ISML 2017: Shinobu Oshino Cutting It Close
By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
June 1, 2017
Match Day 3 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is a done deal. In the Female Division, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Chitose Karasuma 1644-488, Illyasviel von Einzbern hammered Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 1301-604, Holo chomped up Hitagi Senjougahara 980-864, Megumi Katou routed Kyouko Sakura 1352-619, Kuroyukihime flew past Renge Miyauchi 1204-719, Miyuki Shiba prevailed over Sora Kasugano 982-921, Kurisu Makise eased past Rory Mercury 1120-751 and Aqua romped past Ai-chan 1222-699.
Inori Yuzuriha rocked Yui Hirasawa 1212-797, Taiga Aisaka roared past Urara Shiraishi 1208-736, Mitsuha Miyamizu buried Hestia 1176-826, Shinobu Oshino won the closest race of the round, a 952-927 thriller over Konjiki no Yami, Yoshino silenced Mizuki Usami 1286-678, Rikka Takanashi whipped past Tsubasa Hanekawa 1251-762 and Kaori Miyazono defeated Homura Akemi 1047-865.
In the Male Division, Rintarou Okabe dominated Tetsuya Kuroko 1075-645, Gintoki Sakata routed Takumi Usui 1094-509, Ryuunosuke Akasaka defeated Shuu Ouma 904-835, Edward Elric crushed Zen Wistalia 1091-523, Yuu Otosaka leveled Kotarou Tennouji 1035-542, Iskandar scored a 902-827 decision over Light Yagami, Nagisa Shiota cruised past Haruhiro 1125-534 and Subaru Natsuki eased past Osamu Dazai 1071-698.
Shizuo Heiwajima defeated Hayate Ayasaki 857-710, Shirou Emiya pulverized Hajime Hinata 1129-552, Sakamoto overpowered Kamina 1087-551, Bell Cranel defeated Izaya Orihara 904-768, Feliz Argyle dismantled Soushi Miketsukami 1150-610, Koyomi Araragi sliced and diced Youji Itami 1165-468 and Kousei Arima delivered the Upset of the Round, an 874-779 scalp of Umetarou Nozaki.
In Winter Seasonal action, Sakie Satou thrashed Tanya von Degurechaff 834-647 and Yoshino Koiwai routed Koyuki Hinashi 1002-593.
Match Day 4 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is scheduled for June 2, 2017. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.