Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ISML 2013: The field is now set!

ISML 2013: The field is now set!

By JR Salazar
March 20, 2013

We now have our field of 72 for this, the 2013 International Saimoe League. The Preliminaries wrapped up once and for all with Match Day 14 in the books, and some new familiar faces are back, along with new faces.

Touka Takanashi is in after her 4607-3044 rout of Riko Mine, Kurisu Makise returns after her 4325-2846 flattening of Tenri Ayukawa, Karen Araragi punches her ticket to the show after storming past Tsumiki Miniwa 3990-3164 and Ririchiyo Shirakiin sliced and diced Haqua du Lot Herminium 4152-3018.

Meiko Honma is in after defeated Yuiko Kurugaya 4309-3081, Karuta Roromiya will debut after defeating Tsubasa Hanekawa 3804-3331, Aria Holmes Kanzaki returns after shooting down Irisviel von Einzbern 3947-3576 and in the match of the day, Homura Akemi prevailed over Elucia de Lute Ima, 3747-3536.

To-Love-Ru will now come into the contest with a full head of steam. Despite Nyarlathotep punching Lala Satalin Deviluke out of the competition in her 4155-2920 route, sister Momo Beila Deviluke tore down Koneko Toujou 4022-2767 and Yui Kotegawa is in after prevailing over Sanae Dekomori 3918-3588. Tsukihi Araragi joins her sister in flying the flag for Bakemonogatari, taking out perennial K-ON! doorman Ritsu Tainaka 4257-3120.

Wrapping up Preliminary action, Shouko Kirishima returns to represent Baka and Test after blowing apart Himeko Inaba 3818-3270, Subaru Konoe will be a Stella candidate next year after shutting the door on Neko 3723-3211, Rea Sanka debuts in the regular season after sucking the life out of Shiori Shiomiya 3744-3339 and Fuuko Kurasaki will join Kuroyukihime in flying the glag for Accel World after defeating Anna Kushina 3559-3315.

Six other seeding rounds took place. In the first seeding pool, Kobato Hasegawa was first with 2873 votes. Yui from Sword Art Online had 2023 votes, Eru Chitanda won 1961, and Shinka Nibutana was last with 1343 votes. In the second seeding roung, Sena Kashiwazaki was first with 2389 votes. Inori Yuzuriha won 2377 votes, Nanami Aoyama earned 1934, and Suguha Kirigaya was last with 1386 votes. In the third seeding pool, Yozora Mikazuki made it a clean sweep for Haganai with 2232 votes. Noumi Kudryavka won 2125 votes, Keiko Ayano got 2000 flat, and Erio Touwa was last with 1637 votes.

In the fourth seeding pool, Mikan Yuuki, who will finally take part in the regular season after years of falling short, was first with 2100 votes. Shinobu Oshino earned 2075 votes, Ri Natsume got 1871 and Mei Misaki was last with 1843 votes. Shana, an underachiever in spite of being considered an overachiever, achieved first place in her seeding pool with 2406 votes. Kirino Kousaka got 2368 votes, Yuri Nakamura won 1841, and Saber held up the rear with 1618 votes. Finall, Yui from Angel Beats! won the sixth seeding pool with 2212 votes. Konjiki no Yami earned 2100 votes, Yui Hirasawa got 1921 votes and Nadeko Sengoku was last with 1850 votes.

The Regular Season is next. Aquamarine Match Day 1 is scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at and join the ongoing debate. And keep it right here on the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the 2013 International Saimoe League.

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