Mikoto Misaka is one of the main heroines of Kazuma Kamachi's light novel series A Certain Magical Index, and the main protagonist of the eponymous spin-off series A Certain Scientific Railgun.

One of the most iconic waifus in the 2010 2021's, Mikoto is one of the most successful girls of all time, having held the previous record for the highest amount of anime character popularity tournaments won. She established herself as one of the premier powerhouses of  International Saimoe League, which she won in 2011, and holds the sole distinction of being the lowest-ever seed (#53) to win r/anime's Best Girl Contest.

Much of Mikoto's power comes from her massive vocal support from fans all over the world, but her greatest source of strength comes from the Chinese fanbase, where she is so popular that a certain video-sharing website (and the corresponding Moe contest) is named after her nickname.





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ISML Profile Flavor Text
"There was a time when Misaka Mikoto believed that her developing gift of electromancy, the ability to generate and freely control the flow of electricity, could change the lives of thousands of paralyzed patients worldwide. Now, she has already come to understand that the people surrounding her had always cared more for power than anyone's well-being.

However, she is not the type to let disappointment get her down. If the world she lives in is filled with betrayal and hardship, she must simply overcome them and become stronger in the process. Mikoto moves forward, proudly, and eventually becomes one of the world's most powerful ability users, receiving the name 'Railgun'.

Fame is not what Mikoto seeks, though. She sees others as her equals, regardless of their strength or social position. What she wants is a way for her to fight against the cruelty around her. She walks the streets alone at night, luring out thugs hoping for easy prey. Although the troublemakers are sure to remember their encounter with this particular 'defenseless girl', Mikoto herself realizes it will be almost impossible for her to make a difference this way.

Nevertheless, even her struggle with the shadows of Academy City can do nothing to stain her innocent heart. While Mikoto readily risks her own safety and life for the sake of others, she feels most at ease in more mundane situations: playing with children or having fun with her friends. No matter how hard she tries to hide it, she has a childish and carefree side at odds with how dependable she wants to appear.

Mikoto's life is a story of a young girl faced with tough choices which could affect the lives of many. But if it is her we have to rely on, it will all turn out all right in the end."


Main Tournament[edit | edit source]

ISML Main Tournament Record
Regular season, playoffs, and consolation matches only.
Preliminaries, gem rounds, and wildcard rounds are NOT included.
Edition Eliminated in Final pos. W L RS Record
ISML 2009 Regular season 42nd 23 40 23-40-0
ISML 2010 Runner-up 2nd 50 5 46-3-0
ISML 2011 Champion 1st 52 1 48-1-0
ISML 2012 Tiara QF 6th 41 3 34-1-0
ISML 2013 Tiara SF 4th 37 5 33-2-0
ISML 2014 Tiara Ro16 13th 40 3 35-0-0
2015-2019: Banned due to Champions rule (8 years)
ISML 2020 Runner-up 2nd 36 3 33-2
ISML 2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
ISML 2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Total W-L Record: 279-60 (82.3%) Total RS Record: 252-49 (83.72%)



2009

  • Regular season icon.png 42nd (23-0-0-40)

2010

  • Ruby Mikoto Misaka > Saber (2890-2520)
  • Regular season icon.png 4th (46-0-3)

2011

  • Aquamarine
  • Regular season icon.png 2nd (48-0-1)

2012

  • Ruby Mikoto Misaka
  • Diamond Mikoto Misaka
  • Regular season icon.png Stella 1st (34-0-1)


2013

  • Regular season icon.png Stella 3rd (33-0-2)

2014=


ISML 2020
Nominations: 428 (1st)
Seedings Rd 1: 46,487.2 (1st)
Stage Rd Opponent Score W-L?
Split 1
Group A
1st
Aqua 1 Cocoa.png Kokoa Hoto 3535 - 1044 W
Aqua 2 Kaede bgs.png Kaede Azusagawa 3770 - 1682 W
Aqua 3 Kanna.png Kanna Kamui 4249 - 2422 W
Aqua 4 Nagisa.png Nagisa Furukawa 3454 - 2711 W
Aqua 5 Tamako.png Tamako Kitashirakawa 2919 - 1939 W
Split 2
Group D
1st
Tpz 1 Yui h.png Yui Hirasawa 2588 - 1329 W
Tpz 2 Ruiko.png Ruiko Saten 2946 - 880 W
Tpz 3 Saber Saber 3131 - 1609 W
Tpz 4 Sinon.png Sinon 3079 - 1522 W
Tpz 5 Rikka chuuni.png Rikka Takanashi 3372 - 2203 W
Amet 1 Mitsuha.png Mitsuha Miyamizu 3607 - 1294 W
Amet 2 Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise 2691 - 1017 W
Amet 3 Illya.png Illyasviel von Einzbern 4162 - 1508 W
Amet 4 Menma.png Meiko Honma 3716 - 1277 W
Amet 5 Shiro (NGNL) Shiro 4459 - 2043 W
Sapp 1 Chino Kafuu Chino Kafuu 4255 - 2488 W
Sapp 2 Kuroko.png Kuroko Shirai 4540 - 1827 W
Sapp 3 Gray.png Gray 5422 - 1893 W
Sapp 4 Shouko m.png Shouko Makinohara 5110 - 2358 W
Sapp 5 Chika f.png Chika Fujiwara 4197 - 2536 W
Split 3
Group A
2nd
Eme 1 Saber Saber (x2) 5751 - 2867 W
Eme 2 Kurisu Makise Kurisu Makise (x2) 4045 - 1886 W
Eme 3 Iroha.png Iroha Isshiki 4725 - 2434 W
Eme 4 Shiro (NGNL) Shiro (x2) 4359 - 2786 W
Eme 5 Asuna Yuuki Asuna Yuuki 4421 - 3731 W
Ruby 1 Chino Kafuu Chino Kafuu (x2) 4736 - 2878 W
Ruby 2 Mio Akiyama Mio Akiyama 3996 - 2935 W
Ruby 3 Sagiri.png Sagiri Izumi 4391 - 3042 W
Ruby 4 Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka 4567 - 2988 W
Ruby 5 Maisan.png Mai Sakurajima 3968 - 4089 L
Dia 1 Ruiko.png Ruiko Saten (x2) 5318 - 1865 W
Dia 2 Schwi.png Schwi Dola 4601 - 2800 W
Dia 3 Kuroko.png Kuroko Shirai (x2) 4894 - 1774 W
Dia 4 Hayasaka 3.png Ai Hayasaka 5815 - 2922 W
Dia 5 Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya 4583 - 4964 L
Playoffs
Seed A3
Ro16 (B6) Chika f.png Chika Fujiwara (x2) 5691 - 3971 W
QF (A7) Rin Tohsaka Rin Tohsaka (x2) 7344 - 4366 W
SF (A1) Kaguya.png Kaguya Shinomiya (x2) 7995 - 7651 W
Final (B1) Yukino Yukinoshita Yukino Yukinoshita 9507 - 9725 L

Best Girl Contest[edit | edit source]

Best Girl 1 (2014) - seed 27


Best Girl Contest 2 (2015) - seed 70


Best Girl Part 3 (2016) - seed 53


Defunct Tournaments[edit | edit source]

Anime Saimoe Tournament[edit | edit source]

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SenpuuSociety European Saimoe[edit | edit source]

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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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