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Mai Sakurajima is the main female protagonist of Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarou light novel series, also known as Aobuta for short. She is better known as the eponymous Bunny Girl Senpai, the moniker which provides the title of the series' first volume and corresponding anime adaptation.

Mai's widespread general appeal makes her one of the most popular waifus of her generation, often performing well in online anime character popularity contests because of dedicated support from her fans. In the Fall 2018 season, she achieved victory in both seasonal contests in ISML and r/anime, and winning the "Best Girl of the Year" award in the latter contest. After that, Mai made waves in her first eligible appearances for both contests, securing third place in the 2019 edition of ISML, and reaching the final in Best Girl 7.

The bunny girl is notable for being the most successful contestant in AnimeBracket with four different wins; besides winning the 2018 seasonals and yearly award, Mai has also won r/anime's 24-Hour Best Girl Contest (a 1-million subscriber celebration event) and more recently, the sixth Best Couples/Ships contest together with her love interest Sakuta.

Outside of the two majors, Sakurajima has won several notable minor online contests. In Takaramajisha's annual guidebook Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, Mai frequently appears in the top 10 female characters among Japanese light novel readers.



Background[edit | edit source]

Mai Sakurajima is the main heroine of the Seishun Buta Yarou series of light novels, and stars as the titular character and cover girl of its first volume, titled Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (JP: Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai). This title is used as the name of its anime adaptation.

Mai is a famous actress and a third-year student studying at Minegahara High School. She is socially isolated from other students because of her work in the showbiz industry. Mai suffers from Adolescence Syndrome, a disorder that affects teenagers having psychosocial problems, with symptoms manifesting in multiple varieties. In Sakurajima's case, her primary symptom is her invisibility to other people, with the implication that she's slowly being essentially erased from existence.

One day, while wearing a Playboy Bunny suit inside a library, she meets the protagonist Sakuta Azusagawa, a second-year student and another victim of the syndrome.

More information can be found in the Bunny Girl Senpai Fandom wiki page. Beware of spoilers.



ISML Profile Flavor Text[edit | edit source]

Moe Traits[edit | edit source]

Mai's signature characteristics share similarities to other light novel heroines --- most notably championship winners Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita and Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara --- in terms of appearance, role in the story, and interactions with the main male character. This aspect might be a part of why she is a strong competitor in online popularity contests.


Physical[edit | edit source]

  • Long, dark grey hair, and purple eyes.
  • Beautiful Female Lead - It's a given due to Mai's background as an actress
  • Bunny Motifs - The anime key visual depicts her wearing a playboy bunny suit. Although some fans consider the visual as "watchbait" (the cover suggests an ecchi series with lots of fanservice content), the suit actually appears in the anime for story reasons: Mai wears the costume inside a library in an effort to make her presence known to other people, but due to her Adolescence Syndrome it fails..... until she meets Sakuta for the first time.
    • Accessories - To further Mai's association with bunnies, she possesses several accessories themed around the animal: her main identifying accessory is a pink bunny-shaped hair clip that she attaches on the left side of her head, appearing as two diagonal lines when viewed from the front. Her smartphone also has a pink case with bunny ears on it.


Personality[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Celebrity - Mai is a famous actress, having started her career during her childhood.


Meta[edit | edit source]

  • Seiyuu connection - Her voice actress Asami Seto also voices other anime girls, most notably the karuta player Chihaya.png Chihaya Ayase (Chihayafuru) and the raccoon girl Raphtalia.png Raphtalia (Shield Hero).
  • Author connection - The light novel's author, Hajime Kimoshida, is also known for his earlier rom-com work The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, which was adapted into a 2012 anime TV series. As the show appears to have a large contingent of voters in ISML, it's not surprising that Aobuta also has its own voting block as well.


Spoiler Traits[edit | edit source]

Monogatari PARALLELS[edit | edit source]

Alright, you heard how some users claim that Bunny Girl Senpai is labeled "Discount Monogatari"? Well here are the reasons why they are similar:

  • Plot involves Main Character helping various girls from their afflictions (Oddities for Monogatari, Adolescence Syndrome for Bunny Girl)
  • Main Character is also afflicted himself. (Koyomi is a half-vampire; Sakuta has three large scars on his chest)
  • Main Character ends up collecting a "harem" of girls romantically interested in him. However, he stays loyal to one and only main heroine.
  • Speaking of main heroine... a beautiful woman with long, dark hair and a snarky wit who occasionally inflicts physical violence to the MC.


