MyAnimeList.net

Forums

Recent Posts | My Watched Topics | My Ignored Topics | Search

International Saimoe League 2008

Pages (5) [1] 2 3 » ... Last »
#1
01-26-08, 5:26 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
UPDATE: MARCH 27, 2008

Saimoé - a word that can be divided into two parts: the former, meaning ultimate, and the latter, derived from the verb "moeru", to burn with passion.

Since 2002, the Saimoe contest generated beautiful battles, as thousands of anime-lovers around the world gave their all to ensure that their favorite girl will win. This prestigious battle has long since defined the term "moé". Champions from young girls emerged, and they gave way to glory. In 2006, this prestigious contest became even more prestigious, expanding from the land of the Rising Sun to lands from the four corners of the world. Not only did Japan garner attention, but so did Korea, and for the past couple of years, the contest has become unique, one of a kind contest that has long since given attention to names - names that will be inscribed in Saimoe history forever.

However, Saimoe tournaments of Korea and Japan have also received much criticism from the disappointed. The single-elimination tournaments held in Japan and Korea were decided at random, and while only the best were able to enter, randomized pairings shattered dreams of many, and raised hopes for others. In the end, only the best of all girls survived.

Now, it is time for the innovation, the experience and the glory of the new age. 64 have been chosen to take part in the first round robin league, where the top 16 girls will move on to the double-elimination tournament for one of the most prestigious titles in the world. Now, 63 matches await each. All that is left now is to do battle. With a immensely elite field, many questions remain to be answered.

Is Clannad the new dominance in Saimoé, or does that feat still belong to Hayate no Gotoku?

Can old-timer Cardcaptor Sakura actually compete with the new girls?

Could Haruhi Suzumiya finally get that elusive Saimoé tiara, or will China champion Konata Izumi stop her very idol?

Will Suiseiseki bring Rozen Maiden back from the void to win her third title, or will Shana join her greatest rival as a multi-champion?



This is the first year we're running this special event! Now go make a difference!

We are currently looking for help to run this league, such as technical support (resume required), character profile writers, and especially translators, namely, translators fluent in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. If anyone is interested, PM me or e-mail me at hendrickfan66@yahoo.com.

*To moderators: I did PM Xinil about this and have not gotten an official response. If this post violates any rules (and I did read them beforehand), please contact me immediately.
Modified by minhtam2448, 03-28-08, 9:30 PM
 
#2
01-26-08, 5:45 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1336
All Sai* tournements are just SaiPOPULARITY.



Sam is my sweet peach
 
#3
01-26-08, 8:38 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 4085
Wow, didn't SaiMoe 2007 end like...yesterday?

and jesus, round robin. that's gonna be crazy XD

and yea I don't see any problems with this post. Slightly advertisement I guess but this type is fine, so this mod gives an okay. :)
 
#4
01-26-08, 10:36 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 11038
A round robin, interersting.

 
#5
01-26-08, 10:38 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 6884
SERIOUS BUSINESS
 
#6
01-29-08, 12:28 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Heck, yeah, it's serious business.

It will be 64 round robin, then top 16 from there will go on to double-elimination, which should be one heck of a tourney.

Anyway, it would be awesome to see you guys participate. Also, there's a new blog on the news page concerning job openings. If you wish to help out with the league, just contact me.
 
#7
01-29-08, 12:45 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5129
I saw that Vivio and Ana Coppola were not in the initial 47... this is a crime against moedom.
My first novel, Kardia has been published! Click here to read!
 
#8
01-29-08, 1:05 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 435
SERIOUS BUSINESS indeed

Wow, all the year before 2006, thats gonna be a lot of candidate
 
#9
01-29-08, 1:11 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3921
I believe the slogan was something like... SERIOUS F****** BUSINESS
 
01-29-08, 1:51 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
sHsIkuA said:
SERIOUS BUSINESS indeed

Wow, all the year before 2006, thats gonna be a lot of candidate


I have 260 and counting with characters dating as far back as 1970.
 
01-29-08, 2:42 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 435
minhtam2448 said:
sHsIkuA said:
SERIOUS BUSINESS indeed

Wow, all the year before 2006, thats gonna be a lot of candidate


I have 260 and counting with characters dating as far back as 1970.


