Saturday, October 29, 2016

ISML 2016: "I Can Move Mountains, I Can Work A Miracle!"

ISML 2016: "I Can Move Mountains, I Can Work A Miracle!"

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
October 29, 2016


With Halloween around the corner, an instrumental loop of Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman" was being played in the Kurisu Makise camp after Makise delivered a 1413-1281 Upset of the Round win over Shiro. The result was reported to be nothing short of miraculous, hence the song being belted out at Kurisu's job in Tokyo working alongside Rintarou Okabe.

The song was also playing in other camps as well, but Makise's proved to be most noteworthy. Match Day 3 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Diamond Period is in the books. In other Female Division results, Kuroyukihime flew past Maki Nishikino 1331-1184, Nao Tomori leveled Illyasviel von Einzbern 1411-1284, Megumi Katou won a 1348-1274 nailbiter over Rikka Takanashi, Mashiro Shiina routed Ayase Aragaki 1649-987, Shinobu Oshino rolled past Marika Tachibana 1382-1126, Saber slashed past Iroha Isshiki 1415-1320 and Komachi Hikigaya defeated Rize Tedeza 1350-1189.

In the Male Division, favorite Hachiman Hikigaya routed Saitama 1578-943, Tomoya Okazaki defeated Sorata Kanda 1243-1116, Yuzuru Otonashi prevailed over Okabe 1309-1214, Yato won a 1175-1146 barnburner over Yuuta Togashi, Korosensei whipped past Souma Yukihira 1189-1048, Seiya Kanie won the closest race of the round, a 1191-1170 thriller over Saika Totsuka, Kiritsugu Emiya took down Yuu Otosaka 1279-1167 and Keima Katsuragi thumped Ayumu Aikawa 1168-961.

In Summer Diadem action, Crusch Karsten defeated Kotori Kanbe 1277-1085 and Hifumi Takimoto obliterated Tsumugi Inuzuka 1496-588.

Match Day 4 of the 2016 International Saimoe League Diamond Period is scheduled for October 31, 2016. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.