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ISML 2021 is the 14th edition of the International Saimoe League. The tournament's nomination round began in July 1 at 00:30 UTC. This edition will mark the return of Kanade Tachibana and Kirito, champions of the 2012 Main Tournament and Male Exhibitions respectively.




Announcement of Rules[]

this is from maglor's post in the isml discord, from january 2021

Example
1. Past 8 Tiara/Scepters winners are placed into ToC League groups.

2. From the remaining, following characters CANNOT be in Nova. Furthermore, B , C, D from year 2020 are automatically selected for the Stella league A. Any character who isn’t in the ToC League group above that has participated in ToC in the last 3 years B. Characters who participated in any of the Tiara/Scepter division postseason matches in the last 3 years(2018 to 2020) C. Characters who won any of the necklace/pendant poster in the last 3 years D. Characters who won any of the seasonal tournament championship in the last 3 years 3. From the remaining characters top 30 female characters from nominations that appeared during 2021 Winter Season anime episodes/OVAs/Movie that is released to multiple countries or that has started selling BD/DVD to the public will be assigned to Nova Female Winter League

4. From the remaining characters, top 6 male characters from nominations that appeared during 2021 Winter Season anime episodes/OVAs/Movie that is released to multiple countries or that has started selling BD/DVD to the public will be assigned to Nova Male Winter Group

5. From the remaining characters top 30 female characters from nominations that appeared during 2021 Spring Season anime episodes/OVAs/Movie that is released to multiple countries or that has started selling BD/DVD to the public will be assigned to Nova Female Spring League

6. From the remaining characters, top 6 male characters from nominations that appeared during 2021 Spring Season anime episodes/OVAs/Movie that is released to multiple countries or that has started selling BD/DVD to the public will be assigned to Nova male Spring Group

7. From the remaining characters, enough female and male characters who appeared before the June 30th, 2021 in anime episodes/OVAs/Movie that is released to multiple countries or that has started selling BD/DVD to the public will be assigned to male or female division in Stella league to make the number of contestants in Stella prelim be at least 120 characters per division. All tied for the 120th spot will be accepted into the prelim.

For 2021 Female and Male Summer and Fall nomination, following additional restrictions exists

Contestant cannot be in any active match during the nomination period

Contestant is not currently scheduled to appear in any match for 2021 ISML season after the respective nomination period

Nomination will start on July 1st, 2021 and will last 1 week. 32 slots are given. Following restrictions apply

At least 8 eligible anime franchise is present in the nomination.

A franchise may have maximum of 4 characters present in the nomination At least 2 females and 2 males need to be included in the nomination.

The ISML charter for 2021, which provides details on all the rules and formats on this tournament, was released in May 31.

The most significant change in this edition is the re-introduction of the Stella and Nova names; but they will no longer carry the same definition as they originally were used from 2012 to 2015. "Stella" will now refer to the actual main tournament, while "Nova" will be used for the seasonal contests (which also includes the reworked Divine Circlet and Crown).

  • However, this wiki will keep using the "Main Tournament" and "Seasonal Contest" terms for this edition instead of Stella / Nova.


Schedule[]

Calendar for ISML 2021. Dates may be subject to change without prior notice.

All voting rounds begin and end at 10:00 UTC (18:00 Beijing, 06:00 New York). Results are displayed ~12 hours after voting ends. Assuming there's no delays, each round will last 3 days from voting, results, and downtime. Gem rounds last ~5 days.

Displayed dates are initially taken from the charter. If something goes out of schedule (due to delays, mistakes, etc.) the wiki will change its date accordingly.

MAIN TOURNAMENT:

  • Nominations: 2021/07/01 - 07/08 (Results released on 07/19, around 14:00 UTC)
  • Preliminaries: 07/22 - 08/06
  • Aquamarine Aquamarine: 08/12 - 08/28
  • Topaz Topaz: 09/03 - 09/19
  • Amethyst Amethyst: 09/25 - 10/11
  • Sapphire Sapphire: 10/17 - 11/02
  • Emerald Emerald: 11/08 - 11/24
  • Ruby Ruby: 11/30 - 12/16
  • Diamond Diamond: 2021/12/22 - 2022/01/06
  • Playoffs: 2022/01/13 - 01/26


FEMALE SEASONALS:

  • Each female seasonal will run alongside the main tournament for two periods. Winter: Preliminaries-Aquamarine, Spring: Topaz-Amethyst, Summer: Sapphire-Emerald, Fall: Ruby-Diamond.
  • The Inter-seasonal Championship will take place during the playoffs.


MALE SEASONALS:

  • Winter: Preliminary Rd 3 - Topaz 1
  • Spring: Amethyst 1 - 5
  • Summer: Emerald 1 - Ruby 2
  • Fall: The entire Diamond period
  • The Inter-seasonal Championship will start at Playoffs Day 3 (2022/01/19).


Nomination Round[]

The nomination round is where voters enter names that they want to participate in ISML. Each nomination counts as one vote. After nominations end, a certain number of characters with the highest votes will qualify to the preliminary rounds. Direct invites will skip this stage entirely.


Rules[]

For more details regarding the seasonal tournament (aka nova) nominations, click here.

The main tournament, which is renamed to "Stella" for this edition, will consist of 120 (or more) contestants per gender.

  • Subtracting the number of directly qualified contestants (19 female and 16 male), this means that only the top 101 females and 104 males will advance.
  • If multiple contestants are tied for last place, they will all advance together.
da rules for 2021 nomination rounds

For those unfamiliar with isml's nomination system:

  • nominations will last from July 1 to July 8
  • Each voter is given a ballot with 32 entries. To nominate a character, simply type its name AND its series. Name order / spelling / language / aliases don't matter as long as it's clear who you're referring to.
  • Each nomination counts as one vote. Duplicates are obviously not counted.
  • All characters must make their animated debut on June 30, 2021 or earlier.
  • Ballots must fulfill several important conditions in order for their nominations to be counted; failure to meet all of them will result in a voided ballot, i.e. Not counted.
  • Invalid entries are discarded independently and will NOT void your entire ballot unless it fails to meet the minimum requirements below.


IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:

  • Must represent at least eight (8) anime series (spin-offs and crossovers do NOT count as separate series)
  • Must nominate at least two (2) males and females each
  • Four (4) characters maximum per series/franchise. Don't exceed this limit, otherwise the staff will discard them all because they can't choose.


ISML champions from 2013-2020 CANNOT be nominated because of the champions ban rule; they will be placed in a separate tournament of champions instead. They are as follows:

* male exhibitions are retroactively counted as official champions

This year's nomination round will use only one list per gender for selection of its main tournament, Winter, and Spring seasonal contests. Because of this, characters will be selected in the following strict order:

  • Top 30 females and top 6 males who appeared in Winter 2021 anime (including OVAs and long-runners) will be assigned to Winter seasonal first; and likewise for Spring 2021. This includes eligible characters who have appeared in past ISML editions.
  • After all seasonal slots are filled, the remaining contestants will be assigned to the main tournament.
    • Because of the increased character debut limit to June 1, it's technically possible for a 2021 debutant (example: Nagatoro.png Nagatoro-san) to qualify to the the main tournament instead of 2021 seasonals.
  • Unlike ISML 2020, all qualified contestants (including direct invites) will play in the preliminary rounds to decide who gets in the regular season.


Direct invites[]

A total of 19 females and 16 males will automatically qualify for the preliminary rounds, thus they do NOT need to be nominated.

Female

2020 Necklace Winners
Aquamarine
(7th)
Topaz
(9th)
Amethyst
(4th)
Emerald
(2nd)
Ruby
(5th)
Diamond
(6th)
Asuna.png
Kurumi.png
Kaguya.png
Mikoto.png
Mashiro.png
Rikka chuuni.png
Asuna Yuuki Kurumi Tokisaki Kaguya Shinomiya Mikoto Misaka Mashiro Shiina Rikka Takanashi
Sword Art Online Date A Live Kaguya-sama Raildex Sakurasou Chuunibyou
2020 Tiara Playoffs
3rd 8th 10th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 18th
Maisan.png
Hayasaka 3.png
Chika f.png
Misaki 2.jpg
Iroha.png
Emilia.png
Rin tohsaka.png
Yui yuigahama.png
Shiro1.png
Mai Sakurajima Ai Hayasaka Chika Fujiwara Misaki Shokuhou Iroha Isshiki Emilia Rin Tohsaka Yui Yuigahama Shiro
Bunny Girl Senpai Kaguya-sama Kaguya-sama Raildex Oregairu Re:Zero Fate Oregairu NGNL
2020 Seasonal Winners
Winter Diadem Spring Diadem Summer Diadem Fall Diadem
Kotoko.png
Kei shirogane.png
Chizuru i.png
Elaina.png
Kotoko Iwanaga Kei Shirogane Chizuru Ichinose Elaina
In/Spectre Kaguya-sama (S2) Rental Girlfriend Wandering Witch


Male

2020 Pendant Winners
Aquamarine
(6th)
Amethyst
(4th)
Sapphire
(23rd)
Emerald
(3rd)
Ruby
(2nd)
Diamond
(15th)
Riku.png
Ishigami.png
Gilgamesh.png
Touma.png
Sakuta.png
Okabe.png
Riku Dola Yuu Ishigami Gilgamesh Touma Kamijou Sakuta Azusagawa Rintarou Okabe
No Game No Life: Zero Kaguya-sama Fate/stay night Raildex Bunny Girl Senpai Steins;Gate
2020 Scepter Playoffs
5th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 16th 18th 19th 24th
Yuuta.png
Kiyotaka.png
Subaru1.png
Saika.png
Taki.png
Saitama.png
Kazuma.png
Tomoya.png
Sorata.png
Archer.png
Yuuta Togashi Kiyotaka Ayanokouji Subaru Natsuki Saika Totsuka Taki Tachibana Saitama Kazuma Satou Tomoya Okazaki Sorata Kanda Archer
Chuunibyou Classroom of the Elite Re:Zero Oregairu Your Name One Punch Man Konosuba Clannad Sakurasou Fate

Main Tournament Only[]

The following characters CANNOT qualify in this year's seasonal contests. However, they are NOT automatically promoted to the main tournament yet --- you will still need to nominate these characters if you want them to advance.
Note that some characters have overlapping criteria; this list will only include their earliest achievement.

Last 3 returning ISML champions:


Seasonal diadem winners from 2018-2020:

  • 2018: Ochako.png Ochako Uraraka (spring), Platelet.png Platelet (summer)
  • 2019: Fumino.png Fumino Furuhashi (spring), Gray.png Gray (summer), Ishtar.png Ishtar (fall)


Necklace and pendant winners from the last 3 editions (2018-2020):


All contestants who appeared in the playoffs at least once from 2018-2020:



Results[]

This table will display the nomination results for the Main Tournament. In addition, nominees who have enough votes to qualify here but were re-assigned for Winter and Spring are also shown, with reasons outlined below.

For full Winter and Spring nomination results, see its relevant page. To view nomination results by anime, go to the results page.

Newly qualified nominees are indicated in bolded text. Characters debuting in 2021 anime are underlined.

