|“|| It’s not like I want something like a confession.|
I’m fine with a chance to fall in love, just a little.
Megumi Kato (加藤 恵 Katō Megumi?) is Tomoya's classmate, who is hardly noticed by others. In the anime, she went in the same class as Tomoya since their first year, but he never noticed her. (In the light novel, first year, Megumi went to class E while Tomoya went to class A). After Tomoya had met her during the fate summons, she inspired him to make a dating sim game, featuring her as his Main Heroine. However, he is disappointed by her real personality.
She is one of the main characters of the Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata series, and is essentially the inspiration for the series title.
Megumi is the girl in the one-piece summer dress and white beret that Tomoya had a "fateful encounter" with. Although Tomoya initially praises Megumi's beauty and professes his love for her, he is briefly disappointed after they were properly introduced, and vows to raise her into his ideal heroine. She is the model for Meguri, one of the main heroines of Blessing Software's "cherry blessing".
According to Tomoya, Megumi is the most beautiful girl he has ever met. She has short, straight chestnut-brown hair that reaches her shoulders, which is usually worn down but is long enough to be tied up into a ponytail. She has dark brown colored eyes. Megumi is usually seen with her school uniform, or else, casual clothes, which Tomoya describes as just "normal".
She occasionally wears a variation of the summer dress she wore when Tomoya first met her, which was designed by Eriri to provide a better picture of how her character should look. The white beret that she wore was given to a relative, much to Tomoya's disappointment, but she is later seen wearing the same one, possibly meaning that she recovered it.
Megumi grows her hair out starting the day she and Tomoya "met" after the incident at Detective Hill. After six months, she has her hair tied in a ponytail, but Tomoya notices that it has grown significantly longer. A year later, she has her hair grown out to roughly the length of Utaha's and keeps it in a similar style. However, she later cuts it back to its original length, telling Tomoya that it had awoken a "vengeful spirit" inside of her, referencing her recent conflict with him, but Tomoya believes she cut her hair again to help motivate him.
Unlike Eriri and Utaha, she is portrayed as an ordinary girl with no distinctive character. She is extremely normal and is so plain that Tomoya failed to realize that he was actually classmates with her. She is described as stealthy due to her lack of presence, and the others often forget that she is even in the same room.
However, Megumi is a kind and soft spoken girl that wants the best for others. She constantly goes out of her way for Tomoya and the others to help in any way that she can. She knows little about otaku culture but never keeps Tomoya at arm's length and gives into his approaches from the start. She has strong ideals regarding friendship and feels easily slighted when they are violated.
Her attitude towards Tomoya is often described as furatto (フラット?) and he is often the unfortunate target of snide, deadpan retorts from her. Despite this, her close relationship with Tomoya and the others brings out more of her than he first believes she is capable of showing. Her emotionless expressions often cause Eriri trouble illustrating her, so Eriri takes every opportunity to catch different sides of her personality for the game's art.
Later in the series her emotions becomes more visible, especially when it comes to matters involving members of Blessing Software and Tomoya. When she was appointed leader of Blessing Software after Eriri and Utaha left, it was noted by Iori that she has a passive aggressive personality.
There is not much known about Megumi's background, only that in the anime, she and Tomoya have been in the same class since their first year of high school.
Megumi and Tomoya have a good relationship. Despite Tomoya's gender, she generally feels comfortable being alone with him, which she initially attributed to him being an Otaku. Despite his unreasonable and often obsessive demands, she frequently goes out of her way to help him. Before he learns of her identity, Tomoya is drawn to and inspired by her image after their encounter near his home. Although he is initially disappointed in her real personality, they grow to be quite close. Tomoya tells Megumi that she is his one and only heroine, refusing to find another for his game, and describes her as his greatest partner.In volume 12, Tomoya does eventually confess his love for her, the real 3D her.
Megumi's deadpan retorts and flat attitude towards Tomoya can be mistaken for disinterest, but she shows more emotion towards him throughout the story than with any of the other characters, and isn't hesitant to show her care towards him when it is needed. Later in the series it is hinted that Megumi does develop romantic feelings towards Tomoya such as holding each other's hand tightly and walking slowly to the train station together. In the Girl Side 2 Light Novel, she also told Eriri that her feelings for someone(Tomoya hinted) has changed at least once.
In the final volume of the series, it is shown that Megumi has accepted Tomoya's confession and feels the same way. They even had a kiss together. She also starts to refer herself as Tomoya's girlfriend when chatting with him.
Eriri initially disliked Megumi because of her sudden entrance into Tomoya's life, but later finds a good friend in her to the point of referring to each other by their first names. As Blessing Software's illustrator, she is often frustrated by her inability to emote and pose, and takes advantage of any hint of emotion that she lets off. Despite their strong friendship, she still finds herself being envious of Megumi's closeness with Tomoya, but accepts their relationship as a positive one. Eriri cares about Megumi's impression of her and is one of the first on her mind when things turn sour in the circle, as she once mentions apologizing to Megumi specifically in a message directed to Tomoya.
Later in the series her friendship with Eriri was strained due to Eriri leaving Blessing Software. However they eventually reconcile.
Megumi is the girl that Tomoya met during the ''fate summons'' since her white beret flew away, and Tomoya was the one who caught it, so he was instantly captured by Megumi's appearance, and claimed that she was very beautiful. After learning that they have been in the same school, and even the same class, since his first year in high school, he became very shocked because he never noticed her. Despite this, Tomoya still tries to make Megumi to be his heroine in his game and show her the world of otaku and games. Megumi is hesitant at first, but eventually joins Tomoya's circle, Blessing Software and becomes the main heroine for his game.
- Megumi (恵?) means ''blessing''; making Tomoya's naming of his circle, Blessing Software, an unintentional pun.
|Characters of "Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata" Universe|
|Main Characters||Tomoya Aki • Eriri Spencer Sawamura • Utaha Kasumigaoka • Megumi Kato • Michiru Hyodo • Izumi Hashima|
|Rouge en rouge||Iori Hashima • Akane Kosaka|
|Fushikawa Shoten||Sonoko Machida|
|Icy tail||Tokino Himekawa • Echika Mizuhara • Ranko Morioka|
|Relatives of the main characters||Keiichi Kato • Mr. Sawamura • Sayuri Sawamura|
|Class 2B||Yoshihiko Kamigo|
|Cherry Blessing characters||Seiji Azumi • Soma Hinoe • Meguri Kano • Ruri Hinoe • Kirari Spider Kawamura • Kaho Hibarigaoka • Miharu Endo|