Eh hello there, you are from Animesuki right? The guy who voted with 50 lab pc , lol :D
 
01-29-08, 2:59 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
sHsIkuA said:
Eh hello there, you are from Animesuki right? The guy who voted with 50 lab pc , lol :D


Yeah... I remember. But I've reformed from that a while back. Now I'm actually doing a Saimoe event myself.
 
01-31-08, 12:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
There is now a sneak peek at the nominations in the new standings page. (Now bring on the group factions, lol)
 
01-31-08, 12:12 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 838
minhtam2448 said:
There is now a sneak peek at the nominations in the new standings page. (Now bring on the group factions, lol)

Can't see anything D:

Edit: Nevermind, I can see it at Animesuki. Still, fix that. Also, rename to International KyoMoe.
Modified by fruant, 01-31-08, 12:19 PM
 
01-31-08, 12:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5129
I'm starting to dislike CLANNAD though... srsly, KyoAni, give me a reason NOT to think it's overrated.
My first novel, Kardia has been published! Click here to read!
 
01-31-08, 2:47 PM
DB Administrator
Offline
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 12818
No need for KyoAni to give you a reason, basically only your rating should matter to you.
 
01-31-08, 4:34 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 752
My Nominations:
Sakurazaki Setsuna : Negima
Ibuki Fuko : Clannad
Saya : Peace Maker Kurogane
Artemis : Tsukuyomi Moon Phase
Miyamura Miyako : Ef - A Tale of Memories
 
01-31-08, 5:03 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 838
Splitter said:
I'm starting to dislike CLANNAD though... srsly, KyoAni, give me a reason NOT to think it's overrated.

B-but, THEY are the reason.

I haven't heard anything at all about the Clannad movie by Toei.
 
01-31-08, 5:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
overfunk said:
minhtam2448 said:
There is now a sneak peek at the nominations in the new standings page. (Now bring on the group factions, lol)

Can't see anything D:

Edit: Nevermind, I can see it at Animesuki. Still, fix that. Also, rename to International KyoMoe.


I see it on the standings page fine. But I did make a mistake in posting the announcement before actually publishing the website. If there is any more problems, let me know.
 
01-31-08, 6:16 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3987
Lawl... Old School Sakura got in XD


 
01-31-08, 6:48 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Rweck said:
Lawl... Old School Sakura got in XD


Hold your horses there. The nomination period did NOT end yet. They will end in two weeks. Anything can happen between now and then.
 
01-31-08, 7:01 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 3987
minhtam2448 said:
Rweck said:
Lawl... Old School Sakura got in XD


Hold your horses there. The nomination period did NOT end yet. They will end in two weeks. Anything can happen between now and then.


I know that, what I meant was it's kinda interesting to see that even yesterday's moe can still get more nominations than the others. Yey for Sakura \\(^_^)//


 
02-01-08, 10:54 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Rweck said:
minhtam2448 said:
I know that, what I meant was it's kinda interesting to see that even yesterday's moe can still get more nominations than the others. Yey for Sakura (^_^)//


Actually, it kind of is. Now let's she if she can hold this up.
 
02-04-08, 4:17 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
After the hectic weekend I call Tet (Vietnamese New Year), the website has finally been updated.
 
02-07-08, 11:43 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Nomination standings have been updated. (darn, I hate the KyoAni factions.)
 
02-08-08, 1:22 AM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 838
minhtam2448 said:
Nomination standings have been updated. (darn, I hate the KyoAni factions.)

Welcome to the club, lol.

And yes, I'm referring to the moe factions, not the shows. Just in case a fanboy might attack me.
 
02-08-08, 1:48 AM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6327
overfunk said:
minhtam2448 said:
Nomination standings have been updated. (darn, I hate the KyoAni factions.)

Welcome to the club, lol.

And yes, I'm referring to the moe factions, not the shows. Just in case a fanboy might attack me.


*attack*
 
02-08-08, 2:08 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 2088
love KyoAni shows, but... Nomination Standings look ridiculous now. :|
 
02-08-08, 2:41 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5129
Huzzah for new standings. Now my dislike of the moe phenomenon is becoming even more proficient...

My first novel, Kardia has been published! Click here to read!
 
02-08-08, 10:23 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
freedoleen said:
love KyoAni shows, but... Nomination Standings look ridiculous now. :|


Well, yeah, I mean where are the Korea and Japan voters? I don't think they wanted KyoAni to dominate the standings.
 
