Hachiman Hikigaya is the main protagonist of Wataru Watari's light novel series My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, As I Expected, also known by its shorthand name Oregairu.

8man is indisputably the most successful male contestant of International Saimoe League. He has won a record-four pendants (which includes Aquamarine 2015, the very first award), a feat only equaled by Fate/stay night's Archer. Hikigaya also possesses the best playoff performances in ISML Male history where he secured the first seed for three consecutive years. In that span of time, he finished runner-up twice in 2016 and 2017 before finally winning the Scepter in 2018. He then followed it up with an immediate Tournament of Champions win in 2019.

Hachiman is the fourth ISML champion[1] to achieve a perfect season, which he achieved in 2018 by winning all 39 matches, including the playoffs, without a single draw or defeat. His playoff run in that year set multiple records, but the most notable one is his thrashing of Archer in the final, setting the record for most lopsided ISML finals match in terms of vote difference with 19,866 votes.

However, the loner student has only seen moderate success in other anime character contests. In his sole appearance in Bilibili Moe 2015, he narrowly reached the round of 32 by squeaking past Sora in his group, before running out of motivation to win against Umetarou Nozaki.

8man is known in r/anime as an edgy protagonist whose personality and philosophy makes him a very appealing and controversial character among the forum's users. The Oregairu protagonist has appeared in at least the round of 64 in all of his major contest appearances. He tends to perform better in Best Character, reaching the quarter-finals in two consecutive editions where he lost to Edward Elric both times.


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"If someone is trying to calm you down, they are not telling the truth. If there is a reason anyone is smiling, it is to cover a lie. If a rabbit is about to be eaten by a pack of wolves, it is the rabbit's fault for trying to become friends with them.

Hikigaya Hachiman is treated as an outcast by his peers, but he does not care. The only reason he goes to school is for the degree. Anything from joining a club to making friends is not on his list of things to do during high school, and he prefers it that way.

Volunteer work or giving people advice is the last thing Hachiman wants to do. Why would he waste his time helping a complete stranger do something that he or she probably could have done himself or herself with enough effort? Yet Hachiman would still complete the task, even if there is nothing in it for him.

What makes Hachiman dangerous is the way he does things. He will tell people things they do not want to hear, speak up and inquire about what everyone else was silently thinking about, and set fire to the feelings welled up inside others who have tried to keep them secret. Hachiman will take all the stares, all the hits, all the verbal abuse, and he will not flinch. He will do whatever it takes to get people off their feet and do as they are told.

When he returns to that quiet room to prepare himself for the aftermath of his actions, a new sticker on that sign means maybe what he did has its merits."


Written by Momento10 (presumably, since this user does the most writeups anyways)



Contest History[edit | edit source]

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

Main Tournament[edit | edit source]

