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Friday, July 20, 2018

ISML 2018: Kotori Shocks Kanade In A Round Of Upsets

ISML 2018: Kotori Shocks Kanade In A Round Of Upsets

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
July 20, 2018

Anyone who says that Kanade Tachibana still has relevance in the International Saimoe League probably did not tell Kotori Itsuka the news. In one of the biggest upsets of the season, and a massive contender for Upset of the Year despite this being an exhibition, Itsuka won in a landslide 7875-4324 win that is sure to signal a sea change in the Saimoe landscape and eliminates Tenshi as a threat to challenge for the role of Saimoe Leader of the Free World, held by incumbent Mikoto Misaka.

In the other match, Kazuto Kirigaya is making bold statements despite not being up to Sora's caliber. A 5672-4467 thumping of Hideyoshi Kinoshita proves that Kirito is not going anywhere just yet.

Match Day 10 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz period is history and in the Female Division, Chiyo Sakura pumped Maika Sakuranomiya 5649-4050, Chtholly Nota Seniorious hammered Tamako Kitashirakawa 6023-4353, Meiko Honma prevailed over Yoshino 5125-4914, Hifumi Takimoto leveled Shiki Ryougi 4207-3562, Yukino Yukinoshita trounched Kaori Miyazono 8907-6232, Azusa Nakano romped over Nanami Aoyama 6221-4149, Ram rammed Cocoa Hoto 5108-4365 and Taiga Aisaka roared past Kurumi Tokisaki 6133-5692.

Megumin exploded past Kuroko Shirai 7797-3839, Yuuki Konno defeated Yukina Himeragi 5088-4528, Rin Tohsaka dominated Haruhi Suzumiya 6110-5078, Utaha Kasumigaoka tore down Yui 5579-4170, Iroha Isshiki prevailed over Suzune Horikita 5028-4813, Sakura Kinomoto clobbered Kurisu Makise 6253-5244, Eucliwood Hellscythe got past Jeanne d'Arc 5014-4664 and Vignette April Tsukinose defeated Kirino Kousaka 4900-4435.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Ai Haibara took down Emilia 6908-6127 in what would have been other the Upset of the Round by the Bedlam of Baltic Avenue had it not been for Kotori's victory over Kanade. Haibara is now tipped by the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue as an odds-on choice to win the Topaz Necklace and hold off a viable threat from Chtholly Nota Seniorious. Also in the Female Division, Sakura Matou defeated Tohka Yatogami 5250-4807, Aoba Suzukaze thrashed Satanachia McDowell Kurumizawa 5154-3973, Schwi Dola dished out a 6192-4099 hiding of Sagiri Izumi, Mordred prevailed over Chino Kafuu 5364-5209, Illyasviel von Einzbern crushed Saber 6470-4971, Jibril flew past Mikasa Ackerman 5244-4847 and Homura Akemi broke her losing stream with a 4704-4616 snoozer over Holo.

In the Male Division, Ciel Phantomhive also got in on the scalps with a 4870-4272 victory over Ayumu Aikawa. Gilgamesh also delivered an Upset, a 5870-4550 impaling of Yuzuru Otonashi which confirms that Angel Beats is no longer the threat it used to be in the past. Shouto Todoroki eased past Tomoya Aki 5564-4140, Tsukasa Mizugaki defeated Tetsuya Kuroko 4854-4287, Riku Dola rocked Astolfo 6125-2755, Masamune Izumi rolled past Sadao Maou 4442-3962, Keima Katsuragi stunned Rentarou Satomi 4354-4123 and Yuuta Togashi roared past Ryuuji Takasu 5016-3432.

