ISML 2013: Kanade one step closer to a title defense

ISML 2013: Kanade one step closer to a title defense

By JR Salazar
October 4, 2013

Don't look now, but it seems that Kanade Tachibana may be on the cusp of history as the first-ever two-time winner of the International Saimoe League Heavenly Tiara. That's because on Match Day 10 of the 2013 ISML Postseason, Tenshi sliced and diced Mikoto Misaka 8254-6060 to set up a titanic showdown with Ruri Gokou on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for all the marbles.

Misaka and Eucliwood Hellscythe will battle for third place. In the other classification matches, Mashiro finishes as the best-placed Nova participant with a 7493-5636 victory over Azusa Nakano. Ayase Aragaki scored a 6941-6586 win over Asuna Yuuki, Rikka Takanashi prevailed over Taiga Aisaka 7522-5985, Kuroyukihime rolled past Kobato Hasegawa 7112-6033, Nanami Aoyama is 13th after edging Kirino Kousaka 6706-6584 and Inori Yuzuriha is 15th after trampling over Sena Kashiwazaki 7333-5513.

Henneko may still be alive in 2channel, but that's not the case in the ISML. Wrapping up action on ISML Postseason Match Day 10, Kotori Itsuka stunned Tsukiko Tsukakushi 6650-5951, Kurumi Tokisaki cruised past Yoshino 6930-5284 and Killua Zoldyck drubbed Claire Stanfield 6096-2278.

Match Day 11 of the 2013 International Saimoe League postseason, and the final match day proper of the 2013 International Saimoe League, is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2013. The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue can tell you that the over/under for the championship and third-placed matches are set for 16,000 votes and the over. Vote for your favorite candidates at and join the ongoing debate.

EDIT: The placements were originally reported to be set for fifth through 12th but have not been. They will be determined on Match Day 11.