Saimoe Tournament 2008 Finals

So after nearly 4 months of voting, fake voting, support materials, post rushes, joyous victories and despairing heartbreak, Saimoe 2008 finally comes to an end. The results is:

1位 1037票 柊かがみ@らき☆すた [Hiiragi Kagami @ Lucky Star]
2位 976票 柊つかさ@らき☆すた [Hiiragi Tsukasa @ Lucky Star]

And, this year’s Saimoe is Kagamin! YATTA! Finally, a Saimoe winner that is deserving in my eye.

There was quite a lot of fakes too, but it seems to be in support of Kagami rather than to sabotage her. Unofficial vote counter had 1350 Kagami votes to 1005 Tsukasa votes.

Well, I’m really glad to finally have this over with, and to see Kagami rise up above the rest to win the Tournament. Hinagiku even got third place too (based on vote counts) and it’s just a bit too bad Kyou had to face Kagami in the group stages. Congrats and good work to all the Lucky Star supporters, especially for Kagami :).

Lucky Star

I’d like to give my thanks to the people hosting the unofficial vote counter as well as the people over at the Saimoe thread on ASuki Forums (even if I wasn’t really a regular poster and didn’t really agree with many things that people said there). Also thanks to the readers of my blog that followed and commented on my daily posts for their support too.

Till next year then, which should be a bit more interesting to see.


  1. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

    You should’ve used a Kagamin-Tsukasa image… It would so fit the mood nicely ^^

    Congratulations Kagamin and Lucky Star!

    Tsukasa did well too, but she’s hasn’t beaten her sister yet…Maybe some other day :) It’s the thought that counts.

  2. Silent Minstrel Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

    Uhh, nothing too surprising i guess. Congrats Kagami, the title really suit you.

  3. Crisu Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 10:54 pm

    Kagami banzai~

    She takes third place in ISML, though. Our final rounds are about to be done…

  4. Sheba Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 10:55 pm

    I didn’t have much faith for this year. I feel almost foolish for that. However, I am glad for the fans, who got what they wanted.

  5. Cokematic Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:04 pm

    Although I was expecting a Kagamin victory ..

    KAGAMIN BANZAI!!!!!!!!

  6. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:04 pm


    Lol, yes that is definitely much better :D

    Thank you ^^

  7. Certifiably Insane » The Saimoe 2008 Finals - All Hail she who goes by many names: Kagami Hiiragi! Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

    […] out strong, but I guess Kagami’s supporters would have heard none of that now eh? good on you Kuro. You can rejoice […]

  8. C.I. Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

    Oh man that was one mess up there…

    Anyways, I’d have liked either outcome, just like I said. I find both of the Hiiragi sisters moe~

    Next year? Strike Witches?

  9. Jason Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:38 pm

    All hail Kagamin!

    *Throws confetti*

  10. arigatou Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 12:35 am

    Kagami finally grab what she have been waiting for. Congratulations, as usual Tsukasa tried her best.


    If only there would be Bamboo Blade S2 by April 2009…..At least Tamaki and Kirino made it far.

    By the way don’t change the “the cat is fine too” since there would be lot of neko next year.

    New Favorites in next years SAIMOE 2009

    Nagi from Kannagi (no hate this time since it’s not a Kyo-Ani Anime)
    Taiga from Toradora (no Shana, no Nagi Sanzenin, definitely lacking Rie Kugimiya)
    Index from A Certain Magical Index (why a certain moe is a favorite just watch her biting techniques)
    Strike Witches Faction

    Returning Favorites in next years SAIMOE 2009
    Clannad Faction
    Lucky Star Faction
    Hidamari Sketch Faction
    Higurashi Faction
    Nanoha Faction trimmed down to Nanoha and Fate (finale)
    Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Faction
    Macross Frontier Faction
    Seto No Hanayome Faction

    (OVA and Movies made other Faction exist once again next year)

    Returning Weak Faction in next years SAIMOE 2009
    Rosario The Vampire Faction
    Vampire Knight Faction

    Returning Much more Oldies in next years SAIMOE 2009 (very low expectations)
    School Rumble Faction
    Jigoku Shoujo Faction
    Negima Faction

    Possible Surprise Faction in next years SAIMOE 2009
    Haruhi Suzumiya Faction (if S2 is somewhere Jan-Jun 2009)
    Hayate No Gotoku Faction (if S3 is somewhere Jan-Jun 2009)

    And expect something new to join by that time around…

  11. Clear Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 12:54 am

    Kagami finally wins, yes.

    Poor Tsukasa, she had a snowball’s chance in hell to beat her older sister. We still love you Tsukasa… =P

    imo, the game really turned in favor for Kagami when Rika lost by that 1 vote margin, thereby Fuko the wild card had it easier with Haruka and rip past with ease.

    also, Kyou and Kagami in the same group wasn’t that good as well.

  12. metalsnakezero Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 3:39 am

    Kagami FTW

  13. Haesslich Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 4:49 am

    Just like the volleyball game: Tsukasa steps up to the net but can’t beat her sister. But at least she tried. I think the OVA was what pushed these two into the finals.. and you should have used one cap from that volleyball game instead.

  14. Sheba Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 6:22 am

    The moans of some folks at asuki are sooo loltastic. You know those are the same guys who would have kicked you in the balls while you are curling on the ground if the tournament had a different result.

  15. Rakuen Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    Yes, it finally came! The brightest future is upon us!!! All hail Kagamin!!!

  16. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 8:20 am

    And Tsukasa still can’t beat her sister…

    Would Lucky Star be eligible next year, assuming nothing new comes out?

  17. shaoron Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 8:27 am

    this really is similar to the volleyball game

  18. Clear Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 10:38 am


    you mean retards that hate KyoAni and will dismiss anything, and I do mean ANYTHING, that they make?

    I hate the idea that they think any of the KeyAni works are all fan service, when they are the complete opposite.

  19. Kraker2k Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    Kagamiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn yattttaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  20. Furuba Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Feels like last year’s saimoe was more intense xD but o well.
    Gratz kagamin!!!~ ♥

  21. Shin Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

    A long overdue, well deserved victory. Here’s to one of the few girls we both like.

  22. Sheba Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    >> you mean retards that hate KyoAni and will dismiss anything, and I do mean ANYTHING, that they make?

    The hypocrites who would dance and chant “Epic” may this Saimoe have a different final. And right now, they are coming up with all excuses why this saimoe is phail, and they are jumping over the “ZOMG LOW VOET COUNTZ PHAIL!!!”

  23. » The KAGAMIN Post! » Between Linux and Anime Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

    […] quick celebratory tribute post to Kagami – my favorite candidate and recently announced winner of Saimoe 2008! Splurge of overflowing moe after the jump! ( – read HUGE […]

  24. yanipheonu Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 10:28 pm


    We just won. *cue dancing ewoks*

  25. may08 Said,

    November 5, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

    Love @ first sight seeing her in Vocaloid Cosplay. Really. moe♥~ moe♥~

  26. Derek Said,

    November 12, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

    I don’t understand why sometimes you see fake votes for a character as sabotage, and other times as support. Am I missing something?

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