Round 1, Colonies Side: Results

April 26, 2011

Before you get to the voting breakdowns, take a minute to look at this F***ING BADASS VIDEO that Sai Mecha fan Tronulax from Anime New Modality made as a promo video for Sai Mecha 2011. (Ok, so he got the Gundam Mk II and Zeta Gundam mixed up. That does not take away one bit from how MECHA-BLADDER BURSTING THIS VIDEO IS. YOUR BODY IS NOT READY! WATCH IT! Once you’re sufficiently filled with HOT BLOODED ENTHUSIASM, check out the Round 1, Colonies Side results below the cut.

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Vote Totals

Big O  vs Gundam Exia (54.04% vs 45.96%)

Zaku II vs Master Gundam (55.13% vs 44.87%)

Gundam Deathscythe vs Zeta Gundam (40.91% vs 59.09%)

Escaflowne vs RahXephon (73.03% vs 26.97%)

YF-19 Excalibur vs Mazinger Z (59.49% vs 40.51%)

Scopedog vs Alteisen (52.82% vs 47.18%)

God Gundam vs Gurren Lagann (31.88% vs 68.13%)

Arbalest vs Nirvash (52.87% vs 47.13%)

BONUS ROUND: Battle of the Bridge Bunnies

Bobby Margot (34.97%) vs Claudia La Salle (20.98%) vs Sally Ford (14.69%) vs Shammy Milliome (7.69%) vs Ram Hoa (4.9%) vs Monica Lange (4.9%) vs Kim Kabirov (4.2%) vs Mena Roshan (3.5%) vs Miho Miho (2.8%) vs Vanessa Laird (1.4%)

Commentary

Welcome, Sai Mecha fans! This is your commentator ExecutiveOtaku. I’ll have to keep my remarks brief this time as I’m in the midst of a rapid scramble for relocation comparable in intensity only to the Battle of Aboa A Qu. The Big O proved itself to be just a little too much even for all of Exia’s blades, while in the next competition the iconic workhorse of Zeon won out over the Master Gundam. The Deathscythe, a favorite among many Wing fans, lost out to the innovative design and near-magical Newtype link of the Zeta Gundam. Meanwhile in the fantasy super-robot arena the Escaflowne dealt a crushing blow to the idol singer of mecha, the RahXephon. Macross fan came away from the bittersweet win-loss of the Earth Side with a victory for the YF-19 over a tough as nails oldschool challenger in the form of Mazinger Z. The Scopedog pushed itself over the top against the Alteisen in a victory of simple, practical design over the bulky, powerful hero mecha. In an outcome everyone saw coming, the Gurren Lagann won its first match by a solid margin. I’d bet good money on that super robot making it to the semi-finals. Finally the Arbalest sent the Nirvash into a Full Metal Panic with its win. You could even say that the Eureka 7 fans have been surfed (SERVED, errr, SURFED SURFED SURFED!) Or that their board-riding mecha has been u-surfed. Also, “ahahahaha, wipeout!” [I kid, I kid. But it’s too easy when the robot rides a surf board of all things.]

*Ahem*

In the bonus round, well, I can’t say that I’m not disappointed. When he’s up against such beautiful competition, AND he’s a fan of that wretched Nekki Basara, well my friends I just can’t imagine what the voters were thinking. Sally, you’ll always be my favorite.

Join us next time for the first mixed Earth and Colonies Side matchups. Date for posting to be determined due to upheavals in my schedule, but I’m hoping for Thursday. The matchups will be:

EARTH SIDE

EVA UNIT 01 vs Gunbuster

Tachikoma vs Giant Robo

VF-1 Valkyrie vs EVA UNIT 02

Gao Gai Gar vs Sinanju

COLONIES SIDE

Big O vs Zaku II

Zeta Gundam vs Escaflowne

YF-19 Excalibur vs Scopedog

Gurren Lagann vs Arbalest

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59 Responses to “Round 1, Colonies Side: Results”

  1. Soulstrider said

    Can’t say I am surprised by most of results, although I voted for RahXephon, I knew he would be easily defeated.

    Actually there was one instance that surprised me, I wasn’t expecting Nirvash to lose, I was always under impression that Eureka 7 was more popular than FMP not to mention Nirvash being more memorable than Arbalest, oh well.

    Glad to see Bobby won, after all he is a FABULOUS character

  2. chii said

    wooohooo go YF-19 go!

