ISML 2011 Nominations Results

Kuroneko

Thanks to the amazing work by ISML staff, the results of the nomination period are out ahead of schedule. 96 characters have advanced to the preliminary phase, the first receiving 1067 nominations and the last receiving 93. Unlike previous years, the nomination phase was held about a month later and so characters from the winter season anime series were eligible for nomination. As you might suppose, it gave them a bit of an advantage and they account for a good number of spots among the advancees. However, if they had to wait for another year to be able to enter the tournament, it would have the opposite effect and they would be disadvantaged as the impact would not be fresh and their strength would have weakened by then. That’s why I think it’s quite fair that they could be nominated now, despite them being a bit hyped.

Kuroneko and Kirino dominated the nomination phase, ranking #1 and #2 respectively, with one vote separating them. What was quite a surprise to me was that Ika Musume has “only” gotten 540 votes. Many people expected her to rank first. Another sad fact is that no character from Kanon has made it to the prelims. It’s a striking evidence that popularity of characters is a decreasing function.

Here are the advancees:

1 Gokou “Kuroneko” Ruri Ore no Imouto 1067
2 Kousaka Kirino Ore no Imouto 1066
3 Eucliwood Hellscythe Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 835
4 Victorique de Blois GOSICK 722
5 Kasugano Sora Yosuga no Sora 585
6 Ika-Musume Shinryaku! Ika Musume 540
7 Shinonono Houki IS (Infinite Stratos) 434
8 Merry Nightmare Yumekui Merry 430
9 Ikaros Sora no Otoshimono 428
10 Nymph Sora no Otoshimono 426
11 Huang Lingyin IS (Infinite Stratos) 416
12 Index Librorum Prohibitorum Toaru Majutsu no Index 396
13 Rose Dragon Crisis! 391
14 Haruna Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 383
15 Louise Vallière Zero no Tsukaima 358
16 Isurugi Mio MM! 335
17 Elsie de Lute Irma Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 327
18 Ayuzawa Misaki Kaichou wa Maid-sama! 320
19 Aragaki Ayase Ore no Imouto 309
20 Suigintou Rozen Maiden 293
21 Shiomiya Shiori Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 279
22 Konjiki no Yami To LOVE-Ru 275
23 Kuronuma Sawako Kimi ni Todoke 272
24 Haibara Ai Detective Conan 248
25 Ichinose Kotomi CLANNAD 238
26 Astraea Sora no Otoshimono 228
27 Oikawa Tsurara Nurarihyon no Mago 226
28 Akemi Homura Puella Magi Madoka ☆ Magica 223
29 Kaname Madoka Puella Magi Madoka ☆ Magica 222
30 Suiseiseki Rozen Maiden 206
31 Ookami Ryouko Ookami-san 204
32 Cecilia Alcott IS (Infinite Stratos) 204
33 Nakagawa Kanon Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai 202
34 Ibuki Fuuko CLANNAD 198
35 Shiina Minatsu Seitokai no Ichizon 194
36 Tomoe Mami Puella Magi Madoka ☆ Magica 193
37 Seraphim Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 193
38 Furude Rika Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 192
39 Morishima Haruka Amagami SS 192
40 Taneshima Poplar WORKING!! 190
41 Kuroi Mato Black ★ Rock Shooter 190
42 Kushieda Minori Toradora! 177
43 Nanasaki Ai Amagami SS 177
44 Kiriya Nozomi Mayoi Neko Overrun! 176
45 Charlotte Dunois IS (Infinite Stratos) 172
46 Himeji Mizuki Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 169
47 Yuuno Arashiko MM! 167
48 Ayatsuji Tsukasa Amagami SS 154
49 Busujima Saeko Highschool of the Dead 153
50 Sendou Erika Fortune Arterial 151
51 Erza Scarlet Fairy Tail 145
52 Kawashima Ami Toradora! 142
53 Hoshina Utau Shugo Chara! 140
54 Hiiragi Tsukasa Lucky ☆ Star 138
55 Kirishima Shouko Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 137
56 Lucy Heartfilia Fairy Tail 137
57 Okazaki Ushio CLANNAD 135
58 Yuuki Mikan To LOVE-Ru 134
59 Kinomoto Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura 133
60 Akaba Chizuru Seitokai no Ichizon 133
61 Hecate Shakugan no Shana 130
62 Ryuuguu Rena Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 129
63 Hinamori Amu Shugo Chara! 126
64 Amakusa Shino Seitokai Yakuindomo 122
65 Tamura Manami Ore no Imouto 122
66 Ayanami Rei Neon Genesis Evangelion 122
67 Shiina Angel Beats! 121
68 Kanzaki Kaori Toaru Majutsu no Index 121
69 Stocking Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt 121
70 Kotegawa Yui To LOVE-Ru 120
71 Alice Pandora Hearts 120
72 Lala Satalin Deviluke To LOVE-Ru 120
73 Inami Mahiru WORKING!! 119
74 Enma Ai Jigoku Shoujo 119
75 Hanato Kobato Kobato. 118
76 Celty Sturluson Durarara!! 116
77 Shinku Rozen Maiden 114
78 Yagami Hayate Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha 113
79 Last Order Toaru Majutsu no Index 111
80 Iwasawa Angel Beats! 110
81 Itsuwa Toaru Majutsu no Index 110
82 Chrome Dokuro Katekyou Hitman Reborn! 110
83 Ryougi Shiki Kara no Kyoukai 106
84 Segawa Izumi Hayate no Gotoku! 105
85 Amano Touko Bungaku Shoujo 104
86 Amatsume Akira Yosuga no Sora 103
87 Kamio Misuzu AIR 101
88 Mouri Ran Detective Conan 101
89 Laura Bodewig IS (Infinite Stratos) 100
90 Yin DARKER THAN BLACK 99
91 Nishizawa Ayumu Hayate no Gotoku! 98
92 Furude Hanyuu Higurashi no Naku Koro ni 97
93 Nessa Fractale 97
94 Souryuu Asuka Langley Neon Genesis Evangelion 96
95 Souseiseki Rozen Maiden 94
96 Nino Arakawa Under the Bridge 93

7 of my nominations got in (Ika Musume, Victorica, Eucliwood, Rika, Isurugi Mio, Kotomi, Kasugano Sora) and 5 didn’t make it (Alice Carroll, Kawasumi Mai, Sunohara Mei, Kannagi Noel, Shindou Chihiro).

Another two characters have gotten enough votes to advance, but they were not eligible to begin with. The first one is Tennos Athena from Hayate no Gotoku who hasn’t really made an appearance in the anime, and the second one is Kinoshita Hideyoshi who isn’t eligible as he doesn’t meet the gender requirements, that is he’s not a female. Though, I wonder if he would be eligible for a male tournament ^^

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