Friday, September 27, 2013

ISML 2013: Eucliwood, Ruri to the semis

ISML 2013: Eucliwood, Ruri to the semis

By JR Salazar
September 27, 2013

The old guard isn't going to give up the ghost this year, as Eucliwood Hellscythe and Ruri Gokou progressed to the semifinals of the 2013 International Saimoe League finals following Match Day 7 of the postseason.

Dominant victories in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Korea, Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam paced Eucliwood Hellscythe to a 6555-5644 victory over Mashiro Shiina. Ruri Gokou, meanwhile, won every region except Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia en route to a comprehensive 7443-4985 victory over Azusa Nakano.

The consolation matches also kicked off on Postseason 7. Asuna Yuuki dominated every region except Eastern Europe, Korea and Japan en route to a 6826-4713 annihilation of Sena Kashiwazaki. Kobato Hasegawa did one better, sweeping every region to clobber Kirino Kousaka 6624-4950.

Several other group matches took place. Leticia Draculair defeated Rika Shiguma 4487-4140, with Maki Nishikino last with 2822 votes. Kotori Itsuka ran past Mikasa Ackerman 5749-3744, while Yui Yuigahama trailed behing with 2561 votes. Tamako Kitashirakawa prevailed over Chiwa Harusaki, 4212-2954, with Kana Minami dead last with 2954 votes.

Wrapping up action on Postseason 7, Tsubasa Kazanari took out Aya Komichi 3900-3705 with Stocking Anarchy trailing with 2026 votes. Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi pulverized Emi Yusa 6211-2980. Frenda Seivelun was last with 2864 votes. Finally, Mimi defeated Natsumi Hinata in a match of old schoolers, 3530-2535. Chiyo Mihama, much to the disappointment of the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue, validated Azumanga Daioh as old news that missed the boat with onky 2435 votes.

Match Day 8 of the 2013 International Saimoe League postseason is scheduled for September 29, 2013. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

2channel Anime Saimoe 2013: Second Round Odds, Day 8

09/24: Round 2, Groups D, E & F - Day 4

D4
Misaki Shokuhou @ A Certain Magical Index: <<食蜂操祈@とある科学の超電磁砲S>> 50-1
Arata Sagimori @ Saki: <<鷺森灼@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 10-1
Saori Takebe @ Girls Und Panzer: <<武部沙織@ガールズ&パンツァー>> 3-1
Prediction: Saori Takebe by <=50
Over/Under: 800
Under

E4
Honoka Kousaka @ Love Live!: <<高坂穂乃果@ラブライブ!>> 40-1
Himawari Furutani @ Yuru Yuri: <<古谷向日葵@ゆるゆり♪♪>> 8-1
Shizuno Takakamo @ Saki: <<高鴨穏乃@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A>> 3-1
Prediction: Shizuno Takakamo by <=50
Over/Under: 800
Under

F4
Nyarlathotep @ Haiyore! Nyarlko-san: <<ニャル子@這いよれ! ニャル子さんW>> EVEN
Maho Misawa @ Ro-Kyu-Bu!: <<三沢真帆@ロウきゅーぶ!>> 5-1
Suguha Kirigaya @ Sword Art Online: <<桐ヶ谷直葉(リーファ)@ソードアート・オンライン>> 50-1
Prediction: Nyarlathotep by >=50
Over/Under: 800
Under

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

D2-3暫定結果
1位 369票 湊智花@ロウきゅーぶ!
2位 341票 歳納京子@ゆるゆり♪♪
3位 71票 内田ユカ@みなみけ ただいま

E2-3暫定結果
1位 341票 四糸乃@デート・ア・ライブ
2位 251票 天海春香@ THE IDOLM@STER シリーズ
3位 152票 池田千歳@ゆるゆり♪♪

F2-3暫定結果
1位 398票 原村和@咲-Saki- 阿知賀編 episode of side-A
2位 345票 御坂美琴@とある科学の超電磁砲S
3位 65票 ミカサ・アッカーマン@進撃の巨人