Anime’s Next Top Model C3 Epi2 – Intensity

The second episode is here to entertain you~ Oh, GARtender! I’m still waiting for my order of ass-kicking!

It’s time for the second episode of Anime’s Next Top Model! After going on hiatus in order to finish our Fall Anime Preview, we’re back with twice the enthusiasm! We’re down to 14 contestants (seven bishounen and bishoujos). It’s now become clear just how easy it is to fall behind and ultimately get voted out of the competition. We’ll be sure to put everyone through hell so they’re worthy of becoming Anime’s Next Top Model! Let me remind you of our guidelines:


  • 8 Girls and 8 Guys will be competing in challenges and photo shoots.
  • Each week there will be 2 polls, one for the guys and one for the girls in a voting post, which will showcase them in a pre-decided theme.
  • Something new that we are adding is the “Challenge” part. Along with the nomination announcement, each group of contestants will be given a challenge every episode (pre-decided or reader requested).
  • Each week, the readers will vote for their top pick out of nominees participating and every week, one male and female model will be eliminated based on votes and sometimes judges’ deliberation.
  • Judges would be from team Metanorn, though in some episodes, we might have a special guest as well.
Yep, the second episode is finally HERE!!! We were busy with many things as usual so this went to the back burner but not for long! The last time we met, it was all about getting the first round of elimination and the results were quite shocking for some. This just goes to tell you how important your vote is for your favourite model! So, choose well, because you have only one week to do so! Oh also, don’t forget to float the awesome Anime NTM video~




The remaining contestants wait impatiently for Kyokai, Zabobinator and Overcooled to reveal the challenge. The silence is punctuated by excited whispers and nervous giggles. The scene is the epitome of the word ominous.

“First of all,” Kyokai begins, drawing everyone’s attention, “Congratulations on surviving the first round.” There is a small pause as the contestants clap and cheer. She pulls out an envelope and hands it to Overcooled who proceeds to rip it open with her teeth (since when did she have fangs?), showing everyone the sheet of paper inside.

“This week you will be performing a dance of sorts with a weapon of choice. Basically, you have to use weapon creatively and act out an imaginary fight scene…but still be sexy,” Zabobinator announces. Everyone is too caught up on thinking of what they will do to win rather than give any thought to the fact that Metanorn has quite the impressive assortment of weapons. It’s almost as if they were some sort of military faction…

The boys are the first to go and Rin Okumura doesn’t hesitate to bring out his own sword and wreck havoc. Amongst the blue flames is a special notice “THIS IS JUST CGI.” No really, he’s not the son of Satan or anything! Special effects are just really advanced these days! The fire extinguishers being used on the stage crew are just to add to the authenticity of the scene! Once all the “CGI” flames have dissipated, Sebastian is ushered on stage to make use of his amazing cutlery-handling skills. As per usual, he gives one hell of a performance. The judges choose to just silently dock him a couple marks though because, after all, he wasn’t told that using something you eat meatballs with was an odd choice for a weapon.

Date Masamune is up next with his 6 swords and with a cry of “LET’S ROCK!” he unsheathes all of his swords and starts tearing up the stage. Gintoki, waiting patiently at the side for his turn is accidentally caught up in the fray, his beloved Shounen Jump torn beyond repair in the process. Gintoki has had enough and a simple yelled insult is enough for Date to get mad and start attacking; thus starting yet ANOTHER battle on stage. Once the smoke clears, Date and Gintoki are neck to neck and deep in stage debris. Before something else breaks, the special crew comes in to get the still grimacing contestants off the stage. Everybody decides to just ignore the kyaaing Anaaga in the background…

Until Natsume appears on stage followed by his guardian Madara. Being the huge beast that he is, the stage is covered by the white fur and Natsume in full glory. Seems like, he’s becoming quite a natural. Though, without even Madara’s knowledge, Prince Baka uses a corner on his body to pose as if he’s lounging on a sofa. Of course, his good looks can’t be the only weapon that he needs to strut, getting some more points docked. The last in line is Barnaby, who uses his hero armour to full glory with power up and fixing some broken parts of the stage to the judges’ delight.

Despite being impressed with the performance, Overcooled is more than a little miffed at this point. “Guys, this isn’t a death match! You’re forgetting to pose and sell yourself as a MODEL!” she cries, scolding them heavily. The other two challenge overseers nod heartily, readjusting their hair from all the zooming around by Barnaby. She motions for the girls to go up, hoping they will show a bit more poise.

Saeko was the first to bounce on stage (as were her boobs), wielding a kendo sword. She knew how to smile and stay graceful, unlike the boys. She swayed gracefully from side to side (as did her boobs) and put on a real show. She really knows how to handle boo- a sword. Uh. NEXT.

Senjougahara brought out another unconventional weapon, calmly pointing a staple gun at the audience and firing different pencils and stationary without really doing any posing. Everyone managed to get out of the way in time, but only barely. I guess you can’t win two challenges in a row, huh? After Senjougahara is escorted offstage by Kyokai, Mami does her typical gun-toting routine. Unknowing audience members gape at how many guns fall out of that skirt. Zabobinator couldn’t quite find the words to express her feelings at the sight of a machine gun accidentally slipping out of one’s garments. Either way, Mami did a spectacular job and her blunder may have actually worked in her favor.

