Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ISML 2012: Close matches and upsets in Ruby


ISML 2012: Close matches and upsets in Ruby


By JR Salazar (Bongaboi)
July 11, 2012


As the 2channel Anime Saimoe Tournament kicked off this week, Match Day 5 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Ruby necklace phase concluded. Kobato Hasegawa and Yuki Nagato lead the Nova and Stella Divisions. These next two match days will tell if these two can hold on for a spot in the necklace match.

A number of close races and upsets happened on Tuesday. Here is a rundown of Match Day 5 in the ISML Ruby.

NOVA DIVISION


In the Nova Division, Elucia de Lute Ima defeated Sora Kasugano 3665-3170, Ayase Aragaki routed Yuno Gasai 4192-2780, Haruna defeated Irisviel von Einzbern 3723-3399, Masami Iwasawa took down Minami Shimada 3761-3183, Shouko Kirishima rolled past Kanon Nakagawa 3517-3056 and Mizuki Himeji prevailed over Fear Kubrick 3401-3098.

Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Aria Holmes Kanzaki 4624-2283, Ruri Gokou raced past Kurisu Makise 4362-2737, Yui rocked Victorique de Blois 4271-2857, Shiori Shiomiya won a 3252-3216 thriller over Riko Mine, Yozora Mikazuki defeated Kyouko Sakura 3683-3135 and Inori Yuzuriha pulled off a 3355-3319 upset victory over Charlotte Dunois.

Wrapping up Nova play, Erio Touwa prevailed over Homura Akemi 3499-3218, Kobato Hasegawa won a 3549-3518 classic over Mato Kuroi, Kirino Kousaka squeaked by Sena Kashiwazaki 3563-3395, Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Yuri Nakamura 5077-1945, Haqua du Lot Herminiium cruised past Kanade Suzutsuki 3446-2864 andf Subaru Konoe outlasted Meiko Honma 3571-3083.

STELLA DIVISION


In the Stella Division, Kagami Hiiragi routed Mafuyu Shiina 3843-2879, Kotomi Ichinose won a 344-3422 barnburner over Nagi Sanzen'in, Last Order crushed Ui Hirasawa 3957-3073, Konata Izumi drilled Kuroko Shirai 3946-3000, Ikaros took out Nymph 3268-2731 and Konjiki no Yami defeated Holo 3503-3052.

Azusa Nakano romped past Rin Tosaka, 4331-3079, defending champion Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Yui Hirasawa 4236-3010, Saber  earned a 3858-3641 upset victory over Haruhi Suzumiya, C.C. won the closest race of the night, a 3519-3513 thriller over Mikuru Asahina, Tomoyo Sakagami defeated Index. Lb. Prohibitorum 3796-3196 and Mio Akiyama rocked Shinobu Oshino 3990-3171.

Wrapping up Stella play...Taiga Aisaka roared past Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 4829-2086, Hinagiku Katsura defeated Nadeko Sengoku 3560-3322, Yuki Nagato stormed past Hitagi Senjougahara 4184-2953, Shana torched Illyasviel von Einzbern 4439-2880, Kyou Fujibayashi dominated Hecate 3956-2927 and Nagisa Furukawa defeated Tsumugi Kotobuki 3677-3326.

Mikoto and Kuroko had more than enough to defeat Yuki and Ryouko Asakura 4155-3312. Gurren Lagann may have the guns and the sex appeal, but they don't have the more as Fairy Tail's combo of Natsu Dragneel and Lisianna Strauss routed Kamina and Yoko Littner 3771-2794.

Match Day 6 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Ruby Necklace phase is scheduled for July 12, 2012. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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