May 19, 2016 1:14 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Hello and welcome to the Anime Watching Challenges Club!
We strive on building an active and friendly community where members join to compete with one another in various sets of challenges.
Before you dive into our community and all we have to offer, perhaps you would care to introduce yourself?
After you have introduce yourself, feel free to stop by the club comments and/or in this very thread and chat with other members of the club, or browse what threads we currently have to offer at this time.
If you feel like you need a helping hand as to where you should start, then you might want to check out our compilation of the Beginners' Guide and the New Member's Guide. They will guide and help you go through our diverse variety of challenges.
If you ever need to ask a question, one of our staff or members will gladly help you so don't be shy asking in our queries thread. Even if your main language isn't English we might be able to help you out! You can also check out our discord server if you want a faster answer (maybe).
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May 19, 2016 1:38 AM
May 19, 2016 3:05 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Hi ! I'm Jhiday, and I'm French.
I'm 31, and have been watching anime in some form ever since I was a kid (when the likes of Sailor Moon aired on TV). I fell on and off the hobby for a while, depending on whatever was available at the time (my short time in a college anime club in 2003-2004 was a boon in that regard). I went back heavily into it in late 2007, and have been regularly following stuff as it airs in Japan since 2009-2010. Since 2011, I've been trying out just about anything that comes out, and posting my first impressions on my blog.
My favourite genres :
- Mystery and crime shows.
- Anything with politics in it, provided it doesn't get too stupid.
- Anything starring actual adults.
- Shows with a strong artsy bent, especially if it goes stylized, psychedelic, or just plain weird.
I usually keep an open mind, and try out stuff way outside my comfort zone.
What I don't like much :
- Long shows in general ; it's a time commitment I'm rarely prepared to make.
- In particular, I'll avoid like the plague most shonen longrunners, especially if they're filler-prone.
- Light novel adaptations set in magic high schools. I have no clue how this has become a subgenre that pops up at least once every season, but it has. And they keep becoming more generic and uninspired. (Amusingly, I quite like what I've seen of Familiar of Zero, which arguably kickstarted the genre.)
- Shounen Ai ; just not my thing, especially as it's often way too rapey.
(I also don't read much manga, as I rarely find it convenient, and it just doesn't quite pop as much as even lackluster anime adaptations.)
I joined the club only recently, but I've watched enough stuff to qualify for a bunch of challenges without even trying. Some of the low-effort ones are next on my list (as a needle to watch the few things I need to complete them), and then I'll try going for more difficult ones. ;-)
May 19, 2016 7:35 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Well, why not.
I'm abystoma2, I'm 19 and I'm from the Czech Republic. I've been watching anime for about 4-5 years. I saw some anime on a tv as a kid like Muumin, Once upon a time... or Maya the Bee, but the first anime I watched while knowing it's something called "anime" was Fairy Tail, which at that time I highly enjoyed and I still view it with a bit of a nostalgic feel.
My favourite kind of anime are dementia, psychological, seinen, GAR and artsy ones. I'm quite fond of experimental short anime movies, plot twist and weird stuff in general. My favourite franchises for both anime and manga are for example Evangelion, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Kaiji, Lupin III, Berserk, Monogatari Series, JoJo, Gintama and Nasuverse.
What I dislike the most are probably generic, unoriginal shows and pointless harems and ecchi anime. I'm also not really a fan of shoujo romance and the boring kind of sports anime. But I watch still everything and every genre, and by everything I mean whatever anime I can find and I believe that every genre has to have some hidden gems.
For some lists of favourite anime/characters/creators/anime songs etc. see my AniDB profile (rankings not necessarily ordered).
About manga, I love manga with gorgeous and detailed art and I prefer manga with a bit darker story. My favourite mangaka is probably Kago Shintaro as I like how he "doesn't fuck around" and his mangas are grotesque and weird, but somehow still entertaining with a bit of black humor and sometimes even social commentary.
I archive anime and manga, I currently have three 2TB HDDs and a pile of DVDs and I plan to get more. Nothing better than suddenly finding a rare anime that you can add to your collection.
I joined the club because I love challenges and badges and I can use it as a motivation to watch more stuff. As a completionist, I'd like to complete all the possible challenges.
Modified by abystoma2, Jun 2, 2016 6:56 AM
You all need to watch Nami.
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May 22, 2016 2:28 AM
Joined: Jun 2013
I'll join in !
Hello there everyone, I'm Spyro, and I obviously requested this username because I love Spyro.
I'm a 21 year old girl from the Netherlands. I've been watching anime since I was really young.
I study to become a History teacher, and next year I'll also pick up German language besides History.
Favourite anime genres are: Psycological, Seinen, Shounen-Ai and Kids
What I try to avoid in anime: Harem, too much Ecchi
I have a big collection of anime dvd's and manga in various languages. The mailman is getting crazy because I order too many manga and dvd's x3
Why I joined this club is mainly because I want a motivation to watch sequels and spin-offs, and stuff that has been on my PTW for too long. And so far, it's paying off.
~Where's Gnasty Gnorc? I'll torch him!~
May 22, 2016 7:04 AM
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May 22, 2016 1:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Been here for a while but I haven't said hi or introduced myself so hi all, I'm Rinarin!
As probably all of us, I like watching anime and reading manga. I don't hang out in clubs or forums in MAL often but this club caught my eye so thought I'd join, it's actually the only club I've joined. Got too addicted to the Anime Watching Challenge last year (completed the hard one 2-3 times) so it's great!
I like making random lists of things I like or look cool (an example could be glasses) and working on challenges, which is probably why I've signed up for more than I can tackle at the moment. Working full time daily so most of my watching happens during weekends (and weekday nights). I like most genres and demographics but I have a weird attachment to shoujo manga, I read too many of those.
So...nice to meet you!
May 23, 2016 5:42 AM
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Jun 19, 2016 1:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Joined the cub because a friend recommended it/ I'm trying to watch more anime but work/school makes it hard... I try to update my lists every week...
Always open to friend requests and anime recommendations.
Still haven't decided on a challenge to enter *sigh*
Jul 1, 2016 7:38 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
I recently joined this club at the invitation of riho88riho, but haven't been that active here. I'm currently working on the MAL Anime Watching Challenge and would like to finish that before attempting any of this club's challenges. Sorry, I'm not very talkative, so I don't join many clubs. But this one seems to encourage the watching of many types of anime, so I like that aspect of it. I like watching all types of anime and have yet to drop any that I've started, even ones that were not that good. I look forward to some challenges.
よろしくお願いします! (Yoroshikuonegaishimasu!) (Please treat me kindly!)
Jul 2, 2016 6:07 AM
Joined: Jun 2016
Hey everyone! My name's Finn, or Finny, I am 13 and I'm pretty new to MAL and especially new to this club. I came here with the thought it mind that it might be kinda interesting to tackle some challenges. As for anime, I'm up for pretty much anything as long as it's not some that i consider gross or unappealing, genre doesn't matter. I can't wait to start some challenges, and hopefully make some new friends along the way!
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Sep 20, 2016 4:37 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Hi, I'm Noehlina and I joined this club to find out really good anime. I've been watching anime for more than 10 years and my tastes have been refined since then. Because of that, it's a bit difficult to find good anime nowadays since I've been noticing lots of harem over the last few years. However, once in a while, I'll dabble in harem or reverse harem for change of pace but it has to be REALLY good where the protagonist can't choose in the end lol
Liked genre: shounen, slice of life, comedy, sports, psychological/thriller, mature-rated (not hentai, more like Black Lagoon or Gangsta.)
Disliked genre: harem (or reverse), ecchi
My biggest pet peeve is probably the animation. It has to be good enough animation that I watch (unless the story is really good like Gintama) but it cannot too beautiful that I start hating the anime itself (like Sword Art Online).
If you have any suggestions for me, drop me a reply or PM ^^
Sep 25, 2016 10:36 AM
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Oct 11, 2016 5:33 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Am Goran or Gokucchi as you prefer. Am a huge anime fan and am able to pull any topics when it comes to anime haha. xD Like all types of anime if they're cool. Am not a critic so I always rate high if I find show interesting. I act like Konata, must've picked her habits. xD Not to make it any longer, you can visit my profile. Anyways it was nice to meet you all. :3
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Oct 30, 2016 5:35 AM
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Nov 1, 2016 4:19 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Hi Everyone! I'm Diamond-hime, I have been watching for about a decade now. My favorite series are Bakuman 1-3, Hellsing Ultimate, Dragonball franchise and Sanzoku no Musume Ronja. I've been having trouble finding good to watch lately so I'm joining this group to challenge myself to watch new genres and hopefully find some hidden hems of the world.
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Nov 4, 2016 5:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Hello, I'm Ivan and I came here because I was interested on seeing what kind of chinese cartoons could recommend me this people(And because I was invited to it, of course...), even through I don't fully understand how this challenges and collections thing works. I'm 14 years old and watch anime since my 12. I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Type of animes that I like:
-Action/Rule of Cool.
-GAR/Manly/With a great dosis of testosterone series.
Type of animes that I don't like:
-Moeshit(Seriously, why people like this so much?).
-Pretencious edgy gore with ecchi comedy("Because we are big boys and big boys likes violence and sex").
-Slices of nothing ever happens.
-Fighting shonens(Most of the cancerigenous anime stereotypes come from this type of shows).
As I said in my profile, I like debating and arguing, and I really hate that people uses excuses like "If you don't like it don't watch it and don't critize", "Quality is subjective", "Animu is just for fun, not to critize", "All opinions and tastes must be respeted". And...I think that's all
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Joined: Sep 2015
Hi! I'm AspectOfJustice. I'm 16 years old. I'm from The Mighty Land of Kebabs (Turkey for short). I started anime about 2 years ago with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Ever since my interest in anime/manga industry has grown. I mostly watch fantasy. I don't hate ecchi but I dislike it. There's much to say but I think this is enough. Hello again and let's have fun! ^^
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Jan 1, 2017 9:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Hi, I'm Saah, 22 years old, from the US.
I recently joined this club and have been lurking/looking at the challenges as a source of inspiration to find new shows to watch/motivate myself to actually watch things instead of endlessly adding to my PTW and never actually doing anything...
I'm open to pretty much all types of anime, though I especially enjoy comedy, fantasy/sci-fi, and romance.
I'm not really sure about how to actually do the challenges (and I admit to being a little anxious about doing something wrong), but as of writing this, I am working on the January 2017 monthly challenge. So, uh... Here's to an exciting year of watching lots of interesting anime! :)