Colonies Side, Round 2 Results

June 19, 2012

The results are in, and for the first time ever in Sai Mecha history, we had a tie result! This is ExecutiveOtaku, bringing you the results of Colonies Side, round 2 voting. We had four BIG FIGHTS this time around, and you’ll want to see how that tie got broken! Read on, mecha fans!

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Results

Turn A Gundam vs Black Getter (66.67% vs 33.33%)

TIE: Gouf Custom vs GP-03 Dendrobium (50% vs 50%) Sudden death results below.

Gunbuster vs Gao Gai Gar (58.59% vs 41.41%)

Escaflowne vs Kshatriya (43.93% vs 56.07%)

BONUS ROUND: Would’ve been better with mecha…

THREE WAY TIE! FUND THEM ALL!

 K-ON: K-00n Gitah Memories (25.51%) Kimi ni Todoke: Kisama ni Todoke (6.12%) vs Prince of Tennis: Aim for the Ball! PuriTeni! (25.51%) vs Hidamari Sketch: Super Dimensional Fortress Hidamarisou (17.35%) vs Maria-sama ga Miteru: Mecha-sama Watches Over Us (25.51%)

Commentary

We’ll get to the dramatic tie vote and sudden death in a moment, but first, the other matches. The Getter Clan started out strong this year, securing two new entrants into Sai Mecha where before they had none. No fight is ever easy in Sai Mecha, not with these fan favorites, but the Getter fans put in a good showing for being a relatively small faction compared to the major franchises. But that run came to an end when the Black Getter went up against The Mustachioed Menace, The White Doll of Destruction, the Turn A Gundam. The culmination of the Tomino Gundam scored a strong victory over the last of the Getters, taking home three-quarters of the vote and moving itself one step closer to RaGARok. Elsewhere the Gunbuster continued to show why it’s the King of the Zakus by defeating another super robot competitor, arguably the greatest of the combining mecha, the Gao Gai Gar. And in the third round, the Escaflowne’s last minute boost in the polls was not quite enough to put the dragon-mecha past the Kshatriya, whose funnels and quad-wings carried the day.

In the bonus competition, fan enthusiasm was overwhelming but neatly split between the favorite three. All three sound good to me, and I’d watch them, but for my money I’d really want to see Mecha-sama Watches Over Us. Yuri, mecha, tea parties? It doesn’t get any better than that, folks!

Sudden Death Round! Gouf Custom vs GP-03

Now, the Gouf Custom vs GP-03 fight, well that was something! The two duked it out over the entire course of the voting period, neither contestant getting more than 4 votes ahead of the other at any point in the competition. But when the final bell rang, the two mecha stood broken and battered in the Sai Mecha Arena, exhausted but unable to subdue the other. In a first for Sai Mecha, it was decided that a neutral way was needed to break the tie. Something that involved fighting, but wasn’t down to player skill. So it was resolved that the two mecha should enter into a best-of-three duel in DotWar, the avatar fighting game. Each contestant was given three different icons to face off against the other with, and whoever won the most would be the victor. The Gouf Custom, a classic with little variation, had three different illustrations in its stable. Meanwhile the way the GP-03’s unique and unconventional design brought it many fan variations and parodies, and a classic diagram image teamed up with Azumanga Daioh‘s Osaka and Madoka Magica‘s Homura for the final fight. Here’s how it went down!

The Gouf Custom displayed the maneuverability for which it earned its reputation, flanking the GP03’s force and dealing massive damage behind the enemy’s line. Feels a bit like that fight with the Guntanks, doesn’t it?

This round secured the Gouf Custom’s win, but not before it lost most of its forces. The battle came down to who had what left after the initial, massive clash, and once again, the Gouf Custom was tougher, even with the special Osaka weapons pack.

This is Sai Mecha, and here, we fight it out to the bitter end! Even though the Gouf Custom had locked down the win, Homura Dendrobium would not be denied her battle! Homura annihilated the Gouf Custom’s initial wave and withstood its flanking attacks. The Gouf Custom took heavy damage in that last round, but in the end it was just tough enough to hold out and deal the final blow. Truly a match worthy of these two outstanding contestants!

That’s all for now, mecha fans! Join us next time (this weekend if all goes well) for the final round of MidGAR, a combined final round of Earth and Colonies Sides to determine who will stand to face the gods of GARhalla! See you then!

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30 Responses to “Colonies Side, Round 2 Results”

  1. schneider said

    FILTHY MEATBAGS RUINED DENDROBIUM

    TURN A AND KSHATRIYA FUCK YES

    GUNBUSTER, YOU HAVE GREAT COURAGE IN YOUR HEART(S)

  2. Shinmaru said

    This is the greatest tournament.

  3. JoeQ said

    1. fucking mustachefags

    2. MWAHAHAHAHA! Sieg Zeon!

    3. THE KING OF BRAVES has fallen, yet there is sadness in my heart. It was a battle worthy of the finals and it’s a crying shame that two such titans had to clash so early on when so many other worthless mecha are allowed to go on. Noriko, Kasumi, the oath sworn through courage now falls to you!

    4. whatever, Gunbuster will slaughter it next round anyway.

  4. Jexams said

    I am so happy at the Kshatriya’s victory though all the lulz to the tie breaker.

  5. SO SAD TO SEE THE GP-03 TO GO OUT BUT, WHATEVS, GREAT FIGHT.

    In other news…

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA SUCK IT GETTERFAGS!

