Mikasa Ackerman is one of the main protagonists of Hajime Isayama's manga series Attack on Titan, and its anime adaptation by Wit Studio.
Her performances in the saimoe contest have generally been lackluster, as "Saimoe" contests usually have a majority East Asian voting demographic, who are generally biased towards light novel series and biased against female characters from shonen manga series that is not romance / slice-of-life.
In the r/anime subreddit contests however, Mikasa performs better there owing to the show's popularity with the Western-majority voting demographic. She has cultivated a middle-tier prescence for much of her Best Girl Contest career, performing decently well, but usually falling in the middle rounds because of the user's complaints about her characteristics in the anime, particularly her tendency to say Eren's name as "Ereh". She also shares a "rivalry" with fellow mid-tier Eru Chitanda, with them inexplicably meeting three times; Mikasa winning BG1 and losing BG3 and BG4. They would've met four times if Chitanda made it to the quarterfinals of BG6.
Come Best Girl 6, held in June 2019, a time where Attack on Titan season 3 Part 2 was airing, and suddenly Mikasa soars back again, tearing
Titans competition apart, boosted by the recency of her show's airing time. The result? Ninth seed, a semi-final finish (where she fell against #4 seed and eventual champion Asuna Yuuki), and she had to settle for fourth place after losing to #2 seed Aqua.
- Mikasa Ackerman > Tsukasa Hiiragi > Sakuya Aizawa (237-93-87)
- Nodoka Haramura > Mikoto Misaka > Mikasa Ackerman (398-345-67)