Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Sapphire Match Day 2

ARENA 01: Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko [[Tokisaki Kurumi]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 02: [[Takanashi Rikka]] Shiba Miyuki
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 03: Nakano Azusa [[Asada Shino]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 04: Hirasawa Yui [[Shiro]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 05: [[Aisaka Taiga]] Kasugano Sora
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 06: [[Aragaki Ayase]] Yuigahama Yui
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 07: C.C. [[Yukinoshita Yukino]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 08: [[Yoshino]] Eucliwood Hellscythe
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 09: Isla [[Sawamura Spencer Eriri]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 10: Beatrice [[Saber]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 11: [[Tomori Nao]] Konno Yūki
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 12: [[Isshiki Iroha]] Sakura Chiyo
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 13: Oshino Shinobu [[Tōsaka Rin]]
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 14: [[Katō Megumi]] Holo
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 15: [[Yuzuriha Inori]] Aoyama Nanami
by <=1200
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 16: Killua Zoldyck [[Archer]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 17: [[Edward Elric]] Nozaki Umetarō
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 18: Maō Sadao [[Sakamoto]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 19: Heiwajima Shizuo [[Tachibana Taki]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 20: [[Kamijō Tōma]] Naegi Makoto
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 21: Bell Cranel [[Sakamaki Izayoi]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 22: Orihara Izaya [[Shiota Nagisa]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 23: Togashi Yūta [[Kanie Seiya]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 24: [[Genos]] Kanda Sorata
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 25: Ōma Shū [[Emiya Kiritsugu]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 26: [[Emiya Shirō]] Doma Taihei
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 27: [[Lancer]] Totsuka Saika
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 28: Monkey D. Luffy [[Yukihira Sōma]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 29: [[Felix Argyle]] Yagami Light
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 30: Itsuka Shidō [[Shiba Tatsuya]]
by <=1000
Over/Under: 2200
Under

ARENA 31: [[Yamada Elf]] Guri
by >=800
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ARENA 32: [[Senjū Muramasa]] Amatsuki Meguru
by >=800
Over/Under: 2000
Over

ISML 2017: The Sapphire Period Starts Now!

ISML 2017: The Sapphire Period Starts Now!

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
August 16, 2017

The race of the 2017 International Saimoe League Heavenly Tiara and Scepter is building and building, and match day 1 of the Sapphire Period in the books with no upsets. In the Female Diviusion, Rem routed Yui-nyan 1396-640, Kurisu Makise defeated Mirai Kuriyama 939-814, Utaha Kasumigaoka rolled past Umaru Doma 1035-837, Emilia dismissed Hifumi Takimoto 1194=778, Mitsuha Miyamizu dominated Maki Nishikino 1090-801, Ram rammed Haruhi Suzumiya 1198-730, Mashiro Shiina demolished Momo Velia Deviluke 1272-627 and Illyasviel von Einzbern throttled Yuki Nagato 1116-594.

Chino Kafuu defeated Touka Yatogami 1034-868, Asuna Yuuki slashed past Chitoge Kirisaki 1310-578. Aqua prevailed over Konjiki no Yami 990-832, Aoba Suzukaze took down Kosaki Onodera 894-805, Megumin exploded past Rize Tedeza 1162-669, Jibril flew past Kaori Miyazono 1045-809 and Kuroyukihime sailed past Yuri Nakamura 993-763.

In the Male Division, Hachiman Hikigaya routed Osamu Dazai 1158-462, Koyomi Araragi defeated Rentarou Satomi 787-690, Gilgamesh impaled Keima Katsuragi 855-661, Korosensei flattened Takashi Natsume 1196-523, Levi overran L Lawliet 941-618, Subaru Natsuki prevailed over Ryuunosuke Akasaka 915-826, Saitama punched Ainz Ooal Gown 1168-413 and Ryuuji Takasu roared past Iskandar 889-657.

Karma Akabane pulverized Roy Mustang 1049-585, Kazuma Satou destroyed Mikoto Mikoshiba 1117-496, Gintoki Sakata drove past Ayumu Aikawa 881-595, Yuu Otosaka poleaxed Kyon 915-642, Yuzuru Otonashi shot down Conan Edogawa 1033-735, Yato dominated Kousei Arima 920-602 and Tomoya Okazaki won the closest race of the round, a 718-717 thriller over Rintarou Okabe.

In Spring Seasonal action, Zero routed Kiriha 1207-269 and Yoshino Koharu rolled past Misora Haruki 933-328.

Match Day 2 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is scheduled for August 16, 2017. Vote for your favorite characters at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.

Monday, August 14, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Sapphire Match Day 1

ARENA 01: Yui-Nyan [[Rem]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 02: [[Makise Kurisu]] Kuriyama Mirai
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 03: Doma Umaru [[Kasumigaoka Utaha]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 04: Takimoto Hifumi [[Emilia]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 05: [[Miyamizu Mitsuha]] Nishikino Maki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 06: Suzumiya Haruhi [[Ram]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 07: Momo Belia Deviluke [[Shiina Mashiro]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 08: [[Illyasviel Von Einzbern]] Nagato Yuki
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 09: Yatogami Tōka [[Kafū Chino]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 10: Kirisaki Chitoge [[Yūki Asuna]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 11: [[Aqua]] Konjiki No Yami
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 12: Suzukaze Aoba [[Onodera Kosaki]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 13: Tedeza Rize [[Megumin]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 14: [[Jibril]] Miyazono Kaori
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 15: Nakamura Yuri [[Kuroyukihime]]
by >=300
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 16: Dazai Osamu [[Hikigaya Hachiman]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 17: [[Araragi Koyomi]] Satomi Rentarō
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 18: [[Katsuragi Keima]] Gilgamesh
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 19: Natsume Takashi [[Korosensei]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 20: [[Levi]] L Lawliet
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 21: Akasaka Ryūnosuke [[Natsuki Subaru]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 22: Ainz Ooal Gown [[Saitama]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 23: [[Takasu Ryūji]] Iskandar
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 24: Roy Mustang [[Akabane Karma]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 25: Mikoshiba Mikoto [[Satō Kazuma]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 26: [[Sakata Gintoki]] Aikawa Ayumu
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 27: Kyon [[Otosaka Yū]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 28: Edogawa Conan [[Otonashi Yuzuru]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 29: [[Yato]] Arima Kōsei
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 30: Okazaki Tomoya [[Okabe Rintarō]]
by <=900
Over/Under: 2600
Under

ARENA 31: [[Zero]] Kiriha
by >=700
Over/Under: 2300
Over

ARENA 32: [[Koharu Yoshino]] Haruki Misora
by <=700
Over/Under: 2400
Under

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ISML 2017: Mashiro Shiina Foiled Again, This Time By Emilia

ISML 2017: Mashiro Shiina Foiled Again, This Time By Emilia
Emilia Wins Amethyst Necklace, Nagisa Shiota Takes Amethyst Pendant

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue
August 10, 2017

There is a very real possiblity that Mashiro Shiina might be the strongest female character in the International Saimoe League not to win any prize whatsoever. Of course, there have been instances in the competition where the eventual winner of the Heavenly Tiara rarely won a single necklace in the entire tournament. Emilia has won the Amethyst Necklace, defeated Mashiro Shiina 1582-1478 in the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue's designated Upset of the Round. Megumi Katou came in third with 985 votes. Kurumi Tokisaki was fourth with 749, Shiro earned 527 to finish fifth, Yukino Yukinoshita finished sixth with 439 votes, Megumin came in a disappointing seventh with 369 votes, and Nao Tomori came dead last with 292 votes.

A wide open race in the Male Division for the Amethyst Pendant saw new faces push veteran Yuzuru Otonashi aside. Nagisa Shiota continued his hotstreak, outpunching Saitama in the closest race of the round 1277-1206, Kazuma Satou came in a respectable third with 844 votes, Otonashi was fourth with 662, Archer was fifth with 508 votes, Touma Kamijou was sixth with 392 votes, Souma Yukihira was seventh with 333 and Shirou Emiya was never in the conversation whatsoever, finishing dead last with 195.

The top three vote-getters in the Female Division were Beatrice (1281 votes), Hifumi Takimoto (1180 votes) and Kaori Miyazono (1108 votes). In the Male Divison wildcard, the top three vote getters were the resurgent Conan Edogawa (1028 votes), Takashi Natsume (1008 votes) and Shuu Ouma (897 votes). It was the end of the line for Cocoa Hoto, Hitagi Senjougahara, Isuzu Sento, Kraft Lawrence, Hayate Ayasaki and Ikki Kurogane.

Form followed in Spring Seasonal action to round out a decisive day of voting. Sagiri Izumi, tipped as the favorite to win the Spring Diadem, routed Ao Genmai 2483-352, RyuZu demolished Maya Mikuri 1649-204, Sistine Fibel destroyed Sumire Souma 1883-328 and Akane Kousaka prevailed overt Akane Mizuno 1220-1109.

Match Day 1 of the 2017 International Saimoe League Sapphire Period is scheduled for August 14, 2017. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate. And be sure to keep it here on The Bedlam on Baltic Avenue for continuous calls and continuing coverage of the International Saimoe League, the world's premier anime character competition since 2008!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

BoBA ISML 2017 Predictions: Amethyst Match Day 13

ISML Amethyst Necklace Match
ARENA 01: [[5 - Emilia]] [[1 - Shiina Mashiro]] [[8 - Tokisaki Kurumi]] [[6 - Shiro]] [[4 - Megumin]] [[3 - Katō Megumi]] [[7 - Tomori Nao]] [[2 - Yukinoshita Yukino]]
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ISML Amethyst Pendant Match
ARENA 02: [[6 - Satō Kazuma]] [[3 - Saitama]] [[1 - Otonashi Yuzuru]] [[2 - Archer]] [[8 - Emiya Shirō]] [[4 - Shiota Nagisa]] [[7 - Yukihira Sōma]] [[5 - Kamijō Tōma]]
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 03: [[Oshino Shinobu]] Konjiki No Yami Miyazono Kaori C.C. Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko [[Takimoto Hifumi]] [[Hoto Kokoa]] [[Tedeza Rize]] Senjōgahara Hitagi [[Momo Belia Deviluke]] [[Kirisaki Chitoge]] Sento Isuzu Nagato Yuki Beatrice Hirasawa Yui
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 04: [[Yagami Light]] [[Monkey D. Luffy]] [[Heiwajima Shizuo]] [[Orihara Izaya]] Dazai Osamu Kraft Lawrence Ayasaki Hayate Natsume Takashi Ōma Shū [[Satomi Rentarō]] [[Edogawa Conan]] Killua Zoldyck Doma Taihei Ainz Ooal Gown Kurogane Ikki
Over/Under: 2500
Over


ISML Spring Seasonal
ARENA 05: [[Izumi Sagiri]] Gennai Ao
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 06: [[RyuZU]] Maya Mikuri
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 07: [[Sistine Fibel]] Sōma Sumire
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

ARENA 08: Mizuno Akane [[Kōsaka Akane]]
by >=200
Over/Under: 2500
Over

2017 INTERNAIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE
Amethyst Necklace Odds
Mashiro Shiina EVEN
Yukino Yukinoshita 3-1
Megumi Katou 5-1
Megumin 10-1
Emilia 12-1
Shiro 16-1
Nao Tomori 20-1
Kurumi Tokisaki 25-1

2017 INTERNAIONAL SAIMOE LEAGUE
Amethyst Pendance Odds
Yuzuru Otonashi EVEN
Archer 3-1
Saitana 4-1
Nagisa Shiota 6-1
Touma Kamijou 10-1
Kazuma Satou 15-1
Souma Yukihira 25-1
Shirou Emiya 50-1