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Tournament of Moe

+ posted by c_k in Anime News on Aug 26, 2008 10:15
Hi there. This is c_k and this will be my first news post of hopefully many (or maybe not so many) to inform you about information that I find online about anime and manga. What better topic to start talking about than the topic of 'moe.' Those of you who are familiar with anime and manga may recognize the term 'moe.' From wikipedia:

"Moe is a Japanese slang word originally referring to fetish for or love for characters in video games or anime and manga."

Even though I've been watching anime for a long while, way back when fansub groups were fansubbing anime on VHS tapes, and even though I've taken a break or two from anime and manga, I wouldn't have thought that people would create a tournament to determine who was the most moe character, but I was wrong. The Anime Saimoe Tournament, or Saimoe for short, was created to do just that.

Apparently it was started in 2002 in 2channel, a Japanese BBS site, to determine the moe-ist character. Starting this past August 18 until November 2, characters featured from various animes released from July 2007 to June 2008 battle it out to become the number one moe character of 2008. See a nice visual schedule of who goes against who in the tournament over at Kurogane's Anime Blog, which was made by Anonymous Poster Guy over at Animesuki.

So how does this affect you? It doesn't, but if you are determined to show them who you believe is the most moe character you can help determine the winner! Although it's a bit late and you can't affect previous rounds, directions on how to vote can be found in the Animesuki forum.

Results for current winners in their respective blocks as of 8/28/08:
Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 1:
Group A01
1位 571 Minami Haruka - Minami-ke series
Group A05
1位 695 Ibuki Fuuko - CLANNAD
Group A09
1位 436 Kuhouin Murasaki - Kurenai

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 2
Group A02
1位 670 Komori Kiri - Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Group A06
1位 855 Fate T. Halloun - Nanoha StrikerS
Group A10
1位 815 C.C. - Code Geass R2

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 3
Group A03
1位 652 Rika Furude - Higurashi Kai
Group A07
1位 668 Golden Darkness - To-Love-Ru]
Group A11
1位 484 Rima Mashiro - Shugo Chara!

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 4
Group A4
1位 452 Nakajima Ginga - Nanoha StrikerS
Group A8
1位 550 Seto San - Seto no Hanayome
Group A12
1位 703 Hanyuu - Higurashi Kai

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 5
Group B1
1位 507 Potemayo - Potemayo
Group B5
1位 659 Chiba Kirino - Bamboo Blade
Group B9
1位 640 Yuuki Mikan - To-LOVE-Ru

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 6
Group B2
1位 456 Coopa - The Tower of Druaga
Group B6
1位 481 Koiwai Flora - Nanatsuiro Drops
Group B10
1位 605 Hiro - Hidamari Sketch

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 7
Group B3
1位 523 Edomae Luna - Seto no Hanayome
Group B7
1位 490 Fujibayashi Ryou - CLANNAD
Group B11
1位 418 Sannomiya Shiho - Zettai Karen Children

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 8
Group B4
1位 426 Hoshino Asami - Myself;Yourself
Group B8
1位 552 Aika S. Granzchesta - ARIA
Group B12
1位 500 Vivio - Nanoha StrikerS

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 9
Group C1
1位 651 Vita - Nanoha StrikerS
Group C5
1位 477 Shirayuki Mizore - Rosario+Vampire
Group C9
1位 672 Louise Franscoise de la Valliere - Zero no Tsukaima

Saimoe Tournament 2008 Group Stage Day 10
Group C2
1位 555 Hinamori Amu - Shugo Chara
Group C6
1位 822 Hiiragi Kagami - Lucky Star
Group C10
1位 468 Nijihara Ink - Moetan

Sources: Japanator | Kurogane's Anime Blog | Animesuki

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#1. by HikaruYami ()
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
>__> from just the two in the picture, I'd pick Rin-chan~ (though I'm not technically supposed to have anything to do with Sahadou-san, who, as far as I know, is the only one who scanlates Kodomo no Jikan)

But if I was going to bother showing up on 2ch just to vote, I would try my hardest to make Konata-sama the winner =^.^=
#2. by c_k (Global Moderator)
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Well, the day to vote for Konata is on September 9, just to let you know. :) Surprisingly enough, at least for me, Takara Miyuki from Lucky Star lost to Aika S. Granzchesta from ARIA.

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