Saturday, August 31, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 9

09/01: Round 1 - Group C, Day 3

C03
Saori Makishima @ Ore No Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai: <<沙織・バジーナ(槇島沙織)@俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。>> 10-1
Squid Girl @ Squid Girl: <<イカ娘@侵略!!イカ娘>> EVEN
Kagami Hiiragi @ Miyakawa-ke No Kuufuku: <<柊かがみ@宮河家の空腹>> 50-1
Prediction: Squid Girl by >=50
Over/Under: 600
Under

C06
Erika Kurumi @ Heartcatch Pretty Cure!: <<来海えりか(キュアマリン)@プリキュアオールスターズNewStage2 こころのともだち>> 15-1
Niko Yazawa @ Love Live!: <<矢澤にこ@ラブライブ!>> 3-5
Nagahide Niwa @ Nobuna Oda's Ambition: <<丹羽長秀@織田信奈の野望>> 40-1
Prediction: Niko Yazawa by >=50
Over/Under: 600
Under

C09
Chiaki Minami @ Minami-ke: <<南千秋@みなみけ ただいま>> 50-1
Aoi Futaba @ Vividred Operation: <<二葉あおい@ビビッドレッド・オペレーション>> 30-1
Kyouko Sakura @ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: <<佐倉杏子@劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ[前編]始まりの物語/[後編]永遠の物語>> 1-9
Prediction: Kyouko Sakura by >=75
Over/Under: 600
Under

C12
Tsukushi Tsutsukakushi @ Hentai Ouji To Warawanai Neko: <<筒隠つくし@変態王子と笑わない猫。>> 60-1
Konatsu Miyamoto @ Tari Tari: <<宮本来夏@TARI TARI>> 40-1
Rikka Takanashi @ Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai!: <<小鳥遊六花@中二病でも恋がしたい!>> EVEN
Prediction: Rikka Takanashi by >=80
Over/Under: 600
Under

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 8

C02
1st 195 (64.36%) Nibutani Shinka (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
2nd 55 (18.15%) Tobiichi Origami (Date A Live)
3rd 53 (17.49%) Christa Lenz (Shingeki no Kyojin)
C05
1st 127 (44.41%) Reizei Mako (Girls und Panzer)
2nd 89 (31.12%) Rias Gremory (Highschool DxD)
3rd 70 (24.48%) Darjeeling (Girls und Panzer)
C08
1st 131 (45.17%) Araragi Tsukihi (Nekomonogatari: Kuro)
2nd 85 (29.31%)Natsukawa Masuzu (OreShura)
3rd 74 (25.52%) Demon King (Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)
C11
1st 132 (44.90%) Kuuko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W)
2nd 109 (37.07%) Itsuka Kotori @ Date A Live
3rd 53 (18.03%) Haroukitei Kigurumi (Joshiraku)

Friday, August 30, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Match Day 8

08/31: Round 1 - Group C, Day 2

C02
Origami Tobiichi @ Date A Live: <<鳶一折紙@デート・ア・ライブ>> 20-1
Historia Reiss @ Attack On Titan: <<クリスタ・レンズ@進撃の巨人>> 10-1
Shinka Nibutani @ Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai!: <<丹生谷森夏@中二病でも恋がしたい!>> 3-5

Prediction: Shinka Nibutani by >=50
Over/Under: 300
Over
C05
Rias Gremory @ High School DxD: <<リアス・グレモリー@ハイスクールD×D>> 20-1
Mako Reizei @ Girls Und Panzer: <<冷泉麻子@ガールズ&パンツァー>> EVEN
Darjeeling @ Girls Und Panzer: <<ダージリン@ガールズ&パンツァー>> 50-1

Prediction: Mako Reizei by >=50
Over/Under: 300
Over
C08
Demon King @ Maou Yuusha: <<魔王@まおゆう魔王勇者>> 60-1
Masuzu Natsukawa @ Ore No Kanojo To Osananajimi Ga Shuraba Sugiru: <<夏川真涼@俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる>> 10-1
Tsukihi Araragi @ Ghostory: <<阿良々木月火@猫物語(黒)>> EVEN

Prediction: Tsukihi Araragi by >=50
Over/Under: 300
Over
C11
Cthugha @ Haiyore! Nyarlko-san: <<クー子@這いよれ! ニャル子さんW>> 1-9
Kotori Itsuka @ Date A Live: <<五河琴里@デート・ア・ライブ>> 15-1
Kigurumi Haroukitei @ Joshiraku: <<波浪浮亭木胡桃@じょしらく>>  50-1

Prediction: Cthugha by >=60
Over/Under: 300
Over

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 7

C01
1位 159 [41.41%] Nonohara Yuzuko (Yuyushiki)
2位 137 [35.68%] Kataoka Yuuki (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 55 [14.32%] Kurugaya Yuiko (Little Busters!)
4位 33 [8.59%] Orange Pekoe (Girls und Panzer)
C04
1位 191 [52.19%] Azuki Azusa (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko.)
2位 88 [24.04%] Oshino Shinobu (Nekomonogatari: Kuro)
3位 87 [23.77%] Elucia de Lute Ima (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen)
C07
1位 165 [42.86%] Fukuji Mihoko (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 151 [39.22%] Isuzu Hana (Girls und Panzer)
3位 69 [17.92%] Morgiana (Magi)
C10
1位 148 [42.65%] Kitashirakawa Tamako (Tamako Market)
2位 106 [30.55%] Millhiore Firianno Biscotti (Dog Days’)
3位 93 [26.80%] Yoshida Yuki (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead)

Hawthorn Hawks: 2013 AFL Minor Premiers


Forget Buddy's big decision. This weekend is all about the Buddy bump after Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin put his AFL finals campaign in jeopardy during Friday night's 12-point win over Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

The 17.10 (112) to 16.4 (100) victory ensured the Hawks will finish atop the ladder and host the Swans in a qualifying final next Friday night at the MCG.

Jarryd Roughead kicked four goals to put one hand on the Coleman medal and Sam Mitchell was at his indomitable best, but in terms of next month nothing mattered more than a single undisciplined act from Franklin.

There's every chance the talented 26-year-old will be suspended for at least one match after being reported for making contact with Nick Malceski's head in the second quarter.

A 2012 rule change means the key forward has no carry over points despite being suspended seven times, but his bump was late and came after Malceski kicked the ball.

