Season kickoff, 16 March

For topics that last throughout the whole season
User avatar
Crisu
Wan Wan Wan
Wan Wan Wan
Posts: 2010
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:09 am
Badges:
ImageImage
Worships: Kinomoto Sakura
Melon Pan: 50
Wish: Fluency in Japanese
Location: USA
Contact:

Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Crisu » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:19 pm

I'm personally excited about the start of the regular season, but there's still a lot of work to do in the meantime. :)

The 2 March schedule drawing needs to happen, too! Right now we only know how our original 37 contestants are set up. After the final drawings, we'll have the whole season planned out for everyone to see.

Image
Image
ImageImage
Image
Signature by Hikari-chan
User avatar
ayuayu
Beef bowl
Beef bowl
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:21 am
Melon Pan: 0

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by ayuayu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:42 am

lol looks like its a rough start for my favorite newcomer kirino >_< paired to champ is an epic first round...
under construction.
User avatar
Chocola
Hikarin's Kitty
Hikarin's Kitty
Posts: 7449
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:31 am
Worships: Kousaka Reina
Melon Pan: 50
2017 Female Favorite: Karasuma Chitose
2017 Male Favorite: Killua Zoldyck
Wish: Hikachu to not hate me

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Chocola » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:06 am

We'll see how Korean support will boost Aria fandom. Akari's first match is against a relatively easy opponent, Sakura Kinomoto. Sadly, I think Akari will win.
ImageImageImage
ImageImageImage
MAL Ratings ISML Chat, Saimoe Blog, Saimoe Wiki
A tall, towering wall looms in front of me. Beyond that is something that I could never to see on my own.
And that is...the view from the top.
User avatar
Corni
~Senior Member~
~Senior Member~
Posts: 651
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:03 am
Badges:
Image
Worships: Yoshino Sakura
Melon Pan: 15
2018 Female Favorite: Tenma Gabriel White
2018 Male Favorite: Kanzaki Hideri
2017 Female Favorite: Edna
2017 Male Favorite: Hinata Shōyō
Wish: Wanna have daughters someday... Don't care blood or non blood... Maybe meet someone blonde and less than 140cm for marriage...
Location: Hekiyou Gakuen
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Corni » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:11 am

Wonteak already start Akari campaign...
Image
Look up high into the beautiful sky, with a steady gaze. Lets commit this moment to our memories.
We will make the beautiful sky even brighter. I will embrace you and your wings.
I want to protect that radiance. It is what keeps me going.
#eramalaysiabaru
SpoilerShow
Quote from song lyric BEAUTIFUL SKY by Hikasa Yoko, Yukana, Shimoda Asami, Hanazawa Kana, Inoue Marina, Saito Chiwa, and Mimori Suzuko from Infinite Stratos 2 ED
Image
User avatar
Sylpheed
Kunoichi
Kunoichi
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:29 am
Melon Pan: 0

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Sylpheed » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:41 am

This season's contestants are all strong. I'm very excited for the start of this season.
User avatar
ayuayu
Beef bowl
Beef bowl
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:21 am
Melon Pan: 0

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by ayuayu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:30 am

lol relatively easy? and I was thinking sakura might take the win :P
under construction.
User avatar
Eater-of-All
Dragon slayer
Dragon slayer
Posts: 2305
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:07 am
Badges:
Image
Melon Pan: 65
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Eater-of-All » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:39 am

ayuayu wrote:lol relatively easy? and I was thinking sakura might take the win :P
If Akari still has the support the Koreans had given her in their tournament, and if everyone vocal about Aria isn't just the minority, Sakura would be an easy win. Besides, if you walk around town a little, you'll see Aria signatures, avatars, and fans everywhere, and the only prominent Sakura fan you'll see is probably KholdStare.

That reminds me. You need to go watch some Aria, KholdStare. :mrgreen:
Image
SpoilerShow
Image
User avatar
ayuayu
Beef bowl
Beef bowl
Posts: 44
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:21 am
Melon Pan: 0

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by ayuayu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:06 am

make me sakura fan no.2 then ^_^
under construction.
User avatar
kevo
Osananajimi
Osananajimi
Posts: 144
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:55 am
Melon Pan: 50

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by kevo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:11 am

Aquamarine for Aquamarine looks off to a good start. Though I do pride myself in seeing the day where Sakura is referred to as an "easy win". First Saimoe champion of all time, anyone? ;)
User avatar
Seishi
Familiar
Familiar
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:34 am
Worships: Takamachi Nanoha
Melon Pan: 50
2017 Female Favorite: Aisaka Taiga
2017 Male Favorite: Emiya Kiritsugu
Wish: The past to not weigh me down
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Seishi » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:14 am

Akari is fine, but I'm not really much for the gimmicky "Aquamarine for Aquamarine" thing. I'm desperately hoping Sakura does well. All the other matchups so far look predictable; hopefully Nanoha can add the first member of her friend list, whoever it may be.
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Team Rocket Elite
Moon princess
Moon princess
Posts: 3211
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:43 am
Badges:
Image
Worships: Bernkastel
Melon Pan: 50
Wish: dried plums to go with the tea.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Team Rocket Elite » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:59 am

I'm looking forward to the season starting. I think it's going to be interesting to see how the Touhou characters stack up against the truly powerful competitors.
A miracle that you believe in when you know it won't happen......... is hope.
User avatar
minhtam1638
Phantom
Phantom
Posts: 740
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:50 am
Melon Pan: 50
Wish: An endless supply of Coca-Cola. Tax free.
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by minhtam1638 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:00 am

My matches to watch, subject to change:

Cairo, Egypt
(Tier 4 Blue Candidate) vs. Haruhi Suzumiya

Sao Paolo, Brazil
Yuki Nagato vs. Mai Kawasumi

Katowice, Poland
(Tier 4 Red candidate) vs. Kotomi Ichinose

Shanghai, China
Mikuru Asahina vs. Rika Furude
Image
User avatar
Basaka
Translator
Translator
Posts: 225
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:33 am
Badges:
Image
Melon Pan: 50
Location: DOWN UNDER
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Basaka » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:39 am

Lol, aquamarine for Aquamarine. I agree.

Just don't swamp me with too much translations >.>
Image
User avatar
Destiny
Osananajimi
Osananajimi
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:54 pm
Melon Pan: 50

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Destiny » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:34 pm

Fwee, less than a month to go. I hope I'll be able to finish my anime marathon so I'll be familiar with most of the characters by the beginning of the season, though the first day will already give me problems. I really don't know if I should vote Akari or Sakura... new love versus old love? Get those campaigning threads going, I'm easily swayed.

Also, for my personal curiosity. Is anyone checking a location in particular every day? For me it's Milano, since it's so close to here. Though the first match there is still undecided, I'll look forward to it. It's fun to pretend that ISML has an actual setting.
Image
User avatar
Juice
Thaumaturge
Thaumaturge
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:10 am
Melon Pan: 50
Wish: To successfully guide students on their path.
Location: Republic of Texas
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Juice » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:05 pm

Destiny wrote:[. . .]

Also, for my personal curiosity. Is anyone checking a location in particular every day? For me it's Milano, since it's so close to here. Though the first match there is still undecided, I'll look forward to it. It's fun to pretend that ISML has an actual setting.
I did for the Preliminaries. Dallas-Fort Worth was my special place for 7 rounds. But I guess we won't see this venue for 2 years. :cry: I hear Phoenix and Houston put in bids for next year's preliminaries. I wonder which other cites will place bids. :)
New Saimoe Podcast!
GTO--an inspiration to my next stage in life.
Image
User avatar
Chocola
Hikarin's Kitty
Hikarin's Kitty
Posts: 7449
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:31 am
Worships: Kousaka Reina
Melon Pan: 50
2017 Female Favorite: Karasuma Chitose
2017 Male Favorite: Killua Zoldyck
Wish: Hikachu to not hate me

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Chocola » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:52 pm

Destiny wrote:Also, for my personal curiosity. Is anyone checking a location in particular every day? For me it's Milano, since it's so close to here. Though the first match there is still undecided, I'll look forward to it. It's fun to pretend that ISML has an actual setting.
I'm glad you think so. For us statisticians it's not as important but I'm just glad to see some people appreciate the addition.
ImageImageImage
ImageImageImage
MAL Ratings ISML Chat, Saimoe Blog, Saimoe Wiki
A tall, towering wall looms in front of me. Beyond that is something that I could never to see on my own.
And that is...the view from the top.
User avatar
waterfall
Dancer
Dancer
Posts: 86
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:42 pm
Melon Pan: 50
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by waterfall » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:58 pm

Since I'm in a poetry mood, why not.

The contestants gather by the shores of the sea
Fighting for permanence in ISML history.
The prelims are over—the tourney commences
And voters despair despite our cynical defenses.
So begins the opening act, the opening scene,
Of ISML 09—Aquamarine.

I'm excited =D
Image
Thanks Marinara for the sig. =D
User avatar
Cecaniah
Artisan
Artisan
Posts: 791
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:06 am
Melon Pan: 50

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Cecaniah » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:17 pm

Okay, since I don't know what you mean by Aquamarine for Aquamarine, I want to know. I haven't watched Aria
Signature by Me.
Image
Ikaros is <3~! Please support her in ISML with nominations and votes~!
User avatar
Seishi
Familiar
Familiar
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:34 am
Worships: Takamachi Nanoha
Melon Pan: 50
2017 Female Favorite: Aisaka Taiga
2017 Male Favorite: Emiya Kiritsugu
Wish: The past to not weigh me down
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Seishi » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:32 pm

Destiny wrote:Also, for my personal curiosity. Is anyone checking a location in particular every day? For me it's Milano, since it's so close to here. Though the first match there is still undecided, I'll look forward to it. It's fun to pretend that ISML has an actual setting.
Ehhhh, betsu ni. Vancouver is pretty much my home field, though, but I dunno if that will appear again.
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Fate
Moon princess
Moon princess
Posts: 3377
Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:44 am
Badges:
Image
Worships: Fate Testarossa
Melon Pan: 105
2018 Female Favorite: Aisaka Taiga
2018 Male Favorite: Sakata Gintoki
2017 Female Favorite: Fate Testarossa
2017 Male Favorite: Sakata Gintoki
Wish: Perpetual joy for friends and family
Location: Fate's bed
Contact:

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Post by Fate » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:22 pm

Woo, can't wait to see Fate's awesomeness dominating again. o:
Image
ImageALL HAIL FATE T. HARLAOWN!Image
[url=irc://irc.rizon.net/Feitoism]#Feitoism @ irc.rizon.net[/url]
Locked