Behold, the winners of the Gargantia fan chara contest


See them in the series finale

Well, it took a while for Production I.G. to decide, but it seems that the people behind Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet have picked a gaggle of winners for their big fan-created character contest last month. The Pixiv legions delivered, and in spades.

According to the contest site, the staff was so overwhelmed by the volume of high-quality submissions that they couldn't pick just one, but twelve. And now those winning designs will be adapted and inserted into the final episode of the show (due next week) as Gargantia crew members.

It's always nice to see interaction between a studio and its fanbase like this, and I'd bet that the artists who got picked are feeling pretty good about now, too. Heck, as you can see in the gallery below, some of the pieces look like the work of real pros, complete with concept poses and the "expression charts" critical to effectively animating character designs. 

Personally, I'm somewhat fond of the submission by artist Natsuko. While a bit conventional, the costume's pretty and she looks like she could fit in alongside Amy, Saya and Melty in the courier gang. That said, none of them can hold a candle to my girls Bellows and Ridget. Mmm-hmm!

Which ones are your favorites? Are there any that caught your eye among those that didn't make the cut?

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