Several Swans rushed to remonstrate with Franklin, who is believed to be weighing up a $10-12 million Greater Western Sydney offer and has put contract talks on hold until the end of the season.

Malceski left the field groggy and was substituted out of the game in the final quarter.

The Swans' medical report will help shape the verdict of the match review panel, who face a tough ask in determining if the bump was negligent or reckless.

Regardless, Franklin's actions were unnecessary and came over two years after he vowed to wipe the bump from his repertoire.

'I've just got to take it out of my game. I'm missing games because of that,' Franklin said of his 2011 one-match suspension for a high bump on Gold Coast's Maverick Weller.

Franklin kicked two goals on Friday night, with Roughead starring in the visitors' come-from-behind win.
Roughead now has 68 goals for the season, with second-placed Travis Cloke now seven behind on the AFL's goal-kicking table.

Sydney led for most of the night after Jesse White kicked the game's opening goal, and were up by 26 points in the second quarter.

Fittingly, it was Roughead who finally gave the Hawks the lead in the third minute of the final term when he popped through his third goal.

The reigning premiers, who will enter September with one win from their past four starts, fought hard in the final term but never recovered from the Hawks' final-quarter blitz of five goals in 13 minutes.

The undermanned Swans, minus nine of their premiership 22 from last year's grand final between the two sides, were further weakened by the late withdrawal of star recruit Kurt Tippett due to a tight hamstring.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 7

08/30: Round 1 - Group C, Day 1

C1
Yuiko Kurugaya @ Little Busters!: <<来ヶ谷唯湖@リトルバスターズ!>> 20-1
Yuzuko Nonohara @ Yuyushiki: <<野々原ゆずこ@ゆゆ式>> 50-1
Orange Pekoe @ Girls Und Panzer: <<オレンジペコ@ガールズ&パンツァー>> 10-1
Yuuki Kataoka @ Saki: <<片岡優希@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> EVEN
Prediction: Yuuki Kataoka by >=100
Over/Under: 400
Over

C4
Elucia De Lute Irma @ The World God Only Knows: <<エルシィ(エリュシア・デ・ルート・イーマ)@神のみぞ知るセカイ 天理篇>> 50-1
Azusa Azuki @ Hentai Ouji To Warawanai Neko: <<小豆梓@変態王子と笑わない猫。>> 4-5
Shinobu Oshino @ Ghostory: <<忍野忍(吸血鬼幼女)@猫物語(黒)>> 10-1
Prediction: Azusa Azuki by <=100
Over/Under: 400
Over

C7
Mihoko Fukuji @ Saki: <<福路美穂子@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> EVEN
Morgiana @ Magi: <<モルジアナ@マギ>> 60-1
Hana Isuzu @ Girls Und Panzer: <<五十鈴華@ガールズ&パンツァー>> 5-1
Prediction: Mihoko Fukuji by >=50
Over/Under: 400
Over

C10
Millhiore F. Biscotti @ Dog Days: <<ミルヒオーレ・F・ビスコッティ@DOG DAYS'>> 50-1
Mael Strom @ Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?: <<メイル・シュトローム(トモノリ/吉田友紀)@これはゾンビですか? OF THE DEAD>> 10-1
Tamako Kitashirakawa @ Tamako Market: <<北白川たまこ@たまこまーけっと>>  EVEN
Prediction: Tamako Kitashirakawa by >=50
Over/Under: 400
Over

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 6

B03
1位 249 [50.51%] Kaname Madoka (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
2位 207 [41.99%] Akiyama Yukari (Girls und Panzer)
3位 37 [7.51%] Hiramatsu Taeko (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead)
B06
1位 188 [46.65%] Hagiwara Yukiho (The iDOLM@STER series)
2位 122 [30.27%] Sanka Rea (Sankarea)
3位 93 [23.08%] Kannagi Miyabi (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!)!
B09
1位 196 [44.65%] Kotoura Haruka (Kotoura-san)
2位 165 [37.59%] Miyako (Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb)
3位 78 [17.77%] Yui (Sword Art Online)
B12
1位 225 [48.28%] Atarashi Ako (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 122 [26.18%] Nishikino Maki (Love Live!)
3位 119 [25.54%] Minase Iori (The iDOLM@STER series)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 6

08/28: Round 1 - Group B, Day 3

B03
Yukari Akiyama @ Girls Und Panzer: <<秋山優花里@ガールズ&パンツァー>> 7-1
Madoka Kaname @ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: <<鹿目まどか@劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ[前編]始まりの物語/[後編]永遠の物語>> EVEN
Taeko Hiramatsu @ Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?: <<平松妙子@これはゾンビですか? OF THE DEAD>> 60-1
Prediction: Madoka Kaname by <=100
Over/Under: 500
Under

B06
Rea Sanka @ Sankarea: <<散華礼弥@さんかれあ>> 10-1
Miyabi Kannagi @ Kono Naka Ni Hitori Imouto Ga Iru!: <<神凪雅@この中に1人、妹がいる!>> 50-1
Yukiho Hagiwara @ The Idolmaster: <<萩原雪歩@THE IDOLM@STER シリーズ>> 5-1
Prediction: Yukiho Hagiwara by >=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

B09
Haruka Kotoura @ Kotoura: <<琴浦春香@琴浦さん>> 4-1
Miyako @ Hidamari Sketch: <<宮子@ひだまりスケッチ×ハニカム>>  8-1
Yui @ Sword Art Online: <<ユイ@ソードアート・オンライン>> 50-1
Prediction: Haruka Kotoura by >=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

B12
Iori Minase @ The Idolmaster: <<水瀬伊織@THE IDOLM@STER シリーズ>> 50-1
Maki Nishikino @ Love Live!: <<西木野真姫@ラブライブ!>> 10-1
Ako Atarashi @ Saki: <<新子憧@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>>  EVEN
Prediction: Ako Atarashi by >=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 5

B02
1位 293 [50.34%] Akemi Homura (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
2位 269 [46.22%] Takamachi Nanoha (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
3位 20 [3.44%] Shikinami Asuka Langley (Evangelion: 3.0 Q)
B05
1位 186 [38.27%] Matsumoto Rise (Yuru Yuri♪♪)
2位 166 [34.16%] Mizukoshi Saki (Natsuiro Kiseki)
3位 134 [27.57%] Nazuna (Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb)
B08
1位 252 [48.28%] Noumi Kudryavka (Little Busters!)
2位 184 [35.25%] Minami Kana (Minami-ke Tadaima)
3位 86 [16.48%] Sisters (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S)
B11
1位 241 [46.08%] Nishizumi Miho (Girls und Panzer)
2位 146 [27.92%] Shinomiya Himawari (Vividred Operation)
3位 136 [26.00%] Fuyuumi Ai (OreShura)

Monday, August 26, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 5

08/27: Round 1 - Group B, Day 2

B02
Homura Akemi @ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: <<暁美ほむら@劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ[前編]始まりの物語/[後編]永遠の物語>> EVEN
Asuka Langley Shikinami @ Neon Genesis Evangelion: <<式波・アスカ・ラングレー@ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q>> 50-1
Nanoha Takamachi @ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: <<高町なのは@魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's>> 10-1
Prediction: Homura Akemi by <=50
Over/Under: 450
Over

B05
Nazuna @ Hidamari Sketch: <<なずな@ひだまりスケッチ×ハニカム>> 10-1
Saki Mizukoshi @ Natsuiro Kiseki: <<水越紗季@夏色キセキ Festival -15回目のナツヤスミ->> 30-1
Rise Matsumoto @ Yuru Yuri: <<松本りせ@ゆるゆり♪♪>> 3-1
Prediction: Rise Matsumoto by >=50
Over/Under: 450
Under

B08
Kudryavka Noumi @ Little Busters!: <<能美クドリャフカ@リトルバスターズ!>> 10-1
Kana Minami @ Minami-ke: <<南夏奈@みなみけ ただいま>> 4-1
The Sisters @ A Certain Magical Index: <<妹達(シスターズ)@とある科学の超電磁砲S>> 30-1
Prediction: Kana Minami by >=50
Over/Under: 450
Under

B11
Himawari Shinomiya @ Vividred Operation: <<四宮ひまわり@ビビッドレッド・オペレーション>> 10-1
Ai Fuyuumi @ Ore No Kanojo To Osananajimi Ga Shuraba Sugiru: <<冬海愛衣@俺の彼女と幼なじみが修羅場すぎる>> 30-1
Miho Nishizumi @ Girls Und Panzer: <<西住みほ@ガールズ&パンツァー>>  EVEN
Prediction: Miho Nishizumi by >=50
Over/Under: 450
Under

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 4

B01
1位 203 [48.10%] Aragaki Ayase (Oreimo)
2位 93 [22.04%] Akaza Akane (Yuru Yuri♪♪)
3位 73 [17.30%] Aikawa Chiho (Yuyushiki)
4位 53 [12.56%] Nene (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
B04
1位 166 [38.34%] Oda Nobuna (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
1位 166 [38.34%] Hanada Kirame (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 101 [23.33%] Isshiki Akane (Vividred Operation)
B07
1位 226 [51.13%] Matsumi Kuro (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 203 [45.93%] Buratei Marii (Joshiraku)
3位 13 [2.94%] Nijou Izumi (Saki: Achiga-hen)
B10
1位 177 [44.03%] Tsuyuri Kumin (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!)
2位 167 [41.54%] Kuroki Rei (Vividred Operation)
3位 58 [14.43%] Shiina Mayuri (Steins;Gate)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 4

8/26: Round 1 - Group B, Day 1

B01
Akane Akaza @ Yuru Yuri: <<赤座あかね@ゆるゆり♪♪>> 20-1
Nene @ Nobuna Oda's Ambition: <<ねね@織田信奈の野望>> 50-1
Chiho Aikawa @ Yuyushiki: <<相川千穂@ゆゆ式>> 10-1
Ayase Aragaki @ Ore No Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai: <<新垣あやせ@俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。>> EVEN
Prediction: Ayase Aragaki by >=50
Over/Under: 400
Over

B04
Nobuna Oda @ Nobuna Oda's Ambition: <<織田信奈@織田信奈の野望>> 30-1
Akane Isshiki @ Vividred Operation: <<一色あかね@ビビッドレッド・オペレーション>> 15-1
Kirame Hanada @ Saki: <<花田煌@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 3-2
Prediction: Kirame Hanada by >=50
Over/Under: 400
Over

B07
Marii Buratei @ Joshiraku: <<蕪羅亭魔梨威@じょしらく>> 50-1
Izumi Nijou @ Saki: <<二条泉@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 40-1
Kuro Matsumi @ Saki: <<松実玄@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 1-5
Prediction: Kuro Matsumi by >=100
Over/Under: 400
Over

B10
Rei Kuroki @ Vividred Operation: <<黒騎れい@ビビッドレッド・オペレーション>> 2-1
Kumin Tsuyuri @ Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai!: <<五月七日くみん@中二病でも恋がしたい!>> 20-1
Mayuri Shiina @ Steins;Gate: <<椎名まゆり@劇場版 STEINS;GATE 負荷領域のデジャヴ>>  50-1
Prediction: Rei Kuroki by <=100
Over/Under: 400
Over

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 3

A03
1位 240 [55.43%] Mikazuki Yozora (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next)
2位 117 [27.02%] Anrakutei Kukuru (Joshiraku)
3位 76 [17.55%] Sugisaki Ringo (Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2)
A06
1位 249 [51.23%] Matsumi Yuu (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 195 [40.12%] Tokisaki Kurumi (Date A Live)
3位 42 [8.64%] Nitta Io (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation)
A09
1位 195 [44.62%] Yuigahama Yui (OreGaIru)
2位 144 [32.95%] Aoyama Nanami (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)
3位 98 [22.43%] Nakagawa Kanon(Magical☆Star Kanon 100%)
A12
1位 238 [46.03%] Onjouji Toki (Saki: Achiga-hen)
2位 221 [42.75%] Frenda Seivelun (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S)
3位 58 [11.22%] Leviathan (Zettai Bouei Leviathan)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 3

08/25: Round 1 - Group A, Day 3

A03
Ringo Sugisaki @ Seitokai No Ichizon: <<杉崎林檎@生徒会の一存 Lv.2>>  30-1
Yozora Mikazuki @ Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai: <<三日月夜空@僕は友達が少ないNEXT>> EVEN
Kukuru Anrakutei @ Joshiraku: <<暗落亭苦来@じょしらく>>  30-1
Prediction: Yozora Mikazuki by <=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