ISML 2021 Main Tournament Nomination Results
Female   Male
# Name Series Votes # Name Series Votes
01 02.png Zero Two Darling in the Franxx 383 01 Hiro16.png Hiro Darling in the Franxx 248
02 Nao.png Nao Tomori Charlotte 148 02 Gojo.png Satoru Gojo (WTR) Jujutsu Kaisen 114
03 Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi Eromanga-sensei 135 02 Kirito.png Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya Sword Art Online 86
04 Miku.png Miku Nakano (WTR) 5-toubun no Hanayome 126 03 Otosaka.png Yuu Otosaka Charlotte 76
04 Isla1.png Isla Plastic Memories 123 05 Tanjiro.png Tanjiro Kamado (WTR) Kimetsu no Yaiba 75
05 Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana Angel Beats! 121 04 Levi.png Levi Ackerman Attack on Titan 70
06 Shouko.png Shouko Nishimiya Koe no Katachi 120 07 Miyamura.png Izumi Miyamura (WTR) Horimiya
07 015.png Ichigo Darling in the Franxx 05 Nasa.png Nasa Yuzaki Tonikaku Kawaii 67
08 Mitsuha.png Mitsuha Miyamizu Your Name 115 06 Ken kaneki.png Ken Kaneki Tokyo Ghoul
09 Saber.png Saber Fate/stay night 111 10 Naruto.png Naruto Uzumaki (WTR) Naruto 66
10 Tsukasa tsu.png Tsukasa Tsukuyomi Tonikaku Kawaii 109 11 Conan.png Conan Edogawa (WTR) Detective Conan 65
11 Shinobu kny.png Shinobu Kochou Kimetsu no Yaiba 102 07 Itachi.png Itachi Uchiha Naruto 59
12 Utaha.png Utaha Kasumigaoka Saekano 98 13 Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. Luffy (WTR) One Piece 54
13 Sora kasugano.png Sora Kasugano Yosuga no Sora 95 14 Takashi.png Takashi Natsume (SPG) Natsume's Book of Friends 52
14 Kaori.png Kaori Miyazono Your Lie in April 91 08 Yuzuru.png Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats! 51
15 Kanna.png Kanna Kamui Dragon Maid 90 09 Itadori.png Yuji Itadori Jujutsu Kaisen 50
16 Index.png Index Toaru series 89 10 Shirou.png Shirou Emiya Fate/stay night
17 Kurisu.png Kurisu Makise Steins;Gate 85 11 Eren.png Eren Yeager Attack on Titan 48
19 Kyouko h.png Kyouko Hori (WTR) Horimiya 12 Senku.png Senku Ishigami Dr. Stone 44
18 Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama K-On! 84 13 Yato.png Yato Noragami 43
19 Kuroko.png Kuroko Shirai Toaru series 83 14 Lancer.png Lancer Fate/stay night
22 Ai haibara.png Ai Haibara (WTR) Detective Conan 80 15 Kousei.png Kousei Arima Your Lie in April 38
20 Yui Hirasawa Yui Hirasawa K-On! 79 16 Ryuuji.png Ryuuji Takasu Toradora!
21 Tamako.png Tamako Kitashirakawa Tamako Market 78 17 Lelouch.png Lelouch vi Britannia Code Geass
25 Nezuko.png Nezuko Kamado (SPG) Kimetsu no Yaiba 76 18 Mikaela.png Mikaela Hyakuya Owari no Seraph 36
22 Hina amano.png Hina Amano Weathering With You 72 19 Shidou.png Shidou Itsuka Date A Live
23 Eriri.png Eriri Spencer Sawamura Saekano 71 20 Saiki.png Kusuo Saiki Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan 33
24 Mirai.png Mirai Kuriyama Kyoukai no Kanata 69 21 Shu.png Shu Ouma Guilty Crown
25 Nagisa.png Nagisa Furukawa Clannad 68 22 Yuichiro.png Yuichiro Hyakuya Owari no Seraph
26 Schwi.png Schwi Dola No Game No Life 23 Hodaka.png Hodaka Morishima Weathering With You 32
27 Akame.png Akame Akame ga Kill! 67 24 Shouya.png Shouya Ishida Koe no Katachi
28 Yoshino dal.png Yoshino Date A Live 66 25 Jotaro.png Jotaro Kujo JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
29 Nanami.png Nanami Aoyama Sakurasou 26 Haruka k.png Haruka Kasugano Yosuga no Sora 30
30 Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka Toradora! 27 Isaac.png Isaac Foster Angels of Death
31 Madoka.png Madoka Kaname Madoka Magica 65 28 Kaito kid.png Kaito Kuroba Detective Conan
32 Homura.png Homura Akemi Madoka Magica 64 29 Goro ditf.png Goro Darling in the Franxx
33 Suzune.png Suzune Horikita Classroom of the Elite 63 30 Osamu bungou.png Osamu Dazai Bungou Stray Dogs 28
34 Kumiko.png Kumiko Oumae Sound! Euphonium 61 38 Zenitsu.png Zenitsu Agatsuma (SPG) Kimetsu no Yaiba
35 Tohru dragon.png Tohru Dragon Maid 31 Koyomi.png Koyomi Araragi Monogatari 27
36 Chino.png Chino Kafuu Gochiusa 60 32 Naomi hw.png Naomi Katagaki Hello World 26
37 Ginko s.png Ginko Sora Ryuo no Oshigoto! 59 33 Gintoki.png Gintoki Sakata Gintama
38 Azusa n.png Azusa Nakano K-On! 34 Fuutarou.png Fuutarou Uesugi 5-toubun no Hanayome 25
39 Tohka.png Tohka Yatogami Date A Live 35 Mochizou.png Mochizou Ooji Tamako Market 24
40 Ruri ichigyou.png Ruri Ichigyou Hello World 58 36 Rengoku.png Kyojuro Rengoku Kimetsu no Yaiba
41 Umaru.png Umaru Doma Himouto! Umaru-chan 57 37 Megumi f.png Megumi Fushiguro Jujutsu Kaisen
42 Ruiko.png Ruiko Saten Toaru series 38 Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa Shiota Assassination Classroom 23
43 Megumin.png Megumin Konosuba 54 47 Sasuke.png Sasuke Uchiha (SPG) Naruto 22
44 Inori.png Inori Yuzuriha Guilty Crown 39 Satoshi.png Satoshi Fukube Hyouka 21
49 Miko.png Miko Iino (SPG) Kaguya-sama 49 40 Giyuu.png Giyu Tomioka Kimetsu no Yaiba
50 Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman (WTR) Attack on Titan 48 41 Tsukasa m.png Tsukasa Mizugaki Plastic Memories 20
45 Kaede bgs.png Kaede Azusagawa Bunny Girl Senpai 42 Masamune izumi.png Masamune Izumi Eromanga-sensei
52 Nino nakano.png Nino Nakano (WTR) 5-toubun no Hanayome 47 43 Akihito.png Akihito Kanbara Kyoukai no Kanata
46 Shouko m.png Shouko Makinohara Bunny Girl Senpai 45 44 Waver.png Waver Velvet Fate/Zero
47 Sakura panc.png Sakura Yamauchi I Want to Eat Your Pancreas 44 45 Naofumi.png Naofumi Iwatani Shield Hero 19
48 Chtholly.png Chtholly Nota Seniorious SukaSuka 46 Yaichi.png Yaichi Kuzuryu Ryuo no Oshigoto!
49 Chitoge.png Chitoge Kirisaki Nisekoi 47 Kyon1.png Kyon Haruhi Suzumiya
50 Hinata.png Hinata Hyuuga Naruto 48 Ainz.png Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord
51 Reina.png Reina Kousaka Sound! Euphonium 49 Dio.png Dio Brando JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
52 Menma.png Meiko "Menma" Honma Anohana 43 50 Light.png Light Yagami Death Note 18
53 Illya.png Illyasviel von Einzbern Fate/stay night 51 Hanako kun.png Hanako-kun Toilet Bound Hanako-kun
61 Ram.png Ram (WTR) Re:Zero 42 61 Zoro.png Roronoa Zoro (SPG) One Piece
54 Shinoa.png Shinoa Hiiragi Owari no Seraph 41 52 Ikki.png Ikki Kurogane Rakudai Kishi 17
55 Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto Cardcaptor Sakura 53 Seiya.png Seiya Kanie Amagi Brilliant Park
