Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010 (Japan)
Anyway, this thread is to compile all posts made regarding the Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010. With a new decade comes yet another Saimoe competition!
(beautiful work you do, Aya Reiko!)
Winner: in progress
For those who don't know, the Anime Saimoe Tournament, or just Saimoe for short, is a tournament held annually on the 2channel Japanese forums. People all around the world participate in the tournament to vote for the most moe anime character of the past year. The tournament page is currently here, in Japanese only.
Look for new voting threads here.
If you've been nuke-banned from posting on 2ch, try voting here. Do not vote in both the regular thread and this auxiliary thread with the same computer or same voting code. You will fail.
A more in-depth explanation of how Saimoe works can be found at Wikipedia.
The Wikispaces to help English speakers participate in Saimoe 2010 is here. At the wikispaces will be a clock to keep track of the time in Japan, a URL to current voting threads, and links to translations of Saimoe participants' names.
The rules of how to properly participate in this thread:
Winner: Kinomoto Sakura@Card Captor Sakura
Winner: Harada Riku@D. N. ANGEL
Winner: Rosemary Applefield@Ashita no Nadja
Winner: Takamachi Nanoha@Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Winner: Suiseiseki@Rozen Maiden ~Traumend~
Winner: Furude Rika@Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Winner: Hiiragi Kagami@Lucky★Star
Winner: Aisaka Taiga@Toradora!
To vote for characters, they must first be elected to participate in the tournament.
Any female characters (including female characters without names, gyroids, and guys who become girls at least once in a series) who have appeared in any anime which has aired, is airing, or will air in Japan between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010; appearances on these dates also make a girl eligible. For OVAs, the release date must be between or on these dates. For films, the premiere date in Japan must fall between or on these dates.
Girls are nominated by the first kana letter of their family name, if it's a Japanese name (foreign names use the first letter of the first name, which will usually be the given name). The letters are grouped in the traditional Japanese way, by grouping letters by the starting letter of the letter row. All starting letters have あ sounds. If you're not familiar with this aspect of the Japanese language, go here or ask about it in this thread.
Nominations are ordered by the first Japanese letter of anime. This also applies to anime with non-Japanese titles. Different letters enter nominations on designated days. In order to nominate this year, you need a code.
Each date and time listed is in JST (Japan Standard Time). To find out how your computer's internal clock compares with JST, here's an international clock: http://www3.nict.go.jp/cgi-bin/JST_E.pl
Saimoe 2010 Schedule:
6/26 (Saturday)......."ア" column
6/27 (Sunday).........."カ" column
6/28 (Monday)........."サ" column
6/29 (Tuesday)........Break (no nominations)
6/30 (Wednesday)...."タ" and "ナ" columns
7/01 (Thursday)......."ハ" column
7/02 (Friday)..........."マ", "ヤ", "ラ", and "ワ" columns
7/03 (Saturday).......Break (no nominations)
7/04 (Sunday).........Additional nominations (cleanup nominations)
7/05 (Monday).........Additional nominations
7/06 (Tuesday)........Entry validity check (any ineligible characters are weeded out and disqualified here)
7/07 (Wednesday)....Preparations for primary preliminaries
7/09~7/24..............Primary preliminaries (best 12 girls of 16 voting arenas)
7/25~7/26..............Preparations for secondary preliminaries
7/27~7/30..............Secondary preliminaries (best 24 girls of 4 voting arenas)
7/30......................Preparations for main tournament
8/03~8/11.............First round (Blocks A-B) (each match has 4 girls, 2 matches a day. winner of each match moves on to round 2)
8/16~9/11.............First round (Blocks C-H) (each match has 4 girls, 2 matches a day. winner of each match moves on to round 2)
9/13~9/18.............Second round (Blocks A-D) (each match has 3 girls, 2 matches a day. winner of each moves on to block finals)
9/20~9/26.............Second round (Block E-H) (each match has 3 girls, 2 matches a day. winner of each moves on to block finals)
9/28~10/05............Block finals (each match has 3 girls, 1 match a day. winner of each moves on to quarterfinals)
10/08~10/11...........Quarterfinals (each match has 2 girls, 1 match a day. winner of each moves on to semifinals)
10/13~10/14...........Semifinals (each match has 2 girls, 1 match a day. winner of each moves on to finals)
10/16.....................Final round (1 match, 2 girls. winner becomes Saimoe 2010 Champion)
After nominations is preliminaries, where the voting begins!
In the first preliminaries: girls placing 1st~12th advance to the main tournament directly(12*16=192), girls placing 13th~40th go to the second preliminaries(27*16=432)
In the second preliminaries, only the girls placing 1st~24th get to advance to the main tournament(24*4=96). At least 288 girls will advance to the main tournament. There could possibly be more in case of preliminary ties.
You can vote for only 10 girls in the 1st preliminary and only 12 girls in the 2nd preliminaries at a time. If you vote for more than the allotted amount, the vote will be disqualified.
A schedule for preliminaries is above.
