Monday, June 11, 2018

ISML 2018: Aquamarine Homestretch Begins!

ISML 2018: Aquamarine Homestretch Begins!

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
June 11, 2018

Match Day 13 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period is history and at long last, we reach the home stretch of this period after 12 round robin match days. In the Female Division, Tamako Kitashirakawa hammered Aoba Suzukaze 5374-3389, Inori Yuzuriha defeated Kaori Miyazono 5109-4423, Sakura Matou thumped Shalltear Bloodfallen 5468-3739, Ruiko Saten leveled Chise Hatori 5557-3140, Ai Haibara scored the Upset of the Round, a 5904-4800 scalp of Nao Tomori and Kuroyukihime flew past Kaho Hinata 4886-3916.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Mitsuha Miyamizu defeated Shinak Nibutani 5057-4655, Rikka Takanashi rocked Haruhi Suzumiya 5370-4336, Kosaki Onodera cruised past Miku Izayoi 4560-4040, Gabriel White Tenma routed Yuuri 5140-3841, Illyasviel von Einzbern defeated Taiga Aisaka 5376-5083 and Miyako Shirakawa stonewalled Karen Tendou 4246-3757.

In the Male Division, Yashiro Isana defeated Armin Arlert 4183-3880, Kusuo Saiki thumped Izuku Midoriya 4918-3920, Kotarou Azumi defeate Joutarou Kuujou 4142-3735, Saika Totsuka whipped past Shirou Tokisada Amakusa 4776-3737, Takashi Natsume defeated Subaru Natsuki 4177-3796 and Mikoto Suou prevailed over Itsukio Hashima 4409-3649.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Kaito Kuroba defeated Tetsuya Kuroko 4480-4022, Yuuta Togashi routed Edward Elric 4739-3169, Tsunayoshi Sawada prevailed over Rei Kiriyama 4022-3615, Sadao Maou slammed Makoto Itou 4975-3159, Gilgamesh impaled Conan Edogawa 5207-4737 and Kojou Akatsuki slayed Red 4124-3574.

Our favorite to win the Winter Diadem, Violet Evergarden, scored one of the most decisive victories in the competition, a 11165-1617 hammering of Hana Ichinose in Winter Seasonal action. Also in Winter Seasonal action, Nadeshiko Kagamihara scored the closest victory of the round, a 4295-4254 thriller over Popuko. In other Winter Seasonal action, Ai Hinatsuru slammed Koizumi 5405-3755, Yuzu Aihara stormed past Elizabeth Liones 4863-3611, Takagi dismantled Miyu Edelfelt 6588-3360 and Ai Yashajin crushed Pipimi 5594-3719.

Wrapping up a full slate of Winter Season results, Ichigo rolled past Kagura 8832-1898 and Zero Two took down Miyuki Shiba 7500-2870 to emerge as the second and third choices on the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue to challenge Evergarden for the Winter Diadem. Wintergarden is listed as a 1-5 first choice, Ichigo is a 3-1 second choice and Zero Two is listed as a 7-2 dark horse. Rin Shima whipped past Yume Tsubakuro 4399-3136, Matsuri Mizusawa defeated Shirase Kobuchizawa 4338-3739, Ginko Sora pumped Chizuru Hishiro 6248-2870 and Mei Aihara eased past Mari Tamaki 5124-3134.

Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
ISML 2018 Winter Seasonal Odds
Violet Evergarden 1-5
Ichigo 3-1
Zero Two 7-2
Takagi 6-1
Ginko Sora 10-1

Match Day 14 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Aquamarine Period is scheduled for June 19, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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