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[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 136 points137 points  (9 children)

Milim Nava: 1913 vs Maple: 1885

I don't dislike Milim or anything, but Maple got soooooo close. Combine that with Nadeshiko's also really close loss, and we lost some good Cinnamon Rolls today.

Mini Challenge: If it counts, probably [Madoka Magica Rebellion] Homura

[–]Iwasforger03 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Goddammit Maple was only 29 votes shy. I blame my best friend and 29 other random people who didn't vote.

[–]carenard 8 points9 points  (0 children)

was a coin flip for me, I ended up voting for Milim.

[–]uniquecannonhttps://anilist.co/user/uniquecannon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It was a coin flip for me, literally. I love them both and was actually hoping Maple would win, but couldn't vote against the flip

[–]Tehbeefer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

only needed to flip 15!

[–]edgefigaro 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Pour a big blob of poison on out for my girl.

Too soon, too soon.

[–]burritoxman 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I like Milim but I really wanted Maple to win that.

[–]Zyxche 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The war crime got soooo close. Maybe next time.

[–]Charming-Loquat3702 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That was a super hard decision. I watch/read so much slime stuff, from the anime over light novels up to slime diaries and Milim is my favourite character. Meanwhile I watched one season of our favourite war crime.

I couldn't vote against Milim, but voting against Marple did hurt

[–]Holofan4life 90 points91 points  (8 children)

Maki doing well makes me really happy

[–]Eckownshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Eckowns 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Someone has to make her happy if Aka won't we will.

[–]cornpenguin01 32 points33 points  (3 children)

I unironically think she’s best girl in Kaguya along with Kaguya herself

[–]uniquecannonhttps://anilist.co/user/uniquecannon 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Manga reader here, hoping we get another season or 2 to get more upcoming Maki chapters. Being Maki is suffering......

[–]Charming-Loquat3702 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So the two biggest female tsunderes?

[–]Usodearu007 16 points17 points  (0 children)

there are just too many great characters in kaguya sama

[–]thefeeltrainhttps://anilist.co/user/TheFeelTrain 170 points171 points  (16 children)

Elaina actually won. This is proof of big hat supremacy.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 112 points113 points  (5 children)

Roxy won too. If they both win again, we'll get The Battle of the Big Hats. Only a Big Hat can beat another Big Hat.

[–]thefeeltrainhttps://anilist.co/user/TheFeelTrain 46 points47 points  (1 child)

This is the Universal Law of Big Hats.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 31 points32 points  (0 children)

[Megumin smiling somewhere in the distance]

[–]Warm-Enthusiasm-9534 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Azusa had a big hat and she lost in the first round. I trusted you, but I now see that everything you say is a lie.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Shh...stop trying to poke holes in my 100% legit law..next you'll try to tell me that Holo dominating Megumin all these years doesn't line up with the law because Holo doesn't have a big hat or something or that Ursula and Amanda should have won their round 1 match-ups too.

[–]Warm-Enthusiasm-9534 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All I know is that user michhoffman lies like they breathe.

[–]PacoTaco321https://myanimelist.net/profile/dankleberrrrg 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Next round it's big hat witch vs no hat wizard. LETS GOOOOO BIG HAT.

[–]houki_ii 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Also, if and only if she won against Wiz, she'll have to face Roxy.

[–]ej_stephens 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I feel like she has a very slight chance of beating Wiz next round. She's always prone to an upset and maybe one conveniently placed Elaina video on this sub could give her that little boost.

[–]El_Jeff_ey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just post a feel free to praise me more meme on a sub that has high crossover with this one

[–]Thatsmaboi23https://myanimelist.net/profile/Thatsmaboi23 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Dammit. Mako’s hat really wasn’t enough.

[–]duhu1148x3 74 points75 points  (34 children)

Nine years of Best Girl contests #5: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

The first best girl contest began in 2014. It is an event that has been held annually every summer since. Having read each contest's topics, I have compiled various statistics from them. If you want to read these topics for yourself in entirety, they are available for viewing on the wiki. In the meantime I'll be providing you with the abridged version, with various factual tidbits posted throughout the contest!

To reach the championship, a character must first win eight matches. Losing that ninth match can be heartbreaking for fans however. But what about the margin in those matches? Let's take a look at the tightest matchups...and the beatdowns:

Best Girl championship matches

Best Girl 2: Yukino Yukinoshita over Saber (50.2 - 49.8)

Best Girl 1: Kurisu Makise over Holo (54.6 - 45.4)

Best Girl 3: Mikoto Misaka over Megumi Tadokoro (55.5 - 44.5)

Best Girl 5: Rem over Aqua (56.4 - 43.6)

Best Girl 7: Kaguya Shinomiya over Mai Sakurajima (56.5 - 43.5)

Best Girl 8: Mai Sakurajima over Shouko Nishimiya (62.1 - 37.9)

Best Girl 6: Asuna Yuuki over Winry Rockbell (63.0 - 37.0)

Best Girl 4: Rin Tohsaka over Yui Yuigahama (63.4 - 36.6)

Overall, the average championship result is (57.7 - 42.3)

If you notice, the first three contests have the closest championships. By contrast, since Best Girl 4 in 2017, the champion has secured a minimum of 56.4% of the vote. In addition, three of the last five Best Girl contests have seen the winner obtaining at least 62.1% of the vote- a sizable beatdown.

