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Almost any female character in a television anime, anime film, original video anime (OVA), or web anime released in Japan between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 is eligible for the tournament. The main exceptions are characters from 18+ anime, who are not eligible.
Foreigners are technically capable of participating in the tournament; English-language instructions on how to vote have been provided by an Anime Saimoe fan site.
The results for groups A and B went as follows, with vote counts:
* Suzu Hagimura - Seitokai Yakuindomo - 367 (Winner)
Ai Haibara - Detective Conan - 289
Jun Nagase - The World God Only Knows franchise - 180
Nagisa Mikogami - Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo - 161
* Mikoto Misaka - A Certain Magical Index II - 696 (Winner)
Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica - 585
Sara - Jewelpet Tinkle - 57
Harumi Kiyama - A Certain Magical Index II - 124
Saimoe 2011 is taking a one-day break Wednesday, August 24, before advancing to groups C and D. ANN's next report will take place on September 1 with the results for those groups.