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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.

Rules & Tournament FormatEdit

NominationEdit

EliminationsEdit

Bracket StageEdit

ScheduleEdit

Round 1 (Round of 512)Edit

Megumin's the top seed again. Joining her among the contest's top favorites include #2 seed and Best Girl 5 runner-up Aqua, #3 seed and perennial contender Holo, surprise #4 seed Asuna Yuuki, and My Hero Academia top dog and #5 seeded Ochako Uraraka. These seedings meant that Megumin avoided a third consecutive Holo match-up in the round of 16, instead they will meet at the final should they advance through 8 rounds.

Best Girl mainstay Winry Rockbell gained a sudden boost in popularity as she secures the 6th seed, her highest-ever position in her career. However, this means she is placed in the same group with Holo, Ryuuko, and Yoko Littner. Meanwhile, Emilia occupies the 7th seed as she looks to make a deep run in this contest after an embarrassing round 4 loss to Alice Nakiri last year. The 8th seed contains a new and unlikely girl: Ram from Re:Zero, who appears to have been boosted further by the crossover show Isekai Quartet.


Group A - June


Group B - June


Group C - June


Group D - June


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Round 2 (Round of 256)Edit

Group A - June


Group B - June


Group C - June


Group D - June


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Round 3 (Round of 128)Edit

Group A - June


Group B - June


Group C - June


Group D - June


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Middle Rounds (Rounds 4, 5, & 6)Edit

Group A  (Explosive Division)Edit

Left side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
1
Team logo
Megumin 6346
64
Team logo
Erina Nakiri 2744 1
Team logo2
Megumin 7992
32
Team logo
Haruhi Suzumiya 4021 33
Team logo2
Misato Katsuragi 4548
33
Team logo
Misato Katsuragi 4206 1 Megumin 4940
16
Team logo
Tatsumaki 4166 17 Mayuri Shiina 5867
80
Team logo
Eru Chitanda 4542 80
Team logo2
Eru Chitanda 4890
17
Team logo
Mayuri Shiina 5501 17
Team logo2
Mayuri Shiina 7213
81 Anzu 2950


Right side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
8
Team logo
Ram 5198
57
Team logo
Shiro 3586 8
Team logo2
Ram 6684
25
Team logo
Suzuha Amane 5054 25
Team logo2
Suzuha Amane 6084
40
Team logo
Kobayashi 3568 8 Ram 2948
9
Team logo
Mikasa Ackerman 5929 9 Mikasa Ackerman 7494
73
Team logo
Tanya von Degurechaff 2979 9
Team logo2
Mikasa Ackerman 7468
24
Team logo
Riza Hawkeye 4091 41
Team logo2
Mio Akiyama 5382
41 Mio Akiyama 4416





Group B  (Aincrad Division)Edit


Left side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
4
Team logo
Asuna Yuuki 6166
68
Team logo
Alice Nakiri 3912 4
Team logo2
Asuna Yuuki 8089
29
Team logo
Zero Two 6076 29
Team logo2
Zero Two 8058
36
Team logo
Sayaka Miki 3975 4
Team logo
Asuna Yuuki 6763
13
Team logo
Mayoi Hachikuji 5294 13
Team logo
Mayoi Hachikuji 4657
52
Team logo
Tsukihi Araragi 3617 13
Team logo2
Mayoi Hachikuji 8773
20
Team logo
Saber 6294 20
Team logo2
Saber 7060
84
Team logo
Megumi Tadokoro 3376


Right side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
5
Team logo
Ochako Uraraka 4705
69
Team logo
Taiga Aisaka 5155 69
Team logo2
Taiga Aisaka 7468
28
Team logo
Karen Araragi 4917 28
Team logo2
Karen Araragi 7642
92
Team logo
Azusa Nakano 4503 28
Team logo
Karen Araragi 5174
12
Team logo
Wiz 5516 21
Team logo
Jibril 6163
53
Team logo
Hange Zoe 3890 12
Team logo2
Wiz 5579
21
Team logo
Jibril 5596 21
Team logo2
Jibril 9645
44
Team logo
Illyasviel von Einzbern 3534