02-12-08, 9:03 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
I've been rather exhausted lately that I went down with mano. I'll try to get things going ASAP.
 
02-12-08, 10:06 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 239
well you can't really blame the japan and korea voters...since its an english site- -

but im still looking forward to this tournment and 2008 japanese saimoe
 
02-14-08, 12:14 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
pcube19622 said:
well you can't really blame the japan and korea voters...since its an english site- -

but im still looking forward to this tournment and 2008 japanese saimoe


I looked at anizone's forums (Korea Best Moe hosts) via a google translation and from what I have been gathering - they have been complaining about international authenticity of this tournament for it being an English site. I've been trying to make a statement that I wish to get translated to reach out to the Japan and Korea voters.
 
02-16-08, 12:28 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Huge huge news surrounding ISML. For the most part, nomination standings are released, the contest has been postponed until April 1st, nominations will re-open to the public on February 21st with an end date TBA, there's a test poll coming tomorrow, website will be changing, and so and so.

Oh, and I'm seriously thinking about locking Kyou in before the second round of nominations start.
 
02-22-08, 12:20 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Been a long while, but nominations have been re-opened. There's going to be a revamping of the website real soon.
 
02-22-08, 4:02 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 585
i thnk something is wrong with the url
 
02-22-08, 9:19 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
itsmee said:
i thnk something is wrong with the url


The website? It looks fine for me. Try http://intermoeleague.weebly.com as an alternate.
 
02-26-08, 12:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Schedule successfully edited. The order of matchups in the Aquamarine and Topaz period has changed now that there no longer is an Easter Vacation.
 
03-07-08, 8:09 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Nomination standings have been updated, along with a few other things while I was gone. And Clannad continues their domination...
 
03-09-08, 7:37 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Okay, the test poll date has finally been announced officially:

Monday, March 10 @ 6:00 PM EST
#1 Suiseiseki (RM) vs. #5 Fate Testarossa (NA)
Souseiseki (RM) vs. Nanoha Takamichi (NA)


I'll continue to make updates as much as I possibly can.
 
03-09-08, 7:54 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 838
It's Takamachi Nanoha.

Other than that, I'm half-heartedly looking forward to it. Knowing which public you have reached to, the winners are glaringly obvious.
 
03-09-08, 8:10 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
At least it's an unofficial match, just for me to understand how the poll actually works.
 
03-13-08, 8:13 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Considering how wrong I am, I should have taken into account who was actually participating, and the lack of Japan and Korea votes (none, I think) cost the Rozen Maiden dolls in this one. Turn out wasn't good, so I'm changing focus on what I should do.

It was Fate 36, Suiseiseki 18. Nanoha 36, Souseiseki 15. There were a handful of abstinence votes.

Anyway, the second test poll match is up. I'm also trying extra hard to revamp the website and make it more appealing to attract voters, and I think I also have to give some of the other forums a reminder as well.
 
03-13-08, 8:38 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 838
Oh gawd, Yurie vs Yuno...

Are you trying to kill me? ;_;

Went with tsundere/tsundere/tsundere/god in the end.
 
03-13-08, 9:26 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Well, I was going for contestants that are single representatives of said anime, but seeing as how Alice and Sakura (TC) weren't available image wise, I decided to go with what I got.
 
03-14-08, 5:01 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
While all the match hype is going on, did we forget nominations now? Nomination standings have been updated, both the "image" of the top 40 as well as the excel file itself. They are up for download at the website.

And just to keep you up to speed - Nia Teppelin has been penalized 170 points for a multi-voting scandal from Monterrey, Mexico, which is in danger of getting their IP region banned...
 
03-15-08, 7:41 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
We've had technical problems during the second poll, so a third test poll has been scheduled for Monday, March 17 @ 0300 GMT (11:00 PM EST). Eri and C.C. will have a rematch for coming to a draw.
 
03-21-08, 2:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
THIRD NOMINATION ALLOWED. Nominations round 3 will end on the 27th at 000 GMT. Kotomi Ichinose is now locked in.
 
03-24-08, 8:11 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 196
Nomination list has received a final update before nominations close.
 
03-24-08, 8:52 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 838
Call me when this starts, I'm growing tired now...
 
Top
Pages (5) [1] 2 3 » ... Last »