56 Takagi.png Takagi Teasing Master Takagi-san 39 54 Goku.png Goku Dragon Ball
65 Itsuki.png Itsuki Nakano (WTR) 5-toubun no Hanayome 55 Ryuunosuke akasaka.png Ryunosuke Akasaka Sakurasou
57 Sakura matou.png Sakura Matou Fate/stay night 38 56 Seiya cautious.png Seiya Ryuuguuin Cautious Hero 16
58 Sumi.png Sumi Sakurasawa Rental Girlfriend 37 57 Gilbert b.png Gilbert Bougainvillea Violet Evergarden
59 Isuzu.png Isuzu Sento Amagi Brilliant Park 58 Izayoi.png Izayoi Sakamaki Mondaiji
60 Chiyo s.png Chiyo Sakura Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun 36 59 Madara.png Madara Uchiha Naruto
61 Haruhi.png Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya 60 Rudeus.png Rudeus Greyrat Mushoku Tensei 15
62 Origami.png Origami Tobiichi Date A Live 61 Akihito n.png Akihito Narihisago Id: Invaded
63 Shinka.png Shinka Nibutani Chuunibyou 34 62 Kazuya kino.png Kazuya Kinoshita Rental Girlfriend 14
64 Rachel.png Rachel Gardner Angels of Death 33 63 Shin 86.png Shinei Nouzen 86
65 Saya majo.png Saya Wandering Witch 64 Tomoya aki.png Tomoya Aki Saekano
66 Cocoa.png Kokoa Hoto Gochiusa 65 Toge.png Toge Inumaki Jujutsu Kaisen
67 Ruka s.png Ruka Sarashina Rental Girlfriend 32 66 Kiritsugu.png Kiritsugu Emiya Fate/Zero
68 Rio.png Rio Futaba Bunny Girl Senpai 67 L lawliet.png L Lawliet Death Note 13
69 Yurippe.png Yuri Nakamura Angel Beats! 31 68 Willem.png Willem Kmetsch SukaSuka
70 Kei karuizawa.png Kei Karuizawa Classroom of the Elite 30 69 Joseph.png Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
71 Mugi.png Tsumugi Kotobuki K-On! 70 Bell.png Bell Cranel DanMachi
72 Karyl.png Karyl Princess Connect! Re:Dive 29 71 Tatsuya.png Tatsuya Shiba Mahouka
73 Aqua.png Aqua Konosuba 28 72 Ichigo.png Ichigo Kurosaki Bleach
74 Yotsuba.png Yotsuba Nakano 5-toubun no Hanayome 27 73 Lu bu walkure.png Lu Bu Shuumatsu no Valkyrie
75 Mei misaki.png Mei Misaki Another 74 Mob.png Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama Mob Psycho 100
76 Deko.png Sanae Dekomori Chuunibyou 75 Karma.png Karma Akabane Assassination Classroom 12
77 Asuka ls.png Asuka Langley Soryu Neon Genesis Evangelion 26 76 Koichi another.png Koichi Sakakibara Another
78 Krul.png Krul Tepes Owari no Seraph 77 Tatsumi.png Tatsumi Akame ga Kill!
79 Yuki n.png Yuki Nagato Haruhi Suzumiya 25 78 Arata relife.png Arata Kaizaki ReLIFE
80 Shinobu Oshino Shinobu Oshino Monogatari 24 79 Touya m.png Touya Mochizuki Isekai Smartphone
81 Beatrice re0.png Beatrice Re:Zero 80 Inosuke.png Inosuke Hashibira Kimetsu no Yaiba
82 Alice zuberg.png Alice Zuberg Sword Art Online 81 Keyaru.png Keyaru Redo of Healer
83 Maple.png Kaede "Maple" Honjou Bofuri 82 Obito.png Obito Uchiha Naruto
84 Yuno1.png Yuno Gasai Future Diary 23 83 Edward.png Edward Elric Fullmetal Alchemist 11
85 Uiharu.png Kazari Uiharu Toaru series 84 Ciel.png Ciel Phantomhive Black Butler
86 Yumeko.png Yumeko Jabami Kakegurui 22 85 Eugeo.png Eugeo Sword Art Online
87 Gray.png Gray Fate (Lord El-Melloi II) 86 Reigen.png Arataka Reigen Mob Psycho 100
97 Sakura zs.png Sakura Minamoto (SPG) Zombieland Saga 87 Glenn.png Glenn Radars Rokuaka
88 Yue.png Yue Arifureta 21 88 Nishikata.png Nishikata Teasing Master Takagi-san
89 Miyuki shiba.png Miyuki Shiba Mahouka 89 Anos.png Anos Voldigoad Maou Gakuin
90 Rias.png Rias Gremory High School DxD 90 Yomogi.png Yomogi Asanaka SSSS.Dynazenon
91 Rei ayanami.png Rei Ayanami Neon Genesis Evangelion 91 Issei.png Issei Hyoudou High School DxD
92 Sinon.png Shino "Sinon" Asada Sword Art Online 92 Sougo ousaka.png Sougo Ousaka Idolish7
93 Satone.png Satone Shichimiya Chuunibyou 93 Manjiro.png Manjiro Sano Tokyo Revengers 10
94 Masuzu.png Masuzu Natsukawa Oreshura 20 94 Hajime n.png Hajime Nagumo Arifureta
95 Vic.png Victorique de Blois Gosick 95 Koutarou t.png Koutarou Tatsumi Zombieland Saga
96 Hiyori.png Hiyori Iki Noragami 96 Tomoe.png Tomoe Kamisama Kiss
97 Gabriel.png Gabriel Tenma White Gabriel Dropout 97 Inuyasha.png Inuyasha Inuyasha
98 Fumino.png Fumino Furuhashi Bokuben 98 Ash Ketchum Ash Ketchum (Satoshi) Pokemon
99 Setsuna ll.png Setsuna Yuuki Love Live! Nijigasaki 19 99 Shin chan.png Shinnosuke Nohara Crayon Shin-chan
100 Raphtalia.png Raphtalia Shield Hero 100 Sessho.png Sesshomaru Inuyasha
101 Noriko s.png Noriko Sonozaki Kiznavier 101 Erwin.png Erwin Smith Attack on Titan
102 Kirino.png Kirino Kousaka Oreimo 102 Odokawa.png Hiroshi Odokawa Odd Taxi 9
103 Holo Holo Spice and Wolf 103 Souma.png Soma Yukihira Shokugeki no Soma
104 Cc.png C.C. Code Geass 104 Hinata s.png Shouyou Hinata Haikyuu!!
105 Kokkoro.png Kokkoro Princess Connect! Re:Dive 105 Jinta.png Jinta Yadomi Anohana
106 Ayase.png Ayase Aragaki Oreimo 106 Takumi.png Takumi Usui Maid-sama!
DID NOT QUALIFY 107 Shinji.png Shinji Ikari Neon Genesis Evangelion
108 Chuuya bungou.png Chuuya Nakahara Bungou Stray Dogs
DID NOT QUALIFY
107 Aurora rhys.png Princess Syalis (DNQ) Sleepy Princess 18
108 Platelet.png Platelet (DNQ) Cells at Work!
109 Rice shower.png Rice Shower (DNQ) Uma Musume: Pretty Derby 17 109 Katsuhira.png Katsuhira Agata (DNQ) Kiznavier 8
110 Konata.png Konata Izumi (DNQ) Lucky Star 110 Orochimaru.png Orochimaru (DNQ) Naruto
111 Tomoyo.png Tomoyo Sakagami (DNQ) Clannad 111 Jiraiya.png Jiraiya (DNQ) Naruto
112 Ritsu.png Ritsu Tainaka (DNQ) K-On! 112 Kakashi.png Kakashi Hatake (DNQ) Naruto
113 Kotori ll.png Kotori Minami (DNQ) Love Lve! SIP 16 113 Giorno.png Giorno Giovanna (DNQ) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
114 Kyouko s.png Kyouko Sakura (DNQ) Madoka Magica 114 Kaworu.png Kaworu Nagisa (DNQ) Neon Genesis Evangelion
115 Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara (DNQ) Monogatari 115 Kenshin.png Kenshin Himura (DNQ) Rurouni Kenshin
116 Mayuri Shiina Mayuri Shiina (DNQ) Steins;Gate 116 Syaoran.png Syaoran Li (DNQ) Cardcaptor Sakura
117 Kosaki.png Kosaki Onodera (DNQ) Nisekoi 117 Taihei.png Taihei Doma (DNQ) Himouto! Umaru-chan
118 Yuzuru n.png Yuzuru Nishimiya (DNQ) Koe no Katachi 118 Legoshi.png Legoshi (DNQ) Beastars
119 Shiki.png Shiki Ryougi (DNQ) Kara no Kyoukai 119 Diablo tensura.png Diablo (DNQ) Tensura
120 Mayaka Ibara Mayaka Ibara (DNQ) Hyouka 120 Yoshida hige.png Yoshida (DNQ) Higehiro
121 Rikka ssss gridman.png Rikka Takarada (DNQ) SSSS.Gridman



