Super Moe 2008
Anizone hosts yearly best moe tournaments for female and male divisions. The definition of moe in this case would be more along the lines of ‘stokes the fire within your heart’, whether it be a cute moe girl or a cool GAR guy. This year’s Super Moe is a tournament held after Best Moe female division which combines the two genders into one big mess. 32 groups of 5 characters each, for a grand total of 160 characters. The tourney is 10 rounds long and will probably last till late December or early January.
Super Moe tournament site: http://moet.anizone.net/index.php?lang=eng
You can also find a link on the right for easy access.
This cross-gender set-up is too weird for me. I have a hard enough time deciding between two girls with different moe attributes, how am I supposed to vote between a GAR guy and a moe girl? It’s like comparing apples and oranges.
For those interested in characters entered into the tournament, here’s a sample:
- Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan)
- Hatsune Miku (Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
- Lelouch Lamperouge (CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion)
- Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½)
- Reinhard von Lohengramm (Legend of the Galactic Heroes)
- Ayu Tsukimiya (Kanon)
- Takakazu Abe (The Big and Beautiful Thing)
- Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu)
- Light Yagami (Death Note)
- Mizuho Miyanokouji (Otome wa Boku ni Koshiteru)
- Ruri Hoshino (Martian Successor Nadesico)
- Jun Watarase (Happiness!)
- Archer (Fate/Stay night)
- Naru Narusegawa (Love Hina)
- Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Project)
- Kyonko (The Melancholy of Haruhiko Suzumiya)
The promotion video can be found here. They may be trying to create an epic all-out no-holds barrel feel, but it just feels like SaiGAR to me. It’s utter madness. There’s even a ‘character’ called Random God!? What the hell is that?
I won’t be following this tourney closely, but I’ll vote just for the lulz… cuz that’s what it feels like. GO JUN!