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Old 2009-06-10, 01:14   Link #1
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Anime Saimoe Tournament 2009 (Japan)

This thread has been opened specifically for the coverage of the Anime Saimoe Tournament 2009 organized by 2ch in Japan.

The Anime Saimoe Tournament is an annual festival of anime characters competing to be the most MOE.

The official Saimoe 2009 page is: http://saimoe2009.tonkotsu.jp/
At this time there is no English translation for this page, but if you want you can use google's translation (formatted for firefox): saimoe2009.tonkotsu.jp - English/

Once again, there is a Saimoe 2009 Wikispaces page. It should contain information that will be a valuable resource for voting in Saimoe.

The rules and principles of Saimoe are explained on the Wiki page.

The following are the rules for this particular thread. These have been in effect for the past 2 or 3 Saimoe Tournaments and are generally well known amongst the veterans.

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Animesuki Saimoe 2009 Thread Rules:

Absolutely no campaign posts allowed.

This includes posts containing ANY campaign verbiage whether in whole or in part. Contributing to the debate is encouraged, provided you do NOT add "VOTE ABCD!!!" (or similar to the post itself). Simply rebutting another's post or opinion with "XYZ sucks" is totally unacceptable.

To be clear:

* Please do not create a post with the sole purpose to campaign for a character!
* Do not add “VOTE FOR XYZ CHARACTER!!” anywhere in your post even if the intent isn't to purely campaign.

We want intelligent, decent and fun discussions about the weekly Rounds and the subsequent winners & losers.

* No Image campaigning.
Do not create a post with an image or collage representation of a campaign poster. In other words: a PhotoShopped image of the character you want people to vote for with “vote for” text added to it.



Posting Etiquette:

* Please do not cross post information about this tournament in other AnimeSuki threads except those which are related to moe tournaments.
Keep all Anime Saimoe Tournament posts, campaigns, character information, voting links, etc., within this thread only or in your signature (signature size limits still apply).

* No "meta-posting".
Meaning: posting about another poster, the thread or about another post itself, is forbidden and will be deleted on-the-spot, regardless of intention. If you want to comment about another poster that’s off-topic and/or personal, send them a PM.

* Any flame-baiting will be deleted and those people banned.
Please keep the thread positive, fun and clean. If your choice doesn’t win the Round and you can’t discuss the fact without complaining, swearing and baiting people into arguments, then don’t post.

* Do not create image only posts.
You can, however, include an image with your discussion. If you want to visually support the character you’re voting for then please do so in the context of your original discussion and use only one or two images. We would encourage the use of “thumbnails” if possible (and please, no large images).
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Past tournaments

2002
http://animesaimoe.at.infoseek.co.jp/
Winner: Kinomoto Sakura@Card Captor Sakura

2003
http://newanime.at.infoseek.co.jp/
Winner: Harada Riku@D. N. ANGEL

2004
http://star.kakiko.com/saimoe/
Winner: Rosemary Applefield@Ashita no Nadja

2005

http://lovely.kakiko.com/animemoe2005/

Winner: Takamachi Nanoha@Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

2006

http://saimoe2006.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

Winner: Suiseiseki@Rozen Maiden ~Traumend~

2007

http://animemoe2007.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

Winner: Furude Rika@Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

2008

http://saimoe2008.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

Winner: Hiiragi Kagami@Lucky★Star

Character nomination

Which characters are eligible?
Female characters (including androids, etc.) appeared in the anime which is aired in Japan during the time period of: 01 July 2008 ~ 30 Jun 2009.

Nomination Schedule:
6/20"ア" column
6/21"カ" column
6/22"サ" column
6/23Break(1 day)
6/24"タ" and "ナ" column
6/25"ハ" column
6/26"マ", "ヤ", "ラ" and "ワ" column
6/27~6/28Break(2 days)
6/29~7/01Additional Nomination Period(2 days)
7/02~7/04Break(3 days)


Preliminary

In the first preliminaries: girls placing 1st~12th advance to the main tournament directly(12*18=216), girls placing 13th~40th go to the second preliminaries(27*18=486)
In the second preliminaries, only the girls placing 1st~9th get to advance to the main tournament(7*24=168). At least 384 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.

