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===Round 2===
 
===Round 2===

Revision as of 14:12, 13 October 2011

The Anime Saimoe Tournament is an annual contest held by 2ch to determine the most moe girl of the year. The tournament is not meant to directly measure popularity (despite common misconceptions) but rather focuses on each character's moe appeal, and is intended to be a festival in which fans can promote shows, characters, artwork, and other material they enjoyed. Saimoe is serious fucking business. Blood will be spilled. The cast of Puella Magi Madoka Magica is participating in the 2011 tournament.


Current Match

Group E (10/12 EST or 10/13 JST): Sayaka Miki vs. Charlotte Dunois (Infinite Stratos)


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How To Vote

The tournament placed tight restrictions on IP addresses for the preliminaries, so voters outside Japan had difficulty getting codes. These restrictions remain in place for the main tournament, so you may need a Japanese IP address to get a code. If you're able to get in, here are the steps:

  1. http://saimoe.jpn.org/2011/code.cgi to start code generation. After 1-2 hours, refresh to get the code, which looks like [[AST1025-6BN.I58Q-Rd]]-01195
  2. Copy your character's name from the generator or animesaimoe.org including brackets, like <<鹿目まどか@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>
  3. Go to the current voting thread to post your code, name, and an extra message about your character. Example:
[[AST1025-6BN.I58Q-Rd]]-01195
<<鹿目まどか@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>
I wish to vote for Madoka in every match, in every timeline, with my own hands.~っす

For a more complete explanation, see the Voting Details section. See animesaimoe.org for another guide and links to current voting threads.


Main Tournament

How The Hell is Charlotte MOE.jpg

The 288 characters that passed the preliminaries were divided into eight groups and brackets for the single elimination main tournament through a random draw, which took place shortly after the end of the last preliminary round. The winner of each group advances to the finals.

Round 3

Group C (10/10 EST or 10/11 JST):

421 votes - Madoka Kaname - Advances to Round 4
207 votes - Hercule Barton - Eliminated

Group E (10/12 EST or 10/13 JST):

519 votes - Sayaka Miki - Advances to Round 4
396 votes - Charlotte Dunois - Eliminated

Round 2

Group C (9/24 EST or 9/25 JST):

333 votes - Madoka Kaname - Advances to Round 3
119 votes - Mio Isurugi - Eliminated
56 votes - Ingrid Sorveig Sorgrims - Eliminated

Group E (9/29 EST or 9/30 JST):

519 votes - Sayaka Miki - Advances to Round 3
281 votes - Kazari Uiharu - Eliminated
155 votes - Ruiko Saten - Eliminated

Group F (9/29 EST or 9/30 JST):

571 votes - Mami Tomoe - Advances to Round 3
286 votes - Nymph - Eliminated
87 votes - Mikan Yuuki - Eliminated

Group G (10/06 EST or 10/07 JST):

481 votes - Kyoko Sakura - Advances to Round 3
169 votes - Charlotte E. Yeager - Eliminated
58 votes - Tsumugi Toudou - Eliminated

Four Madoka characters survived Round 2: Madoka Kaname, Sayaka Miki, Mami Tomoe, and Kyoko Sakura.

Round 1

Group A (8/15 EST or 8/16 JST):

585 votes - Homura Akemi - Eliminated
696 votes - Misaka Mikoto - Advances to Round 2
57 votes - Sara (Jewelpet) - Eliminated

Group A (8/17 EST or 8/18 JST):

109 votes - Ume-sensei - Eliminated

Group B (8/19 EST or 8/20 JST):

138 votes - Charlotte - Eliminated
265 votes - Hibiki Houjou (Suite Pretty Cure) - Eliminated
297 votes - Sui Shijima (Hanasaku Iroha) - Advances to Round 2

Group C (8/26 EST or 8/27 JST):

285 votes - Madoka Kaname - Advances to Round 2
67 votes - Chiriko Tsurumi (Ano Hana) - Eliminated
120 votes - Erika Sendou (Fortune Arterial) - Eliminated

Group E (9/04 EST or 9/05 JST):

445 votes - Sayaka Miki - Advances to Round 2
40 votes - Kusano (Sekirei) - Eliminated
291 votes - Yuina Wakura (Hanasaku Iroha) - Eliminated

Group F (9/08 EST or 9/09 JST):

447 votes - Mami Tomoe - Advances to Round 2
209 votes - Sanae Nagatsuki (Ika Musume) - Eliminated
64 votes - Noel Kannagi (Sora No Woto) - Eliminated

Group G (9/14 EST or 9/15 JST):

338 votes - Kyoko Sakura - Advances to Round 2
82 votes - Kanata Sorami (Sora No Woto) - Eliminated
180 votes - Ritsu Tainaka (K-ON) - Eliminated

Four Madoka characters survived Round 1: Madoka Kaname, Sayaka Miki, Mami Tomoe, and Kyoko Sakura.

Preliminaries

First Preliminary Rounds

The preliminaries consist of several rounds in which large groups of characters are voted on at once. Each voter can vote for up to 10 characters per round. The 12 highest scoring characters advance to the main tournament, and the remainder of the top 35 get another chance to qualify through the second set of preliminary rounds.


ROUND 1

65th - 10 votes - Gin no Majo <<銀の魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Gisela)

ROUND 2

44th - 18 votes - Geijutsuka no Majo <<芸術家の魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Izabel)

57th - 12 votes - Viking-style Puella Magi <<ヴァイキング風の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

60th - 11 votes - Torikago no Majo <<鳥かごの魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Roberta)

ROUND 3

1st - 433 votes - Akemi Homura <<暁美ほむら@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

41st - 28 votes - Class representative Witch <<委員長の魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Patricia)

42nd - 27 votes - Kage no Majo <<影の魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Elsa Maria)

ROUND 4

17th - 91 votes - Walpurgis Night (Butai Souchi no Majo) <<ワルプルギスの夜(舞台装置の魔女)@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 5

1st - 372 votes - Sakura Kyouko <<佐倉杏子@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

65th - 8 votes - Puella Magi in a war <<戦火の中の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 6

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ROUND 7

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ROUND 8

1st - 410 votes - Tomoe Mami <<巴マミ@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 9

5th - 202 votes - Charlotte Okashi no Majo <<シャルロッテ(お菓子の魔@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

44th - 32 votes - Hako no Majo <<ハコの魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Elly)

ROUND 10

1st - 392 votes - Miki Sayaka <<美樹さやか@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

14th - 90 votes - Kaname Junko <<鹿目詢子(まどかの母)@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 11

62nd - 14 votes - Puella Magi in a volcanic island <<火山島の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 12

51st - 19 votes - Puella Magi in the grasslands <<草原の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

62nd - 13 votes - Cleopatra look-alike Puella Magi <<クレオパトラ似の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

Patricia Iinchou no Majo <<パトリシア(委員長の魔女)@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> Duplicate eliminated

ROUND 13

56th - 15 votes - Himeko look-alike Puella Magi <<卑弥呼似の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

55th - 19 votes - Jeanne d'Arc look-alike Puella Magi <<ジャンヌ・ダルク似の魔法少@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

71st - 10 votes - Puella Magi in a savanna <<サバンナの魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

76th - 9 votes - Puella Magi in the train <<列車中の魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 14

25th - 51 votes - Saotome Kazuko <<早乙女和子@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

33rd - 30 votes - The Puella Magi carrying a teddy bear <<クマのぬいぐるみを持った魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 15

57th - 15 votes - Gertrud Baeren no Majo <<薔薇園の魔女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

15th - 133 votes - Shizuki Hitomi <<志筑仁美@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 16

1st - 459 votes - Kaname Madoka <<鹿目まどか@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>> (Naturally, she doesn't go into action until the very last round) (Also naturally, she turned out to be the most powerful magical girl!)


Second Preliminary Rounds

ROUND 1

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ROUND 2

29th - 70 votes - Walpurgis Night (Butai Souchi no Majo) <<ワルプルギスの夜(舞台装置の魔女)@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 3

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ROUND 4

56th - 32 votes - Puella Magi carrying a teddy bear <<クマのぬいぐるみを持った魔法少女@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 5

17th - 107 votes - Shizuki Hitomi <<志筑仁美@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

29th - 71 votes - Kaname Junko <<鹿目詢子(まどかの母)@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>

ROUND 6

48th - 43 votes - Saotome Kazuko <<早乙女和子@魔法少女まどか☆マギカ>>


Preliminary Tournament Results

  • Madoka-loveletter.PNG Madoka Kaname scored the highest total of the first preliminaries with 459 votes, completing a 5/5 first place sweep for the main cast.