Fishing rod in hand, Nino stumbles on stage and waves it around haphazardly as if fishing. Just when she starts to look coordinated, the line suddenly hooks up and over the stage until the end of it disappears backstage. When she pulls it back, there is a…a…IS THAT A SHARK!?! Kyokai, what the hell do you keep backstage??!?!

The shark leaps for Mami’s head, and the camera suddenly goes fuzzy, the broadcast cutting off. When the show finally returns to normal, everyone is wet and exhausted. The shark has been dealt with and Mami’s head is intact; not to mention Nino poses with a normal sized fish, somehow very serious in her stance. A black aura surrounds the stage after this commotion and Sawako literally comes out of a well, reminding everyone something that they don’t want to. Before the judges are overwhelmed with the eerie hair-eating, Anaru enters the stage and follows on Saeko’s footsteps; however, without a weapon it becomes half-hearted. Anarchy Stocking ends the parade of intense shocks and lightening play.

And with that, Kyokai clears her throat to start announcing the winners.

“Good job guys. You showed us much intensity and…passion. Although you are bound as per our legal contact to pay for the damages caused once again, “ she continues after she gives them all a stern look, “the winners for this round are Date Masamune and Saeko for their extraordinary sword work and posture maintenance.”

Good job Date and Saeko! Now then, let’s get to the main feature…the photo shoot! This week, Ness had a vision of action, blood, gore, and GAR. She decided it was time to take a turn for the intense after the breezy summer shoot. This photoshoot is aptly named the Intensity photoshoot, and you can bet the poor trap nearly risked her life taking these photos. In fact, you probably shouldn’t get too close either…









Anime's NTM C3 Epi2 Voting for Intensity (Bishoujo) - Choose ONE

  • Mami Tomoe (14%, 44 Votes)
  • Senjougahara Hitagi (25%, 77 Votes)
  • Nino (11%, 36 Votes)
  • Anjou Naruko (6%, 19 Votes)
  • Saeko Busujima (7%, 21 Votes)
  • Sawako Kuronuma (13%, 42 Votes)
  • Stocking Anarchy (24%, 75 Votes)

Total Votes: 314

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Anime's NTM C3 Epi2 Voting for Intensity (Bishounen) - Choose ONE

  • Gintoki Sakata (16%, 55 Votes)
  • Barnaby Brooks Jr. (13%, 45 Votes)
  • Rin Okumura (19%, 64 Votes)
  • Date Masamune (6%, 21 Votes)
  • Natsume Takashi (32%, 108 Votes)
  • Sebastian Michaelis (11%, 36 Votes)
  • Baka Ki El Dogra (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Votes: 334

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Remember to wait for the pictures to load before you cast your vote to see if they satisfy your eye-candy needs as per the intense-theme. Voting is hard but you have to vote for your favourite model for them to stay in the running. Like before, models with the lowest amount of votes will be eliminated next episode! So, VOTE wisely (deadline 27th September)! The decision is in your hands and you have a whole week to decide. SO, VOTE IT UP!


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46 Responses to “Anime’s Next Top Model C3 Epi2 – Intensity”

  1. Overcooled says:

    GO BARNABY GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /bias

  2. baka_girl says:

    Since this ANTM started when I’m on my hiatus, I didn’t get the chance to give my vote on first episode 🙁
    But at least now I’m in 😀

    Well, for the girls, it was quite easy since my vote obviously goes to Senjougahara 😀
    But for the boys, it was HARD! Natsume looks gorgeous, but I end up giving my vote to Gin-san because he looks so GAAAA~R lol

    • Kyokai says:

      Woooo~ Glad you joined back again, wiwi-chan~ xD
      You picked my favourites but looking at the current votes, we definitely have some heavy contender vying for the top. xD

  3. BlackBriar says:

    Round 2, Fight!!! Lol. The judges and audiances are ready to go. “Overcooled who proceeds to rip it open with her teeth (since when did she have fangs?)”. I have to agree to that question. Does she have fangs? Should I be amazed or afraid by that statement?

    For the bishounen division, it was no contest Rin Okumura heading the list, he has what it takes to stay in this but Natsume Takashi is a threat to his reign.

    The bishoujo division was the hard part for me to choose. It was between Senjougahara Hitagi and Saeko Busujima. Oooh, it was pulling me by the hair to decide because they are the two leading beauties. One, a staple gun user and the other a sword master.

    • Overcooled says:

      I should have known mentioning my fangs wouldn’t slip by the vampire expert *hides teeth*

      I had a hard time deciding between Saeko and Stocking. They both really know how to work the fierce look. Senjougahara is definitely another badass lady to watch out for though.

      • BlackBriar says:

        It was that obvious, huh? Hahaha. Yeah, I have vampire radar on so I won’t get bitten. The hot female vampires are the ones I have to watch out for, the ones who act innocent. You flirt with them, and then you end up with a bite mark on your neck.

        I saw the video that was part of the post. You guys are really good at promoting your stuff. More power to Metanorn for awesomeness.

