Anime’s Next Top Model C3 Epi1 – Summer Heat

Are you ready, boys and girl?! It’s sure getting HOT in here~

Welcome to the first episode of Anime’s Next Top Model Cycle 3! After days of wracking your brains over which hotties would be in the competition, we’re finally raising the curtain to reveal the truth. These gorgeous 8 bishounen and 8 bishoujos will be competing in both a weekly challenge and themed photoshoot for YOUR votes. But before that 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.
The first episode is finally HERE!!! I know some of you are rejoicing like anything because just look at that sidebar poll! Of course, I was being random while putting that up but it’s clear that everyone wanted this episode to come out sooner after the auditions. Ness and I were just working towards quality rather than spamming the posts with a wall of images so I would not be keeping you for much long, because it’s finally time to showcase the contestants in their regalia. I present to you this cycle’s group of models!

So, there you have it! Our 16 Contestants have been officially revealed! Let’s keep things moving and throw them into their first challenge of this contest, shall we? This is a simple one to weed out the noobs. Our very own Tyra– er, Kyokai financed this event and overshadowed it with the rest of judges.
With Summer still being around, what better way to enjoy the weather? Having the first photo shoot of Anime NTM at a refreshing place of course! Though, knowing the stars of this cycle, not everything is going to turn out peachy but at least I have my weapons at the ready for any unforeseen circumstances.



All male and female models are lined up and waiting nervously for their first challenge, while the camera crew gets ready. Before long, Overcooled steps into view and smiles in mild amusement.

“Welcome to the challenge part of Anime’s Next Top Model,” she begins brightly, “While the other judges will be commenting on your photo shoot after the popular voting is done, I will be overshadowing your performance during these challenges. Let’s see what challenge the great Kyokai-sama has for you today.”

Kyokai enters the foray, ceremoniously waving an envelope. She pauses in front of the models and ruthlessly rips it to shreds, the paper inside barely intact. She hands the tattered paper to Overcooled who shows it to the contestants. It simply reads ‘Beach Episode’.

“Why do I have a feeling that Jrow had something to do with this?” Kyokai shakes her head while Overcooled grins.



“All you have to do is walk along this sandy runway, do a pose at the end, and then come back.” Overcooled explains to the models as they file around the runway. She gestures to the crew, which is the cue for all the lights and reflecting mirrors to suddenly turn on and their way with appropriate music to blast through speakers.

As a quick example, Jrow struts down the runway like it’s nobody’s business, posing like such a boss that the girls swoon a bit. He returns backstage to revert back into non-model Jrow mode in the same pace, only to join all the judges lined up beside the runway to note their critique. With that over and done with, Overcooled gives the models a toothy grin and starts rushing them to the stage to prepare to walk.

The Girls are the first to strut their stuff. Some of the girls, such as Yoko, Senjougahara and Anaru already know how to walk with poise and presence. Even Mami and Saeko do a job well done with a slow paced walk. Not to mention, even Nino got through the whole ordeal without falling asleep, or suddenly staring at something shiny; though what happened later can be anybody’s guess. All goes well until a stuttering Sawako is pushed onto the runway. She sees people watching, panics, but with Kyokai’s encouragement she walks down the runway in the same way a robot would.

“Pose, you have to pose!” Overcooled calls out to remind them. That was a bit of a bad idea, given that Stocking’s “pose” had to be greatly censored. Sorry audience, but there’s no way we could rate that kind of model walk as anything less than R!

Once the girls finish, the Guys have a go at trying to win the challenge with their swagger. Let’s just say the guys weren’t as serious as the girls. Keima clearly wasn’t going to win, not with that PSP in his hands for the entire walk, at least. No matter how well you do in a model-themed dating sim, this is real life! Gintoki and Rin didn’t show much interest either; shuffling down the runway with their lopsided smiles and a look of mild embarrassment. Natsume seemed to be in a daze as if looking at something only visible to him.

Things only started to heat up when the Baka Ouji “accidentally” bumped into Date on his way back from his walk. He didn’t even give the Lord of Oushu a second glance, which led to six swords being drawn from seemingly nowhere and the entire runway being wrecked. When asked what came over him, he simply replied, “The dragon cannot be tamed.” As if any woman would question ANYTHING said by such a man.

The results of this challenge were announced amongst the rubble after a lot of whispering in between the judges.

“The winners are… Senjougahara for her posture and powerful presence and Barnaby for his thorough pre-understanding of a model walk! Congratulations!” Overcooled announces, “Next time you will win prizes for winning… and I’m afraid I’ll have to penalize people for certain, erm, actions.” She didn’t mean monetary compensation, that much was for certain by the way she cracked her knuckles.

Congratulations, Barnaby and Senjougahara on your sassy runway walk! Perhaps you’ve already won over some of our commenters! Now for the real bread and butter: the photo shoot. Time for the models to work their magic for Ness’s camera and impress the judges. Our theme is Summer Heat and beach being the setting, includes a large amount of sweating and a very little amount of clothing. Lucky judges.












Voting is now CLOSED!













Voting is now CLOSED!

Satisfied now? All Bishounen and Bishoujo have strutted their stuff to you and now it’s your turn to vote for your favourite top model. Remember, models with the lowest amount of votes will be eliminated next episode! So, VOTE wisely! The decision is in your hands and you have a whole week to decide, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get this thing started! VOTE IT UP!


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83 Responses to “Anime’s Next Top Model C3 Epi1 – Summer Heat”

  1. Carla says:

    Gin needs more love U_U

    Kuronuma?? R U serious??

    • Kyokai says:

      At least I voted for Gintoki because I knew he would get less votes. And Sawako sure has her fans. xD

      • Yvoon says:

        i think everyone just voted for her cause of her innocence and cute personality~

        • Overcooled says:

          I hate Sawako and I voted for her because she looked so damn cute…Even though she failed the challenge, she’s totally got the model potential XD

      • Kyokai says:

        Oh she really did try her best in the challenge. =w=

        • Yvoon says:

          well, i was kinda expecting that from Sawako. :3

          • Carla says:

            Innocence and cute personality < Boobs
            LoL, just Joking :3

            I'm realy sad I can't vote for more characters, I'm so Frustrated right now.

    • Foshizzel says:

      GINNNNN! xD

  2. Alynn says:

    LOL DATE MASAMUNE. I just pictured the scene in my head and laughed. This is great.

    Ohboy voting sure is hard. D; I liked three each sob.

    • Toori-chan says:

      Ya. Voting one out of many likes is hard.

    • Kyokai says:

      You can’t imagine the fun I had looking for these pictures but by the end I was gouging my eyes out. Because Anaru was… uh, quite challenging… >.>

      All the bishies and bijins are awesome. It’s going to be a tough job for elimination but let’s see how things pan out in a week.

      @Toori-chan, definitely hard but eliminations have to be done so you know. =3=

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ohhh yes I looked through countless pages of Date Masuamune pictures! I shall be right back need to bleach out my eyes to many shirtless guys D:

      JKJK happy voitingggggg

  3. Toori-chan says:

    Kuronuma in the lead? Seriously?!!! She actually won Senjougahara?!!!

    Natsume is so cool~~~

    • Kyokai says:

      Fandom sure loves her. And Senjougahara hasn’t won, she just won the Summer Heat challenge with Barnaby, giving such awesomely hawt shots.

      Natsume is awesome but being a judge I have to let my fangirliness slide for this one. ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      Senjouhaharaaaaa <3 <3 <3 purple hair ftw.

      Natsume is great!

      • BlackBriar says:

        LMAO. If this is a small club for Senjougahara fans in this contest, then count me in. We’ll pay homage by bringing office supplies. It’s her style, after all. Lol.

  4. Ichigopockysticks says:

    Oh wow there hasn’t been one of these for a long time. I don’t know who to vote for…. Ahh.

    • Kyokai says:

      I know right? About time to get this started again. I think vote for the ones you like and think would get to the bottom. Like I would have done for Bunny if I didn’t like Gintoki more than him. xD

      • BlackBriar says:

        Nice group of contestants for this round. I wonder who’s gonna be there for the next. I’m so anxious to find out.

