Saimoe – Block Final Recap
Saimoe is on break today. Voting for quarterfinals begins in 2 days.
Advancing to the quarterfinals are:
- Ibuki Fuuko (CLANNAD)
- Chiba Kirino (Bamboo Blade)
- Hiiragi Kagami (Lucky*Star)
- Sakagami Tomoyo (CLANNAD)
- Kawazoe Tamaki (Bamboo Blade)
- Furukawa Nagisa (CLANNAD)
- Hiiragi Tsukasa (Lucky*Star)
- Katsura Hinagiku (Hayate no Gotoku!)
#1 Furukawa Nagisa – 1198 votes
#2 Yagami Hayate – 1047 votes
#1 Katsura Hinagiku – 1312 votes
#2 Isurugi Noe – 926 votes
Nagisa made it!! That’s payback for beating Yuu-chan! Noe somehow got over 900 votes again, but that’s not enough to even come close to Hina.
My picks for block finals: 3-5
My predictions for block finals: 6-2
Following tradition, the 8 block finalists are randomly paired for the quarterfinals. The matches are decided today and have just been announced. They are as follows:
┃ ┗━━━━ 古河渚＠CLANNAD
┫ ┏━━━━ 柊つかさ＠らき☆すた
- Kagami vs Tomoyo
- Tamaki vs Nagisa
- Tsukasa vs Fuuko
- Kirino vs Hinagiku
In terms of series representation, CLANNAD has 3 characters advancing, Lucky Star and Bamboo Blade each have 2, while Hayate takes the last spot. Contenders such as Higurashi and Nanoha have struck out.
Since none of the match-ups are intraseries, it is quite possible we’ll see a CLANNAD showdown between Tomoyo and Nagisa in the semis. I’m not going to comment much more since I’ll do it when the time comes.
However, there are some interesting matches that might happen. Other than a CLANNAD or Bamboo Blade final, the prospect of a Kagami vs Tsukasa final is delicious. Also, since Kagami defeated Kyou in the block finals, it’s quite possible she’d have to take down Tomoyo, Nagisa and Fuuko in order to win the tourney. Four in a row!?
Seven matches to go and we’ll be crowning a new champion!