Louise defeated fellow Rie to proceed; Hisa wins big off Kuuko for Saki faction
BLOCK C ROUND THREE DAY ONE RESULTS
Hisa Takei (Saki) – 334 Votes
Cthuga (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san) – 272 Votes
Now now this was a surprise as I though Kuuko being able to defeat Shizu who defeated TOSHINO KYOUKO so brilliantly would actually succumb to one of the old Sakis. Hisa’s bad bad waits has finally paid off as she booked a slot for the Block Finals which is by far the best she has done in this tournament. Nyaruko’s faction is effectively out of running, no thanks to Saki as more and more factions are failing to punch through the Saki armor and power we have seen so far. Will all these Saki strength last till the finals? We can only find out.
BLOCK D ROUND THREE DAY TWO RESULTS
Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière (Zero No Tsukaima F) – 306 Votes
Nagi Sanzenin (Hayate No Gotoku! HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH) – 269 Votes
Another surprise win by the perceived underdog where Louise won convincingly against a fellow Rie. Though Nagi may seem to ranked higher as a Rie and her stats prove so too, looks like Louise just had the power to edge through to yet another block finals for possibly the final time anyway. With this another first prelim first place finisher is strike out again from the tournament. Louise may be Saki’s bane in QF afterall if she makes it through as Louise is known to be the Saki killer except for a particular Saki named Nodoka.
ROUND 3 PREDICTION RECORD : 3 – 3
ROUND 3 PICKS RECORD : 4 – 2
BLOCK C AND D ROUND THREE DAY TWO PREVIEWS
Finally a day without Saki it seems.
Astarotte Ygvar (Astarotte’s Toy) VS Yayoi Kise (Smile Pretty Cure!)
Astarotte seem to be making decent progress despite the fact she is after all last year’s old guard and we know Erica and Ika has already fallen in Round 1 and 2 respectively. She is lucky though to face Yayoi as she is no Saki to derail Lotte’s chances. However do not underestimate Yayoi too as she being her series Ace has definitely performed very well too to reach Round 3. It would be a close match but eventually the Rie factor will push Lotte to win this.
My Pick: Astarotte Ygvar
My Prediction: Astarotte Ygvar
Chihaya Kisaragi (iDOLM@STER) VS Hinata Hakamada (RO-KYU-BU!)
Finally another iMAS vs RKB match here. A small rivalry between them as Miki had in Round 1 defeated Mokkan of RKB and to be honest that constitutes as an upset. This round is also intresting as RKB recovered and performed much better in Round 2 where 2 of their contestants managed to make it to Round 3 as a whole. iMAS on the other hand saw their numbers dwindle and now only left with Chihaya representing them in the competition. A loss for either will be a huge loss for their faction after considering all this. iMAS should prevail and rally behind their last representative, wanting Chihaya to go as far as she can now.
My Pick: Hinata Hakamada
My Prediction: Chihaya Kisaragi
My predictions are getting worse after 3 rounds especially after Hisa and Louise unexpected wins for today. Tomorrow’s matches will prove even more tricky too as all four are actually evenly matched more or less hence I think seiyuu and faction support will be very vital for any of them to proceed.