2015 Amazons of Anime Tournament Discussion Thread





  • It's that time of year again - a new heroine must rise. Who will join these three champions?

    This is my fifth year running this tournament - but I wouldn"t have gotten this far were it not for you, the voters. So first and foremost: thanks for your participation!

    Now, here are the details:

    Round 1: 64 groups, 8 groups per day, 4 characters in a group, top 2 advance.
    Round 2: 32 groups, 8 groups per day, 4 characters in a group, top 2 advance.
    (small break)
    Rounds 3-8: Single elimination bracket of remaining 64 characters, ranked based on votes accumulated from the first two rounds.

    As has happened in my past tournaments, you may not only vote in the poll, but you may also post an extra vote. For the first two rounds, it can be the same character, or a different one. I will indeed be voting in this tournament, but in the event of a tie, my votes will be cut in half.

    The tournament will begin Monday, April 27th. If things go smoothly, I should have this event wrapped up before we enter June.

    And now - although you have a pretty good idea of who is in - here is the final master list of characters:

    ! Aisha Clan-Clan - Outlaw Star
    Akame - Akame ga Kill!
    Akane Tendo - Ranma 1/2
    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho-Pass
    Akatsuki - Log Horizon
    Akeno Himejima - High School DxD
    Alice - Pandora Hearts
    Alice L. Malvin - Pumpkin Scissors
    Alicia Melchiott - Valkyria Chronicles
    Alita C.A. Forland - Murder Princess
    Alphard Alshaya - Canaan
    Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun - Slayers
    Android 18 - Dragon Ball Z
    Ange Ushiromiya - Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
    Anita King - Read or Die
    Anya Alstreim - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
    Arale Norimaki - Dr. Slump
    Arcueid Brunestud - Tsukihime
    Aris - Cat Planet Cuties
    Asuka Langley Soryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Asuna Kagurazaka - Negima!?
    Asuna Yuuki - Sword Art Online
    Aya Natsume - Tenjho Tenge
    Ayane Shido - Baldr Force Exe Resolution
    Ayano Kannagi - Kaze no Stigma
    Balalaika - Black Lagoon
    Bayonetta - Bayonetta Bloody Fate
    Birdy Cephon Altera - Birdy the Mighty: Decode
    BlackRock Shooter - BlackRock Shooter
    Botan - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Bulma - Dragon Ball
    C.C. - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Canaan - Canaan
    Casca - Berserk
    Cecily Cambell - The Sacred Blacksmith
    Celty Sturluson - Durarara!!
    Chaika Trabant - Chaika the Coffin Princess
    Chane Laforet - Baccano!
    Charlotte Baskerville - Pandora Hearts
    Charlotte E. Yeager - Strike Witches
    Chie Satonaka - Persona 4 The Animation
    Ciel - Tsukihime
    Clare - Claymore
    Cornelia vi Britannia - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Doctor Atsuko Chiba - Paprika
    Duck - Princess Tutu
    Eclair - Kiddy Grade
    Eiko Magami - Project A-Ko
    Ein - Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
    Elizabeth Midford - Black Butler
    Emi Yusa - The Devil is a Part-Timer
    Erica Hartmann - Strike Witches
    Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail
    Evangeline A.K. McDowell - Negima!?
    Eve - Black Cat
    Excel - Excel Saga
    Fabiola Iglesias - Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail
    Fate Testarossa - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
    Ferris Eris - Legend of the Legendary Heroes
    Fujiko Mine - Lupin III
    Fuu Hououji - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Galatea - Claymore
    Genkai - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Gertrud Barkhorn - Strike Witches
    Ginrei - Giant Robo
    Hajime Ichinose - Gatchman Crowds
    Hakufu Sansaku - Ikkitousen
    Hancock Boa - One Piece
    Hange Zoe - Attack on Titan
    Haruko Haruhara - FLCL
    Henrietta - Gunslinger Girl
    Hikaru Shidou - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Hinagiku Katsura - Hayate the Combat Butler
    Hinata Hyuga - Naruto
    Hitagi Senjougahara - Monogatari Series
    Hiyori Sarugaki - Bleach
    Holo - Spice and Wolf
    Homura Akemi - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Honey Kisaragi - Cutey Honey
    Honoka - The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye
    Ikaros - Heaven"s Lost Property
    Inner Moka - Rosario + Vampire
    Ino Yamanaka - Naruto
    Irene - Claymore
    Iria - Iria: Zeiram The Animation
    Izumi Curtis - Fullmetal Alchemist
    Izumo Kamiki - Blue Exorcist
    Juri Arisugawa - Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Juvia Loxar - Fairy Tail
    Kagura - Gintama
    Kagura Tsuchimiya - Ga-Rei-Zero
    Kallen Stadtfeld - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
    Kaname Chidori - Full Metal Panic!
    Kaori Kanzaki - A Certain Magical Index
    Kaoru Kamiya - Rurouni Kenshin
    Karina Lyle (Blue Rose) - Tiger & Bunny
    Kei - Dirty Pair Flash
    Kino - Kino"s Journey
    Kirika Yumura - Noir
    Koko Hekmatyar - Jormungand
    Koneko Toujou - High School DxD
    Kurisu Makise - Steins;Gate
    Kuro - Kurokami The Animation
    Kuroyukihime/Black Lotus - Accel World
    Kurumi - Steel Angel Kurumi
    Kurumi Tokisaki - Date A Live
    Kyouko Kirigiri - Danganronpa: The Animation
    Kyouko Sakura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Kyubei Yagyu - Gintama
    Lan Fan - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Lara Gonzales - School Rumble
    Laura Bodewig: IS: Infinite Stratos
    Lenalee Lee - D.Gray-man
