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Best Moe Tournament 2009, or in short KBM 2009. The winner of KBM 2009 is Taiga Aisaka, and the runner up is Kagami Hiiragi.

Finals Reverse BracketEdit

Winner Taiga Aisaka
Final 1809 1806
Taiga Aisaka Kagami Hiiragi
Semifinals 1394 1342 1460 1390
Taiga Aisaka Azusa Nakano Kagami Hiiragi Ushio Okazaki
Quarterfinals 1379 1349 838 1342 1560 1535 1314 1567
Taiga Aisaka Hinagiku Katsura Ui Hirasawa Azusa Nakano Kagami Hiiragi Yuki Nagato Holo Ushio Okazaki



  • To qualify, a character must be female and appeared in an anime series that first aired between 07/01/2008 and 06/30/2009.
  • The character can be non-human, but must look like a female and be capable of making decisions.
  • Fan-made production was not allowed except for the Touhou OVA.
  • Characters from 18+ anime are not allowed.
  • The eligibility was based on the release of the anime series and episodes, not the character having screen time, thus many characters that did not make an appearance in the allotted time were ruled eligible provided that their series had continued to air between 07/01/2008 and 06/30/2009.


  • Preliminary 1st round: 3000+ characters were split into 96 groups.
    • Voters were allowed to pick up to 3 characters per group
    • Top 12 of each group (1152 total) advances to the 2nd round.
  • Preliminaries 2nd round: All characters were shuffled and split into 96 groups.
    • Voters were allowed to pick up to 1 characters per group from this point on
    • Top 3 of each group (288 total) advances to the Preliminary 3rd round.
    • 4th and 5th place contestants were assigned to Repechage round
  • Preliminary 3rd round: All characters were shuffled and split into 72 groups
    • The winner of the group (72 total) advanced to Round of 96.
    • The rest were assigned to the Repechage round
  • Repechage round: 408 characters were shuffled and split into 24 groups.
    • Each group had 9 characters from round 3 and 8 characters from round 2.
    • The winner of each group (24 total) advanced to Round of 96.
  • In case of tie, tie breaker rule is used.

Main TournamentEdit

  • Round of 96: 32 groups of 3 contestants is randomly formed.
    • Winners of each group advances to the Round of 32. (96 -> 32)
  • Round of 32: 16 groups are formed. The tournament is single elimination from this point on.
    • The groups are formed at random after winners to all the groups in a round is determined
    • Those who advanced to round of 96 got new larger avatars and Korean/English character description that appear if you place mouse cursor over their names

Super Best Moe TournamentEdit

  • There was no Super Best Moe in 2009 in order to let people cool their heads after extremely heated exchanges about KBM.

See AlsoEdit

External linksEdit

Saimoe Directory
Anime Saimoe Tournament


Best Moe Tournament
International Saimoe League
What is Saimoe?Saimoe ParticipantsSaimoe WinnersSaimoe Records
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