Saimoe 2010 – R1 Blocks A-B
Let’s get things started!
Miyano Mayu (B Gata H Kei)
Suminoya Kureha (So Ra No Wo To)
Jindai Komaki (Saki)
Kusakabe Misuzu (11eyes)
Noda Miki (GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class)
Typical uneventful match to kick off the main draw.
Shirafuji Kyouko (Working!!)
Hiiragi (Hanamaru Kindergarten)
Ushiromiya Maria (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Todoroki Yachiyo (Working!!)
Split votes won’t keep Yachiyo from edging Hiiragi.
Yoshida Kazumi (Shakugan no Shana S)
Irie (Angel Beats!)
Yuno (Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆)
Mikogami Rimu (Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo)
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Hanyuu (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei)
Nymph (Sora no Otoshimono)
Akaba Chizuru (Seitokai no Ichizon)
Hattori Junko (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou)
Hanyuu and Nymph should be close until the end. SoraOto is newer, so it should have the edge.
Kannagi Noël (So Ra No Wo To)
Sengoku Nadeko (Bakemonogatari)
Sairenji Haruna (To Love-Ru)
Suminoe Riko (kissxsis)
Easy victory for Nadeko. The winning margin is the most important thing to watch…
Hirasawa Yui (K-ON!!)
Awara Chikako (GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class)
Nozaki Namiko (GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class)
Sakurazaki Setsuna (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
Yui’s opponents aren’t even close enough in strength to her for people to try staging a first-round upset.
Mikogami Riko (Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo)
Ikaros (Sora no Otoshimono)
Hanekawa Tsubasa (Bakemonogatari)
Hinari (Shin Koihime Musou)
Going with series mojo over flying pantsu. Poor Hinari. Awawa…
Araragi Karen (Bakemonogatari)
Kushinada Nemuru (Ookamikakushi)
Shimada Minami (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
Tsuchida Satsuki (Hanamaru Kindergarten)
Minami should win this, but there sure are a lot of Bakemonogatari characters in here.
Yukimura Chizuru (Hakuouki)
Kuzumi Mana (Ookamikakushi)
Takanashi Nazuna (Working!!)
Sanzenin Nagi (Hayate no Gotoku!!)
Nazuna will make it close, but still no match for the dragon.
Nazuna (Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆)
Akashi-san (The Tatami Galaxy)
Mizuno Kaede (Nyan Koi!)
Kiyama Harumi (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
New character from a popular series will trump main heroine status.
Hatori Kanon (Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo)
Fujibayashi Ryou (Clannad)
Chikumaen Kaho (Mayoi Neko Overrun!)
Nogizaka Mika (Nogizaka Haruhi no Himitsu: Purezza)
Ryou isn’t that powerful of a character (in all senses of the word). I’m hoping awesome imouto Mika makes it through.
Selnia Iori Flameheart (Ladies versus Butlers!)
Nakamura Yuri (Angel Beats!)
Shana (Shakugan no Shana S)
Kuzaki Rinko (Omamori Himari)
Yuri is pretty much Haruhi with a tragic past, who isn’t even really the main heroine. Shana topped the toughest prelim group.
Asashina Mikuru (The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi)
Hachikuji Mayoi (Bakemonogatari)
Yin (Darker than Black)
Saikyou Tomomi (Ladies versus Butlers!)
A bit difficult to predict with Mayoi, Mikuru and Yin all capable of taking this group. I’ll go with Mayoi due to previously mentioned mojo.
Tohsaka Rin (Fate/stay night)
Takamachi Nanoha (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
Toudou Lilicia (Seitokai no Ichizon)
Suzuki (Mayoi Neko Overrun!)
The white devil has returned.
Bernkastel (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Ishigaki Tamaki (Taishou Yakyuu Musume.)
Ikeda Kana (Saki)
Beatrice (Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
No matter how many times you repeat this match, Kana will win.
Alicia Melchiott (Senjou no Valkyria)
Daichi Kaoru (Ladies versus Butlers!)
Saginomiya Isumi (Hayate no Gotoku!!)
Isumi will sleepwalk through this group.
Touka (Shin Koihime Musou)
Asakura Ryouko (The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi)
Oshino Shinobu (Bakemonogatari)
Miyazaki Nodoka (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
Karen/Shinobu double will give them an edge. Let’s hope Touka doesn’t fall flat and finish last.
Senoo Kaori (Saki)
Himari (Omamori Himari)
Jinguuji Kuesu (Omamori Himari)
Kousaka Tamaki (ToHeart2)
Omamori Himari performed better than expected in the prelims. However, I’m going to say that beginner’s luck can strike twice (that made no sense).