Saimoe – Quarterfinal Recap
Saimoe is on break today. Voting for semifinals begins tomorrow.
Here are the semi-finalists!
#1 Katsura Hinagiku – 934 votes
#2 Chiba Kirino – 750 votes
Even with an influx of Hina fake votes, she still easily takes this match, leading the whole way. It was impressive of Bamboo Blade to have 2 characters in the final 8.
My picks for quarterfinals: 3-1
My predictions for quarterfinals: 3-1
Accrued votes for quarterfinals:
Kagami – 1138 votes
Nagisa – 953 votes
Tsukasa – 1049 votes
Hinagiku – 934 votes
Nagisa and Tsukasa still remain from my top 10. Since Lucky Star has two representatives and KyoAni has 3, the main question is if voters will want to have or avoid an intraseries final, as well as how much anti-KyoAni sentiment will play out in the 2nd match.
Very interesting observation: In the first preliminaries, Nagisa placed 1st in Group 19. Kagami, Tsukasa and Hinagiku were all in Group 20, finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
See you on the 30th.