Interest 2ch Forum's Saimoe Tournament 2010, Quarterfinals
posted on 2010-10-11 21:32 EDT by Gia Manry
The Anime Saimoe Tournament is an annual poll in which users from Japan's 2channel message board vote on the most moe (preciously cute) female anime character. Any female character in a television anime, anime film, original video anime (OVA), or web anime released between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 is eligible for the tournament. (The main exceptions are characters from 18+ anime, who are not eligible.) The eligible characters are placed in brackets, and the winner is determined by popular vote; the winner of each bracket progresses to the next until a final vote between two characters determines the winner. This year's Anime Saimoe Tournament began on August 3 and features nearly 300 characters.
Foreigners can technically participate in the tournament; English-language instructions on how to vote have been provided by an Anime Saimoe fan site.
ANN's reports on round one are available here (groups A & B), here (groups C & D), here (groups E & F), and here (groups G & H). Round two reports for groups A through D are available here; groups E through F here.
What follows are the results for the 2010 Saimoe quarterfinals.
Quarterfinal 1 - 10/08
* Nagi Sanzenin - Hayate the Combat Butler!! - 721 (Winner)
Mafuyu Shiina - Seitokai no Ichizon - 531
Quarterfinal 2 - 10/09
* Koromo Amae - Saki - The Player - 931 (Winner)
Ruiko Saten - A Certain Scientific Railgun - 825
Quarterfinal 3 - 10/10
* Nodoka Haramura - Saki - The Player - 946 (Winner)
Shana - Shakugan no Shana S - 890
Quarterfinal 4 - 10/11
* Azusa Nakano - K-ON!! - 961 (Winner)
Aoi Yamada - Working!! - 627
The highest score in the quarterfinals went to Azusa Nakano of high school music comedy K-ON!! The remaining contestants rank as follows: Nodoka Haramura and Koromo Amae, both from the mahjong anime Saki - The Player, and Nagi Sanzenin, from the romantic comedy Hayate the Combat Butler!!
The semifinals will take place on October 13 (Nagi Sanzenin vs. Koromo Amae) and October 14 (Nodoka Haramura vs. Azusa Nakano); the winners from the semifinals will then compete in the final round on October 16. ANN will report on the semifinal results on October 14.
follow-up of 2ch Forum's Saimoe Tournament 2010, Groups E-H