Monday, September 24, 2018

ISML 2018: Tomoyo Sakagami Still Has It, Emilia Does Not

ISML 2018: Tomoyo Sakagami Still Has It, Emilia Does Not

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
September 24, 2018

Match Day 6 of the 2018 International Saimoe League is in the books, and in exhibition play, Tomoyo Sakagami still has form after a 6325-4280 rout of Hinagiku Katsura. In the other exhibition, another proven winner, Kagami Hiiragi, belted Fate Testarossa 5422-4439.

But it's the action in the main draw that matters, and Mikasa Ackerman scored the Upset of the Round, a 4898-3981 scalp of Emilia, last year's runner-up to Megumi Katou. It is certain that Emilia's outlook of making the postseason looks even more uncertain and would require a massive undertaking with no future defeats to her ledger. Meanwhile in the Female Division, Nao Tomori defeated Meiko Honma 6029-5434, Mashiro Shiina prevailed over Isla 6434-6046, Saber slashed past Shinka Nibutani 6309-5091, Utaha Kasumigaoka won the closest race of the round, a 5705-5669 barnburner over Sora Kasugano, Yukino Yukinoshita exploded past Megumin 8562-5476, Illyasviel von Einzbern whipped past Nero Claudius 6855-5305 and Chiyo Sakura prevailed over Umaru Doma 5949-5867.

Kurumi Tokisaki shot past Mitsuha Miyamizu 8816-5524, Kurisu Makise clobbered Tohka Yatogami 6803-6257, Azusa Nakano romped past C.C. 8442-4686, Tooru roared past Mirai Kuriyama 6337-6114, Rikka Takanashi rocked Sakura Matou 8353-4900, Kuroko Shitai defeated Origami Tobiichi 5902-5575, Chtholly Nota Seniorious flattened Nagisa Furukawa 9220-4660 and Rin Tohsaka eased past Eucliwood Hellscythe 6149-5853.

Wrapping up Female Division action, Nanami Aoyama defeated Shino Asada 5940-5512, Shiro cruised past Tamako Kitashirakawa 7638-5700, Yui Yuigahama pulverized Aqua 7746-4987, Kamui Kanna routed Schwi Dola 9390-4722, Taiga Aisaka rambled past Ayase Aragaki in a 6128-5940 grinder, Yoshino silenced Tomoyo Daidouji 6130-5794, Rem emerged as the strongest character in Re:Zero with a 8950-4371 hiding of Kaori Miyazono and Sagiri Izumi demolished Yuki Nagato 7083-5667.

In the Male Division, Masamune IZumi made it a sweep for Eromanga Sensei in a 611-5493 scalp of Kusuo Saiki, Satoshi prevailed over Subaru Natsuki 5302-5248, Gilgamesh impaled Gintoki Sakata 6551-4766, Kiritsugu Emiya whipped past Shuu Ouma 5643-5145, Shouto Todoroki rocked Inuyasha 7327-5126, Archer dominated Souma Yukihira 6422-4867, Yuuta Togashi defeated Saika Totsuka 5505-5223 and Nagisa Shiota routed Willem Kmetsch 6525-4891.

Takashi Natsume defeated Sasuke Uchiha 5498-5387, Monkey D. Luffy crushed Kazuma Satou 6920-4209, Kiyotaka Ayanokouji roared past Ryuuji Takasu 5968-4675, Touma Kamijou broke Naruto Uzumaki 5422-5272, Li Syaoran eased past Koyomi Araragi 6535-4985, Rintarou Okabe dismissed Astolfo 5730-5364, Ainz Ooal Gown defeated Itachi Uchiha 5519-5096 and Ciel Phamtomhive kept his chances at survival alive with a 5733-4882 scalp of Sakamoto.

Wrapping up Male Division action, Shouya Ishida defeated Shirou Emiya 5582-5006, Izaya Orihara moved down Edward Elric 5352-4978, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Tomoya Okazaki 8696-3931,  Yato flew past Yuu Otoaka 5721-5361, Shizuo Heiwajima won a 5321-5279 thriller over Ken Kaneki, Levi leveled Saitama 8244-4811 and Eren Yeager rolled past Kousei Arima 5573-5270.

Match Day 7 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is scheduled for September 25, 2018. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.