Monday, July 02, 2018

ISML 2018: DarliFra's Finest Will Not Be Denied

ISML 2018: DarliFra's Finest Will Not Be Denied

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
July 2, 2018

The flagship characters of Darling In The FRANXX are Ichigo and Zero Two. As tipped, both advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 International Saimoe League Winter Seasonal Tournament. Ichigo defeated Ai Hinatsuru 5000-4312 while Zero Two belted Ai Yashajin 6074-4034. Ichigo is tipped to win by less than 500 votes over Zero Two with a turnout of over 10000. Violet Evergarden, BoBA's odds-on favorite to win the Diadem, is tipped to win by at least 1000 votes over Takagi.

Meanwhile, Match Day 2 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is in the books. In the Female Division, Chtholly Nota Seniorious routed Maika Sakuranomiya 6248-2940, Tamako Kitashirakawa scored the Upset of the Round, a 4792-4617 scalp over Yoshino, Meiko Hona defeated Chiyo Sakura 4763-4137, Yukino Yukinoshita pummeled Hifumi Takimoto 6390-2753, Kaori Miyazono prevailed over Azusa Nakano 5812-5184, Nanami Aoyama took down Shiki Ryougi 4597-4036, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Cocoa Hoto 6405-3215 and Taiga Aisaka roared past Megumin 4469-4185.

Kuroko Shirai defeated Ram 4475-4374, Rin Tohsaka pumped Yukina Himeragi 6434-2720, Utaha Kasumigaoka eased past Haruhi Suzumiya 4964-4766, Yui prevailed over Yuuki Konno 3912-3779, Kurisu Makise stormed past Suzune Horikita 5681-3624, Sakura Kinomoto crushed Eucliwood Hellscythe 5679-3613, Jeanne d'Arc whipped past Iroha Isshiki 4371-4208 and Emilia dropped the hammer on Vignette April Tsukinose 6274-3029.

Wrapping up Female Division play, Ai Haibara defeated Tohka Yatogami 5104-4754, Sakura Matou burned Kirino Kousaka 4573-4066, Schwi Dola roasted Satanichia McDowell Kurumizawa 5842-2750, Sagiri Izumi thumped Chino Kafuu 5222-4093, Aoba Suzukaze won the closest race of the round, a 40-28-4022 thriller over Mordred, Illyasviel von Einzbern ripped Holo apart 6171-3118, Saber slashed past Mikasa Ackerman 5883-3503 and Jibril flew past Homura Akemi 4727-3832.

In the Male Division, Gilgamesh impaled Ciel Phantomhive 5367-2892, Yuzuru Otonashi gunned down Shouto Todoroki 4285-3393, Tomoya Aki defeated Ayumu Aikawa 3814-3396, Riku Dola routed Tsukasa Mizugaki 4246-27090, Astolfo defeated Masamune Izumi 4297-3503, Sadao Mao slammed Tetsuya Kuroko 3675-3358, Yuuta Togashi dominated Rentarou Satomi 5290-2303 and Eren Yeager won a 3942-3862 barnburner over Ryuuji Takasu.

Itachi Uchiha wiped out Keima Katsuragi 4090-3298, Kiritsugu Emiya dusted off Roy Mustang5130-2863, Shouya Ishida defeated Naruto Uzumaki 3764-3375, Akihito Kanbara eased past Makoto Naegi 3912-2717, Ainz Ooal Gown drubbed Shizuo Heiwajima 4638-3144, Gintoki Sakata defeated Edward Elric 4125-3399, Kyon trounced Seijuurou Akashi 3873-2685 and Touma Kamijou crushed Hei 4929-2715.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Tatsuya Shiba defeated Natsu Dragneel 3601-3331, Conan Edogawa shredded Light Yagami 4952-3186, Kusuo Saiki barreled past Monkey D. Luffy 4253-3384, Koyomi Araragi tore down Inuyasha 4158-3453, Karma Akabane blew past Kotarou Azumi 5029-2623, Saitama punched Yuu Otosaka 4623-3556 and Kaito Kuroba overpowered Meliodas 4226-3423.

Match Day 3 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Topaz Period is scheduled for July 3, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.