Friday, August 18, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Sapphire Match Day 3

ARENA 01: [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]] Yui-Nyan
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 02: Kuriyama Mirai [[Rem]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 03: [[Makise Kurisu]] Doma Umaru
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 04: [[Ram]] Takimoto Hifumi
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 05: Nishikino Maki [[Emilia]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 06: [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]] Suzumiya Haruhi
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 07: [[Kafū Chino]] Momo Belia Deviluke
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 08: Nagato Yuki [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 09: [[Illyasviel Von Einzbern]] Yatogami Tōka
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 10: [[Onodera Kosaki]] Kirisaki Chitoge
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 11: Konjiki No Yami [[Yūki Asuna]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 12: Aqua [[Suzukaze Aoba]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 13: [[Kuroyukihime]] Tedeza Rize
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 14: Miyazono Kaori [[Megumin]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 15: [[Jibril]] Nakamura Yuri
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 16: [[Gilgamesh]] Dazai Osamu
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 17: Satomi Rentarō [[Hikigaya Hachiman]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 18: [[Araragi Koyomi]] Katsuragi Keima
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 19: [[Natsuki Subaru]] Natsume Takashi
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 20: L Lawliet [[Korosensei]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 21: [[Levi]] Akasaka Ryūnosuke
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 22: [[Akabane Karma]] Ainz Ooal Gown
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 23: Iskandar [[Saitama]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 24: [[Takasu Ryūji]] Roy Mustang
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 25: [[Otosaka Yū]] Mikoshiba Mikoto
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 26: Aikawa Ayumu [[Satō Kazuma]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 27: [[Sakata Gintoki]] Kyon
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 28: Okabe Rintarō [[Edogawa Conan]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 29: Arima Kōsei [[Otonashi Yuzuru]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 30: [[Yato]] Okazaki Tomoya
by >=200
Over/Under: 2300
Under

ARENA 31: [[Nishimiya Shōko]] Arisugawa Nino
by <=500
Over/Under: 1800
Under

ARENA 32: [[Rumia Tingel]] Ebisugawa Kaisei
by >=800
Over/Under: 1500
Over

ISML 2017: Shidou Itsuka With A Stunner

ISML 2017: Shidou Itsuka With A Stunner

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
August 18, 2017

Match Day 2 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is in the books. In the Female Division, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi 1264-689, Rikka Takanashi whipped past Miyuki Shiba 1109-762, Shino Asada gunned down Azusa Nakano 1058-841, Shiro flashed past Yui Hirasawa 1315-617, Taiga Aisaka roared past Sora Kasugano 1044-883, Yui Yuigahama defeated Ayase Aragaki 995-846, Yukino Yukinoshita drubbed C.C. 1216-652 and Yoshino sileced Eucliwoopd Hellscythe 1074-744.

Eriri Sawamura Spencer prevailed over Isla 939-891, Saber slashed past Beatrice 1147-834, Nao Tomori leveled Yuuki Konno 1155-732, Iroha Isshiki eased past Chiyo Sakura 965-847, Rin Tohsaka stormed past Shinobu Oshino 1041-770, Megumi Katou dominated Holo 1142-709 and Nanami Aoyama defeated Inori Yuzuriha 975-901.

In the Male Division, Archer dominated Killua Zoldyck, Edward Elric throttled Umetarou Nozaki 905-571, Sakamoto won a 825-790 decision over Sadao Maou, Taki Tachibana routed Shizuo Heiwajima 1133-537, Touma Kamijou broke Makoto Naegi 893-608, Izayoi Sakamaki defeated Bell Cranel 805-624, Nagisa Shiota cruised past Izaya Orihara 1032-509 and Yuuta Togashi droved past Seiya Kanie 918-630.

Sorata Kanda scored a 889-764 scalp of Genos, Kiritsugu Emiya dismissed Shuu Ouma 921-655, Shirou Emiya raced past Taihei Doma 934-687, Saika Totsuka defeated Lancer 950-775, Souma Yukihira bowled past Monkey D. Luddy 916-605, Felix Argyle thumped Light Yagami 1013-646 and Shidou Itsuka won both the closest race of the round and the Upset of the Round, a 813-789 thriller over Tatsuya Shiba.

In Spring Seasonal action, Elf Yamada routed Guri 1378-349 and Muramasa Senjuu crushed Meguru Amatsuki 1160-383.

