Monday, September 23, 2013

ISML 2013: Azusa upsets Asuna as League Finals begin

ISML 2013: Azusa upsets Asuna as League Finals begin

By JR Salazar
September 23, 2013

Match Day 5 of the 2013 International Saimoe League postseason kicked off the League Finals, and the final phased of the 2013 edition of the world's premier anime character competition. Azusa Nakano delivered the one major upset of the night, a 5370-5187 victory over Asuna Yuuki. The only regions where Yuuki polled well were Thailand, Vietnam, Africa, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Every other region was won by Nakano.

The other three races were comfortable victories for the favorites. Mashiro Shiina won every region except for the USA, Western Europe, Korea and Japan to mow down Kirino Kousaka 6431-4445, Eucliwood Hellscythe swept every region to crush Kobato Hasegawa 6314-4229, as did Ruri Gokou in her 7700-3352 belting of Sena Kashiwazaki.

Six other group exhibitions took place. Maria Takiyama defeated Kanata Futaki 5073-3683, with Tsugumi Haraki third with 1258 votes. Misaki Shokuhou obliterated Kuune 5861-2357, with Izumiko Suzuhara third with 1833 votes. Anko Kitashirakawa prevailed over Umi Sonoda, 4889-3478, with Natsuki holding up the rear with 886 votes.

In the only male matchup of the day, Shouko Makishima defeated Mephisto Pheles, 3568-2922. Kusuriuri was third with 884 votes. Hayate's relevance may be on the decline after Suzuno Kamazuki defeated Athena Tennousu 5231-3437. Kahori Harukawa was third with 1109 votes. Finally, Chrome Dokuro rolled past Tsubaki Nakatsukawa 3609-2767. Nico Robin was third with 2556 votes.

Match Day 6 of the 2013 International Saimoe League postseason is scheduled for September 24, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at and join the ongoing debate.

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

1位 493票 園城寺怜@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 177票 黄瀬やよい(キュアピース)@スマイルプリキュア!
3位 90票 卜部美琴@謎の彼女X

1位 340票 西住みほ@ガールズ&パンツァー
2位 304票 新子憧@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
3位 50票 五月七日くみん@中二病でも恋がしたい!

1位 404票 小鳥遊六花@中二病でも恋がしたい!
2位 272票 クー子@這いよれ! ニャル子さんW
3位 61票 北白川たまこ@たまこまーけっと

Group A2-4 Results:
1位 428票 園城寺怜@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 170票 黄瀬やよい(キュアピース)@スマイルプリキュア!
3位 94票 卜部美琴@謎の彼女X
Group B2-4 Results:
1位 357票 西住みほ@ガールズ&パンツァー
2位 319票 新子憧@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
3位 53票 五月七日くみん@中二病でも恋がしたい!
Group C2-4 Results:
1位 376票 小鳥遊六花@中二病でも恋がしたい!
2位 232票 クー子@這いよれ! ニャル子さんW
3位 60票 北白川たまこ@たまこまーけっと

Gary Ablett, Jr.: 2013 AFL Brownlow Medal Winner

GARY Ablett has won his second Brownlow Medal in a thrilling finish.
Ablett overtook former teammate Joel Selwood with three votes for a best on ground performance against GWS in Round 23.
It is his second medal after winning as a Cat in 2009.
Ablett jumped to an early lead, reaching 20 votes by Round 12 before watching as Selwood and Magpie Dane Swan made their run in the second half of the season.
Selwood overtook Ablett and led by two votes going into the final round but failed to poll in the Cats' win against Geelong.
Swan, who was one vote behind Selwood, also failed to poll in Collingwood's loss to North Melbourne.