? Yes, definitely. It was also by the slimmest of margins. I knew that Rika wouldn’t make it far, since she had luck going her way all of last year’s tournament, and she was burdened with the title of ‘returning champion’. There’s sure to be a lot of people regretting their decisions to not vote for her since her victory was ‘assured’ anyway. Remember, folks… Every vote counts. Or, as Xellos says, “Better overkill than roadkill”. It’s time to crown a new champion.