Monday, March 26, 2012

ISML 2012: Eight more join the field after Super Sunday

ISML 2012: Eight more join the field after Super Sunday

By JR Salazar (Bongaboi)
March 26, 2012

The next eight contestants have now been identified after one half of the 2012 International Saimoe League Preliminary Phase II concluded.

In Nova Group 1, Aria Holmes Kanzaki punches her ticket to the show after defeated Elucia De Lute Irma 2619-2422 and Misaki Ayuzawa 2619-1676.

In other group action, Sana Inui defeated Aoi Kunieda 2299-1823 and Astarotte Ygvar 2299-1730. Also in Nova 1, Sora Kasugano defeated Yuuko Shionji 2539-2169 and Poplar Taneshima 2539-1710.

In Stella Group 1, Louise Francoise De La Valliere is back after defeated Tsumugi Kotobuki 2512-2213 and Nymph 2512-2084.

Also in Stella 1, Chii defeated Evangeline A.K. McDowell 2328-1984 and Suigintou 2328-1444. Fuuko Ibuki silenced Tsukasa Hiiragi 2689-2207 and Lucy Heartfilia 2689-1729.

Kurise Makise will be flying the flag for Steins;Gate after defeating Riko Mine 2740-2211 and Meiko Honma 2740-1724 in Nova Group 2.

In other group action, Ai Nanasaki outlasted Tsurara Oikawa 2176-2027 and Yune 2176-1575. Minami Shimada finished strong, with victories over Sen Yarizui 2856-1839 and Aoi Yamada 2856-1623.

From Stella Group 2, Shinobu Oshino will be in this year's edition, after posting wins over Nagisa Furukawa 2982-2147 and Kuroko Shirai 2982-1664.

Also in Stella 2, Alice defeated Amu Hinamori 2035-1924 and Kallen Kozuki Stadtfeld 2035-1847. Yui Kotegawa squeaked past Ami Kawashima 2277-2233 and Isumi Saginomiya 2277-1875.

Yozora Mikazuki will be joining Kobato Hasegawa and rival Sena Kashiwazaki in flying the flag for Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. Mikazuki cruised past Shouko Kirishima 2518-2262 and Ayase Aragaki 2518-1834.

Also in Nova 3, Laura Bodewig took down Tomoka Minato 2291-2033 and Dalian 2291-1728. Minko Tsurugi posted a rare victory for Hana Saku Iroha, flying past Minene Uryu 2867-1545 and Mahiru Inami 2867-1410.

Tomoyo Sakagami has long been the strongest-performing contestant from CLANNAD, and she is back for another run at the rest. Sakagami delivered a chain combo to Nagi Sanzen'in 2738-2058 and Index L. Prohibitorum 2738-1949 to punch her ticket in Stella Group 3.

In other Stella 3 action, Mikan Yuuki finished strong, routing Erza Scarlet 2613-2026 and Yin 2613-1548. Azuka Langley Soryuu posted a rare victory for Neon Genesis Evangelion, defeated Misuzu Kamio 2410-2153 and Ai Haibara 2410-1390.

Mizuki Himeji, the face of Baka to Test to Shokanjuu, will be in this year's edition after defeating Haruna 2279-2259 and Kyouko Sakura 2279-2113 to win Nova Group 4.

Also finishing strong in Nova 4 were Tsugumi and Ayumi Takahara. Tsugumi outlasted Ika-Musume 2348-2281 and Hinata Hakamada 2348-1684. Takahara ran past Hakase Shinonome 2884-1663 and Chihaya Ayase 2884-1329.

In a hotly contested race in Stella Group 4, C.C., long-established as the face of Code Geass, is returning for another run. C.C. won a thriller over Konata Izumi 2349-2341 and Kotomi Ichinose 2349-2036.

Ritsu Tainaka and Ayu Tsukimiya were also big winners in this group. Tainaka drummed past Nanoha Takamachi 2742-2400 and Rei Ayanami 2742-1406. Tsukimiya defeated Chrono Dokuro 2505-1935 and Utau Hoshina 2505-1276.

Super Sunday gives way to Super Tuesday, Match Day 14 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Preliminaries and Match Day 8 of Phase II, scheduled for March 27, 2012.

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