ISML 2016 - Runner-up
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A Direct Invite (2015 Aquamarine Winner) N/A N/A
Topaz Round of 128
Group A (1st)
Rito.png Rito Yuuki 1919 - 608 Win
Kaito kid.png Kaito Kuroba 2099 - 632 Win
Meliodas.png Meliodas 1938 - 535 Win
Pendant round 7 opponents (Modified Approval voting) 675 Winner
Ruby Round of 64
Group A (1st)
Genos.png Genos 2103 - 744 Win
Ayumu zombie.png Ayumu Aikawa 1674 - 754 Win
Light.png Light Yagami 1762 - 697 Win
Diamond Round of 32
Group A (1st)
Sorata.png Sorata Kanda 1718 - 899 Win
Saitama.png Saitama 1578 - 943 Win
Tomoya.png Tomoya Okazaki 1525 - 889 Win
Playoffs
(seed 1)
Round of 16
Group A (1st)
Izayoi.png Izayoi Sakamaki 1774 - 1020 Win
Ryuuji.png Ryuuji Takasu 1833 - 1228 Win
Souma.png Soma Yukihira 2211 - 1244 Win
Quarter-finals (8) Edward.png Edward Elric 1914 - 1267 Win
Semi-finals (4) Archer.png Archer 2357 - 1915 Win
Final (2) Sora.png Sora 2087 - 2120 Loss (2nd place)
ISML 2017 - Runner-up
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Win
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Topaz Group Win
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Amethyst Group Win
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Sapphire Group Win
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Emerald Group Win
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Ruby Group Win
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Diamond Group Win
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Playoffs Win
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ISML 2018 - Champion (Perfect Season)
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A Direct Invite (2017 Topaz Winner) N/A N/A
Aquamarine Group Haruka kasugano.png Haruka Kasugano 5157 - 1238 Win
Killua.png Killua Zoldyck 4763 - 1494 Win
Hozuki.png Hozuki 4997 - 1988 Win
Sebastian.png Sebastian Michaelis 2860 - 2857 Win
Sorata.png Sorata Kanda 4414 - 1690 Win
Pendant round 7 opponents (IRV) 3918 (total) 2nd
Topaz Group Tomoe.png Tomoe 7244 - 1903 Win
Yashiro.png Yashiro Isana 6574 - 3730 Win
Shirou k.png Shirou Kotomine 3741 - 1919 Win
Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou 4625 - 2711 Win
Ken kaneki.png Ken Kaneki 7093 - 2962 Win
Pendant round 7 opponents (IRV) 10,380 (total) Winner
Amethyst Group Hei.png Hei 4343 - 1332 Win
Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. Luffy 3374 - 1559 Win
Naruto.png Naruto Uzumaki 3599 - 2038 Win
Sakamoto.png Sakamoto 8368 - 2308 Win
Souma.png Soma Yukihira 6315 - 2601 Win
Sapphire Group Izaya.png Izaya Orihara 5186 - 993 Win
Edward.png Edward Elric 4168 - 2017 Win
Otosaka.png Yuu Otosaka 3311 - 1469 Win
Yato.png Yato 7149 - 3230 Win
Tomoya.png Tomoya Okazaki 8696 - 3931 Win
Emerald Group Itachi.png Itachi Uchiha 12,189 - 8258 Win
Subaru1.png Subaru Natsuki 11,006 - 8549 Win
Izuku.png Izuku Midoriya 14,172 - 9233 Win
Kiritsugu.png Kiritsugu Emiya 12,977 - 7992 Win
Saitama.png Saitama 16,499 - 5552 Win
Ruby Group Ken kaneki.png Ken Kaneki (rematch) 9903 - 8530 Win
Shouto.png Shouto Todoroki 12,196 - 8313 Win
Shouya.png Shouya Ishida 18,405 - 10,654 Win
Touma.png Touma Kamijou 22,520 - 13,082 Win
Kiyotaka.png Kiyotaka Ayanokouji 15,374 - 14,697 Win
Diamond Group Astolfo.png Rider of Black 16,255 - 10,098 Win
Shouya.png Shouya Ishida (rematch) 16,871 - 10,189 Win
Saiki.png Kusuo Saiki 15,718 - 9573 Win
Shirou.png Shirou Emiya 17,331 - 10,882 Win
Archer.png Archer 19,772 - 8738 Win
Playoffs
(seed 1)
Round of 16 (16) Astolfo.png Rider of Black (rematch) 25,960 - 9928 Win
Quarter-finals (9) Shirou.png Shirou Emiya (rematch) 27,047 - 6767 Win
Semi-finals (5) Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe 25,479 - 17,374 Win
Final (7) Archer.png Archer (rematch) 35,856 - 15,990 Win (Champion)



