2014 Exhibition idea drop box

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2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by maglor » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:11 pm

Purpose

This thread is to serve as a place anyone can write and store any inspiration that may come to them about exhibition matches. People may make suggestions and discuss exhibition matches suggested by others, so that staff may be given new inspiration for future exhibition matches. We also hope people will have fun tossing around some exhibition ideas.

Disclaimer: This thread is for suggestions for inspiration only. There is by no means any guarantee that matches suggested will be used at all. We are more interested in the idea and story behind the matches than the characters themselves.

Type of Exhibition in demand.
  • 1 character vs 1 character
  • 2 characters vs. 2 characters
  • 1 character vs 1 character vs 1 character (also called 'group of 3 characters' match)
  • Group match of 7 characters
  • Matches of other sizes and formats
Recommendations
  1. Please post a good reason or story for the match you are suggesting. For example, the 2010 Ruby R5 match between Asakura Minami (Touch) and Ayukawa Madoka (Kimagure Orange Road) carries a story between competing female character archetypes that may also interest anyone who knows about anime in the 1980s. In contrast, it is hard to guess at a story that may interest people for match between Kinomoto Sakura (Card Captor Sakura) and Suzumiya Haruhi (Suzumiya Haruhi).
  2. Try to make a match for which we are not sure of the victor. A match between Shana and Yoshida Kazumi does have immediately recognizable story line, but it is easy to guess that Shana will have an easy win with 70+% of the vote in this match given the current ISML climate. However, in a match between Kurahashi Riko (Love Lab) vs Natsuo Maki (Love Lab), the winner is much less clear as there is too little data available and both characters will have many opportunities to sway the voters between now and the time of the match. Thus, it is a match that is of greater interest.
    A question to ask yourself would be "Will Character A get approximately 40 to 60% of votes if she/he/it is matched against Character B?" If you can say "very likely" or "yes" to that question, then you have an exhibition idea that is worth proposing to the public.
  3. Consider whether at least one of the characters will be recognized by ~50% of the voters. Despite their historical interest, it is likely that characters like Asakura Minami and Ayukawa Madoka will fail this test, thus they may not be good choices for nominations by themselves. A possible alternative is in a 2 vs 2 match where you can pair a lesser known character with a more recognizable character. Another variation can be { 1 not well known but historically important character } + { 1 very well known character } vs { 2 somewhat well known characters from 2 different well recognized series }.
  4. Try recommending characters that haven't appeared in ISML match before. People like seeing "new" faces and names. One of the hopes of ISML is to introduce new characters and new series to the voters; thus staff will likely give more consideration to matches that include characters or series that haven't been exhibited before, even if the character or series may fail the above mentioned "50% recognizability" test.
  5. The big idea is to have fun. Feel free to troll and/or disregard the above 3 recommendations if you can post something that most people might find to be funny. This does not mean posting things that will offend or disgust others. Such offending posts will be deleted.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by kanohistorm » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:39 pm

copypasta desu~~

Shimakaze v Kongou (Kantai Collection)

the virality of KanColle can't be denied and Shimakaze and Kongou are the two to lead the charge for it's popularity amongst non Kantai players.

In fact- a popular response to when someone mentions they like Shimakaze is "do you even play the game?" not because shimakaze is a bad character in the game, but the fact that everyone seems to like her regardless of how in depth they are into kancolle.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by 10ZHAbin » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:17 am

How about the four ineligible characters from nomination (Asado Shino, Tokido Saya, Shichimiya Satone and Izayoi Miku)? Funny thing is that all of them are getting their anime's new material coming soon which likely will have them in it.

Something else I thought of from looking at the Nova-eligible is all those old characters from much older anime which has long finished yet they still managed to appear there. Like Amamiya Yuuko, Alice, Isayama Yomi, Yoko Littner, Mizore Shirayuki and Hanato Kobato. The fact that they are still there is pretty impressive.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Bastion » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:29 pm

(wolf-girl from Outbreak Company) vs Ouka (.hack DUSK)
Both wolves/werewolves and both decently busted as I remember.
Outbreak Company is pretty well known, having gotten two candidates into preliminaries. .hack is one of the better known gaming franchises that some of the current shows seem to be spinning off (SAO and Log Horizon)

Also might be amusing to have an 'incest' pairing match. Shugo/Rena (DUSK) would be a pairing for something of this style.
Keeps it from being the battle of the harem master and the favored pairing because of another reason for the pairing.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by HasbeenaHibiki » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:23 am

I'm going to post this one again since it was on the 2013 one.
Berserker (Dungeon & Fighter) vs Carmine (Under Night In-Birth)- Both uses blood for weapons and game characters and seemingly psychopathic.

Another one is
Kurumi Erika (Heartcatch Precure) vs Shirayuki Hime (Happiness Charge Precure)- Both are blue cures that has a specialty in fashion.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Chocola » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:46 pm

kanohistorm wrote:copypasta desu~~

Shimakaze v Kongou (Kantai Collection)

the virality of KanColle can't be denied and Shimakaze and Kongou are the two to lead the charge for it's popularity amongst non Kantai players.

