Polls will reopen on Sunday at midnight. As usual, we’re doing 4 polls a day for 3 days. What that means is we’ll be done with this tournament in about 3 weeks given the number of rounds left to go. In the meantime, here are the matchups you can expect to see:
Bakemonogatari – Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari, which will face off against Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Rise
Cowboy Bebop – Tank!, which will face off against Genesis of Aquarion – Sousei no Aquarion
Clannad After Story – Toki wo Kizamu Uta, which will face off against Tatami Galaxy – Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat
Steins;Gate – Hacking to the Gate, which will face off against Baccano! – Gun’s & Roses
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magia, which will face off against Air – Tori no Uta
Shinsekai Yori – Wareta Ringo, which will face off against Bokurano – Uninstall
Macross Frontier – Lion, which will face off against Spice and Wolf – Tabi no Tochuu
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – God knows, which will face off against Angel Beats – My Soul, Your Beats
Because I simply enjoy naming brackets after anime characters, Omochallenge be damned!
A few days ago in fact. Yeah, I’ve been lax.
The following songs move on to the next round:
Angel Beats – My Soul, Your Beats, which will face off against Durarara!! – Complication
Kara no Kyoukai – sprinter, which will face off against Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – Aoi Shiori
Mawaru Penguindrum – nornir, which will face off against Sakamichi no Apollon – Sakamichi no Melody
Durarara!! – Uragiri no Yuuyake, which will face off against Space Battleship Yamato – Uchuu Senkan Yamato
zzeroparticle is 3 for 8 as far as this bracket is concerned in the omo challenge. This bracket gave him sore feet.
More brackets. Apparently somewhere along the way, I just completely forgot to release them. Here are 4 more. 4 left to go. Timely since the first half of Bracket Ichijo will be up in about an hour.
All right, so to make it short and clarify stuff that some people have asked me:
There are a few ways for you to get at the music (if you’re so inclined). As I posted yesterday, if you don’t want to have to go through any torrenting rigamarole, you can always grab the direct download. Now? We have a torrent that people can use. Hooray!
Note that you do not necessarily need the music to be able to vote since I will be posting streaming links regardless, but it’s nice to have if you want to give stuff a listen while you’re waiting for the polls to get posted. (Also, for the people who do have the file, it’d be awesome if you can seed.)
There is one track thus far that’s been mistagged. Track #120 – Durarara!! – Complication is somehow tagged as “In My World.” After checking with youtube, it does seem like this is the correct track, but that the title tag just somehow escaped my attention. Just re-tag it back to “Complication” if you want to avoid any confusion in the future.
Finally, I’ll have the first 4 polls for Round 1 up tonight before I go to sleep. The polling period will last for 7 days. It will get shorter in subsequent rounds, but for now, the first round will give voters a chance to get themselves more familiar with the tunes, hence, the 7-day period.
As always, if you want to follow the shenanigans or get faster updates, the Animusic Twitter account is the go-to for that.
After much pain and sorrow and the intermittent gnashing of teeth, the compiling and, ultimately, uploading of the huge file containing all 256 tracks (as well as the eliminated tracks from the prelims) is complete. So to get it out of the way:
The Final 256 Animusic Tourney Songs
So what happens now? I’ll wait for people to acquire said file before throwing a torrent up. The idea is that some of you who acquired the file through this DDL will help seed the torrent. I mean, you will do that, won’t you (pretty please)?
As always, if something about the compilation is incorrect, just let me know as always and I’ll rectify it as best I can. Thanks for hanging in there!
More brackets. More madness. But per the requests, you won’t have to worry about the seed numbers actually being shown when it comes time to vote.
Still procuring tracks through the interwebs. Expect torrent and download to be up sometime Saturday night.