Here are the nominations:
Akane (Ranma 1/2)
Alpha (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou)
Amuro Ninagawa (Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho)
Arai Chie (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Atsuko Chiba (Paprika)
Balsa (Seirei no Moribito)
Eineus (Macademi Wasshoi)
Falis (aka Alita) (Murder Princess)
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Ginrei Von Vogler (Giant Robo)
Grand Duchess Laetitia (Tytania)
Grandis Granva (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia)
Haruka Urashima (Love Hina)
Horo (Spice & Wolf)
Ifurita (El Hazard)
Kan’u Unchou (Ikki Tousen)
Kei (Dirty Pair)
Kyoko Otanashi (Maison Ikkoku)
Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
Lafiel (Crest/Banner of the Stars)
Lexshue (Crest/Banner of the Stars)
Lina Inverse (Slayers)
Lum (Urusei Yatsura)
Luxandra (Divergence Eve/Misaki Chronicles)
Lyar Von Ertiana (Divergence Eve/Misaki Chronicles)
Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road)
Mai Kawasumi (Kanon 2006)
Meia Gisborn (Vandread)
Mikuru Asahina (adult version) (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Mio Sakamoto (Strike Witches)
Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Mitsune Konno (Love Hina)
Rena Sayers (Mai Otome Zero)
Mutsumi Otohime (Love Hina)
Naomi Armitage (Armitage the Third: Poly Matrix)
Pirotess (Record of Lodoss War)
Priss Asagiri (Bubblegum Crisis OVA)
Rin Tosaka (Fate Stay Night)
Roberta (Black Lagoon)
Rushuna Tendo (Grenadier)
Ryoko (Tenchi Muyo OVA)
Ryoko Yakushiji (Yakushiji Ryokou no Kaiki Jikenbo)
Ryomou Shimei (Ikki Tousen)
Sachiko Ogasawara (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
Sayaka Yumi (Mazinger Z)
Shampoo (Ranma 1/2)
Sharon Apple (Macross Plus)
Spoor (Crest/Banner of the Stars)
Teletha Testarossa (Full Metal Panic)
Tsuruko Aoyama (Love Hina)
Urd (Ah! My Goddess TV)
Yoko (Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann)
Yomiko Readman (Read or Die)
Youko Mizuno (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
Yuki Mori (Nova Forrester) (Space Cruiser Yamato (Starblazers))
Yuri (Dirty Pair)
That’s 59 altogether. I’ll run three rounds of 19, 20 and 20, and the seven top finishers in each round will go on to the final round of 21.
If I wait until I have pictures of every candidates, it will be next year before I start the poll. Therefore, I’m beginning the first round tonight, and I’ll post the pictures when I have them all.
I have a some questions about the candidates in the remaining rounds. First, I am informed that Yoko is 14 at the beginning of Gurren-Lagann. Does she remain 14 through the series, or does she reach an eligible age? And how old is Akane in Ranma 1/2? And Shampoo? Also, there are four nominations from Love Hina. I have no problem with the three from Crest of the Stars because that was an exceptional series, but I am skeptical that there are four worthy babes in LH. Do all four deserve nominations, and if not, who does?
I’m allowing Horo even though she has the human form of a 15-year-old. I figure that her centuries as a wolf goddess count for at least one additional year.
You can vote for up to three candidates in each round.
Addendum: Oh, yeah, about the previous poll: I had expected that Neon Genesis Evangelion would win easily, and it did take an early lead. However, Naruto soon caught up and eventually won the title “most overrated anime,” 35% to 31%. Bleach was a distant third at 15%, followed by The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann and ef: a tale of memories. A total of 199 votes were cast.
Congratulations to Pete, who submitted the 500th comment to The Kawaii Menace.
For those keeping track: the first vote cast in the new poll was for Kan’u Unchou.
Update: Has anyone besides Ubu had trouble voting for more than one? If so, then please either list the other candidates you would have voted for in a comment or send me an email (tancos [at] tancos (dot) net; be sure to include the word “poll” in the heading so I don’t delete it as spam), and I’ll make adjustments.
Update II: I made a change to the template (which should have not been necessary, grrr), and you should be able to vote for multiple candidates now. If it still doesn’t work, let me know, and I’ll bang my head against the wall some more. (If you’ve already voted for one, want to vote for one or two more candidates, and haven’t mentioned them in the comments here, feel free to visit here with a different browser and vote for the others. Given the circumstances, I won’t regard it as cheating.)