Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ISML 2013: Rikka and Kanade lead the Emerald

ISML 2013: Rikka and Kanade lead the Emerald

By JR Salazar
July 17, 2013

Match Day 5 of the 2013 International Saimoe League Emerald Necklace Period concluded. Rikka Takanashi leads the Nova Division, while Kanade Tachibana is at the front in the Stella Division. However, since Kanade already won a necklace, Eucliwood Hellscythe is on pace to defend her Emerald Necklace with two match days to go.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Noumi Kudryavka won a 3278-3219 thriller over Karuta Roromiya, Nanami Aoyama belted Shouko Kirishima 3915-2985, Suguha Kirigaya routed Fuuko Kurasaki 3792-2940, Aria Holmes Kanzaki gunned down Keiko Ayano 3875-3084, Mashiro Shiina crushed Mei Misaki 4905-2310 and Asuna Yuuki stormed past Nyarlathotep 4314-3020.

Shinka Nibutani cruised past Tsukihi Araragi 4609-2475, Kobato Hasegawa knocked down Karen Araragi 4708-2303, Kurisu Makise drubbed Rin Natsume 3773-2939, Yui defeated Mikan Yuuki 3731-3258, Yozora Mikazuki dismissed Homura Akemi 3906-30789 and Erio Touwa prevailed over Shinobu Oshino 3459-3124.

Wrapping up Nova action, Meiko Honma delivered the upset of the round: a 3654-3481 stunner over Touka Takanashi, Kuroyukihime flew past Ririchiyo Shirakiin 4471-2537, Sena Kashiwazaki trampled over Subaru Konoe 4104-2708, Inori Yuzuriha annihilated Yui Kotegawa 4089-2705, Rikka Takanashi dismantled Momo Beila Deviluke 4346-2926 and Eru Chitanda throttled Rea Sanka 4292-2582.

STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Nadeko Sengoku won the closest match of the day: a 3483-3262 nailbiter over Nagisa Furukawa, Haruhi Suzumiya overpowered Illyasviel von Einzbern 4219-2955, Shana torched Holo 4353-2662, Yui Hirasawa rocked C.C. 4034-3084, Taiga Aisaka roared past Rin Tosaka 4849-2474 and defending ISML Champion Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Masami Iwasawa 5783-1403.

Saber slashed past Kyou Fujibayashi 4254-2782, Azusa Nakano romped past Victorique de Blois 4251-2801, Yuki Nagato coasted past Hitagi Senjougahara 3863-3100, Yui-nyan tore apart Hinagiku Katsura 4061-3009, Yuri Nakamura shot down Konata Izumi 4585-2565 and Mato Kuroi blasted Tomoyo Sakagami 3866-3198.

Wrapping up Stella action, Konjiki no Yami defeated Last Order 3880-3401, Ruri Gokou ran past Charlotte Dunois 5107-2091, Mio Akiyama boomed past Ui Hirasawa 5164-1525, Ayase Aragaki pulled out a 3619-3337 statement victory over Kirino Kousaka 3619-3337, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 4575-2446 and Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Nymph 4996-2356.

Shana's power may be in question after this match day. Matake Ogata, who was in Shana's camp, was hopelessly outmatched in her special exhibition. Shion Yasuoka and Hatsune Otonashi routed Ogata and Kaoru Akashi 4737-1535.

Match Day 6 of the 2013 International Saimoe League is scheduled for July 18, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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