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Anime Saimoe Tournament 2009, or in short Saimoe 2009, is an anime popularity contest that took place from June 20 to October 17 of 2009. The main tournament lasted from August 4 to October 17. The winner of Saimoe 2009 is Taiga Aisaka, and the runner up is Yui Hirasawa.

Finals BracketEdit

Winner Taiga Aisaka
Final 1332 1278
Taiga Aisaka Yui Hirasawa
Semifinals 1077 998 988 1019
Taiga Aisaka Nodoka Haramura Mihoko Fukuji Yui Hirasawa
Quarterfinals 812 736 910 716 613 660 873 819
Taiga Aisaka Isumi Saginomiya Nodoka Haramura Louise Vallière Yuuki Kataoka Mihoko Fukuji Yui Hirasawa Koromo Amae




  • To qualify, a character must be female and appear in anime between 07/01/2008 and 06/30/2009.
  • Non-humans that are female-like are not allowed.
  • Fan-made productions are not allowed.
  • Characters from 18+ anime are not allowed.


  • First Preliminaries: All characters are split into 18 groups.
    • Top 12 of each group (216 total) advances to the first round directly.
    • Characters ranked 13th to 40th of each group advances to second preliminaries.
  • Second Preliminaries: All characters are shuffled and split into 7 groups.
    • Top 24 of each group (168 total) advances to the first round.
  • All tied characters move on the next round, if applicable.

Main TournamentEdit

  • All characters are shuffled and split into 8 blocks (A-H) of 48.
  • Within each block, 48 characters are split into 12 groups of 4.
  • Round 1: Winner of each group of 4 advances. (384 -> 96)
    • Winners of Round 1 form groups of 3.
  • Round 2: Winner of each group of 3 advances. (96 -> 32)
    • From here on, matches will consist of pairs.
  • Round 3: Winner of each pair advances. (32 -> 16)
  • Block Finals: Winner of each pair advances. (16 -> 8)
  • The remaining 8 characters undergo single-elimination as shown above.

See AlsoEdit

External linksEdit

Saimoe Directory
Anime Saimoe Tournament


Best Moe Tournament
International Saimoe League
What is Saimoe?Saimoe ParticipantsSaimoe WinnersSaimoe Records

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