Wrapping Up Round 1: Brackets Maria Thru Pedro

Round 1 endeth. And right on time too! Unfortunately, there will be no breathing room since Round 2 starts Monday, PST. Time to get back in the grind, but it should be much faster now since I have a plan for how things will fly. Before we get to that though, the results:

Bracket Maria:

Baccano! – Gun’s & Roses, which will face off against Last Exile – Cloud Age Symphony

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~, which will face off against Beck – Hit in the USA

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun – only my railgun, which will face off against Kaiba – Never

Cardcaptor Sakura – Platinum, which will face off against Legend of Black Heaven – Cautionary Warning

Bracket Naota:

Aria the Animation – Rainbow, which will face off against Ghost in the Shell – Making of a Cyborg

Clannad – Dango Daikazoku, which will face off against Tatami Galaxy – Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat

Otome Youkai Zakuro – Futari shizuka, which will face off against Cowboy Bebop – The Real Folk Blues

Aquarion EVOL – Gekkou Symphonia, which will face off against Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai – Irony

Bracket Osaka:

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Libera me from hell, which will face off against Psycho-Pass – Abnormalize

Genesis of Aquarion – Sousei no Aquarion (acapella ver), which will face off against RahXephon – Hemisphere

Fate/Zero – to the beginning, which will face off against Persona 4 The Animation – Sky’s the Limit

Genesis of Aquarion – Sousei no Aquarion, which will face off against Un-Go – Fantasy

Bracket Pedro:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Rise, which will face off against Ga-Rei: Zero – Paradise Lost

Aria the Animation – Undine, which will face off against Tatami Galaxy – Kami-sama no Iu Toori

Steins;Gate – Toki Tsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku, which will face off against Aku no Hana – 〜花〜 A Last Flower

Little Busters! – Little Busters!, which will face off against Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – Ash Like Snow

Will post something later in the afternoon about the final logistics for Round 2.

Reporting the Results for Brackets Jigglypuff Thru Lina

Just trying to catch up, so here’s how all the results for the above brackets peter out! Before we go into that though, obligatory reminder that Bracket Pedro Polls 5-8 close in 48 hours.

Bracket Jigglypuff:

Spice and Wolf – Tabi no Tochuu, which will face off against The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Hare Hare Yukai

Rebuild of Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo – Sakura Nagashi, which will face off against Berserk – Forces

Serial Experiments Lain – Duvet, which will face off against Gin-iro no Kami no Agito – Ai no Melody

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG – Torukia, which will face off against Cowboy Bebop – Blue

Bracket Kagami:

Bokurano – Uninstall, which will face off against Psycho-Pass – All Alone With You

The World God Only Knows – God only knows, which will face off against End of Evangelion – Komm süsser Tod

Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Sis Puella Magica!, which will face off against Mouretsu Pirates – Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyo Kyoku Dai Nana Gakushou “Mugen no Ai”

Xam’d: Lost Memories – Shut Up and Explode, which will face off against Steins;Gate – Sky Clad no Kansokusha

Bracket Lina:

Shingeki no Kyojin – Guren no Yumiya, which will face off against Hyouka – Yasashisa no Riyuu

Fullmetal Alchemist – Brothers, which will face off against Guilty Crown – My Dearest

Air – Tori no Uta, which will face off against Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Period

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Again, which will face off against The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Bouken Desho Desho?

No snark for now. What with this humility thing and all that.

Bracket Osaka Polls Have Closed, Playing Catch Up Over the Next Few Days…

Also, something or other about Bracket Pedro Polls 1-4 ending in 48 hours.

As you’ve all seen thus far, I’ve been really lazy about actually updating the results, possibly because of my demoralizing loss in the Omo Challenge. Nevertheless, I do have to do that housekeeping sooner rather than later, and since I don’t have to create new polls, that gives me time to have something up tomorrow-ish.

I’ll remind people once Round 2 starts, but here’s how things will shape up: people should, in theory, be familiar enough with the songs to be able to put forth their wise and just judgements in the form of a vote, based on what song they like best. Because of this, Round 2’s polls will last only 5 days instead of 7 days.

Also, with the end of round 1, it means we’re halfway through the tourney!

Bracket Hanyuu Polls Have Closed

This officially marks the halfway point for the first round. Or to look at it a different way, we’re 1/4 of the way through the tournament! (Don’t worry, subsequent rounds will go by much more quickly)

The following songs move on to the next round:

Neon Genesis Evangelion – A Cruel Angel’s Thesis, which will face off against Nodame Cantabile – Allegro Cantabile

Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Connect, which will face off against Macross: Do You Remember Love – Ai Oboete Imasu ka

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – God knows, which will face off against The iDOLM@STER – READY!!

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita – Yume no Naka no Watashi no Yume, which will face off against Angel Beats – Brave Song

zzeroparticle is 7 for 8 as far as this bracket is concerned in the omo challenge. He is also totally lady.

Bracket Guts Polls Have Closed

As in closed 10 hours ago, but was just too lazy to do an update. Long weekend and all.

The following songs move on to the next round:

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ (10 years after ver.), which will face off against Kara no Kyoukai – oblivious

Macross Frontier – Lion, which will face off against Twelve Kingdoms – Juuni Genmukyouku

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, which will face off against Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha – Innocent Starter

Bakemonogatari – Renai Circulation, which will face off against 5 Centimeters Per Second – One More Time, One More Chance

zzeroparticle is 6 for 8 as far as this bracket is concerned in the omo challenge. Being wrong about “Juuni Genmukyouku’s” chances of advancing never felt sooooo good!

Bracket Fate Polls Have Closed

The following songs move on to the next round:

Shinsekai Yori – Wareta Ringo, which will face off against Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0 – Beautiful World

Macross Plus – Voices, which will face off against Mobile Suit Gundam SEED – Akatsuki no Kuruma

Wolf’s Rain – Gravity, which will face off against Darker than Black – HOWLING

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Inner Universe, which will face off against Aria the Natural – Natsu Machi

zzeroparticle is 6 for 8 as far as this bracket is concerned in the omo challenge. Know Odin, know awesomeness. No Odin, no awesomeness. 😦

Bracket Ein Polls Have Closed

The following songs move on to the next round:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica – Magia, which will face off against Honey and Clover – Waltz

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – Kuusou Rumba, which will face off against Toradora – Orange

FLCL – Ride on Shooting Star, which will face off against Bleach – Asterisk

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – BLOODY STREAM, which will face off against Eureka 7 – DAYS

zzeroparticle is 6 for 8 as far as this bracket’s concerned in the omo challenge. He’s upset all right. Upset at the fact that there were no upsets and will momentarily get his guns on to make this right!