In fact- a popular response to when someone mentions they like Shimakaze is "do you even play the game?" not because shimakaze is a bad character in the game, but the fact that everyone seems to like her regardless of how in depth they are into kancolle.
Remember that it's very likely kancolle will be in the seasonal tournament, so unfortunately we can't give them an exhibition.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by haebaragi » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:12 pm

* I want to see mascot vs. mascot or chibi vs. chibi again, like Neco-Arc (Carnival Phantasm) vs. Saber Lion (Carnival Phantasm) (but please don't put Kyuubey, he is too overpowered.)

* In case Nadeko didn't get in regular season (I DO wish she could get in, though. I felt that I really like her more after watching Otori and Koi.),
Sengoku Nadeko (Bakemonogatari) vs. Pururut (Neptunia)
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or maybe Nadeko in Medusa mode vs. Iris Heart (Goddess mode) ? HanaKana charas with 'evil-ish' voice.
* Battle between kemonomimi-ed male charas :love: ? Tomoe (Kamisama Hajimemashita) vs. Hiizumi Enjin (Yozakura Quartet) vs. Miketsukami Soushi (Inu x Boku SS) vs. Youko Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Inaba Hiroshi (Cuticle Tantei Inaba) vs. Chihiro Furuya (Sanka Rea) ...wait, those are not ears?

* Mikisugi Aikurou (Kill La Kill) vs. Kaiki Deishuu (Monogatari SS)
Fabulous and fanservicy older male from Fall 2013.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by maglor » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:06 pm

Icicles !!


Elsa ( Frozen ) + Jack Frost ( Rise of the Guardians ) vs Oikawa Tsurara ( Nurarihyon no Mago ) + Gray Fullbuster ( Fairy Tail )
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by tehyc » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:33 pm

Erm,
match-ups that i can think of.
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Moka Akashiya (Rosario to Vampire) vs Sendou Erika (Fortune Arterial)
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Asuka (Senran Kagura) vs Jubei Yagyuu (Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls) vs Nobuna Oda (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
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Asuka (Senran Kagura)
Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
Irina Shidou (Highschool DxD New)
Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail)
Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
Suguha Kirigaya (Sword Art Online)
Xenovia (Highschool DxD New)
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Hideyoshi Kinoshita (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu) vs Gasper Vladi (Highschool DxD New)
Bulter fightShow
Hayate Ayasaki (Hayate no Gotoku) vs Sebastian Michaelis (Kuroshitsuji)
Maid matchShow
Hildagarde (Beelzebub) vs Misaki Ayuzawa (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) vs Wilhelmina Caemel (Shakugan no Shana)
Seitokoi Battle!Show
Sendou Erika (Fortune Arterial)
Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box)
Misaki Ayuzawa (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)
Shino Amakusa (Seitokai Yakuindomo)
Souna Shitori (Highschool DxD New)
Chiffon Fairchild (Freezing)
Haruko Amaya (Maken-ki!)
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Jubei Yagyuu (Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls) vs Musashi Miyamoto (Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride)
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by LOveLive! » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:21 am

Kosigaya Komari (NonNon Biyori) vs Hagimura Suzu (Seitokai Yakuindomo) - The 130cm Battle

Kisaragi Chihaya (THE [email protected]) vs Yazawa Niko (Love Live!) - 72 vs 71 (For reference, Niko's REAL breast size is 71.)
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by CureRainbow » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:09 am

Hum, I have a few ideas, but they may bring lopsided results...

Tohka Yatogami(Date A Live) vs. Houki Shinonono(Infinite Stratos): They're both the main heroines of harem anime that are more "supernatural" (i.e. flying mechas and spirit spacequakes), and they have some sort of a "cold" side to their personality, which sometimes shows when they interact with the protagonist(for Tohka, at least at the very beginning of DAL).

Mirai Kuriyama(Kyokai no Kanata) vs. Ryuko Matoi(Kill La Kill): They are both heroines who wield red blades, and they've had people close to them die in the past. Plus, in a sense, they're outcasts to society(Mirai being one with cursed blood/getting bullied through the internet and Ryuko being a juvenile delinquent).
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by HasbeenaHibiki » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:10 am

Regina (Doki Doki Precure)/Toshinou Kyouko (YuruYuri) vs Aino Minako (Sailor Moon)/Amae Koromo (Saki)- Both of these pairs have blonde hair, red ribbons, and blue eyes.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Midnight-Jasper » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:34 pm

Watashi (Jintai) vs Oka Chinami (Golden Time)
They look the same and Chinami sounds like a fairy.