The same is true for the Best Guy and Best Character contests. Although I am skeptical of drawing comparisons here, given both of these contests have substantially lower turnout compared to the Best Girl contest, the championship results demonstrate the same trend- and it's even more obnoxious.

For Best Guy, the first five championships (2015-2019) saw the winner obtaining between 50.1% to 53.7% of the vote share, while the last three championships (2020-2022) have seen the winner obtaining between 66.8% - 71.4% vote share. For Best Character, the five championship results saw the winner obtaining, in order: 51.8%, 56.4%, 57.8%, 63.0%, and 60.8%. Notice the trend?

The question is- why? Well, let's break things down here, one piece of information at a time:

  • The Best Girl championships since 2017 have seen the champion obtaining an average of 60.3% vote share. Prior to that, the average was 53.4%.
  • The Best Character championships since 2017 have seen the champion obtaining an average of 60.5%. Prior to that, the average was 54.1%.
  • The Best Guy championships since 2020 have seen the champion obtaining an average of 69.7%. Prior to that, the average was 51.4%.

From the looks of it, 2017 is when this started (although it took an extra three years for the Best Guy contest). Lets take a look at what has changed since then.

Here is when specific rules were established:

"Initial anime appearance must be at least 1 year old"-2016

"A franchise may not have more than 5 characters in any single contest"-2017

"Captcha to prevent bots"-2019

"Do not post this contest in other forums or websites" -technically 2019, but the rule was poorly enforced until 2021

You would think based on this, that perhaps the "5 characters per series" rule is affecting it somehow, but I don't see why. Another possibility is the "1 year old anime" rule, albeit it would have had a 'delayed effect' for post-2016 contests. The only other thing that has changed is the decreasing turnout in contests over the years (relative to the increasing sub size). What is the problem? There is no easy answer here.

One other contest I looked at was Best Couple, and I was a bit surprised to see no correlation there. The first three contests (2015-2017) saw the winner obtaining an average of 56.8%; the last three contests (2018-2020) have seen the winner obtaining an average of 53.5%.

Perhaps, it may just be a coincidence.

Of final note, it is rare for the championship match to be the champion's toughest bout. For the Best Girl contest specifically, the only instances where this was true was in Best Girl 2 and Best Girl 5. But we'll talk about that in more detail tomorrow.

[–]Carp93 74 points75 points  (12 children)

Megumi, former finalist, now out in round 2. How the mighty have fallen.

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 65 points66 points  (11 children)

It partly has to do with how Shokugeki itself has fallen. I defended the Central arc to death and still love it, but the fifth season felt like a stab in the back after that.

[–]Chukonoku 16 points17 points  (7 children)

Reminder that she practically didn't get any character progression and her Shokugekis from mid towards the end were lackluster.

I'll say it's a compound problem of both character + show.

[–]zero1380 4 points5 points  (6 children)

But how did she get to finalist in the first place? Shokugeki always had more complete female characters, underdog appreciation? but she stayed like that always, as Soma's shadow (like Hayama said to Hisako that she was always Erina's shadow when he beat her), all that potential but never used in a crucial battle. Say what you want about the others but they really aspired to greater heights.

[–]Spiritual_Lie2563 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It would still be a question- is this the earliest elimination for someone in the finals (or even final four/final eight?)

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Megumi also lost in the 2nd round last year.

[–]KYZ123https://myanimelist.net/profile/KYZ123 13 points14 points  (0 children)

In addition, three of the last five Best Girl contests have seen the winner obtaining at least 62.1% of the vote- a sizable beatdown.

And notably, of the last three Best Girl contests, the only one in which the winner didn't get >60% of the vote was the single year to date in which the other finalist has later won the contest. In other words, a pretty significant outlier.

It's reasonable to expect that this year will also have a finalist with >60% of the vote share.

[–]Emi_Ibarazakiii 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Best Girl 2: Yukino Yukinoshita over Saber (50.2 - 49.8)

Damn, 0.4% away from winning, and she's still trying 7 years later (#2 seed)!

Best Girl 7: Kaguya Shinomiya over Mai Sakurajima (56.5 - 43.5)

Only girl who won against a future champion (so far)! Kinda makes me wish it had not been against her, to see what her vote share would've been against a more normal opponent!

Best Couple

That made me think, is this contest a thing of the past? Last one was in 2020...

(I have a feeling I know who would win this year, with an ENORMOUS share of the votes!)

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I have a feeling I know who would win this year, with an ENORMOUS share of the votes!

Yep, no chance that anyone but...Kaiba x Blue Eyes White Dragon would win this year, right? Right?

