The interesting thing here is being an anime watcher for years, I have never really looked into “Saimoe” (“most moe” xD) vote on 2ch… And the result is that the vote has grown to such a scale and treated quite seriously by people, while being entirely oblivious to me…
It is quite an interesting grass-root anime activity with certain questionable taste (and pure akushyumi at times?!) involved. Well, doesn’t hurt to take a peek at what’s happening out there:
(repost from Anime News Network report here)
Almost any female character in a television anime, anime film, original video anime (OVA), or web anime released in Japan between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 is eligible for the tournament. The main exceptions are characters from 18+ anime, who are not eligible.
Foreigners are technically capable of participating in the tournament; English-language instructions on how to vote have been provided by an Anime Saimoe fan site.
The results for groups E and F went as follows, with vote counts:
* Kazari Uiharu – Toaru Kagaku no Railgun/A Certain Magical Index II – 381 (Winner)
Akari Sakura – Jewelpet Tinkle – 379
Mercelida Ygvar – Astarotte’s Toy– 549/3:
* Charlotte Dunois – Infinite Stratos – 404 (Winner)
Erio Touwa – Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 373
Meme Touwa – Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – 40
* Yukikaze Panettone – Dog Days – 300 (Winner)
Mayuka Kondou – Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne—!! – 297
Msyu – C– 1149/4:
* Ruiko Saten – A Certain Magical Index II – 250(Winner)
Golden Darkness – Motto To Love-Ru -Trouble- – 167
Kanon Mizushiro – Jewelpet Sunshine – 108
Saimoe 2011 will take a one-day break on Tuesday, September 20, after determining winners for groups G and H. ANN’s next results report will be posted shortly after.