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Kurisu Makise is a main character featured in the 5pb and Nitroplus visual novel Steins;Gate, a major character in the sequel series Steins;Gate 0, and its anime adaptations by the studio White Fox.

Kurisu debuted in Spring 2011, where she spent her first three years serving as cannon fodder in Japan's Anime Saimoe Tournament. In the same time span however, she would finish as runner-up in the 2012 edition of Anizone's Korea Best Moe Tournament where she lost to Hitagi Senjougahara.

Kurisu is one of r/anime's most popular and beloved girls of all time, being the most-favorited female character in MyAnimeList (a site many anime redditors use), and immediately established herself as a prodigious example of "good taste" by winning r/anime's inaugural Best Girl Contest in 2014. She also won the first "Best of the Best" exhibition tournament, consisting of the finalists from previous Best Girl, Guy and Character contests, as well as finishing runner-up in the second Best Character tournament in 2016, the last contest before the ban of all champions from participating in future r/anime contests.

Christina also maintains a fairly strong following in China's Bilibili Moe contest, reaching the quarter-finals in 2015 and the round of 16 in 2018. Even her AI version from the sequel Steins;Gate 0 (Amadeus) is allowed in the 2018 edition as a separate contestant.

The scientist's career in the long-running International Saimoe League contest started out slow, but starting in 2015, she managed to make the postseason for the first time. However, she has yet to advance beyond the first round of the elimination stage, having failed to do so for five consecutive years. Kurisu's necklaces were won by winning the Diamond group stage in 2016, a feat she would replicate three years later.

Kurisu shares a rivalry with Monogatari heroine Hitagi Senjougahara, having three significant meetings in the major tournaments. Two of them occured in the FINALS where the Crab won both matches, but the Assistant got the more important one (a Best Girl 1 semi-final match) in which she went on to win the entire contest.

ISML Profile Flavor Text[]

"If Makise Kurisu were to hear about a site where people vote on how moe she is, she would immediately launch a denial of service attack on its server. And blush furiously. And deny doing it.

It is therefore for the better that Kurisu remains unaware and can concentrate on revolutionizing the world with her research. Perceptive and bright, Kurisu takes on mysteries of science that have baffled the great minds of previous generations... and solves them one by one. It is hard work, involves hours spent mulling over complex formulas and allows for little to no beauty sleep, but you get bragging rights once everything falls neatly into place. And you can wear a cool lab coat, too.

When too tired for productive thinking, Kurisu joins the anonymous hordes roaming Internet forums. More honest with herself when nobody can see what she is doing, Kurisu enjoys discussing the same rumors and theories she rejects as silly when talking in 'real life'. She is fluent in all kinds of Internet lingo and metaphors, and often perceives the world around in terms of various memes... but nobody will ever find out, right?

As much as she would like to appear perfect, Kurisu has her own weaknesses and vulnerabilities. But when somebody is needed to whip a group of good-for-nothings into saving the world, she is as good a candidate as they get.

- written by ?????

Contest History[]

Kurisu has struggled to make the postseason in the Nova / Stella era of the long-running International Saimoe League contest, barely missing the postseason by one place in 2012 and 2013, and by three places in 2014. Her fortunes have improved since then, and by 2015 she was able to reach the postseason for the first time, going as far as the round of 16 in the second postseason phase.

International Saimoe League[]


  • Regular season icon.png Nova 17th (18-0-17)


  • Regular season icon.png Nova 17th (17-0-18)


  • Regular season icon.png Stella 19th (16-0-19)


Best Girl Contest[]

Best Girl 1 (2014) - seed 2 (Winner!)

Best Character Contest[]

Best Character 1 (2015) - seed 4

  • Round 1 icon.png Win vs (509) Ryouko Tamiya, 3686 - 578
  • Round 2 icon.png Win vs (253) Lubbock, 2900 - 689
  • Round 3 icon.png Win vs (125) Brock, 3478 - 1374
  • Top 64 icon.png Win vs (68) Akane Tsunemori, 3338 - 1352
  • Top 32 icon.png Win vs (29) Shinobu Oshino, 3087 - 1940
  • Top 16 icon.png Win vs (45) Kiritsugu Emiya, 3740 - 3158
  • Quarterfinal icon.png Win vs (5) Edward Elric, 3590 - 3571 (19 votes difference!)
  • Semifinal icon.png Loss vs (17) Roy Mustang, 4347 - 4895

Best Character 2 (2016) - seed 2

Defunct Tournaments[]

Anime Saimoe Tournament[]




Korea Best Moe Tournament[]



Minor Contests[]

SenpuuSociety European Saimoe[]




The Great Awwnime Bracket[]





ISML Necklaces


Contest Wins[]

Total Wins : 8 + 1 = 9 (r/anime's Best Girl Winner)

  1. r/anime's Best Girl 1
  2. China Anime All Stars 2011/2012
  3. SenpuuSociety European Saimoe 2011
  4. Japanator Saimoe 2012 [1]
  5. r/anime's Couples/Ships of the year 2016 (with Rintarou Okabe)
  6. AnimeBracket Best of the Best S1
  7. r/anime's 12 hour best girl
  8. Myanimelist 3rd Namine Cafe annual best girl 2016 [2]

External Links[]

ISML Necklace Winners
First year of necklace win only. Circlets from 2012-2015 included (if applicable).
2008 Shana ShanaSetsuna s.png Setsuna S.Kagami.png KagamiKyou.png KyouHaruhi.png Haruhi
2009 Tomoyo.png Tomoyo S.Yuki n.png Yuki N.Suigintou.png SuigintouSuiseiseki.png SuiseisekiHinagiku1.png HinagikuShinku.png Shinku
2010 Mio kon.png MioTaiga.png TaigaMikoto.png Mikoto
2011 Kanade Tachibana KanadeRuri Gokou RuriEwood.png Hellscythe
2012 No new winners.
2013 Mashiro.png MashiroRikka chuuni.png RikkaAsuna.png Asuna
2014 Kyh.png Kuroyukihime
2015 Yukino.png YukinoKosaki.png KosakiChitoge.png ChitogeChiyo s.png ChiyoAyase.png Ayase
2016 Nao.png NaoRin tohsaka.png TohsakaSaber.png SaberKurisu.png Kurisu
2017 Rem.png RemEmilia.png EmiliaMegumi k.png Katou
2018 Chtholly.png ChthollyAzusa n.png AzunyanKanna.png Kanna
2019 Violet.png VioletSagiri.png SagiriKurumi.png KurumiMaisan.png Mai-san
2020 Kaguya.png Kaguya
Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate Testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Gokou Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori Itsuka Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru.png Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi Katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem.png Rem · 2019: Violet.png Violet Evergarden · 2020: Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita · 2021: ??
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu.png Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino.png Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin tohsaka.png Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem.png Rem · BG6: Asuna.png Asuna Yuuki · BG7: Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya · BG8: Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima · BG9: ??
Best Char. ☆ ‡ BCh2: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara · BCh3: Shinobu Oshino Shinobu Oshino
Bilibili Moe † Japan ★ 2015: Saber.png Saber · 2016: Rem.png Rem · 2017: Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu.png Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng.png Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Cardcaptor.png Sakura Kinomoto · 2003: Riku Harada Riku Harada · 2004: Rosemary Applefield Rosemary Applefield · 2005: Nanoha Takamachi Nanoha Takamachi · 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Rika Furude Rika Furude · 2008: Kagami Hiiragi Kagami Hiiragi · 2009: Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki Onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka.png Madoka Kaname · 2014: Nodoka Haramura Nodoka Haramura + Saki Miyanaga Saki Miyanaga (co-winners)
Korea Best Moe ☆ † 2006: Suiseiseki Suiseiseki · 2007: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2008: Holo Holo · 2009: Taiga.png Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio kon.png Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura.png Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate