ISML 2013: Asuna, Ruri lead Amethyst
By JR Salazar
May 22, 2013
After five match days in the 2013 International Saimoe League Amethyst Necklace Period, Asuna Yuuki and Ruri Gokou lead the Nova and Stella Divisions. Eleven candidates remain in the hunt, but only seven can proceed to the Necklace Match. Who make it through?
Here is a roundup of the day's action.
In the Nova Division, Sena Kashiwazaki trampled over Fuuko Kurasaki 5114-3025, Rikka Takanashi routed Karen Araragi 6040-2412, Shouko Kirishima defeated Keiko Ayanano 4348-3926, Erio Touwa prevailed over Mikan Yuuki 3897-3780, Shinobu Oshino defeated Rin Natsume 4076-3704 and Shinka Nibutani cruised past Karuta Roromiya 4976-3266.
Suguha Kirigaya rolled past Yui Kotegawa 4554-3414, Aria Holmes Kanzaki gunned down Noumi Kudryvaka 4160-3636, Yozora Mikazuki drilled Subaru Konoe 4382-3457, Kobato hasegawa stormed past Nyarlathotep 4697-3573, Eru Chitanda annihilated Homura Akemi 5596-2525 and Yui defeated Kurisu Makise 4594-3846.
Wrapping up Nova action...Touka Takanashi drubbed Tsukihi Araragi 4654-3446, Kuroyukihima flew past Momo Beila Deviluke 5156-2983, Asuna Yuuki crushed Mei Misaki 5536-2948, Mashiro Shiina whipped past Ririchiyo Shirakiin 5411-2756, Nanami Aoyama stomped on Meiko Honma 5121-3046 and Inori Yuzuriha totaled Rea Sanka 4812-3028.
In the Stella Division, Mio Akiyama boomed past Holo 4858-3270, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Victorique de Blois 5210-2834, Yui Hirasawa rocked Illyasviel von Einzbern 4221-3984, Hinagiku Katsura defeated Tomoyo Sakagami 4133-3753, Yuki Nagato overpowered Nagisa Furukawa 4784-3444 and Saber slashed past Nagisa Furukawa 4784-3444.
Shana prevailed over Ayase Aragaki 4305-4141, Nadeko Sengoku slided past C.C. 4337-3538, Yuri Nakamura blasted Ui Hirasawa 5463-2816, Azusa Nakano romped past Masami Iwasawa 5478-2888, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Konata Izumi 5846-2575 and Yui-nyan tore apart Hitagi Senjougahara 4606-3673.
Wrapping up action in the Stella...Konjiki no Yami cruised past Kyou Fujibayashi 4404-3508, Ruri Gokou ran past Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 6027-2347, defending champion Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Rin Tosaka 6415-2178, Taiga Aisaka roared past Charlotte Dunoi 5428-2916, Kirino Kousaka routed Nymph 5312-2767 and in the upset of the round, Last Order won a 4218-4170 thriller over Haruhi Suzumiya, a result that is sure to raise concerns about the relevance of the franchise after so many years in this competition.
Match Day 6 in the 2013 International Saimoe League is scheduled for May 23, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate!