There’s no more need to see one turn ahead because . . .TOKI WO TOMARE!
11/03: Grand Final
1st 311 Toki Onjouji @ Saki
2nd 291 Kuro Matsumi @ Saki
3 THINGS SAIMOE NEEDS TO DO SO NEXT YEAR WOULDN’T BE AS TERRIBLE AS THIS ONE:
1) LET US GAIJIN VOTE.
2) LET US GAIJIN VOTE.
3) LET US GAIJIN VOTE
DDK’s Final Saimoe Wrap Up
Overall Prediction Record: (120-39) – 75.5% Not bad for a first go
Personally, I don’t agree with ahelo on 1) and 2), but 3) would be nice. Damn Xenophobes and their voting restrictions.
Well, and there you have it folks, Saimoe 2012 has finally come to a close. And my goodness, what an amazing final match! I thought for a moment there we would have our first ever championship match where both characters failed to break 100 votes. But alas, the characteristic final rush of the Sakis appeared the save the day so one Saki could reign supreme over the other. Though the Kana Hana-powered Saki tried her best, she was no match for the fearsome strength of time herself.
Yes, Congratulation Toki Onjouji for winning Saimoe 2012!
To be perfectly fair, Toki probably deserved this win more than anybody else. She was clearly on top of her game the whole way through, putting forth huge vote totals and never breaking a sweat either. So for all the Toki fans out there, you should be proud and do some celebrating with that pillow of your’s.
Of course, Toki’s victory still doesn’t excuse the fact that the tail end of Saimoe was a total shit-hole. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one out there who found myself gradually losing interest as the rest of the competition exited and what should have been the most intense rounds degraded into an inter series tournament. The low voter turnabout this year was also quite depressing as it was not nearly as exciting to see characters barely able to break 200 votes.
So yeah, the future of Saimoe does look pretty bleak. It’s hard to know if the tournament will even be up and running again next year. As for both of us, I think we can now breath a sigh of relief and give ourselves a pat on the back for continually sticking with these posts for a grand total of 3 months (okay, we kind of got lazy at the end, but still). Not sure if we have plans to cover Saimoe 2013 as that’s still a ways away, but if both of us still haven’t outgrown Chinese cartoons by then, we’ll make sure to give the announcement.
Finally, a round of applause from me to ahelo for all his help these last three months. I couldn’t have done it without him as his will to cover the tournament kept me motivated to do so as well. Even if he never bothered to insert a damn picture when he made the post or corrected the format of the text to fit my OCD needs, he was still a great blogging partner to have. So ahelo, I salute you and hope to see you back again in the future (or you could, you know, just come back now and start working on your Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun posts like you said you would).
Anyway, peace out everyone who has followed us throughout the tournament. If you enjoyed our analyses, be sure to check out our regular postings for currently airing shows.
Idols will always be the true winners of Saimoe in my heart.