  3. otou-san said

    let me be the first to say ARBALEST WTF

  4. First of all, it’s nice to see that over-hyped Exia go down to Big O (& not Scirocco’s ugly fat boy The Big O, either). It tore my heart up to see my two fave mecha designs go head to head, but I’m glad to see my Zeta move on. And like everyone else, I’m a bit surprised that the TypeZero lost. I expected that hippy machine to be one of the contenders. The Arbalest had an awesome name, but I was never in love with the design.

  5. JoeQ said

    WHAT THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! FUCK THIS RIGGED TOURNAMENT, I’M NEVER VOTING AGAIN! (except for EVA-02 and Scopedog)

    I mean, c’mon, Zaku II, YF-19 and FUCKING ARBALEST?! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!

    • U MAD? :coolface:

      Seriously though, how did you not expect the iconic Zaku II and the Macross fan-favorite YF-19 to do well? (The Arbalest was a surprise to me though, even though I voted for it as an anti-E7 vote :3 )

      • Matt Wells said

        Far more western fans have fond memories of Macross Plus than they do of original Mazinger or Shin, JoeQ. Hence these results. That said, these people are WRONG WRONG WRONG!

        VF-21 WAS THE BETTER VALKYRIE! ZEUS WILL SMASH YOU FILTHY HERETICS INTO ATOMS!!!

      • JoeQ said

        Because prior to this, I still had faith in my fellow robot fans, BUT I NOW SEE YOU FOR THE SCUM YOU TRULU ARE!!!

        Zaku may be iconic, but I wasn’t expecting much from it, seeing how it was up against one of the franchises most badass mecha. Goddamn realfags…

        YF-19 is okay, but this was fucking Mazinger FFS! Goddamn realfags…
        Zeus will have his vengeance AND I WILL BE HIS INSTRUMENT!

        Arbalest is shit, plain and simple.

      • Matt Wells said

        Sorry dude, I wanted to see either Master vs. God in this tournament, or Zaku II vs. Scopedog. When I saw that G Gundam was up against Gurren Lagann, my dreams were dashed, and I plumped for my second dream matchup instead.

        If its any consolation, we BOTH know Master Asia could kick the shit out of ANY of the pilots of these mechs. Just a shame we’re doing SaiMecha, and not SaiPilot. And I voted for Mazinger! 😦 Manly tears, man. On the plus side, Big O crushed the Exia beneath its mighty feet! SUPER ROBOTS BANZAI!

  6. x said

    Arbalest vs Nirvash was a tough decision. But yay, Arbalest!

    Gurren Lagann vs Arbalest?? WHY U DO THIS TO ME?

    And let me be the first to say BOBBY WTF ಠ_ಠ

    • Fadeway said

      The Nirvash is a surfing mecha that turns into a car. Real mechas fly and turn into badass planes. Not a tough decision at all.

  7. Matt Wells said

    And so Big O rightfully crushes that sorry excuse for a real robot, and by an acceptable margin. Not surprised that G Gundam lost to GL, but since Master Gundam joined him, I can accept the result. If the both of them couldn’t make it together in the finals, and fight HEAD TO HEAD FOR THE TITLE OF “GUNDAM ZA GUNDAMS”, I’d rather have neither of them. They’re a package deal for me. 🙂

    Unfortunately, the match-ups would seem to rule out my dream match of Scopedog vs. Zaku II, but at least they both made it. Arbalest was a surprise upset, and I was shocked to see how utterly crushed RahXephon was by Escaflowne. I guess the fandoms for either show regard their series with a different level of fondness e.g. E fans love it still, R fans hate the crazy Gainax ending.

    Looking at the coming fights, GR is likely to fall to the Tachikoma (MOE IS THE CANCER KILLING SAIMECHA, etc.), Eva 1 vs. Gunbuster should be interesting, and Big O vs. Zaku II should be close. YF-19 vs. Scopedog is going to be an utter curbstomp, but that’s okay, ’cause Chirico will jump out from the wreckage and just hijack the Valkyrie from Isamu. 🙂

    Sad to have no Mazinger in the finals, but hey, there’s always next year! And SKL as a design doesn’t do much for me, devil wings and two pilot system aside. And to anyone thinking of voting for the Sinaju, just be aware that you are a filthy goddamn Space Nazi, and also simultaeneously a Space Communist (The tip off? Red paint job). You also think muttonchops are a cool hairstyle.

