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SaiMoe: The Final Battle

The moe-battle...is over! For now.

This is it folks, the final battle for 2009's title of Moe-est Anime Character. And your 2009 SaiMoe winner is...


Taiga Aisaka!
 
  
I think most of you predicted that this is how it would go, and myself as well-- I just don't think Yui is that popular, certainly not as popular as your average Rie Kugimiya tsundere character. (This is her fourth big one: Louise from Zero no Tsukaima, who made it to the quarter-finals, Shana from Shakugan no Shana, and Nagi Sanzenin from Combat Butler Hayate (just barely didn't make it to the finals).

It's pretty fascinating to me that after all of the buzz about Saki, and after half of the quarter-finalists being Saki characters, that neither made it into the finals. I still wonder if it was some amount of backlash, or if Saki fans just got too split at the end to push their girls through. Either way-- interesting stuff. Thanks to the folks at AnimeSaiMoe.org for saving me a bunch of time looking up character names!

Okay, guys. Time to throw a party for the winner! Share your favorite Taiga art. (Or as far as I'm concerned, feel free to throw in some Louise, Nagi, or Shana.) :D

You can also feel free to speculate on who from this season might appear in SaiMoe 2010!
hipalbatrosson Oct. 17, 2009 at 5:18 p.m.
AHHH THIS MADE MY DAY, TAIGA!!!
JJOR64on Oct. 17, 2009 at 5:22 p.m.
Awesome to see Taiga won. Love the anime series.

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Netstrykeon Oct. 17, 2009 at 5:26 p.m.
lol 
 I called wrong! 
OH WELL!
 
I humbly bow down to Taiga! She truly Deserves it!
 
Maybe we should start calling Rie Kugimiya the Mistress of Moe as well as the Queen of  Tsundere!

Nebson Oct. 17, 2009 at 5:43 p.m.

Because making it to the finals, losing by a mere 54 votes, beating the invincible Hinagiku, & still having more overall votes than anyone in the tournament (including Taiga) clearly means Yui's not popular. =b
Sombreon Oct. 17, 2009 at 6:06 p.m.
What's wrong with her feet?
HeeroYuyon Oct. 17, 2009 at 6:15 p.m.
Scene: Epilogue - Characters: Heero, Taiga, Yui
 Scene open - Heero walks down the hallway nodding approvingly at Taiga. Taiga nods back and then gives Heero a brofist. Meanwhile Yui is crying in the background pulling on Mio's skirt bantering incomprehensibly. -Scene fade out to credits
 
Showin em' who's boss girl! Nice job Taiga! WOO!!
 

Black_Roseon Oct. 17, 2009 at 6:18 p.m.
Fuck yeah!
Void_Wizardon Oct. 17, 2009 at 6:44 p.m.
Yay Taiga!~
Agent_Loston Oct. 17, 2009 at 7:44 p.m.
Go Taiga
FoxxFireArt moderator on Oct. 17, 2009 at 8:41 p.m.
I haven't even gotten around to trying Toradora!. Just one of those series that I've passed on, but I keep seeing around. Is it any good?
JJOR64on Oct. 17, 2009 at 8:58 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" I haven't even gotten around to trying Toradora!. Just one of those series that I've passed on, but I keep seeing around. Is it any good? "
Yes, it's good.
cfatalison Oct. 18, 2009 at 2:29 a.m.
YESSSSSSS
HeeroYuyon Oct. 18, 2009 at 2:45 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt:  "Yes, it's very good." 
 
^fix'd

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