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Best Girl 6: Starting Salt in Another Contest was the sixth edition of r/anime's annual Best Girl Contest held in the website AnimeBracket.

Megumin secured the top seed for the second time, becoming the first contestant in the history of Best Girl to earn the first seed more than once. Despite avoiding a Holo match in the round of 16, she still lost in the same stage against Mayuri Shiina. Meanwhile, old contenders like Holo, Ryuuko Matoi, and Saber fell by the wayside as new faces entered this year's Final Four, which is widely regarded by r/anime users as the worst (in terms of tastes, anyway).

Mikasa Ackerman reached the final four for the first time in a textbook case of recency bias, what with Attack on Titan 's Season 2 being broadcasted in the middle of the contest rounds. Last year's runner-up Aqua also reached the semi-finals. The title match ultimately came down to Sword Art Online 's poster girl Asuna Yuuki, and "surprise" finalist Winry Rockbell from one of r/anime's most beloved shows Fullmetal Alchemist. Asuna ended up demolishing the mechanic in the second-most lopsided Best Girl final in history.

The "Best Girl Madness" prediction brackets were introduced this year, which was created and managed by u/????? through the use of Google Sheets. u/????? took home the most points after predicting ??.??% of the correct outcomes in the entire contest.


Bracket[]

Rounds 3-6[]

Group A[]

Group A-1
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
1 Megumin.png Megumin 5255
128 Ed bebop.png Edward Wong 1553
1 Megumin.png Megumin 6346
64 Erina.png Erina Nakiri 2923 64 Erina.png Erina 2744
65 Olivier.png Olivier Mira Armstrong 2815
1 Megumin.png Megumin 7992
32 Haruhi.png Haruhi Suzumiya 3597 33 Misato.png Misato 4548
97 Hestia.png Hestia 2236 32 Haruhi.png Haruhi 4021
33 Misato.png Misato 4206
33 Misato.png Misato Katsuragi 2968
96 Nia.png Nia Teppelin 2382
--- 1 Megumin.png Megumin 4940
16 Tatsumaki.png Tatsumaki 3196 17 Mayuri Shiina Mayuri 5867
144 Hiyori.png Hiyori Iki 2492
16 Tatsumaki.png Tatsumaki 4166
49 Chiyo s.png Chiyo Sakura 2107 80 Eru.png Chitanda 4542
80 Eru.png Eru Chitanda 3475 80 Eru.png Chitanda 4890
17 Mayuri Shiina Mayuri 7213
17 Mayuri Shiina Mayuri Shiina 4342
112 Kyouko s.png Kyouko Sakura 1912 17 Mayuri Shiina Mayuri 5501
81 Anzu (Hinamatsuri) Anzu 2950
48 Kanna.png Kanna Kamui 2617
81 Anzu (Hinamatsuri) Anzu 2968


Group A-2
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
8 Ram.png Ram 3979
121 Ami.png Ami Kawashima 2678
8 Ram.png Ram 5198
57 Shiro1.png Shiro 2879 57 Shiro1.png Shiro 3586
72 Komachi.png Komachi Hikigaya 2744
8 Ram.png Ram 6684
25 Suzuha.png Suzuha Amane 3729 25 Suzuha.png Suzuha 6084
104 Chizuru.png Chizuru Hishiro 2110 25 Suzuha.png Suzuha 5054
40 Kobayashi.png Kobayashi 3568
40 Kobayashi.png Kobayashi 3233
89 Annie.png Annie Leonhart 2996
--- 8 Ram.png Ram 2948
9 Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 5137 9 Mikasa.png Mikasa 7494
120 Gabriel.png Gabriel Tenma White 1813
9 Mikasa.png Mikasa 5929
56 Steph.png Stephanie Dola 2663 73 Tanya.png Tanya 2979
73 Tanya.png Tanya von Degurechaff 2817 9 Mikasa.png Mikasa 7468
41 Mio kon.png Mio A. 5382
24 Riza.png Riza Hawkeye 3795
105 Nanachi.png Nanachi 1959 24 Riza.png Riza 4091
41 Mio kon.png Mio A. 4416
41 Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama 3780
88 Hikari t.png Hikari Takanashi 1773


Group B[]

Group B-1
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
4 Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki 5681
125 Akane pp.png Akane Tsunemori 3090
4 Asuna.png Asuna 6166
61 015.png Ichigo 3157 68 Alice.png Alice 3912
68 Alice.png Alice Nakiri 4078
4 Asuna.png Asuna 8089
29 02.png Zero Two 5646 29 02.png 02 8058
100 Beatrice re0.png Beatrice 2471 29 02.png 02 6076
36 Sayaka.png Sayaka 3975
36 Sayaka.png Sayaka Miki 4391
93 Mio n.png Mio Naganohara 2947
--- 4 Asuna.png Asuna 6763
13 Mayoi.png Mayoi Hachikuji 4988 13 Mayoi.png Hachikuji 4657
116 Kumiko.png Kumiko Oumae 2865
13 Mayoi.png Hachikuji 5294
52 Tsukihi.png Tsukihi Araragi 4121 52 Tsukihi.png Tsukihi 3617
77 Albedo.png Albedo 3344 13 Mayoi.png Hachikuji 8773
20 Saber.png Saber 7060
20 Saber.png Saber 5907
109 Sinon.png Shino Asada 1939 20 Saber.png Saber 6294
84 Megumi t.png Tadokoro 3376
45 Tsuyu.png Tsuyu Asui 3430
84 Megumi t.png Megumi Tadokoro 3835


Group B-2
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
5 Ochako.png Ochako Uraraka 5586
124 Touka t.png Touka Takanashi 2760
5 Ochako.png Uraraka 4705
60 Satsuki.png Satsuki Kiryuin 3147 69 Taiga.png Taiga 5155
69 Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka 4381
69 Taiga.png Taiga 7468
28 Karen a.png Karen Araragi 4615 28 Karen a.png Karen 7642
101 Rei ayanami.png Rei Ayanami 3107 28 Karen a.png Karen 4917
92 Azusa n.png Azusa N. 4503
37 Madoka.png Madoka Kaname 3154
92 Azusa n.png Azusa Nakano 4520
--- 28 Karen a.png Karen 5174
12 Wiz.png Wiz 4374 21 Jibril1.png Jibril 6163
117 Reina.png Reina Kousaka 3330
12 Wiz.png Wiz 5516
53 Hange.png Hange Zoe 3688 53 Hange.png Hange 3890
76 Iri.png Irisviel von Einzbern 3511 12 Wiz.png Wiz 5579
21 Jibril1.png Jibril 9645
21 Jibril1.png Jibril 4630
108 Hitomi m.png Hitomi Mishima 3117 21 Jibril1.png Jibril 5596
44 Illya.png Illya 3534
44 Illya.png Illyasviel von Einzbern 3894
85 Shalltear.png Shalltear Bloodfallen 3080


Group C[]

Group C-1
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
2 Aqua.png Aqua 5376
127 Narumi.png Narumi Momose 2213
2 Aqua.png Aqua 6339
63 Kanbaru.png Suruga Kanbaru 3805 63 Kanbaru.png Kanbaru 4229
66 Faye.png Faye Valentine 2651
2 Aqua.png Aqua 6989
31 Tohru dragon.png Tohru 5256 31 Tohru dragon.png Tohru 5771
98 Faris.png Faris 2247 31 Tohru dragon.png Tohru 5218
34 Ritsu.png Ritsu 4027
34 Ritsu.png Ritsu Tainaka 4786
162 Kyou.png Kyou Fujibayashi 2178
--- 2 Aqua.png Aqua 6717
15 Violet.png Violet Evergarden 5438 15 Violet.png Violet 3440
114 Felt.png Felt 1838
15 Violet.png Violet 5708
50 Krista.png Krista Lenz 4124 50 Krista.png Krista 3786
79 Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 3071 15 Violet.png Violet 6485
18 Yui h.png Yui H. 5796
18 Yui h.png Yui Hirasawa 4846
146 Aoba.png Aoba Suzukaze 2102 18 Yui h.png Yui H. 5508
47 Sasha.png Sasha 4054
47 Sasha.png Sasha Blouse 3831
82 Mako.png Mako Mankanshoku 3325


Group C-2
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
7 Emilia.png Emilia 5211
122 Schwi.png Schwi Dola 1939
7 Emilia.png Emilia 5701
58 Cc.png C.C. 3521 58 Cc.png C.C. 3571
71 Minori.png Minori Kushieda 2743
7 Emilia.png Emilia 6439
26 Asuka ls.png Asuka Langley Soryu 3923 26 Asuka ls.png Asuka L.S. 6128
154 Miia.png Miia 2242 26 Asuka ls.png Asuka L.S. 4718
90 Mitsuha.png Mitsuha 4093
39 Akko.png Atsuko Kagari 2725
90 Mitsuha.png Mitsuha Miyamizu 3645
--- 7 Emilia.png Emilia 4307
10 Darkness.png Darkness 4394 23 Shouko.png Shouko 5694
138 Chitoge.png Chitoge Kirisaki 2235
10 Darkness.png Darkness 4600
55 Iroha.png Iroha Isshiki 4543 55 Iroha.png Iroha 4610
74 Nonon.png Nonon Jakuzure 2585 55 Iroha.png Iroha 5382
23 Shouko.png Shouko 6764
23 Shouko.png Shouko Nishimiya 4880
106 Rias.png Rias Gremory 2068 23 Shouko.png Shouko 4929
42 Hanekawa.png Hanekawa 4665
42 Hanekawa.png Tsubasa Hanekawa 4270
87 Toga.png Himiko Toga 2284


Group D[]

Group D-1
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
3 Holo Holo 6204
131 Mordred fate.png Mordred 2007
3 Holo Holo 6179
62 Fubuki opm.png Fubuki 4161 62 Fubuki opm.png Fubuki 2836
67 Shizuka.png Shizuka Hiratsuka 3547
3 Holo Holo 5604
30 Yui yuigahama.png Yui Yuigahama 5371 30 Yui yuigahama.png Yui Y. 3449
99 Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana 2477 30 Yui yuigahama.png Yui Y. 4679
94 Sakura m.png Sakura M. 3320
35 Leafa.png Suguha Kirigaya 2834
94 Sakura m.png Sakura Matou 4636
--- 3 Holo Holo 6056
14 Momo y.png Momo Yaoyorozu 4419 19 Yunyun.png Yunyun 4042
115 Emi yusa.png Emi Yusa 3281
14 Momo y.png Momo 4388
51 Shimarin.png Rin Shima 3383 51 Shimarin.png Shimarin 3497
78 Nadeshiko.png Nadeshiko Kagamihara 2464 14 Momo y.png Momo 3860
19 Yunyun.png Yunyun 5246
19 Yunyun.png Yunyun 5262
110 Maho.png Maho Hiyajou 2612 19 Yunyun.png Yunyun 4590
46 Hina matsuri.png Hina 3993
46 Hina matsuri.png Hina 4410
83 Mei h.png Mei Hatsume 2997


Group D-2
Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16
6 Winry Rockbell Winry Rockbell 5681
123 Nagisa.png Nagisa Furukawa 2354
6 Winry Rockbell Winry 5489
59 Kaori.png Kaori Miyazono 3675 59 Kaori.png Kaori 3370
70 Hifumi.png Hifumi Takimoto 2895
6 Winry Rockbell Winry 4925
27 Yoko.png Yoko Littner 4883 27 Yoko.png Yoko 3911
155 Aoi m.png Aoi Miyamori 2404 27 Yoko.png Yoko 4926
38 Yuuki k.png Yuuki K. 3388
38 Yuuki k.png Yuuki Konno 3574
166 Akame.png Akame 3345
--- 6 Winry Rockbell Winry 5348
11 Ryuuko Matoi Ryuko Matoi 5934 11 Ryuuko Matoi Ryuko 4447
118 Kaho.png Kaho Hinata 1933
11 Ryuuko Matoi Ryuko 5260
54 Homura.png Homura Akemi 4576 54 Homura.png Homura 3371
75 Kou yagami.png Kou Yagami 2861 11 Ryuuko Matoi Ryuko 5447
22 Satania.png Satania 3512
22 Satania.png Satania 3743
150 Isuzu.png Isuzu Sento 2682 22 Satania.png Satania 4292
43 Mugi.png Mugi 3207
43 Mugi.png Tsumugi Kotobuki 3680
86 Vignette.png Vignette Tsukinose April 2979


Elite Eight[]

Elite Eight Bracket
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
17 Mayuri Shiina Mayuri Shiina 7061
9 Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 9509
9 Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 6602
4 Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki 9450 4 Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki 10,552
21 Jibril1.png Jibril 6434 4 Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki 11,937
6 Winry Rockbell Winry Rockbell 6996
2 Aqua.png Aqua 10,336
23 Shouko.png Shouko Nishimiya 6644 2 Aqua.png Aqua 7768
6 Winry Rockbell Winry Rockbell 9938 3rd place
3 Holo Holo 7812 9 Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman L
6 Winry Rockbell Winry Rockbell 8877 2 Aqua.png Aqua W



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