RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by 10ZHAbin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:23 am

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10ZHAbin wrote:Following the step of Akiyama Mio, Itsuka Kotori has become the second character to obtain the Heavenly Tiara in her first year of participation.
You mean third. Fate was the first character to get the tiara on her first year.
Right, I usually ignore 2008 since it is the first year of ISML ^^;.

Anyway, how is the plan for auto-nomination? Does Kotori still need to go through nomination next year to get to Preliminary like Kanade in 2013?
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Sphire » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:23 am

Congrats to Kotori on winning the Tiara! She ended up being the only one strong enough to pull it off. Pretty good poster to accompany the win too, probably the best of the lot. Kudos. That map spread is something too.

The rest of the results, while immaterial, was nice to see Nanami ending up with a final victory too. Chitoge shows she's the stronger Nisekoi (for now, it was close) and Shiro absolutely stomps her initial mark in ISML. Can't wait to see next year's Nova.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by HeartClover » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:25 am

I haven't seen Date A Live but that poster is beautiful so great job, whoever made it.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Homura » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:28 am

When Shana faced DAL characters, even HK & Taiwan abandoned her Orz
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Jiharo » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:29 am

Yume and Mare won. Good results.

Kosaki lost, shit result
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by mazza411 » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:33 am

HeartClover wrote:that poster is beautiful so great job, whoever made it.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by avery-kun » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:36 am

10ZHAbin wrote:
RegalStar wrote:
10ZHAbin wrote:Following the step of Akiyama Mio, Itsuka Kotori has become the second character to obtain the Heavenly Tiara in her first year of participation.
You mean third. Fate was the first character to get the tiara on her first year.
Right, I usually ignore 2008 since it is the first year of ISML ^^;.

Anyway, how is the plan for auto-nomination? Does Kotori still need to go through nomination next year to get to Preliminary like Kanade in 2013?
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by RegalStar » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:41 am

So TRE, are there any characters from the VN tournament that you felt could have went further than they did?
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by CureRainbow » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:41 am

Nice nice, Kotori winning is good~ But Kosaki losing is ;_______;
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by kukimunstir » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:44 am

Ugh Shana...so painful

It's weird but I'm glad Kotori won instead of Mashiro, when I actually like Mashiro and only like white ribbon Kotori. Congratulations!
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by BugH » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:48 am

Woahhh....
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Close gap for Kotori

Congratz for the Tiara...!!

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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by sirwence » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:48 am

And the trend continues - its been since 2008 since I actually voted and supported and wanted someone to win who made it the finals and had them win granted that was the only time until now since then. And Mashiro lost sigh - There are no congratulations from me lmao
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by oneoshron » Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:59 am

ヽ(´□`。)ノ Y-you were so close Shiina ~(•̩̩̩̩_•̩̩̩̩~)

But congratulations to Kotori, your poster is beautiful.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Desufire » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:04 am

Of all the DAL to win -_-. At least the world isn't into Tohka that much.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by kingnozaki » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:10 am

i want mikoto and kanade never return in next year.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Curisu » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:15 am

And it finally ends ._.

VN tournaments poster is quite good >.<
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Team Rocket Elite » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:15 am

Congrats to Itsuka Kotori on winning the Heavenly Tiara! After a year full of many disappointments, Date A Live manages to take home the big prize. Right to the very end I was questioning whether could pull it off and in the end she gets her act together. After stopping Kanade's attmept, next year Kotori will also find herself in the pursuit of a second win. Will she be able to do it?

Mashiro is probably a "season 2" away from a win. The only person to win a Tiara off a single series was Kanade. Also just about every other winner won fresh off of their second series airing. Unfortunately, it's probably a boost that will never come. In any case, Mashiro ended up doing better than last year where she ended up with a fairly disappointing final rank after a tough loss. Mashiro is still young. With some luck maybe next year or the year after she'll be the one to take the grand prize.

There are many, many characters that would be very happy with a third place finish. Kanade isn't one of them. For a competitor as decorated as Kanade, there can be no position but first that can satisfy her but once against she has failed to achieve that. Time marches on and Kanade's days of being invicible have passed. This may have been her last chance at a repeat win and she wasn't able to do it. By next year, maybe third place will be a rank befitting of Kanade's power level. Maybe she won't be able to manage even that. Personally, I hope for a miracle and one final win for Kanade before she declines into obscurity.

