Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Quarterfinals Day 8

Quarterfinals C2-4

1位 581票 南夏奈@みなみけ シリーズ [Minami Kana @ Minami-ke]
2位 577票 ゆの@ひだまりスケッチ 特別編 [Yuno @ Hidamari Sketch]
3位 153票 虹原いんく(ぱすてるインク)@もえたん [Nijihara Ink @ Moetan]

Quarterfinals D2-4

1位 627票 宮子@ひだまりスケッチ 特別編 [Miyako @ Hidamari Sketch]
2位 368票 芳乃さくら@D.C.II ~ダ・カーポII~ [Yoshino Sakura @ D.C. II]
3位 197票 ラゼル・アナディス(ラゼンシア・ローズ)@破天荒遊戯 [Rahzel Anandis @ Hatenkou Yugi]

Oooh, strong blow there for the Hidamari fans, with one of their forerunners out already by a mere 4 votes. Consolation comes in the form of Miyako comfortably beating her competitors though.

Next round 10/01:-

Quarterfinals E2-1

桜野音羽(スカガ) [Sakurano Otoha @ Sky Girls]
シャナ(シャナII) [Shana @ Shakugan no Shana II]
結城ノナ(ななついろ) [Yuuki Nona @ Nanatsuiro Drops]

Quarterfinals F2-1

貴嶋サキ(ハヤテ) [Kijima Saki @ Hayate the Combat Butler]
はてなようせい(チャレンジ1年生) [Question Fairy @ First Grade Challenge]
宮村みやこ(ef) [Miyamura Miyako @ ef – a tale of memories]


  1. Cokematic Said,

    September 29, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    waaahh Yuno ;_;

  2. NovaJinx Said,

    September 29, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

    What the hell? Lost to Kana? D:

  3. Ithekro Said,

    September 30, 2008 @ 12:07 am

    So BOSS wins. Barely.
    It seems Minamis squeak out wins in Round Two.
    Chiaki should have a fairly easy match though.

    Round Three will likely remove all the Minami sisters however. Unless of course the anti-factions rally behind the Minamis to knock out the Clannads (and probably Horo). Interestingly the Minamis aren’t registering much hate even with the loss of Rika and now Yuno. Probably because it was close in both and both matches were in the high 500s rather than say the 1,000s with fake vote turnovers that generated a heavy hate on for Louise last year.

    That and Minami-ke is a decent comedy.

  4. Haesslich Said,

    September 30, 2008 @ 8:07 am

    Kana is NOT moe. This is probably a revenge vote set, which means Kana is being set up to take a fall in the semi-finals.

  5. The Hordesman Said,

    September 30, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

    In a Lelouch-like manner I’ll say:


  6. irrelevance Said,

    September 30, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

    Yuno lost to Kana in MOE powah, what has this world degenerated into?
    I’m gonna vote for whoever faces Kana next round.

  7. Ithekro Said,

    September 30, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

    “I’m gonna vote for whoever faces Kana next round.”

    That’s a simple thing to answer: Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad.

  8. Ithekro Said,

    October 1, 2008 @ 12:48 am

    In semi-related news. Korean Saimoe (Best Moe) has a tie today at 5,183 votes each between Tomoyo Sakagami (CLANNAD) and Akari Mizunashi (ARIA THE ORIGINATION).

    A tie at over 5,000 votes? Over 10,000 votes in a single match?

  9. irrelevance Said,

    October 1, 2008 @ 4:26 am

    which makes me wonder why the original Saimoe tournament isn’t that popular? is it because of the (seemingly) 2chan anti-gaijin policy?

  10. Ithekro Said,

    October 1, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Partially. But mainly it seems to be the “difficulty” in voting in Saimoe. Getting a code takes over an hour usually. Some people don’t have that kind of time or access to a non-proxied computer for that amount of time.

    Saimoe is very strick on its acceptance of IP addresses. With many regions banned (including about all of Korea).

    The voting media (the message board on 2ch) is very picky about what is accepts as a legal vote it seems.

    Where as Best Moe and the newer ISML are very easy to vote in. Both can be done in minutes rather than hours. Both are multiple choice style rather than typed words on the users part (meaning you don’t have to be able to type Korean or English or whatever to vote) IISML is new and American, so it’s highest vote count is around 1,260 votes in a match, while Best Moe has just gone over 10,200 votes earlier today. As we’ve seen in the past, Saimoe itself “can” get up to maybe 5,000 votes in a match…but the last time it did that was in the 2006 final. It has been lucky to break 3,000 votes since then.

    Some consider Saimoe the Elitist Saimoe, while the Best Moe is the Saimoe for the (“unwashed”) masses. ISML has been called the “fake” Saimoe on 4chan, but it is a very different style of Saimoe. It is rather American in some respects. (round robin matches for 64 contestants (split into 7 rounds of 9 matches with a prize each round for the #1 spot in that round) followed by a double elimination round for the top 16 for an overall winner.)

    Something for everyone. Or something to avoid…depending on your point of view.

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