ISML 2011 Preliminary Groups revealed

Tachibana Kanade

Preliminary groups of ISML 2011 have been officially announced. We’re on to see some exciting matches there and may see some surprising results. Only one character from each group directly advances to the regular season. The rest will compete in phase II.

Group 1
Akiyama Mio
Haramura Nodoka
Yamamoto Nanako
Merry Nightmare
Elsie de Lute Irma
Ayatsuji Tsukasa
Busujima Saeko
Iwasawa Asami
Itsuwa

Group 2
Misaka Mikoto
Saginomiya Isumi
Tainaka Ritsu
Ikaros
Ayuzawa Misaki
Yuuno Arashiko
Sendou Erika
Last Order
Chrome Dokuro

Group 3
Shana
Saten Ruiko
Yuno
Shinonono Houki
Aragaki Ayase
Himeji Mizuki
Erza Scarlet
Yagami Hayate
Ryougi Shiki

Group 4
Nakano Azusa
Takamachi Nanoha
Amae Koromo
Nymph
Suigintou
Charlotte Dunois
Kawashima Ami
Shinku
Segawa Izumi

Group 5
Katsura Hinagiku
Sakurano Kurimu
Oshino Shinobu
Ika Musume
Shiomiya Shiori
Kiriya Nozomi
Hoshina Utau
Celty Sterluson
Amano Touko

Group 6
Aisaka Taiga
Hirasawa Ui
Shirai Kuroko
Huang Lingyin
Konjiki no Yami
Nanasaki Ai
Hiiragi Tsukasa
Hanato Kobato
Amatsume Akira

Group 7
Nagato Yuki
Ilyasviel von Einzbern
Serizawa Fumino
Kasugano Sora
Kuronuma Sawako
Kushieda Minori
Kirishia Shouko
Enma Ai
Kamio Misuzu

Group 8
Suzumiya Haruhi
Maria
Nakamura Yuri
Index
Haibara Ai
Kuroi Mato
Lucy Heartfilia
Inami Mahiru
Mouri Ran

Group 9
Hirasawa Yui
Asahina Mikuru
Uiharu Kazari
Victorica de Blois
Ichinose Kotomi
Tanshima Poplar
Okazaki Ushio
Lala S. Deviluke
Laura Bodewig

Group 10
Sanzenin Nagi
Izumi Konata
Kotobuki Tsumugi
Rose
Astraea
Morishima Haruka
Yuuki Mikan
Alice
Yin

Group 11
Sakagami Tomoyo
C.C.
Tsukuyomi Komoe
Eucliwood Hellscythe
Oikawa Tsurara
Furude Rika
Kinomoto Sakura
Kotegawa Yui
Nishizawa Ayumu

Group 12
Saber
Holo
Yui
Haruna
Akemi Homura
Seraphim
Akaba Chizuru
Stocking
Furude Hanyuu

Group 13
Fujibayashi Kyou
Fate Testarossa
Sonohara Anri
Kousaka Kirino
Kaname Madoka
Tomoe Mami
Hecate
Kanzaki Kaori
Nessa

Group 14
Hiiragi Kagami
Furukawa Nagisa
Yamada Aoi
Loiuse Valliere
Suiseiseki
Shiina Minatsu
Ryuuguu Rena
Shiina
Souryuu Asuka Langley

Group 15
Senjougahara Hitagi
Shiina Mafuyu
Kataoka Yuuki
Gokou “Kuroneko” Ruri
Ookami Ryouko
Ibuki Fuuko
Hinamori Amu
Ayanami Rei
Souseiseki

Group 16
Sengoku Nadeko
Tousaka Rin
Tachibana Kanade
Isurugi Mio
Cecilia Alcott
Nakagawa Kanon
Amakusa Shino
Tamura Manami
Shino

My predictions:

1) Mio, no doubt about this one. It’ll be more interesting to see who will be second. Merry or Elsee?
2) Misaka. There’s nothing Ritsu can do about it, so I pray for her getting at least that second place.
3) Shana. She seems to be the strongest among the “old” characters. Fate and the rest have been losing their supporters, but Shana hasn’t. My second place guess is Houki. She did well even in the nominations.
4) This bout will be rather interesting. Azusa is most likely to emerge victorious, but I’m curios how big an obstacle Charlotte will prove to be for her. Charlotte didn’t do that well in the nominations, but the nominations started before THAT episode aired, so Charlotte is bound to do much better now.
5) Hinagiku is but one step off the train to the regular season. Try as Ika Musume with her tentacles might, she’s not likely to defeat Hina.
6) I believe that Taiga will roar herself to the top, but I wonder who will be second. Linyin? Kuroko?
7) No questions here, right? There’s no way Yuki could lose with Disappearance having been released not very long ago. Sora likely to be second.
8) I hope and believe that Yurippe will kick Haruhi off the “director’s” chair and Haruhi will probably become the vice-director.
9) The wellspring of wisdom told me that Yui will be first and Victorica second. Ah, someone’s broken the wellspring of wisdom XD
10) I think that Nagi will perform best here and Mugi will rank second.
11) Tomoyo or Eu. As it’s a popular trend that CLANNAD girls are losing their bases of voters and Eu’s “impact” is very fresh, my assumption is thate that Eu will emerge victorious.
12) A premonition of mine tells me that Yui will win this group and Saber will be second.
13) Sadly, I suppose that Fate doesn’t stand a chance against Kirino now.
14) Either Nagisa or Kagami, I think. My guess is Nagisa.
15) Kuroneko. Second will either be Hitagi or Mafuyu. The odds are in favor of Hitagi I assume.
16) Tenshi maji Tenshi! And Nadeko second of course! Hanazawa Kana shall dominate this group.

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