    GUNBUSTER crushes GGG, this is a good thing.

    Kshatriya is through! FENNELS!

    • That was truly the most valourous, glorious, dare I say it? epic (in terms of scale and pure bravura) way to split a tie of which I’ve ever born witness. I’m glad the Gouf won it because Zeon is my efil4aggin among nefarious hate-group-led military factions in science fiction, but that won’t stop me from voting for Turn A in the next round. It is truly a thing that transends the boundaries between Earther and SPacenoid because it the living breathing idol of everything Gundam is: a super robot in the guise of a real robot and it bridges that divide in the only way possible: KNOCK BOTH SIDES BACK TO THE STONE AGE TO MAKE THEM REALIZE WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE. The White Doll deserves a trip to Garhalla, but then so do many of our fallen heroes. Let’s light a candle (or in Mazinkaiser SKL’s case let’s wave a lighter) for our dead homies and salute their noble sacrifice in the name of our petty, divisive yet somehow strangely unifying squabling. That magic hour is soon upon us when we get to see the mommy-bot-that-is-not-really-a-robot beat whoever faces it anyway -_-

  6. Matt Wells said

    1. I expected this, but I’m glad we managed to pull in a third of the vote. At least the Gundam that beat a Getter was a genuine Super Robot.

    2. what is this i dont even wut? Que pasa? Why was the tie-breaker so fucking confusing and why the hell did you slap Madoka onto the GPO3 for no goddamn reason? Also, the only other decent Kawamori design in the entire tournament is out. This does not bode well for them. :)

    3. I’m actually surprised Gunbuster won this! A lot of the commenters nominated GGG, but God of Zakus still won by a sizable margin. Maybe some of the voters chose Gunbuster because they thought GGG wasn’t the Genesic version… either way, best matchup in the entire tournament. I’m only disapointed it wasn’t held in the Finals.

    4. So long dragon bot from show with a really shitty ending, Zeon will rise again… until the Federation makes another Gundam, then they’re royally fucked. It’s no Sinaju, but I’ll take what I can get.

    ONWARD TO GARHALLA!

    • Pretty much this. Except for Escaflowne having a shitty ending.

    • 1. SUCK IT GETTERFAG
      2. THIS IS AWESOME, YOU RETARDED DINOSAUR. YOUR MIND IS TOO ADDLED WITH GETTER RAYS LOLOLOL.
      3. GUNBUSTER ALWAYS BETTER THAN GGG.
      4. KSHATRIYA OWNS.

      • Matt Wells said

        1. NO U >:^
        2. FUCK YO AQAURION, FUCK YO MESSIAH, FUCK YO YF-19, AND FUCK YO NIRVASH. Durandal and the Dendrobium were the ONLY good Kawamori designs in the entire tournament, AND NOW THEY’RE DEEEEAAADD… And what killed them? A Zaku recolour and the bastard love child of Wing Zero and a Quinn Matha. Fuck’s sake Kawamori fags, get your priorities straight.
        3. LIES FILTHY LIES, THEY ARE EQUALLY AWESOME. GGG remembers love like it’s 1972, and Gunbuster is pitch perfect affectionate pastiche. Gunbuster fulfils my design need for sleekness and super science, GGG fulfills my need for clunky combinations and ridiculous weaponry.
        4. DURANDAL WAS BETTER. GO VOTE FOR A REAL VALKYRIE NEXT TIME INSTEAD OF THIS JESUS SAOTOME SHIT.

      • I’D GET DRUNK ON YOUR WHINE IF IT DIDN’T TASTE LIKE PISS.

  7. Turambar said

    What the fuck is this dotwar. Fuck this shit.

  8. dliessmgg said

    Not even when there’s a three-way tie I can win. Damn.

  9. Anya said

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  10. Kuro said

    Today is a great day in Sai Mecha. I’m a happy mecha fan.

  11. Turn A Gundam: Hah, Black Getter is out

    Gouf Custom: I don’t mind, it’s still from Gundam

    Gunbuster: I voted for Gunbuster because GGG defeated Aquarion Evol.

    Kshatriya: Great.

  12. JCG said

    1. TURN A TURN!

    2. Stupidly overrated Gouf is still stupidly overrated, but at least the actual vote count showed it can’t even properly beat the GP-03 either.

    3. INAZUMA KIIIIIIIICK!

    4. Okay? I don’t really care. The Kshatriya obviously looks better in OVA-quality animation rather than on paper though.

  13. 1. The last Getter has fallen, though bested by White Doll the Getter WILL RETURN! (next year)
    2. YUS! EAT IT MOBILE ARMOR FATTIE!
    3. True Courage has failed us! The God of Zeeks looks to ravage Garhalla!
    4. *table flip* FAWK THAT FUNNEL SPAM!

    I was decimated this round only 1/4 :/ Good old Gouf Custom bringing it home though!

  14. So btw EO, did you use that Gundam école du ciel pic like a poser cuz it looks awesome, or did you actually read it?
    (I’m in the former category)

    • I’ve read it, or at least as much of it as got released in the US. Such a sad thing, it was probably my favorite Gundam story aside from Zeta, and probably tied with 0083, but after waiting years between volumes for vol. 8 and 9, TokyoPop went under and I won’t get to read the rest. At least in printed form, maybe someone has scanslated it past that point.

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