RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by HasbeenaHibiki » Sat May 03, 2014 5:10 am

The only things that wasn't surprising were Mana and C.C winning.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Curisu » Sat May 03, 2014 5:11 am

AragakiAyase wrote:interesting results!It proves someone really don't want Kanade to get her third Aquamarine necklace.www
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Chocola » Sat May 03, 2014 5:28 am

Results weren't that shocking to me. Did you guys forget the big group match we had at the end of 2013?

Also, I'm a very big fan of this Yukina poster.
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Post by AragakiAyase » Sat May 03, 2014 5:32 am

Curisu wrote:
AragakiAyase wrote:interesting results!It proves someone really don't want Kanade to get her third Aquamarine necklace.www
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by houreki » Sat May 03, 2014 5:34 am

Congratz to Mikoto for winning, she wasn't my favorite but I'm ok with that
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WTF HIMERAGI
GET OUT
Why Yukina? I mean, is her anime good? because I've read that is a average show.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Chocola » Sat May 03, 2014 5:36 am

houreki wrote:Congratz to Mikoto for winning, she wasn't my favorite but I'm ok with that
LOveLive! wrote:
blaZofgold wrote:Actually, let's just get it out there for now:

WTF HIMERAGI
GET OUT
Why Yukina? I mean, is her anime good? because I've read that is a average show.
Anime definitely sucks, but Yukina is love.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by hinakatbklyn » Sat May 03, 2014 5:42 am

houreki wrote:
LOveLive! wrote:
blaZofgold wrote:Actually, let's just get it out there for now:

WTF HIMERAGI
GET OUT
Why Yukina? I mean, is her anime good? because I've read that is a average show.

I only followed the anime not the LN, but I thought the anime was good enough to keep me interested the entire series.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by kukimunstir » Sat May 03, 2014 5:51 am

Yukina poster is delicious.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Chocola » Sat May 03, 2014 6:00 am

kukimunstir wrote:Yukina poster is delicious.
I know, right? I would bite that.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Jiharo » Sat May 03, 2014 6:04 am

Meh.

The only good thing is Mana winning.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Team Rocket Elite » Sat May 03, 2014 6:31 am

KholdStare88 wrote:Results weren't that shocking to me. Did you guys forget the big group match we had at the end of 2013?

Also, I'm a very big fan of this Yukina poster.
It's surprising since Mikoto doesn't show her true strength very often. When she does, not even Kanade seems to be able to challenge her. But when she doesn't you get results like the Amethsyt, Ruby, Emerald and Topaz necklace matches last year. Not much that could be done about Topaz, but getting 34.73% would have been enough to win the Ruby or Emerald necklace. Extra Mikoto votes would cause Kuroneko's percentage to go down so even Amethyst may have been in reach. There's also the factor of weaker opponents should let Mikoto go even higher than 34.73%. Although, I guess Mikoto does seem to go all out a lot more often when she faces Kanade so maybe it should have been expected here.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Jiharo » Sat May 03, 2014 6:41 am

Mikoto only reveals her strength to real threats.

So it seems only Kanade so far has made it to the category. Not surprising at all. The Tiara stage could even be set.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by tehyc » Sat May 03, 2014 6:49 am

I actually though it will be a well-balance match as around 4 girls can get pass 1k VF and 2 of them can get 1.5k (just like Exhibition 2), but the two monster tier girls end up absorbed most of the VF (60%, and this is huge number in a 7 FFA match). It seems that if Mikoto and Kanade is in the necklace, the the VF will mostly taken away by the two of them.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Sphire » Sat May 03, 2014 7:10 am

Team Rocket Elite wrote:
KholdStare88 wrote:Results weren't that shocking to me. Did you guys forget the big group match we had at the end of 2013?

Also, I'm a very big fan of this Yukina poster.
It's surprising since Mikoto doesn't show her true strength very often. When she does, not even Kanade seems to be able to challenge her. But when she doesn't you get results like the Amethsyt, Ruby, Emerald and Topaz necklace matches last year. Not much that could be done about Topaz, but getting 34.73% would have been enough to win the Ruby or Emerald necklace. Extra Mikoto votes would cause Kuroneko's percentage to go down so even Amethyst may have been in reach. There's also the factor of weaker opponents should let Mikoto go even higher than 34.73%. Although, I guess Mikoto does seem to go all out a lot more often when she faces Kanade so maybe it should have been expected here.
Maybe it's how people view SDO. Back then it was >30SDO difference between Mikoto and first place for Ruby and just under 30SDO for Emerald. So maybe people saw just under 15SDO this time and thought, doable. Even if rules were altered to deter big SDO comebacks, which some might not have realised. Still, she managed more votes in Emerald 2013 than in Aqua 2014, so it's still dependent on the competition. Emerald 2013 had three competitive characters, while Aqua 2014 had two. It seems like the rest today were really just not competitive.

