Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ISML 2015: Shiro, Kotori Itsuka take Aquamarine lead

ISML 2015: Shiro, Kotori Itsuka take Aquamarine lead

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
June 17, 2015


Match Day 5 of the 2015 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period concluded, with Shiro leading the Nova Division and defending champion Kotori Itsuka leading the Stella Division. In the Nova Division, Tina Sprout defeated Eli Ayase 2749-2399, Yuuki Konno flew past Nico Yazawa 2886-2493, Stephanie Dola took down Misaki Shokuhou 3051-2480, Kosaki Onodera thumped Shino Asada 3315-2347, Enju Aihara prevailed over Kaori Miyazono 2737-2453 and Jibril smashed Satone Shichimiya 3577-1962.

Akame won the closest match of the round: a 2470-2469 thriller over Yukina Himeragi, which is tied for the closest race in ISML history (this one vote margin has been replicated a number of times in the history of this competition). Yaya defeated Umi Sonoda 2745-2422, Chiyo Sakura defeated Yui Yuigahama 2962-2758, Shiro hammered Maki Nishikino 3519-2226, Yukino Yukinoshita pulverized Kurousagi 3514-2045 and Azusa Azuki whipped past Origami Tobiichi 2807-2414.

Wrapping up Nova play, Latifa Fleuranza defeated Terminus Est 2732-2210, Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi romped past Mirai Kuriyama 3095-2326, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Tohka Yatogami 3381-2025, Yoshino defeated Marika Tachibana 2991-2619, Chitoge Kirisaki routed Kotori Minami 3334-2135 and Isuzu Sento blasted Miyuki Shiba 3074-2247.

In the Stella Division, Yui-nyan rocked Nyarlathotep 3148-2110, Kotori Itsuka won a 2815-2750 barn-burner over Yuri Nakamura, Ayase Aragaki routed Shinka Nibutani 3127-2372, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Inori Yuzuriha 2755-2622, Eru Chitanda whipped past Rikka Takanashi 2959-2598 and Saber slashed past Taiga Aisaka 3093-2719.

Nanami Aoyama defeated Kuroyukihime 3090-2559, Holo chomped up C.C. 2682-2352, Kirino Kousaka won the Upset of the Round: a 2700-2550 result over Sena Kashiwazaki, Mashiro Shiina dominated Haruhi Suzumiya 3700-1972, Kurisu Makise leveled Hitagi Senjougahara 2559-2433 and Kobato Hasegawa prevailed over Charlotte Dunois 2559-2433.

Wrapping up Stella play, Shana torched Shinobu Oshino 2823-2731, Yui Hirasawa rocked Nadeko Sengoku 2753-2391, Rin Tohsaka annihilated Mikan Yuuki 3363-2118, Azusa Nakano romped past Yuki Nagato 3117-2173, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Konjiki no Yami 3258-2289 and Illyasviel von Einzbern stormed past Momo Velia Deviluke 3158-2228.

In the Male Division, Archer defeated Kiritsugu Emiya 2480-2221, Keima Katsuragi rolled past Ayumu Aikawa 2584-2014, Seiya Kanie cruised past Shidou Itsuka 2787-2071, Edward Elric prevailed over Kyon 2516-2388, Gilgamesh impaled Sorata Kanda 2664-2496 and Tomoya Okazaki dismissed Ryuunosoku Akasaka 2634-2184.

Hachiman Hikigaya routed Sadao Maou 3496-1563, Yuzuru Otonashi manhandled Yato 2985-1983, Gintoki Sakata defeated Koyomi Araragi 2478-2338, Touma Kamijou destroyed Raku Ichijou 2842-2134, Ryuuji Takasu roared past Mikoto Mikoshiba 2731 and Accelerator accelerated past Rintarou Okabe 3198-1953.

Wrapping up Male Division play, Izayoi Sakamaki whipped past Umetarou Nozaki 2802-2105, Sora slammed Tatsuya Shiba 3159-1864, Rentarou Satomi shot down Izaya Orihara 2504-2158, Yuuta Togashi defeated Shizuo Heiwajima 2669-2249, Shirou Emiya stomped on L Lawliet 2716-2268 and Levi hung Ken Kaneki 2640-1878.

In exhibition play, Chocolat defeated Karuta Roromiya 2375-2241 and Kirei Kotomine dismantled the Producer from Idolmaster Cinderella Girls 2425-1773.

Match Day 6 of the 2015 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period is scheduled for June 18, 2015, Vote for your favorites at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.