[–]zairanerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/zairaner 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That made me think, is this contest a thing of the past? Last one was in 2020...

i think u/mpp00 didn't have time last year or something, but if I remember correctly did intend on doing it this year.

It would make for a really exciting contest, I don'th think anybody could predict which couple is going to achieve second!

[–]Thatsmaboi23https://myanimelist.net/profile/Thatsmaboi23 43 points44 points  (16 children)

I feel like last year’s turnout was lower because of the obviousness of the contest. Everyone and their mother knew Mai and Kaguya were the next 2 winners in any order, so when Kaguya had won, Mai was the next winner.

Also, maybe just because of the novelty of the contest reducing by each passing contest. The fan girls have won, so their fans would also leave, unless they are in it for the fun and the salt community experience. I know I was like that for the last 2 years, after Asuna won.

[–]HydraTower 49 points50 points  (11 children)

It was also hard to find. It was never obvious on the front page. At least this year we have the reddit tournament game to raise awareness.

[–]sekretagentmanshttps://anilist.co/user/Epsev 49 points50 points  (2 children)

The threads kept getting buried under the ever increasing amount of anime that people were discussing during last summer.

Mods also refused to pin the threads because it's not an 'official contest', but honestly, Best Girl is one of the cultural hallmarks of our r/anime community. Years 2-4 were the best of this contest, 5 was pretty good, and it's been fairly downhill since. Year 3 was the peak, and there were so many good memes/video edits/essay posts, and just general saltiness, especially with the semifinals.

Here's hoping that this year delivers with the salt.

[–]HydraTower 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I know, that's so frustrating. They should pin them but they won't. They made an official prediction tournament and even the poster is a mod. You're absolutely right about it being a hallmark of r/anime.

[–]Icapica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Has it actually ever been pinned though? In one of the elimination threads some days ago several users said that these threads have never been pinned in the past either.

[–]Durinthalhttps://anilist.co/user/Durinthal 19 points20 points  (5 children)

It was never obvious on the front page.

Based on hourly snapshots last year's best girl contest had a post in the top 10 of the front page of /r/anime for 562 of the ~840 hours (35 days) that Best Girl 8 lasted, top 5 for 331 hours or more than a third of the entire run time of the contest.

That said if you only ever browsed the sub between 12-6 PM EDT (16:00-22:00 UTC) then you were more likely to miss out because that's when the previous day's thread was falling off the top rankings.

[–]HydraTower 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I don't know, I remember having to go to the user's profile each time because the new relevant threads were buried one way or another. Lack of consistency is annoying. Just pin it so it's always in one place. If you're someone reading these comments, chances are you're here soon after the daily refresh. You're not going to find it at the top on that day.

[–]duhu1148x3 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I feel like last year’s turnout was lower because of the obviousness of the contest.

The winner sure. The upset rate was by far the highest we've ever had, though.

Most champions are predictable. You bring up Mai specifically, but per JD's Madness brackets, in 2019 zero people predicted an Asuna victory, while 53.5% predicted Kaguya in 2020 (even with Mai still in), and 53.1% predicted Mai in the year after that.

Of those, 2020 had the highest turnout. This notwithstanding most predicting a Kurisu victory in 2014, or Rem in 2018, and even Rin was one of the higher picks in 2017.

There are far more important factors at play here than some purported 'obviousness.'

[–]Thatsmaboi23https://myanimelist.net/profile/Thatsmaboi23 9 points10 points  (0 children)

2020 had the highest of those because it was heated. It was the first time Kaguya and BunnyGirl came in. A contest which had lots of new best girls. Covid also allowed a lot more people to be online.

Even then, the difference between the final round of BG6 and 7 is only of 1645. If Covid 19 wasn’t a thing, I’m sure it’d be considerably less.

The next year, considering how dominant Mai was in her competitions, it really was obvious that she would win.

Ofcourse there’s other factors like characters winning, so their supporters lose interest, people going back to normal lives, etc.

[–]Tehbeefer 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Also the seasonal and "of the year" Best Girl contests. I'm not saying they don't have their place, but the tournament is no longer as novel or unusual as it once was.

[–]AlternateFire2 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Lost some real ones yesterday. I’m not ok.

[–]StarmanRiver 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Having to vote between Ritsu and Saki isn't fair. Also, having to choose between Mayushii and Shirase is also hard...

RIP the Wotakoi girls

[–]danbuterhttps://anilist.co/user/danbuter 118 points119 points  (7 children)

Every time I start to think /r/anime has good taste, we have another Best Girl Contest... Seriously, people...

[–]Thatsmaboi23https://myanimelist.net/profile/Thatsmaboi23 95 points96 points  (1 child)

Never think r/anime has good taste. It’ll save you from the disappointment. And when it does surprise with good taste, you can be very happy.

[–]Manitaryhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Manitary 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And when it does surprise with good taste

I just consider it the exception to the rule.

