I'm surprised that so many people voted for Akari. She was a fun character in my opinion, but even her cute yet very creepy sister was more interesting to watch.
Ah well I voted for Kyouko she was awesome in many ways
For pairings definitely Kyouko x Ayano and I also love Himawari x Sakurako. Just to list off some other pairings I support there's: Yui x Chinatsu, Chitose x Chizuru, and I don't really think Akari needs a pairing, but if I was going to give her one it would be Akane