Monday, December 07, 2015

ISML 2015: Kanade Tachibana Re-Elected Saimoe Leader Of The Free World!



ISML 2015: Kanade Tachibana Re-Elected Saimoe Leader Of The Free World
Accelerator elected Deputy Saimoe Leader, Nao Tomori overall Diadem winner

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
December 7, 2015

In a decisive scoreline that surprised no one, and in a turnout that was underwhelming, Kanade Tachibana of the Angel Beats! Party was re-elected Saimoe Leader Of The Free World for a second term after routing Ruri Gokou 6217-4813. Despite losing to Hachiman Hikigaya in his consolation match 5587-5146, Kanade's husband Yuzuru Otonashi had nothing but praise for his wife.

"My wife was a great leader before and she will do it all over again next year," Otonashi said. "She has my full support and the support of the world. Our world, now more than ever, needs united, and today, you saw that the world stands united in electing an angel as the Saimoe Leader Of The Free World. She will not disappoint you. I guarantee it, because I will see to it that happens as her husband."

"I want to thank all the people who missed seeing me compete in this competition," said Tachibana, holding her son Kazero. "I owe it to you all to keep faith alive, keep hope alive, and to never give up when the going gets tough. Love the ones you're with, the ones who love you back. Solidarity is the ultimate strength and the key to overcoming your darkest hours. Don't be afraid of the future. Embrace it and take flight. I love you all and I look forward to leading the new Saimoe Government next year. We'll do our best."

Mikoto Misaka was third place after defeating Eru Chitanda 5906-5364 and in the other Scepter Ranking matches, Archer defeated Sora 5784-4865 and Seiya Kanie rolled past Edward Elric 5516-4863. Accelerator will be the Deputy Saimoe Leader of the Free World after defeated Koyomi Araragi 5643-5433.

"It feels good to be the king of the world and be a great assistant and right hand person to an angel," a victorious Accelerator said, being doted by Last Order, his fiancee (she is not old enough to marry Accelerator yet). "Last Order said that I hold all the cards, and I believed her. Now that I am on top, I hope I won't have to do this stupid tournament anymore and I can try my hand at stopping terrorism around the world.

"Thanks for your support. It's going to be a hella good time bringing hell to those who want to send hell on the innocent! Hell yeah!"

A further Tiara Ranking round was made to classify the best eight not to win the Heavenly Tiara. Kosaki Onodera won one of the rounds with 4346 votes. Yui Yuigahama won 3231 votes, Kurisu Makise won 2354 votes and Saber won 2197 votes. In the other Tiara Ranking round, Chiyo Sakura won 3245 votes to finish first. Asuna Yuuki was second with 3124 votes, Nanami Aoyama was third with 2929 votes and Yoshino held up the rear with 2803 votes.

In a series of exhibitions, Nodoka Haramura routed Saki Miyanaga 5142-3819, Killua Zoldyck won the closest race of the round, a 4928-4845 decision over Sougo Okita, Kyouko Kirigiri belted Akane Tsunamori 5441-4798 amd Rurutia slaughtered Yuriko Kougami 5428-4042.

In the Seasonal Runners-Up Final, Iroha Isshiki recorded the Upset Of The Round, a 5473-2951 win over Umaru Doma. Kougou was third with 2464 votes and Sakurako Kujou held up the rear with 1968 votes. Nao Tomori was the overall Seasonal Champion, earning 5301 votes. Megumi Katou was second with 2813 votes, Isla was third with 1966 votes and Mitsuki Nase was last with 1696 votes. Tomori is projected to be an early favorite to contend for honors in the Nova Division next season.

This concludes the 2015 International Saimoe League Season. Keep it right here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition, and be sure to debate on next year's edition on InternationalSaimoe.com. This is the ISML on the Bedlam!
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