    I feel it fair to warn you that RETURNING TO LIGHT can be a dampener on your social life, especially when you ARE VANQUISHED BY THE KING OF BRAVES, GOD OF DESTRUCTION, EARTH’S MIGHTY FIGHTING MECHANOID…GAO GAI GAR!!!

    • Stormshrug said

      How could anyone possibly hate the “crazy Gainax ending” of RahXephon?

      I suppose that’s not a fair question, but what I mean is:

      How could somebody have the knowledge to realize that it has a Gainax ending, but not have seen the fact that RahXephon is a very intentional “clone” of Evangelion (and know that this necessarily entails a crazy mindfuck ending) from the very beginning? The show copies scenes from Eva shot for shot just to drive home the parallels between the two. (Plus it’s by Bones, and they have a such a great track record with endings, but that’s another story.)

      If a person hated RahXephon’s ending and hadn’t seen Evangelion, I could understand hating it for being a mindfuck. But, realistically, how many people voting in SaiMecha who have seen RahXephon haven’t seen Evangelion?

      Anyway, even though I love Escaflowne (and voted for it over the ugly-ass title mech from RX), I would contend that Escaflowne’s ending is waaaaayyy shittier than RahXephon’s.

      RahXephon’s ending: “Fuck you EvaDad, a clone of Shinji CAN get the girl and make a better world in an unambiguous fashion if he just stops being such a bitch!”

      Escaflowne’s ending: “Let’s resolve all of the love triangle problems just in time to imply that the two lovers will never see each other again FOR NO ADEQUATELY EXPLORED REASON. Viewers love that tragic romance shit, right?!”

      Apologies for the rant, but I really hated Escaflowne’s ending.

      • Matt Wells said

        In all fairness, I have seen neither of those three shows. I was stereotyping to an amazing degree, and accordingly pulling facts out of my ass. I apologise for this.

        Still, the appearance of a Gainax ending is immensely frustrating, almost enough for many fans to taint their love of a series (I was the same with Big O) irrevocably. And while dumb, Escaflowne at least has a conventional ending eg. One that doesn’t break the veiwer’s brain, and is confusing for the sake of being so.

      • Stormshrug said

        Right, but my point is that RahXephon could never have had anything but a Gainax ending, and this was clear from the start. I’m surprised anybody’s angry about the Gainax ending that they almost HAD to see coming a million miles away. That’s like standing in front of a train, turning, seeing the train, not getting off the track despite being perfectly capable of it, and then complaining that you got hit by a train! Of course you got hit by a train!

        Whereas Escaflowne’s extremely dissatisfying ending really DID come out of left field with no prior indication, and was confusing and jarring (the behavior of the characters, if not the specific events) basically for the sake of being so.

      • JoeQ said

        Have to agree with this. RahXephon does have a Gainax ending, but at least it’s a GOOD Gainax ending (unlike, say, Gasaraki…).

        Escaflowne’s ending OTOH is just completely shitty. The sickening power of love conquers all! Oh, and now I’m just going to go back to my world and we’ll never see each other again. THE END.
        Where the hell is my army of Escaflownes kicking evil empirea ass, dammit?!

  8. Matt Wells said

    Oh, and before I forget, props to Tronulax for that AWESOME promo vid. Kicked my ass for sure!

  9. Its those damned Bonta-kuns, forcing people to choose FMP.

  10. Caraniel said

    Nooo! My pretty Deathscythe lost! ;___;

    Also, Arbalest!? Really!?

  11. FUCKING BULLSHIT.

    RETARDED OLDFAGS GONNA TURN THIS INTO A GIANT ROBO V BIG O YAOIFEST

    • Dzus (yes it is my last name, DEAL WITH IT) said

      There is an answer that will solve all our problem…USE NEWTYPE MAGIC 😉
      But seriously, Sinanju FTW!!!!

    • Turambar said

      I WILL RUB MY GIANT MECHA COCK OVER YOUR PRECIOUS NEWFAG GRAVE IF BIG O MAKES IT TO THE FINAL STAGE!

      ALL THE MORE FITTING THAT ITS FINAL STAGE ATTACK DOES SORT OF LOOK LIKE A PENIS!