    Lia de Beaumont - Le Chevalier D"Eon
    Lina Inverse - Slayers
    Lisa Lisa - JoJo"s Bizarre Adventure
    Lizzie Garland - Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
    Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail
    Madoka Kaname - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Mahoro Ando - Mahoromatic
    Mai Kawasumi - Kanon
    Maiya Hisau - Fate/Zero
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater
    Makina Hoshimura - Shikabane Hime: Corpse Princess
    Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter - Sailor Moon
    Makoto Nanaya - Blazblue Alter Memory
    Mami Tomoe - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Margery Daw - Shakugan no Shana
    Mari Makinami Illustrious - Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance
    Mari Maya - Samurai Flamenco
    Marika Katou - Bodacious Space Pirates
    Masane Amaha - Witchblade
    May Hopkins - Gunsmith Cats
    Maya Natsume - Tenjho Tenge
    Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
    Meia Gisborn - Vandread
    Melissa Mao - Full Metal Panic!
    Meryl Stryfe - Trigun
    Michiko Malandro - Michiko & Hatchin
    Mikasa Ackerman - Attack on Titan
    Mikoto Misaka - A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Milly Thompson - Trigun
    Mina Tepes - Dance in the Vampire Bund
    Minatsuki Takami - Deadman Wonderland
    Minene Uryu - The Future Diary
    Mio Sakamoto - Strike Witches
    Mion Sonozaki - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
    Mirai Koriyama - Kyoukai no Kanata
    Mirai Ozora - Moldiver
    Mireille Bouquet - Noir
    Miria - Claymore
    Misaki Kirihara - Darker Than Black
    Misato Katsuragi - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Mizore Shirayuki - Rosario + Vampire
    Morgiana - Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
    Motoko Kusanagi - Ghost in the Shell
    Mukuro - Yu Yu Hakusho
    Nadie - El Cazador de la Bruja
    Nami - One Piece
    Nanami Momozono - Kamisama Kiss
    Nanami Yasuri - Katanagatari
    Nancy Makuhari/Miss Deep - Read or Die
    Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Naomi Armitage - Armitage III
    Naoto Shirogane - Persona 4: The Animation
    Natsuki Kuga - My-Hime
    Natsumi Tsujimoto - You"re Under Arrest!
    Nausicaä - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    Neptune - Hyperdimension Neptunia
    Nice Holystone - Baccano!
    Nina Fortner - Monster
    Nico Robin - One Piece
    Nonon Jakuzure - Kill la Kill
    Noriko Takaya - Gunbuster
    Nymph - Heaven"s Lost Property
    Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Oscar François de Jarjeyes - Rose of Versailles
    Panty Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
    R. Dorothy Wayneright - The Big O
    Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats
    Ranmaru Rindo - Good Luck Girl!
    Re-l Mayer - Ergo Proxy
    Rei Ayanami - Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Ren Kougyoku - Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
    Rena Ryuuguu - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
    Revy - Black Lagoon
    Rias Gremory - High School DxD
    Rico - Gunslinger Girl
    Rin Asogi - Rin ~ Daughters of Mnemosyne
    Rin Tohsaka - Fate series
    Rio Kinezono - Burn Up: Excess
    Riza Hawkeye - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Roberta - Black Lagoon
    Rosette Christopher - Chrono Crusade
    Rukia Kuchiki - Bleach
    Ruri Hoshino - Martian Successor Nadesico
    Rushuna Tendo - Grenadier
    Ryuko Matoi - Kill la Kill
    Saeko Busujima - High School of the Dead
    Sakura Ogami - Danganronpa: The Animation
    San - Princess Mononoke
    Sango - Inuyasha
    Sara Werec - Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry
    Sasha Blaus - Attack on Titan
    Satsuki Kiryuin - Kill la Kill
    Saya Otonashi - Blood+
    Sayaka Miki - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Scarlet - Space Dandy
    Scarlet Rain - Accel World
    Sen Yarizui - Ben-To
    Sephiria Arks - Black Cat
    Seras Victoria - Hellsing Ultimate
    Setsuna Sakurazaki - Negima!?
    Shampoo - Ranma 1/2
    Shana - Shakugan no Shana
    Shiina - Angel Beats!
    Shigure Kosaka - Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
    Shiki Ryougi - Garden of Sinners
    Shimei Ryomou - Ikkitousen
    Shinobu Oshino - Monogatari Series
    Shion Sonozaki - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni
    Shiro - Deadman Wonderland
    Signum - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's
    Sinon - Sword Art Online II
    Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing - Hellsing Ultimate
    Soi Fon - Bleach
    Stocking Anarchy - Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
    Sun Seto - My Bride is a Mermaid
    Suzuha Amane - Steins;Gate
    Taiga Aisaka - Toradora!
    Tamaki Kawazoe - Bamboo Blade
    Teletha Testarossa - Full Metal Panic!
    Teresa - Claymore
    Tokiko Tsumura - Buso Renkin
    Tomoyo Sakagami - Clannad
    Touka Kirishima - Tokyo Ghoul
    Triela - Gunslinger Girl
    Tsukumo - Karneval
    Tsunade - Naruto
    Twilight Suzuka - Outlaw Star
    Ukyo Kuonji - Ranma ½
    Umi Ryuzaki - Magic Knight Rayearth
    Urd - Ah! My Goddess
    Valmet - Jormungand
    Videl - Dragon Ball Z
    Wilhelmina Carmel - Shakugan no Shana
    Yaya - Unbreakable Machine Doll
    Yoko Littner - Gurren Lagann
    Yoko Nakajima - The Twelve Kingdoms
    Yomiko Readman - Read or Die
    Yoruichi Shihouin - Bleach
    Yuki Nagato - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    Yuko Ichihara - xxxHOLiC
    Yuri - Dirty Pair Flash
    Zessica Wong - Aquarion EVOL



  • Well this is going to be fun. Also SpacemanHardy you should probably just stick this thread now that this is underway. Or if you want to just wait for the tournament to start first that works too.



  • I believe in the devils and goddess to make it all the way through!

    All hail our lord and savior, Oppai!

    May the best rack win?



  • ^ I'm all for tits as much as the next guy, but that ain't gonna do me much good here.

    I'm gonna root for Touka. She's a new entry, and she's a pretty recent character as well.

    Plus, she's awesome. She's able to easily hold her own against some of the tougher ghouls in the setting at her full strength, and she has an extremely likable and sympathetic personality.



  • I'm actually a little bit partial towards the characters I grew attached to, all the dxd characters and HDN. I'm only rooting for Kurimi Tokisaki because of the cat she saved. That one act gave all the respect I could have to the show.



  • Aside from my obvious nominees and what not I don't think I am gonna decide on who I'm going to actually be rooting for until the 2nd or 3rd Round. Because with 256 girls and edging that out to 128 or 64, by that point I think I'll have an idea of who I'll be confident enough in voting and rooting for.



  • Erza is my number one ranked heroine in this year's tournament. Whether or not she'll hold onto that title by round three remains to be seen, but she's definitely one of my favorites.



  • Hmm, can't say I'll ever rank folks in my tournaments. I think it would give some people extra motivation to vote them out.



  • I don't really believe in that psychology. Maybe Erza won't win it all, but it won't be because I keep praising her as the kind of character that sets the standard for heroines.

    But if you want to vote her out simply because of me, be my guest - it will help balance the field ~_^



  • Eh, I was just saying why I wouldn't do it. Lord knows when I started the first villains tournament a some really good characters got voted out in favor of Nappa from DBZ. Or should I say mthr f**kn' GHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST NAPPA!

