Hello again everyone, I’m finally back with another wallpaper challenge. I know that my fan art challenge from a while back ended up being a total bust, but let’s try and put that behind us. The idea for this wallpaper challenge comes from this article that I read several weeks ago on the Anime News Network website. This article talks about a type of anime character known as the “tragic girl”. To get an idea of what I’m talking about, I’m going to include a link to the article below. A word of caution though, the article contains a few spoilers for certain shows.
To those who decided not to read the article, the “tragic girl” is basically a character who’s fated to die in some way, and who develops a close bond with the story’s main protagonist. In the end, this character inspires the protagonist in some way, leaving them with a sort of lesson that always stays with them. The article probably has a more eloquent definition than the one I’ve just given, but I’m sure all of you get the gist of it. Anyway, the idea behind this challenge is pretty straightforward. I want you all to do a wallpaper featuring your favorite “tragic girl” character.
Since some of reading may not have looked at the article, I'm going to name some examples of characters who could be considered "tragic girls".
- Yuuki Konno from Sword Art Online
- Nagisa from Clanned
- Kaori from Your Lie in April
- Menma from anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
- Hotaru Tomoe from Sailor Moon
A major requirement for this character seems to be that she has to have died. Hotaru from Sailor Moon fits that bill even though she comes back to life at the end of the Death Busters arc. Now for the rules!
- Site all sources (obviously).
- Tell me who these characters are and what anime they’re from (because I may not know).
- Explain why this particular “tragic girl” character is your favorite.
- If you like, you can include the main character that your favorite “tragic girl” inspires, but including that character is not mandatory.
- Character has to have died at some point in the series.
- Limit is two submissions.
- To show me that you actually read the rules, put “character memorials” in the tags.
Other than that, you’re only limited by your own imagination, the standard rules of TheO, and what you can do with a computer. So be creative and have fun. As always, if anyone has any questions, please ask me in a comment or a PM and I’ll get back to you. I’m making this a three-month long challenge, so you’ve all got some time to figure out your entries.
- First Prize: Two wallpapers
- Second Prize: One wallpaper and a Gift
- Third Prize: A Gift