1st and 2nd Preliminary Schedule:
7/05~7/131st Preliminary Round
7/14Break(1 day)
7/15~7/231st Preliminary Round con't
7/24~7/25Break(2 days)
7/26~8/012nd Preliminary Round con't
8/02~8/03Break(2 days)

Main Tournament

Code generator: http://www.as2009.eek.jp/code.cgi

Current voting thread:
アニメ最萌トーナメント2009 投票スレRoundXX
URL to be determined

Main Tournament Schedule
08/04~08/121st Round, Part 1(12 days)
08/13~08/16Break(4 days)
08/17-08/251st Round, Part 2(9 days)
08/26Break(1 day)
08/27~09/011st Round, Part 3(6 days)
09/02Break(1 day)
09/03-09/102nd Round, Part 1(8 days)
09/11Break(1 day)
09/12~09/192nd Round, Part 2(8 days)
09/20Break(1 day)
09/21~09/283rd Round, (8 days)
09/29Break(1 day)
09/30~10/07Block Finals(8 days)
10/08Break(1 day)
10/09~10/12Quarter Final Round(4 days)
10/13Break(1 day)
10/14~10/15Semi-Final Round(2 days)
10/16Break(1 day)
10/17Final Round(1 day)
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Please send me a PM or post on this thread if you know of any information that should be added to this First Post or to the Wikispaces page.

Remember guys, although Saimoe is Srsfkgbsns, let's all have fun with this, too!
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Old 2009-06-10, 09:51   Link #2
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Thank you for creating this year's Anime Saimoe thread. Now I'm so busy that I still can't fully :read Anime Saimoe management threads in 2ch and may not be able to translate all the character's name. I will let you know something when I catch up on Anime Saimoe threads in 2ch.
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Old 2009-06-10, 12:24   Link #3
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good to see you guys back on the job.

btw Ando is 2ch still banning foreigner or are letting up a little bit this yr?
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Old 2009-06-10, 13:05   Link #4
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ALL HAIL THE GOD-EMPRESSS




MAY HER REIN BE FOREVER


good to see you guys back on the job.

btw Ando is 2ch still banning foreigner or are letting up a little bit this yr?
Probably the only way we'll know for sure is when it starts and we see who can and who can't post, etc.

Hopefully they'll let up just a bit, but who knows.......
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Old 2009-06-10, 20:19   Link #5
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Because of the time difference, we have to start voting a half day ahead of the Japanese, right?
And sorry if I sound noobish, but what's Srsfkgbsns?
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ALL HAIL THE GOD-EMPRESSS




MAY HER REIN BE FOREVER


good to see you guys back on the job.

btw Ando is 2ch still banning foreigner or are letting up a little bit this yr?
I just noticed that despite their popularity, none of Haruhi and the gang have ever hit even finals in Saimoe. Ironic.
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Old 2009-06-10, 20:30   Link #6
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Nice, and it starts again. I probably won't follow it as closely this year and only do recaps for each round since I'm busy with other stuff. However, this is going to be fun to see and try to guess results.

The thing about any moe tournament is it's not always about who is most popular, but a balance of popularity and not attracting hate/revenge votes, as much as I would like it not to be. I guess that's what makes it interesting (and results in winners like Rika).

Good times. Here's to another fun year.
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Old 2009-06-10, 21:00   Link #7
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Because of the time difference, we have to start voting a half day ahead of the Japanese, right?
And sorry if I sound noobish, but what's Srsfkgbsns?

I just noticed that despite their popularity, none of Haruhi and the gang have ever hit even finals in Saimoe. Ironic.
that is because the only time they were in Saimoe, haurhi, Yuki and Mikuru were all in the same bracket.