Ayase was done with surprises last year, right? Nope. She improves her rank to reach a top 4 finish and does so despite the Oreimo series looking far weaker this year than last year. Kuroneko definitely look a lot weaker than last year. Same with Kirino who we got to see tank on real time during post season last year. Despite her high rank, Ayase probably doesn't have a shot at the Tiara. Kuroneko's chances at repeating aren't too great either. If Kanade can't do it, Kuroneko probably can't either.

I wonder if Nanami will still be this strong next year. I'm really not sure why she's so much stronger now. While still a step down from Mashiro, it's not really a big step down anymore. Even so, as long as Mashiro is around, Nanami probably can't win the Tiara. Hopefully she will still look this strong next year, though.

Kuroyukihime with a slight improvement from last year. She is also waiting around for a Season 2. Right now I just expect a solid performance from her but Tiara prospects aren't too great.

Taiga gets stronger by doing nothing. After a dip last year, Taiga has gone up again this year. Like Kuroyukihime, I expect strong performances from Taiga and also like Kuroyukihime, Taiga's Tiara prospects are poor. However, unlike Kuroyukihime, there is no possibility of a season 2. I'm just happy to see Taiga do as well as she does and hope she continues to do so in the future.

Kurumi and Yoshino don't quite share Kotori's success. Kurumi just hasn't shown much ability to get the job done when she really needs to. She's great and beating weaker opponents and usually that means she's good against strong opponent but that just hasn't worked out. If Kurumi ever got her act together, chasing the Tiara is something she could do. However, I'm not sure if that will ever happen. Yoshino is mostly just happy to get a good post season rank. She's strong but not really strong enough to aim for the Tiara.

Asuna was once considered the favourite to win the Tiara and now she closes her season in 10th place. Not bad but not what she wanted. Sniping really only gets you so far and if you miss a target it could cost you your life. In Asuna's case it did when the failed to knock of Mashiro early and then failed to win head on. From there Asuna pretty much gave up. Asuna is definitely a potential threat next year. However, I'd like it more if she just stuck to winning head to head instead of relying on cheap tricks to advance her position.

Shana was Taiga before Taiga and is what Taiga will be in the future. Shana manages to hang on to a solid position year after year even long after her chances at winning a Tiara have passed. Keep it up Shana and keep winning for as long as you can!

Before there was Asuna, there was Mikoto as the postergirl for giving up. Mikoto is way stronger than 13th place and even next year will be a threat to the Tiara. However, her fans just stop trying after Mikoto loses which leads to a result like 13th. Better luck next time Mikoto.

Eucliwood is largely just happy to be here. She's strong but aging and losing her power. She'll be happy if she can reach the top 16 against next year.

Tsukiko and Rikka are in a similar situation to Eucliwood. They were never as strong as peak Eucliwood but they probably aren't aging quite as fast either. Both of them would be doing well to make top 16 next year and probably happy if they can make post season at all.

These are my thoughts on everyone for now. Congrats again to Kotori on winning and everyone else for even making it to the top 16!
RegalStar wrote:So TRE, are there any characters from the VN tournament that you felt could have went further than they did?
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Kordosa » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:19 am

Congrats to Kotori for finally earning DAL some bling.

I wanted to find a suitable applause video, but I stumbled on the following one, thought it was funny, so I'd thought I'd share it (even if it doesn't quite fit with what I was actually looking for):



On a more serious note, unless the DAL Encore OVA or the movie do anything to boost DAL's popularity within ISML to the extent that its fans actually coordinate instead of letting their characters be used as tools for other characters (as what happened this year), I'm willing to bet that none of the characters will be relevant next year in regards to either necklaces or the tiara (which was why I ended up supporting Kotori in the finals this year).

Regardless, what's important is that DAL finally grabbed a prize (and what a prize it is).
Also, no repeat tiara winner.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by 10ZHAbin » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:35 am

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RegalStar wrote:So TRE, are there any characters from the VN tournament that you felt could have went further than they did?
Senri Akane if Mare didn't cheat with cat pics. But more seriously, no idea right now. I'll probably spend some time in the future looking at the results but I'm guessing the results aren't that consistent or useful.
I'll say Sion, losing on the first round with less than 100VD to a semifinalist who almost became a runner-up with less than 100VD.
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Re: RESULTS: 2014 Postseason 10

Post by Athalon » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:37 am

Hmmm......

Ooo Camael won, DAL DAL DAL!!!!
*tho I prefer it with Hot Kurumi and her 0.1cm thin strap >/////////////////>*


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