ISML 2017: Turnout Drops As Asuna, Illya Roll

ISML 2017: Turnout Drops As Asuna, Illya Roll
Nayuta Kani, Listed As Third Choice For Fall Diadem, Now Tipped To Win

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
December 7, 2017

Nayuta Kani is an unheralded face that was listed by the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue as a third choice to win the 2017 International Saimoe League Fall Diadem. In the Upset of the Round for Match Day 6 of the 2017 ISML Postseason, Kani scalped Schwi Dola 2780-2574 to now be tipped as a lock to win the prize. BoBA has tipped Kani to win by at least 150 votes over Kaho Hinata, who defeated Kirie Motoba 2476-2370 in the other semifinal. Dola is slated to finish third by the same margin if there is a consolation match and both of those contests will see at least 7000 votes each.

Chtholly Nota Seniorious is going down as a dangerous threat to make waves at next year's ISML, with the Summer Diadem winner routing Suzune Horikita 3508-2249. As we have tipped prior to casting our ballot, Ruiko Saten did win the ISML Divine Circlet with a 2762-2743 nailbiter over Kotori Minami, adding to what has been a shocking campaign for arguably the most overrated series to participate in the ISML in Love Live!.

Over in the Tiara Quarterfinals, there will be no return to the final for Illyasviel von Einzbern, as Emilia hammered Illya 3196-2674. Asuna Yuuki's prospects of being the next Saimoe Prime Minister took a massive shot in the foot with a 4143-2294 rout of Rin Tosaka. Hachiman Hikigaya took one more step towards a return to the Saimoe Deputy Prime Minister's chair with a 3135-2470 belting of Kiritsugu Emiya. Taki Tachibana is a deciding longshot, but his 3094-2375 pumping of Kazuma Satou could make him an intriguing option to winning the ISML Scepter.

In Tiara Consolation action, Shiro exploded past Megumin 2862-2622, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Nao Tomori 2977-2619, Rikka Takanashi defeated Utaha Kasumigaoka 2801-2680, Chino Kafuu prevailed over Kurisu Makise 2723-2680 and Yukino Yukinoshita throttled Saber 3046-2836.

In Scepter Consolation action, Karma Akabane defeated Edward Elric 2544-2468, Saitama punched Levi 2611-2572, Souma Yukihira broke Touma Kamijou 2593-2489,  Shirou Emiya scored the closest victory of the round, a 2485-2481 thriller over Rintarou Okabe and Ryuuji Takasu roared past Koyomi Araragi 2275-2255. Finally in Touhou Project action, the Scarlet sisters were swept aside as Cirno rolled past Flandre Scarlet 2141-1991 and Marisa Kirisame prevailed over Remilia Scarlet 2125-2086.

Match Day 7 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Postseason is scheduled for December 8, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at and join the ongoing debate.