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The Animefans Saimoe Tournament (动漫FANS最萌) is an online popularity contest. Held annually in spring and summer on since 2008.

Tournament formatEdit

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

Badge systemEdit

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
2015 Yuuki Asuna Shiba Miyuki Akemi Homura, Minami Kotori Hiradaira Chisaki, Noumi Kudrayavka, Aihara Enju, Sonoda Umi


  • 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.).
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