Greetings! The round 1 results for this years’ Best Boy Classic have been compiled and we now ready to move on to round 2! There was a great turnout for round 1 and a bunch of close battles. Some anime icons fell in Round 1 and we have some amazing battles in store for round 2.

Let’s take a look at the results from round 1. The number of votes received is to the right of the name. The characters in bold won the battle and advanced to round 2. In case of a tie, the favorites count on MyAnimeList was used to determine the winner- the tiebreaker number will be provided.

Group 1

Shiroe (Log Horizon) 13
Ryuji Takasu (Toradora) 11

Soma Yukihira (Food Wars!) 8
Okabe Rintarou (Steins; Gate)  15

Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) 17
Goro (Darling in the Franxx) 6

Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia) 23
Italy (Hetalia) 3

Hak (Yona of the Dawn) 12
Ainz (Overlord) 10

Gon Freces (Hunter xHunter) 9
Kamina (Gurren Lagann) 15

Shoto Todoroki (MHA) 15
Yuri Katsuki (Yuri on Ice) 10

Akihisa Yoshii (Baka & Test) 12
Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero) 12   

MyAnimeLIst Tiebreaker: Akihisa Yoshii 1132 / Natsuki Subaru 6788  Natsuki Subaru is the winner. 

Group 2

Kimihito Kurusu (Monster Musume) 11
Yuta Sakurai (Recovery of an MMO Junkie) 10

Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler) 13
White Blood Cell (Cells at Work) 12

Guts (Berserk) 7
Genos (One Punch Man) 15

Kyon (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) 10
Izaya Orihara (Durarara!) 13

Kraft Lawrance (Spice & Wolf) 12
Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) 11

Alucard (Hellsing) 14
Armin Arlert (SnK) 10

Accelerator (A Certain Scientific Railgun) 5
Saitama (One Punch Man) 19

Ozamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs) 15
Kirito (SAO) 8

Group 3

Rentarou Satomi (Black Bullet)  7
Koro Sensei (Assassination Classroom)  17

Soul Eater Evans (Soul Eater)  3
Edward Elric (FMA)    24

Meliodas (Seven Deadly Sins)   10
Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)  13

Makoto Tachibana (Free! Iwatobi)  15
Sousuke Sagara (Full Metal Panic!)  9

Kazuma (Konosuba)  3
Vash (Trigun)  20

Monkey D.Luffy (One Piece)   10
Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)  13

Yato (Noragami)  12
Sebastian (Black Butler)  13

Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)  15
Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)  9

Group 4

Kiritsugu Emiya (Fate/Zero)  5
Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop) 19

Fafnir (Miss Kobayahi’s Dragon Maid) 8
Goku (Dragonball Z)  16

Leonardo Watch (Kekkai Sensen)  8
Arataka Reigen (Mob Psycho 100) 15

Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)  18
Sora (No Game No Life)  5

Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100)  18
Layfon Alseif (Chrome Shelled Regios)  6

Tanaka (Tanaka Kun is Always Listless) 6
Decim (Death Parade)  17

Touma Kamijo (A Certain Magical Index)  6
Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko’s Basketball)  15

Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) 9
Vegeta (Dragonball Z)  16

And here are the round 2 matchups:

Group 1

Shiroe (Log Horizon)  vs Okabe Rintarou (Steins; Gate)

Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach) vs Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)

Hak (Yona of the Dawn) vs Kamina (Gurren Lagann)

Shoto Todoroki (MHA) vs Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero)

Group 2

Kimihito Kurusu (Monster Musume) vs Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler)

Genos (One Punch Man) vs Izaya Orihara (Durarara!)

Kraft Lawrance (Spice & Wolf) vs Alucard (Hellsing)

Saitama (One Punch Man) vs Ozamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)

Group 3

Koro Sensei (Assassination Classroom) vs Edward Elric (FMA)

Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) vs Makoto Tachibana (Free! Iwatobi)

Vash (Trigun) vs Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)

Sebastian (Black Butler) vs Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)

Group 4

Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop) vs Goku (Dragonball Z)

Arataka Reigen (Mob Psycho 100) vs Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)

Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100) vs Decim (Death Parade)

Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko’s Basketball) vs Vegeta (Dragonball Z)

So we have an amazing group of battles for round 2. Of course you wondering where and how you can vote for round 2. If you wish to vote, you can vote at the link provided below.

https://goo.gl/forms/S5hkggnvr2yf4YyF2

Please vote for your favorite character, not which character would win in a fight. You may vote as many times as you wish. Voting ends 10/24/18.  The characters with the most votes in each battle advance to round 3. I encourage you to vote and to please spread the word around. The more people that vote, the better. I eagerly await you responses and hope to get a lot of votes. Until next time, this is Railgunfan75 signing off. See you next time and stay geeky my friends!