Pendant Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Appearances: 6
  • Pendant Wins: 4 Aquamarine Topaz Topaz Topaz
2015 Aquamarine Pendant (Winner!)
Rank Contestants Votes PSAO PSAO / 3 Vote Pct. Final Score
1 8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya 4824 88.119 29.373 29.288 58.661
2 Archer.png Archer 2307 101.887 33.962 14.007 47.969
3 Sora.png Sora 2537 91.659 30.553 15.403 45.956
4 Gintoki.png Gintoki Sakata 1648 83.335 27.778 10.006 37.784
5 Kiritsugu.png Kiritsugu Emiya 1901 78.683 26.228 11.541 37.769
6 Accel.png Accelerator 1835 79.427 26.476 11.140 37.616
7 Touma.png Touma Kamijou 1419 83.062 27.687 8.615 36.302
2016 Topaz Pendant (Winner!)
Rank Contestants Votes Percentage
1 8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya 675 17.26%
2 Izayoi.png Izayoi Sakamaki 652 17.51%
3 Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa Shiota 419 11.25%
4 Edward.png Edward Elric 409 10.98%
5 Yato.png Yato 345 9.26%
6 Ryuuji.png Ryuuji Takasu 320 8.59%
7 Seiya.png Seiya Kanie 281 7.55%
8 Yuuta.png Yuuta Togashi 251 6.74%
2017 Aquamarine Pendant - 2nd
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Koro.png Koro-sensei 1195 1240 1270 1320 1399 1538 1817
8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya 702 731 799 874 990 1125 1346
Saitama.png Saitama 430 472 518 574 680 814
Yuzuru.png Yuzuru Otonashi 441 468 526 584 666
Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou 391 432 476 542
Touma.png Touma Kamijou 364 382 427
Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe 341 363
Souma.png Soma Yukihira 313
2017 Topaz Pendant (Winner!)
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya 745 809 861 956 1074 1201 1508
Archer.png Archer 426 463 607 686 828 1027 1300
Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa Shiota 598 623 646 735 850 1016
Gintoki.png Gintoki Sakata 579 603 642 703 802
Saitama.png Saitama 526 569 605 671
Taki.png Taki Tachibana 520 554 586
Kiritsugu.png     Kiritsugu Emiya 406 423
Touma.png Touma Kamijou 325
2018 Aquamarine Pendant - 2nd
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 X
Levi.png Levi Ackerman 5189 5519 6000 6808 7883 9158
Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa Shiota 3445 3556 3656 3799 4015 4304
8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya 2819 2952 3067 3273 3521 3918
Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe 2800 2912 3052 3176 3341
Yuuta.png Yuuta Togashi 1965 2083 2164 2324
Kiyotaka.png Kiyotaka Ayanokouji 1796 1888 2004
Gilgamesh.png Gilgamesh 1329 1404
Taki.png Taki Tachibana 1197
2018 Topaz Pendant (Winner!)
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya 7898 7967 8052 8316 8718 9246 10,380
Archer.png Archer (F/SN) 3349 3622 3924 4175 4480 5140 6283
Taki.png Taki Tachibana 2463 2557 2714 2969 3405 4254
Takashi.png Takashi Natsume 2055 2171 2359 2551 3066
Kiyotaka.png Kiyotaka Ayanokouji 1910 1982 2130 2428
Riku.png Riku Dola 1269 1360 1502
Gilgamesh.png Gilgamesh 1140 1260
Shirou.png Shirou Emiya 955




Tournament of Champions[edit | edit source]

8man's Tournament of Champions Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
2019 Group Stage (2nd) Lelouch.png Lelouch vi Britannia 10,267 - 5921 Win
Kirito.png Kirito 6773 - 4904 Win
Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki 5997 - 6494 Loss
Hideyoshi.png Hideyoshi Kinoshita 8432 - 3875 Win
Accel.png Accelerator 7557 - 6401 Win
Sora.png Sora 7131 - 5074 Win
Koro.png Koro-sensei 7877 - 6049 Win
Final round (Range-voting) Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki 129,199.2 - 93,440.7 Win (Champion)
2020 Group Stage (2nd) Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki 2431 - 2729 Loss
Kirito.png Kirito 3040 - 2445 Win
Accel.png Accelerator 2260 - 2096 Win
Hideyoshi.png Hideyoshi Kinoshita 3870 - 1398 Win
Koro.png Koro-sensei 2089 - 1469 Win
Sora.png Sora 2296 - 2263 Win
Rimuru.png Rimuru Tempest 3732 - 1927 Win
Final round (Range-voting) Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki 33,116.2 - 52,579.2 2nd





AnimeBracket[edit | edit source]

Best Guy Contest[edit | edit source]

8man's Best Guy Contest Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
Best Guy 1 (2015)
(seed 53)
Round of 256 (205) Template:Itsuki k Itsuki Koizumi 2749 - 1585 Win
Round of 128 (77) Vegeta.png Vegeta 3069 - 2620 Win
Round of 64 (13) Iskandar.png Rider (F/Z) 2629 - 3150 Loss
Best Guy 2 (2016)
(seed 19)
Round of 256 (238) Template:Neji Neji Hyuuga 2436 - 752 Win
Round of 128 (147) Zoro.png Roronoa Zoro 1926 - 1062 Win
Round of 64 (46) Seiya.png Seiya Kanie 1871 - 1226 Win
Round of 32 (14) Spike.png Spike Spiegel 1826 - 2199 Loss
Best Guy 3 (2017)
(seed 21)
Round of 512 (492) Template:Nic wolf Nicholas D. Wolfwood 1713 - 447 Win
Round of 256 (277)) Template:Tadakuni Tadakuni 1674 - 329 Win
Round of 128 (108) Shikamaru.png Shikamaru Nara 1620 - 712 Win
Round of 64 (44) Shizuo.png Shizuo Heiwajima 1583 - 1021 Win
Round of 32 (12) Spike.png Spike Spiegel 1276 - 1582 Loss
Best Guy 4 (2018)
(seed 20)
Round of 512 (493) Ryuunosuke bungou.png Ryuunosuke Akutagawa 1732 - 362 Win
Round of 256 (237) Template:Youhei Youhei Sunohara 1986 - 780 Win
Round of 128 (109) Rei kiriyama.png Rei Kiriyama 1395 - 1267 Win
Round of 64 (45) Template:Senketsu Senketsu 2104 - 1597 Win
Round of 32 (13) Reigen.png Arataka Reigen 2045 - 2190 Loss
Best Guy 5 (2019)
(seed 43)
Round of 512 (470) Template:Keiichi Keiichi Maebara 1045 - 221 Win
Round of 256 (214) Template:Kaji Ryouji Kaji 1230 - 452 Win
Round of 128 (46) Goro (056) 1474 - 476 Win
Round of 64 (22) Joseph.png Joseph Joestar 1233 - 1757 Loss
Best Guy 6 (2020)
(seed 32)
Round of 512 (481) Kouta Hirano (HSotD) 944 - 125 Win
Round of 256 (225) Mikado.png Mikado Ryuugamine 671 - 231 Win
Round of 128 (97) Ruka.png Ruka Urushibara 749 - 398 Win
Round of 64 (33) Joseph.png Joseph Joestar 507 - 649 Loss



Best Character Contest[edit | edit source]

8man's Best Character Contest Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
Best Char 1 (2015)
(seed 49)
Round of 512 (464) Nagi Aiza 3063 - 543 Win
Round of 256 (208) Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe 2821 - 1155 Win
Round of 128 (80) Ryuuji.png Ryuuji Takasu 3076 - 1527 Win
Round of 64 (16) Archer.png Archer 2533 - 2007 Win
Round of 32 (17) Roy.png Roy Mustang 2218 - 2688 Loss
Best Char 2 (2016)
(seed 3)
Round of 512 (510) Hiroomi Souma 1360 - 262 Win
Round of 256 (259) Megumi k.png Megumi Katou 1327 - 475 Win
Round of 128 (126) Emi yusa.png Emi Yusa 1373 - 703 Win
Round of 64 (62) Killua.png Killua Zoldyck 1300 - 1188 Win
Round of 32 (30) Light.png Light Yagami 1462 - 1073 Win
Round of 16 (14) Ryuuko Matoi Ryuuko Matoi 1621 - 1391 Win
Quarter-finals (6) Edward.png Edward Elric 1774 - 1810 Loss
Best Char 3 (2017)
(seed 63)
Round of 512 (450) Lilith.png Lilith Asami 1746 - 297 Win
Round of 256 (319) Yui ab.png Yui 2011 - 541 Win
Round of 128 (66) Mitsuha.png Mitsuha Miyamizu 2006 - 1660 Win
Round of 64 (2) All might.png All Might 1469 - 1373 Win
Round of 32 (34) Kanbaru.png Suruga Kanbaru 1464 - 1264 Win
Round of 16 (18) Simon.png Simon 1586 - 1363 Win
Quarter-finals (7) Edward.png Edward Elric 2284 - 2556 Loss
Best Char 4 (2018)
(seed 83)
Round of 512 (430) Reinhard.png Reinhard von Lohengramm 1172 - 483 Win
Round of 256 (339) Shougo.png Shougo Makishima 1166 - 592 Win
Round of 128 (46) Satsuki.png Satsuki Kiryuuin 1400 - 1224 Win
Round of 64 (19) Sora.png Sora 1315 - 957 Win
Round of 32 (14) Kamina.png Kamina 1249 - 1382 Loss
Best Char 5 (2020)
(seed 30)
Round of 512 (483) Mima Kirigoe 849 - 218 Win
Round of 256 (227) Accel.png Accelerator 684 - 289 Win
Round of 128 (99)Genos.png Genos 843 - 423 Win
Round of 64 (35) Saber Saber 667 - 616 Win
Round of 32 (3) Aqua.png Aqua 717 - 662 Win
Round of 16 (14) Reigen.png Arataka Reigen 773 - 920 Loss

