The two have fought well, but in the end only one can claim true victory…


「待たせちゃってゴメンね。今日までずっと頑張ってきたんだよね」
「さあ、行こう。これからはずっと一緒だよ」

Championship Match – Results:

  • 1位 277票 Madoka Kaname @ Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica
  • 2位 191票 Sayaka Miki @ Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica

Congratulations Madoka! Winner of Anime Saimoe Tournament 2013!

In 2011, it was Mami Tomoe who was crowned Saimoe champion. This year we have another contestant from the same series winning the big prize once again. This is the first time in the tournament’s history this has ever happened. Personally I find myself satisfied with the results today. To see someone like Madoka who came all the way from Loser’s bracket if you recall, and winning the Grand Finals in the end, you realize just how bumpy her road was to get here. Surely her victory will be one to remember for years to come, considering all the major controversy that surrounded this year’s contest — votes being disregarded by admins for being “questionable;” the fact that we had a repechage round in the first place; etc.

Well that concludes our annual coverage of the Saimoe tournament. I’d like to thank everyone who visited the site — especially those who left a comment or two. Its always a pleasure to read your thoughts and quite honestly, you’ve kept this contest genuinely entertaining for the rest of us. Will we do this again next year? Hopefully so. But there needs to be some serious changes made at how the tourney is handled. Maybe adopt a more modern system of how votes are processed or something of that magnitude. Until then, please continue to enjoy the rest of the current Fall anime season.

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Saimoe 2013 MAD Promo:


Tomoko Kuroki for Saimoe 2014!

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Saimoe ’13 Bracket:


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