      • Dzus (yes it is my last name, DEAL WITH IT) said

        lol…if I wantthe Sinanju to win, why would I vote for its most likely opponent.
        The only other mecha’s I really like are the Zaku, Gurren Laggan, Zeta Gundam, and the YF-19. As much as I like Big O the show, Big O isn’t that amazing of a mecha…

      • Matt Wells said

        BIG O ISN’T AN AMAZING MECHA?! REPENT SINNER! UNCLEAN!!! Seriously though, it has a DAT ASS made of pointy grappling hooks, and an impossibly huge (and phallic) chest cannon. For looks alone, it is pretty unique. Like what you will though.

      • RIVET YOUR BALLS BACK TO YOUR CROTCH BECAUSE THEY GONNA SHRIVEL AND TURN BLUE BECAUSE YOU’LL HAVE TO MAKE SHINMARU DRAW YOU A SHITTY DOUJIN IF YOU WANT TO FAP TO YOUR YAOI ENDING.

  12. Landon said

    Big O winning is awesome and all, but it isn’t all that satisfying. Where there’s one Gundam, there’s a million more that look exactly like it waiting in the lurch. Like a roach infestation. If you step on one, you haven’t finished the job.

    But still. BIG O! SHOWTIME! Take down that even-more-generic robot next round!

  13. Kuro said

    GUNDAM G FAIL. LOL. TEAM GAINAX GO, GO, GO!

  14. Reid said

    The next round is going to rip my heart out. I’m literally dreading the upcoming vote. So many of my favored mechs are going to be eliminated. 😦

  15. Aftershok said

    The Gurren Lagann is nice and all but DOES IT HAVE FINGERS THAT MELT THROUGH EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES

    As I lament the demise of Domon’s Gundam, I can at least say Big O made it through,though I don’t think he’ll get far 😛

  16. Turambar said

    BIG O, FUCK YEAH FUCK YOU EXIA.

    Now, we just need to hunt down and castrate all Zaku II voters.

  17. Turambar said

    Either Gao Gai Gar v Gurren Lagann or Tachikoma v YF-19 for the finals. I refuse to accept any other final match up. Make it happen.

  18. foshizzel said

    Wooooow awesome video!!

    Nice results 😀

  19. Stormshrug said

    A disturbing trend:

    Big O? More like Big BrO

    Zaku II? More like Zaku BRO

    Zeta Gundam? More like Delta Kappa Phi Gundam

    Escaflowne? More like EscaBROwne

    YF 19 Excalibur? More like YF 19 ExcaliBRO

    Scopedog? More like Gropedog

    Gurren Lagann? More like BROrren BROgann

    Arbalest? More like ArBROlest

    BROnus round: BRObby MarBROt

    Seriously, though, this went much better than Earth Side. Didn’t expect to see so many supers upset, but it makes me happy. Let’s hope the ArBROlest can pull another ridiculous upset out of its ass- err – Lambda Driver and bring down Gurren Lagann!

    • JoeQ said

      If that happens, it’ll be the biggest fucking bullshit upset ever. Arbalest has absolutely ZERO advantages over GL. Except of course the misguided hype backlash of elitist oldfags and realfags.

      • Stormshrug said

        I like how my post was full of terrible 3am humor and the thing that induced rage was my support of the Arbalest.

        Let’s throw some more fuel on the fire: TTGL is overrated.

      • JoeQ said

        Well, I’ve always thought that exaggerated rage is the best response when arguing about cartoon robot ;).

        Think of TTGL what you will. I just fail to see how anyone could consider the Arbalest to be a superior design. Compared to the fairly similar Nirvash, MAYBE, but most certainly not GL.

  20. vendredi said

    Grunt suits just eking out the win, barely. Scopedog and Arbalest just scraping out the victory there.

    Also the selection of Bobby Margot is not just a victory for him, it’s a testament to TOLERANCE and DIVERSITY.

    This day, we are all winners with Bobby.

  21. WhatSht said

    THAT ISNT THE YF-19 IN THE VIDEO, ITS A DAMN VF-11!

  22. Darkfireblade25 said

    Barnicles, I knew deathsycthe hell custom shoulda went up agianst z gundam.

  23. Anya said

    Noooooo Exia ;A;

  24. JoeQ said

    Sooo, any idea yet when the next round starts or is your schedule still in an upheaval EO? I’m starting to go into withdrawal here!

    • Working on it. I was just trying to set up the polls but PollDaddy keeps giving me an error when I load images to them. Will try a little later on today, have to wait for Ghosty to do his writeups anyway. As soon as possible the next round will be up.

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