T128 Grouping Algorithm and Divine Circlet

By Seitokai May 19th, 2016, under Nominations

Nominations are only three days away! Are you prepared to vote for the guys and girls you want to see in ISML this year?

The Grouping Algorithm for the Stage of 128 and the Rules for Divine Circlet have been released! Check them out at our Forums!

ISML 2016 Charter Released

By Seitokai April 24th, 2016, under Administrative

The Charter for ISML 2016 has been released. Let’s see what is the Seitokai’s take on the new Charter as they discuss and highlight the changes compared to 2015!

It is less than a month until Nominations start, get yourselves ready and think about which characters you would like to support! Also note the changes in Nominations rules this year!

Crisu Retirement

By Seitokai April 3rd, 2016, under Administrative

Our beloved Commissioner of ISML, Crisu, is retiring from the position and moving to a more laid-back supportive role. The Seitokai and Community will miss him, and we send him our regards. Check here for more details!

Under leadership of equally beloved and newly instated Commissioner Kholdy, preparation for ISML 2016 has been in place. We look forward to the new year of ISML to continue its success and bring excitement!

ISML 2016 Announcements

By Crisu February 24th, 2016, under Site-related

Hello everyone,

We have released announcements for the 2016 season. These include a major format change, rules changes, and a change of staff.

Please visit our forum to read the full set of announcements.

A short summary is that Crisu is retiring as Commissioner, and KholdStare will succeed. The transition also brings changes to how ISML 2016 will be organized. Nominations are scheduled to begin on May 22.

Arena Matchup Change

By Crisu December 3rd, 2015, under Postseason

For the upcoming round (Dec 03), one arena’s matchup has changed.

Old: Yuigahama Yui (OreGairu) vs Saber (Fate series)

New: Kirisaki Chitoge (Nisekoi) vs Shiina Mashiro (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo)

The new arena is a consolation match for final postseason rankings.

Postseason Schedule Update

By Crisu November 15th, 2015, under Postseason

Matches will be delayed to provide staff with more time for preparation and voters with more time for promotion.

There will be no voting this Thursday, Nov 19. The Tiara Quarterfinals have been pushed to Sunday, Nov 22.

Other days are pushed back as a result. Starting Nov 22, voting will be on Sundays and Thursdays.

Please visit the rules page for an updated calendar

Thank you, and please enjoy these final rounds!

Charter tweak and matchup change

By Crisu September 15th, 2015, under Uncategorized

The charter was updated (Article IX) to clarify a statement about Necklace Round winners and the Postseason. It now reads:

J. Winners of any Necklace, Pendant, or Circlet Crown in 2015 before the start of Postseason are guaranteed a slot in their Division’s Postseason tournament.

It previously said only Necklace winners, but the intent was for winners in all Divisions to get a slot in Postseason.

In one of the exhibition arenas coming up in the Necklace Round this week, Yūki Rito and Yūki Mikan from To LOVE-Ru are replacing Shiba Tatsuya and Shiba Miyuki. This is becaus Shiba Tatsuya is appearing in the Pendant matchup.

Necklace Round Revote

By Crisu June 26th, 2015, under Regular Season, Site-related

Aquamarine Necklace Round (round 8) will be completely redone this Sunday.

More information at: http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6045


Dear all,
Due to severe technical difficulties arising from multiple sources, we were not able to give voters the full 24 hours of voting. Voters who voted in the first minutes of the match didn’t have the chance to exercise their right to secondary choice for the 7-character arena, except for the few who were following the news on some threads. Furthermore, there was an error in the 2-character exhibition arena and 7-character exhibition event scheduling, causing a character to appear twice in this round, which has potential to introduce unnecessary bias into voting. The Staff concluded that the only fair way to resolve all these issues is to re-vote on coming Sunday for the full 24 hours, with the 7-character exhibition event arena being changed to remove the case of a character appearing in multiple arenas. We apologize for the inconvenience and keeping you waiting for a few more days, but we hope you all understand that re-voting is probably the fairest thing to do. Please be patient as it may take up to 24 hours to make all the changes to ISML’s main pages.


Sehr geehrte Wähler,
aufgrund verschiedener technischer Schwierigkeiten waren wir nicht in der Lage unseren Wählern die kompletten 24 Stunden zum Abstimmen zur Verfügung zu stellen. Wähler, die bereits in den ersten Minuten abgestimmt hatten, waren nicht in der Lage in den Arenen mit sieben Charakteren für zwei Charaktere zu stimmen – mit Ausnahme einiger, die diese Informationen in diversen Threads erfahren haben. Außerdem erschien ein Charakter in zwei verschiedenen Exhibitions-Arenen (einer Arena für zwei Charaktere und in einer für sieben), was das Ergebnis unnötig verzerren könnte. Der Stab hat sich daher entschieden, dass eine Neuwahl am kommenden Sonntag für 24 Stunden die einzige faire Lösung ist. Dabei wird eine Exhibitions-Arena mit sieben Charakteren ausgetauscht, damit kein Charakter in mehreren Arenen erscheint. Wir entschuldigen uns für die Unannehmlichkeiten und die Verzögerungen um einige Tage, hoffen aber dabei, dass Ihr versteht, dass eine Neuwahl die wahrscheinlich fairste Lösung ist. Habt bitte Geduld, da es bis zu 24 Stunden dauern kann, bis alle Änderungen auf den ISML Seiten erfolgt sind.


이번 아쿠아마린 목걸이 대전 투표기간 중 여러 문제가 발생하여서 규정대로 투표장을 24시간동안 열어두지 못했습니다. 이 목걸이 대전중에 있는 7인전에서는 원래 투표자들이 최고 2명까지 선택할 수 있어야 하는데, 기술적 문제로 투표 시작한지 1시간 이내에 투표하신 분들은 7인전에서 한 명만 고를 수 있었습니다. 이러신 분들 중 대부분은 재투표에 대한 소식을 전달받지 못하여서 자신의 선택권중 일부를 활용하지 못하였습니다. 그리고, 시범 경기 배치에 실수가 있어서 한 인물이 두개 다른 시범경기에 나오게 되었습니다. 이런 많은 문제들에 대한 가장 합리적인 해결책은 재투표라 판단하여서 한국시간으로 월요일에 문제의 시범경기 조를 바꾼 후 재투표를 하려고 합니다. 이 일로 많은 심려와 불편을 끼친 것에 사과드립니다. 그리고 투표에 관한 website들을 수정하는데 최고 24시간이 걸릴 수 있으니 침착하게 기다려 주시면 감사하겠습니다. 궁금하신 것이 있으면 이 글의 답변을 통하며 알려 주시기 바랍니다.



Necklace Round reopen

By Crisu June 25th, 2015, under Regular Season

Voting ballot has been reconfigured, and voting will resume. The ballot for the Aquamarine Necklace Round will be open for an extra 90 minutes to 1630 GMT.

You may choose two Contestants for our Necklace arena, Pendant arena, and in the arena for a side tournament we are hosting for low-rank Contestants.

Exhibition arenas are pick-1 only.

Sorry for the delay, but thank you for your patience and for your support!

Voting delayed

By Crisu June 25th, 2015, under Regular Season

Necklace Round will start late today. The voting ballot was not allowing two votes per arena in the Necklace Match. Please hold…