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Japanator Saimoe 2011: Fall/Winter Semifinal

12:00 PM on 04.21.2011 // jel x

Welcome back to Japanator Saimoe, the only tournament governed by the Four Laws of Moe and possibly the Quantum Seinen Theory, should someone decide to write that. We've reached the second half of our Semifinals, and we're only one week away from crowning a champion! 

Today's round features the winners of our two closest Quarterfinal matches, the Fall and Winter groups. Kuroneko survived the toughest round of the tournament, defeating heavyweights MOE Nagato, Squid Girl, and the only Misaka that matters by a fairly narrow margin. Homura held off a late surge from Victorique and fan favorite Charlotte, denying us the all Goth-loli matchup I'm sure some of you were hoping for. Going head-to-head against Kuroneko means Homura has an uphill battle ahead of her, but both girls have their fair share of supporters. Will it be the dark and mysterious Fan Girl or the actually dark and mysterious Magical Girl? We will soon find out.

Read on to find out who our first Finalist will be, then get ready to vote in the comments.

Spring/Summer Semifinal Recap

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Despite some passionate campaigning from the Rin camp, Kanade continued to do what she has done all tournament: destroy the competition. Rin kept things close through the first day, but by the end of day 2 the match was over. Kanade punches her ticket for Monday's Championship Round and will meet the winner of today's Semifinal.

Speaking of which, let's take one last look at our Semifinalists and how they got here:

Ruri "Kuroneko" Gokou

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
First Eligible Appearance: Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Episode 2 - October 10th, 2010

Tournament Statistics
Ranked #2 Fall Group
Opening Round: 61 (Tied 1st of 64)
Quarterfinal: 44 (4th of 16)
#1 Yuki Nagato
#3 Mikoto Misaka
#4 Ika Musume
#7 Last Order
#10 Kneesocks
#15 Stocking

Homura Akemi

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
First Eligible Appearance: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Episode 1 - January 7th, 2011

Tournament Statistics
Ranked #1 Winter Group
Opening Round: 48 (6th of 64)
Quarterfinal: 46 (3rd of 16)
#2 Victorique de Blois
#3 Charlotte Dunois
#4 Eucliwood Hellscythe
#8 Haruna
#9 Kyouko Sakura
#16 Hildegarde

This round runs until Saturday, April 23rd, 12:00 Midnight EST. We are very close to the end, so your votes count now more than ever! Along with your vote, leave your comments, pics, links, fliers, handbills, and other promotional materials below. Let's have a good, clean match and we'll see you in the Finals!

jel x,
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