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2ch Forum's Saimoe Tournament 2012 Round 1: Groups G, H

posted on 2012-09-19 19:00 EDT by Daryl Bunao
Round 1 concludes with 3 Saki Episode of Side A and Working'!!, 2 Nisemonogatari and others moving on

The Anime Saimoe Tournament is an annual poll in which users from Japan's 2channel message board vote on the most moe female anime character of the past year.

Almost any female character in a television anime, anime film, original video anime (OVA), or web anime released in Japan between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 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 the Anime Saimoe fan site.

The results for groups G and H went as follows, with vote counts:

(Group G) 9/10:
*Momoko Touyoko - Saki Episode of Side A - 261 (Winner)
Mayoi Hachikuji - Nisemonogatari - 195
Yukiho Hagiwara - The IDOLM@STER - 179

(Group G) 9/10:
* Aria H. Kanzaki - Aria the Scarlet Ammo - 263 (Winner)
Rihoko Sakurai - Amagami SS+ - 166
Angelina Nanatsu Sewell - Mashiro-Iro Symphony - 164

(Group G) 9/11:
*Nodoka Haramura - Saki Episode of Side A - 296 (Winner)
Mio Kitahara - Ano Natsu de Matteru - 122
Ami Futami - The IDOLM@STER - 91

(Group G) 9/12:
* Ai Nanasaki - Amagami SS+ - 183 (Winner)
Saku Touyama - Detective Opera Milky Holmes - 142
Sawako Yamanaka - K-ON! - 59

(Group G) 9/12:
* Kotori Otonashi - The IDOLM@STER - 211 (Winner)
Nao Takanashi - Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne—!! - 101
Mio Sakamoto - Strike Witches - 77

(Group G) 9/13:
* Hina Takanashi - Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! - 175 (Winner)
Miyuki Hoshizora - Smile Pretty Cure! - 154
Laffinity Fin E Ld Si - Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne - 101

(Group H) 9/14:
* Airi Kashii - Ro-Kyu-Bu! - 184 (Winner)
Tsubasa Hanekawa - Nisemonogatari - 144
Hecate - Shakugan no Shana III (Final) - 78

(Group H) 9/14:
* Nazuna Takanashi - Working'!! - 164 (Winner)
Azusa Miura - The IDOLM@STER - 146
Sora Takanashi - Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! - 116

(Group H) 9/15:
* Minko Tsurugi - Hana-Saku Iroha - 197 (Winner)
Shouko Kirishima - Baka and Test Season 2 - 179
Kirie Kanoe - Dusk maiden of Amnesia - 82

(Group H) 9/16:
*Mio Akiyama - K-ON! (movie) - 243 (Winner)
Saki Nagatsuka - Ro-Kyu-Bu! - 162
Nagi - A-Channel + smile - 61

(Group H) 9/16:
*Poplar Taneshima - Working'!! - 215 (Winner)
Mayaka Ibara - Hyou-ka - 132
Miu Takanashi - Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! - 123

(Group H) 9/17:
*Shana - Shakugan no Shana III (Final) -293 (Winner)
Izumi Akazawa - Another - 252
Mizuki Himeji - Baka and Test Season 2 - 95

(Group G) 9/10:
* Rea Sanka - Sankarea - 270 (Winner)
* Tsukihi Araragi - Nisemonogatari - 270 (Winner)
Siesta - Familiar of Zero F - 73

(Group G) 9/11:
*Ako Atarashi - Saki Episode of Side A - 293 (Winner)
Yuniko Kouzuki - Accel World - 124
Rena Ryuugu - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira - 89

(Group G) 9/11:
* Hitagi Senjougahara - Nisemonogatari - 239 (Winner)
Kouko Fukuyo - Saki Episode of Side A - 131
Suzuha Amane - Steins;Gate - 120

(Group G) 9/12:
* Squid Girl - Squid Girl - 234 (Winner)
Yuuko - A-Channel + smile - 117
Sakuya Aizaawa - Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth - 48

