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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[]

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.

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Contest History[]

International Saimoe League[]

Winter 2015[]

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ISML 2016[]

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ISML 2018[]

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ISML 2019[]

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ISML 2020[]

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AnimeBracket[]

Best Girl Contest[]

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Best Girl 4 (2017)

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Best Girl 5 (2018)

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Best Girl 6 (2019)

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Best Character Contest[]

Best Character 1 (2015)

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Best Character 5 (TBD)

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Bilibili Moe[]

Bilibili Moe 2015[]

Qualifying Rounds

Round of 128 - Group

Bracket Stage


Bilibili Moe 2017[]

Qualifying Rounds

Round of 128 - Group

Bracket Stage




Other Contests[]

Gallery[]

Portraits[]


Honours[]

International Saimoe League


Others


Contest Wins[]

Total Wins : 11 + 1 = 12 (ISML Heavenly TiaraAniplus Character Tournament Winner (Aniplus.tv))

  1. ISML 2015 Diadem of Winter
  2. Anitown Moe tournament 2015 Winter/2017 Spring [1][2]
  3. HK Golden Moe 2015 [3]
  4. ISML 2017 Heavenly Tiara ★
  5. @Anime Sekai Female of the Year 2017 [4]
  6. Waifu Awards 2017 [5]
  7. Tiangshidongman Moe 2017/18
  8. Twitter @twianiresearch Annual Heroine Contest 2017 [6]
  9. Tencent Buluo Moe - Nova 2017 (China)
  10. Aniplus Character Tournament 2018 ★
  11. LIHKG Moe 2021 [7]


Runner-up Lists[]


External Links[]

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International Saimoe League Champions
Heavenly Tiara
Fate Testarossa Fate TestarossaHinagiku Katsura Hinagiku KatsuraMio kon.png Mio AkiyamaMikoto.png Mikoto MisakaKanade.png Kanade TachibanaRuri Gokou Ruri GokouKotori Itsuka Kotori ItsukaEru.png Eru ChitandaShana.png ShanaMegumi Katou Megumi KatouRem.png RemViolet.png Violet EvergardenYukino.png Yukino YukinoshitaElaina.png Elaina • 2022
Lapis Scepter
Lelouch.png Lelouch vi BritanniaExKirito.png Kazuto KirigayaExHoutarou.png Houtarou OrekiExHideyoshi.png Hideyoshi KinoshitaExAccel.png AcceleratorSora.png SoraKoro.png Koro-sensei8man.png Hachiman HikigayaRimuru.png Rimuru TempestMiyuki shirogane.png Miyuki ShiroganeSakuta.png Sakuta Azusagawa • 2022
Ex - Exhibition tournament: Counted as official winners, but not recognized on the ISML website's main page
ISML Necklace Winners
First year of necklace win only. Circlets from 2012-2015 included (if applicable).
2008 Shana.png 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.png 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
2021 Elaina.png Elaina
ISML Seasonal Diadem Winners
2012 Ririchiyo.png RirichiyoKyh.png KuroyukihimeAsuna.png AsunaRikka chuuni.png Rikka
2013 Kurousagi.png Black RabbitKurumi.png KurumiKyouko k.png KirigiriMirai.png Mirai
2014 Chitoge.png ChitogeShiro1.png ShiroChiyo s.png ChiyoIsuzu.png Isuzu
2015 Megumi k.png Megumi K.Isla1.png IslaNao.png NaoMitsuki.png MitsukiND, SEQ
2016 Megumin.png MeguminRem.png RemAoba.png AobaChitose.png Chitose
2017 Kanna.png KannaChtholly.png ChthollySuzune.png SuzuneNayuta.png Nayuta
2018 Violet.png VioletOchako.png UrarakaND, SEQPlatelet.png PlateletMaisan.png Mai-san
2019 Kaguya.png KaguyaFumino.png FuminoGray.png GrayIshtar.png Ishtar
2020 Kotoko.png KotokoKei s.png Kei S.SEQChizuru i.png ChizuruElaina.png Elaina
2021 Female Miku.png MikuND, SEQMiko.png IinoND, SEQKeke ll.png Keke DCRan.png RanND, SEQ
Male Tanjiro.png TanjiroSEQ, DCTakashi.png NatsumeSEQKimihiko ln.png KimihikoLugh.png Lugh
2022 Female
Male
ND - NOT a DEBUTANT; appeared in a seasonal contest beforehand
SEQ - Appeared in a SEQUEL installment
DC - Won inter-seasonal playoffs (Divine Circlet / Crown)
DCX - Won inter-seasonal playoffs but not a seasonal (listed last)
Korean Tournaments
Korea Best Moe (2006-2012, organized by Anizone.net)
Tournaments 2006200720082009201020112012
Female Champions Suiseiseki.png SuiseisekiHinagiku1.png Hinagiku KatsuraHolo HoloTaiga.png Taiga AisakaMio kon.png Mio AkiyamaHomura.png Homura AkemiHitagi.png Hitagi Senjougahara
Male Champions Kyon1.png KyonLelouch.png LelouchMukuro rokudo.png Mukuro RokudoTsunayoshi.png Tsunayoshi SawadaKanglim.png Kanglim (Ghost Messenger)Sougo.png Sougo Okita
Aniplus Character Tournament (Active since 2013, organized by Aniplustv.com)
Tournaments 2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Champions Houtarou.png Houtarou OrekiChiyo s.png Chiyo SakuraProducer cg.png Producer (Imas CG)Rem.png RemChino.png Chino KafuuMegumi k.png Megumi KatouMaisan.png Mai SakurajimaElaina.png ElainaYukina m.png Yukina Minato • ??
Other Aketo Records & Curses
Elite Eight Contestants
KBM E8 Akari MizunashiAzusa NakanoC.C.Conan EdogawaEri SawachikaErio TouwaEru ChitandaFate TestarossaGintoki SakataHaruhi SuzumiyaKagami HiiragiKanade TachibanaKurisu MakiseKuroyukihimeKyou FujibayashiKyouko SakuraLight YagamiMadoka KanameMikoto MisakaNagi SanzeninRika FurudeRin TohsakaRoy MustangSaberShanaShinobu OshinoTomoyo SakagamiVictorique de BloisYui HirasawaYuki Nagato
Aketo E8 Alice ZubergAsuna YuukiEmiliaEriri Spencer SawamuraEru ChitandaHestiaIllyasviel von EinzbernKanna KamuiKarylKiritoKosaki OnoderaKotori MinamiKurumi TokisakiMaki NishikinoMashiro ShiinaMiku NakanoNanami AoyamaNino NakanoRamReina KousakaRin TohsakaSaberSagiri IzumiSena KashiwazakiShinobu OshinoSinonSiestaTamako KitashirakawaTohruUtaha Kasumigaoka
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