Preliminary Rounds[]

The preliminaries' format is completely changed compared to last year's, as expected.
This time, 120+ qualified contestants (including direct invites) will play two stages of differing formats to determine the 72 characters who will compete in the regular season.

Round 1[]

All characters from each division are divided into 3 groups with at least 40 members each.

  • Characters are "seeded" in serpentine order based on the following:
  • Approval voting (vote whoever you like).
  • Results will be used as seedings for the next round


Female[]

Cells are colored for ease of viewing, and do not necessarily indicate a character's status.

Female Prelims Round 1
Female Group A
(Prelims 1)
  Female Group B
(Prelims 2)
  Female Group C
(Prelims 3)
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 Mikoto.png Mikoto 2020 2nd 2465 1 02.png Zero Two #1 3610 1 Elaina.png Elaina IS Rd 3 W 3187
2 Emilia.png Emilia 2020 14th 2151 2 Maisan.png Mai 2020 3rd 3506 2 Kaguya.png Kaguya 2020 4th 2652
3 Asuna.png Asuna 2020 7th 1814 3 Rikka chuuni.png Rikka 2020 6th 2489 3 Chika f.png Chika 2020 10th 2405
4 Tohru dragon.png Tohru #35 1783 4 015.png 015 #7 2467 4 Sagiri.png Sagiri #3 2288
5 Shouko.png Shouko N. #6 1769 5 Kurumi.png Kurumi 2020 9th 2435 5 Nao.png Nao #2 2245
6 Hayasaka 3.png Hayasaka 2020 8th 1759 6 Tsukasa tsu.png Tsukasa #10 2054 6 Mashiro.png Mashiro 2020 5th 2244
7 Chizuru i.png Chizuru IS Rd 2 1653 7 Shouko m.png Shouko M. #46 1932 7 Kanna.png Kanna #15 2139
8 Ruiko.png Ruiko #42 1474 8 Isla1.png Isla #4 1925 8 Kaede bgs.png Kaede #45 1965
9 Kanade Tachibana Angel #5 1435 9 Kuroko.png Kuroko #19 1887 9 Mitsuha.png Mitsuha #8 1939
10 Shinobu kny.png Shinobu K. #11 1428 10 Yui yuigahama.png Yui Y. 2020 16th 1851 10 Shiro1.png Shiro 2020 18th 1907
11 Rin tohsaka.png Rin 2020 15th 1402 11 Sora kasugano.png Sora K. #13 1774 11 Rio.png Rio #68 1847
12 Umaru.png Umaru #41 1393 12 Hina amano.png Hina A. #22 1737 12 Misaki 2.5.jpg Misaki 2020 12th 1785
13 Utaha.png Utaha #12 1334 13 Iroha.png Iroha 2020 13th 1604 13 Suzune.png Suzune #33 1775
14 Mio kon.png Mio #18 1299 14 Kei s.png Kei S. IS Rd 3 L 1576 14 Tamako.png Tamako #21 1610
15 Krul.png Krul #78 1243 15 Megumin.png Megumin #43 1517 15 Shinka.png Nibutani #63 1598
16 Eriri.png Eriri #23 1229 16 Aqua.png Aqua #73 1416 16 Schwi.png Schwi #26 1586
17 Yoshino dal.png Yoshino #29 1219 17 Index.png Index #16 1360 17 Origami.png Origami #62 1567
18 Shinoa.png Shinoa #54 1212 18 Ginko s.png Ginko #37 1349 18 Yui Hirasawa Yui H. #20 1482
19 Uiharu.png Uiharu #85 1137 19 Taiga.png Taiga #28 1336 19 Saber.png Saber #9 1455
20 Nanami.png Nanami #30 1117 20 Sumi.png Sumi #58 1182 20 Tohka.png Tohka #39 1444
21 Saya majo.png Saya #65 1069 21 Menma.png Menma #52 1158 21 Beatrice re0.png Beako #81 1432
22 Mirai.png Mirai #24 1020 22 Ruka s.png Ruka #67 1122 22 Sinon.png Sinon #92 1372
23 Kurisu.png Kurisu #17 1014 23 Chitoge.png Chitoge #49 1115 23 Takagi.png Takagi #56 1329
24 Chtholly.png Chtholly #48 1009 24 Raphtalia.png Raphtalia #100 1114 24 Kaori.png Kaori #14 1316
25 Chino.png Chino #36 983 25 Nagisa.png Nagisa F. #25 1112 25 Azusa n.png Azunyan #38 1293
26 Illya.png Illya #53 920 26 Deko.png Dekomori #76 1074 26 Yotsuba.png Yotsuba #74 1288
27 Karyl.png Karyl #72 885 27 Ruri ichigyou.png Ruri I. #40 1055 27 Inori.png Inori #44 1263
28 Chiyo s.png Chiyo #60 861 28 Alice zuberg.png Alice Z. #82 1055 28 Satone.png Satone #93 1232
29 Kotoko.png Kotoko IS Rd 1 833 29 Rachel.png Rachel #64 1038 29 Maple.png Maple #83 1138
30 Isuzu.png Isuzu #59 815 30 Yumeko.png Yumeko #86 1031 30 Hinata.png Hinata #50 1086
31 Mugi.png Mugi #71 815 31 Haruhi.png Haruhi #61 994 31 Kokkoro.png Kokkoro #105 1074
32 Gabriel.png Gabriel #97 810 32 Madoka.png Madoka #31 959 32 Homura.png Homura #32 938
33 Sakura panc.png Sakura Y. #47 791 33 Cardcaptor.png Cardcaptor #55 958 33 Akame.png Akame #27 931
34 Miyuki shiba.png Miyuki #89 757 34 Rei ayanami.png Rei #91 923 34 Reina.png Reina #51 931
35 Kirino.png Kirino #103 719 35 Masuzu.png Masuzu #94 895 35 Yurippe.png Yurippe #69 926
36 Cocoa.png Kokoa #66 687 36 Kei karuizawa.png Kei K. #70 893 36 Sakura matou.png Sakura M. #57 914
37 Asuka ls.png Asuka #77 675 37 Yue.png Yue #88 876 37 Cc.png C.C. #104 877
38 Yuno1.png Yuno #84 548 38 Yuki n.png Yuki N. #79 865 38 Mei misaki.png Mei M. #75 799
39 Rias.png Rias #90 523 39 Kumiko.png Kumiko #34 863 39 Gray.png Gray #87 749
40 Hiyori.png Hiyori #96 373 40 Ayase.png Ayase #106 861 40 Shinobu Oshino Shinobu O. #80 695
41 Noriko s.png Noriko #101 342 41 Holo Holo #103 838 41 Vic.png Vic #95 674
Total Votes 46,765 42 Fumino.png Fumino #98 750 42 Setsuna ll.png Setsuna Y. #99 624
Total Votes 60,556 Total Votes 62,001