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Honours



Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. after Kanade Tachibana in 2012 (league format, 43 total matches); and Sora and Shana in 2016 (World Cup-style format, 15 total matches). However, the 2016 format makes it easier for champions to finish undefeated due to playing fewer matches, making Kanade and 8man's achievements even more significant because they faced more opponents. More matches makes it more difficult to go undefeated as the likelihood of facing a stronger opponent increases.

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ISML Pendant Winners
First year of pendant win only. Crowns from 2015 are included.
2015 8man.png 8manYuzuru.png OtonashiArcher.png ArcherKoyomi.png KoyomiSora.png SoraAccel.png AcceleratorLelouch.png Lelouch
2016 Koro.png Koro-senseiKiritsugu.png Kiritsugu
2017 Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa S.Levi.png LeviSouma.png SomaTouma.png Touma
2018 Okabe.png OkabeTaki.png TakiWillem.png Willem
2019 Rimuru.png SlimeRiku.png RikuSakuta.png SakutaKiyotaka.png KiyotakaTomoya.png TomoyaYuuta.png Yuuta
2020 Miyuki shirogane.png ShiroganeIshigami.png IshigamiGilgamesh.png Gilgamesh
Male Major Champions
ISML ★ 2011: Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge2012: Kirito.png Kirito2013: Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki2014: Hideyoshi.png Hideyoshi Kinoshita2015: Accel.png Accelerator2016: Sora.png Sora2017: Koro.png Koro-sensei2018: 8man.png Hachiman Hikigaya2019: Rimuru.png Rimuru Tempest2020: Miyuki shirogane.png Miyuki Shirogane2021: ???
AnimeBracket Best Guy ★ BGuy1: Lelouch.png Lelouch LamperougeBGuy2: Koyomi.png Koyomi AraragiBGuy3: Spike.png Spike SpiegelBGuy4: Koro.png Koro-senseiBGuy5: Mob.png Shigeo KageyamaBGuy6: Levi.png Levi AckermanBGuy7BGuy8
Best Char. ★ BCh1: Roy.png Roy MustangBCh4: Okabe.png Rintarou OkabeBCh5: Edward.png Edward Elric
Bilibili Moe † Japan ☆ 2015:Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge2016: Yato.png Yato2017: Romani.png Romani Archaman2018: Gilgamesh.png Gilgamesh
China ★ 2016: Dongfang.png Dongfang Yuechu2017: Ye xiu.png Ye Xiu2018: Abe no seimei.png Abe no Seimei (Onmyoji)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2007: Kyon1.png Kyon2008: Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge2009: Mukuro rokudo.png Mukuro Rokudo2010: Tsunayoshi.png Tsunayoshi Sawada2011: Kanglim.png Kanglim (KR)2012: Masamune takano.png Masamune Takano2013: Sougo.png Okita Sougo
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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