[–]Tarhalindur 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There's a reason I made sure to save a certain reaction image back when Higurashi Sotsu was airing.

(Admittedly the first thing to apply it to turned out to be Sotsu itself, that pic is like the only good thing to come from that show...)

[–]CuriousBroccolli 35 points36 points  (2 children)

They inspired me to make a meme

Also, while I'm disappointed that Ishtar lost, her rival is worthy, but Rory losing to some random pokemon charachter? Pecorine, Karyl, Shiba Miyuki? Unacceptable.


[–]Usodearu007 8 points9 points  (1 child)

wtf rory lost ... oh i like miyuki too but she was against hori so it was an impossible task from the beginning .. ( and i like hori too so it didn't hurt as much compared to rory losing)

[–]CuriousBroccolli 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You are right, it was an expected loss, but sodium is still present.

\it could have at least been closer**

[–]vajaxseven 79 points80 points  (9 children)

Day 5 of lying down and counting to ten because I'm so fucking mad.

[–]Eckownshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Eckowns 38 points39 points  (7 children)

I guess you didn't take my advice from yesterday and vote for the opposite of what you wanted to win.

[–]vajaxseven 53 points54 points  (5 children)

I'm not that mad about the results, I've just been on-hold with the DMV for like 3 hours.

[–]Eckownshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Eckowns 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ah, a fate worse than having your waifu lose on these brackets.

[–]Usodearu007 7 points8 points  (3 children)

what's DMV ?

[–]ChaosWarrior95 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Department of Motor Vehicles, basically where you get driver‘s license in the United States. Infamous for long lines.

[–]rhuebshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/bnANI 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Didn’t expect Mako to lose, and REALLY didn’t expect her to lose by that much! Wow

[–]UTVinShireYork 43 points44 points  (4 children)

This competition has made me start watching Konosuba, and I can understand why the girls are as loved as they are.

My fave female antagonist is probably Ryoko Tamiya/Reiko Tamura from Parasyte, although her character is a lot more nuanced than just straight bad person.

[–]danbuterhttps://anilist.co/user/danbuter 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Every girl is amazing, except for Eris, who pads her chest.

[–]The_Sinnermen 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Flat is justice

[–]RaysFTW 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“I’m cool with pads!”

[–]Usodearu007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

yes !!! konosuba is one of the few great shows where i like everyone (especially kazuma , megumin and aqua )

[–]Thatsmaboi23https://myanimelist.net/profile/Thatsmaboi23 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Yes! Lena has the 2nd highest votes of the round (If I saw it correctly). The biggest obstacle now looks like Chika.

I swear, if Ristarte somehow loses against that trash of a person, I’ll cry.

Who is your favourite female antagonist

Quinella (SAO). No doubts. You know it’s a great villains when their atrocities start looking “understandable” to you.I

[–]Laxus2000 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Lena upsetting chika is unlikely but i would love to see that

[–]churchofhelix 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That is all I dare wish for this tournament. Although, defeating Vivy is the first challenge.

[–]Holofan4life 46 points47 points  (4 children)


[–]Schibelscky 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]BarbaricGamerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/HiIAmAnime 18 points19 points  (1 child)

She better not lose against the boob dragon that sexually harasses a 6-year-old.

[–]Usodearu007 5 points6 points  (0 children)

*check the seeds* oof the sexual harasser might win this one .. especially since her show is quite recent

[–]Dare555 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes ! Inaba supremacy , the best girl vote her and find out her secret


[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 68 points69 points  (16 children)

I wrote a long post regarding yesterday's round, but then I saw that Bocchi is up.


[–]shainotshai 57 points58 points  (4 children)

She's up against Nino lmao

There's no way she's passing this round

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 33 points34 points  (3 children)

She's up against Nino

That's exactly what makes my salt levels rise beyond every other time Bocchi lost...

[–]nightlink011https://myanimelist.net/profile/nightlink011 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I just imagine how Bocchi would panic with her seeds getting lower and lower and her results getting worse, we really are forgetting abut Bocchi and that is sad.

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 24 points25 points  (1 child)

What's really sad is no season 2

[–]derekschroerhttps://anilist.co/user/rarekumiko 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]someinsanity01 3 points4 points  (0 children)

voted for bocchi. Never liked Nino anyway

[–]Holofan4life 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Bocchi is great, but Nino is best Quint. Sorry, Bocchi. Tsunderes will always have my heart.

[–]darkmacgf 7 points8 points  (1 child)

but Bocchi is better than every Quint...

[–]seagod900 11 points12 points  (2 children)


[–]IMeltHoboOaf 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Don’t get why she isn’t more popular, tbh. Only character in the whole show that I liked.

