Misato Katsuragi is a supporting character from Gainax's 1995 anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
In online anime fandoms, Misato is generally seen as the attractive "third option" waifu because of her relatively older age compared to the main two love interests. She has thrived in the Best Girl Contest from the Western r/anime forums, whose voters highly regard the show as one of the classics. Among her notable matches include defeating longtime regular Haruhi Suzumiya in Best Girl 6, which caused her to achieve a tournament-best fifth round result. In Best Girl 8 she nearly defeated Bunny Girl Senpai's Tomoe Koga in round 3, but fell short by only seven (actually eight) votes.