How about we take it a step further and name some of the Aobuta arcs, Monogatari style?

  • Mai Memory (vol 1), Tomoe Loop (vol 2), Rio Double (vol 3), Nodoka Swap (vol 4), Kaede Quest (vol 5), and Shouko Dream (vol 6) ???



Contest History[edit | edit source]

Before the Anime[edit | edit source]

ISML[edit | edit source]

The Bunny Girl was the breakout star of the year 2018, winning the Fall seasonal contest of both ISML and r/anime. In addition to that, she easily claimed the Best Girl of the Year title in r/anime, but only finished as a runner-up in the ISML counterpart due to suffering a heavy loss against Violet Evergarden in the seasonal championship final.

Mai's winning streak in r/anime continued by winning all matches in the 1 million subscriber event: the 24 Hour Best Girl Contest in 2019, defeating the likes of Ryuuko, Megumin, Rem and Kaguya along the way. The streak would be snapped in next year's April Fools contest however, as the r/anime users get tired of her winning every single game.

Her status as a breakout powerhouse proved itself in the 2019 ISML Main Tournament, where she won all regular season matches and secured her first necklace that year, but she only got a second seed due to Yukino Yukinoshita having a higher cumulative vote percentage despite a loss in her record. In the playoffs, Mai cruised through the final four, where Violet once again denied her another chance for a championship, this time in a rematch where she narrowly lost by 168 votes. She then proceeded to defeat Mashiro Shiina in the consolation match, finishing her first major contest in third place.


r/anime History[edit | edit source]

Outside the Two Majors[edit | edit source]

Rivalries[edit | edit source]

vs. Kaguya Shinomiya

The eponymous Bunny Girl Senpai shares a rivalry against Kaguya Shinomiya, the titular character of manga series Kaguya-sama, due to several factors. Both are female leads of two massively popular romance shows, and their anime adaptations aired just one season apart (Fall 2018 for BGS, and Winter 2019 for Kaguya). Both girls have also won their respective seasonals, and they immediately became labeled as favorites to win a major "saimoe" contest.  The rivalry also extends to their couples as well, because the two main pairings (Miyuki x Kaguya and Sakuta x Mai)  are considered one of the best and most popular ships in the anime community.

The two girls have met each other in the final matches of several r/anime brackets. Mai claimed first blood in the 2019 24-Hour Best Girl, and a year later, the Aobuta couple won against the Kaguya main pair in the sixth shipping tourney. However, their most significant meeting happened in the title match of Best Girl 7, which ended with the first-seeded Shinomiya claiming victory against Sakurajima by almost 3,000 votes.

The rivalry continues on in ISML with Kaguya currently having the upper hand against Mai, after the vice-president defeated the bunny girl in the 2020 regular season.




ISML Record[edit | edit source]

Main Tournament[edit | edit source]