Group C   (Axis Division)Edit


Left side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
2
Team logo
Aqua 6339
63
Team logo
Suruga Kanbaru 4229 2
Team logo2
Aqua 6989
31
Team logo
Tohru 5218 31
Team logo2
Tohru 5771
34
Team logo
Ritsu Tainaka 4027 2
Team logo
Aqua 6717
15
Team logo
Violet Evergarden 5708 15
Team logo
Violet Evergarden 3440
50
Team logo
Krista Lenz 3786 15
Team logo2
Violet Evergarden 6485
18
Team logo
Yui Hirasawa 5508 18
Team logo2
Yui Hirasawa 5796
47
Team logo
Sasha Blouse 4054


Right side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
7
Team logo
Emilia 5701
58
Team logo
C.C. 3571 7
Team logo2
Emilia 6439
26
Team logo
Asuka Langley Soryu 4718 26
Team logo2
Asuka Langley Soryu 6128
90
Team logo
Mitsuha Miyamizu 4093 7
Team logo
Emilia 4307
10
Team logo
Darkness 4600 23
Team logo
Shouko Nishimiya 5694
55
Team logo
Iroha Isshiki 4610 55
Team logo2
Iroha Isshiki 5382
23
Team logo
Shouko Nishimiya 4929 23
Team logo2
Shouko Nishimiya 6764
42
Team logo
Tsubasa Hanekawa 4665




Group D  (Yoitsu Division)Edit


Left side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
3
Holo
Holo 6179
62
Fubuki opm
Fubuki (OPM) 2836 3
Holo
Holo 5604
30
Yui yuigahama
Yui Yuigahama 4679 30
Yui yuigahama
Yui Yuigahama 3449
94
Sakura matou
Sakura Matou 3320 3
Holo
Holo 6056
14
Momo y
Momo Yaoyorozu 4388 19
Yunyun
Yunyun 4042
51
Shimarin
Rin Shima 3497 14
Momo y
Momo Yaoyorozu 3860
19
Yunyun
Yunyun 4590 19
Yunyun
Yunyun 5246
46
Hina
Hina 3993


Right side
Pic Round of 64 Pic Round of 32 Pic Sweet 16
6
Winry
Winry Rockbell 5489
59
Kaori
Kaori Miyazono 3370 6
Winry
Winry Rockbell 4925
27
Yoko
Yoko Littner 4926 27
Yoko
Yoko Littner 3911
38
Yuuki konno
Yuuki Konno 3388 6
Winry
Winry Rockbell 5348
11
Ryuko
Ryuuko Matoi 5260 11
Ryuko
Ryuuko Matoi 4447
54
Homura
Homura Akemi 3371 11
Ryuko
Ryuuko Matoi

5447

22
Satania
Satania 4292 22
Satania
Satania 3512
43
Tsumugi
Tsumugi Kotobuki 3207




Elite EightEdit

Final Bracket
Mayuri portrait
Mikasa portrait
Asuna portrait
Jibril portrait
Aqua portrait
Shouko portrait 2
Holo portrait
Winry portrait 2
Quarter-finals
(17) Mayuri Shiina  7061 (9) Mikasa Ackerman   9509 (4) Asuna Yuuki   9450 (21) Jibril  6434 (2) Aqua   10,336 (23) Shouko Nishimiya  6644 (3) Holo  7812 (6) Winry Rockbell   8877
Mikasa portrait
Asuna portrait
Aqua portrait
Winry portrait 2
Semi-finals
(9) Mikasa Ackerman - 6602 (4) Asuna Yuuki - 10,552 (2) Aqua - 7768 (6) Winry Rockbell - 9938
Mikasa portrait
Aqua portrait
Third-place playoff
(9) Mikasa Ackerman - ??? (2) Aqua - ???
Asuna portrait
Winry portrait 2
Final
(4) Asuna Yuuki - 11,937 (6) Winry Rockbell - 6996


External LinksEdit

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