A Look at the Submissions for Pixiv's "Gargantia" Art Contest

Honestly, what's out there is good, but this one still looks like an open playing field

Japanese online art community Pixiv is in the midst of a Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet character design contest. Through next Monday, you can submit your design for an original Gargantia crew mate, have it be judged by director Kazuya Murata and the Gargantia animation staff, with the winner being awarded with an appearance by their character in the anime's final episode along with some nice merch.

 


【How to Enter】
(1) Design a character that could be a possible crew member of Gargantia.
(2) Upload it to pixiv with the red illustration tag below.
Illustration Tag: ガルガンティア乗組員

【Submission Format】
There are no format restrictions.

【Selection Process】
Entries will undergo a strict judging process by the director, Kazuya Murata, and the Gargantia animation staff before declaring winners.
The winning entry will have their character featured in the last episode of the Gargantia anime and also awarded with official Gargantia merchandise.


While the level of artistic talent on display at Pixiv can sometimes be intimidating, honestly, while what's out there is good, this one still looks like an open playing field. There aren't that many stand outs among the almost 500 entries.

 

A few are...

 

From Vocaloid artist Clovia, and as such, probably one of the most popular on Pixiv

 

The second most popular, from Ryuuzaki Ichi

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=54347

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2087042

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=346333

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=5997791

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2936211

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=34962

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4768875

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=925336

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=444492

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=70124

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3834205

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=16553

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6529547

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1745197

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=34962

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=8171

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=295441

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1364404

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1399109

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=41444

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1456900

 

 

 

 via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4197255

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3836451

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=321322

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=819303

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1094905

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=88645

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4459598

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4729932

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2362536

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=696612

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=696612

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2593252

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2746182

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via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=5211815

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2620590

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=31738

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3221706

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1001573

 

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1701795

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6759169

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=566308

 

via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=522230

 

also via http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=522230

 

See all designs here

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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