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Japanator Saimoe 2011: Championship Round

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We've reached the 8th and final week of Japanator Saimoe and the time has arrived for us to choose a Champion! It's been a long journey, sorting through an entire years worth of anime, choosing 64 girls (OK, 62 girls and 2 guys), and then voting and voting and voting until we're down to just two. The choices have not always been easy and it was tough to see some of our favorites go, but we're here now with one final decision to make.

Kanade Tachibana has been a heavy favorite throughout the entire tournament and looks just as strong going into the Championship. Who will rise to the challenge of facing her in this final round? After the jump, we formally announce our second Finalist and begin our last round of voting. There's even a bonus question to check out, so click away!

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It looks like 2011 will in fact be the year of Kana Hanazawa as Kuroneko will face Kanade in our final round. Much like her Spring season counterpart, Kuroneko jumped out to an early lead and never looked back while, much like Rin, Homura fans debated exactly how moe she really is. I think Madoka fans will be OK after getting that great series finale. Now as far as Saimoe is concerned, we've got a little bit further to go, so let's move on to the voting!

[Fucking Kuroneko. Homura was robbed. -- Brad]

Ladies and Gentleman, the Championship Round:


Cool Fan Art by Umeboshitora

1. Kanade Tachibana
2. Ruri "Kuroneko" Gokou

We've been talking about these girls for almost two months now, so there's really not much more to say. Leave your vote and whatever passionate pleas you need to make in the comments below, and voting will end Thursday, April 28th, 12:00 Midnight EST. 

If you have any strength remaining consider this bonus question: Out of the 48 girls eliminated in the Opening Round, who do you think deserves an honorable mention? Maybe you feel they got a tough draw or you just really like that particular girl. Whatever your reason, now is your chance to give them one last shout out. So feel free to include ONE girl in your comment, and in our final post they might just get a little more of the credit they deserve.

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