Monday, July 02, 2012

ISML 2012: Ruby period kicks off with a bang


ISML 2012: Ruby period kicks off with a bang


By JR Salazar (Bongaboi)
July 2, 2012


As Anime Expo 2012 concluded in Los Angeles, so did Match Day 1 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Ruby Necklace phase. It's still early, but there is plenty to play for as we begin competition for a necklace that is the essence of fire.

Light it up! Here is a rundown of the results.

NOVA DIVISION


In the Nova Division, Elucia De Lute Ima defeated Haqua Du Lot Herminium 3474-3091, Sena Kashiwazaki routed Shouko Kirishima 4309-2915, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Minami Shimada 5658-1748, Inori Yuzuriha annihilated Kyouko Sakura 4599-2633, Mato Kuroi blasted Mizuki Himeji 4014-3302 and Victorique De Blois defeated Yozora Mikazuki 2752-2410.

Masami Iwasawa edged Ayase Aragaki 3721-3664, Ruri Gokou dismissed Sora Kasugano 5084-2258, Kirino Kousaka demolished Shiori Shiomiya 4703-2588, Haruna defeated Kurisu Makise 3838-3374, Kanade Suzutsuki prevailed over Homura Akemi 3587-3493 and Charlotte Dunois crushed Meiko Honma 4264-2889.

Wrapping up Nova play...Erio Touwa rolled past Riko Mine 3959-2980, Yuri Nakamura shot down Kanon Nakagawa 4967-2371, Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Yuno Gasai 5908-1654, Yui rocked Irisviel von Einzbern 4900-2573, Aria Holmes Kanzaki drilled Fear Kubrick 4233-2475 and Kobato Hasegawa took down Subaru Konoe 4219-2721.

STELLA DIVISION


In the Stella Division, Kyou Fujibayashi defeated Nagi Sanzen'in 3985-3263, Hitagi Senjougahara mowed down Holo 4299-2700, Azusa Nakano romped past Hecate 5251-2226, Shinobu Oshino chomped up Ui Hirasawa 4258-3019, Hinagiku Katsura cruised past Ikaros 4023-3008 and Saber slashed past Last Order 4203-3216.

Konata Izumi scored a 3464-3085 upset of Kagami Hiiragi, defending champion Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Kotomi Ichinose 4990-+2511, Nadeko Sengoku slided past C.C. 4042-3114, Illyasviel von Einzbern routed Index L. Prohibitorum 4113-2997, Taiga Aisaka roared past Kuroko Shirai 5624-1893 and Mio Akiyama curbstomped Tsumugi Kotobuki 5255-1628.

Wrapping up Stella play...Mikuru Asahina edged Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 3652-3555, Rin Tosaka defeated Konjiki no Yami 3722-3297, Shana torched Mafuyu Shiina 5219-2039, Haruhi Suzumiya dominated Tomoyo Sakagami 4630-29011, Yui Hirasawa rocked Nymph 4011-3297 and Yuki Nagato overpowered Nagisa Furukawa 4888-2529.

Strike Witches won't be competing at this year's ISML, but the pair of Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen and Sanya V. Litvyak disposed of Subaru Nakajima and Teana Lanster 3247-2725. In a battle of zombies, there were no surprises as Ayumu Aikawa and Yuki Yoshida a.k.a. Mael Strom left Chihiro Furuya and rea Sanka in the dust, 4181-3036.

Match Day 2 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Ruby Necklace phase is scheduled for July 3, 2012. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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