Friday, January 18, 2019

ISML 2018: Rikka Takarada On The Right Foot

ISML 2018: Rikka Takarada On The Right Foot

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
January 18, 2019

Match Day 2 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Postseason has concluded. In eliminations action, Yukino Yukinoshita eased past Sakura Kinomoto 18113-13076, Chtholly Nota Seniorious scored the Upset of the Round, a 17285-15816 scalp of Illyasviel von Einzbern, Nagisa Shiota won a 14449-14362 nailbiter over Saitana and Rintarou Okabe defeated Kusuo Saiki 15089-13405.

In Autumn Seasonal action, Rikka Takarada got on the right track with a 16287-12433 victory over Asuka Tsuchimiya. Her counterpart, Akane Shinjou, was not so lucky, going out with a whimper in a 15692-13154 defeat to Sakura Minamoto.

In other seasonal results, Mai Sakurajima, another contender for the title, throttled Beelzebub 17792-11599, Alice Zuberg rolled past Suzuka Bagami 15961-12603, Yuu Koito defeated Kotetsu Tatejima 14357-13722, Kaede Azusagawa mowed down Misha Takanashi 15389-13434, Juliet Persia whipped past Yuuna Hanazawa 13728-12828, Index Librorum Prohibitorum pummeled Trish Una 15513-13321, Priestess pummeled Mayoi Ayasato 15104-13321, Touko Nanami won a 14325-13872 barnburner over Hitomi Tsukishiro, Rio Futaba got past Tae Hongou 15196-13012 and Mizore Yoroizuka cruised past Merc 14233-12459.

In other ISML action, Azusa Nakano romped past Utaha Kasumigaoka 15294-14074, Megumin exploded past Reina Kousaka 15280-14328, Kiritsugu Emiya hounded Yato 14559-14270 and Li Syaoran won the Closest Race of the Round, a 14383-14310 thriller over Karma Akabane.

Finally, in other exhibition action, Mahiru Tsuyuzaki defeated Special Week 14351-13973, Mikoto Misaka routed Pikachu 19191-11117, Miku Hatsune thrashed YoRHa No.2 Type B 15640-13405 and Atago outgunned WA2000 14244-13783.

Match Day 3 of the 2018 International Saimoe League Postseason is scheduled for January 20, 2019. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.