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Today's Featured Matches
Aisaka Taiga (Toradora!) vs. Charlotte Dunois (IS <Infinite Stratos>)
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One of the two double headers between Kugimiya Rie’s voiced characters and Hanazawa Kana’s characters pits Aisaka Taiga against Charlotte Dunois. While both of them sport long, dreamy hair, their characters can’t be any more different. Taiga lives alone in a high-class apartment, trying in vain to mend her broken heart and leave her crumbling household. Inside her fearsome façade, there lies dormant a person yearning for care and affection from those close to her. She snaps at those who dare cross paths with her, and no one would guess that underneath it all lies a broken husk of a girl searching for salvation and solace. Charlotte, on the other hand, moved to Japan under the instruction of her father, whom she never really knew. Obediently overseeing the plan hatched by her father’s firm, she tries her best to shroud her real identity from the other students of the academy, lest a big fracas starts brewing. It hurts her the most to keep this secret from her own roommate, who thought of her as someone else. As the two maidens steeped in trials and tribulations clash, who will be vanquished by her opponent?
Tōwa Erio (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko) vs. Yūki Mikan (To LOVE-Ru)
Both girls have come far and suffered a lot. Shouldered with the responsibility as the caretaker of the house, Yūki Mikan shows maturity past her age. She has proven to be reliable as she does all the household chores and takes care of her older brother despite just being an elementary school kid. She does this all willingly, though she cares for her brother deeply. She is also highly perceptive, as she seems to be able to read people's minds and emotions. Tōwa Erio withdrew from society and hid in her futon after disappearing for six months; she has no recollection of that period, even to the extent of asking her mother to ignore her existence as she probably went through some hardship during the time when Erio went missing. Her friends also started to shun her after she began acting eccentric. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it, but in fact, she actually desires for people to treat her normally and cannot bring herself to say it due to her shy nature. To who will your sympathy go? The girl who lost her memories, or the one taking care of the house since she was young?
Last Order (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Suzumiya Haruhi (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu)
Keeping tabs on Last Order and Suzumiya Haruhi can be tiring. With a seeming boundless reservoir of energy emanating from them, those around them are hard pressed to appease their whimsy and general ‘genki’-ness. The gloomiest atmosphere can suddenly brighten up when any one of them is present. Far detached from the gloomy girls related to her, Last Order is like a beacon of hope. Managing to become attached to a particular esper many others detest and fear, this little one in turn is able to make him open up to others’ warmth and care. Even when she is in absolute danger, she never doubts that there will be a silver lining behind the shrouded situation. Unbeknownst to herself, Haruhi possesses the ability to subconsciously alter reality at her bidding. Due to this, she is under constant surveillance by differing factions, with different agendas. Dire ramifications can occur if she is not kept satisfied, and her brigade members are usually exasperated in keeping her in check. Will the odd clone of a certain project be able to subdue the playful god with her charm, or vice versa?
Misaki Mei (Another) vs. Yūki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
Isolation by classmates and friends is never good. Misaki Mei was shunned after her classmates accused her of all the terrible things that befell the class. Having nowhere else to go, she lived with her grandmother and did not seem to interact with anyone, as she had given up trying to clear her name. She likes drawing and is a member of the art club. Besides that, she seems to take fancy in the dolls that are created by her grandmother. Though her classmates avoided her, she never gave up on them and tried her best to save them. Yūki Asuna, a girl who can just do about doing anything and excel in it—such as cooking—suffered a lot through the practice she put in. She used to be someone who gave up easily in times of trouble, but now, she does her best in everything. As such, her perseverance and achievement are things to be respected. Nevertheless, she is very humble about her success and enjoys simple pleasures with her loved ones. Would you accompany the one who is misunderstood, or will you leave her alone?
Kuroyukihime (Accel World) vs. Momo Belia Deviluke (To LOVE-Ru)
The time has come for these two cunning girls to see who can outwit the other. Kuroyukihime is an intelligent and calm person. She can assess her situation even in the midst of chaos. She has the gift of gab, as she's able to manipulate people into doing the things she wants them to. She is also very analytical as she can gather information from the smallest piece of data. Not only that, Kuroyukihime also gets jealous easily, and it can be attributed to the fact that she's very protective of her loved ones. That could be the same for Momo Belia Deviluke, too, as she is protective of the person she loves. Though Momo doesn't possess the gift of gab, she is considerate of the people around her and wants them to feel loved and not suffer. Besides that, she is skilled at almost everything, from household chores to school. With the both of them facing each other, the one who emerges victorious will be the wittiest of them all.
Thanks to Eclairs and Jiharo for contributing today's match previews.