Saimoe moves faster than how I remembered it did. Already on Block C!
August 25, 2011:
C-01: Urushibara Ruka vs Kagura vs Ingrid Sorveig Sorgrims
Personal Preference: Ingrid Sorveig Sorgrims > Urushibara Ruka
Prediction: Urushibara Ruka > Ingrid Sorveig Sorgrims > Kagura
I think Steins;Gate is a stronger faction than Lotte-tachi, so I’m predicting Ruka to win here, even though I don’t like her (him) that much. Well, I will admit that he makes for a cute trap. Ini is cute, though, so she’ll probably get her fair share of votes as well. I can’t imagine Kagura getting many votes. Gintama is as much saimoe material as any other endless shounen.
C-05: Eclair Martinozzi vs Kamiki Izumi vs Kinoshita Yuuko
Personal Preference: Eclair Martinozzi > Kinoshita Yuuko
Prediction: Eclair Martinozzi > Kinoshita Yuuko > Kamiki Izumi
There’s no way a tsundere main character in Dog Days will lose to a minor character reverse trap. I haven’t watched Ao no Exorcist so I can’t comment on Izumo, though.
C-09: Elucia de Lute Ima vs Agnes Boulange vs Kumashiro Maya
Personal Preference: Elucia de Lute Ima > Kumashiro Maya > Agnes Boulange
Prediction: Elucia de Lute Ima > Kumashiro Maya > Agnes Boulange
Kaminomi finally gets its chance to shine, and Elsie should easily win this one. Honestly I can’t remember anything at all from Shukufuku no Campanella because the show was so bad, so I don’t even remember who Agnes is. Between her and Maya it could go either way.
August 26, 2011:
C-02: Wajima Tomoe vs Isurugi Mio vs Imagawa Yoshimoto
Personal Preference: Wajima Tomoe > Isurugi Mio
Prediction: Wajima Tomoe > Isurugi Mio > Imagawa Yoshimoto
No more underestimating Hanairo. If Sui can win her match, Tomoe can most certainly win this one. Mio will put up a fight but not succeed. Sengoku Otome’s first match appears to be a fluke, so Yoshimoto won’t stand a chance here.
C-06: Aizawa Chizuru vs Satsukitane Mikako vs Hercule Barton
Personal Preference: Aizawa Chizuru > Satsukitane Mikako > Hercule Barton
Prediction: Hercule Barton > Satsukitane Mikako vs Aizawa Chizuru
Milky Holmes faction should win this. Chizuru and Mikako are so similar in personality and series strength that I have no idea who to put for second. Once again it can go either way.
C-10: Himegami Aisa vs Tanamachi Kaoru vs Honma Meiko
Personal Preference: Honma Meiko > Himegami Aisa > Tanamachi Kaoru
Prediction: Honma Meiko > Himegami Aisa > Tanamachi Kaoru
Japan loves Ano Hana and Menma is a cute character with a tragic story. Index strength should bring Aisa to second place, whereas Kaoru isn’t one of the popular Amagami girls so she’ll take last place.
August 27, 2011:
C-03: Sendou Erika vs Tsurumi Chiriko vs Kaname Madoka
Personal Preference: Tsurumi Chiriko > Sendou Erika > Kaname Madoka
Prediction: Kaname Madoka > Tsurumi Chiriko > Sendou Erika
Tsuruko is my favourite Ano Hana girl, but she got a terribly impossible match-up. There is no way the Madoka faction will let their title character lose after what happened to Homura. Erika is also nice but Ano Hana is definitely the stronger faction.
C-07: Sakuma Rinko vs Arashiyama Hotori vs Sae
Personal Preference: Sae > Arashiyama Hotori
Prediction: Sae > Arashiyama Hotori > Sakuma Rinko
Hidasketch should win here even if Sae is one of their less popular characters, and I hope they do because Hotori’s voice is just awful. I don’t think anyone cares much about Azazel-san.
C-11: Q vs Run vs Akai Ringo
Personal Preference: Akai Ringo > Run > Q
Prediction: Run > Akai Ringo > Q
When I made the chart and added Q in, her box was so empty that I kept thinking something was wrong, lol. Anyway, A-Channel is pretty strong so Run will win this. Between Ringo and Q, Ringo is obviously more moe and it’d be kinda disappointing if she lost to Q.
August 28, 2011:
C-04: Kuronuma Sawako vs Laura Bodewig vs Miyamae Kanako
Personal Preference: Kuronuma Sawako > Laura Bodewig > Miyamae Kanako
Prediction: Laura Bodewig > Miyamae Kanako > Kuronuma Sawako
IS IS IS. Sawako will most likely lose against Kanako, because KnT has mostly faded now and never did that well in saimoe to begin with. But I will be very satisfied with a Laura win even though she isn’t my favourite IS girl, because those twintails are adorable.
C-08: Francesca Lucchini vs Sanya V. Litvyak vs Usami Mimi
Personal Preference: Francesca Lucchini > Sanya V. Litvyak > Usami Mimi
Prediction: Sanya V. Litvyak > Francesca Lucchini > Usami Mimi
Ouch, Strike Witches split vote. I think Mimi is too weak to take advantage of it though (still angry about how she got into the tournament but Otohime didn’t), so it’ll just be a casual fight between Lucchini and Sanya. I’m not sure how the popularity rankings have changed over time, but they should be similar in strength so either one could win.
C-12: Rebecca Anderson vs Seraphim vs Koumoto Madoka
Personal Preference: Seraphim > Rebecca Anderson
Prediction: Seraphim > Rebecca Anderson > Koumoto Madoka
Block C closes with a weak match. Kore wa Zombie is much weaker than anticipated, but I think Sera will still edge out over Becky who is a fairly minor character in her show. If she doesn’t, then it’s safe to just give up on the rest of the Kore wa Zombie cast. HoshiKaka is just low tier.