A06
Yuu Matsumi @ Saki: <<松実宥@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> EVEN
Kurumi Tokisaki @ Date A Live: <<時崎狂三@デート・ア・ライブ>> 7-1
Io Nitta @ Devil Survivor 2: <<新田維緒@DEVIL SURVIVOR2 the ANIMATION>> 40-1
Prediction: Yuu Matsumi by >=40
Over/Under: 500
Under

A09
Kanon Nakagawa @ The World God Only Knows: <<中川かのん@マジカル☆スター かのん100%>> 10-1
Nanami Aoyama @ Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo: <<青山七海@さくら荘のペットな彼女>> 3-1
Yui Yuigahama @ Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Comedy Wa Machigatteiru:<<由比ヶ浜結衣@やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。>> 12-1
Prediction: Nanami Aoyama by <=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

A12
Frenda Seivelun @ A Certain Magical Index: <<フレンダ=セイヴェルン@とある科学の超電磁砲S>>  8-1
Leviathan @ Zettai Bouei Leviathan: <<レヴィアタン@絶対防衛レヴィアタン>> 50-1
Toki Onjouji @ Saki: <<園城寺怜@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>>  1-5
Prediction: Toki Onjouji by >=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 2

A02
1位 214 [50.47%] Tomoe Mami (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
2位 168 [39.62%] Toujou Koneko (Highschool DxD)
3位 42 [9.91%] Saegusa Wakaba (Vividred Operation)
A05
1位 182 [47.64%] Shirakiin Ririchiyo (Inu x Boku SS)
2位 121 [31.68%] Tsukuyomi Sasami (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai)
3位 79 [20.68%] Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
A08
1位 182 [49.86%] Ayase Eri
2位 113 [30.96%] Shiina Mafuyu (Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2)
3位 70 [19.18%] Futaki Kanata (Little Busters!)
A11
1位 187 [49.08%] Kise Yayoi (Cure Peace) (Smile Pretty Cure!)
2位 97 [25.46%] Sasha Blaus (Shingeki no Kyojin)
2位 97 [25.46%] Ayase Chihaya (Chihayafuru 2)

Friday, August 23, 2013

ISML 2013: Top 16, Stella Division


1. Ruri Gokou
2013 ISML AMETHYST NECKLACE CHAMPION


2. Kanade Tachibana
DEFENDING ISML CHAMPION
2013 ISML AQUAMARINE NECKLACE CHAMPION


3. Mikoto Misaka


4. Taiga Aisaka


5. Eucliwood Hellscythe


6. Azusa Nakano


7. Shana


8. Mio Akiyama


9. Ayase Aragaki


10. Kirino Kousaka


11. Yui-nyan


12. Yuri Nakamura


13. Yuki Nagato


14. Saber


15. Haruhi Suzumiya


16. Yui Hirasawa

ISML 2013: Top 16, Nova Division


1. Mashiro Shiina
2013 ISML TOPAZ NECKLACE CHAMPION


2. Rikka Takanashi
2013 ISML EMERALD NECKLACE CHAMPION


3. Kuroyukihime


4. Kobato Hasegawa


5. Asuna Yuuki
2013 ISML RUBY NECKLACE CHAMPION


6. Nanami Aoyama


7. Sena Kashiwazaki


8. Inori Yuzuriha


9. Eru Chitanda


10. Shinka Nibutani


11. Nyarlathotep


12. Yui


13. Momo Velia Deviluke


14. Aria Holmes Kanzaki


15. Yozora Mikazuki


16. Touka Takanashi

ISML 2013: BoBA Tiara Odds, August 23 2013

Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
2013 International Saimoe League Tiara Odds
As of 8:58 p.m. PT, August 23, 2013

Ruri Gokou EVEN
Mashiro Shiina 2-1
Rikka Takanashi 3-1
Kanade Tachibana 6-1
Mikoto Misaka 7-1
Kuroyukihime 10-1
Taiga Aisaka 13-1
Kobato Hasegawa 15-1
Asuna Yuuki 16-1
Nanami Aoyama 17-1
Eucliwood Hellscythe 19-1
Shana 20-1
Sena Kashiwazaki 25-1
Inori Yuzuriha 30-1
Mio Akiyama 32-1
Ayase Aragaki 35-1
Eru Chitanda 40-1
Kirino Kousaka 45-1
Shinka Nibutani 50-1
Yui-nyan 55-1
Yuri Nakamura 60-1
Nyarlathotep 65-1
Yui 70-1
Yuki Nagato 75-1
Saber 80-1
Haruhi Suzumiya 85-1
Momo Velia Deviluke 90-1
Yui Hirasawa 95-1
Aria Holmes Kanzaki 100-1
Yozora Mikazuki 250-1
Touka Takanashi 500-1

ISML 2013: Mashiro cruises to Topaz


ISML 2013: Mashiro cruises to Topaz
Shiina easily wins Necklace match, Kurisu Makise wins Earrings

By JR Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
August 23, 2013

At Suimei Academy of the Arts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were singing the theme song of Mashiro Shiina's ISML campaign, "Can't Hold Us" prior to the ISML annoucement, scheduled for 1 p.m. Japan Standard Time. Shiina's supporters were waving campaign flags, dressed in the colors of Suimei. The fans were bouncing up and down to the theme song, energized.

"She can't be denied this time!" said a devoted Shiina fan in her 30's, dressed like a mochi ball. "She will win! Mashiro to win!"

"It's her time. Nothing can stop her now," said another fan, a woman in her 60's using a walker. "The young lady will win the Topaz and make everyone here proud. This is it!"

"We think she is going to crush Mikoto today," said another fan, a female student from Suimei cosplaying as Reimu Hakurei. The fan, apparently, was Nanami Aoyama, Mashiro's No. 1 confidante. "I expect it. This will be a formality."

Indeed, the announcement was made. Shiina won 3118 votes, or 27.92% of the vote, to earn a score calculation of 65.382. Not only did she dominate the Necklace Match, her SDO was too much for the competition to handle.

"Finally!" Mashiro exclaimed, to the roar of the crowd, tears coming out of her eyes. "How about that, everybody! You know, this means a lot to me, to finally win my first ISML necklace, and finish the regular season without a defeat...this is truly a dream come true and I don't want this to end.

"I want to thank my significant other, the love of my life, Sorata Kanda, for standing up for me and supporting me all year and being there for me since I first laid my eyes on him and fell in love with him. I want to thank my good friend Nanami Aoyama for believing in me and all of us and being someone I can also rely on.

"I want to thank Ryuunosuke Akasaka, Misaki Kamigusa, Rita Ainswork, Jin Mitaka and Chihiro Sengoku for their efforts in helping both of our campaigns, both mine's and Nanami's. And I finally want to salute you, the voters, for being our rock all season. Neither of us could have made it to the postseason without you. Give yourselves a hand.

"Now that the regular season is over, I look forward to your support of us during this International Saimoe League postseason. Wish us well and don't forget to vote for us. We love you, we couldn't make it this far without you, and we're only getting started! Thank you, everybody!"

"We were in a no-win situation," said Misaka, who had 2511 votes (22.49%) for a necklace score calculation of 44.104. "But, that's the way things go nowadays. Hopefully I can do better in the postseason. I will also focus on putting on a strong showing in Japan."

Eucliwood Hellscythe won 1930 votes (17.28%) for a necklace score calculation of 48.603. "I don't think Mashiro was going to be denied her necklace," said Hellscythe through interpreter Ayumu Aikawa at her press conference. "We will take this on the chin and prepare for the Division Finals."

Taiga Aisaka earned 1560 votes (13.97%) for a score calculation of 41.684. "I've won the Topaz before so it's nice to see someone else win it," Aisaka said. "I gave it my best effort, but the best of the new faces are getting the job done, and Mashiro is one tough cookie to crumble."

Kuroyukihime earned 789 votes (7.07%) for a necklace score calculation of 23.964. "This is coming off the heels of being consigned to the repechage by Fate Testarossa in 2channel AST," said Hime at her press conference in Tokyo. "This definitely was not a good day for me. One of the lowest days for me personally because my assumption was that Testarossa's time had passed. I will hope to rebound in the Division Finals, but I cannot be happy with how I performed in my two contests today."

Kirino Kousaka had 652 votes (5.84%) for a score calculation of 30.040. "Being in these necklace matches is kind of unnecessary for me because I know that I don't have the pedigree to put up much of a fight," Kousaka said at her press conference. "I kind of expected this result because this was really all about Mashiro winning something. No one else in this period mattered other than her."

Kobato Hasegawa won 607 votes (5.44%) for a score calculation of 27.260. "It's nice to be in this thing, but only if the voters think I deserve to win something," Hasegawa said. "I think this is going to be another average year for me, and I have high standards. So, I'm kinda unhappy that they decided that this was going to be about that nobody from Sakurasou. This was gifted to her by the voters. They put a ribbon on it too, as well as some cash. She's supposed to earn a necklace, not buy it.  Some opponent Mashiro is."

Kurisu Makise ends her ISML run with the Topaz earrings, earning 1883 votes. Victorique de Blois was second with 1732 votes, Mikan Yuuki was third with 1607 votes, Shinobu Oshino was fourth with 1498 votes, Charlotte Dunois was fifth with 1472 votes, Rin Tosaka was sixth with 1307 votes and Rin Natsume was last with 1289 votes.

"I'm happy with how my season ended," Makise said at her press conference in Tokyo. "I may not have finished in the Top 16 of the Nova, but to know that I ended my run on a winning note means that I have some confidence and hope for future seasons, if I survive Preliminaries. I thank Buntarou, Mayuri, Suzuha, Faris, Daru and all who voted for me. This season wasn't the best, but it wasn't the worst, and I can live with that."

Four other exhibitions took place. Rias Gremory won the first of two non-title group exhibitions with 2571 votes. Akiko Himenokouji earned 2226 votes, Shizuku Mizutani was third with 1937 votes, Tsuruya was fourth with 1172 votes, Evangeline A.K. McDowell was fifth with 1074 votes, Eri Sawachika was sixth with 666 votes—a strange occurence at that—and Kiri Komori was last with 504 votes.

Elucia De Lute Ima won the second non-title group exhibition with 2240 votes. Anna Kushina was second with 1872 votes, Sanae Dekomori was third with 1739 votes, Himeko Inaba was fourth with 1381 votes, Ritsu Tainaka and Ryou Fujibayashi were tied for fifth with 1325 votes and Tsukasa Hiiragi held up the rear with 982 votes.

Wrapping up Topaz action...Helmond Totooria prevailed over Milia Maxwell 3747-3614 and Yui Goidou routed Kenjirou Hato 5074-2838.



That takes care of the regular season in the 2013 International Saimoe League. Match Day 1 of the ISML Division Finals is scheduled for September 8, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And keep it right here on the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the world's premier anime character competition, the International Saimoe League!

TOP 16, Nova Division
1. Mashiro Shiina (TOP)
2. Rikka Takanashi (EM)
3. Kuroyukihime
4. Kobato Hasegawa
5. Asuna Yuuki (RUB)
6. Nanami Aoyama
7. Sena Kashiwazaki
8. Inori Yuzuriha
9. Eru Chitanda
10. Shinka Nibutani
11. Nyarlathotep
12. Yui
13. Momo Velia Deviluke
14. Aria Holmes Kanzaki
15. Yozora Mikazuki
16. Touka Takanashi

TOP 16, Stella Division
1. Ruri Gokou (AM)
2. Kanade Tachibana (C) (AQ)
3. Mikoto Misaka
4. Taiga Aisaka
5. Eucliwood Hellscythe
6. Azusa Nakano
7. Shana
8. Mio Akiyama
9. Ayase Aragaki
10. Kirino Kousaka
11. Yui-nyan
12. Yuri Nakamura
13. Yuki Nagato
14. Saber
15. Haruhi Suzumiya
16. Yui Hirasawa

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 2

08/24: Round 1 - Group A, Day 2

A02
Mami Tomoe @ Puella Magi Madoka Magica: <<巴マミ@劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ[前編]始まりの物語/[後編]永遠の物語>>  EVEN
Wakaba Saegusa @ Vividred Operation: <<三枝わかば@ビビッドレッド・オペレーション>>  10-1
Koneko Toujou @ High School DxD: <<塔城小猫@ハイスクールD×D>> 50-1
Prediction: Mami Tomoe by >=50
Over/Under: 400
Under

A05
Eucliwood Hellscythe @ Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?: <<ユークリウッド・ヘルサイズ@これはゾンビですか? OF THE DEAD>> 5-1
Ririchiyo Shirakiin @ Inu X Boku SS: <<白鬼院凜々蝶@妖狐×僕SS>> 2-1
Sasami Tsukuyomi @ Sasami-san@Ganbaranai: <<月読鎖々美@ささみさん@がんばらない>>  40-1
Prediction: Ririchiyo Shirakiin by >=50
Over/Under: 400
Under

A08
Mafuyu Shiina @ Seitokai No Ichizon: <<椎名真冬@生徒会の一存 Lv.2>> 4-1
Eri Ayase @ Love Live!<<絢瀬絵里@ラブライブ!>> 6-1
Kanata Futaki @ Little Busters!: <<二木佳奈多@リトルバスターズ!>> 10-1
Prediction: Mafuysu Shiina by <=40
Over/Under: 400
Under

A11
Yayoi Kise @ Smile Pretty Cure!: <<黄瀬やよい(キュアピース)@スマイルプリキュア!>> EVEN
Sasha Braus @ Attack On Titan: <<サシャ・ブラウス@進撃の巨人>> 50-1
Chihaya Ayase @ Chihayafuru: <<綾瀬千早@ちはやふる2>>  25-1
Prediction: Yayoi Kise by >=40
Over/Under: 400
Under

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Results, Day 1

A01
1位 140 [40.82%] Mushanokouji Iwai (Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)
2位 72 [20.99%] Mizutani Shizuku (Tonari no Kaibutsu-ku)
3位 68 [19.83%] Hanaki Yuka (Natsuiro Kiseki)
4位 63 [18.37%] Kanoe Yuuko (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia)
A04
1位 162 [44.02%] Fate Testarossa (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
2位 147 [39.95%] Kuroyukihime (Accel World)
3位 59 [16.03%] Ibara Mayaka (Hyouka)
A07
1位 160 [42.22%] Yusa Emi (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
2位 142 [37.47%] Tsuruta Himeko (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 77 [20.32%] Aoki Reika (Smile Pretty Cure!)
A10
1位 183 [49.59%] Urabe Mikoto (Nazo no Kanojo X)
2位 133 [36.04%] Hirose Sumire (Saki: Achiga-hen)
3位 53 [14.36%] Eguchi Sera (Saki: Achiga-hen)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oh, go die in a Fire Danny boy. Literally.

I have a confession to make. I’m a new Chicago Fire fan, having been hired to oversee communications for the club just six months ago. But according to some folks, I was also a “shitty hire.” The only professional experience (“zero soccer experience”) I have is “promoting a video game” and I do “not belong leading the Communications department.”

Additionally, I also “need to shave.” To be fair, that one is true, but my wife thinks I look weird totally clean shaven. To be fairer, all of the other statements might also be true, but I would like the opportunity to prove how shitty I am first. To be fairest of all, maybe I already have proven it six months into the job.

But I’m more interested in learning what made me a shitty hire on day one? What brought about the warm reception from a vocal few as I was introduced as a new member of the “Fire family?” My best guess is that because I work for an owner who is supposedly “cheap,” “doesn’t care,” and only sees the team as a “toy.” Or maybe it’s because I’m joining a front office staff that just “doesn’t get it” or only makes “bad decisions.”

Really? Yikes.

Fortunately, those are the only things that I’ve read about online, or have had forwarded my way, or that I have seen on the supporter message boards (I would hate to read the non-supporter boards). That was until the experience at the U.S. Open Cup semifinal when the Fire laid a giant egg against D.C. United. I don’t pretend to know all the history, but from what I’ve heard, the stories told to me, watching the videos, hearing from staff and our owner, I knew how important this game was. I knew why the Club decided to promote the heck out of it (Facebook ads, on broadcast, social media, letter from ownership, ads at the Messi & Friends game, ads at the U.S. Soccer Viewing Party, free parking, make-up games, discounted food, etc.), and while the crowd and atmosphere led by a robust showing of Section 8 were great, unfortunately the result was gut wrenchingly disappointing.

Yes, ownership and family were at the game. And yes, fans have a right to boo and show how disappointed they are, especially when the Club they love doesn’t perform up to expectations. Look, I’m an unabashed Detroit Lions fan, I know the mentality of a fan going an entire season without winning or watching a team go longer than a decade without a playoff appearance. It’s the thrill of victory and agony of defeat that makes sports great. And from what I’ve seen and heard from Fire supporters, I know it runs even deeper in soccer than anywhere else in sports.

But are personal attacks, threats, accusations, etc., that happened at that Open Cup game OK? Are shouting obscenities to staff, our owner and his family, or other supporters attending games with their families the norm? There’s a fine line between love and hate and being critical vs. being destructive. Certain incidents in particular related to that game have given me and others at the Club pause.

It has been shared with me that
the Club’s charter (co-written by our owner and Section 8 leadership) makes it clear that all who enter Toyota Park are to be “respectful of all other supporters, participants, match officials, entertainers, athletes, stadium personnel, staff members and stadium property.” Are to “behave in a responsible manner and not interfere in other supporters’ enjoyment of the match.” And are “to refrain from using foul, sexist, racial, or offensive language including any type of obscene gesture.”

In the aftermath of that game, we/I have heard from many longstanding supporters who were afraid, fearful, disgusted with certain attendees behavior. Our role as a club is to draw a line and protect the sanctity and honor of the organization and all its supporters.

While I may be new to the team, I know the Club isn’t delusional. Owner Andrew Hauptman has set high standards that he hasn’t shied away from. And while these standards might not always be met, you can tell that he has instilled into this group a focus on performance, community, collaboration and connectivity. In many ways, the club is more successful than ever by these standards, including the footprint of its foundation, social reach, growth in corporate partnerships, expansion of the season ticket base, deep investments and exponential scale in youth and recreational soccer, broadcasting and so on.

But beyond that, there’s the other side that you don’t always get to see. Chances are that if you’ve met our owner or even just had a conversation with him, you know he tells it like it is, for good or for bad. There’s also a real sense of caring at the Fire, be it regarding the business of the club, or on a more personal level. One “Fire family” isn’t a cliché. The inclusive and authentic nature of our culture starts from the top down. Hopefully you see pieces of it in action by just attending a game and being welcomed at Toyota Park, or from our partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (including upcoming Food Drive at our September 1 game), our annual Practice in the Community event coming up this Saturday, our commitment to inclusiveness by participating at the Pride Parade or the upcoming Pride Initiative on September 28, staff members lobbying City Council on behalf of LGBT athletes, honoring important community leaders on Hispanic Heritage night, partnering with Chicago Public Schools, and so on.

