Whilst out in the Internet looking for Ayuki fanservice to rig the current poll (a technique pioneered by Jason), I came across a Japanese site called the "Ayuki Doumei," or Ayuki Alliance! They’re a group of like-minded (and right-minded) individuals that understand who the real heroine of Kashimashi is! Merely seeing the existence of this organization nearly brought me to tears!
I knew I had to join this group (not simply to rig the vote; I’m not that diabolical)! I promptly installed some Japanese text input functionality into my computer and wrote a message in extremely broken Japanese. You can go to the Ayuki Doumei and search for messages by "hengu," they’re good for a laugh. Marvel as I spell "konnichiha" wrong two different ways! (It was rikai-chan that finally taught me how to spell it without a "wa" at the end)
Anyway, they actually accepted my application and now I’m the #10 member of the Ayuki Alliance! Check out my button!
The alliance wrote up a post about getting to the double-digits in membership thanks to an American. They also wrote that either my Japanese was good, or really bad. I’m not quite sure which.
There are also a bunch of "alliances" for other Kashimashi characters, including Hazumu, Tomari, Yasuna, Jan Puu, and even Asuta and Space Man! I’m surprised there’s no alliance for Namiko-sensei…
Anyway, ever since I joined the alliance, Ayuki has seen quite a jump in the poll… I’ll call it a coincidence.
P.S. I still haven’t found that Ayuki fanservice yet. Anyone know where I can get some?