(Group G) 9/13:
* Aoi Yamada - Working'!! - 249 (Winner)
Rise Kujikawa - Persona 4 The Animation - 104
Habara - Daily Lives of High School Boys - 69

(Group G) 9/13:
*Mael Strom - Is This a Zombie? of the Dead - 171 (Winner)
Akane Hino - Smile Pretty Cure! - 143
Minami Shimada - Baka and Test Season 2 - 108

(Group H) 9/14:
* Snow Black - Accel World - 220 (Winner)
Ritsuko Akizuki - The IDOLM@STER - 124
Hiroko Funakubo - Saki Episode of Side A - 70

(Group H) 9/15:
* Nano Shinonome - Nichijō - 244 (Winner)
Henrietta de Tristain - Familiar of Zero F - 124
Ako Shirabe - Smile Pretty Cure! - 119

(Group H) 9/15:
*Elucia de Lute Irma - The World God Only Knows: Four People and an Idol - 209 (Winner)
Kana Ikeda - Saki Episode of Side A - 198
Eucliwood Hellscythe - Is This a Zombie? of the Dead - 112

(Group H) 9/16:
*Marika Katou - Bodacious Space Pirates - 206 (Winner)
Minori Kushieda - Toradora! Bento no Gokui - 135
Yukimura Kusunoki - Haganai - 103

(Group H) 9/17:
*Rika Furude - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira - 237 (Winner)
Uta Mihirogi - Saki Episode of Side A - 235
Ayumi Takahara - The World God Only Knows: Four People and an Idol - 156

(Group H) 9/17:
*Sena Kashiwazaki - Haganai - 273 (Winner)
Miu Amaha - Mashiro-Iro Symphony - 237
Himawari Furutani - Yuruyuri - 139

The first round of Saimoe 2012 concludes with Saki Episode of Side A leading the tournament with 15 characters, out of 43 qualifying girls, advancing to the second round. The IDOLM@STER comes in next in second with eight idols continuing on. K-ON! and Working'!! round out the top three with four characters moving on from each series. The top 10 vote-getters from the first round is as follows:

  1. Yuu Matsumi - Saki Episode of Side A - 639
  2. Sanya V. Litvyak - Strike Witches - 517
  3. Yumi Kajiki - Saki Episode of Side A - 460
  4. Kurisu Makise - Steins;Gate - 439
  5. Toki Onjouji - Saki Episode of Side A - 417
  6. Shizuno Takakamo - Saki Episode of Side A - 409
  7. Louise De La Valliere - Familiar of Zero F - 406
  8. Erio Touwa - Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - 406
  9. Hinagiku Katsura - Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth - 396*
  10. Kuro Matsumi - Saki Episode of Side A - 384
*Note: Five-time tournament veteran Hinagiku Katsura is the only top 10 vote-getter to fail at advancing to the second round. She fell to No. 2 vote-getter, Sanya V. Litvyak.

The most prominent voice actress represented in the second round is Rie Kugimiya -- Yuuki Kataoka, Iori Minase, Astarotte Ygvar, Louise De La Valliere, Nagi Sanzenin, Kurumi Hazuki, Taiga Aisaka, Aria H. Kanzaki and Shana. In second place, six voice actresses -- Kana Hanazawa, Yōko Hikasa, Kaori Ishihara, Kanae Itō, Hisako Kanemoto, Nao Tōyama -- represent three different characters.

For a look back at this year's previous results, ANN's reports can be found below:

Saimoe 2012 is taking a one-day break Thursday, Sept. 27, after all the polls for groups A and D conclude. ANN's next report will take place some time after that day with the results for those groups.

Update: Thank you forum member aquarius46 for pointing out a misspelling of voice actress Rie Kugimiya.


This article has a follow-up: 2ch Forum's Saimoe Tournament 2012 Round 2: Groups A-D (2012-09-26 18:00)
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