        I have no worries about the bishounen category. The bishoujo category is definitely a hard choice because the girls I’m voting for did great in their animes. Senjougahara Hitagi was great in Bakemonogatari for her originality in choosing her weapons. I’ll never look at office supplies the same way again. Saeko Busujima was just as awesome in High School of the Dead for her sword skills and I think she’s a potential yandere. Killing zombies while being half-naked three quarters of the time surely caught my attention. Obviously that was directed at the male audience.

  4. Foshizzel says:

    Saeko!! <3 <3

    Gintoki!! <3 <3

    Those are my votes muhahahaha

  5. Alynn says:

    Damnnn I want to vote for both Senjougahara and Stocking. Rock papers scissors then!

    Hehe Rin gets my vote for this one!

  6. Samantha Zan says:

    ANTM is back woot! And I must say the first picture at the begninng was DAZZLING! Is that Erza from Fairy Tail? Wish I can vote for her xD.

    Bishoujo Divison:

    Mami Tomoe – This is a very intresting photo, I really do like the evil glare Mami shows. I do think the blood was a little bit unessecary though, but I guess it matches with the evil glare. But I don’t like the angle of photo, and the motion blurness on her gun, so thats minus points for me :/. Overall though, I think Mami did a decent job.

    Senjougahara Hitagi – AHHH Senjougahara!!! Why can’t I ever like your photos >X.>)

    • Samantha Zan says:

      I don’t understand! Why does my comment keep cutting off >.>

      ANTM is back woot! And I must say the first picture at the begninng was DAZZLING! Is that Erza from Fairy Tail? Wish I can vote for her xD.

      Bishoujo Divison:

      Mami Tomoe – This is a very intresting photo, I really do like the evil glare Mami shows. I do think the blood was a little bit unessecary though, but I guess it matches with the evil glare. But I don’t like the angle of photo, and the motion blurness on her gun, so thats minus points for me :/. Overall though, I think Mami did a decent job.

      Senjougahara Hitagi – AHHH Senjougahara!!! Why can’t I ever like your photos >X.>)

      • Samantha Zan says:

        Well I’ll just say I like Stocking and Barnaby Brooks Jr. the best

        • Overcooled says:

          Maybe the comment was too long? I don’t know, I checked the spam bin to be sure. :/ I think the comment system has just been extra irritable lately. I learned the hard way, always copy any comment before you press submit.

        • Kyokai says:

          Samantha, I’ve learned the over usage of emoticons containing > < tend to break the html and thus not the full comment shows. Try without them and I can bet WordPress would let you post your comment. xD

      • Karakuri says:

        Ahaha I agree that the angle is weird, but I love the yandere Mami photo.

  7. ZeroAnarchy says:

    Stoking!! Rin!! Ganbare!!

  8. Carla says:

    I’m Dying in pain!
    Why can’t I vote at least for 3 of them?
    Gin… Rin… Or Natsume? 🙁
    I’ll go for Gin 🙁

    • Kyokai says:

      Anime NTM is hard, we know. >< Though all your choices are very strong contenders so keep up with the support. :3

  9. Kitty says:

    I’m impressed by all the votes Takashi is getting. I thought so sure the hot ones like Rin, Sebastian and Barnaby would blow him away. Go undergo uke who sees youkai GO!!!

  10. anaaga says:

    Sorry Masamune, But Gin looks so badass here

  11. anaaga says:

    I vote for Gin because he’s a badass with that uniform of his

  12. Kyokai says:

    I’m amazed at Anaru getting votes still. Where is the Saeko love, people?! ><

    • BlackBriar says:

      Don’t worry Kyo (Lol, I hope you mind me calling you that), Saeko is getting a lot of love from this fanboy. Fighting zombies with a sword while in scantily clad clothing is always a win for me.

      • BlackBriar says:

        don,t mind*. Sorry about the error.

      • Kyokai says:

        I’m glad to see more love for Saeko. She should definitely clear this round! And no worries, BB. Kyo is love~ xD

        • BlackBriar says:

          Hopefully Saeko gets through this round because the votes don’t look so good for her. Where is the love, people?!

        • Kyokai says:

          I will soon add in some campaigning graphics so flaunt the siggy and icons and get more votes people!

  13. Toori-chan says:

    Voted for Senjougahara (as always) and Barnaby (He’s so cool!!!). Natsume is really cool as well but I’ll keep with Barnaby.

  14. Dan-go says:

    out of the males it was obviously Rin for me. the girls, oh was so much harder, i was stuck between Busujima, senjougahara and Stocking. i went with socking cuz, lets face it, sinning angels are just that much more intense

  15. Bluemist says:

    oooh… the Bishoujo Division is easy. Mami’s stance and devilish expression decided it

    No for Bishounen Division… Gin-san, Rin, or Natsume?
    Hm… (an hour passes)
    Okay then… Give the parfaits to Ginchan XD

    • Kyokai says:

      Now, I don’t even remember if I voted for Natsume or Gintoki myself but good choices!

  16. Eri says:

    The votes are biased >w<

    • Kyokai says:

      Talk to the public, Eri! =P
      You can just start campaigning for whoever you support.

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