Thursday, October 05, 2017

ISML 2017: Megumi Katou Wins Emerald Necklace

ISML 2017: Megumi Katou Wins Emerald Necklace
Yukino Yukinoshita tipped to win Ruby Necklace, Levi Wins Pendant

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
October 5, 2017

Match Day 9 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Emerald Period was the necklace and pendant matches and a couple of 10-1 dark horses got the chocolates. First off, we take a look at Touhou Project exhibition play. Kaguya Houraisan thumped Ran Yakumo 1138-829, Youmu Konpaku eased past Chen 1069-892, Fujiwara no Mokou prevailed over Momiji Inubashiri and Sanae Kochiya won the Upset of the Round and the closest race of the round, a 971-967 thriller over Yuyuko Saigyouji.

In the Female Wildcard, Kuroyukihime (541.0), Nanami Aoyama (603), Mirai Kuriyama (545.2) and Yuuki Konno (555.4) advanced to the Ruby Period. Aoba Suzukaze, Ayase Aragaki, Isla and Yuri Nakamura were eliminated. In the Male Wildcard, Ryuunosuke Akasaka (480.6), Subaru Natsuki (577), Iskandar (499) and Shidou Itsuka (521) advanced to the Rugby. Yuu Otosaka, Sadao Maou, Lancer and Genos were eliminated.

With 1338 votes, Megumi Katou won the Emerald Necklace, defeating Yukino Yukinoshita 1338-1183. Favored Kurumi Tokisaki was third with 865. Rounding out the order were Mashiro Shiina (579_), Saber (441), Megumin (334), Shiro (279) and Taiga Aisaka (222).

Levi defeated second choice Takashi Natsume 1198-1100 for the Emerald Pendant. Kazuma Satou was third with 728 votes. Rounding out the order were favored Taki Tachibana (571), Rintarou Okabe (379), Souma Yukihira (295), Yuzuru Otonashi (268) and Yato (202).

Match Day 1 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Ruby Period is scheduled for October 9, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And keep it right here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuing coverage of the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition.