Watanabe Yō (Love Live! Sunshine!!) vs. Stella Vermillion (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)
Welcome to ISML 2017 Round 6 - Arena 1.
With her signature salute pose, Watanabe Yō greets you all.
To entertain is the very reason why an idol exists. Yō knows this very well. She has given her best effort to look cute in every nook and cranny, from her hair to her feet, her costume to her accessories. All are in place so that everyone will look at her while she dances and sings.
Across the stage, a princess stands. Brave is her pose; majestic, her aura.
Stella Vermillion of the Vermillion Empire welcomes you.
As a princess, it is her duty to maintain dignity in public. No, it is not as trivial as an idol's life; it is the very existence of the Vermillion Empire that is at stake. In all condition, Stella ensures that her image reflects the pride of her country. At this very moment, she dresses in her official uniform, an outfit she wears to show respect to you all.
Our two contestants are ready to shine and to display their grace and conviction to win your attention. Who will you be swayed to vote for?
Hanekawa Tsubasa (Monogatari Series) vs. Nanami Chiaki (Danganronpa)
Day 6 - The Class of 2017 – The Two Class Reps
In a particular class in the school, there is a special exception to the class roles: having two class representatives. There are no vice class reps, just two female candidates whom have equal standings in their roles. They are none other than Hanekawa Tsubasa and Nanami Chiaki.
Having observed them, they have their special quirks that differentiate themselves from each other. Tsubasa is very diligent in accomplishing tasks assigned from the teachers and interacts better with her classmates. Chiaki, on the other hand, is much quieter and can be usually seen with a handheld console in hand. But, she's also one that advocates unity amongst her classmates, which she does her best to build in her class.
Having observed them, they live rather different lifestyles but still complement each other so well. They share their tasks equally and make up for each other's weaknesses to the point that they become such a dynamic and notable duo in the school.
At the end of the day, though, despite the fame they acclaim, they still are friends, walking home hand in hand.
Fujinuma Satoru (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) vs. Yukihira Sōma (Shokugeki no Sōma)
Failure is merely the path towards success.
As a struggling manga artist, Fujinuma Satoru has been faced with many difficulties in his life. While in possession of the strange ability to turn back time, his life is turned upside down when he must solve a murder mystery in order to save the life of the people he cares for. Many setbacks hold him back, and the danger of getting himself killed is ever present. But, Satoru will always fight the cruelty of fate and push onward. In the same way, Yukihira Sōma is an extremely talented chef who struggles to gain recognition within society. His identity as a mere diner owner's son causes people to look down upon him, even sabotaging his plans the further up the ladder he climbs. However, with every failure, Sōma bounces back twice as hard and learns from the mistakes of others as well as himself.
While Satoru's more reserved personality contrasts with Sōma's outgoing one, they are both commendable for how they persevere even in the most difficult situations, letting nothing get in the way of their goals.
Misaka Mikoto (Toaru Majutsu no Index) vs. Tachibana Kanade (Angel Beats!)
Meeting their respective greatest rival in the Semi-Finals of the Tournament of Champions is probably the worst outcome for both Misaka Mikoto and Tachibana Kanade. This is a match analogous to the prisoner's dilemma. Mikoto and Kanade can choose to go all out in this match, an option akin to mutually assured destruction. Using their once-a-year rally of support in this match will leave them dry in the upcoming final. Alternatively, they can opt for a relaxed battle, allowing the victor to be in top condition to grab the championship title. Of course, this second option runs into the possibility of betrayal in which one side decides to use more strength than was agreed upon.
Which of these cases will come to pass? Encounters between Kanade and Mikoto have always been unpredictable. Will we again have an epic battle to end all battles, or will this be a small, friendly sideshow?
Thanks to RailWarrior, Kiwigiwi, Reverend, and Fuijiwara for contributing today’s matches.
P.S.: When Watanabe Yō (Love Live! Sunshine!!) says "Yōsoro!", does it come with a macron or not? I can't tell because I have not watched the show, so I am assuming the spelling is her name and soro, i.e., Yō & soro. I know some pages have "Yousoro," but considering that those very pages also lists her name as "You" and does not provide macrons on anywhere else, if at all, I can't confirm how the actual statement is spelled. If someone can clarify this for me, I'll correct it if necessary.