Sat 16 Oct 2010
So another exciting year of Saimoe is over. In the end, my girl Nagi couldn’t get it done. In the past few months, my favorite character has risen from a solid and consistent performer to becoming the only girl to make it to two finals and amassing the second most career victories of all time. But alas, a Anime Saimoe Tournament title was too much to ask. Though Nagi had lots of support and love, it really wasn’t too close as Azu-nyan prevailed 1516-1339.
Nakano Asuza capped K-ON!‘s triple crown of 2010 along with Akiyama Mio’s wins in Korean Best Moe and International Saimoe. After a disastrous start for the series in their Saimoe debut in 2009, K-ON! now sits atop the saimoe world. Good for them, I liked this season and I am a closet Mio fan. I just wish it didn’t involve crushing my dreams and hopes of Nagi 2010…
I voted for Mio in her win over Misaka in the ISML finals (yay!). I didn’t really pay attention to Korea this year (I think I voted for Hitagi in… some round once), but her 150 vote win over Tenshi made her the first girl to win ISML and KBM in the same year. All we need now is a Saimoe Japan / ISML double to complete the triangle, though that’s rather unlikely given the different dynamics of the two contests. Another crazy year, thanks for everyone who followed along. Till next year, signing off.