The Animefans Saimoe Tournament (动漫FANS最萌) is an online popularity contest. Held annually in spring and summer on bbs.dm123.cn since 2008.
The format changed frequently:
- 2008: 16 competitors
- 2009: extended to 32 competitors
- 2010: extended to 64 competitors
- 2012: Round of 96 introduced (2 of 3 characters advance per match), single-elimantion Round of 16 replaced by 4 round robin tournaments (2 of 4 characters advance per group)
- 2013: Round of 144 introduced (2 of 3 characters advance per match), former champions are excluded
Introduced in 2012. 16 top vote earners of the preliminary round become badge candidates. These titles can be won or lost until Round of 16.
Fan-work bonus voteEdit
Introduced in 2011. Fan work like videos, images or articles can provide additional votes.
The final 3 rounds of the tournament features the Final Eight of the tournament.
|Year||CHAMPION||Runner-Up||Third and Fourth||Fifth through Eighth|
|2008||Shana||Saber||C.C., Sakagami Tomoyo||Suzumiya Haruhi, Kouzuki Kallen, Hiiragi Kagami, Furukawa Nagisa|
|2009||C.C.||Sanzenin Nagi||Katsura Hinagiku, Furukawa Nagisa||Sakagami Tomoyo, Ichinose Kotomi, Nogizaka Haruka, Fujibayashi Kyou|
|2010||Fujibayashi Kyou||Misaka Mikoto||Shiina Mafuyu, Saber||Akiyama Mio, Tousaka Rin, Illyasviel von Einzbern, Nakano Azusa|
|2011||Charlotte Dunois||Senjougahara Hitagi||Fate Testarossa, Nakamura Yuri||Tachibana Kanade, Suzumiya Haruhi, Index, Saber|
|2012||Saber||Katsura Hinagiku||Gokou Ruri, Akiyama Mio||Misaka Mikoto, Shana, Senjougahara Hitagi, Lacus Clyne|
|2013||Lacus Clyne||Takanashi Rikka||Yuuki Asuna, Oikawa Tsurara||Louise Valliere, Hakurei Reimu, Kurousagi, Akiyama Mio|
|2014||Misaka Mikoto||Yuuki Asuna||Senjougahara Hitagi, Yukinoshita Yukino||Cagalli Yula, Kurousagi, Irisviel von Einzbern, Aragaki Ayase|
- Shana has also won the Korean Super Best Moe Tournament in 2007.
- Shana's participation in 2012 was the last and most successful of any former champion.
- Saber is the most successful character: Champion in 2012, Runner-up in 2008, Semifinalist in 2010 and Quartefinalist in 2011.
- Animefans Saimoe Tournament should not be confused with Chinese Saimoe Tournament, which was held from 2007 to 2009 and had similar champions (2007: Izumi Konata, 2008: C.C. and Shana, 2009: C.C.).