Eren Yeager defeated Itachi Uchiha 5019-4382, Roy Mustang raced past Makoto Naegi 4222-4002, Shouya Ishida stunned Kiritsugu Emiya 4740-3763, Akihito Kanbara annihilated Naruto Uzumaki 4219-3573, Shizuo Heiwajima defeated Seijuurou Akashi 4356-3868, Ainz Ooal Gown dominated Gintoki Sakata 5437-4496, Kyon bowled past Edward Elric 4246-3084 and Hei coasted past Natsu Dragneel in a rare 5070-3839.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Touma Kamijou broke Lancer 5240-4974, Shuu Ouma defeated Tatsuya Shiba 4651-4222, Inuyasha broke his losing streak witha  4626-4103 scalp of Light Yagami, Conan Edogawa tore down Kusuo Saiki 5265-4774, Monkey D. Luffy got off the schneid with a 4579-4198 pounding of Koyomi Araragi, Koutarou Azumi prevailed over Meliodas 4333-4217, Karma Akabane punched Saitama 4914-4897 in one of the closest races of the season and Kaito Kuroba completed another sweep for the resurging Detective Conan party in a 5061-4687 decision over Yuu Otosaka.

Topax Match Day 11 is the Necklace Round of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz Period. The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue tips Ai Haibara and Riku Dola to win the Topaz Necklace and Pendant. As the International Saimoe League has not posted online the date for the next match, be sure to stay tuned on InternationalSaimoe.com to vote for your favorites and join the ongoing debate. Also, be sure to keep it on the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for ongoing coverage of the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition since 2008. It's a magical tradition worth enjoying.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Topaz Match Day 10

ARENA 1 [[Sakura Chiyo]] Sakuranomiya Maika
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 2 Kitashirakawa Tamako [[Chtholly Nota Seniorious]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 3 [[Yoshino]] Honma Meiko
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 4 [[Ryōgi Shiki]] Takimoto Hifumi
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 5 [[Miyazono Kaori]] Yukinoshita Yukino
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 6 [[Nakano Azusa]] Aoyama Nanami
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 7 [[Ram]] Hoto Kokoa
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 8 Aisaka Taiga [[Tokisaki Kurumi]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 9 Megumin [[Shirai Kuroko]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 10 [[Konno Yūki]] Himeragi Yukina
ARENA 11 Suzumiya Haruhi [[Tōsaka Rin]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 12 [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]] Yui
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 13 [[Isshiki Iroha]] Horikita Suzune
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 14 Kinomoto Sakura [[Makise Kurisu]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 15 Eucliwood Hellscythe [[Jeanne d'Arc]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 16 Kōsaka Kirino [[Tsukinose Vignette April]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 17 Haibara Ai [[Emilia]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 18 [[Yatogami Tōka]] Matō Sakura
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 19 [[Suzukaze Aoba]] Kurumizawa Satanichia McDowell
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 20 Izumi Sagiri [[Schwi Dola]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 21 [[Kafū Chino]] Mordred
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 22 Akemi Homura [[Holo]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 23 Saber [[Illyasviel von Einzbern]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 24 Mikasa Ackerman [[Jibril]]
by <=4000
Over/Under: 10000
Over

ARENA 25 [[Aikawa Ayumu]] Ciel Phantomhive
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 26 [[Otonashi Yuzuru]] Gilgamesh
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 27 [[Todoroki Shōto]] Aki Tomoya
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 28 Kuroko Tetsuya [[Mizugaki Tsukasa]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 29 Astolfo [[Riku Dola]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 30 [[Izumi Masamune]] Maō Sadao
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 31 Katsuragi Keima [[Satomi Rentarō]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 32 Takasu Ryūji [[Togashi Yūta]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 33 [[Eren Yeager]] Uchiha Itachi
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 34 Naegi Makoto [[Roy Mustang]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 35 Ishida Shōya [[Emiya Kiritsugu]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 36 Uzumaki Naruto [[Kanbara Akihito]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 37 [[Akashi Seijūrō]] Heiwajima Shizuo
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 38 [[Sakata Gintoki]] Ainz Ooal Gown
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 39 Edward Elric [[Kyon]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 40 [[Natsu Dragneel]] Hei
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 41 Lancer [[Kamijō Tōma]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 42 Ōma Shū [[Shiba Tatsuya]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 43 [[Inuyasha]] Yagami Light
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 44 Saiki Kusuo [[Edogawa Conan]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 45 Monkey D. Luffy [[Araragi Koyomi]]
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 46 [[Meliodas]] Azumi Kotarō
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 47 [[Saitama]] Akabane Karma
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 48 [[Otosaka Yū]] Kuroba Kaito
by >=500
Over/Under: 11000
Under

ARENA 49 [[Tachibana Kanade]] Itsuka Kotori
by <=2000
Over/Under: 11000
Over

ARENA 50 [[Kirigaya Kazuto]] Kinoshita Hideyoshi
by >=1000
Over/Under: 11400
Under

Voter Id: 1e796c8d-06af-5175-a40a-4d837eacf1d9

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

ISML 2018: Megumi Continues Her Run, Kazuto WIth A Shocker

ISML 2018: Megumi Continues Her Run, Kazuto WIth A Shocker

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
July 18, 2018

Match Day 9 of the 2018 International Saimoe League is history, and Megumi Katou, the current Saimoe Prime Minister, belted Eru Chitanda 6927-5809 while Kazuto Kirigaya scored the Upset of the Round, a 5246-3006 scalp of Korosensei, the current Deputy Saimoe Prime Minister. In the Female Division, Gabriel White Tenma thumped Aria Holmes Kanzaki 4867-4198, Kamui Kanna throttled Origami Tobiiichi 5467-4261, Mirai Kuriyama routed Mayuri Shiina 5579-3683, Kotori Minami eased past Touka Kirishima 5137-4355, Rem routed Nao Tomori 5791-4134, Umaru Doma prevailed over Shinka Nibutani 4785-4643, Tomoyo Daidouji leveled Shinobu Oshino 6106-3683 and Tooru won the closest race of the round, a 4643-4619 barnburner over Nagisa Furukawa.

Nero Claudius slammed Nayuta Kani 5437-3825, Madoka Kaname whipped past Kaede Kayano 5137-4222, Shouko Nishimiya drubbed Ayase Aragaki 5430-3465, Shino Asada defeated Kumiko Oumae 5240-4210, Diamond prevailed over Miyako Shirakawa 4382-4180, Mashiro Shiina defeated Inori Yuzuriha 5803-5494, Yuki Nagato eased past Sora Kasugano 5058-4022 and Suguha Kirigaya defeated Maki Nishikino 4697-4498.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Mitsuha Miyamizu 5576-3813, Yui Hirasawa rocked Kuroyukihime 5328-4070, Keiko Ayano defeated Elf Yamada 4800-4452, Isla throttled Rikka Takanashi 5749-4510, Eriri Sawamura Spencer overpowered Aqua, Kosaki Onodera defeated C.C. 4837-4482, Shiro dominated Reina Kousaka 5440-3350 and Yui Yuigahama hammered Ruiko Saten 5303-4488.

In the Male Division, Yashiro Isana defeated Tomoe 4346-4061, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Ken Kaneki 7093-2962, Kazuma Satou eased past Shirou Tokisada Amakusa 4752-4407, Osamu Dazai defeated Haruka Nanase, Levi leveled Subaru Natsuki 6185-3568, Tomoya Okazaki crushed Kyousuke Kousaka 5649-3007, Ren Amamiya dismantled Sebas Tian 4455-4213 and Taki Tachibana flattened Souma Yukihira 6472-3622.

Sorata Kanda drove past Hideri Kanzaki 5349-3665, Mikoto Suou rolled past Kojou Akatsuki 4819-4325, Kiyotaka Ayanokouji dominated Willem Kmetsch 6270-3431, Shidou Itsuka thrashed Satoshi 4952-4225, Armin Arlert won a 4310-4246 nailbiter over Katsuki Bakugou, Nagisa Shiota whipped past Li Syaora 5500-4325, Seiya Kanie won a 4167-4080 barnburner over Taihei Douma and Son Goku prevailed over Killua Zoldyck 4358-4225.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Takashi Natsume defeated Rintarou Okabe 5561-4564, Izayoi Sakamaki prevailed over Izuku Midoriya 4470-4249, Izaya Orihara pummeled Leonardo Watch 4758-3762, Archer dominated Sakamoto 6276-3986, Kousei Arima defeated Sasuke Uchiha 4794-4528, Haruka Kasugano defeated Tatsumi 4001-3849, Shirou Emiya thumped Yato 5558-4119 and Saika Totsuka eased past Ryuunosuke Akasaka 4519-3634.