And yes, that Yukina poster...
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by CureRainbow » Sat May 03, 2014 7:14 am

WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE RESULTS. SERIOUSLY. THIS IS ALMOST AS SHITTY AS THE FINAL PRELIMS RESULTS OF THIS YEAR. I MEAN KANADE NOT CLOBBERING EVERYONE IS ALRIGHT BUT MOST OF THIS IS STILL BULLSHIT. Also:
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WTF HIMERAGI
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Jiharo » Sat May 03, 2014 7:28 am

CureRainbow wrote:WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE RESULTS. SERIOUSLY. THIS IS ALMOST AS SHITTY AS THE FINAL PRELIMS RESULTS OF THIS YEAR. I MEAN KANADE NOT CLOBBERING EVERYONE IS ALRIGHT BUT MOST OF THIS IS STILL BULLSHIT. Also:
LOveLive! wrote:
blaZofgold wrote:Actually, let's just get it out there for now:

WTF HIMERAGI
GET OUT
So true. Aqua was so bad.

If only Minamiya Natsuki was in ISML instead...
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I don't know how can Mikoto won.
She's the only one who can do that. Am not surprised. Shit results, yes but it's not surprising. People are pulling a T1 again.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Just » Sat May 03, 2014 7:37 am

What a shock for me when I wake up. Great congrats to Mikoto.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Umi » Sat May 03, 2014 8:14 am

Nooooooo Kud-chaaaaan~ :onion12:
Surprising results really. I mean I voted for Mikoto but I honestly didn't expect her to win the necklace.. o.o
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by Hetaliafan09 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:24 am

Yessssss.

Suck it C.C. haters. She is best girl of all time. :cooltongue:
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Aquamarine 8

Post by maglor » Sat May 03, 2014 10:11 am

Here is a weird thought I just had. If Mikoto had met Eucliwood for Aqua 7, I think Mikoto probably wouldn't be in the necklace group round. Again and again, I find Eucliwood killing Mikoto in matches whenever the stakes were high.

For more serious observation, the amount of struggles Nova division put up was just pathetic . It felt as if Nova girls were just happy to be there and was not interested in winning anything. Girls like Shiina Mashiro and Takanashi Rikka put up much more struggle in 2013 Aqua and Amethyst necklace compared to 2014 Aqua even when you adjust it for Mikoto vs Kanade factor. Heck! I believe most people were talking about Nova vs Kanade more than Mikoto vs Kanade before voting started, yet we still get this. This really makes me wonder if DaL girls are being treated as mere pawns by some of Mikoto or Hanakana fans.

Another thought is that Kanade fans might be masters of give and take. Mikoto's Aquamarine victory lets Kanade attract less attention to her for the rest of the regular season. Whenever someone talks about Kanade's dominance, they can simply point to this necklace group match and say "You should be worried about Mikoto, not us." Since Mikoto fans have repeatedly shown that they get burned out after match like this ( for example, Mikoto had less votes compared to Itsuka Kotori and Yoshino during the seven Aquamarine rounds ), Kanade fans can quietly wait until Mikoto fans get burned out and then quietly use one of their assassins to take out Mikoto if they don't have to remove her themselves. We've seen it happen in 2012 when Eucliwood killed Mikoto in Postseason Phase II. In 2013 when Kanade destroyed Mikoto during the two Postseason matches, with Eucliwood denying Mikoto even the 3rd place. Will this happen again? Can Mikoto fans exhibit the steadfast endurance of the Hanakana girls and Eucliwood, or at least hope the time needed for them to recharge is short enough to prepare them for the next big match?

Final parting shot. Mikoto made it only because she eeked out a close victory against Aragaki Ayase. Think what that means for rest of round 7 matches. Should her fans brush off those matches to recharge for the postseason, or should they fire up for those matches in hopes to demoralize their opponents? Mikoto fans really need to be thinking carefully. It might be that some Mikoto fans realize that Aquamarine period was the best chance Mikoto had of going 7-0 thus decided to throw in the last piggy bank they had into this match.
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