RaGARok Round 2 – Final Four
August 5, 2012
It’s time for the Final Four! This is ExecutiveOtaku, live from the Sai Mecha Arena. Tonight we have the semifinals, where the final four contestants from this year’s tournament face off for a spot in the championship. Only one of the Gods of GARhalla remains standing this year, the YF/VF-19 Excalibur. The soul of MidGAR was strong this year, so we have three mecha setting foot for the first time upon the sands of the semifinals. Who will survive the penultimate round and move forward? Only time and votes will tell!
Last round we had a surprise upset as the reigning Evangelion UNIT 01 was toppled by fellow GARhalla veteran, the YF/VF-19 Excalibur. Luck seems to be one of its many skills, as it would have seemed unlucky to go up against the reigning champion. But the VF did have something going for it to pull off the surprise: it never directly fought the UNIT 01 last year. In Sai Mecha 2011 the Zaku II knocked out the YF/VF-19, as they were both from the Colonies Side. The Evangelion was the Earth Side champion, so the two never met in direct competition until last round. It soars on now in the semifinals to challenge the Gunbuster. The Gunbuster has long been a favorite of both the Old School of the East and Gainax fans. The ‘King of Zakus’ won a close fight last round to secure its home lands of the Kingdom of Monoeye, and is now on a roll and ready for the next battle. It has power of galactic proportions, but it faces off against the embodiment of Macross spirit. The Killer of Kings YF/VF-19 now looks to claim another crowned head as it takes on the King of Zakus!
In the second round, the Turn A Gundam and Gurren Lagann face off. The Gurren Lagann made quick work of the VF-25 last round, and it was a strong contender all throughout Sai Mecha 2011 too. It lost last year to the YF/VF-19, so if it wins this round and its rival the other, it’ll get the chance at payback it no doubt is thirsting for. Its challenger also is a veteran VF fighter. The Turn A Gundam fought a much closer battle with the original VF-1 Valkyrie last round and emerged victorious. This is also a tale of revenge, as the VF-1 knocked out the Turn A Gundam in the very first round last year. After having served a cold dish to the Valkyrie, the Turn A now will show what it could have done last year if it hadn’t been eliminated so early. The White Doll now challenges the Spiral Monster for supremacy and a shot at the crown!