Match Day 10 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is scheduled for July 19, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BoBA ISML 2018 Predictions: Topaz Match Day 9

ARENA 1 [[Tenma Gabriel White]] Kanzaki H. Aria
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 2 Tobiichi Origami [[Kanna Kamui]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 3 [[Kuriyama Mirai]] Shiina Mayuri
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 4 [[Minami Kotori]] Kirishima Tōka
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 5 Tomori Nao [[Rem]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 6 [[Doma Umaru]] Nibutani Shinka
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 7 Daidōji Tomoyo [[Oshino Shinobu]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 8 Furukawa Nagisa [[Tōru]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 9 [[Nero Claudius]] Kani Nayuta
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 10 [[Kaname Madoka]] Kayano Kaede
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 11 Aragaki Ayase [[Nishimiya Shōko]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 12 Asada Shino [[Ōmae Kumiko]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 13 [[Diamond]] Shirakawa Miyako
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 14 Yuzuriha Inori [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 15 Nagato Yuki [[Kasugano Sora]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 16 Kirigaya Suguha (Leafa) [[Nishikino Maki]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 17 Miyamizu Mitsuha [[Yūki Asuna]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 18 [[Hirasawa Yui]] Kuroyukihime
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 19 [[Yamada Elf]] Ayano Keiko (Silica)
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 20 Isla [[Takanashi Rikka]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 21 [[Sawamura Spencer Eriri]] Aqua
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 22 C.C. [[Onodera Kosaki]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 23 Kōsaka Reina [[Shiro]]
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 24 [[Yuigahama Yui]] Saten Ruiko
by <=2000
Over/Under: 8000
Over

ARENA 25 [[Isana Yashiro]] Tomoe
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 26 Kaneki Ken [[Hikigaya Hachiman]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 27 [[Satō Kazuma]] Amakusa Shirō Tokisada
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 28 [[Dazai Osamu]] Nanase Haruka
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 29 Natsuki Subaru [[Levi]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 30 Okazaki Tomoya [[Kōsaka Kyōsuke]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 31 Amamiya Ren [[Sebas Tian]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 32 Yukihira Sōma [[Tachibana Taki]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 33 [[Kanda Sorata]] Kanzaki Hideri
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 34 Suō Mikoto [[Akatsuki Kojō]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 35 [[Willem Kmetsch]] Ayanokōji Kiyotaka
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 36 [[Itsuka Shidō]] Satoshi
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 37 Armin Arlert [[Bakugō Katsuki]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 38 Li Syaoran [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 39 Doma Taihei [[Kanie Seiya]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 40 Son Goku [[Killua Zoldyck]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 41 [[Natsume Takashi]] Okabe Rintarō
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 42 Midoriya Izuku [[Sakamaki Izayoi]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 43 [[Orihara Izaya]] Leonardo Watch
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 44 Sakamoto [[Archer]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 45 Arima Kōsei [[Uchiha Sasuke]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 46 Tatsumi [[Kasugano Haruka]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 47 Yato [[Emiya Shirō]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 48 Totsuka Saika [[Akasaka Ryūnosuke]]
by >=4000
Over/Under: 9500
Under

ARENA 49 [[Katō Megumi]] Chitanda Eru
by <=1000
Over/Under: 9000
Over

ARENA 50 Kirigaya Kazuto [[Korosensei]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 9200
Under

Voter Id: a0527cce-3819-5816-b59f-d7237d4adb7c