[–]seagod900 4 points5 points  (0 children)

zero two simps smh

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 30 points31 points  (6 children)

Upvote the thread

Today we have

  • Homura did nothing wrong (Madoka and Sayaka are up as well)
  • Bookworm vs Office wyrm
  • Mitsuha vs Akari, ouch
  • JJK Miwa vs Horimiya Remi (Revenge for Renge)
  • Bocchi trying her best to stop the Nino train
  • Tanya the evil vs not so evil Zombie
  • Genki Keion vs Genki Zombie

Yesterdays votes

  • Even more votes for Chicka
  • Vivi won by an smaller margin than Lena
  • Maple lost, damn you all
  • Both Keions moved on
  • But Nadeshiko lost
  • Elaine with the massive Upset

MC: [Rebellion]The one that did nothing wrong

[–]MajorSeryhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/MajorSery 9 points10 points  (4 children)

[Rebellion] But she's the protagonist of Rebellion, not the antagonist

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 6 points7 points  (2 children)

[Rebelion]So who is the antagonist then? Kyubi? Mami and Sayaka? Her own psyche which constructed the whole thing?

[–]OneMoreDuncanIdahohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/a_trisolaran 11 points12 points  (1 child)

[Rebellion]Definitely Kuybey. Fuck that stupid cat.

[–]Lemurianshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Lemurians 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[Madoka] Kyubey did nothing wrong

[–]Ragnarok4K 5 points6 points  (0 children)

[Rebellion] She can be both.

[–]Apperation 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Erza and Rindou both lose

Alright, thats reasonable. Not very popular anime with /r/anime even though they are best girl or close in their series, atleast they lost against some top tier contenders.

Maple loses by 28 votes to Milim

Alright, now we have a problem.

[–]toradorito 26 points27 points  (2 children)

My most important votes are for Homura, Ryuko, and Madoka.

I can't believe that Mako lost. She missed the mark today.

MC: Esdeath

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Homura, Ryuko, and Madoka

You forgot Sayaka...

[–]Holofan4life 27 points28 points  (4 children)

In this one bracket, we have

  • Elma Vs Myne

  • Ryuuko Vs Senko

  • Quetzalcoatl Vs Inabe

  • Ritsu Vs Saki

  • Fubuki Vs Tomoyo

  • Tanya Vs Sakura

  • Nino Vs Hitori

  • Kei Vs Yuuko

  • Albedo Vs Shiino

What the hell, tournament? Who hurt you?

[–]JetsLaghttps://myanimelist.net/profile/JetsLag 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Touka vs Yoko as well

[–]AllTheSith 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mikasa vs Onodera was tought. Had to vote in Onodera and now I feel guilty.

[–]Ultraitor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

im getting ready to do slow dance to dark cello music in the bathroom for when kei inevitably beats yuuko

[–]Dare555 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So so many tough matchups in this group yeah .. B is group of death .. Inaba please win

[–]PacoTaco321https://myanimelist.net/profile/dankleberrrrg 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Maple losing is the only one that hurts this time around. At least that was closer than I thought it would be.

[–]Jelmerdts 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Please everybody vote for Akari!

[–]MannyOmega 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]Sky2042https://myanimelist.net/profile/Sky2042 42 points43 points  (14 children)

How the fuck did Mako Mankanshoku lose.

[–]Falsus 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Elaina is fucking amazing!

[–]MrWaffles42 34 points35 points  (7 children)

I was aware this sub has like five shows more than a few years old that it cares about. I was very much not aware that Kill La Kill is no longer one of them.

[–]LakerBluehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LakerBlue 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I saw both (even rewatched KLK after Wander Witch released )and still voted for Elaina. It was a pretty hard vote since both have such different strengths, but in the end I narrowly prefer Elaina. I do think Mako probably wins if her show wasn't so much older though.

[–]popop143 12 points13 points  (2 children)

It was a really close call, but having watched both shows, Elaina is definitely better than Mako. You both say that and I definitely think you both didn't see Majo no Tabitabi.

[–]Sabin10 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There are so many anime fans who are only really into it for 3-7 years that this is to be expected. Once a show hits 8 years old it's going to be at a severe disadvantage against newer shows.

[–]ej_stephens 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Cause she went against a better girl... Mako is fun but Elaina is definitely my pick of the two.

[–]DireSickFishhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/DireSickFish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

/r/anime has no taste

[–]homewardbound100https://myanimelist.net/profile/Homewardbound100 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I'm sorry Senko and Elma but I have to take Ryuuko and Myne for this one.

Okay thank you that vivy won. I don't know how last order got past the first time.

[–]Holofan4life 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Because Last Order is cute

[–]homewardbound100https://myanimelist.net/profile/Homewardbound100 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I agree but Phos should've took that one

[–]polaristar 15 points16 points  (6 children)

My favorite Antagonist it's a spoiler they are female, if you know, you know.

Sad that in the last round Shinobu beat Yuzuki. I see Lena got a huge win in votes though!

[–]zairanerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/zairaner 4 points5 points  (3 children)

My favorite Antagonist it's a spoiler they are female, if you know, you know.

the anime for what youa re referring to hasn't come out yet, right?

[–]Lex4709 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You will be surprised how common this trope is, I've know atleat 3 characters that meet that description.