Male[]

Male Prelims Round 1
Male Group A
(Prelims 1)
  Male Group B
(Prelims 2)
  Male Group C
(Prelims 3)
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 Sakuta.png Sakuta 2020 2nd 2637 1 Hiro16.png Hiro #1 2720 1 Yuuta.png Yuuta 2020 5th 2055
2 Kiyotaka.png Kiyotaka 2020 9th 1859 2 Itachi.png Itachi #7 1789 2 Ishigami.png Ishigami 2020 4th 1938
3 Subaru1.png Subaru 2020 10th 1649 3 Levi.png Levi #4 1711 3 Taki.png Taki 2020 12th 1911
4 Kirito.png Kirito #2 1573 4 Touma.png Touma 2020 3rd 1614 4 Rengoku.png Kyojuro #36 1584
5 Otosaka.png Otosaka #3 1382 5 Giyuu.png Giyu #40 1586 5 Saitama.png Saitama 2020 13th 1568
6 Haruka k.png Haruka K. #26 1214 6 Kaito kid.png Kaito Kid #28 1582 6 Nasa.png Nasa #5 1427
7 Kazuma.png Kazuma 2020 16th 1181 7 Riku.png Riku 2020 6th 1408 7 Shouya.png Shouya #24 1326
8 Shin chan.png Shin-chan #99 1140 8 Shirou.png Shirou #10 1295 8 Ainz.png Ainz #48 1240
9 Itadori.png Itadori #9 1115 9 Shidou.png Shidou #19 1250 9 Ken kaneki.png Kaneki #6 1235
10 Inosuke.png Inosuke #80 1012 10 Saika.png Saika 2020 11th 1215 10 Goro ditf.png Goro #29 1220
11 Tomoya.png Okazaki 2020 18th 969 11 Sorata.png Sorata 2020 19th 1184 11 Archer.png Archer 2020 24th 1205
12 Yuzuru.png Otonashi #8 964 12 Obito.png Obito #82 1171 12 Masamune izumi.png Masamune #42 1188
13 Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa S. #38 959 13 Jotaro.png Jotaro #25 1156 13 Rudeus.png Rudeus #60 1174
14 Satoshi.png Satoshi F. #39 953 14 Dio.png Dio #49 1036 14 Mikaela.png Mikaela #18 1150
15 Kousei.png Kousei #15 938 15 Megumi f.png Fushiguro #37 1023 15 Hodaka.png Hodaka #23 1143
16 Isaac.png Isaac #27 932 16 Yato.png Yato #13 1020 16 Eren.png Eren #11 1096
17 Ash Ketchum Ash #98 898 17 Ryuuji.png Ryuuji #16 1017 17 Lelouch.png Lelouch #17 1074
18 Karma.png Karma #75 873 18 Fuutarou.png Fuutarou #34 1008 18 Madara.png Madara #59 1060
19 Joseph.png Joseph #69 847 19 Ryuunosuke akasaka.png Rakasaka #55 999 19 Osamu bungou.png Osamu #30 1059
20 Naofumi.png Naofumi #45 815 20 Yuichiro.png Yuichiro #22 989 20 Tatsuya.png Tatsuya #71 1024
21 Lancer.png Lancer #14 793 21 Eugeo.png Eugeo #85 986 21 Toge.png Inumaki #65 1016
22 Gintoki.png Gintoki #33 759 22 Sessho.png Sesshomaru #100 975 22 Gilgamesh.png Gil 2020 23rd 1007
23 Saiki.png Saiki #20 755 23 Okabe.png Okabe 2020 15th 959 23 Mochizou.png Mochizou #35 978
24 Hanako kun.png Hanako-kun #51 733 24 Nishikata.png Nishikata #88 925 24 Tsukasa m.png Mizugaki #41 971
25 Gilbert b.png Gilbert #57 722 25 Tomoya aki.png Tomoya Aki #64 895 25 Kiritsugu.png Kerry #66 969
26 Keyaru.png Keyaru #81 697 26 Bell.png Bell #70 860 26 Anos.png Anos #89 952
27 Willem.png Willem #68 666 27 L lawliet.png L #67 838 27 Goku.png Goku #54 941
28 Glenn.png Glenn #87 666 28 Hajime n.png Nagumo #94 832 28 Edward.png Edward #83 908
29 Seiya cautious.png Seiya R. #56 663 29 Ikki.png Ikki #52 826 29 Seiya.png Seiya K. #53 894
30 Light.png Light #50 654 30 Inuyasha.png Inuyasha #97 813 30 Kyon1.png Kyon #47 888
31 Shu.png Shu #21 648 31 Souma.png Souma #103 809 31 Erwin.png Erwin #101 834
32 Manjiro.png Manjiro #93 590 32 Koyomi.png Araragi #31 773 32 Senku.png Senku #12 748
33 Naomi hw.png Naomi #32 588 33 Yaichi.png Yaichi #46 762 33 Ichigo.png Ichigo #72 723
34 Kazuya kino.png Kazuya #62 548 34 Izayoi.png Izayoi #58 754 34 Tatsumi.png Tatsumi #77 721
35 Hinata s.png Shouyou #104 528 35 Lu bu walkure.png Lu Bu #73 723 35 Tomoe.png Tomoe #96 649
36 Shin 86.png Shinn #63 516 36 Akihito.png Akihito K. #43 689 36 Koutarou t.png Koutarou #95 633
37 Mob.png Mob #74 510 37 Issei.png Issei #91 590 37 Shinji.png Shinji #107 621
38 Waver.png Waver #44 461 38 Takumi.png Takumi #106 559 38 Arata relife.png Arata #78 600
39 Reigen.png Reigen #86 380 39 Touya m.png Touya #79 515 39 Chuuya bungou.png Chuuya #108 516
40 Jinta.png Jinta #105 372 40 Koichi another.png Koichi #76 468 40 Yomogi.png Yomogi #90 504
41 Sougo ousaka.png Sougo #92 170 41 Akihito n.png Akihito N. #61 466 41 Ciel.png Ciel #84 405
Total Votes 36,329 Total Votes 42,790 42 Odokawa.png Odokawa #102 339
Total Votes 43,494


