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Which three new characters to ISML will be the top performers in 2009?

Poll ended at Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:20 pm

Aisaka Taiga
38
36%
Hakurei Reimu
20
19%
Shameimaru Aya
3
3%
Hinamori Amu
7
7%
Sawatari Makoto
9
8%
Kirisame Marisa
3
3%
Kushieda Minori
11
10%
Anya Alstreim
6
6%
Other Character
9
8%
 
Total votes: 106
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Top Performing Newbies

Post by Juice » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:20 pm

Here is something to gauge the current sentiment of the voters. Choose up to three characters to predict the top three performers from the freshman class. You may change you views as the tournament progresses. Enjoy! :D
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Chocola » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:45 pm

I voted for Taiga and Minorin because well, Toradora! is well-known and well-liked. There doesn't seem to be hate between Taiga fans and Minorin fans like in some rom-coms either. For the other character I picked Makoto because she's a KyoAni character.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Eisdrache » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:18 am

Voted Makoto because she is awesome, Taiga because I <3 her and Aya because I <3333 her, even though Aya probably wont be in the top three at the end.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Seishi » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:34 am

KholdStare88 wrote:I voted for Taiga and Minorin because well, Toradora! is well-known and well-liked. There doesn't seem to be hate between Taiga fans and Minorin fans like in some rom-coms either. For the other character I picked Makoto because she's a KyoAni character.
I noticed that with ToraDora! as well. I agree with these choices, and of course Touhou could be an interesting X-Factor for the competition, depending on whose theory of the fanbase is correct.

EDIT: Voted for Taiga.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Eater-of-All » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:27 am

I'm with those that do not expect Touhous dominating. I mainly believe in the argument that attracting to much attention to themselves will serve as their downfall. That anti-Touhou club is a case in point.

Or maybe it's all wiseful thinking. :roll:

I chose Taiga, Minori, and Makoto just because I can hardly see the others doing well at all. These three's futures are the most promising, according to my one-second skim of the character list.

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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Basaka » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:41 am

Touhou will probably be a complete wildcard. There are plenty of fans, but prob will bring plenty of anti-voting.

I also expect Tora to do well, since it has a storng storyline (despite the premise) and the characters are well developed. Not to mention K-virus T-strain.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by ayuayu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:38 am

i'm thinking taiga has the biggest chance among toradora characters to become a top-3 newcomer ^_^ one from touhou might make it still though even with my assumed large anti-touhou base. The last of my three choices is not in the list which is a very big newcomer candidate in j-saimoe 2008 but might be questionable here in ISML simply because i'm not sure of the series' popularity outside of japan.
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Post by Kyora » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:01 am

I'm pretty sure that Taiga will do well, as likely the most popular Toradora! character, with Minorin being (hopefully) very close.

Also, while I am on the anti-Touhou side, I do think that Reimu might do well because despite the Touhou hate, there's also a decent amount of Touhou love.

So I voted for Taiga, Minorin, and Reimu, although I personally wouldn't vote for Reimu (Nagi gets my vote~).
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Corni » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:15 am

Taiga and Ami will do well...
but personally i think Reimu will absolutely doing well if we looking at nomination...

voted for Reimu...
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Guest » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:17 am

I must be a pessimist, voting for mostly touhou characters... nonetheless, from the looks of the prelims Taiga may end up doing very well for herself. I don't even mind her clumsiness.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Destiny » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:27 pm

Taiga, and probably two of the Touhous. As much as I'm sure that the Touhou girls won't fare too well, no-one else from the preliminaries looks like they'll be able to stand up to Reimu and Aya. Maybe Minorin... but I'm biased, I don't like her at all.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Fate » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:36 pm

Definitely Taiga, Reimu, and another Touhou character of some sorts.
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Post by Chiharu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:50 pm

Taiga for sure, and maybe Minorin, along with a Touhou. Probably Reimu or Marisa (wishful thinking for the latter). I do hope Makoto does well, though.
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Post by Blacksmith_Tony » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:29 pm

Like just about everyone else I expect Taiga to do very well. I also voted for Reimu, since she seems to have the most support of all of the Touhou characters, and to be honest even though I'm not a Touhou fan I may vote her over a number of others this year.

Finally, Amu whom I think will do surprisingly well, she did manage to beat both Marisa and Minori in the preliminaries. Of course she didn't win by much, and didn't do as well in the nominations so it's likely I could be wrong.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Leandra » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:54 am

Taiga, for sure. With her massive and sudden fan base, I think she'll sweep through parts of the competition easy.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by FNSNA » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:40 am

Voted: Taiga, Makoto, Reimu

Taiga: Face it, ToraDora! is quite well known and Taiga and Minorin will do good, but with Taiga being the more famous one (even though I'm a Minorin fan). Seems REALLY promising.
Reimu: Touhou (and even most famous within Touhou?, donno) so ya.
Makoto: While not as likely as the other two, seem promising from what I have seen, might become one of the top KyoAni char (wishful thinking).
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Post by sovietmisaki » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:59 am

with my lurking, I've been pretty much been able to deduce the Taiga-tank(me and my weird militaristic nature :p) shall be able to hold her ground. and I forsee Reimu, and Minorin will as well... just gotta watch out for the Geassian partisans though...
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Juice » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:38 pm

Since Patchy was getting no love, I have removed her from nomination and replaced her with Anya Altreim. How will this Knight of the Rounds fair in this group?
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Destiny » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:11 pm

Juice wrote:Since Patchy was getting no love, I have removed her from nomination and replaced her with Anya Altreim. How will this Knight of the Rounds fair in this group?
I was wondering why it looked as if I hadn't voted yet. I predict Anya won't make it to top 16, among Geass fans she's outclassed by C.C. On the other hand C.C. did make top 16 last year, and with the new influx of Korean voters Anya could do well in the regular season.
I doubt she can do better than Taiga or the Touhous, though.
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Re: Top Performing Newbies

Post by Chocola » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Er, was it really necessary to reset the polls over that? =/
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