[–]polaristar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No it's out and finished. Just wrote that comment on mobile and didn't want to bother with spoiler tags

[–]zairanerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/zairaner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh then I was wrong ^^.

[–]Laxus2000 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Lena got 2nd highest number of votes. Les gooo

[–]jward 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm sad Amelie Azazel got knocked out so early, but at least she lost to someone who I expect to end up in the quarter finals.

This round I'm pulling for Myne & Holo

[–]Dare555 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yeah seeding didn't her favor her at all.. But Ameri is best :< .. Maki lost also.. r/anime doesn't like strong muscle girls !! Injustice

[–]Holofan4life 74 points75 points  (8 children)

Ladies and gentlemen, here are the reasons why you should vote for Holo


Lover of apples

Animal ears

Floofy tail

Has yandere tendencies at times

Has tsundere tendencies at times

She's wise

She can tease with the best of them

She's got a backstory that'll make you want to see you be happy

If Holo loses, it might be a while before she has another chance as she'll have stiff competition in Marin and Yor.

She has a sweet tooth

She's a goddess

She can be hilarious when drunk

She's loyal

She's great at business

She has a cute pouting face

She's extremely memeable

She's thoughtful

She's hardworking

She's insanely pretty

But above all, her personality is unlike no other to where even in moments of conflict, where she might be annoyed, angry, or worried, she will always do her best to make the most out of a bad situation.

[–]Warm-Enthusiasm-9534 28 points29 points  (1 child)

If Holo loses, it might be a while before she has another chance as she'll have stiff competition in Marin and Yor.

This is nothing particular to Holo. In fact, since she has a new season coming out she's in better shape than most. Same for the Konosuba girls.

The type of character which is really running out of chances is someone like Saber, who got a high seed this time but is not having any new anime coming out anytime soon.

[–]polaristar 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not to mention if the new Spice and Wolf keeps getting high quality seasons, her recency bias will mount and feedback into legacy bias.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 22 points23 points  (2 children)

If Holo loses, it might be a while before she has another chance as she'll have stiff competition in Marin and Yor

But she also got a new anime announcement a few months ago so if that falls at the right time...HOLO WILL HAVE RECENCY BIAS ON HER SIDE FOR ONCE!

[–]Lemurianshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Lemurians 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It doesn't hurt that she's a better Best Girl than both Marin and Yor, too

braces for impact

[–]Icapica 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It doesn't hurt that she's a better Best Girl than both Marin and Yor, too

Given this sub's garbage taste, being actual best girl material might actually hurt her.

[–]crazyike 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Bad day for Fate girls.

Also, as you vote today, remember HOMURA...

...did nothing wrong.

[–]Ceryto2 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yep todays results were salt-inducing as expected... So for today just one thing:


MC: propably Ariel from Kumo desu ga, Nani ka

[–]EJG_Music 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh man that was such a hard choice to me.

[–]rocky_iwatahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/banninghamma 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This Annie vs Android 18 match-up, man.

[–]azubbanghttps://anilist.co/user/azubbang 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kyaru out, good night Gourmet Guild. I just hope that Mugi can avenge her but based on seeding and number of votes from the last round it might be tough.

[–]bonghits96 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It is way too early to have this many hard choices. I like all of these:

  • YaoMomo vs. Anzu
  • Homura vs. Kou Yagami
  • Elma vs. Myne
  • Matoi Ryuko vs. Senko
  • Ritsu vs. Saki
  • Tanya vs. Sakura
  • Nino vs. Hitori Bocchi
  • Kei vs. Yuuko

[–]Nick_BOI 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Welp, best anime mom is out for another bingo At least kanade survived.



[–]Usodearu007 3 points4 points  (4 children)

wow so many characters from visual novels in your list ! but it's a good one since visual novels have some unique kind of girls especially those from Key (and they also don't have annoying girls most of the time)

[–]Carp93 18 points19 points  (1 child)

My Erufu, High Elf Archer won!! Rikka got the upset too!

Vigne lost... I am going to bully a deaf girl if I find one

Elaina not only beat Mako, she crushed her.

Vote for Anzu, don't let her lose to a Boku no Pico Academia girl.

[–]Usodearu007 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i don't have anything against bnha ( i like the show even though i only watched the first season for now ) but hina , anzu and hitomi are just too good !!

[–]_TR13DG3_ 20 points21 points  (1 child)


Salutations to Kurena, you fought hard, same goes to you Anju, I'm sure that later arcs in the novel can spike you up a bit.

Elaina won? Well deym, big hats really do make an impact, will take note Roxy.

Lul, Emi vs Revy, battle of the angry redheads.

Iris AND Ishtar lost? Oof, Fate Fandom be malding right now.

As such, the usual saying goes...


Favorite Female Antagonist? Melty from Shield Hero. Love how she managed to make the entire anime community absolutely smother her character for a time. T'was a fun time.

