So with the preliminaries now over and done with, it is time for me to step forward and begin Moetron’s coverage of 「Anime Saimoe Tournament 2012」.
Next week begins a 3-month event filled with passion and bitterness of every level. To claim Saimoe glory will truly be a long and exhausting road ahead.
Looking at the nominees who made it into this year’s main tournament, you’ll notice a lot of returning veterans, the usual powerhouses, and some newcomers who look rather promising in ’12.
As for who I’m supporting early on? I have 5 top picks who I personally favorite the most. Kobato (Haganai) – I gave my prediction last year of who will win in 2012 and I’m sticking to it. Iori (Idolmaster) – my top idol has a chance to win in an anime-related contest. Yayoi (Smile Precure) – who doesn’t love Cure Peace? Ika (Ika-Musume) – she lost to last year’s champion so I’m out for revenge. Yui (K-ON) – Been supporting her since Day 1.
Saimoe winner Mami (Madoka☆Magica) made for many an exciting conclusion in 2011. So I’m hoping this year’s tourney will be as thrilling if not more. I know I’ll definitely have to campaign even harder for my top choices this year — especially when seeing just how fierce the competition will be this time around.
Best of luck to each and every one of our 2012 nominees.
*Saimoe 2012 MAD Promo:
*Main Tournament Bracket:
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