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MARCH BBS MADNESS 2017 Berryz Koubou vs C-ute! 9 replies to this topic Started by JPope , Mar 18 2017 05:40 AM · 

#1 JPope

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:40 AM

The Tournament
 
The time has arrived for March BBS Madness 2017! This year's tournament features a showdown between H!Ps two non-flagship powerhouses, Berryz Koubou and C-ute. It will actually be two tournaments in one: you'll be determining the BBS's favorite Berryz and C-ute singles, which will then face each other in the Final Round. 
 
As with last years MM tournament, you may use whatever criteria you want to determine your vote. Remember, this is about the entire single, not just the lead songs. You can take PVs, outfits, cover art, makeup, Tsunku grunts, etc. into consideration here. Except for the Play-in round (see below), voting for all matches will run three days, after which voting will be closed.
 
In case you weren't here for last year's tournament and no nothing about the NCAA basketball tournament, here's a quick summary of what will be going down: This is a single elimination tournament, with four 16-single Regions. Each region will have multiple head-to-head match-ups, and it will work best if you vote in each of them. Singles were seeded 1-36, of which 32 will represent in the tournament. I have set the regions up by placing the odd numbers in one region, and the even numbers in the other, then re-numbering them 1-16. Winners of each round move on to the next, until only two singles remain in the Final Round. 
 
 
C-ute singles will face off in the East and West Regions
Berryz singles will face off in the North and South Regions  
 
East faces West, and North faces South in the Final Four.
 
I know, it's not really Berryz vs C-ute until the Final round, but I didn't want a situation where the Final (or, god forbid, the Final Four) featured singles from the same group.
 
Seedings
 
I did not seed the songs this year, as I'm not an authority on either group -- a long-time BBS member with deep knowledge and love for both groups did the seedings. I will not reveal who this member is, unless they choose to indentify theirself. Maybe you can guess who it is. If you've been here for any length of time, it should be obvious, lol. I trust their judgement here implicitly, though, so their seedings are final. The seeds are important because all ties go to the higher seed. No exceptions. No bitching. No refunds.
 
 
The Bracket
 
I'll post the bracket once the Play-in matches have been decided. What are Play-in matches? The bottom eight singles will face each other for the right to get crushed by the top four seeds. The pairings in this round will be set the same way as in the regular tournament, with one exception: the winner of each Play-in match will inherit the higher seeds position for the main tournament. (If a 36 beats a 29, it becomes 29.) This is only for the Play-in round!
 
I'll be posting the Play-in matches shortly. Once they are complete, I'll upload the full tournament bracket, as well as the First Round matches. Play-in round voting will be open until 12-noon (PDT) Sunday. After that, it's on to the Large Sock Hop!
 
Here's the 1st round Bracket (click to embiggen):
 
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#2 Shoujo Q

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

I was bored this morning, still recovering from my flu so I thought I'd be nice to you all. ;D

Music Video Playlist to help you for a better Battle!

I just went through Berryz and C-ute's Youtube page and tagged everything that had a MV.

C/W songs, you'll need to research those on your own.

Berryz Koubou

[2005] Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai cw Nigiyaka na Fuyu (Ft. Yaguchi Mari)
[2011] Ai no Dangan cw Omoide
 
 
C-ute
[2007] Sakura Chirari cw JUMP
[2010] SHOCK! cw Ikiyou ze!
[2012] Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Playlist of all Versions) (Because each girl got a solo version and I didn't want to be bias (Maimi's movie version is the best!).
[2017] To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises


#3 JPope

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:44 PM

Excellent!



#4 Shoujo Q

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

I'm going to attempt to add and tag all the c/w songs I can find on youtube. But I'll probably do that tonight. I started to do it, accidently clicked back on the wrong tab and lost all of the Berryz. 

 

There's a lot of c/w songs I've totally forgotten about. 



#5 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:59 PM

I'm going to attempt to add and tag all the c/w songs I can find on youtube. But I'll probably do that tonight. I started to do it, accidently clicked back on the wrong tab and lost all of the Berryz. 

 

There's a lot of c/w songs I've totally forgotten about. 

 

... What does c/w stand for? Hahaha



#6 JPope

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:02 PM

Also, don't forget that the H!P Wiki has all the information regarding their singles handy. You can see cover art, outfits and PVs and more in one location.

 

Berryz Koubou

C-ute

 

Scroll down to the discography section, click on the "Singles" tab, and enjoy!


 

I'm going to attempt to add and tag all the c/w songs I can find on youtube. But I'll probably do that tonight. I started to do it, accidently clicked back on the wrong tab and lost all of the Berryz. 

 

There's a lot of c/w songs I've totally forgotten about. 

 

... What does c/w stand for? Hahaha

 

 

Coupled with.



#7 DonJuan

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

As someone who hasn't followed the kids until 2011/12-ish your list is very helpful, Shoujo! Thanks for that! 



#8 Shoujo Q

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:51 AM

I added all the c/w songs. :D

 

So now you have no excuses. ;D



#9 JPope

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:31 AM

Bracket has been updated. Round 2 match-ups should go live any minute now. I'm testing the board's auto Start/Close topic function here. If it doesn't work right, I'll start them manually.

 

 

EDIT: The function works as advertised. Round 2 matches are now live!



#10 JPope

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:07 AM

My internet is down,so 3rd round Sweet 16 matchups won't go up until it's fixed. Sorry.

 

Internet is running, and the Round 3 match-ups are now live. The bracket above has been updated, as well. Go vote!