Round 2[]

Format:

  • All characters are re-seeded based on their positions in Round 1 (tiebreakers: Nomination rank > CVP)
  • 12 groups
  • At least 10 members each
  • Limited voting format (you can only vote 3 players maximum per group).


Female[]

Cells are colored for ease of viewing, and do not necessarily indicate a character's status.

Female Prelims Round 2
Preliminaries Day 4
Female Group A   Female Group B   Female Group C   Female Group D
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 Mikoto.png Mikoto 1 Rikka chuuni.png Rikka 1 Mashiro.png Mashiro 1 Emilia.png Emilia
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4 4 4 4
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Preliminaries Day 5
Female Group E Female Group F Female Group G Female Group H
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
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Preliminaries Day 6
Female Group I Female Group J Female Group K Female Group L
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5
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Male Prelims Round 2
Preliminaries Day 4
Male Group A   Male Group B   Male Group C   Male Group D
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6
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Preliminaries Day 5
Male Group E Male Group F Male Group G Male Group H
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6
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Preliminaries Day 6
Male Group I Male Group J Male Group K Male Group L
# Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes # Name Votes
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
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5 5 5 5
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Rankings[]

Since preliminary groups are likely have an unequal number of players due to the "contestants tied for last place will all advance" rule, the characters' ranks for each round will be adjusted accordingly (called "Average deserved rank" in the charter). The exact calculation required for this stat is currently unknown.

After the preliminary rounds are finished, all characters will be ranked based on the following criteria, which will double as seeds for the regular season's first group stage:

  1. Lower average rank points (ARP) = (ADRi and ADRii represent ranks for rounds 1 and 2 respectively)
  2. Higher Nomination rank
  3. Higher cumulative vote points (CVP)

Only the top 72 contestants will advance to the regular season, and the remaining characters will be eliminated.



Regular Season[]

To view the group draw, detailed tables, and the results of all regular season matches, click here.

The regular season's format is similar to the previous edition: divided into 3 splits, but with the number of contestants reduced to 72 for this year. Each split is subdivided into one or more periods. In each split, contestants will be divided into several groups that will play a single round-robin tournament. All periods will last for 6 match days (5 regular season + 1 gem round).

Tiebreakers:

  1. Wins (if tied, draws will be counted)
  2. Head-to-head record
  3. Split CVPD
  4. Split CVP
  5. Staff selection
What is VP, VD, CVP, CVPD, etc?
Starting from ISML 2016, a new stat called Vote points (VP) was introduced. Contestants earn vote points after every match, and is calculated by dividing their votes by the average of all votes done during that round.
  • Votes = Player's votes
  • TV = Total votes (Add ALL CONTESTANTS' votes in that round, including the player)
  • Players is simply the total number of contestants in a particular round. Pairs are considered as one contestant.

Once VP is found, Vote point difference (VPD) is then calculated by subtracting a character's VP from their round's opponent.

  • Since these values are calculated on a round-by-round basis, they will need to be added up, hence the CVP and CVPD (the C stands for "Cumulative").
  • In ISML's tables (and by extension, this wiki's), CVP refers to the contestant's currently accumulated vote points for the entire regular season. The same is also true for CVPD.
  • Some letters may be added before CVP to indicate a certain stage only: PCVP - period, SCVP - split (for 2020).


Example:

  • Suppose Monkey D. Luffy Luffy wins Aquamarine Round 1 against Ash Ketchum Ash Ketchum, 6969-4200. A total of 72 contestants participated, and the total number of votes during that round was 777,777. Using the above formulas, we get:
  • For Luffy: = 0.645 VP (rounded to thousandths)
  • For Ash: = 0.389 VP
  • Once we found their VP, we can now calculate their VPD by subtracting their VP against each other: Luffy: 0.256 VPD, Ash: -0.256 VPD.


Split 1[]

Aquamarine period. 72 players are split into 12 groups of 6.

  • Top 5 advance to Split 2
  • All 6th placers will be put into a Wildcard round, Single-transferable voting (STV) format. Only the top 4 will survive to Split 2.

Female

Split 1 Group Results (Female)
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Male

Split 1 Group Results (Male)
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Wildcards: TBD


Split 2[]

Topaz, Amethyst, and Sapphire. 48 players are split into 4 groups of 16.

  • Top 6 advance to Split 3
  • 7th to 11th are relegated to Wildcards
  • 12th to 16th are outright eliminated.
  • Table Legend: Bold (Green) - advanced, Italic (Cream) - wildcards. Un-formatted names are eliminated.

Female

Split 2 Group Results (Female)
\ Group A Group B Group C Group D
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
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10th
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12th
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15th
16th

Male

Split 2 Group Results (Male)
\ Group A Group B Group C Group D
1st
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3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
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Split 2 Wildcards:
Approval voting (vote whoever you like). Top 8 survive to Split 3, rest are eliminated.

Sapphire Female Wildcard
Survived - 8
Eliminated - 12
Sapphire Male Wildcard
Survived - 8
Eliminated - 12



Split 3[]

Emerald, Ruby, Diamond. 32 players are split into 2 groups of 16.

