Thursday, October 02, 2014

2014.10.3.



We walked forward as we gently
 and carefully held onto the warmth of our inseparable hearts.
 We can change the future with our words
 and with my wish that has yet to get an answer.
My ideal self I dreamt of being when I was a child
 is still far from me, but if you’re with me,
 I feel I can become a bit stronger
 and repaint tomorrow with new colors.
Following the hope we called for,
 we overcome the world which has come to a halt
 and one day, because we didn’t give up, our hearts will become one.
 Crying or laughing, let’s welcome the new tomorrow.
 Even if the vow we’ve settled on is painful and strikes me down,
 it’s so I can protect your heart.
Within the flow of time of no memories,
 I’m sure there lies the warmth we search for.
 When we get embraced by it, everything
 and all my feelings will circle around you.
We held hands and ran as we faced the sky
 and held many precious lights in our hearts.
 It becomes the radiance within me
 and clears away of all of my hesitations.
We break free from a complicated labyrinth with no exit.
 The tears you shed woke my heart
 and I realized the world I knew so well still had many beautiful sides.
 New possibilities are born
 from a wish of a moment in time.
Believing in salvation, I made up my mind.
 Standing at the beginning of it all,
 I’ll bring back your smile
 and become a real miracle.

Following the hope we called for,
 we overcome the world which has come to a halt
 and one day, because we didn’t give up, our hearts will become one.
 Crying or laughing, let’s welcome the new tomorrow.
 Even if the vow we’ve settled on is painful and strikes me down,
 it’s so I can protect your heart.
I’ll stay by your side.

Happy Birthday, Madoka Kaname.


ISML 2014: Kotori Itsuka to the Championship Match


ISML 2014: Kotori Itsuka to the Championship Match

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
October 2, 2014


There will be no repeat winner this year in the International Saimoe League. Riding on huge victories in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Indonesia, Kotori Itsuka defeated Kanade Tachibana, 4649-4170, to advance to the 2014 ISML Championship Match against Mashiro Shiina. Tachibana's major victories came in Russia, Korea, Vietnam, Western Europe, Canada, the USA and Africa.

In consolation round action, Nanami Aoyama won the closest match of the night: a 4380-4239 thriller over Ruri Gokou, Kuroyukihime flew past Taiga Aisaka 4631-4165, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Shana 4456-4078, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Yoshino 4753-3955, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Eucliwood Hellscythe 4625-3965 and Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi romped past Rikka Takanashi 4413-3966.

In exhibition action, Chitoge Kirisaki crushed Saya Tokido 4428-3360, Kosaki Onodera defeated Satone Shichimiya 4318-3826, Enju Aihara shot down Chino Kafuu 4275-3605, Shiro routed Tina Sprout 4953-3243 and Mare S Ephemeral prevailed over Amane Suou 3261-3091.

Match Day 10 of the 2014 International Saimoe League, the final match day of the ISML season, is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.