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Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby RailWarrior » Thu May 25, 2017 1:22 am

Featured Match previews/descriptions/teasers for ISML matches are needed every round. Anyone in the community is welcome to contribute in any language. Accepted submissions will be displayed on the front page during the voting round and archived on the site afterwards. You may receive cookies when you submit and/or help edit write-ups.

Archived write-ups can be found here for reference: http://2016.internationalsaimoe.com/con ... _index.php

Guidelines
  • You must be fair to all candidates involved. Write in a neutral voice but keep the reader in suspense, too.
  • Writers have a max total of 5 previews per round.
  • 200-word limit for each Regular Season Female preview, Regular Season Male preview, and 1v1 Exhibition preview, regardless of content or style.
  • 300-word limit for each Exhibition 2v2 preview, due to the pairing of contestants.
  • 450-word limit for each Necklace/Pendant and Necklace/Pendant Exhibition preview.
  • Please use the spelling conventions that ISML uses (e.g. with the macrons ō and ū).
  • Because these will be on the front page, appropriateness and quality of writing are extremely important.
  • Please proofread your work from the perspective of a normal visitor; would he or she understand what you wrote?
  • Try to avoid major plot/character spoilers.
  • Unfortunately, not every submission will be featured.
  • And perhaps MOST IMPORTANT, final revisions of the submissions must be turned in, at the latest, at 10:00 GMT--5 hours before the start of each match.

Tips for Writers
  • Beware of long, cumbersome sentences. While many of them are technically correct, with their commas and conjunctions, they often sound very awkward and become difficult to follow after some length. Try to be considerate of your readers and vary up your sentences' lengths to create regular patterns. Read your works out loud and consider how each sentence sounds.
  • Be very careful of using the same words over and over (example: "girl"), and of using the same sentence structures repeatedly (ex: "Girl A blah blah blah blah blah. On the other hand, Girl B blah blah blah"). Avoid repetition and get creative with your descriptions of the contestants, while still remaining true to their characters.
  • Most of all, try to have fun with your writing! If you find yourself in a slump and using the same style repeatedly with no vigor to your work, then take a break. Maybe read a blog entry or something elsewhere to freshen up your language, then try to write on a clean page. If you're forcing yourself and not having fun, then stop. Come back for the next round. If you're having trouble with something, let us know here and someone or multiple "someones" is/are bound to jump in and aid you.
Post your writings here, and Staff will review and consider them. If you have just ideas, but not whole write-ups, that's okay, too! We can all help each other come up with the best paragraphs to introduce our matches. Thank you for helping to improve ISML!
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Lulu » Thu May 25, 2017 5:04 am

Topaz 1 Matchups:

Arena 1: Gasai Yuno @ Mirai Nikki vs. Shiina Mashiro @ Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo
Arena 2: Suzukaze Aoba @ NEW GAME! vs. Takimoto Hifumi @ NEW GAME!
Arena 3: Shokuhō Misaki @ Toaru Majutsu no Index vs. Kasumigaoka Utaha @ Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Arena 4: Shiodome Miuna @ Nagi no Asukara vs. Emilia @ Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Arena 5: Aoyama Nanami @ Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo vs. Sento Isuzu @ Amagi Brilliant Park
Arena 6: Kirigiri Kyōko @ Danganronpa vs. Nakano Azusa @ K-ON!
Arena 7: Kanbe Kotori @ Rewrite vs. Megumin @ Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
Arena 8: Ram @ Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu vs. Yazawa Nico @ Love Live!
Arena 9: Konno Yūki @ Sword Art Online vs. Nagato Yuki @ Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu
Arena 10: Hiiragi Kagami @ Lucky ☆ Star vs. Rem @ Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Arena 11: Yuigahama Yui @ OreGairu vs. Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko @ Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.
Arena 12: Beatrice @ Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu vs. Yatogami Tōka @ Date A Live
Arena 13: Kanzaki H. Aria @ Hidan no Aria vs. Yukinoshita Yukino @ OreGairu
Arena 14: Doma Umaru @ Himōto! Umaru-chan vs. Tedeza Rize @ Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?
Arena 15: Kōsaka Reina @ Hibike! Euphonium vs. Kafū Chino @ Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Arena 16: Kageyama Tobio @ Haikyū!! vs. Hikigaya Hachiman @ OreGairu
Arena 17: Maō Sadao @ Hataraku Maō-sama! vs. Uchimaki Subaru @ Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
Arena 18: Ainz Ooal Gown @ Overlord vs. Lancer @ Fate Series
Arena 19: Yuri Plisetskey @ Yuri!!! on ICE vs. Korosensei @ Ansatsu Kyōshitsu
Arena 20: Sakamaki Izayoi @ Mondaiji vs. Kazami Yūji @ Grisaia no Kajitsu
Arena 21: Kurogane Ikki @ Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry vs. Genos @ One-Punch Man
Arena 22: Ginko @ Mushishi vs. Otonashi Yuzuru @ Angel Beats!
Arena 23: Gilgamesh @ Fate Series vs. Kaizaki Arata @ ReLIFE
Arena 24: Fujinuma Satoru @ Boku Dake ga Inai Machi vs. Totsuka Saika @ OreGairu
Arena 25: Simon @ Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann vs. Satō Kazuma @ Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!
Arena 26: Akabane Karma @ Ansatsu Kyōshitsu vs. Natsume Kyōsuke @ Little Busters!
Arena 27: Killua Zoldyck @ Hunter × Hunter vs. Shiba Tatsuya @ Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei
Arena 28: Sorey @ Tales of Zestiria the X vs. Saitama @ One-Punch Man
Arena 29: Okazaki Tomoya @ CLANNAD vs. Shirogane Kei (Shiroe) @ Log Horizon
Arena 30: Kraft Lawrence @ Spice and Wolf vs. Kyon @ Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu

Arena 31: Tenma Gabriel White @ Gabriel Dropout vs. Serval @ Kemono Friends
Arena 32: Takanashi Hikari @ Demi-chan wa Kataritai vs. Akitsuki Fūka @ Fūka
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby itsukayuzuru » Fri May 26, 2017 3:44 am

Umaru Vs Rize (arena 14)

Spoiler:
Hello everyone, welcome back to the next round of ISML. As the new round begin the more tense it come. In the left side of the arena we have Umaru chan; Master of gaming. Who does not know about her ability in game? No one ever doubts that. She has succeeded all of gaming arcade in her town and able to be entitled as Legendary Gamers. But it is her hidden personality; just like a two sides of coin she can change her personality into adorable person in front of her friends. In the other side of the arena, we also have Rize chan, a beautiful girl that will melt your heart. She was a closed person until she realizes how fun it could be to play with her friends. This purpled twin tailed hair girl usually works at Chino’s café. She has a strict personality and seems to be a serious person. But sometimes her adult side can be some help in giving advice to her friends. She also helps to get everything well organize. So between these girls, which one is your choice ?


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Halo semua, selamat datang kembali dalam pertandingan ISML. Putaran baru berarti tantangan yang lebih. Di sisi kiri dari arena ada Umaru chan. Master of gaming. Siapa yang tidak tahu kemampuan nya dalam bermain? Tiada yang pernah meragukannya. Ia telah menyelesaikan semua permainan arcade di kotanya dan mampu mendapat julukan sebagai pemain legendaries, tapi itu adalah sisi tertutupnya; bagaikan 2 sisi koin, ia dapat mengubah kepribadiannya menjadi pujaan orang-orang di hadapan temannya. Di sisi lain dari arena, ada rize chan, wanita cantik yang akan melelehkan hati anda. Dia adalah orang yang tertutup sampai ia menyadari betapa menyenangkan bermain bersama teman-temannya. Wanita berambut ungu dan kuncir dua ini bekerja di cafenya Chino. Ia memiliki kepribadian yang ketat, dan terlihat sebagai orang yang serius. Tetapi, terkadang sisi dewasanya dapat menjadi bantuan dalam memberikan nasihat ketemannya. Dia juga membantu untuk menjaga segala sesuatu terorganisir. Jadi dari ke dua wanita ini, manakah pilihan anda ?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Toady » Fri May 26, 2017 9:48 am

