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Megumi Katou ★

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Muse of Spring
Chinese 加藤恵 (Simplified)
加藤惠 (Traditional)
Japanese 加藤恵, Katō Megumi
Korean 카토 메구미
Other names Meguri
Anime Saekano
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lit. "How to raise a boring heroine"
Anime Debut Winter 2015
Voiced by Kiyono Yasuno Jp.png
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Status Salt of Famer
Best Results
Isml logo.png ISML Main:Champion (2017)
ToC: Final round: 2019 (2nd) and 2020 (3rd)
Ranime logo.png Best Girl Best Girl: Round of 64 (BG3, seed 74)
Bilibili Moe Third place (2017)
ISML record
Main Tournament 2016: ????
Tournament of Champions 2018:
2021:
2022:
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2025:
Seasonal 2015: Winter Diadem
r/anime contest record
Best Girl BG4: R128
BG5: R256
BG6: R256
BG7: R256
BG8:
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BG10:
Best Character BCh1:
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BCh5:
Defunct Majors Record
Bilibili Moe 2015: QF
Other Contest Wins
Exists

Megumi Katou is the titular heroine of Fumiaki Maruto's light novel series Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, and its anime adaptation by the studio A-1 Pictures.

Megumi traditionally enjoys strong support in contests held in China and Japan, and is weak in the Western countries. This is best exemplified with her performance in the Bilibili Moe contests, reaching the last eight in 2015, and would've won the 2017 edition if it weren't for a certain girl who's backed by a massive campaign spoiled her championhip dreams in the semi-finals.

The heroine is also a major force in the East Asian-dominated International Saimoe League contest, winning a seasonal diadem in 2015 and a necklace in 2017. She controversially won the 2017 Tiara because a certain Chinese group in the Baidu Post Bar admitted to vote-stuffing the outcome of the finals match in her favor. And the worst part? No one was punished for it, and the conspirators got away scot-free.

Katou is a minnow in the Western-majority voters of r/anime's Best Girl Contest, simply because Saekano isn't popular enough on r/anime.



ISML Profile Flavor Text[edit | edit source]

If one compares Kato Megumi to a flower in a flower bed, she is the one most likely ignored for the more exuberant and vibrant ones.

Like a wallflower with no special trait or talent, one could say that Megumi is the epitome of normalcy. Normal looks, normal grades, normal body proportions, normal athletic ability, style, taste, hair color, mindset, outlook, curiosity – there is almost nothing about her that stands out from the average crowd. In fact, had she not been the focus of her work, she would have gone completely unnoticed, a background character that does not add any elements in her story. Yet, out of the blue, on one fine day, she suddenly became the heroine of a dating sim to be created by her classmates, which she openly accepts and goes with the flow.

If there is one characteristic about Megumi that makes her stand out, it is her ability to give it her all on a particular subject. Whether it is searching for the latest trends, figuring out the proper pose and speech, or understanding the life of a producer, Megumi takes her time to study these subjects diligently and help her friends out in her own way. And when she surprises everyone with her knowledge of his or her craft, she slowly draws everyone into her spotlight that has yet been noticed.

And so, she continues to embark on the journey to become the ideal heroine of this game. And maybe, that unnoticed flower is actually a rose waiting to bloom at its opportune moment.

- Written by ????


Contest History[edit | edit source]

International Saimoe League[edit | edit source]

Winter 2015[edit | edit source]

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ISML 2016[edit | edit source]

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ISML 2017[edit | edit source]

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ISML 2018[edit | edit source]

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ISML 2020[edit | edit source]

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Best Girl Contest[edit | edit source]

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Best Girl 4 (2017)

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Best Girl 6 (2019)

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Best Girl 7 (2020)

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Best Character Contest[edit | edit source]

Best Character 1 (2015)

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Best Character 3 (2017)

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Best Character 4 (2018)

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Best Character 5 (TBD)

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Bilibili Moe[edit | edit source]

Bilibili Moe 2015[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Rounds

Round of 128 - Group

Bracket Stage


Bilibili Moe 2017[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Rounds

Round of 128 - Group

Bracket Stage



Other Contests[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Portraits[edit | edit source]


Honours[edit | edit source]

International Saimoe League


External Links[edit | edit source]

Beware of spoilers.


Female Major Champions
ISML ★ 2008: Fate Testarossa Fate Testarossa · 2009: Hinagiku Katsura Hinagiku Katsura · 2010: Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama · 2011: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · 2012: Kanade Tachibana Kanade Tachibana · 2013: Ruri Gokou Ruri Gokou · 2014: Kotori Itsuka Kotori Itsuka · 2015: Eru Chitanda Eru Chitanda · 2016: Shana Shana · 2017: Megumi Katou Megumi Katou · 2018: Rem.png Rem · 2019: Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden · 2020: ???
AnimeBracket Best Girl ★ BG1: Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise · BG2: Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita · BG3: Mikoto.png Mikoto Misaka · BG4: Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka · BG5: Rem.png Rem · BG6: Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki · BG7: Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya · BG8:
Best Char. ☆ ‡ BCh2: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara · BCh3: Shinobu Oshino Shinobu Oshino
Bilibili Moe † Japan ★ 2015: Saber Saber · 2016: Rem.png Rem · 2017: Mash Kyrielight Mash Kyrielight · 2018: Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto
China ★ 2016: Tushan susu.png Tushan Susu · 2017: Su mucheng.png Su Mucheng · 2018: Kagura onmyoji.png Kagura (Onmyoji)
Anime Saimoe ☆ † 2002: Sakura Kinomoto 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 Aisaka Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Azusa Nakano Azusa Nakano · 2011: Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe · 2012: Toki Onjouji Toki Onjouji · 2013: Madoka Kaname 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 Aisaka Taiga Aisaka · 2010: Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama · 2011: Homura Akemi Homura Akemi · 2012: Hitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Legend: Defunct, Hiatus / Unknown fate
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