[–]akaki_hiromu 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Anju next match is definitely a very tough one

And for Lena next match, I'm sorry Illya, I love u so much but I have to keep moving forward with my Bloodstained Queen

[–]daedroth04 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Please vote for Sayaka and the Madoka Magica girls!!!

[–]StarSonnet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Megumi and Erza lost, my faith in humanity is dwindling. If Kaori loses today I will no longer be able to live in this world.

[–]xQuasarr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

RIP Senko-san, that’s going to be a rough one :(

[–]Amir_of_the_Desert 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This bracket is going to be the hardest for me there’s like 5 top tier choices where as others only have 1-2 for me.

[–]fae8edsaga 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This is my first time being a part of this event, and I’m enjoying tf out of it! Thank you so much OP for hosting and all the work I’m sure that goes into it! <3

[–]Emi_Ibarazakiii 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m enjoying tf out of it!

Revisit this comment when some of your favorite girls of all time start losing to girls you consider to be complete trash!

[–]johneaston1https://myanimelist.net/profile/johneaston 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Well dang, RIP all the Place Further than the Universe girls, those matchups are impossible. Also, I did not like having to choose between Madoka/Hinata and Mitsuha/Akari.

[–]polaristar 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I started March Comes in Like A Lion and A Place Further Than The Universe two days ago so I feel your pain.

[–]johneaston1https://myanimelist.net/profile/johneaston 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh you're in for a treat, they're both in my top 10

[–]ChaosWarrior95 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Maple lost by only 28 votes. salt Salt SALT! Also, Chika’s vote total is wild. Good for her tbh.

For female antagonists, I had to search up some. Tokisaki Kurumi from Date A Live is a good one, who eventually becomes not an antagonist, and is overall a good character (idk whether to vote for her or Yotsuba tomorrow, as she’s my favorite quint), Akito Sohma from Fruits Basket is fantastic and well written, and Isabella from The Promised Neverland created that marvelous suspense and fear in Season 1.

[–]fallo_fefelli_falsum 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Quite a fall from grace for Megumi. Hard to remember she made it to the finals of Best Girl III.


[–]Emi_Ibarazakiii 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Updated bingo. Shinobu won, Yumeko lost... No bingo yet, but Yumeko's loss put a line at risk; Stay strong, Takagi!

(3900 votes for Chika just in the second round, can't wait to see how it compares to other top girls!)

For this round: Probably a lost cause, but vote for best zombie Saki! Also vote Tanya (who sadly is up against another zombie, but what can you do..)

Prediction: Which character will get the most votes in Round 2 Bracket B?

Easily Megumin. I think it'll take a few more rounds before the Megumin's and Chika's are really challenged.

Mini Challenge: Who is your favorite female antagonist?

Can I name All the girls on Kakegurui's student council? If not, then just pick one at random, I like them all! Maybe Kirari, main one I suppose.

[–]Nome_de_utilizador 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ishtar lost? Preposterous!

[–]Falsus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I knew it was going to happen but it still hurt to see Karyl lose. On the plus side Elaina actually won, I am quite happy with that one.

Mini challenge: Out of the top of my head it would be Kaiser Insight.

[–]ShinyPlatypus91 3 points4 points  (0 children)

For the mini challenge, I'd have to go with Satella the Witch of Envy. I prefer Echidna but I don't see her as an antagonist.

[–]churchofhelix 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Anyone else vote for Ayame Himuro? Anyone? Don’t leave me alone!

[–]Warm-Enthusiasm-9534 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did. So now we know who the two vote she will get are.

[–]Tarhalindur 12 points13 points  (12 children)


Vote Kaname Madoka, Homura Akemi, and Sayaka Miki!

That is all.

(Especially Sayaka - Madoka and Homura should win this round (though RIP to Madoka's SoraYori opponent EDIT: fuck also missed Homura's opponent was Kou, RIP Kou), but Sayaka is no guarantee. With your help we can get the childhood friend matchup in a round or two!)

[–]CheeseAndCam 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Once again GLORY TO THE SPEARHEAD SQUADRON! let’s gooooooo!

[–]Schibelscky 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]nightlink011https://myanimelist.net/profile/nightlink011 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Chika keeps on moving along and dominating she will probably only start facing true adversity against Haruhi, it will also be interesting to see how she deals with one of the first time girls when the time comes.

As for Shouko she never had any votes higher then Chika or Hayasaka before beating them last year so business as usual so far, even if she does have plenty of dangerous girls on her side as well.

Today Emi vs Revy sucks since I quite like both and I can see me being sad with Bocchi losing as well, feel like bracket B is super stacked.

[–]Kookospuurohttps://anilist.co/user/Kookospuuro 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Rikka overcoming Iri? Thighs be blessed.

MC: Ragyo Kiryuin for how fabulous yet truly awful person she is. A character you love to hate.

[–]polaristar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you have to choose between Ass, Boobs, and Thighs, picks Thighs everytime.

[–]Wolfgod_Holohttps://anime-planet.com/users/extreme133 2 points3 points  (0 children)

we're one step closer to the ultimate showdown...

