SAIMOE 2007 has ended!
RIKA WINS NANO-DESU!
For those who do not know what that is... every year, in Japan, on the 2-CH bbs, there is a battle of the most MOE (mo-EH ... like moe .. then the letter A) anime charectors to grace the screens of Japan for the last year.... what is moe? you can look that one up... but anyhow...
SaiMoe Started in 2002... the video above shows the winners of 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. It was originally a very un-official poll conducted in the 2CH BBS... now it's very highly structured, btu is still run in the BBS... so it's very entertaining for someone like me, who grew up with ASCII art and things of that type... it's fun like:
Here is a copy of a run in the thread -- if you look closesly you'll notice it is actually a well coregraphed mass voting by a large group of people. That must be fun to organize.
The previous winners:
2002 Sakura Kinomoto (from Cardcaptor Sakura) // Runner up: Ayumu Kasuga (aka Osaka ... from Azumanga Daiou)
2003 Riku Harada (from D.N.Angel) // Runner Up: Motoko Hara (from Gunparade March)
2004 Rosemary Applefield // Runner Up: Nadja Applefield (both from Ashita no Nadja)
2005 Nanoha Takamachi (from Nanoha series) // Runner Up Souseiseki (from Rosen Maiden)
2006 Suiseiseki (from Rosen Maiden) // Runner Up: Fate Testarossa (from Nanoha series)
I happened to find out abuot Saimoe in 2006.. and voted in all of the finals... the top 8 are shown in the video above, with the final winner being Suiseiseki from Rozen Maiden. You can also visit my 2006 pages for some more details on the victory of tsundere Suiseiseki-desu! and the run down page of the top 8 from 2005.
A Video Affair
General Information, 2007 Saimoe
Just the bare bones here...
This appears to be the official way to find the current 2ch thread. It seems to have changed from last year.
This is the official english instructions.
voting forum is there...
english form is here...
Tourny Page is here...
anime art is here to use in codes! ...
This is the authentication system ... removed the details, see history if you need them (removed around 11/2).
07/06-11 1st period of 1st preliminary round (6 days)
07/13-18 2nd period of 1st preliminary round (6 days)
07/20-25 3rd period of 1st preliminary round (6 days)
07/26-27 Break (2 days)
07/28-05 2nd preliminary round (9 days)
08/06-07 Break (2 days)
08/08-15 1st period of 1st round (8 days)
08/16-20 Break for Comiket (5 days)
08/21-28 2nd period of 1st round (8 days)
08/30-06 3rd period of 1st round (8 days)
09/08-15 4th period of 1st round (8 days)
09/17-24 1st period of 2nd round (8 days)
09/26-03 2nd period of 2nd round (8 days)
10/04-05 Break (2 days)
10/06-13 3rd round (8 days)
10/14-15 Break (2 days)
10/16-23 Block finals (8 days)
10/24-25 Break (2 days)
10/26-29 Quarterfinals (4 days)
10/31-01 Semifinals (2 days)
11/03 (St) FINAL
To see the ACTUAL break downs... visit The Japanese Site The full run down is a bit big to reproduce here... but if you have Japanese fonts enabled.. you'll see how the round will work down to finalists.
See Saimoe 2007 Round Three for previous results.
Saimoe 2007 Final (11/3)
There can be no other way than Rika over Nagi.
1位 1521票 古手梨花＠ひぐらしのなく頃に(Furude Rika@Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
2位 1499票 三千院ナギ＠ハヤテのごとく！(Sanzenin Nagi@Hayate the Combat Butler)
Round 6 - Semi Finals
Saimoe 2007 Round Six - From 4 to 2 (Semi Fianls).
Saimoe 2007 Round Five - From 8 to 4 (QUARTER FINALS).
Saimoe 2007 Round Four - From 16 to 8... all the lively action and horrible upsets.
Saimoe 2007 Round Three - From 32 to 16... all the lively action and horrible upsets.
Saimoe 2007 Round Two - See all the votes I made and who battled it out in Round 2.
Saimoe 2007 Round One - See all the votes I made and who battled it out in Round 1