ISML 2009 – Preliminary Review

17 02 2009

So, the preliminaries are finally over. Well, they were over a long time ago, but I’m a slow writer, okay? D:

Biggest Surprises

Round 1, Group A: Amu over Marisa, Minorin, Patchy, etc.
Nobody, nobody AT ALL, saw this coming.

Round 4, Group D: Illya over Index, Yuuhi, Vita, etc.
I only just started watching F/SN, so I haven’t seen any of Illya yet, but no matter how great of a character she is, I’m sure no one thought she would win by this much, especially against Fall 2008’s Index and Yuuhi, and with Nanoha faction thrown in as well. (let’s ignore the fact that there are no factions in ISML besides kyoanifags.)

Round 8: Kallen over Chiaki, San, everyone.

Series Totals compared with Winning Characters
Format: # characters that made it through prelims (total characters in tournament) – series name.

5 (5) – Touhou
3 (3) – Toradora!
2 (6) – Kanon
2 (4) – Lyrical Nanoha
2 (3) – Code Geass
2 (2) – To Aru Majutsu no Index
1 (6) – CLANNAD
1 (3) – Fate/stay night
1 (3) – Rozen Maiden
1 (2) – ARIA
1 (1) – Air
1 (1) – Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka
1 (1) – Azumanga Daioh
1 (1) – Chobits
1 (1) – Kannagi
1 (1) – Kara no Kyoukai

Character Totals by Series

6 – CLANNAD, Kanon.
5 – Touhou.
4 – Lyrical Nanoha.
3 – Toradora!, Higurashi, Hayate no Gotoku!, Lucky Star, Fate/stay night, Suzumiya Haruhi, Code Geass, Rozen Maiden.
2 – ARIA, Index, Bamboo Blade.
1 – Everything else.

(Shakugan no Shana, Kannagi, Spice and Wolf, Zero no Tsukaima, Air, Chobits, Azumanga Daioh, Card Captor Sakura, Shugo Chara!, Negima, To-LOVE-Ru, Akane-Iro, Kara no Kyoukai.)

We have a ridiculous 19 kyoani characters in this tournament. NINETEEN. Out of sixty-four. What the hell? Just to let you guys know, I only approve of Mai, Misuzu, Tomoyo, and Kotomi. ):

Also, as usual, Shana is a lone fighter. No block voting benefits for her. Although it makes sense, since none of the other SnS characters are worth mentioning. (although Pheles is great)

Personal Opinions

Alice – ALICE.
Marisa, Reimu, Remilia, Patchy, Aya – lolol touhou
Taiga, Minorin, Ami – Toradora! is love
Nagi – Kannagi is love too
Misuzu – so is Air, despite it being kyoani
Index, Mikoto – lolol Index
Chii – “older” characters can battle too. (:
Osaka – same as above
Illya – haven’t seen F/SN, but same as above. Well, F/SN isn’t that old, I guess. But Illya is cute.

Shiori, Makoto – well, Makoto isn’t so bad. There’s just too much kyoani here. And I hate Shiori. >_>;
Shinku – go away Korea
Anya, Kallen – same as above
Shiki – same as above
Mei – no kyoani plz
Yuuhi – lolol Minato > Yuuhi (this is coming from a hardcore KugiRie fan)
Vita – eh

Amu – haven’t seen the series
Hayate – didn’t want more Nanoha in, but she’s not much of a threat and she was bound to get in anyway


Saimoe is srs bsns. D:


Coming soon:

  • ISML 2009 – Main Tournament Predictions
  • ISML 2009 – Character Information

No tentative dates or any of that stuff. All I can say is that they’ll be written before the main tournament starts. Hopefully. Maybe not the second one.



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