Even going back to the field, earlier in the season, ownership was the first to tell you that the team on the field was frankly just not good enough (even though the jury is out on this year). And in sports, because of that, there will always be those who want ownership to sell. Want to make calls for front office firings? Find me someone who doesn’t think they could be doing their job better. Telling me I suck at my job? That all comes with the territory I guess. But don’t also be surprised that if someone personally goes after anyone in the Club or its supporters in a way that defies the inclusive culture being built at the Fire, that the Club will respond sincerely and want to know why they would still want to be a part of it?

Our integrity within this Club actually matters to us. For me personally and others on the staff, this is our livelihood. Failure isn’t an option. Why would we choose to work together on building this Club with anyone who takes a stand that prevents progress, espouses negativity and is just downright not truthful, inhibiting us from doing our jobs to the best of our ability? Or worse, make attending a game for a supporter a fearful experience?

I don’t pretend to know everything there is to know about soccer, the Fire or MLS. But what attracted me to the job is working in sports, connecting with passionate fans, being part of an organization that stands up for values like integrity, hard work, and humility and a 24/7 desire to bleed for this incredible Club. I heard every one of those elements in my conversations with our owner, AK, and others I met before making the decision to join. I knew that I was becoming part of a bigger movement, tasked with growing the game and the Club, leaving a positive impact on the community and Chicago as a whole. And with all its inherent challenges, that’s what we are going to do. For me personally, I would love your help to get there. In fact, I know how much I need it.

I have another confession – the majority of folks I’ve met since I’ve joined, the staff, supporters, bloggers, media, Club Seat Holders, Section 8 members, etc., have all been more than welcoming. I’ve felt that they want both the Club and me to succeed. While there will always be those who might choose a different route, I’m glad to know that there will be thousands of others that will have my back.

-Dan Lobring

BoBA 2013 ISML Predictions: Topaz Match Day 8

ARENA 01: Eucliwood Hellscythe [Shiina Mashiro] Aisaka Taiga Hasegawa Kobato Misaka Mikoto Kuroyukihime Kōsaka Kirino by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Over

ARENA 02: Komori Kiri Mizutani Shizuku [Himenokōji Akiko] Evangeline A.K. McDowell Rias Gremory Tsuruya Sawachika Eri by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 03: Fujibayashi Ryō Hiiragi Tsukasa [Dekomori Sanae] Elucia de Lute Ima Tainaka Ritsu Kushina Anna Inaba Himeko by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 04: Yūki Mikan Tōsaka Rin Natsume Rin Oshino Shinobu Victorique de Blois Charlotte Dunois
[Makise Kurisu]
by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Over

ARENA 05: Totooria Helmold
[Milla Maxwell] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under


ARENA 06: Hato Kenjirō 
[Goidō Yui] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: First Round Odds, Day 1

08/23: Round 1 - Group A, Day 1

A01
Yuuko Kanoe @ Dusk Maiden Of Amnesia: <<庚夕子@黄昏乙女×アムネジア>> 3-1
Shizuku Mizutani @ Tonari No Kaibutsu-kun: <<水谷雫@となりの怪物くん>> 10-1
Yuka Hanaki @ Natsuiro Kiseki: <<花木優香@夏色キセキ Festival -15回目のナツヤスミ->> 20-1
Iwai Mushanokouji: <<武者小路祝@断裁分離のクライムエッジ>> EVEN
Prediction: Iwai Musannokouji by <=70
Over/Under: 500
Under

A04
Mayaka Ibara @ Hyouka: <<伊原摩耶花@氷菓>> 30-1
Snow Black @ Accel World: <<黒雪姫(ブラック・ロータス)@アクセル・ワールド>> 5-1
Fate Testarossa @ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: <<フェイト・テスタロッサ@魔法少女リリカルなのは The MOVIE 2nd A's>> EVEN
Prediction: Fate Testarossa by >=50
Over/Under: 500
Under

A07
Reika Aoki @ Smike Pretty Cure!: <<青木れいか(キュアビューティ)@スマイルプリキュア!>> 40-1
Himeko Tsuruta @ Saki: <<鶴田姫子@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> EVEN
Emilia Justina @ Hataraku Maou-sama!: <<遊佐恵美(エミリア・ユスティーナ)@はたらく魔王さま!>> 6-1
Prediction: Himeko Tsuruta by >=40
Over/Under: 500
Under

A10
Sera Eguchi @ Saki: <<江口セーラ@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 7-1
Mikoto Urabe @ Mysterious Girlfriend X: <<卜部美琴@謎の彼女X>> 40-1
Sumire Hirose @ Saki<<弘世菫@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 3-2
Prediction: Sumire Hirose by >=50
Over/Under: 500
Under 

Monday, August 19, 2013

ISML 2013: Topaz Necklace Field Set!

ISML 2013: Topaz Necklace Field Set!

By JR Salazar
August 19, 2013

So, we have come to the conclusion of the regular season round-robin matches here in the 2013 International Saimoe League, still the world's premier anime character competition. However, there is a necklace to be won before we dive into the postseason. Eucliwood Hellscyuthe, Mashiro Shiina, Taiga Aisaka, Kobato Hasegawa, Mikoto Misaka, Kuroyukihime and Kirino Kousaka have punched their tickets for one final shot at winning the Topaz Necklace.

Let's take a look at the action in Match Day 7 of the 2013 ISML Topaz Necklace Period.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Rea Sanka edged Shouko Kirishima 4272-4072, Fuuko Kurasaki defeated Tsukihi Araragi 4699-3658, Rikka Takanashi won a 4574-4447 thriller over Kobato Hasegawa, Karuta Roromiya defeated Subaru Konoe 4180-3861, Meiko Honma pounded Yui Kotegawa 53736-3269 and Rin Natsume defeated Ririchiyo Shirakiin 4253-3829.

