Archive for December, 2012

Nomination Preview

Monday, December 31st, 2012

We’re less than 12 hours from the new year and the start of ISML 2013 Nominations. A preview of the form is now up, so you can review the changes before things begin. In short, there are new requirements for Nova and Stella Divisions. The nomination page will explain them in more detail, so please read over the rules before submitting your nomination.

The Nomination Period lasts one week, so you have plenty of time to understand the new requirements and then make your choices. You’re only allowed to submit the form once, so there’s absolutely no rush. All nominations count the same whether they are submitted on the first day or the last day.

We will have the ISML 2013 Charter out soon, too.

Thanks to all our voters, and we’re looking forward to another great year!

Time to Say Goodbye to 2012!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

First, a big congratulations to Kirigaya Kazuto who’s won this year’s Lapis Scepter in our second exhibition tournament! Despite the bonus exhibition tournament this year being focused on males, we also had a variety of other exhibition matches for all voters. We’re glad to say that the tournament turned out well, and we’re grateful to have your support even after this year’s International Saimoe 2012 has ended!

With the conclusion of the exhibition tournament, we have about two weeks before 2013 nominations start. The 2012 website you see will soon be archived, meaning we’ll be switching to 2013 mode soon, and you can start contributing banners to our 2013 banner rotation.

Nominations will begin January 1st, and will last for one week. The 2013 charter will be up soon, so please stick around for any additional news that’ll come soon. We’re looking forward to 2013, and we hope all our voters are too. Please enjoy the holidays until the new year approaches, where we hope everyone will be excited to nominate their favorite characters into the 2013 preliminary tournament! We’ll be looking forward to seeing you all when 2013 nominations are open!

Seasonal Champions and Males’ Semifinals!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

As our Bonus Exhibition Tournament draws to a close, we’re also excited to say that the nomination period for International Saimoe League 2013 is less than a month away! It’s been almost two months since Tachibana Kanade was awarded the Heavenly Tiara for International Saimoe League 2012, and we certainly had a successful tournament, thanks to the support of our voters.

The semifinal match for our male contestants this year will be starting in less than 11 hours, and they need your support through the intense semifinal and final matches in order to earn the Lapis Scepter of 2012! In addition, we’d like to congratulate our Summer and Fall exhibition winners, Takanashi Rikka and Yūki Asuna respectively! They’ve worked hard throughout their seasonal exhibition matches to make it this far, but it’s not quite over yet! The two of them will be facing off with the Winter and Spring exhibition champions in order to be crowned the Seasonal winner!

Let’s wish the best of luck to the final contestants in their final matches, and the best of luck to our seasonal exhibition contestants! Give them your full support, and these are the last matches we’ll see of 2012!