The ones running Saimoe are pretty strict about voting, presumably to eliminate dud votes and multiples, etc. To avoid confusion:
1) A guide on how to post, from Saimoe Japan 2009:http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...4&postcount=89
2) The correct way to format a nomination/vote:
-We need to use ASCII brackets, not J-shift ones.
-The character's name must be in Japanese, unless it's one of the final rounds and Roman letter nicknames are allowed.
-The code can be above or below the character's name.
-You can only use a single code once in a given voting thread, but can use it as many times as needed in all collective voting threads. You must get a new code each day, old codes are null and void.
-With Japanese names, the family name must come first for the vote to be counted. With foreign names, the given name will usually come first.
-Refer to anime by their Japanese name. e.g. けいおん！(Keion!), not K-ON!.
-You can write little proclamations of love, called "moe-bun", in your vote, like "My waifu!" in the example. Anything not within brackets will not be counted towards voting for a character. Moe-bun is required this year. A vote without moe-bun will not be counted.
-If the name or anime title has shapes or non-letters in it (like the star in Lucky Star), they can be omitted. The vote will still be counted.
-You can deck your vote out with ASCII art of your waifu(s). We at Animesuki have rushes just about every voting day, in which you can copy/paste an Animesuki template and add ASCII art; if you'd like to participate in those, read this.
-Any ASCII art should be done in Japanese letters; in other words, it shouldn't be ASCII per se, it should be Shift_JIS art. Otherwise, chances are the picture won't show up correctly and will end up a warbled mess of letters.
-The MS UI Gothic font is recommended for reposting your votes and rush results to AnimeSuki, since that way any art will show up correctly.
-No, that code does not work. :D
Go here to get a code. You have to wait for ~an hour, then refresh after the hour's up to get a code. If you can access the code page with a mobile phone, you will be issued a code immediately and won't have to wait (the site has to support your phone model). You may navigate away from the page and come back later, but if you shut down your computer or your IP changes (like, if you're on WiFi and your connection breaks, then reconnects to a different wave), then you have to start over. If the page says anything about a proxy, then your IP has been pre-banned in the name of "foreigners are always doing those damn cheat votes" and tough luck for you, sorry. :sad:
thanks for creating this thread. i guess we all can't wait until what looks to be the most competitive saimoe ever comes around. in any case, it's only a matter of time until the rules and schedule are released.
it does qualify, if the qualification rules remain the same as last year (01 July 2009 ~ 30 Jun 2010 if applied for this year), since the Nanoha Movie aired Jan 2010.
moving on i'm seeing K-On!!, Railgun, Bakemonogatari, BakaTest, Angel Beats! and Working!! as this year's major players.
And yes to all of your anime choices, but I'm a bit iffy about Railgun. I'm a bit tired of it, but that may be just me.
Kara no Kyoukai characters qualified last year and the movies did not exactly appear in the small screen. i don't think the rules (last year) distinguished whether it aired in the TV or not. I think even net OVAs counted if i remember correctly.
as to my choices those series don't exactly have my support, but those are the ones i'm expecting to do well come the main brackets :)
Oh my. Already this time of year? How time flies.
Yes, they are.
[QUOTE=Komari;3074215]Any female characters (including female characters without names, gyroids, and guys who become girls at least once in a series)/QUOTE]
So.... will Hideyoshi be included??? :heh:
EDIT: I know its old, but I just love the gag about Hideyoshi getting in a Moe tourney
No trap makes it to Saimoe, or else you'll see me rooting for 2007's Jun (Happiness), 2008's Hamaji (H2O) and 2009's Maria (Maria Holic). The rule is simple - no males, even if its transvestites or crossdresser. Exemption to this is if the male character switched his gender to female or has a materialized female side of him being shown in any part of the anime, like Kasimasi's Hazumu or Soraoto's Tomoki aka Tomoko.
Anyway likely i won't participate in this year's saimoe, since my IP won't make it to the tournament anyway. Just gonna sit back and rooting my girls in the tournament, like Nymph (Soraoto), Inami (Working), Yamada (Working and BH), Kurimu (Seitokai), Nadeko and Hitagi (Bakemonogatari), Togame (Katanagatari), Aki (Akisora) and Tenshi (Angel Beats).
Hmmm this thread beep back me to AS...
Anyway because too much my fav in this year saimoe... i just go with flow...
Oh, what excellent timing, I just had the thought "hmm, Saimoe should be starting again" and the thread was made yesterday. I've become too busy to participate or even keep up with the thread anymore, but I can create a Wiki page for this year's Saimoe too. Tell me if you want it and I'll set it up.
Eh issit? Lol i couldn't remember him (her) entering the tournament on 2007..most probably becoz i was busy rooting for other girls at that time lol.
Oh lol i can see what you mean by super powerhouse there, but at least he (she) made it to the main tournament. Thanks for the graph.
lol it was against Hina!
Anyway, I really would like to participate if I could, but what prevented me from participating on the previous years was because I don't know how to vote. I tried out once, but in the end, I did not know if my vote qualified or not.
how to check if your vote was valid c/o Agent86 (old but still useful)
pretty nice saimoe video on all the past winners.
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