Akko (Little Witch Academia) vs Yoyo (Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene)
Film/OVA about witches, although I haven't seen Majokko Shimai no Yoyo to Nene and I don't think anybody has ><

Yarizakura Hime (Yozakura Quartet) vs Koto (Kyousogiga)
They just seem very similar to me :P
Both have red eyes and long brown hair and fight with a long thing on a stick.
Both are half-something half-something hybrids.
Both are main characters of shows that center on special cities where humans and monsters live and the shows have awesome direction and animation and they both have friends who are monks.

Kotoura Haruka (Kotoura-san) vs Saeki Makoto (Gingitsune)
They look the same and same voice actress.

Maki Natsuo (Love Lab) vs Kiryuuin Satsuki (KILL LA KILL) vs Kurokami Medaka (Medaka Box) vs Sakurano Kurimu (Seitokai no Ichizon) vs Amakusa Shino (Seitokai Yakuindomo) vs Ayuzawa Misaki (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) vs Ayatsuji Tsukasa (Amagami SS)
Student Council Presidents~!
+ Sakagami Tomoyo, + Hinagiku, + Kanade, + Hanekawa Tsubasa (Class Representative), + Milly Ashford (Code Geass), + Ayase Eri (Love Live!)
as according to strength or whatever.

Yuigahama Yui (OreGairu) + Kurahashi Riko (Love Lab) vs Sasaki Chiho (Hataraku Maou-sama) + Harusaki Chiwa (OreShura)
Bouncy 2013 characters with tied up orange hair in similar styles.

Mushanokouji Iwai (Crime Edge) vs Kirihime Natsuno (Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou) vs Urabe Mikoto (Nazo no Kanojo X)
Scissors and weird fetishes.

Kanoe Yuuko (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia) vs Dee Ensy Stratmitos (KamiNai)
Ghosts.

Shionji Yuuko (Kamisama no Memochou) vs Frau Koujiro (Robotics;Notes)
Hikkikomori~!
or Frau Koujiro vs Kuroki Tomoko (Watamote)
Even though Tomoko is in, both are depraved and depressed and can't do social interaction and have awesome voice acting.

Momozono Nanami (Kamisama Hajimemashita) vs Honda Tohru (Fruits Basket)
Because Nanami is fucking adorable and I want her in ISML HER SMILE <3
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Ash Falls Town » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:14 am

Houjou Teppei (Higurashi) vs Matou Zoken (Fate)
It'd be funny to see how people react to a matchup like this. :P
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Bastion » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:05 pm

tehyc wrote:
Maid matchShow
Hildagarde (Beelzebub) vs Misaki Ayuzawa (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) vs Wilhelmina Caemel (Shakugan no Shana)
You forgot Chiharu Harukaze (Hayate no Gotoku)
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Very similar story to Misaki, although I think Chiharu is Treasurer, ever since Kaichou came out I've wanted it to be revealed that Chiharu has a little sister.
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Fuijiwara » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:07 pm

And Maria as well [Hayate no Gotoku ]
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Post by Bastion » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:58 pm

Fuijiwara wrote:And Maria as well [Hayate no Gotoku ]
Maria is only an 'ordinary' maid though. The others are special in some way.
There's also Saki from the same series, she's one of the most normal characters there though.
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Post by haebaragi » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:32 am

haebaragi wrote: * Mikisugi Aikurou (Kill La Kill) vs. Kaiki Deishuu (Monogatari SS)
Fabulous and fanservicy older male from Fall 2013.
+ both voiced by Shinichirou Miki. I just remember that.
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Because there are some mechas shows lately, how about mechas vs. mechas?

Like Pino-tan RM-011 Valvrave I Hito (Kakumeiki Valvrave) vs. Sugitabot Chamber (Suisei no Gargantia)
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by Curisu » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:58 pm

Katsura Hinagiku & Katsura Yukiji (Hayate the Combat Butler)vs. Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko & Azuki Azusa(HenNeko)
HitoShizuku vs. YuiKaori, seiyu duo

Amamiya Yuuko (ef)vs. Kanoe Yuuko (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)
Resemble in character and first name.
Both ef and Amnesia is directed by Oonuma Shin.

Kayaba Akihiko (SAO)& Mitsuki Sohara (SoraOto)vs. Okabe Rintarou (Steins;Gate)& Katase Mayoi (Place to Place)
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Mad scientists. *Sohara = Daidalos
Touma Kazusa & Isunugi Noe vs. Ogiso Setsuna & Yuasa Hiromi(true tears / WA2)
You guys should know the reason :P

Yuzuko Nonohara & Yoshikawa Chinatsu vs. Funami Yui & Ichii Yui(Yuruyuri/Yuyushiki)
Rumirumi vs. Tsuda-nyan.
Want to add Tsumiki in Rumi side but Tsuda-san didn't voice Place to Place
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Re: 2014 Exhibition idea drop box

Post by HasbeenaHibiki » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 am

Mercedes (Maple Story) vs Female Gunner (Dungeon Fighter Online)- Both are blonde females from MMOs that uses long range attacks. Also they are both in an elite status (Mercedes is a queen while Female Gunner is in an elite division of the Imperial Guards).
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