ISML 2014: Field narrows down in Preliminaries

ISML 2014: Field narrows down in Preliminaries

By JR Salazar
February 7, 2014

Match Day 3 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Preliminaries concluded, and a number of old faces are leaving the tournament after yet another massive turnout of voters. Here is a roundup of the action on Preliminaries Match Day 3.


Ruri Gokou won Stella Group 1 again after earning 6489 votes and she is through. Sena Kashiwazaki was second with 3733 votes and Illyasviel von Einzbern was third with 3158 votes. Rounding out the order were Holo (2756 votes), Ushio Okazaki (2193 votes) and Kagami Hiiragi (2138 votes).

Kanade Tachibana cruised in Stella Group 2 with 7107 votes to move on. Konjiki no Yami was second with 3504 votes and Mato Kuroi was third with 3498 votes. Rounding out the order were Ruiko Saten (3184 votes), Nagi Sanzen'in (1706 votes) and Ami Kawashima (1673 votes).

Eucliwood Hellscythe won Stella Group 3 with 4874 votes to go through. Kurisu Makise was second with 4722 votes and Last Order was third with 4037 votes. Rounding out the order were Nagisa Furukawa (2984 votes), Erio Touwa (2460 votes) and Kurimu Sakurano (1212 votes).

Mikoto Misaka easily won Stella Group 4 with 5972 votes to advance. Meiko Honma was second with 4635 votes and Hinagiku Katsura was third with 3281 votes. Rounding out the order were Ui Hirasawa (2541 votes), Ikaros (2473 votes) and Haruna (1795 votes).

Mashiro Shiina, once again, took Stella Group 5 with 5501 votes, and she advances. In a much more improved performance from last time, Kirino Kousaka was second with 4226 votes, beating out Hitagi Senjougahara and her 3428 votes. Rounding out the order were C.C. (3153 votes), Konata Izumi (2351 votes) and Tsumugi Kotobuki (2055 votes).

Ayase Aragaki wins Stella Group 6 after earning 5854 votes to go through. Yui Hirasawa was second with 3901 votes and Yozora Mikazuki was third with 3432 votes. Rounding out the order were Aria Holmes Kanzaki (3408 votes), Fuuko Ibuki (1894 votes) and Mikuru Asahina (1837 votes).


Yoshino continued Date A Live's dominance of the ISML Nova Division Preliminaries, winning 5281 votes to take Nova Group 7. Haque du Lot Herminium was second with 3667 votes and Charlotte Belew was third with 3341 votes. Rounding out the order were Rin Natsume (2722 votes), Frenda Seivelun (2565 votes) and Tamako Kitashirakawa (2192 votes).

Yaya Machine won Nova Group 8 with 3968 votes. Mei Misaki finished second (3917 votes) and Azusa Azuki was third (3555 votes). Rounding out the order were Akatsuki (3165 votes), Misaki Shokuhou (2974 votes) and Kyouko Kirigiri (2483 votes).

Yui of Sword Art Online is hoping to make the move up to the Stella Division after earning 3869 votes to win Nova Group 9. Nyarlathotep was second with 3717 votes and Chocolat was third with 3383 votes. Rounding out the order were Leticia Draculair (3027 votes), Momo Velia Deviluke (2900 votes) and Iowa (1755 votes).

The face of Kyouko no Kanata, Mirai Kuriyama, was dominant in winning Nova Group 10 with 4347 votes. Renge Miyauchi was second with 3407 votes and Madoka Kaname came in third with 3204 votes. Rounding out the order were Furano Yukihira (3077 votes), Masuzu Natsukawa (2519 votes) and You Kasukabe (2465 votes).

Kotori Itsuka won Nova Group 11 after earning 5316 votes. Eru Chitanda was second with 4311 votes and Ririchiyo Shirakiin was third with 2883 votes. Rounding out the order were Mitsuki Nase (2495 votes), Yuno Gasai (2398 votes) and Chisaki Hiradaira (2296 votes).

Kurumi Tokisaki made it a clean sweek for the Date A Live crew, taking 5789 votes to win Nova Group 12. Touka Takanashi was second with 3701 votes and Manaka Mukaido was third with 2723 votes. Rounding out the order were Noumi Kudryavka (2695 votes), Cthugha (2290 votes) and Ai Astin (2186 votes).

Match Day 4 of the 2013 International Saimoe League Preliminaries is scheduled for February 9, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at and join the ongoing debate.