Hiiragi Kagami, alias HIIRAGIIIII, has emerged as the winner of 2008’s Anime Saimoe tournament. All the more impressive was that her victory was over her own sister Tsukasa, in what is sure to remembered as a fierce battle where blood was not thicker than moe.
Kagami’s status as the Moest means a few things. Remember that neither Kagami nor anyone else from Lucky Star took the title last year. Generally after the first year if your show is truly just a flash in the pan you don’t get much further, but here we see the Lucky Star cast drive down harder than ever. So Lucky Star may not be the most enduring show ever, but it’s not as ethereal as some might hope.
Also of note are the high placements of Kawazoe Tamaki (Bamboo Blade), who made Top 8, and Hinamori Amu (Shugo Chara!) who was a force so powerful she had to be stopped by the tournament winner Kagami.
I know a lot of people who might have liked to vote couldn’t due to some of the intentional barriers put in place, but I hear there’s an (arguably!) more important vote coming up in the near future…
Tamaki? You mean Kirino right? Because who gives a damn about Tamaki compared to Kirino’s achievements?
Do you think that there’s a backlash vote that keeps big new shows from winning? I was sure Yuki would win in 2006 but there seemed to be a strong anti-Haruhi movement that year. I think the fact that the Lucky Star characters were able to compete the year after their big debut was very helpful to them.
I like both Kirino and Tamaki, but maybe Tamaki a little more.
Nice pic by the way! I loved that scene and when Kagami woke up.
Sorry, just had an overwhelming urge to express my inner Misao…
I’d have to agree with omo here. Kirino is the nice surprise. :P
And props to Miyako from Hidamari Sketch for making the final 16. :3
The Lucky Star anime may have finished but the manga was still (and is still) ongoing and there is a new OVA. I wouldn’t really say you could yet determine its staying power until it is truly finished.