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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.



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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[]

International Saimoe League[]

Winter 2015[]

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ISML 2016[]

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ISML 2017[]

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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[]

Best Girl 1 (2014)

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Best Girl 3 (2016)

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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 Girl 8 (2021)

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Best Character Contest[]

Best Character 1 (2015)

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Best Character 2 (2016)

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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[]

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


Contest Wins[]

Total Wins : 9 + 1 = 10 (ISML Heavenly TiaraTemplate:Kbm-aketo icon)

  1. ISML 2015 Diadem of Winter
  2. Anitown Moe tournament 2015 Winter/2017 Spring
  3. HK Golden Moe 2015
  4. ISML 2017 Heavenly Tiara ★
  5. Waifu Awards 2017
  6. Tiangshidongmen Moe 2017
  7. Twitter @twianiresearch Annual Heroine Contest 2017
  8. Anime New-Face Heroine Contest 2017 (China)
  9. Aniplus Character Tournament 2018 ★


External Links[]

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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: ???
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:
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
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
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.png Asuna FA: Rikka chuuni.png Rikka
2013 WN: Kurousagi.png Black Rabbit SP: Kurumi.png Kurumi SU: Kyouko k.png Kirigiri FA: Mirai.png Mirai
2014 WN: Chitoge.png Chitoge SP: Shiro1.png 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.png 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: