(Top Ten) For SaiMoe 2008August 20, 2008 at 10:00 am | Posted in Top Ten | 10 Comments
So, in case you didn’t know, SaiMoe is going on right now. And in case anyone doesn’t know what SaiMoe is…it’s basically just a voting competition to find out what girl from the past year is the most moe.
Now that the preliminaries are over I decided to make my next top ten list be the top ten girls I want to win SaiMoe. Not the ones I necessarily expect to, just the ones I want to.
Number 10: Kozuki Kallen (Code Geass R2)
Let me just say right away, if I get one “Kallen vs. Karen” complained in here I will scream (isn’t it already canon that she can be called both?).
Now then…maybe Karen is more badass than moe, but she has her moe moments too. You don’t see them too much anymore (though we got a quick peek of embarassed Karen in episode 19), but in the first season and earlier in R2 I never stopped being amused when Karen got all deredere around Zero. Promptly turning to tsuntsun whenever it was pointed out.
Yes, Karen is a very amusing tsunderekko. Tsundere is moe. So Karen belongs on this list.
Number 09: Takamachi Nanoha (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
Nanoha is moe no matter what age she is, of course, she’s not nearly as moe now that she’s nineteen. loli-Nanoha could have won this list with no problem. She’s Nanoha!
However…Adult Nanoha still makes my list. She’s also knocked back by the fact that she already won SaiMoe once anyway and I don’t really think she needs to win again.
But she’s still voiced by Yukari Tamura (such a cute voice) and she’s still got that kick-ass moe going for her (it didn’t exist for me until the moment I watched Nanoha), so…Nanoha~! She’s still on the list.
Number 08: Caro Ru Lushe (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
The best thing about StrikerS was probably the addition Caro and Erio (I don’t much care for either Subaru or Teana). I just wish that their inclusion didn’t mean sacrificing Nanoha and Fate’s former selves! Hayate is fine at either age.
Ah…Caro could be ranked higher if I got to see her hanging out with loli Fate and Nanoha…that would have been more fun…
Number 07: Hinamori Amu (Shugo Chara!)
I wonder if anyone is shocked by the fact that Amu didn’t even place in the top five. Well, you shouldn’t be. I love Amu for her COOL AND SPICY attitude. I really don’t find her very moe at all. She’s way too cool. One of the reasons why Amu stands out as a mahou shoujo heroine is because she’s not all useless. Part of moe is wanting to “protect” a character, right? Amu doesn’t need your protection boys (except for when she falls, Ikuto takes care of that though).
But, she gets all tsundere about Ikuto and she’s just way too cute then. And she’s just cute overall as the new mahou shoujo loli so…yeah. Number seven suits her just fine.
Amu would have ranked higher if it was specifically Amulet Dia or Amulet Angel though~!
Number 06: Fate T. Harlaown (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
Adult Fate is still pretty damn moe with the way she worries over Nanoha (whether you think they’re a couple or just friends, it’s cute either way). There’s also a lot more that gets Fate a high ranking. Example being…Nana Mizuki.
Fate has that same rare “bad ass” moe as Nanoha too. It’s a proven fact that guys get all giggly like girls when they bust out their ultimate attacks.
Number 05: Sunohara Mei (Clannad)
Devious loli voiced by Yukari Tamura ftw!!! The image really explains it all.
Um…reallly Mei didn’t show up in Clannad all that much, but when she did it was memorable and she really made it count. When I first started watching Clannad, I was still all spoiler-free and after Nagisa (Oh Nagisa~!) the character that caught my eye was Mei. Even though I knew pretty much nothing about her aside from her being Sunohara’s sister I still want all, “Kyaa!” when Mei finally showed up. Cute~!
Then she got major points for her wonderful plan to get Tomoya and Nagisa to start acting more like a couple in that extra episode of Clannad.
Number 04: Mashiro Rima (Shugo Chara!)
Considering that I get all “sounds angry, but is really just way too happy and excited” for Rima, she had to have a pretty high spot on this list. I call her Rima-tan in my head all the time. So often I’m forced to go, “Rima~!” whenever Rima does anything.
She’s just pure 100% cuteness and she’s got the stubborn thing going for her too.
But really, I think Rima owes this high ranking to episode 40. My already great Rima love just about doubled in that episode.
Number 03: Furukawa Nagisa (Clannad)
Um…she’s Nagisa. She’s fangirl and fanboy creating, impossible to hate, completely adorable, selfless, cute Nagisa!
At this point all of moe girls run really close together, so it was hard to rank Nagisa at number one. But if I thought about it realistically, a lot of my Nagisa love comes less from liking her, *squee* adorable traits (though that’s definitely enough to get her in third place) and more about her being mildly realistic.
Number 02: Hoshina Utau (Shugo Chara!)
She was going to be my number one, but then the fact that a lot of my love for her comes from her being “cool” and “awesome” too stopped me. Pure moe should be number one. But still…she is my tsundere queen.
We all know that I’m all crazy for Utau. I’m sure if I didn’t express my excitement towards her in such girly ways in forums everyone would think I’m just about her number one fanboy. Heh. Even though she’s only my third favorite character in Shugo Chara. Tsundere has that effect on me.
I’ve already gone on tons about Utau in the past…but yeah. Moe.
Number 01: Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier)
Kira~! (That should be enough to explain Ranka’s ranking)
Oh Ranka…you are pure moe. Everything you do is so freaking adorable, so much so that it can even be annoying (not to me, though. I have a high tolerance for all things cute).
Muahaha…Ranka’s moe moe attack tactics successfully ruined the anime for many srs bsns mecha fanboys and I’ve been able to since enjoy Macross F like no fandom I’ve ever shared with them before. I’m so glad that my brother stopped watching anime, because he was a Macross fan and I don’t need to argue with him over Ranka.
Personally, I want Ranka to win it all, because I think she deserves it. She’s innocent, absolutely cuddlable, and adorable. Sure, there’s all sorts of moe girls out there now, but Ranka matches the original moe in both appearance and personality.
For god’s sake! She’s an idol! Isn’t there where fanboys find their real life moe anyway?
Also, Ranka’s so moe that I’ve watched various Seikan Hikou videos dozens of times…I can do about 60% of the dance. My most embarrassing secret. Treasure it.
Well, Utau’s already been knocked out. (Nooo! T_T) At the start I kind of wanted her to win, but alas, maybe next year. (Fuuko moved on and Utau didn’t. It’s so sad…)
That said…I want either Ranka or Nagisa to run away with it (Mei is acceptable too). I think both of them have a pretty decent chance. Ranka is one of the few girls on this list to create an internet phenomenon. And she did it twice. NyanNyan dance and Kira~! Internet fame is good when the whole competition is taking place online. The only ones who can really compete with her in internet fame would be the Lucky Star girls and their dance.
As for others, well Kallen’s probably going to get kicked out by Nagisa right away…or maybe vice versa (but I doubt it). Rima has a decent chance of beating her first opponents. Amu has some pretty good competition, so I really have no idea how that one will work out. I’m pretty unsure with everyone else…
Part of me thinks that even though Ranka or tons of other girls are the more appropriate, someone from Code Geass is going to win just because it’s so popular (they got so many un-moe girls in there too…).
Hmm, well this is probably a bit different than the usual SaiMoe top ten. I guess it’s just more of a girl’s opinion on it. Moe is different for us. It can’t just be anything attractive, it has to be cute and giggle worthy. Real, “awws.” Higher up also has to bring out the, “big sister” instinct.
Or maybe that’s just my opinion on it. It’s fine if you don’t even understand it.
All that out of the way now…this top ten list was quite an ordeal too. It was a pain and a half to find good pictures for all of the girls and…ugh. I didn’t even put the same amount of effort into writing (except with Ranka~!). I’m starting to think all of my Top Ten lists are going to be hard. I’m still not sure about what I’m doing next week.
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