International Saimoe League has entered the nomination period, which will last until January 8 0:00 GMT+0. This time, your nomination ballot has space for 12 girls and each of your votes has the same value, so you don’t have to care about their order. Make sure that the girls you want to nominate are eligible (read the rules to find who is not eligible) and that they are not among the 24 auto-qualified for the preliminaries (you can find the list of auto-qualifiers in the voting arena).
This year, ISML is divided into the newcomers’ division (Nova) and veterans’ division (Stella). The nominated characters will be separated into these two divisions and 72 characters with the most votes from each division will advance into the preliminaries together with 12 auto-qualified Nova and 12 auto-qualified Stella characters. The preliminaries as well as the subsequent regular season and post-season 1 will be separated into Nova and Stella divisions too. In post-season 2, top 8 characters from each division will clash their weapons in the battle for the Heavenly Tiara.
I haven’t finalized my ballot yet. I will definitely vote for Furude Rika, Alice Carroll, Fate Testarossa, Ichinose Kotomi, Kawasumi Mai, Hakamada Hinata, and Tainaka Ritsu, because they need the support. The remaining slots will be filled with 5 characters from a list of 7, containing Makise Kurisu, Hasegawa Kobato, Kashiwazaki Sena, Ika Musume, Toshinou Kyouko, Touwa Erio, and Hoshii Miki. All of them should be able to make it into the preliminaries.
Support your favorite girls!