        • Kyokai says:

          In the next round, contestants would remain the same, though the least voted model from both divisions would be eliminated.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Raising the dead er i mean bringing back awesome <3


  5. BlackBriar says:

    Arrgh! No way!! Sebastian Michaelis, Rin Okumura, Hitagi Senjougahara and Saeko Busujima are in this as well?! This is overkill and I think my heart might stop from trying to decide which one I’d choose. And I chose Misaka Mikoto in the first round.

    It’s gonna be a neck and neck race. Let’s hope the contestants try to play fair and don’t try to take each other out. Lol, because they’ll crack under pressure.

    • Kyokai says:

      It’s going to be a tough Anime NTM with these contestants. Misaka Mikoto didn’t get enough votes internally to get on the cycle 3 as we had limitation of pictures as well for her but personally I like her and Fosh is such a fan. xD

      I can already predict the many situations that would arise from ‘peer pressure’. xD

      • BlackBriar says:

        For bishounen, I choose Rin Okumura. But for bishoujo, I’m still struggling between Hitagi Senjougahara and Saeko Busujima because both of them are hot and have their own unique personality. Saeko, calm and collected with a sense of pride in her skills. Hitagi, for her tsundere attitude and originality for using office supplies as weapons.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Saeko and Hitagi <3 those are my favorites

      Agreeeed so much 😉

      • BlackBriar says:

        They’re my favorites, too. They are girls that are meant to be feared.

  6. Yi says:

    I think I voted for Nino… Kind of wish I had voted for Sawako. Oh well, Nino looked better in her picture.

    • Kyokai says:

      Sawako seems pretty much safe right now and Nino’s so awesome. I’m glad you voted for her even with her sleepy face on! :3

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yepp Nino looked great <3

  7. Tofu says:

    DEFINITELY voting for Senjougahara and Rin!!! XD

    Though it would of been better if Mio was here 😛 OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!

    Go Senjougahara! GANBATTE!!

    • Tofu says:


    • Yvoon says:

      omg!! we just voted for the same people!! LOL

      took soo long to decide who to vote for in the bishounen sector XD

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks peeps. And yeah, Ness worked one the video while I found pictures. The concept was shared so we had a win-win situation. :3

    • Foshizzel says:

      Nice man those two are great 😉

      LOL Sorry Tofu I know how much Mio would own on this contest ;P

  8. Reaper says:

    Oh, Sawako or Senjougahara…this is a difficult choice but Sawako wins! I’m prepared to face the stapler with that declaration!
    As for the guys, Sebastian Michaelis wins, hands down. After all, he is one hell of a butler! But Natsume and Rin (with his practical tail) comes pretty close 🙂

    • Kyokai says:

      All these models are quite safe bets. Sawako sure is winning many hearts this episode, let’s see how she fairs in the next one. We were quite impressed with Senjougahara’s confident poses.

      I HNNGG’d for all the bishies and I can’t wait to see how the results would turn out. :3

    • Foshizzel says:

      Senjougahara for me! Gotta love that lonnnnggg hair <3

      For guys Rin and Gintoki here 😉

  9. Kyokai says:

    Let me add some pointers here for anyone who is confused.

    – Just for a backtrack on selection, the Metanorn team put up their individual top 5 model choices, out of which above are the top 8 extracted on the basis of internal votes.

    – Every Anime NTM episode will have a theme, on which the photoshoot would be done along with a challenge.

    – The challenge could be “ANYTHING”. Readers can actually suggest the kind of challenge they would like to see from walking on a small runway, playing with fire, episode of fear factor — whatever. We judges can choose choices at random to get this done.

    – The winners of a challenge would have brownie points but that would not ‘necessarily’ make them safe for the next round. It all depends on votes, so if you like a model to stay, don’t forget to vote for them!

    – Voting for the first episode will close on 5th of August, 2011, so make your votes count and don’t let your favourite models fall to the bottom!

