Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ISML 2012: Preliminaries roll on


ISML 2012: Preliminaries roll on


By JR Salazar (Bongaboi)
March 14, 2012

Match Day 8 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Preliminaries rolled on, with the usual suspects winning their matches.

In Stella 5, Hecate defeated Minori Kushieda 2961-2704 and Rena Ryuuguu 2961-1602. Kagami Hiiragi was another big winner, crushing Ruiko Satenm 3537-2716 and Ruki Kuchiki 3537-1122. The group favorite is Yui Hirasawa, who outlasted Lala Satalin Deviluke 4043-2081 and Kagura 4042-1262.

Meanwhile in Nova 5, the results are a bit more even. Yuno Gasai slashed past Wendy Marvell 3090-2005 and Haruka Morishima 3090-1941. Asami Iwasawa cruised past Japan champion Mami Tomoe 3388-2762 and Chihaya Kisaragi 3388-1155. The group favorite here is Inori Yuzuriha, who ran past Reiki 3583-1953 and Rin Kaga 3583-1588.

The usual faces did the work in Stella 6. Mikuru Asahina curbstomped Ushio Okazaki 3422-2545 and Sawako Kuronuma 3422-1249. Last Order, the favorite in this group, knocked down Tsubasa Hanekawa 3645-2010 and Yomi Isayama 3645-1580. Konjiki no Yami is hoping for an outside shot at a berth in Phase II, and she made her way past Maria 2993-2325 and Suiseiseki 2993-1645.

It was unfortunate that Erio Towa did not get the ascendancy in the first phase, but you can't count out the resiliency of the 2011 Anizone Best Moe runner-up. Towa leveled Akari Akaza 4291-1481 and Nano Shinonome 4291-1026. Haqua du Lot Herminium cruised past Ayase Shinomiya 3376-2323 and Nako Oshimizu 3376-1207. The Goddess, Madoka Kaname, flexed her muscles in victories over Kirika Ueno 3086-1998 and Airi Sena 3086-1914.

In Stella Group 7, favorite Illyasviel von Einzbern took out Rika  Furude 3936-1907 and Ai Enma 3936-1223. Ui Hirasawa scored victories over Sakura Kinomoto 3337-2358 and Kazari Uiharu 3337-1568. Ikaros flew past the competition in her match, soaring past Kurimu Sakurano 3617-2000 and Shinku 3617-1221.

Kanade Suzutsuki was all business in Nova Group 7, torching Ohana Matsumae 3285-2567 and Haruka Amami 3285-885. Kanon Nakagawa blew past Houki Shinonono 3097-2313 and Naruko Anjo 3097-1525. Group favorite Irisvil von Einzbern made it another sweep for the von Einzbern combine, trouncing Sayaka Miki 3508-1636 and Kyouko Toshino 3508-1921.

Three solid favorites have emerged from Stella Group 8. Kyou Fujibayashi crushed Fate Testarossa 3502-2611 and Hinata Hyuuga 3502-987. Mafuyu Shiina defeated Shiki Ryogi 3134-1882 and Kobato Hanato 3134-1691. Holo roared past Kaori Kanzaki 3249-2069 and Mai Kawasumi 3249-1807.

In Nova Group 8, three more favorite emerged from the pack. Subaru Konoe defeated Miu Amaha 3120-1926 and Miki Hoshii 3120-1471. Fear Kubrick edged Shirayuki Hotogi 2918-2792 and bulldozed her way past Himari Takakura 2918-1030. Shiori Shinomiya dismissed Mayuri Shiina 2961-2088 and Horizon Ariadust 2961-1830.

Match Day 9, Day 3 of Phase II of the 2012 International Saimoe League Preliminaries, is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2012. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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