Monday, February 10, 2014

ISML 2014: Returning candidates rolling in Prelims

ISML 2014: Returning candidates rolling in Prelims

By JR Salazar
February 10, 2014

Match Day 4 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Preliminaries concluded, and a few more faces from the Stella Division have seen their ISML dreams crumble to pieces. Meanwhile, in the Nova, the usual suspects are shining.

NOVA DIVISION

Rikka Takanashi took Nova Group 1 with 5773 votes, beating out Touka Yatogami (4694 votes) and Mikan Yuuki (3070 votes). Rounding out the order were Natsume Tsuchimikado (2423 votes), Frey (2198 votes) and Himeko Inaba.

In Nova Group 2, Kuroyukihime moved one step closer to a return with 5866 votes. Yukino Yukinoshita was second with 3654 votes and Laura Bodewig was third with 2845 votes. Rounding out the order were Ouka Yuouji (2613 votes), Suzuka Dairenji (2248 votes) and Ai Fuyuumi (2057 votes).

Asuna Yuuki is ready to make a return to the ISML and get promoted to the Stella Division after winning 6086 votes to take Nova Group 3. Sanae Dekomori was second (3600 votes) and Shiori Shiomiya was third (3229 votes). Rounding out the order were Ai Shindou (2774 votes), Azuka Kudou (2307 votes) and Kouko Kaga (2055 votes).

Nanami Aoyama easily won Nova Group 4 with 4920 votes. Karuta Roromiya was second with 3453 votes and MIkasa Ackerman was third with 3414 votes. Rounding out the order were Yui Yuigahama (2614 votes), Noiri (2608 votes) and Emi Yusa (2523 votes).

Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi continued her preliminatries run with a Nova Group 5 victory, winning 5481 votes. Kurousagi was second with 4444 votes and Kyouko Sakura was third with 2881 votes. Rounding out the order were Myucel Foaran (2344 votes), Tomoko Kuroki (2297 votes) and Neptune (2145 votes).

Shinka Nibutani was solid in Nova Group 6, winning 5052 votes. Origami Tobiichi was second with 3648 votes and Suguha Kirigaya was third with 3368 votes. Rounding out the order were Yukina Himeragi (2966 votes), Nepgear (2412 votes) and Yuiko Kurugaya (2249 votes).

STELLA DIVISION

Azusa Nakano was on point in Stella Group 7, winning 5413 votes to move on to the regular season. Masami Iwasawa was second with 3998 votes and Haruhi Suzumiya was third with 3874 votes. Rounding out the order were Kyou Fujibayashi (3187 votes), Rin Tosaka (2547 votes) and Maria (1388 votes)t.

Taiga Aisaka roared to a Stella Group 8 victory, taking 5451 votes to finish first and qualify. Saber was second with 3928 votes, beating out Victorique de Blois and her 3908 votes. Rounding out the order werre Kotomi Ichinose (3144 votes), Index L. Prohibitorum (2949 votes) and Suigintou (1296 votes).

Yuri Nakamura outgunned Homura Akemi, 5714-4078, to win Stella Group 9 and advance. Yuki Nagato was third with 3570 votes. Rounding out the order were Nymph (2762 votes), Tomoyo Sakagami (2622 votes) and Suiseiseki (1481 votes).

Kobato Hasegawa earned 5158 votes to win Stella Group 10 and qualify. Yui-nyan was second with 4370 votes and Nadeko Sengoku was third with 3984 votes. Rounding out the order were Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere (2681 votes), Subari Konoe (2312 votes) and Minori Kushieda (1685 votes).

Mio Akiyama won Stella Group 11 with 4941 votes to qualify. Sora Kasugano was second with 4079 votes and Shinobu Oshino was third with 3681 votes. Rounding out the order were Shouko Kirishima (2996 votes), Shinku (2172 votes) and Shiki Ryougi (1729 votes), who is eliminated from the tournament.

In one of the upsets of the Preliminaries, Inori Yuzuriha defeated Shana, 5257-4858, to win Stella Group 12 and progress. Charlotte Dunois was third with 4162 votes. Rounding out the order were Kuroko Shirai (3293 votes), Sakura Kinomoto (1790 votes), and Mafuyu Shiina (1460 votes).

Match Day 5 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Preliminaries is scheduled for February 11, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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