    – For any more question, ask away~ :3

  10. Yvoon says:

    *nosebleed…faint* BISHOUNEN OVERLOOOOAD!! >.<

    well, in the end went for Senjougahara and Rin.

    their photos were just too smexy~

    swooned and almost fell off my chair when i saw the photos of Natsume and Sebastian X3

    • Yvoon says:

      AWESOME videos MetaGuys!~

      the music was definitely well chosen.

      cant wait for the results!! XD

      • Ness says:

        Thanks! Yes xD Bishounen overload… so yummy.. I mean, hawt.

      • Kyokai says:

        Ooh thank you. Ness and I heard a lot of trance crap before finalizing on AoEx Soundtrack and Cherryboy Riot.

  11. ZeroAnarchy says:

    Stoking needs more support!!

  12. Jrow says:

    BEACH EPISODE, YATTA! Excellent production, ladies!

    But yeah, I had to show them all how a real model walks the runway. xDD

  13. Moni Chan says:

    ahhhh crap i have to choose T___T my weakness. choose one… and only one

    • Kyokai says:

      Choose wisely. You can always cheat by seeing the results first. xD

  14. anaaga says:

    Oh my god Date, I prefer you with your armor now

    • Kyokai says:

      That was more of a LULZY picture than being serious. Though, I do wish he doesn’t get eliminated in the first round. -__-

      • anaaga says:

        me too. He would make a great model with his sexy poses and armor, but damn that pose of his is just terrible

  15. Overcooled says:


  16. annamoss says:

    Wow…I didn’t know any of the bishoujos, but knew all the bishounens.. -_- XD So it was much too easy on the bishoujos, just voted for the one I thought looked cool. ;P
    AS for the bishounens, I liked all of them… :'( well, at least my top three are top three in the polls!! So far… ^^;;

    • Kyokai says:

      Don’t tell me you watched all the hawt guys and ignored the cute girls? xD

      The battle will get interesting as more eliminations happen. Let’s see who stays and leaves. :3

  17. Oracion says:

    So many to choose from! Eenie meenie miney mo…girl with sword. Saeko Saeko Saeko! She wins for me. And not caring too much about the bishies, but secretly hoping Keima wins as he is epic.

  18. Snippett says:

    I’m sad to see Nino’s result, but regardless I’m still a fan. I don’t really know any of the guys, next time you do this, don’t forget to include Huey Deswald. ^^

    • Kyokai says:

      I can only hope that Nino will pull through because she really got some potential. Let’s see how Huey fairs with the whole fandom craziness by the end of Shoka. :3

  19. Tara says:

    Beach episode = awesomecake >w<
    Anaru is getting way too little love though, understandable cuz her picture wasn't that great in this but… she's so purty XP
    *goes to drool more over Sebastian*

    • Kyokai says:

      Beach episode is such a win with fandom, just because less clothes? And for Anaru, finding her decent pictures were a serious task, I tell you… OTL”

      • Tara says:

        Yup, I do believe it is the less clothing that does it xP

        You’d think that with her being pretty, popular and a fashion diva it should be easy… I bet she pays someone to keep all the good ones off the interwebs D:

  20. Samantha Zan says:

    Sooo many charcters everywhere! GAH! Soo much to handle XD.


    I voted for Sawako, since her smile is so persuasive AH! :D. I mean everyone else did alright too, but I was just looking for the best girl who gave the great smile while having a good pose at the same time. Most of the girl’s had such wierd or bland expression’s XP. Though I do think that Mami was a close second (For me at least)


    Oh man, oh man. BISHIES EVERYWHERE XD. I voted for Rin he’s photo was just incredible. Soo S-E-X-Y HEY!. I was ever so jealous of the ice cream he was eating (lol). Everyone else was fine too, it’s just I wanted to see so more skin. (No matter how wierd that sounds). This is a BEACH episode after all. I can’t deal with that fact that they still have there shirts on XD

    Anywho, great job on the first episode ^_^

    • Kyokai says:

      Believe me, we had a very difficult time in selecting these top 8. Good choices on both and for more skin, let me tell you the shirts ON are the ones who didn’t have any decent pics whatsoever. It was quite hard finding them in a pose forget about sexy. Though thank you and we’ll keep on entertaining you for the next one. :3

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