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.
Tournament format[edit | edit source]
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 system[edit | edit source]
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 vote[edit | edit source]
Introduced in 2011. Fan work like videos, images or articles can provide additional votes.
Results[edit | edit source]
The final 3 rounds of the tournament features the Final Eight of the tournament.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.).