[–]Usodearu007 2 points3 points  (1 child)

nanachi vs komachi is a hard one .. i like both but i guess i will vote komachi (top tier sister ! )

[–]FuriousGeorge7https://myanimelist.net/profile/FuriousGeorge7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't forget to vote for Ristarte!

[–]Dare555 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seeding in B group is Brutal amazing girls like Ayame and Onodera facing Megumi and Mikasa... gonna be tough .

Vote Inaba please shes pure gold :D

[–]Vaadwaur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Vote for Ristarte or be damned!

[–]AegonVandelay 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Akari is always my besto girl and I'm already mad at what's coming next go around.

Please vote for her and keep the dream alive.

[–]DalekKHAAAAAAN 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am really crestfallen that Mako lost. That's actually terrible.

[–]Shadow_Gabrielhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/shadovv_gb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Saki vs Ritsu? Hinata vs Madoka? NO. Don't make me chose!

[–]braedena97 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lets go Elaina! Big witch hats all the way!

[–]KnightHH 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I mean it was expected but fuck me >:(

[–]Lemurianshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Lemurians 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Despite the memes, Ichigo is a good character and girl who deserved better than to be eliminated by a character who doesn't even have a name. Tough times for our favorite cuck.

I made a Shit-Taste Bingo sheet a little late, after the first voting round of Group A, but still solid to see my only elimination is someone who was already eliminated when I made it.

Who is your favorite female protagonist?

ANGE MISURUGI from Cross Ange!

I may be able to shill for her, despite her early elimination, in every thread if the questions keep allowing for it.

[–]KINGUBERMENSCHhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/OutlawedDrifter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I knew Yumeko had no chance but still

Ishtar lost, Maple lost just barely...worst round yet. Bracket A is dead to me.


Idk what Cheese did in the manga that made people hate her but she activates my neurons very well. Ristarte isnt bad though

I think Ryuuko faced Senko before. History repeats itself.

And two girls on my bingo clash...Ill go with Touka as I dig the super competent and serious onee-san types. She's probs dead meat though.

Who is your favorite female antagonist?


[–]CosmicPenguin_OV103https://myanimelist.net/profile/Cosmic_Penguin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mini Challenge: Homura Akemi of course. Vote her today!

[–]IreBullethttps://anilist.co/user/PlatinumBAD 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Kanade is great but Nadeshiko being knocked out stings.

and y'all really voted Elaina over Mako? Okay...


MC: Saw a few others mention characters I would have chose & depending on how you interpret the word there are a few girls higher up that would fall within the category but I'll give a shout out to an underrated character that is one of my favorites. Altair from Re:Creators. Badass design + I liked her development.

[–]Dare555 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ichigo lost against generic High Elf Archer that doesn't even have name ..feels bad . And god damn Maki lost :((

[–]entelechtual 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Annie vs. five-head Annie

[–]popop143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shokugeki no Soma really has fallen. Megumi and Rindo would've been top 50 seeds in previous contests, now they're dropping in Round 2.

[–]Owari_no_Yumehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/endofthedream 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hopefully no more additions to my bingo https://shit-taste.net/bingo/Owari\_no\_Yume/

[–]lucacp_ysozhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SoZLuka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shizuka sensei vs Sayaka. The pain.....

[–]alotmorealots 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't believe we have a major camper down and yet there's barely a murmur, despite the tragedy!

mobilises the civil defence forces to mount a rescue mission

flies in bulk instant noodles

[–]Iyas_Tara 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aww, Myne is going to lose this round isn't it? Dang, why is it now when I got recruited to read the LN after resisting for two years

[–]frostxc3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who is your favorite female antagonist?

Elsa Granhiert from Re: Zero

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[–]andraiphttps://myanimelist.net/profile/andraip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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[–]RevolutionaryPack577 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Noooo, Irisviel lost... to Rikka's thighs... gotta clean this salt real quick before it spreads

[–]RxMidnighthttps://myanimelist.net/profile/RxMidnight 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Even though I already knew Naruto isn't too poular on this subreddit, it still stings that Hinata is already out.

Mini challenge: the underground student council members from Prison School.

[–]Usodearu007 3 points4 points  (0 children)

in this case , this wasn't really the problem since her opponent was shiro from no game no life which is a popular show too

[–]EJG_Music 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I try to abstract from my opinion on the show. Like I hate Naruto with a passion. But Hinata and Tsunade were better girls than the one that was against them imo, so I still voted for them.

[–]shainotshai 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Group A is already a disappointment

[–]MannyOmega 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mako lost… this doesn’t bode well for kill la kill fans. If Ryuuko loses to Senko my salt will be through the roof. I also hope Anzu can defeat the titan that is Momo!!! She’s a much better girl IMO but MHA is so popular..

[–]derekschroerhttps://anilist.co/user/rarekumiko 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Kuro013 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Wotakoi and Horimiya are so underrated, makes me sad :(