Yuki was in the semi-final when she lost to desu. death to desu!!!!!!!
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Old 2009-06-10, 21:07   Link #8
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Because of the time difference, we have to start voting a half day ahead of the Japanese, right?
And sorry if I sound noobish, but what's Srsfkgbsns?
The Synchroom Has a clock with the current time in Area 11. The official time is GMT + 9

I'll answer the second part with a picture. Refer to the bottom line in said picture:
Spoiler for Srsfkgbsns:

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Old 2009-06-10, 21:34   Link #9
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The Synchroom Has a clock with the current time in Area 11. The official time is GMT + 9

I'll answer the second part with a picture. Refer to the bottom line in said picture:
Spoiler for Srsfkgbsns:

^_^
Lol, thanks.
Definitely nominating Yuki, Yui and Sawako. Three girls and their guitars~
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Old 2009-06-11, 00:35   Link #10
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Oh my goodness, another summer of fun is upon us. I'm looking forward to see what kind of new scenarios play out this time.
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that is because the only time they were in Saimoe, haurhi, Yuki and Mikuru were all in the same bracket.
I was also gonna mention this in reply to Komari's comment, but memory failed me.
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I wonder if this is the entry list thread for Saimoe 2009 - http://changi.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/vote/1244553981/

Saimoe 2009 Chinese wiki site - http://www32.atwiki.jp/saimoe/

Saimoe 2009 @wiki - http://www7.atwiki.jp/saimoe09/


Since the main site haven't fully up yet,so i guess they still haven't conduct the character nomination part yet..
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Old 2009-06-11, 09:36   Link #13
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Did you guys see Newtype's poll for fav Female character for the spring 09 season? It reveals:

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...4640210467.jpg

#1 Nagato Yuki - 294
#2 Ayikama Mio - 291
#3 Suzumiya Haruhi - 212
#3 Hirasawa Yui - 212
#5 Katsura Hinagiku - 188
#6 Lisa Hawkeye - 129
#7 Alice (Pandora) - 98
#8 Alicia (valkrya) - 81
#9 Kuniko (Shangri la) - 63
#10 Nagi (HnG) - 54

This should give a small foreshadowing at whos hot in japan right now. This year will be a fierce battle of K-ON vs Haruhi IMO
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Wow, the 2009 thread is open already.

I just hope people like me who were banned in the middle of the tournament last year are unbanned now...
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Old 2009-06-11, 12:43   Link #15
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oh it's that time of the year...
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Old 2009-06-11, 13:10   Link #16
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This year's SaiMoe would be one of the best SaiMoe ever since most of the powerhouse MOE from the past SaiMoe (2006 "Goddess",2007 "Pink Knight", and 2008 "Thigh Queen") are back with new contenders.

I hope all powerhouse are in separate brackets.
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Old 2009-06-11, 13:18   Link #17
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Old 2009-06-11, 14:24   Link #18
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Nanoha will be back next yr when the movie is release and maybe a new series for both Nanoha and the Dolls. they still owe us a season 3 for the dolls. otoh the giood news the God-Empress, Moerine and the Adaptar Yuki is back.
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So the thing's back and 1. there's no Rozen or Nanoha, 2. there are already 2 overhyped series on...

>_> My feelings aren't even mixed on this one...
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Did you guys see Newtype's poll for fav Female character for the spring 09 season? It reveals:

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/q...4640210467.jpg

#1 Nagato Yuki - 294
#2 Ayikama Mio - 291
#3 Suzumiya Haruhi - 212
#3 Hirasawa Yui - 212
#5 Katsura Hinagiku - 188
#6 Lisa Hawkeye - 129
#7 Alice (Pandora) - 98
#8 Alicia (valkrya) - 81
#9 Kuniko (Shangri la) - 63
#10 Nagi (HnG) - 54

This should give a small foreshadowing at whos hot in japan right now. This year will be a fierce battle of K-ON vs Haruhi IMO
Unnn it would be nice if the chars on this pool does well in Saimoe, like a lot Alicia, Kuniko, Nagi, Yuki and Yui.

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This year's SaiMoe would be one of the best SaiMoe ever since most of the powerhouse MOE from the past SaiMoe (2006 "Goddess",2007 "Pink Knight", and 2008 "Thigh Queen") are back with new contenders.

I hope all powerhouse are in separate brackets.
I would prefer if it has less powerhouses from the past... wanna give the newbies a better chance. XD
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