Kamijō Tōma (Toaru Majutsu no Index) vs. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
"You can knock me down, but I'll keep standing up!"
Tenacity, integrity, defiant - these are the building blocks that make Kamijō Tōma and Edward Elric who they are today. If things seem to go awry, Tōma is usually the first one to notice and the first one to jump into the situation. There may be moments when he knows that the enemy may be many times stronger than him, but he will not falter. With his right hand, he will shatter everything to protect the city and those he cares about. Edward may be working for the government, but he is by no means chained to their laws. If he knows that there is something that does not add up, he will get to the bottom of it, even if it means opening up old wounds. The pursuit to his dream may be important, but he will not sacrifice others for the sake of it. Can Tōma knock his opponent down for the count, or will Edward find a way to trap his opponent for the final blow?
Kanie Seiya (Amagi Brilliant Park) vs. Sakamaki Izayoi (Mondaiji)
"This is one carnival you don't want to miss!"
Leaders in their own right, Kanie Seiya and Sakamaki Izayoi battle it out to see who will advance to the next round. Initially, Seiya did not want to have any part of helping out an amusement park that clearly had no way of reviving itself. However, from interacting with the employers, Seiya decided to give it a shot at creating the best theme park possibly imaginable, establishing an area where people are have to relax, have fun, and be entertained. Because Izayoi claimed that there was nothing in his current world that would alleviate him from boredom, a mysterious letter that can transport him to another realm may be something he needed to kill some time. An encounter with a small guild made him realize that there was some use for this power he possesses, allowing challenge those who are much stronger than him to push his own limits while helping those in need of his services. Will it be Seyia or Izayoi who will be able to come up with a plan that would help him get one step closer to the scepter?
Hikigaya Hachiman (OreGairu) vs. Katsuragi Keima (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai)
"Mind over matter"
They may not be the most sociable people to come across, but when it is necessary, they will speak out and make their opinions heard. Hikigaya Hachiman wanted a normal life where he is not bothered by various people. Yet, a position in a service club may be what he needs to vocally point out everything that may be wrong and try to correct the situation to his utmost potential. Katusragi Keima would rather focus on the world of 2D than try to make sense of how the 3D world tends to interact with themselves. An unusual contract would allow him to see the benefits of making contact with others and how it could benefit them in the future. Which of these two characters have enough energy to say what it is that he needed to say before time runs out?
Yukinoahita Yukino (OreGairu) vs Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore was Zombie Desu ka?)
"You cannot stay quiet forever."
They say silence is the most powerful form of speech, when when these girls raise their voice, one should be wary. Yukinoshita Yukino was put in a service club with the hope that she would open up to other people. Yet, Yukino is the most insightful of her club members, taking the time to dissect a person's issues and giving him or her as many options as possible to resolving the problem. Eucliwood Hellscythe had to keep her emotions in check, as her words alone are enough to cause an effect around her. But when her friends are in danger, Eucliwood will use her voice to save her comrades, even if she would harm herself in the process. Who will have the final say once the dust settles?
Jibril (No Game; No Life) vs Chitanda Eru (Hyoka)
"I'm curious to see how you will advance to the next round."
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but not even that would keep the likes of Jibril and Chitanda Eru away from the deepest, unanswered questions. Jibril is most likely to be found in a library, reading as many things as she could to be stored in her database. Anything that she does not know, she will waste little time trying to obtain it such that the data she has could be useful for any future strategies and battles. Eru may be meek and calm, but under a mystery, she does whatever she can to see the questions solved. She will invest her time in thi mystery, in hopes to get one step closer to a possible solution. Which of these two contestants will have her curiosity intact when all is said and done?