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Old 2010-06-01, 21:04   Link #1
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Anime Saimoe Tournament 2010 (Japan)

Reppin' Xelly!

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!)


2010

http://animesaimoe2010w.web.fc2.com/

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:

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Animesuki Saimoe 2010 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).
Please use Spoiler tags if you wish to post a non-thumbnailed image
--PM the mods if you need help with posting thumbnail images or using any of the tags.
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


2009

http://saimoe2009.tonkotsu.jp/

Winner: Aisaka Taiga@Toradora!


To vote for characters, they must first be elected to participate in the tournament.

Character nomination

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!

Preliminary

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:

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[[AT919-hAWR.ukR-ZY]]-12345
<<能美クドリャフカ@リトルバスターズ!>> My waifu!
<<神北小毬@リトルバスターズ!>> My second waifu!
<<柊つかさ@らきすた>> balsamic sauce plz
-Those five digits after the bracketed code must be included in the code that you use to vote. Otherwise your code will be void and useless.
-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.

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.

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Old 2010-06-01, 22:26   Link #2
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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.
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Old 2010-06-01, 22:34   Link #3
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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.
If the Nanoha movie qualifies (I doubt it), this will be some of the most srsfkgbsns ever. Nahona vs. K-ON! vs. Hayate vs. Haruhi !
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Old 2010-06-01, 22:39   Link #4
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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.
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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.
But I'm thinking that in order to qualify, the anime has to have aired on actual television, the small screen. Unless Nano gets a small screen movie debut (do they do those in Japan for old movies?), I'm not sure about her eligibility.

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.
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Old 2010-06-01, 23:00   Link #6
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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
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Oh my. Already this time of year? How time flies.

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moving on i'm seeing K-On!!, Railgun, Bakemonogatari, BakaTest, Angel Beats! and Working!! as this year's major players.
If I'm not mistaken, Saki characters are still eligible.

*checks*

Yes, they are.
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Old 2010-06-02, 00:16   Link #8
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[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???

EDIT: I know its old, but I just love the gag about Hideyoshi getting in a Moe tourney
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Old 2010-06-02, 00:21   Link #9
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So.... will Hideyoshi be included???

EDIT: I know its old, but I just love the gag about Hideyoshi getting in a Moe tourney
I believe the guy has to acquire girly parts to get into Saimoe. If not, I will nominate him.
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Old 2010-06-02, 02:39   Link #10
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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).
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Hmmm this thread beep back me to AS...

Anyway because too much my fav in this year saimoe... i just go with flow...
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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.

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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.
Jun did qualify, thanks to the OVA where he became a genuine girl for 2/3 of an ep. Sadly, he got paired up with a super powerhouse in his year in round 1.
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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.
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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.
Here's the graph, found through the Wiki archives.
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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.
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lol it was against Hina!

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But Hideyoshi is it's own gender.... LOL. (Just being silly on this one)

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.
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lol it was against Hina!


But Hideyoshi is it's own gender.... LOL. (Just being silly on this one)

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.
animesaimoe.org has you covered on how to vote.

how to check if your vote was valid c/o Agent86 (old but still useful)
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animesaimoe.org has you covered on how to vote.

how to check if your vote was valid c/o Agent86 (old but still useful)
Ah thanks. Those links would really come in handy when the voting period or what ever it's called comes.
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pretty nice saimoe video on all the past winners.
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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.
Hence the reason why Jun was allowed one year (as there's actually an episode where he becomes a girl).
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