Thursday, September 14, 2017

ISML 2017: Takashi Natsume Shocks The World, Jibril Cuts It Close

ISML 2017: Takashi Natsume Shocks The World, Jibril Cuts It Close


By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 14, 2017


Match Day 1 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is history, and a number of close races took place, as well as a huge upset in the Male Division. In the Female Division, Rem rolled past Kaori Miyazono 1469-932, Mitsuha Miyamizu snapped past Isla 1382-948, Shino Asada shot down Iroha Isshiki 1112-1038, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Maki Nishikino 1641-719, Rikka Takanashi prevailed over Sora Kasugano 1171-1052, Jibril won the closest race of the round: a 1028-1001 nailbiter over Nanami Aoyama, Mashiro Shiina trounced CiCi 1465-854 and Taiga Aisaka won the closest race of the round and Taiga Aisaka roared past Umaru Doma 1226-1024.

Aqua defeated Kuroyukihime 1160-1001, Emilia routed Yuki Nagato 1666-807, Yoshino leveled Aoba Suzukaze 1199-932, Illyasviel von Einzbern defeated Chiyo Sakura 1236-1017, Kurumi Tokisaki gunned down Shinobu Oshino 1586-790, Nao Tomori powered past Mirai Kuriyama 1212-943 and Yui Yuigahama won a 1144-1112 barnburner over Ram.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Monkey D. Luffy 1308-692, Touma Kamijou defeated Tomoya Okazaki 918-886, Karma Akabane whipped past Yuu Otosaka 1076-779, Korosensei dominated Osamu Dazai 1425-598, Gintoki Sakata slammed Sadao Mao 1145-701, Ryuuji Takasu prevailed over Saika Totsuka 895-856, Takashi Natsume won one of the biggest Upset of the Round in the competition, a 1336-964 scalp of Saitama and Yato flew past Bell Cranel 1225-648.

Edward Elric defeated Lancer 995-886, Taki Tachibana belted Conan Edogawa 1241-811, Yuuta Togashi stormed past Roy Mustang 1043-770, Sakamoto defeated Shidou Itsuka 1047-889, Kazuma Satou clobbered Taihei Doma 1149-646, Felix Argyle eased past Genos 988-868 and Rintarou Okabe defeated Gilgamesh 1012=938.

In Spring Seasonal action, Chtholly Nota Seniorious routed Aiz Wallenstein 1695-595 and Muramasa Senjuu thumped Yoshino Koharu 1088-824.

Match Day 2 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Emerald Period is scheduled for September 15, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.