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Welcome back to our Natsume’s Supporter’s Battle For Supremacy wrap up! What? Yu thought I was done talking about this show??? Never!!!
As you may recall, Karandi and I (ok just Karandi – she does all the heavy lifting), had put together a little poll to give you guys the chance to have a say in the Supporter’s Battle For Supremacy. If you missed it, you can catch up with the rounds:
And today, we can finally reveal the results!
As usual, I have…acquired tastes.
I must say I’m really thrilled by how many of you participated in this little poll. It makes me so happy to see that Natsume has touched some of you as it has me. To be able to share the experience, even in such a small way, with some of you, means more to me than you may think.
In any case, we saw Hinoe take an early lead which she maintained to an early victory, but the adorable little fox boy was close behind. I will admit, I was both surprised and delighted to see so many of you throwing your support behind Taki. She’s a wonderful character but I honestly figured she would have been overshadowed by Tanuma who’s a bit more present and more developed. I’m not complaining though.
It’s truly a proud day for me to see that the snarky, smart and confident Hinoe wins out over the more, let’s say agreeable characters. This isn’t really the right show to jump to any conclusions since all the cast is lovely and very intricately personified, but I’m still going to assume that you guys love your smart mouth, competent women! I’m so happy!
So here’s to Hinoe. Both Karandi and I thought you were a fantastic character as well. In fact, here is but a small excerpt of what we had to say:
KARANDI: Her human appearance not just for show, Hinoe is one of the more calm, collected and certainly more understanding of Natsume’s situation than most of the other yokai. … Ultimately Hinoe offers guidance and advice to Natsume on many issues and while she still pretends to be fairly aloof she’s clearly very interested in Reiko’s grandson and in making sure he stays safe.
Irina: Hinoe is not a mere character, not a simple emissary representing the Yokai in this grand competition, more than any other person in the series, Hinoe is the living embodiment of the thread of faith that binds Natsume’s legacy to the turmoil he yet faces… She has been a reliable big sister, a gentle guide and a comforting helper whenever Natsume has needed one.
Congratulations Hinoe!!! And once again, thank you all for playing with us!