Saimoe 2008

If you’ve been following the Saimoe 2008, you’ll know that Hatsune Miku is in it, with Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei as the anime. There’s only a slight possibility that Miku will win, to tell you the truth. Here’re the three reasons why.

  • Miku is NOT an anime character, she just had a cameo appearance at Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Most of the voters are hardcore anime fans.
  • Miku is super popular. Saimoe voters tend to destroy super popular characters (for example, Haruhi lost in this year’s Saimoe).
  • She’s up against Hayate, which is very popular among 2ch anime otakus.

But I’m not giving up yet, I voted for her this morning. If any of you wants to participate in it, read on for the tutorial on how to vote in there. Your internet connection MUST be a direct connection, if it’s behind a proxy, 2ch won’t let you vote. And please make sure you have at least 2 hours of free time.

On another note, the Weekly Ranking #49 is up, and the Nico Nico Douga General Monthly Ranking [August 2008] is also out! I’ll write about those two later on. The Weekly Ranking post should be up tonight.

Okay, so you’re going to vote in Saimoe! The first thing you need to do is to get a voting authorization code, and to do that, go into And then you’ll see something like this.

The first step!
The first step!

Just click on こちら (kochira), and it will check your internet connection, the IP address, proxy, and other things. After it’s done (it’ll only take a few seconds, don’t refresh the page or stop it, be patient), you’re going to be in Don’t try to skip the first step by clicking on that link I just typed, since it’ll check the referrer as well. Here’s what it would look like.

The second step!
The second step!

At the bottom of that page, you’ll see two numbers like this:
You then have to wait until that time displayed (in my case it’s 07:55). Take note that this is the Japan time at GMT+9.  You might have to wait for a maximum of two hours. (This is how strict Saimoe is). After it have passed the time displayed, refresh the page, and you’ll see something like this.

Got the Voting Auhorization Code~! x3
Got the Voting Auhorization Code~! x3

The bottom of the post will change into something like this:
So [[AS10-KIq8XNyJ-JY]] is your code. It’s time to go to 2ch and vote! So go to the current voting thread in 2ch and put your vote in there!

Here’re the current Saimoe participants.

(Hatena Yousei @ Challenge Ichinensei de Kakkoii Ichinensei ni Henshin! DVD)
(Midarezaki Chika @ Kyouran Kazoku Nikki)
(Ogawa Mei @ Bamboo Blade)

<<衛藤芽生(めぇ)@がくえんゆーとぴあ まなびストレート!>>

(Etou Mei (Mee) @ Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!)
<<ナツキ・クルーガー@舞-乙HiME Zwei>>
(Natsuki Kruger @ My-Otome Zwei)
(Kuroi Sumi (Tempera Sumi) @ Moetan)

(Hatsune Miku @ Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
(Yagami Hayate @ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
(Shihou Matsuri @ sola)

2ch would only accept JIS characters, so just copy and paste your selection from the above. I think you may vote for only one group. When voting in 2ch, DO NOT LEAVE OUT THE [[, ]], <<, or >>! So your format should be like this:
[[voting authorization code]]
<<anime character @ anime title>>
<<anime character @ anime title>>
<<anime character @ anime title>>
And remember as 2ch would only accept JIS, normal @ is not accepted, just copy and paste the contestants from above. So now go to the 2ch current voting thread. You can go to the current thread by going here, and clicking on the first link that begins with “アニメ最萌トーナメント2008”, just under the awesome ASCII art (the reason I love 2ch). And go to the bottom of the page and you’ll see the text box. Fill up your username and e-mail (this can be anything you want) and put your vote in. Here’s what it’d look like.

Yep, that's my vote x3
Yep, that’s my vote x3

After that click submit (on the top left corner, that button). And if it’s your first time posting at 2ch, it’ll ask you to check your post and read the EULA, just click confirm and if you get this message…

Then you just posted on the popular 2ch! =3
Then you just posted on the popular 2ch! =3

You’re done! It’ll then redirect you to the voting top page. Go back to the thread if you want to check your post.

Yay for posting in 2ch! =D
Yay for posting in 2ch! =D

And you’re done! You just participated in Saimoe 2008! =D

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2 thoughts on “Saimoe 2008”

  1. Well, Haruhi is last year’s character… This year is the cameo on Lucky Star who participated..

    Or that’s just what I think.

    Oh, and provide an easy overview of Saimoe, since it doesn’t get much attention on the outer world of 2ch. (I’ve spread the word of Miku in it and got unnoticed.) Like, the Wikipedia page or the daily-updated photobucket image which shows current status of the tournament.

  2. @aces_of_the_sky: well yeah, that’s the same as Miku, right? that’s my point. she’s only a cameo appearance and is likely to lose today ^^;
    I’ll add that to the post later on, thanks for commenting! =D

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