ISML 2019 --- Third place
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A Fall 2018 Winner Direct Invite
Aquamarine Group (1st) Megumin.png Megumin 6472 - 3347 Win
Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 6638 - 4122 Win
Kazusa.png Kazusa Touma 6819 - 4241 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 1734 (total) 8th
Topaz Group (1st) Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya 6615 - 4353 Win
Mirai.png Mirai Kuriyama 6488 - 5413 Win
Menma.png Meiko Honma 8545 - 6815 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 2245 (total) 8th
Amethyst Group (1st) Yui Hirasawa Yui Hirasawa 6493 - 4021 Win
Taiga Aisaka Taiga Aisaka 5988 - 5013 Win
Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama 5970 - 4612 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 1720 (total) 8th
Sapphire Group (1st) Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto 7975 - 6229 Win
Kaori.png Kaori Miyazono 7043 - 5419 Win
Tohru dragon.png Tohru 8133 - 6839 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 1495 (total) 8th
Emerald Group (1st) Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano 6348 - 5264 Win
02.png Zero Two 7038 - 4769 Win
Kanna.png Kanna Kamui 6763 - 6560 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 4244 (total) 4th
Ruby Group (1st) Index.png Index 7425 - 4774 Win
Nao.png Nao Tomori 9971 - 4026 Win
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 7366 - 6639 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 13,781 (total) Win
Diamond Group (1st) Chino Kafuu Chino Kafuu 11,220 - 8149 Win
Takagi.png Takagi 10,095 - 8968 Win
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 11,367 - 11,088 Win
Playoffs
(seed 2)
Round of 16 (15) Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 10,807 - 9576 Win
Quarter-finals (7) Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 11,771 - 11,528 Win
Semi-finals (3) Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden 10,242 - 10,410 Loss
Third place match (9) Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 13,160 - 12,540 Win (3rd place)
ISML 2020 --- TBD
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A 2019 Ruby Necklace Direct Invite
Preliminaries Seedings Rd 1 23 opponents (Range voting) 36,096.7 6th (seed 6)
Aquamarine Split 1 Group F
(1st)
Suzune.png Suzune Horikita 2414 - 1265 Win
Template:Tohru Tohru 3252 - 2052 Win
Shamiko.png Yuuko "Shamiko" Yoshida 3767 - 1698 Win
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 2632 - 1953 Win
Index.png Index 3275 - 2426 Win
Topaz Split 2 Group B
(1st)
Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 2475 - 1277 Win
Kei karuizawa.png Kei Karuizawa 2521 - 1062 Win
Taiga Aisaka Taiga Aisaka '2509' - 1905 Win
Nao.png Nao Tomori '2473 - 2215 Win
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 2827 - 2814 Loss
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 773 (total) 6th
Amethyst Split 2 Group B
(1st)
Takagi.png Takagi 3015 - 1439 Win
Kaede bgs.png Kaede Azusagawa 2704 - 709 Win
Eriri.png Eriri Spencer Sawamura 3634 - 1875 Win
Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama 3239 - 1733 Win
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 3344 - 3211 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 720 (total) 7th
Sapphire Split 2 Group B
(1st)
Kumiko.png Kumiko Oumae 4077 - 4081 Loss
Ram.png Ram 3996 - 2159 Win
Nanami.png Nanami Aoyama 4142 - 2947 Win
Iroha.png Iroha Isshiki 3851 - 3689 Win
Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 322 - 2817 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 819 (total) 6th
Emerald Split 3 Group A
(2nd)
Chino Kafuu Chino Kafuu 4940 - 3954 Win
Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama (rematch) 2842 - 2557 Win
Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi (rematch) 3738 - 3574 Win
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka (rematch) 3330 - 3197 Win
Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya 3382 - 4347 Loss
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 2490 (total) 2nd
Ruby Split 3 Group A
(2nd)
Ruiko.png Ruiko Saten 4575 - 3043 Win
Schwi.png Schwi Dola (rematch) 3752 - 2762 Win
Kuroko.png Kuroko Shirai 4662 - 2932 Win
Hayasaka 3.png Ai Haysaka 4120 - 3264 Win
Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka 4089 - 3968 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) 3324 (total) 2nd
Diamond Split 3 Group A
(2nd)
Saber Saber 4700 - 2781 Win
Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise 4700 - 2639 Win
Iroha.png Iroha Isshiki (rematch) 4130 - 2784 Win
Shiro (NGNL) Shiro 6154 - 2648 Win
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki (rematch) 4516 - 4044 Win
Necklace round 7 opponents (IRV) (total)
Playoffs
(seed A2)
Round of 16 (B7) Emilia Emilia Win
Win
Win
Loss


Seasonal & Exhibitons[edit | edit source]

Mai's ISML Seasonal & Exhibitions Record
Contest Round Opponent Score Result
Fall 2018 Group C
(1st, seeded 1)
Beelzebub.png Miss Beelzebub 17,792 - 11,599 Win
Momo spyce.png Momo Minamoto 23,943 - 9887 Win Round of 16 (16) Erza.png Win
Quarter-finals (8) Win
Semi-finals (5) Kaede bgs.png Win
Final Loss
Inter-season 2018 Round of 512 Win
Round of 256 Win
Round of 128 Win
Round of 64 Win
Round of 32 Win
Round of 16 Win
Quarter-finals Win
Semi-finals Win
Final Loss
CONTEST TITLE Round of 512 Win
Round of 256 Win
Round of 128 Win
Round of 64 Win
Round of 32 Win
Round of 16 Win
Quarter-finals Win
Semi-finals Win
Final Loss



Necklace Record[edit | edit source]

  • Appearances: 12 (as of 2020)
  • Wins: 1 Ruby small.png

2019

2019 Aquamarine --- 8th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden 8458 8559 8810 9074 9508 9934 12,034
Rin TohsakaRin Tohsaka 2415 2754 3194 4031 5467 7909 11,184
Emilia Emilia 5277 5423 5799 6154 6537 7452
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 2229 2544 2849 3296 4048
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 2036 2354 2622 3133
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 1944 2191 2506
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 1826 2025
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 1734
2019 Topaz --- 8th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 4920 5434 6247 7252 8960 10,101 13,380
Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 5430 5936 6466 7403 8740 9631 12,266
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 2945 3258 3743 4322 5340 6611
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 4153 4195 4272 4523 4705
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 2980 3294 3793 4307
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 2742 2962 3354
Emilia Emilia 2560 2842
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 2245
2019 Amethyst --- 8th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 3986 4234 4444 5040 5926 6978 8563
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 2773 2979 3339 3758 4413 5621 7690
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 2433 2547 2953 3505 4178 5097
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 2557 2767 3061 3504 4087
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 2318 2587 2892 3273
Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise 2506 2711 2823
Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 1957 2180
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 1720
2019 Sapphire --- 8th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 5641 5932 6209 6679 7344 8626 11,412
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 3897 4220 4539 4871 5594 6224 7853
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 3777 3899 4094 4343 4839 5666
Chtholly.png Chtholly Nota Seniorious 2336 2467 2718 3049 3295
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 1733 1919 2175 2436
Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise 1512 1740 1922
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 1571 1649
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 1495
2019 Emerald --- 4th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 4665 5016 5342 5843 6314 7285 8919
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 2743 2977 3332 3723 4544 5790 7299
Chtholly.png Chtholly Nota Seniorious 3280 3524 3787 4214 4867 5689
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 2609 2889 3163 3602 4244
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 2301 2592 2985 3499
Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise 2288 2548 2852
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 2105 2237
Emilia Emilia 2047
2019 Ruby (Winner!)
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 4685 5389 6210 7361 5873 10,450 13,781
Emilia Emilia 5457 5750 6245 7453 8384 9617 12,827
Schwi.png Schwi Dola 4272 4825 5249 6013 7329 9026
Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 5272 5682 5810 6347 7208
Chtholly.png Chtholly Nota Seniorious 4307 4805 5386 5935
Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 3855 4150 4919
Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise 3695 3822
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 3381


2020

2020 Topaz --- 6th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi Tokisaki 2243 2329 2431 2593 2910 3388 3939
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 1412 1485 1577 1742 1927 2340 2937
Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka 1167 1210 1283 1352 1527 1784
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 947 986 1072 1244 1406
Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya 756 851 940 1066
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 654 701 773
Yui Yuigahama Yui Yuigahama 598 628
Chika f.png Chika Fujiwara 515
2020 Amethyst --- 7th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya 1716 1829 1935 2143 2491 2850 4080
Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka 1589 1656 1740 1881 2105 2482 3189
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 1153 1215 1383 1636 1899 2225
Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 867 924 1013 1165 1311
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 858 914 1004 1127
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 767 812 930
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 652 720
Chika f.png Chika Fujiwara 487
2020 Sapphire --- 6th
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 3384 3475 3640 3794 4000 4458 5291
Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka 2219 2337 2495 2689 2938 3222 4031
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 949 1032 1131 1293 1550 1185
Emilia Emilia 728 811 906 1036 1214
Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 741 816 855 982
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 681 764 819
Index.png Index 653 697
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 622
2020 Emerald --- 2nd
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 --X--
Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka 3952 4172 4281 4459 4624 4959
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 1332 1387 1511 1730 1970 2490
Yui Yuigahama Yui Yuigahama 1057 1084 1166 1303 1481 1714
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 838 886 934 1051 1297
Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 755 796 872 954
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 737 778 847
Hayasaka 3.png Ai Hayasaka 529 563
Misaki 2.5.jpg Misaki Shokuhou 475
2020 Ruby --- 2nd
Contestant Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7
Mashiro.png Mashiro Shiina 2755 2832 2921 3201 3454 3803 4639
Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 1294 1404 1527 1676 1896 2439 3324
Yui Yuigahama Yui Yuigahama 914 972 1222 1385 1602 1985
Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 1030 1103 1187 1295 1508
Misaki 2.5.jpg Misaki Shokuhou 804 849 925 1047
Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 792 848 889
Iroha.png Iroha Isshiki 592 687
Chika f.png Chika Fujiwara 551




AnimeBracket Record[edit | edit source]