Madoka characters that have qualified for the main tournament:


Madoka characters that have been eliminated from the tournament:

  • Walpurgis-e11.jpgWalpurgis Night (Group 4: 17th Place) (Second Preliminary Group 2: 29th Place)
  • Hitomi Embarassed.gifHitomi Shizuki (Group 15: 15th Place) (Second Preliminary Group 5: 17th Place)
  • Junko smile.gifJunko Kaname (Group 10: 14th Place) (Second Preliminary Group 5: 29th Place)
  • Saotome the egg question.pngSaotome Kazuko (Group 14: 25th place) (Second Preliminary Group 6: 48th place)
  • Elly (Group 9: 44th Place)


  • Ume.jpgA special mention to Ume-sensei, Ume Aoki's personification and a character in Hidamari Sketch voiced by her, who qualified for the main tournament.
    (2nd preliminaries, Group 5: 11th place)


Finals

The finals will be a playoff between the winners of the eight main tournament groups.


Voting Details


The extra message (called a moebun) is required. It doesn't have to be fancy, but good campaign messages might help your character and interesting content, ascii art, and image links are encouraged. Do not post trash talk, trolls, or flames.


  • If the last line in the generator page includes times, you just have to refresh the page (once at a time, don't spam, since it will only send the code one time) after the specified time. The generator updates at every 55th minute, so if you start at 1:45, the process starts at 1:55 and finishes at 2:55. At 2:56, you can get your code.
  • If the last line on the code generator is コード発行制限中。。。しばらく待って。 then it's saying "please wait." A code might become available later, or you might stay blocked. If this message persists, try a different IP. Using one from a different ISP or country is more likely to work than using another IP within the same subnet. As of the preliminaries, only Japanese IPs are working reliably.


2ch ID numbers: Votes only count if they have unique 2ch ID's. These are based on your IP address, so if you share your internet connection, there may be other people voting with the same ID. Make sure to use a separate IP to post your vote, and if you're not sure whether it's safe, make a non-vote post (with actual campaign content supporting your character, not just a lame "test"), and search all of that match's voting threads for its ID to see if there's any other posts with it.


Other errors:

  • If the code generator page says "ERROR:PROXY" in red, you'll need a different IP address, since the one you're using has been banned for being a proxy.
  • エラー。。。つなぎかえ多重は止めましょう。。。 also known as the "bridging multiple Kaedes" error. It means that the generator thinks you're trying to vote multiple times by changing your IP. You might have cookies left over from a previous attempt at voting in this match.
  • あなたには本日既にコードを発行しています! means a code has already been issued to your IP for this match.
  • 2ch threads are capped at 1000 posts, and there's limits on how many characters and lines your post can contain.


Voting tips:

  • Sniping: Assassinations run rampant in Saimoe. Homura has already fallen victim to this in round one and Madoka will be a top priority target for every voter who sees her as a threat to their candidate of choice, so remain vigilant and make sure to vote for her and the other Madoka Magica characters in every round. Don't be like Mami and relax too soon when you're headed into battle.
  • Sniping the enemy: Turnabout is fair play, and being a fan will be less suffering if certain opponents are taken out. When the tournament brackets are released, look through your favorite characters' groups and identify threatening girls. If two groups of fans from other factions are at war, join the fray.
  • Split votes: The first round includes three-way matches where it's possible to have two girls from the same show divided against an enemy, which can make both of them lose. Handle this by following Japan's lead and focusing on the stronger character. Wait until it becomes clear which one of your faction's characters has the most support, and then add to that lead. Wait at least 4 or 5 hours instead of deciding early in the match, since it's common for enormous amounts of fake votes to be used in the first hour or two to trick people into voting for the weaker character.
  • Fake votes: The trackers that count vote totals for in-progress matches can be fooled by fake votes that are made using invalid codes. Fake votes are used to mislead voters into becoming complacent or giving up. Don't let your guard down.

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