Miss Maetel Contest 2011

Yes, you heard right!

The competition is being held to promote a GE 999 themed pachinko game.  A dream come true?  A fan’s worst nightmare?  I guess it’s up to each of us to decide.

As a committed Maetel fan I felt compelled to look through every single competitor (30 in all) and choose my favorite.  If you click on the site [here] you’ll see a page with all the models.  Click on one of the pictures and you’ll get the candidates’ video.  On the right side you’ll see a Profile button and that will take you to a screen like the one below:

What I’ve put in red squares is where you need to click.  The center bottom square will take you back to the video, where the candidate does some Maetel cosplay and then delivers a famous quote from Maetel herself, and after that there’s the bikini scene [Maetel often wears swimsuits, it’s canon].  Right above it, there’s a yellow button that  takes you to a little clip where the candidate makes a final plea for your vote.  You can vote where it says “VOTE” (duh) and use the arrows to look at the next or previous candidate (duh).  If the vote went through, then when you look at the profile again the box will say VOTED in English.  There seem to be special prizes you can win but you must be registered with the pachinko maker’s site and I’m 99% sure you have to be in Japan etc so I didn’t even bother to look into that.

The voting system is weird and I’m not sure if I understand it.  Apparently you can vote once per candidate per every 24 hours.  So I guess you could vote for several (or even all) candidates once everyday if you so chose.  Or vote for one candidate one day and another the next.  Weird.  Anyway, September 10th is the last day to vote and the winner will be announced on the 15th.

What’s at stake?  Well, Miss Maetel will show up in Japan’s Weekly Playboy, which has a huge circulation (in the hundreds of thousands) and which let’s be clear has nothing to do with the American publication of the same name.  This could be the beginning of a very lucrative career for the winner.  Plus Miss Maetel will receive a special prize from Leiji Matsumoto himself, though what that is hasn’t been made clear🙂

I’m voting for No. 3.

~ by Haloed Bane on August 26, 2011.

8 Responses to “Miss Maetel Contest 2011”

  1. That’s interesting.

    I like your choice!🙂

    Also they should randomize the number at which a page loads. For example, when you open that website, you see number 3 first, I see 12, etc.

    • Cool🙂
      I apparently understood the voting system correctly. I couldn’t vote for # 3 again today until more than 24 hrs had passed. Then I was able to.

      • haha That’s an evil voting system!😄

        • The funny thing about it is: say you vote on Day 1 at 7:00 pm. Then the next day you have to wait for 24 hours. But you have a life to live, so you’re obviously not going to be waiting the clock to strike 7 to cast another vote. You might instead remember around 8 pm. That means on the day after that you’ll end up voting around 10 pm. Soon enough you’ll have to vote at 2 am, 3 am, 4am. But that’s ridiculous, so you’ll just wait till the morning, and that means precious hours and potential votes will have been wasted. Ideally, you should be able to vote once a day (on Tokyo time, say) and then this silliness would just go away.

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