Best Girl Contest[edit | edit source]

Mai's Best Girl Contest Record
Contest Round Opponent Score Result
Best Girl 7 (2020)
(seed 6)
Round of 512 (507) Emi (MP100) 3527 - 296 Win
Round of 256 (262) Rory.png Rory Mercury 4601 - 769 Win
Round of 128 (123) Kosaki.png Kosaki Onodera 5064 - 990 Win
Round of 64 (59) Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya 5057 - 2150 Win
Round of 32 (27) Rio.png Rio Futaba 6427 - 1178 Win
Round of 16 (11) Winry Rockbell Winry Rockbell 7312 - 2490 Win
Quarter-finals (3) Chika f.png Chika Fujiwara 8296 - 6445 Win
Semi-finals (10) Holo Holo 8833 - 7410 Win
Final (1) Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya 8961 - 11,617 Loss
Best Girl 8 (2021) Round of 512 TBD
Round of 256 TBD
Round of 128 TBD
Round of 64 TBD
Round of 32 TBD
Round of 16 TBD
Quarter-finals TBD
Semi-finals TBD
Final TBD


Best Character Contest[edit | edit source]

Mai's Best Character Contest Record
Contest Round Opponent Score Result
Best Char 5 (2020)
(seed 9)
Round of 512 (504) Shera.png Shera L. Greenwood 799 - 78 Win
Round of 256 (248) Team Rocket's Meowth 1049 - 288 Win
Round of 128 (120) Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya 958 - 436 Win
Round of 64 (56) Mayoi.png Mayoi Hachikuji 821 - 406 Win
Round of 32 (24) Shouko.png Shouko Nishimiya 800 - 553 Win
Round of 16 (8) Edward.png Edward Elric 700 - 804 Loss
Best Char 6 (2021)
Round of 512 Win
Round of 256 Win
Round of 128 Win
Round of 64 Win
Round of 32 Win
Round of 16 Win
Quarter-finals Win
Semi-finals Win
Final Loss


Seasonal Salt and Exhibitions[edit | edit source]

Mai's r/anime Seasonals & Exhibitions Record
Contest Round Opponent Score Result
Fall 2018
(seed 1)
Round of 64 (64) Eleonore Saiga 2550 - 164 Win
Round of 32 (32) Kurumi Kawai 2023 - 151 Win
Round of 16 (16) Shuna.png Shuna (Tensura) 2145 - 316 Win
Quarter-finals (8) Tomoe koga.png Tomoe Koga 1862 - 347 Win
Semi-finals (4) Saki zs.png Saki Nikaidou 2978 - 1120 Win
Final (2) Kaede bgs.png Kaede Azusagawa 3010 - 1472 Win (Champion)
Best Girl of 2018
(seed 1)
Round of 32 (32)Utako Sakura 3481 - 484 Win
Round of 16 (17) Hinata m.png Hinata Miyake 2528 - 748 Win
Quarter-finals (9) Rikka ssss gridman.png Rikka Takarada 3359 - 1234 Win
Semi-finals (5) Saki zs.png Saki Nikaidou 3359 - 1391 Win
Final (7) 02.png Zero Two 6135 - 4698 Win (Champion)
24 Hour Best Girl (2019)
(Seed 5)
Round of 256 (252) Erza.png Erza Scarlet 363 - 74 Win
Round of 128 (124) Illya.png Illyasviel von Einzbern 353 - 140 Win
Round of 64 (60) Madoka Kaname Madoka Kaname 255 - 148 Win
Round of 32 (37) Homura Akemi Homura Akemi 497 - 284 Win
Round of 16 (12) Ryuuko Matoi Ryuuko Matoi 521- 424 Win
Quarter-finals (4) Megumin.png Megumin 726 - 590 Win
Semi-finals (9) Rem.png Rem 579 - 557 Win
Final (2) Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya 606 - 546 Win (Champion)
24 Hour Worst Girl
(April Fools 2020)
(Seed 7)
Round of 256 (250) Kokoro (DitF) 245 - 58 Win
Round of 128 (135) Kumiko.png Kumiko Oumae 158 - 123 Win
Round of 64 (71) Ritsu.png Ritsu Tainaka 198- 181 Win
Round of 32 (26) Saber Saber 293 - 306 Loss





Gallery[edit | edit source]

Icons


Honours[edit | edit source]

AnimeBracket

ISML

External Links[edit | edit source]


Mai Sakurajima major achievements
r/anime's Seasonal Salt Winners
Legend: WN: Winter, SP: Spring, SU: Summer, FA: Fall / Autumn
Bold italicized names indicate Best Girl of (Year) winner. Girls who won best girl of the year but not its seasonal are listed separately.
2017 Did not exist yet SU: Yuki m.png Yuki M. FA: Moriko.png Moriko
2018 WN: 02.png Zero Two SP: Anzu1.png Anzu (matsuri) SU: Chisa.png Chisa FA: Maisan.png Mai-san
2019 WN: Kaguya.png Kaguya SP: Bocchi.png Bocchi SU: Shinobu kny.png Shinobu K. FA: Ristarte.png Ristarte
2020 WN: Maple.png Maple SP: Miko.png Miko Iino SU: Chizuru i.png Chizuru FA: TBD
2021 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2022 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2023 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2024 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2025 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2026 WN: SP: SU: FA:
ISML Seasonal Diadem Winners
2012-2019
Legend: WN: Winter, SP: Spring, SU: Summer, FA: Fall / Autumn
2012 WN: Ririchiyo.png Ririchiyo SP: Kyh.png Kuroyukihime SU: Asuna Yuuki Asuna FA: Rikka chuuni.png Rikka
2013 WN: Kurousagi.png Black Rabbit SP: Kurumi Tokisaki Kurumi SU: Kyouko k.png Kirigiri FA: Mirai.png Mirai
2014 WN: Chitoge.png Chitoge SP: Shiro (NGNL) Shiro SU: Chiyo s.png Chiyo FA: Isuzu.png Isuzu
2015 WN: Megumi k.png Meguri SP: Isla1.png Isla SU: Nao.png Nao FA: Mitsuki.png MitsukiND SEQ
2016 WN: Megumin.png Megumin SP: Rem.png Rem SU: Aoba.png Aoba FA: Chitose.png Chitose
2017 WN: Kanna.png Kanna SP: Chtholly.png Chtholly SU: Suzune.png Suzune FA: Nayuta.png Nayuta
2018 WN: Violet Evergarden Violet SP: Ochako.png UrarakaND SEQ SU: Platelet.png Platelet FA: Maisan.png Mai-san
2019 WN: Kaguya.png Kaguya SP: Fumino.png Fumino SU: Gray.png Gray FA: Ishtar.png Ishtar
2020-present
Legend: WN: Winter, SP: Spring, SU: Summer, FA: Fall / Autumn
2020 WN: Kotoko.png Kotoko SP: Kei s.png Kei ShiroganeSEQ SU: Chizuru i.png Chizuru FA: TBD
2021 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2022 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2023 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2024 WN: SP: SU: FA:
2025 WN: SP: SU: FA:
ISML Necklace Winners
2008-2010 (Double-Elimination Era)
First year of necklace win only.
2008 Shana ShanaSetsuna s.png Setsuna S.Kagami.png KagamiKyou.png KyouHaruhi Suzumiya Haruhi
2009 Tomoyo.png Tomoyo S.Yuki n.png Yuki NagatoSuigintou.png SuigintouSuiseiseki.png SuiseisekiHinagiku1.png HinagikuShinku.png Shinku
2010 Mio Akiyama MioTaiga Aisaka TaigaMikoto.png Mikoto
2011-???? (One Girl, One Gem + Single-Elimination Era)
First year of necklace win only. Circlets from 2012-2015 are included (if applicable).
2011 Kanade Tachibana KanadeRuri Gokou RuriEwood.png Eucliwood
2012 No new winners.
2013 Mashiro.png MashiroRikka chuuni.png RikkaAsuna Yuuki Asuna
2014 Kyh.png Kuroyukihime
2015 Yukino Yukinoshita YukinoKosaki.png KosakiChitoge.png ChitogeChiyo s.png Chiyo S.Ayase.png Ayase
2016 Nao.png NaoRin Tohsaka Rin TohsakaSaber SaberKurisu Makise Kurisu
2017 Rem.png RemEmilia EmiliaMegumi k.png Megumi K.
2018 Chtholly.png ChthollyAzusa n.png Azusa N.Kanna.png Kanna
2019 Violet Evergarden VioletSagiri.png SagiriKurumi Tokisaki KurumiMaisan.png Mai-san
2020 Kaguya.png Kaguya
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