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!
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%)
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!