    Probably the only time I probably ever got legit pissed off about match results. And why I put in a rule the next year that said you had to vote for the character based off the anime they were in, not fan creations.



  • You know I'm aware this is probably a giant thing to set up but this week-long wait has been agonizing.

    Kind of wanna get this started soon and get the first set of matches underway!

    Also I've rooted for characters openly and no one has ever voted AGAINST them because I myself rooted for that character. They only seemed to do that if:
    1. It was also a character they liked
    2. It was a better alternative than the other options
    3. They'd give a pity vote

    People here don't seem to vote characters to spite. If anything people have given votes for characters they otherwise may have ignored just because someone talked about why they were so great and others were willing to comply. I will vote for who I deem worthy but I'll only set up my support list once we get into the Top 64.



  • @classyspartan:

    People here don't seem to vote characters to spite.

    It happens on occasion. SAO gets some hate around these parts - in fact, Asuna hasn't won a single match in this tournament's brief history. This is obviously Sinon's first Amazons tournament, so we'll see how she does.



  • Now that the matches are up, Spaceman, can you please sticky this thread? :)



  • You got it. :)



  • this looks like it's gonna be really fun

    i can't wait to get to the girls i really want to win



  • First 16 winners:

    Genkai - Yu Yu Hakusho (11)
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater (11)
    Kyubei Yagyu - Gintama (10)
    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho-Pass (10)
    Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats (10)
    Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail (10)
    Shigure Kosaka - Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (10)
    Balalaika - Black Lagoon (10)
    Scarlet Rain - Accel World (10)
    Teresa - Claymore (9)
    Scarlet - Space Dandy (9)
    Kurumi Tokisaki - Date A Live (9)
    Ein - Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (8)
    Nami - One Piece (8)
    Chaika Trabant - Chaika the Coffin Princess (7)
    Maiya Hisau - Fate/Zero (6)

    Maiya gets the tiebreaker over Minatsuki based on more posted votes.

    Nice to see we had at least one close match in group eight. Let's see if we can keep that trend up.



  • Disappointed that Chie, Minatsuki, and Eve were dropped off so early, especially Chie, but I'm satisfied with the overall results so far. :)



  • @7jaws7:

    Now that the matches are up, Spaceman, can you please sticky this thread?

    You can also un-sticky the villains discussion thread while you're at it, won't need that again 'til next year. ;)



  • Our next 16 winners in bold:

    Olivier Mira Armstrong - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (12)
    Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing - Hellsing Ultimate (11)
    Genkai - Yu Yu Hakusho (11)
    Maka Albarn - Soul Eater (11)
    Kyubei Yagyu - Gintama (10)
    Akane Tsunemori - Psycho-Pass (10)
    Rally Vincent - Gunsmith Cats (10)
    Erza Scarlet - Fairy Tail (10)
    Shigure Kosaka - Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (10)
    Balalaika - Black Lagoon (10)
    Scarlet Rain - Accel World (10)
    Celty Sturluson - Durarara!! (10)
    Teresa - Claymore (9)
    Scarlet - Space Dandy (9)
    Kurumi Tokisaki - Date A Live (9)
    Sayaka Miki - Puella Magi Madoka Magica (9)
    Mio Sakamoto - Strike Witches (9)
    Juvia Loxar - Fairy Tail (9)
    Ein - Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (8)
    Margery Daw - Shakugan no Shana (8)
    Nami - One Piece (8)
    R. Dorothy Wayneright - The Big O (8)
    Neptune - Hyperdimension Neptunia (8)
    Revy - Black Lagoon (8)
    Chaika Trabant - Chaika the Coffin Princess (7)
    Hakufu Sansaku - Ikkitousen (7)
    Ino Yamanaka - Naruto (7)
    Zessica Wong - Aquarion EVOL (7)
    Triela - Gunslinger Girl (7)
    Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter - Sailor Moon (6)
    Maiya Hisau - Fate/Zero (6)
    Nice Holystone - Baccano! (6)

    Nice ends up getting the benefit of a coin flip over Kenshin's girlfriend to break the tie. Sorry Kaoru! Guess I should have given you the extra since Olivier is the early leader in votes.



  • Its good to see that the nominations i've put up that have had their appearance made it through.



  • Sucks Mion was booted out, but out of all the Higurashi characters in this, she was the one I liked the least, so I can deal with it. I'm still pining for Shion and Rena.

    I am also completely and utterly shocked that Neppy got past that round, albeit barely. I'm happy about it though. :)


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