ISML 2019: Mai Sakurajima Wins The Ruby Necklace
Touma Kamijou, Against All Odds, Wins Ruby Pendant
By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam On Baltic Avenue
November 9, 2019
The strains of "Hey Hey Guy" by Ken Laszlo, the legendary Italo Disco crooner, were ringing loud as Mai Sakurajima finally broke through after numerous necklace rounds of the International Saimoe League left her wanting. Sakurajima, a 20-1 dark horse defeated Emilia 13781-12827 to win the 2019 ISML Ruby Necklace on Ruby Match Day 4. Schwi Dola was third with 9026 votes, Rikka Takanashi was fourth with 7208 votes, Asuna Yuuki was sixth with 4919 votes, Kurisu Makise was seventh with 3822 votes and Mashiro Shiina took command of the lanterne rouge with 3381 votes. Chtholly Nota Senirious was fifth but her tallies were not available at time of press.
Touma Kamijou finally got off the schneid with a 12906-11190 Upset of the Round over Archer to win the Ruby Pendant. Yuuta Togashi was third with 8990 votes, Katsuki Bakugou was fourth with 5909 votes, Kazuma Satou was fifth with 5317 votes, Rintrou Okabe was sixth with 4056 votes, Levi was seventh with 3319 votes and Taki Tachibana was last with 2664 votes. Kaguya Shinomiya is now one cross-seasonal victory away from succeeding Violet Evergarden as Speaker of the Saimoe Diet after routing Gray 20872-9217.
Advancing to the Diamond Period from the Female Division were Azusa Nakano (141877.5), Kamui Kanna (140994.5), Mio Akiyama (154759.6), Shouko Nishimiya (155882.2), Chino Kafuu (136106.4), Index Prohibitorum (135430), Yoshino (133999.4) and Megumin (152525.3). Over on the Male Division side, advancing to Diamond were Nagisa Shiota (104753.9), Willem Kmetsch (116299.9), Shirou Emiya (118960.4), Koyomi Araragi (103944.9), Yuzuru Otonashi (109709.3), Ryuuji Takasu (112043.7), Kyon (114767) and Kiritsugu Emiya (109097.4).
In a special dual match, Kobeni Yonomori and Hakuya Mitsumine defeated Yuki Kurihara and Shin'ya Momotsuki 10551-9258. In other exhibition action, Mei Raiden prevailed over Kiana Kaslana 9304-9164, Bronya Zaychik thumped Fu Hua 11427-6494, Theresa Apocalypse belted Himeko Murata 14494-3887, Sakura Yae throttled Kallen Kaslana 13240-5828, Yukina Himeragi dominated Aria Holmes Kanzaki 13323-9858 and Yashiro Isana defeated Mikoto Suou 8755-8414.
Match Day 1 of the 2019 International Saimoe Ruby Period is scheduled for November 11, 2019. 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.