  • Top 6 advance to Playoffs
  • 7th to 11th are relegated to Wildcards
  • 12th to 16th are outright eliminated, but they will play consolation matches during the playoffs, giving them a chance to surpass some of the eliminated playoff contestants in final rankings.
  • Table Legend: Bold (Green) - advanced, Italic (Cream) - wildcards. Un-formatted names are eliminated


Results

Split 3 Group Results
\ Female Group A Female Group B Male Group A Male Group B
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th

Split 3 Wildcards:
Range voting (vote whoever you like by putting a score on each player). Only the top 4 will advance to playoffs.

Diamond Female Wildcard
Advanced to Playoffs
Eliminated - 16
Diamond Male Wildcard
Advanced to Playoffs
Eliminated - 16


Gem Rounds[]

After each period, the eight best performing characters will play each other in a special Instant Runoff voting round that will decide who wins that period's necklace (for females) or pendant (for males).

Qualifying Criteria:

  1. Period wins
  2. Period CVPD
  3. Period CVP
  4. Staff selection

Once a contestant wins a necklace / pendant round, they will be banned from future main gem rounds for the rest of the year. Gem winners will also qualify for next year's main tournament provided they don't win the tiara / scepter beforehand.

What is Instant runoff voting (IRV)?
Instant-runoff voting - Voters rank the contestants in order of preference, from 1st to 8th. Alternatively, a voter may choose to abstain voting for a contestant. Abstained contestants will NOT receive your vote during the entire counting process.
  • Results start by counting the each contestant's first-choice votes in the first round.
  • If a contestant gets a majority (more than 50% of total votes), they will immediately win the award.
  • If there is no majority, then the contestant with the least amount of votes is eliminated. Those who voted for the eliminated character as their highest choice will have their votes transferred to their next-highest choice (2nd, 3rd, etc.) for the next round. This process repeats until either a majority is declared, or there are only two contestants left.
  • When a voter's choices are eliminated before the final round, their vote will be exhausted, which means that their vote will no longer count for the remaining contestants.


EXAMPLE: Suppose a necklace match happens between Saber.png Saber, Rem.png Rem, Megumin.png Megumin, Holo Holo, Emilia.png Emilia, Shiro1.png Shiro, Tohru dragon.png Tohru, and Cc.png C.C.

  • Our example voter chooses Saber.png Saber as his 1st choice, Rem.png Rem 2nd, Megumin.png Megumin 3rd, and Holo Holo 4th, and ABSTAIN for the other girls.
  • Saber is eliminated in Round 1, so in Round 2, his vote is added to Rem's tally instead.
  • Megumin loses in Round 2, and those who voted her as first choice will have their votes transferred to their next highest choices. Our example voter is unaffected.
  • Surprise! Rem goes out in Round 3! Because Megumin (3rd choice) is already out, his vote will be transferred to Holo (4th choice) instead.
  • Round 4 eliminates C.C.
  • Round 5 eliminates Tohru.
  • Round 6 unfortunately spells the end of the road for Holo, leaving only Shiro and Emilia to contend for the necklace.
  • Since our voter abstained for the remaining contestants, his vote will not count towards either of them, i.e. exhausted. If we consider their interests, the result will not matter to them because all of their choices are out.


Necklace[]

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Pendant[]

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Jewelry exhibitions[]

Jewelry Exhibitions are secondary gem awards which are held alongside the main gem rounds under the Exhibition title. The awards are purely cosmetic; they have no effect on a contestant's season standings or future qualifications. Jewelries will be contested between eight next-best performers of each period who have never won any ISML award before. Voting format will be the same as the main gem awards (Instant runoff vote).

Qualification Criteria:

  1. Fewer ISML awards
  2. Older year of first ISML award win
  3. Period wins
  4. Older ISML debut appearance (preliminaries or regular season; male exhibitions do NOT count)
  5. Necklace / pendant ranking (PCVPD then PCVP)

Contestants who are already eligible for a period's necklace / pendant round CANNOT participate in that period's jewelry round.
For this year, all posters of the jewelry exhibitions will be selected from user submissions, likely as a response to last year's fan-made posters for the gem awards made by users from the Chinese ISML Tieba forum. Links to these submissions can be found here.


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Playoffs[]

It's the same old standard single-elimination bracket, winner gets Tiara / Scepter, blah blah blah, you should know this shit already

Seedings[]

Based on Split 3 performance. To reiterate: Group position > Wins > Split CVPD > Split CVP > Staff selection. Matches between contestants of the same group doesn't matter.

Female TBD

Male TBD


Tiara Playoffs[]

Tiara Playoff Bracket
Round of 16 Quarter-finals (PO 3) Semi-finals (PO 4) Final (PO 5)
1
16
(PO 1) Q1
8 Q2
9
S1
4 S2
13 Q3
(PO 2) Q4
5
12 Final
--- F1
2 F2
15
(PO 2) Q5
7 Q6
10 S3
S4
3
14 Q7
(PO 1) Q8 3rd place
6 T1
11 T2



Scepter Playoffs[]

Scepter Playoff Bracket
Round of 16 Quarter-finals (PO 3) Semi-finals (PO 4) Final (PO 5)
1
16
(PO 1) Q1
8 Q2
9
(PO 2) S1
4 S2
13 Q3
Q4
5
12 Final
--- F1
2 F2
15
(PO 1) Q5
7 Q6
10 S3
S4
3
14 Q7
(PO 2) Q8 3rd place
6 T1
11 T2



Consolations & Final Rankings[]

Consolation matches are serious fucking business. It's also very complicated and a mess to write on the main page, so if you want details on how 3rd 5th and below are ranked, go to this page.

Final rankings from each gender will only display 1st-20th. For full rankings, click the above link.



Statistics[]

Vote Totals per Round[]

ISML Vote Totals
Round Female Male Other Total Players Average
Prelim 1 46,765 36,329 30,052 113,146 112 1010.232
Prelim 2 60,556 42,790 35,696 139,042 101 1376.653
Prelim 3 62,001 43,494 46,488 151,983 108 1407.250
Prelim 4
Prelim 5
Prelim 6

Trivia[]

  • It will have Virtual Youtuber (aka Vtuber) exhibitions. For more detail, coming soon.
  • Starting from this year, a Bahasa Indonesia version is added to the ISML website, with translations provided by Kurogaga, an Indonesian user and ISML Forum member through the official Discord server.



Winner's Gallery[]

Necklace & Tiara


Pendant & Scepter


Jewelry Exhibitions (Female)


Jewelry Exhibitions (Male)


Seasonals


ToC & Exhibitions


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