First Preliminary Group 12 Results:
=====Qualified for the Tournemant=====
1st 646 votes | Katsura Hinagiku @ Hayate no Gotoku!!
2nd 588 votes | Tachibana Kanade (Tenshi) @ Angel Beats!
3rd 586 votes | Kataoka Yuuki @ Saki
4th 564 votes | Akiyama Mio @ K-ON!!
5th 540 votes | Shirai Kuroko @ To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
6th 443 votes | Furude Rika @ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
7th 404 votes | Tsukuyomi Komoe @ To Aru Kagaku no Railgun
8th 358 votes | Tohsaka Rin @ Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
9th 299 votes | Chika @ Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆
10th 271 votes | Sakura Akari @ Jewelpet Tinkle
11th 258 votes | Haibara Ai @ Meitantei Conan
12th 243 votes | Wilhelmina Carmel @ Shakugan no Shana S
=====Qualified for Round 2 Preliminaries=====
13th 192 votes | Isara Gunther @ Senjou no Valkyria
14th 191 votes | Matou Sakura @ Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works
15th 164 votes | Bachou Mouki (Sui) @ Shin Koihime†Musou series
16th 136 votes | Angol Moa @ Keroro Gunsou
17th 133 votes | Tsuyama Mutsuki @ Saki
18th 131 votes | Mikogami Rimu @ Anyamal Tantei Kiruminzoo
19th 129 votes | Liechtenstein @ Hetalia Axis Powers
20th 124 votes | Alice @ Pandora Hearts
21st 110 votes | Takano Miyo @ Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei
22nd 103 votes | Fujikura Yuu @ Princess Lover!
23rd 97 votes | Ushiromiya Natsuhi @ Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
24th 91 votes | Tonami Yuma @ ToHeart2 adplus
25th 90 votes | Setsuna @ NEEDLESS
26th 88 votes | Sylvie van Hossen @ Princess Lover!
27th 83 votes | Toutaku Chuuei (Yue) @ Shin Koihime†Musou series
28th 76 votes | Kiryuu Mikazuki @ Kissxsis
29th 75 votes | Erza Scarlet @ Fairy Tail
29th 75 votes | Maryan (Asagiri Maako) @ ToHeart2 adplus
31st 74 votes | Momono Shiori @ 11eyes
32nd 73 votes | Juno @ Element Hunters
32nd 73 votes | Azuma Hinata @ Kanamemo
34th 66 votes | Kizaki Emi @ Kurogane no Linebarrels
35th 65 votes | Siesta 45 @ Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
36th 63 votes | Hyuuga Hinata @ Naruto Shippuuden: Hi no Ishi o Tsugumono
37th 62 votes | Yagyuu Kyuubei @ Gintama series
38th 61 votes | Siesta 410 @ Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
39th 45 votes | Siesta 00 @ Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
39th 45 votes | Kitagami Mimi (Mecha Mote Iinchou) @ Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou series
In an absolutely explosive group, Hinagiku managed to come out on top, and by a big margin too! With the stagering amount of votes this round got, everyone on the top 5 could’ve topped any other group with ease. After Hina’s loss to Shana on ISML this was the best comeback news possible by beating what might be Japan’s hottest new star Kanade, K-ON’s jugernaut Mio (although in Japan Yui is stronger), and Saki’s taco powered machine Yuuki. Hinagiku always performs great but tbh I dont think she can win this (again) sorry to their fans in advance for when that time comes. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Wilhelmina clinch 12th place, it gives me hope that the Shana fanbase has still not died down completely yet, cmon Shana! as long as you reach top 16 i’ll be happy!