Sena Kashiwazaki trampled over Keiko Ayano 5362-3492, Momo Velia Deviluke rolled past Erio Touwa 4493-3643, Mikan Yuuki whipped past Karen Araragi 41506-3485, Noumi Kudryavka stunned Suguha Kirigaya 4573-3944, Mashiro Shiina obliterated Yui 6192-2829 and Eru Chitanda dismantled Touka Takanashi 5394-3469.

Wrapping up Nova action, Nyarlathotep cruised past Shinobu Oshino 4767-3668, Aria Holmes Kanzaki shot down Homura Akemi 5118-3489, Nanami Aoyama leveled Yozora Mikazuki 5146-3517, Kurisu Makise finished her ISML run on a winning note over Mei Misaki 4601-3712, Asuna Yuuki defeated Kuroyukihime 4929-3949 and Inori Yuzuriha tormented Shinka Nibutani 5151-3787.

STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Illyasviel von Einzbern routed Nymph 4991-3313, Kyou Fujibayashi defeated Holo 4271-3783, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Azusa Nakano 5444-3548, Nagisa Furukawa rolled past Ui Hirasawa 4476-3885, Ayase Aragaki annihilated Last Order 5856-3620 and Yuki Nagato steamrolled past Charlotte Dunois 4918-3655.

Mio Akiyama boomed past Yui Hirasawa 4911-3266, Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere defeated Tomoyo Sakagami 4437-3948, Hinagiku Katsura won a 4103-4084 nailbiter over Victorique de Blos, Shana torched Nadeko Sengoku 5193-3773, Taiga Aisaka roared past Yui-nyan 5189-3863 and Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Konjiki no Yami 5406-3889.

Wrapping up Stella play, Masami Iwasawa rocked Mato Kuroi 4377-4091, C.C. defeated Konara Izumi 4247-3894, Yuri Nakamura stunned Haruhi Suzumioya 4750-4094, Hitagi Senjougahara whipped past Rin Tosaka 4304-3851, Kirino Kousaka abused Saber 5129-3922 and Ruri Gokou has thrust herself as the  contender to beat in the race for the Tiara, delivering both the closest race of the night and the Upset of the Round: a 4798-4764 thriller over defending champion Kanade Tachibana.

Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
2013 ISML Topaz Necklace Odds
As of 8:25 p.m. PT
August 19, 2013

Mashiro Shiina 1-5
Eucliwood Hellscythe 2-1
Taiga Aisaka 5-1
Kobato Hasegawa 10-1
Mikoto Misaka 20-1
Kuroyukihime 35-1
Kirino Kousaka 50-1

Mitsuki Kouyama and Yuki Morikawa also delivered in their special exhibition, defeated Nana Komatsu and Mylene Flare Jenius 3944-2091.

Match Day 8 of the 2013 International Saimoe League Topaz Necklace Phase is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

NOTE: During the course of the 2013 ISML season, Momo's middle name had been misspelled. For the record, the correct spelling of her name is "Momo Velia Deviluke." The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue will use this appelation when referring to Momo in future saimoe contests and on this blog.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

BoBA 2013 ISML Predictions: Topaz Match Day 7

ARENA 01: [Kirishima Shōko] Sanka Rea by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 02: [Kurasaki Fūko (Sky Raker)] Araragi Tsukihi by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 03: [Takanashi Rikka] Hasegawa Kobato by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 04: [Roromiya Karuta] Konoe Subaru by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 05: [Honma Meiko] Kotegawa Yui by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 06: Shirakiin Ririchiyo [Natsume Rin] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 07: [Kashiwazaki Sena] Ayano Keiko (Silica) by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 08: Tōwa Erio [Momo Belia Deviluke] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 09: Araragi Karen [Yūki Mikan] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 10: [Kirigaya Suguha] Nōmi Kudryavka by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 11: Yui [Shiina Mashiro] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 12: Takanashi Tōka [Chitanda Eru] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 13: [Nyarlathotep] Oshino Shinobu by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 14: Akemi Homura [Kanzaki H. Aria] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 15: [Aoyama Nanami] Mikazuki Yozora by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 16: Misaki Mei [Makise Kurisu] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 17: [Yūki Asuna] Kuroyukihime by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 18: Nibutani Shinka [Yuzuriha Inori] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 19: [Kōyama Mitsuki, Morikawa Yuki] Komatsu Nana, Mylene Flare Jenius by <=1000
Over/Under: 12000
Under

ARENA 20: Illyasviel von Einzbern [Nymph] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 21: Holo [Fujibayashi Kyō] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 22: [Eucliwood Hellscythe] Nakano Azusa by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 23: [Furukawa Nagisa] Hirasawa Ui by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 24: Last Order [Aragaki Ayase] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 25: Charlotte Dunois [Nagato Yuki] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 26: [Akiyama Mio] Hirasawa Yui by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 27: Sakagami Tomoyo [Louise Vallière] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 28: Victorique de Blois [Katsura Hinagiku] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 29: [Shana] Sengoku Nadeko by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 30: Yui-nyan [Aisaka Taiga] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 31: Konjiki no Yami [Misaka Mikoto] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 32: Iwasawa Masami [Kuroi Mato] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 33: Izumi Konata [C.C.] by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 34: Suzumiya Haruhi [Nakamura Yuri] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 35: Tōsaka Rin [Senjōgahara Hitagi] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 36: [Tachibana Kanade] Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) by >=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

ARENA 37: Saber [Kōsaka Kirino] by <=1000
Over/Under: 14000
Under

Friday, August 16, 2013

Such...pleasure, it is.

dakimakura (抱き枕?) (from daki (抱き?) "to embrace or cling" and makura (?) "pillow"), also called Dutch wife, is a type of large pillow from Japan. The word is often translated in English simply as "hug pillow". In Japan, dakimakura are similar to Western orthopedic body pillows, and are commonly used by Japanese youth as "security objects".
In the West, "dakimakura" is associated with a love pillow. Love pillows are a subset of dakimakura and a type of inflatable sex toy. They usually have life-size pictures ofanime characters or pornographic film actors, often in suggestive poses.
During the 1990s, dakimakura began to intertwine with otaku culture, leading to the production of pillow covers featuring printed images of bishōjo and bishonen from various anime or Bishōjo game. Many of these early otaku dakimakura covers were released through Cospa, a character goods and apparel store which continues to release officialdakimakura covers to this day.
Although sometimes called a Dutch wife, the original definition of this phrase is closer to the chikufujin.