11:35:54 AM Jan 30th 2012
Time for another Zero-Context Example sweep:
- Nozomi and Urara from Yes! Pretty Cure 5.
- Hyper Speed Grandoll, which is basically "Sailor Moon IN SPACE!", features a heroine with pink pigtails.
- Ink from Moetan has them.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy Kugelmugel◊ has a pair.
- A lot of the girls in Mitsudomoe, has had this style at least once.
- In Maria Watches Over Us, Yumi and Touko have pigtails. Also, Yoshino wears her hair in braids.
- Sayuka from .hack//QUANTUM has an impressive pair.
- The Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku.
- Polka from Eternal Sonata, 14, has a loooong pair.
- Karin Kanzuki as well.
- Kirlia and Gothorita from Pokémon.
- Estelle Bright from Legend Of Heroes VI
- Ana from EarthBound Zero
- Asmodeus and Erika also sport twin-tails.
- Sadie and Katie from Total Drama Island.
11:17:50 AM Aug 7th 2011
"The hair must be gathered above the base of the neck; hair gathered below the jawline generally says something entirely different about the character." So "below the jawline" results in an immediate disqualification?
11:42:57 AM Jan 30th 2012
Yes. Essentially, "tails" created by tying a band around loose hair far below the hairline doesn't have the same connotations.
07:40:39 AM Jul 1st 2011
I always thought that pigtails referred to braids, not non-plaited bunches like the examples here. Why don't braided pigtails have their own category?
02:14:05 PM Mar 23rd 2011
Once again cutting X Just X examples. Feel free to add back with more detail if they fit.
- Kana from Minami-ke.
- Sora from Yosuga no Sora.
- Sae from Amagami
- Kuroko from To Aru Majutsu no Index.
- Sylvia in No More Heroes.
- Lyra from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham Asylum.
- The Spitter in Left 4 Dead 2 sports some pigtails.
- Lionela from Atelier Rorona.
- Mimi in Fiyora Nya wears her hair in this style.
- The Nostalgia Chick.
- Miko from Transformers Prime.
- Molly from My Little Pony.
- Petunia Pig from Looney Tunes.
- Eleanor from Alvin and the Chipmunks.
11:54:05 AM May 9th 2010
edited by ccoa
edited by ccoa
Removed the following examples. Please add more description before returning them to the page, since it is unclear if they are "character x has pigtails to indicate youthfulness" or just "character x has pigtails"
- Triela, Gunslinger Girl.
- Chiyo-chan in Azumanga Daioh wears her hair in pigtails. Osaka dreams that they're detachable and allow her to fly.
- I suppose you could say that Yotsuba of Yotsuba&! has quadruplet tails.
- Hiyori from Bleach
- Shinku from Rozen Maiden.
- Chibi-Moon and Sailor Moon herself from Sailor Moon.
- Yamaha's mascot Hatsune Miku for their VOCALOID voice synthesizer.
- Sakura and Meiling from Card Captor Sakura.
- Miu from Strawberry Marshmallow.
- Tokyo Mew Mew has Mew Ichigo.
- Lucia in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch sports twintails in Idol Singer form.
- Yes! Precure 5 has Cures Dream (Nozomi) and Lemonade (Urara). Heck, one of the latter's image songs is called "Twin Tail no Mahou".
- Fresh Pretty Cure! has Cure Peach (Love). Naturally, given that she's an Expy of Nozomi, Urara, and Lucia all in one.
- Mai-Otome has Arika Yumemiya.
- Gash Bell: Psycho Stalker Patie (Penny in the dub).
- Kamichama Karin has Hanazono Karin.
- In Suzumiya Haruhi, Mikuru's waitress Cosplay outfit has pigtails.
- Maka from Soul Eater.
- Mileina Vashti in Gundam 00.
- Himawari in xxxHolic.
- Also, Maru and Moro.
- They form an integral part of Ranma's impenetrable disguise as Ryoga's little sister.
- The female protagonist of Rumiko Takahashi's Kyokai no Rinne, Sakura Mamiya.
- Candice White Andley and (in many extent) Susanna Marlowe from Candy Candy.
- Wendy in GUN×SWORD. Van actually doesn't recognize her for a moment when she wears her hair down.
- Francesca Lucchini from Strike Witches.
- Ha Ji-Soo, the Class Representative from Unbalance × Unbalance. In one scene, when she confronted a female delinquent from another class who was causing a disturbance, the latter retaliated by pulling Ji-Soo's pigtails.
- Amy, the Mafia Princess in Casino.
- La Chilindrina from El Chavo del ocho has pigtails that are always uneven.
- In early episodes, they used to be long twintails until El Chavo cut them short in a barber episode.
- Casey Bullocks-Femur-Campbell from Strangers in Paradise took to wearing these about halfway through the series.
- Red in Fraggle Rock.
- A somewhat odder example is the male wrestler Jeff Hardy, who once spent a few weeks on Raw wearing green pigtails. Viewings of The Hardy Show reveal that he still sometimes sports this 'do. Jeff's a little interesting like that though.
- Penny from Hairspray.
- Jen in Primal has twin pigtails, despite being 21. They mostly carry over to her four elemental forms.
- Emi of Katawa Shoujo. Before you learn her name, her speech is captioned as "Twintails girl".
- One of the female contestants in the MS-DOS adaptations of Card Sharks and Classic Concentration has black pigtails.
- Anise in Tales of the Abyss.
- Poppy of the MySims series.
- Maria Luna of Backyard Sports.
- Serra in Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword.
- Sophie in Tales of Graces.
- Harley Quinn has a pair in Batman: Arkham Asylum.
- Link's little sister Aryll from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker wears her hair like this.
- Kat Donlan from Gunnerkrigg Court, on the rare occasion that she grows her hair out long enough and she's fixing something and needs to keep said hair out of her way.
- Molly the Monster, and her twin Galatea, in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!.
- Megatokyo has Sonoda Yuki.
- Marigold from Questionable Content has been sporting a pair of pigtails in recent comics.
- Cheerleader of the Teen Girl Squad and Old-Timey Marzipan from Homestar Runner.
- The woman on the speaker box in the music video for "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Trapped in the Drive-Thru".
- Bubbles of Powerpuff Girls.
- Harley Quinn from Batman: The Animated Series (and later mainstream DC Universe).
- Penny from Inspector Gadget. In the sequel series, she gets shorter pigtails.
- Jinx from Teen Titans.
- Cindy Vortex from Jimmy Neutron has pigtails in The Movie, but switches to a ponytail in the series.
- Musa, from Winx Club.
- Dee-Dee from Dexter's Laboratory.
- Vendetta from Making Fiends.
- Loopy from KaBlam!!.
- Tootie on The Fairly Oddparents.
- Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold!.
12:18:37 AM May 10th 2010
I'll put back the example from El Chavo del ocho: The character of la chilindrina has always been played by an adult woman, and I think her pigtails served to show the audience that she's young (and very bratty/immature).