Match Day 3 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is scheduled for August 18, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Sapphire Match Day 2

ARENA 01: Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko [[Tokisaki Kurumi]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 02: [[Takanashi Rikka]] Shiba Miyuki
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 03: Nakano Azusa [[Asada Shino]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 04: Hirasawa Yui [[Shiro]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 05: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Kasugano Sora
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 06: [[Aragaki Ayase]] Yuigahama Yui
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 07: C.C. [[Yukinoshita Yukino]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 08: [[Yoshino]] Eucliwood Hellscythe
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 09: Isla [[Sawamura Spencer Eriri]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 10: Beatrice [[Saber]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 11: [[Tomori Nao]] Konno Yūki
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 12: [[Isshiki Iroha]] Sakura Chiyo
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 13: Oshino Shinobu [[Tōsaka Rin]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 14: [[Katō Megumi]] Holo
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 15: [[Yuzuriha Inori]] Aoyama Nanami
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 16: Killua Zoldyck [[Archer]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 17: [[Edward Elric]] Nozaki Umetarō
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 18: Maō Sadao [[Sakamoto]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 19: Heiwajima Shizuo [[Tachibana Taki]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 20: [[Kamijō Tōma]] Naegi Makoto
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 21: Bell Cranel [[Sakamaki Izayoi]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 22: Orihara Izaya [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 23: Togashi Yūta [[Kanie Seiya]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 24: [[Genos]] Kanda Sorata
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 25: Ōma Shū [[Emiya Kiritsugu]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 26: [[Emiya Shirō]] Doma Taihei
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 27: [[Lancer]] Totsuka Saika
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 28: Monkey D. Luffy [[Yukihira Sōma]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 29: [[Felix Argyle]] Yagami Light
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 30: Itsuka Shidō [[Shiba Tatsuya]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 31: [[Yamada Elf]] Guri
by >=800
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 32: [[Senjū Muramasa]] Amatsuki Meguru
by >=800
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ISML 2017: The Sapphire Period Starts Now!

ISML 2017: The Sapphire Period Starts Now!

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
August 16, 2017

The race of the 2017 International Saimoe League Heavenly Tiara and Scepter is building and building, and match day 1 of the Sapphire Period in the books with no upsets. In the Female Diviusion, Rem routed Yui-nyan 1396-640, Kurisu Makise defeated Mirai Kuriyama 939-814, Utaha Kasumigaoka rolled past Umaru Doma 1035-837, Emilia dismissed Hifumi Takimoto 1194=778, Mitsuha Miyamizu dominated Maki Nishikino 1090-801, Ram rammed Haruhi Suzumiya 1198-730, Mashiro Shiina demolished Momo Velia Deviluke 1272-627 and Illyasviel von Einzbern throttled Yuki Nagato 1116-594.

Chino Kafuu defeated Touka Yatogami 1034-868, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Chitoge Kirisaki 1310-578. Aqua prevailed over Konjiki no Yami 990-832, Aoba Suzukaze took down Kosaki Onodera 894-805, Megumin exploded past Rize Tedeza 1162-669, Jibril flew past Kaori Miyazono 1045-809 and Kuroyukihime sailed past Yuri Nakamura 993-763.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Osamu Dazai 1158-462, Koyomi Araragi defeated Rentarou Satomi 787-690, Gilgamesh impaled Keima Katsuragi 855-661, Korosensei flattened Takashi Natsume 1196-523, Levi overran L Lawliet 941-618, Subaru Natsuki prevailed over Ryuunosuke Akasaka 915-826, Saitama punched Ainz Ooal Gown 1168-413 and Ryuuji Takasu roared past Iskandar 889-657.

Karma Akabane pulverized Roy Mustang 1049-585, Kazuma Satou destroyed Mikoto Mikoshiba 1117-496, Gintoki Sakata drove past Ayumu Aikawa 881-595, Yuu Otosaka poleaxed Kyon 915-642, Yuzuru Otonashi shot down Conan Edogawa 1033-735, Yato dominated Kousei Arima 920-602 and Tomoya Okazaki won the closest race of the round, a 718-717 thriller over Rintarou Okabe.

In Spring Seasonal action, Zero routed Kiriha 1207-269 and Yoshino Koharu rolled past Misora Haruki 933-328.

Match Day 2 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is scheduled for August 16, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Monday, August 14, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Sapphire Match Day 1

ARENA 01: Yui-Nyan [[Rem]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 02: [[Makise Kurisu]] Kuriyama Mirai
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 03: Doma Umaru [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 04: Takimoto Hifumi [[Emilia]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 05: [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]] Nishikino Maki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 06: Suzumiya Haruhi [[Ram]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 07: Momo Belia Deviluke [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 08: [[Illyasviel Von Einzbern]] Nagato Yuki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 09: Yatogami Tōka [[Kafū Chino]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 10: Kirisaki Chitoge [[Yūki Asuna]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 11: [[Aqua]] Konjiki No Yami
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 12: Suzukaze Aoba [[Onodera Kosaki]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 13: Tedeza Rize [[Megumin]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 14: [[Jibril]] Miyazono Kaori
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 15: Nakamura Yuri [[Kuroyukihime]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 16: Dazai Osamu [[Hikigaya Hachiman]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 17: [[Araragi Koyomi]] Satomi Rentarō
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 18: [[Katsuragi Keima]] Gilgamesh
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 19: Natsume Takashi [[Korosensei]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 20: [[Levi]] L Lawliet
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 21: Akasaka Ryūnosuke [[Natsuki Subaru]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 22: Ainz Ooal Gown [[Saitama]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 23: [[Takasu Ryūji]] Iskandar
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 24: Roy Mustang [[Akabane Karma]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 25: Mikoshiba Mikoto [[Satō Kazuma]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 26: [[Sakata Gintoki]] Aikawa Ayumu
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 27: Kyon [[Otosaka Yū]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 28: Edogawa Conan [[Otonashi Yuzuru]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 29: [[Yato]] Arima Kōsei
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 30: Okazaki Tomoya [[Okabe Rintarō]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 31: [[Zero]] Kiriha
by >=700
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 32: [[Koharu Yoshino]] Haruki Misora
by <=700
Over/Under: 2400
Under

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ISML 2017: Mashiro Shiina Foiled Again, This Time By Emilia

ISML 2017: Mashiro Shiina Foiled Again, This Time By Emilia
Emilia Wins Amethyst Necklace, Nagisa Shiota Takes Amethyst Pendant

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
August 10, 2017

There is a very real possiblity that Mashiro Shiina might be the strongest female character in the International Saimoe League not to win any prize whatsoever. Of course, there have been instances in the competition where the eventual winner of the Heavenly Tiara rarely won a single necklace in the entire tournament. Emilia has won the Amethyst Necklace, defeated Mashiro Shiina 1582-1478 in the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue's designated Upset of the Round. Megumi Katou came in third with 985 votes. Kurumi Tokisaki was fourth with 749, Shiro earned 527 to finish fifth, Yukino Yukinoshita finished sixth with 439 votes, Megumin came in a disappointing seventh with 369 votes, and Nao Tomori came dead last with 292 votes.

A wide open race in the Male Division for the Amethyst Pendant saw new faces push veteran Yuzuru Otonashi aside. Nagisa Shiota continued his hotstreak, outpunching Saitama in the closest race of the round 1277-1206, Kazuma Satou came in a respectable third with 844 votes, Otonashi was fourth with 662, Archer was fifth with 508 votes, Touma Kamijou was sixth with 392 votes, Souma Yukihira was seventh with 333 and Shirou Emiya was never in the conversation whatsoever, finishing dead last with 195.

The top three vote-getters in the Female Division were Beatrice (1281 votes), Hifumi Takimoto (1180 votes) and Kaori Miyazono (1108 votes). In the Male Divison wildcard, the top three vote getters were the resurgent Conan Edogawa (1028 votes), Takashi Natsume (1008 votes) and Shuu Ouma (897 votes). It was the end of the line for Cocoa Hoto, Hitagi Senjougahara, Isuzu Sento, Kraft Lawrence, Hayate Ayasaki and Ikki Kurogane.

Form followed in Spring Seasonal action to round out a decisive day of voting. Sagiri Izumi, tipped as the favorite to win the Spring Diadem, routed Ao Genmai 2483-352, RyuZu demolished Maya Mikuri 1649-204, Sistine Fibel destroyed Sumire Souma 1883-328 and Akane Kousaka prevailed overt Akane Mizuno 1220-1109.

Match Day 1 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is scheduled for August 14, 2017. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And be sure to keep it here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuous calls and continuing coverage of the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition since 2008!