Spoiler for Suzukaze Aoba @ NEW GAME! vs. Takimoto Hifumi @ NEW GAME!:
Aoba was lucky enough to get her first job in the video games company she loves, now working on the sequel of her favorite game. Her lack of skill is obvious, but Aoba is not afraid to learn and is ready to put all her energy into any task. But even though working is important, relationships with your colleagues are essential! This is why Aoba always asks Hifumi to join them for lunch break or any activity, despite the shyness of the young woman. Working diligently and quietly, Hifumi only lets you hear her soft voice if she has a message to convey. As she couldn't find the courage to talk to Aoba and her other colleagues by herself, she's always secretly happy when someone asks her a question. However, she prefers to talk via the internal chat of the company! Between these two video games creators, will you favor the new and energetic one or the more experienced and shy one?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Chibasa » Sun May 28, 2017 3:44 am

Next MotD:
R2: Eucliwood - Ayase
R3: Holo - Hitagi
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:10 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 6:
Miyauchi Renge (Non Non Biyori) vs. Kat&#333; Megumi (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
When will it be their time to shine? Miyauchi Renge has been curious about many things and is the type of girl who would come up with her own explanations to explain a phenomenon. With the majority of her life limited to the mountains surrounding her, Renge wonders whether or not she is ready to leave her home and take flight towards the city life. Kat&#333; Megumi has never been interested in the spotlight, preferring to work behind the scenes whilst everyone else is focused on his or her goals. While she does not believe she matches the main character archetype, it is the little things, such as learning everyone else’s duties and providing moral and emotional support, that allow people to notice her more. When the center stage lays bare, who will be first to jump at that chance?

Otosaka Y&#363; (Charlotte) vs. Iskandar (Fate Series)
What does it mean to be a leader? Otosaka Y&#363; wanted to live his desired life, not be dragged and transferred to another school against his will. Yet, after seeing the route that he could have gone through other people’s eyes, Y&#363; is thankful he got to meet these eccentric people. Now, it was his turn to be the helping hand and guide those like him towards the right path. For Iskandar, a king is not simply a ruler, but someone who is worthy to be ruled by its people. Iskander knows how strong the power of communication and bonds can be and relies on its power to break through any and all obstacles. With this philosophy in hand, he is more than ready to challenge those who stand in his way towards the coveted prize. Who will be able to stand tall after all is said and done?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby maglor » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:15 pm

Remaining Match of the day schedule for Topaz

7 - Genos v.s Izayoi
8 - Chino v.s Umaru
9 - Mirai v.s Iroha
10 - Matou Sakura v.s Kinomoto Sakura
11 - Winter final
12 - Saber v.s Maki
13 - Kurisu v.s Yui
14 - Rem v.s YuiYui
15 - Asuna v.s Illya
16 - Onodera v.s Jibril
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby smartboyhw » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:58 am

Spoiler for Nakano Azusa (K-ON!) vs. Aoyama Nanami (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo):
Devotion is a prerequisite to success; Nevertheless, devotion is, in itself, a tall order. Nakano Azusa, once repressive to the lazy atmosphere created by her seniors, has succumbed to spoiling herself with the fragrant smell of hot tea and taste of petite cakes, sometimes forgetting what they should be doing in a light music club. Aoyama Nanami finds it impossible to fully utilize her free time for training to be a voice actress: Either she is working part-time to make ends meet, or dealing with the daily chaotic drama at Sakura-sō.
It's not like they don't enjoy those "sidetracks": Azusa feels relaxed when she can chat joyfully with her friends while enjoying afternoon tea; Nanami knows those times with dormmates are when she can be free from thinking about her struggles with fulfilling her dreams. It's those moments that make then happy. It's those moments that fuel them to work harder towards their goals. More importantly, it's those moments that they can assure themselves that there will be people supporting them when tumbles arrive.
The energetic music vs. the enchanting voice, presented by two girls who aspire to fly high. Which will win over your ears and your heart?

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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:10 am

Spoiler for Topaz 7:
C.C. (Code Geass) vs. Kinomoto Sakura (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Age should not be a factor when determining one’s hidden potential. Imprisoned to do the bidding of others for as long as she remembers, C.C. had always wanted to know what it meant to be free to make her own decisions. While working alongside other people is step above her usual position, C.C. still craves for absolute freedom. Still, she is willing to stall for time in the events in front of her appear to be amusing to participate in. When the fate of the city is suddenly dumped on her shoulders, Kinomoto Sakura was quickly overwhelmed by the amount of work required to perform her supernatural duties. There are many moments when Sakura doubts she has what it takes to collect all the cards scattered all over the city. When her friends are in danger because of those cards, Sakura takes up her wand and prepares herself for the upcoming challenge. Which of these two girls still have it in her to continue to fight until the end?

Nakano Azusa (K-ON!) vs. Aoyama Nanami (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo)
Devotion is a prerequisite to success; nevertheless, devotion is, in itself, a tall order. Nakano Azusa, once repressive to the lazy atmosphere created by her seniors, has succumbed to spoiling herself with the fragrant smell of hot tea and taste of petite cakes, sometimes forgetting what her club should be doing. Aoyama Nanami finds it impossible to fully utilize her free time for voice acting training. She is either working part-time to make ends meet or dealing with the daily chaotic drama at her dorm.

It is not like they do not enjoy those "sidetracks." Azusa feels relaxed when she can chat joyfully with her friends while enjoying afternoon tea. Nanami knows those times with her dorm members are when she can be free from thinking about her struggles fulfilling her dreams. It is those moments that make them happy. It is those moments that fuel them to work harder towards their goals. More importantly, it is those moments that they can assure themselves that there will be people supporting them when troubles arrive.

The energetic music vs. the enchanting voice, presented by two girls who aspire to fly high. Which will win over your ears and your heart?

Kirigiri Kyōko (Danganronpa) vs. Emilia (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
They were treated as outcasts by those around them, but they do not mind. Kirigiri Kyōko cares only about survival and leaving the prison-like academy in one piece. Although murder is one way of escaping the school, Kyōko prefers to look outside the box and exploit any loopholes as much as possible. Her acquaintances may be wary of her due to her extensive knowledge, but if they put in the time and effort that she did, they would have learned and noticed the exact same thing. Emilia may be kind and considerate, but her appearance alone is enough to make people feel uncomfortable around her. A near-splitting image of the dangerous phantasmal figure, Emilia wishes to prove to the people that she is not the person people perceive her to be. If words are not enough to convince them or change their hearts, she may have no choice but to run for the empty seat for the head of the kingdom. Who will be able to pursue her goals even when backed in a corner?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:27 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 8:
Tedeza Rize (Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?) vs. Kanzaki H. Aria (Hidan no Aria)

These two twin-tailed, pistol-wielding maidens are ready to shoot their charms through the voter’s hearts. Tedeza Rize was fascinated by the way the modern girl acts and works, so she tries to emulate that style to the best of her abilities. When her friends are more than happy to accept her for who she is rather than what she is trying to become, Rize embraces her not-so-feminine traits, but still keeps her inner secrets hidden from time to time. Kanzaki H. Aria believes that she is able to do everything on her own, regardless of any history or prophecy her family name burdens her with. When trapped in a corner, Aria will still fight on for her beliefs and goals, but would appreciate the extra hand should it arrive to help her. Which of these two girls will be able to find the perfect shot to take her adversary down?

Eucliwood Hellscythe (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) vs. Tomori Nao (Charlotte)
To remain in the shadows and watch everything unfold or to intervene and risk revealing who one truly is – such is the dilemma Eucliwood Hellscythe and Tomori Nao struggle with on a near-daily basis. Eucliwood enjoys sitting in a hospitable room and drinking tea over preparing herself for battle. Only when the situation becomes dire does Eucliwood take a stand on the front lines, but the use of her powers there would only harm her more so than it would do anyone any good. Having seen the dark side of human emotion and psyche, Tomori Nao decides to assist her academy to bring people like her to the school grounds. Instead of an aggressive revelation of the consequences of their actions, Nao takes a passive approach, allowing others to see for themselves what awaits them should they continue to use their powers. When the time is right, who will be able to stand up and fight?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:51 am

Spoiler for Topaz 9:
Victorique de Blois (GOSICK) vs. Nakiri Erina (Shokugeki no Sōma)
Locked in a gilded cage, both Victorique de Blois and Nakiri Erina know what it is like to the view from above, yet feel restricted to doing what it is that she wants. Victorique prefers an air of solitude so she can continue to read all the books in the library in peace. Yet, she has not read a book on how to properly interact with strangers. When one person tries to intertwine one’s life with hers, Victorique simply runs away from the situation, as she does not know how to best respond. Erina was destined for greatness, having a grandfather who runs a prestigious culinary school and a talent considered nearly god-like. Yet, the teachings of her household made her only see dishes in black and white, accepting nothing but perfection. When Erina encounters dishes that go beyond her comprehension, yet still satisfy her taste buds, Erina does not know how to react properly to the chefs who created it. Who will be able to escape her cage to learn more about the world outside of her comfort zone?

Naegi Makoto (Danganronpa) vs. Togashi Yūta (Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!)
When all hope is lost, they are the beacon of light that will guide them to the right direction. With no talent worthy to be mentioned, Naegi Makoto was still able to go to a prestigious school said to nurture the best of the best. When chaos and paranoia override the minds of those who wish to escape this bizarre dilemma, Makoto keeps a clear head, believing nothing can be solved through shaken mindsets. Thus, Makoto slowly guides his classmates to find a way to safely escape the school without repercussion. Togashi Yūta wanted nothing to do with his former life and wished to start brand new in a new environment. Yet, when he encounters a girl who remains stuck in her delusions, he became responsible to make sure that she is kept on check at all times. Yet, as he interacted with her, he realized that it was not about forgetting about his own past, but using it as a stepping stone to understand his past self and grow as the average citizen. Who will be able to shed light unto his beaten path of thorns?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:28 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 10:
Shiina Mashiro (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo) vs. Kasumigaoka Utaha (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
Artists in their own way, Shiina Mashiro and Kasumigaoka Utaha will square off to see who is has the better perfection in her craft. The sudden transition between painter and manga artist may confuse some, but for Mashiro, she is willing to open up and try various styles. With her works garnering great reviews, there does not seem to be anything artistically Mashiro cannot excel at. Yet, the lack of competition coupled with the lack of understanding human emotion makes Mashiro wonder whether or not there is something more fundamental she is missing in her life. A great review causes Utaha’s name to skyrocket in popularity, with each work selling millions of copies daily. No matter how many romantic novels she writes, she cannot seem to get her own relationship with that very reviewer going. She may be a perfectionist and very strict to those around her and herself, but she is still a girl who would like to life an average life and fall in love like everyone else. Can either of these girls find the missing piece in her puzzle by the end of the round?

Doma Taihei (Himōto! Umaru-chan) vs. Takasu Ryūji (Toradora!)
It is difficult to find people with a genuinely kind personality much like these two competitors. Doma Taihei spends a majority of his time working at the office to make ends meet and taking care of a sister who has a contrasting personality inside and outside of the house. Although he does not have any hobbies outside of house chores, Taihei is satisfied with what he has at the moment. With good friends at the office and a doting sister, it is hard to complain about everyday life. Takasu Ryūji works like the average model student, cleaning up the classroom before class starts and helping out the teachers with paperwork. If people were not wary of his appearance, he could have been the most liked student in the school. While Ryūji is conscious of his appearance, as long as his effort is recognized by faculty and peers alike, he can look beyond his appearance and accept the day as a good one. Who will be able to end the day on a high note when all is said and done?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:46 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 11:
Beatrice (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) vs. Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko (Hentai Ōji to Warawanai Neko.)
They may rarely show their emotions, but reading between the lines would allow one to see their true feelings. Beatrice mainly spends her time in the library, rarely interacting with the world around. Beatrice rarely interacts with others, not wanting to waste her time chatting aimlessly when she could stay in her library in peace. Yet, Beatrice will sit and listen to the worries and frustrations of to enter her realm and can offer advice if needed. A wish to a cat statue made Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko lose her ability to express her emotions. For her, this was a good thing, as she considers herself easily emotional and sees it as a hindrance to her character. Even so, the intent on her words is enough to tell whether or not Tsukiko is happy or upset about the situation in front of her. Who will be the first one to lose face?

Hei (DARKER THAN BLACK) vs. Okumura Rin (Ao no Exorcist)
With their sense of duty on their side, Hei and Okumura Rin prepare themselves for the battle up ahead. At first glance, it would be difficult to perceive the humble and compassionate Hei as a cold-blooded killer. The dark assassin has successfully slayed all those that were claimed evil based on the various jobs that he had. Yet, Hei has his own sense of justice and will take down those who are dangerous to leave alive, even if it is not part of his job. Okumura Rin wanted nothing to do with the demon world, wishing to live a life of peace over fighting demons. When the people who rejected him need his powers to defend the city, Rin chose to take a stand and fight not for the people, but for himself. The blue exorcist will cut down those who are taking away the peace he had worked hard to maintain. Can Hei shock his adversary down, or will Rin be able to burn his opponent?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 12:
Tadokoro Megumi (Shokugeki no Sōma) vs. Isla (Plastic Memories)
Sometimes, it is the little things that mean the most to us. Tadokoro Megumi was rarely confident in herself with all the jeers from her classmates and the disappointment from her teachers. An encounter with an eccentric character made Megumi believe in her abilities more and granted her the confidence needed to pull through each challenge. Megumi’s determination to better herself as a person and a chef infected those around her as they watched someone who they once believed as irrelevant become something special. Isla had grown used to feeling left out and empty even during her work office. A meeting with her new employee made her try to make some wonderful memories with her peers once again. Even though she knows that operation time was coming to a close, Isla keeps a smile of her face, believing that the best way to leave an impression is to leave one that her friends will never forget. Who will be able to hold fast on her new leaf until the end?

Monkey D. Luffy (ONE PIECE) vs. Tōyama Kinji (Hidan no Aria)
To see their dreams fulfilled, Monkey D. Luffy and Tōyama Kinji will do everything in their power to have it realized. When his friend and hero saved him from possible death, Luffy vowed to follow his footsteps so he can also set sail for the greatest treasure in assistance. Sometimes, it is hard to take Luffy seriously because of his happy-go-lucky and goofy personality. However, his heart and dreams will not waver, and if anyone tries to get in his way or mock his dreams, they will pay the price. Kinji hopes to create a world where there is no discrimination between humans and children who possess the power to fight against the monsters. Kinji’s just and impartial personality often makes him hot-headed and angry whenever he sees people treat the children as weapons than actual beings. Yet, still pushes on, hoping to change society’s views on them one step at a time. Who will be able to see his struggles rewarded?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:46 am

Spoiler for Topaz 13:
Orihara Izaya (Durarara!!) vs. Kamina (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Whenever these two characters show up, there is always something going on around them. Life as an information broker seems like the perfect occupation for Orihara Izaya. Calculating and manipulative, Izaya has no issues working behind the scenes while throwing a variety of information to everyone. Every now and again, Izaya would leave his comfort zone simply to observe the kind of catastrophe he was able to produce. With an abundant amount of energy and a free spirit, Kanima breaks through from the underground world to the surface area to explore the region around him. Passionate and proud, Kamina would go great lengths to see how high he can go and how far the wind would take him. While Kamina is rarely grounded, he would occasionally meet up with his friends to check on their condition and keep their spirits alive. Can Izaya successfully manipulate his opponent’s mind, or is Kanima’s heart too much for his opponent to handle?

Felix Argyle (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) vs. Nozaki Umetarō (Gekkan Shōjo Nozaki-kun)
Appearances are known to be deceiving. It is hard to guess Felix Argyle’s gender at first glance due to his fasion sense and mannerisms. However, his style of choice matches his overall personality: cheerful, bubbly, and a little mischievous. When on the line of duty, Felix had no trouble switching to a more stoic persona, as he takes his role in the front lines seriously. Nozaki Umetarō’s size, appearance, and peculiar personality make one question the type of character he is. Those who know him better understand that Umetarō cares deeply about his work and would go to great lengths to make his ideas bear fruit. Umetarō is a gentle giant, observing the world around him and helping others with the right intentions. Who will be able to showcase his true self by the end of the round?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:49 am

Spoiler for Topaz 14:
Emilia (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) vs. Aoyama Nanami (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo)
A dream they wish to see through to the end - such is what drives Emilia and Aoyama Nanami to continue to push through any obstacles. Emilia wishes to create a world were all are treated equally, regardless of race and status. Many times, her words are spoken through deaf ears, as all are wary of her appearance and shun her. Still, Emilia moves onward, believing that her rejection from the people as one of the many obstacles she would have to overcome should she become their future ruler. Nanami wishes to make her name known in the voice acting industry. She has given up much of her student life to work at a variety of jobs in order to pay for her lessons in her acting school. No matter how many times she is trapped in a corner, Nanami continues to find a way to go through, believing that nothing is over until she decides to throw the towel. Who will be able to see her dreams bear fruit?

Rem (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) vs. Yuigahama Yui (OreGairu)
It takes a while to settle down when one is trying to find the place where one belongs. Rem had always wished to be like her sister, someone who is strong, reliable, and independent. Occasionally, she fails to see her own positive traits, someone who works hard to achieve her goals and willing to help others when needed. That is when she requires someone to lean on and remind her that she can be herself instead of trying to be someone that she is not. Yuigahama Yui is usually seen hanging out with the popular group and doing various activities and events with them. Whenever Yui tries to speak out and raise a different opinion on certain matters, she is nearly threated out of the group to be treated as an outsider. Yui wants to keep hold of the bonds she has now, but if the ties between them continue to be tense, she does not know if there would be anyone else willing to accept her into his or her group. Can either of these girls find a place where she belongs after all is said and done?

Tedeza Rize (Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?) vs. Kafū Chino (Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?)
Their café may be rivals, but that does not stop these two girls from becoming fast friends. Tedeza Rize is seen as the cool girl of the group, mysterious in nature yet easy to get along with. Rize likes to observe other people, in particular, their actions and emotions whenever certain events occur around them. Rize tries to be normal, something that she does not consider herself as, yet people still treat her the same as always. Kafū Chino spends most of her time peacefully serving her guests in her ambient café. When given the choice between going outside or staying in her café, Chino would occasionally choose the latter, believing that there is still more to learn if she wants to take over the family business. Even so, her family wishes that she would enjoy her youth more and spend time outside, for there are lessons out there that she may not have if kept inside her comfort zone. Who will keep on smiling until the end?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:43 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 16:
Hanekawa Tsubasa (Monogatari Series) vs. Akemi Homura (Puella Magi Madoka ☆ Magica)
What could be going on behind the eyes of two girls who appear to be perfect in every way? For Hanekawa Tsubasa, all she sees is stress upon stress mounted on her shoulders. Tsubasa has all but given up on the notion to be herself when she is constantly thinking she is shaped by her guardians and her peers to be the ideal student everyone admires. She wishes to be an individual that she can call her own, yet when others tell her that her actions do not befit someone like her, she does not know what to do. Akemi Homura sees a peaceful society that would be caught under a mess that she and those like her are fighting against. Homura chooses to change the world forcefully, for she has tried kindness too many times and seen it fail her. If the people around her do not see the pain and suffering that she feels, she would prefer it hat way over having people see her as someone in need of help. Who will be after to find her voice once everything settles?

Zen Wistalia (Akagami no Shirayukihime) vs. Iskandar (Fate Series)
Perhaps the greatest gift one could have is respect. As the second in line for the crown, Zen Wistalia knows that there is a lot on his shoulders with people watching him from every corner. Zen used to fool around and not consider his position seriously, but when injustice looms around every corner he turns, he reconsiders what he needs to do, for he has the power to thwart those who cause havoc to his people. He knows he cannot do this alone and assembles a group that he believes will be his guardians, mentors, and friends. Iskandar would rather quell conflicts with a feast over bloodshed. Only when he has exhaust all other means of compromise that he readies his swords and prepares for battle. Iskander understands that true conquest has no meaning if the people he conquered are unwilling to abide his ways, so he takes his time to be with his people not only as a king, but also as a friend. Who’s heart will remain firm after the end of the match?
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Re: Topaz Period 2017 Featured Match Write-ups

Postby Momento10 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:23 pm

Spoiler for Topaz 17:
Yūki Asuna (Sword Art Online) vs. Saber (Fate Series) vs. Tōsaka Rin (Fate Series) vs. Katō Megumi (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata) vs. Tokisaki Kurumi (Date A Live) vs. Megumin (KonoSuba) vs. Shiina Mashiro (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo) vs. Tomori Nao (Charlotte)

Like a light that shines through the darkest of nights, these competitors will take the chance to reach towards that light and achieve the jewel presented before her: the Topaz Necklace. Despite getting trapped inside a virtual reality, Yūki Asuna remains unfazed by the chaos and confusion that clouded the remaining players. Instead, she continues to fight, believing that there is still hope in finding a way to get out of the virtual prison. Saber will show no hesitation in her quest to win the Holy Grail. There are things in her time that she wishes to correct, and if the grail is able to grant her wish, maybe she could fix the mistakes she had made back then. No matter who or what she is fighting against, Tōsaka Rin will not lose. She will prove to everyone that she should be recognized as one of the top mages around the world. Katō Megumi may be unrecognized by some, yet visually stunning to those who are acquainted to her. Many times, she will perform feats and duties that no one expected her to do, and people would slowly draw attention to her. Tokisaki Kurumi is more than content with doing things her way and not caring about the consequences of her actions. There is something that she wants to do, and she will go through any means if it takes her one step closer to her goal. Megumin’s desire to be a part of a team and go on adventures knows no bounds. She is more than happy to contribute to the team, sending her opponents away with her explosions. The fire that glows from Shiina Mashiro radiates throughout the area. Her works have a tendency to bright light to those who seem to be lost in their way in their darkest of times. Tomori Nao may be invisible to some, but to others, she is the guiding light that helps those who seek care for the powers they possess. Her will to help those with these supernatural powers will not be shaken. Who will be able to reach towards the light when all is said and done?
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