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Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:19 pm
by Crisu
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.

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Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:42 am
by ayuayu
lol looks like its a rough start for my favorite newcomer kirino >_< paired to champ is an epic first round...

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:06 am
by Chocola
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.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:11 am
by Corni
Wonteak already start Akari campaign...

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:41 am
by Sylpheed
This season's contestants are all strong. I'm very excited for the start of this season.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:30 am
by ayuayu
lol relatively easy? and I was thinking sakura might take the win :P

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

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

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:06 am
by ayuayu
make me sakura fan no.2 then ^_^

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:11 am
by kevo
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? ;)

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:14 am
by Seishi
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.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:59 am
by Team Rocket Elite
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.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:00 am
by minhtam1638
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

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:39 am
by Basaka
Lol, aquamarine for Aquamarine. I agree.

Just don't swamp me with too much translations >.>

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:34 pm
by Destiny
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.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:05 pm
by Juice
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. :)

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:52 pm
by Chocola
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.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:58 pm
by waterfall
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

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:17 pm
by Cecaniah
Okay, since I don't know what you mean by Aquamarine for Aquamarine, I want to know. I haven't watched Aria

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:32 pm
by Seishi
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.

Re: Season kickoff, 16 March

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:22 pm
by Fate
Woo, can't wait to see Fate's awesomeness dominating again. o: