Ξ May 6th, 2012 | → 0 Comments | ∇ The Anime Annals |
The 2012 International Saimoe League has just shifted into Serious Business Mode with the first regular-season match starting up today. There’s still some time to vote in the 24-hour voting period, so get thee hence!
This year features separate divisions of newer and older shows, and some interesting exhibitions. Now that all the months of Preliminaries are done with, it’s the start of the grueling Regular Season and its endurance run to the end, months down the line. Do you believe it?
Girls I’m planning on supporting this year include (from the list below): Kyoko and Homura (from Madoka), Kurisu (Steins;Gate), Victorique (Gosick), Menma (AnoHana), Tenshi (Angel Beats!), anyRozen Maidens, Kotomi and Nagisa (Clannad), Holo (Spice and Wolf), Taiga (Toradora), Saber (Fate Stay/Night), Shinobu (-****monogatari), and Shana (SnS). I supported the couple from Another in today’s last exhibition matchup as well.
Here are my votes for this first-of-many matches; some very tough choices to make! But… ya do what ya gotta do xD (The chosen ones are in the dark text)
ARENA 01: Iwasawa Masami [Hasegawa Kobato]
ARENA 02: Tōwa Erio [Sakura Kyōko]
ARENA 03: [Makise Kurisu] Nakagawa Kanon
ARENA 04: Suzutsuki Kanade [Charlotte Dunois]
ARENA 05: [Eucliwood Hellscythe] Gasai Yuno
ARENA 06: [Elucia de Lute Ima] Konoe Subaru
ARENA 07: [Himeji Mizuki] Kōsaka Kirino
ARENA 08: [Yui] Mikazuki Yozora
ARENA 09: [Kirishima Shōko] Kuroi Mato
ARENA 10: Haqua du Lot Herminium [Aragaki Ayase]
ARENA 11: Shimada Minami [Akemi Homura]
ARENA 12: [Irisviel von Einzbern] Kashiwazaki Sena
ARENA 13: Shiomiya Shiori [Victorique de Blois]
ARENA 14: Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) [Honma Meiko]
ARENA 15: Nakamura Yuri [Fear Kubrick]
ARENA 16: [Kanzaki H. Aria] Mine Riko
ARENA 17: Haruna [Yuzuriha Inori]
ARENA 18: [Tachibana Kanade] Kasugano Sora
ARENA 19: [Suiseiseki, Sōseiseki] Fate Testarossa, Takamachi Nanoha
ARENA 20: Izumi Konata [Nagato Yuki]
ARENA 21: Louise Vallière [Nymph]
ARENA 22: [Illyasviel von Einzbern] Asahina Mikuru
ARENA 23: [Ichinose Kotomi] Akiyama Mio
ARENA 24: [Nakano Azusa] Kotobuki Tsumugi
ARENA 25: [Hiiragi Kagami] Sanzen’in Nagi
ARENA 26: [Sakagami Tomoyo] Sengoku Nadeko
ARENA 27: Suzumiya Haruhi [Holo]
ARENA 28: C.C. [Katsura Hinagiku]
ARENA 29: Fujibayashi Kyō [Furukawa Nagisa]
ARENA 30: Shiina Mafuyu [Aisaka Taiga]
ARENA 31: [Last Order] Senjōgahara Hitagi
ARENA 32: Ikaros [Saber]
ARENA 33: [Misaka Mikoto] Shirai Kuroko
ARENA 34: Tōsaka Rin [Index L. Prohibitorum]
ARENA 35: [Hirasawa Yui] Hirasawa Ui
ARENA 36: Konjiki no Yami [Oshino Shinobu]
ARENA 37: [Shana] Hecate
ARENA 38: [Sakakibara Kōichi, Misaki Mei] Miketsukami Sōshi, Shirakiin Ririchiyo
So go vote if so inclined… and may the best girl win
PS: In lieu of Mirai Nikki‘s separate review post I’ll just say that no, not a masterpiece but a definite 9; enjoyed it but for a few parts which prevented it from being perfect. Still, it was a great ride though!
PS2: Currently sorting through around a dozen Spring shows to review for the belated Spring 2012 Anime Season report. Quite a few good ones, as it turns out, among them Fate/Zero, Kids on the Slope, Sankarea, Eureka Seven Ao, Hyouka and many others! Kids on the Slope is going to be an excellent show, I can just tell. Any series dedicated to musicians with the mention of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the first ep signifies a show with real intelligence and heart, and the animation of the players is beautiful at times. Highly recommended to musicians out there. It’s also called Sakamichi no Apollon; seek it out!
Until next time, get out the vote!