Friday, August 10, 2012

ISML 2012: Kobato, Mikoto take command of Emerald


ISML 2012: Kobato, Mikoto take command of Emerald

By JR Salazar (Bongaboi)
August 10, 2012

With one more day to go before the Necklace round in the 2012 International Saimoe League Necklace phase, Kobato Hasegawa leads the Nova Division while defending ISML Champion Mikoto Misaka heads the Stella Division. With 10 candidates still unbeaten, the competitioon will be intense heading into Sunday.

There were a number of close contests that eliminated a number of girls from contention for the Emerald. Here's a round-up of Emerald Match Day 6.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Subaru Konoe defeated Fear Kubrick 2977-2413, Elucia de Lute Ima cruised past Kanon Nakagawa 2963-2281, Erio Touwa routed Shiori Shiomiya 3136-2494, Kanade Suzutsuki prevailed over Meiko Honma 2947-2811, Yuri Nakamura gunned down Irisviel von Einzbern 4068-2088 and Haruna defeated Ayase Aragaki 3024-2889.

Victorique de Blois whipped past Homura Akemi 3165-2621, Sora Kasugano defeated Minami Shimada 2992-2708, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Yui 3739-2399, Aria Holmes Kanzaki shot down 3066-2697, Kirino Kousaka took down CHarlotte Dunoi 3206-2753 and Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Sena Kashiwazaki 4182-2075.

Wrapping up Nova play...Kobato Hasegawa blitzed past Yuno Gasai 3978-1870, Masami Iwasawa rolled past Kyouko Sakura 3312-2470, Kurisu Makise won the closest match among the Nova Division matches—a 2884-2842 thriller over Shouko Kirishima, Ruri Gokou routed Mato Kuroi 3792-2389, Inori Yuzuriha drilled Mizuki Himeji 3382-2423 and Haqua du Lot Herminium prevailed over Riko Mine 2879-2644.

STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Nagisa Furukawa defeated Konjiki no Yami 2988-2808, Kagami Hiiragi outlasted Nymph 3065-2787, Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere won a 2978-2925 thriller over C.C., Tsumugi Kotobuki defeated Kuroko Shirai 3160-2790, Rin Tosaka squqaked by Last Order 3010-2984 and Nagi Sanzen'in defeated Index L. Prohibitorum 2984-2738.

In the closest race among the Stella matches, Azusa Nakano had just enough to pip Haruhi Suzumiya 3178-3158. Taiga Aisaka roared past Saber 3513-2755, Mafuyu Shiina defeated Hecate 2846-2513, Yui Hirasawa rocked Tomoyo Sakagami 3157-2875, Mio Akiyama cruised past Nadeko Sengoku 3523-2598 and Shana torched  Hitagi Senjougahara 3614-2537.

Wrapping up Stella play...Yuki Nagato routed Kotomi Ichinose 4150-1908, Mikuru Asahina prevailed over Konata Izumi 3002-2893, Illyasviel von Einzbern defeated Ikaros 3011-2797, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Hinagiku Katsura 3462-2576m Shinobu Oshino chomped up Holo 3231-2377 and Kyou Fujibayashi stormed past Ui Hirasawa 3384-2560.

The closest match of the day did not come from either the Nova or the Stella Divisions, but from one of the exhibition matches. Patchouli Knowledged and Yomiko Readman won a 2523-2512 barnburner over Yue Ayase and Levy McGarden. In the other exhibition, Rin Okumura and Yuu Kanda defeated Meme Oshino and Shuuichi Natori 2762-2333.

Match Day 7 of the 2012 International Saimoe League Emerald Necklace phase is scheduled for Sunday, August 12, 2012. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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