Sunday, April 09, 2017

ISML 2017: The Usual Suspects Get The Job Done

ISML 2017: The Usual Suspects Get The Job Done

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
April 9, 2017

The Aquamarine Period is the de facto preliminary period in the 2017 International Saimoe League. Match Day 3 is in the books, and in the Female Division, Emilia routed Misaki Shokuhou 1024-609, Homura Akemi shot down Kayo Hinazuki 861-546, Yui Hirasawa rocked Kotori Kanbe 835-578, Ai-chan flattened Izette 750-444, Kosaki Onodera trounced Fate Testarossa 924-485, Haruhi Suzumiya dominated Louise Francoise Le Blanc De La Valliere 864-576, Aqua rolled past Kotori Minami 980-597 and Holo chomped up Beatrice 823-726.

Shino Asada gunned down Renge Miyauchi 876-660, Hifumi Takimoto prevailed over Madoka Kaname 747-697. Chiyo Sakura whipped past Miuna Shiodome 966, C.C. scored a 764-738 barnburner over Kaori Miyazono, Kurumi Tokisaki demolished Shirayuki 1107-460, Nanami Aoyama crushed Yuuki Konno 869-638 and Konjiki no Yami pummeled Aria Holmes Kanzaki 821-554.

In the Male Division, Genos defeated Takashi Natsumi 735-615, Rentarou Satomi shot down Subaru Uchimaki 748-445, Killua Zoldyck manhandled Reigen Arataka 697-357, Subaru Natsuki defeated Taihei Doma 778-613, Kusuo Saiki whipped past Atsushi Nakajima 566-477, Ayumu Aikawa carved up Hei 703-524, Yuuta Togashi won the closest victory of the round and Upset of the Round, a 698-690 thriller over Tatsuya Shiba and Izayoi Sakamaki routed Shigeo Kageyama 864-375.

Yuuji Sakai defeated Kamito Kazehaya 642-513, Gintoki Sakata obliterated Kikuhiko 965-204, Edward Elric overpowered Toyohisa Shimazu 1036-187, Felix Argyle prevailed over Kraft Lawrence 773-591, Kyon sliced and diced past Kouhei Inuzuka 949-242, L Lawliet rolled past OsamiDazai 768-504 and Roy Mustang scored a 686-670 nailbiter over Lancer.

In Tournament of Champions action, Kanade Tachibana defeated Kotori Itsuka 981-667 and current ISML Scepter holder Sora continued his form with a 806-767 win over Accelerator.

Match Day 4 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period is scheduled for April 10, 2017. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.