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The following is a text based index that aims to compile all available challenges on our club.
If you spot a missing one, please report it.

Index at HoF

Aired Based


Year Based Total : 22


Anime-Theme Based


Anime-Theme Based Total : 17


Maker Based


Creator Based Total : 8


Genre Based


Genre Based Total : 35


Info Based


Stats Based Total : 20


Studio Based


Creator Based Total : 16


Theme Based


Theme Based Total : 22


Type Based


Type Based Total : 21


Miscellaneous Based


Miscellaneous Based Total : 20


Character Based


Character Based Total : 6


Sets

Collection - Series Challenges
Collection - Creators

There are many individual collections, the threads have an index for them


Collection - Days of the Week
Total: 8

Full Year Challenge
Total: 12

Numbers Challenge

#01 || #02 || #03 || #04 || #05 || #06 || #07 || #08 || #09 || #10


Collection - Affiliates :

MRC: Literature 101 || Anime Animals/Creatures || Love in All its Forms
Collection - Affiliates Total : 3


Collection - AG Staff

Collection - MAC (Staff Challenges)

Collection - MAL AWC Staff

Collection - Staff Challenges


Hi-Score Challenge || Lo-Score Challenge || Anime Auction House


Scavenger Hunts






Check the current monthly challenge on the club layout or here.

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Beginners' Guide #1
Sep. 15, 2016

With 84 core challenges, 47 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

You May Have Already Completed This #1 : the Easy Genre Challenges

Did you know ? A good number of the genre-based challenges (Magical, Slice-of-Life, Historical, Horror and Mystery) allow you to use any anime you have previously seen for their first, "Easy" level. This means that you could very well have completed some of them already !

Your MalGraph profile (under the Anime Achievements tab) is a useful tool to check out what anime you have already completed for these categories ; it's then merely a matter of picking 25 (or 10 for Horror/Mystery) items in those challenges' checklists that fit what you've watched.

And in case you are missing a couple of shows to reach the 25/10 thresholds... Well, that gives you a hint as to what you could watch next !

Beginners' Guide #2
Oct. 01, 2016

With 85 core challenges, 48 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

You May Have Already Completed This #2 : the Aired 20XX Challenges

Are you the kind of fan who watches a lot of anime each season as it airs in Japan ? Or have you merely gone through a good number of the hundreds of TV series that were released over the last decade ? Then, the Aired 20XX Challenges are right for you !

The rules are simple : you must have watched 10 TV series produced in each of the four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) of a given year. Since anything previously watched counts, it is basically a validation of how assiduous you have been in your anime watching for the last few years.

MAL's Seasonal Anime Search Page is an easy way to check out what you have watched in a given season, and potential candidates you can use to reach 10.

These challenges currently cover the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. (There's also one for 2016, but obviously it cannot be completed until later this year when the Fall season wraps up.)

You probably won't have completed all of them right out of the gate, but you are probably close to completion for at least some of them. It's a start, right ?

🍬 Beginners' Guide #3 🍭
Oct. 15, 2016

With 89 core challenges, 49 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

You May Have Already Completed This #3 : more Genre-Based Challenges !

Remember how, in the first edition of this newsletter, we suggested you have probably already completed some of the Genre-Based Challenges thanks to the anime you have previously seen ? Well, the good news is that there are now more such challenges.

On top of the initially-mentioned challenges (Magical, Slice-of-Life, Historical, Horror and Mystery), there are now several more allowing previously-completed anime for their Easy difficulty : Mecha, Romance, Ecchi & Comedy. Also, the Sports Challenge has been revamped to make it more similar to the other genre-based challenges, with the same rules for the Easy difficulty.

It should also be noted that there are three other genre-based challenges that allow previously-seen material : Josei, Shoujo Ai and Shounen Ai. You can fill them entirely with anime you have already watched ; what makes them more challenging is that they cover rather niche genres with much fewer available anime. But if you are fans of one of those genres, you may only have a few items left needed to complete the corresponding challenge...

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Beginners' Guide #4
Nov. 01, 2016

With 89 core challenges, 49 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

You May Have Already Completed This #4 : What About Collections ?

If you have been watching anime for a while, you probably have a few favourite franchises, of which you have watched just about everything you could lay your hands on. In this case you may be in luck ! Many such franchises have their own "collection", a mini-challenge from our club that rewards you for watching anything connected to it. Here is the list of them all.

Of course, you are probably missing something or other : a newer season you had not got around to checking out yet, a recap movie you had not bothered with, some specials or spin-offs you had not even heard of before... But hey, that's the perfect occasion to obey your completist instinct and watch whatever you have left !

You may also want to look at some "theme-based" challenges that are basically super-collections : Fate / Type-Moon, Macross, One Piece Extras... Those are quite big and certainly not easy to complete from scratch. But if you were already fans of one of these franchises and are a good way towards completing them... Well, you know what you need to do.

Beginners' Guide #5
Nov. 15, 2016

With 91 core challenges, 49 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

Have you tried the Highest Scored Anime Challenge ?

If you have been following this guide, you have probably already turned in whichever challenges and collections your pre-club activity allowed you to complete easily. The question now becomes which new challenge you are now going to try and tackle.

This is where the Highest Scored Anime Challenge comes in. The concept here is to try watching one of the anime scored highest by a given other player... on a deadline. Once the start signal for a new round is given by challenge curator SheyCroix, you must choose your target anime and watch it entirely within a short period (depending on the length of the anime itself : 2 days for a movie/1-episode special, 7 days for most regular 12-13 episode series, two weeks for a longer 24-26 episode one...), starting from the aforementioned signal.

The great thing about this challenge is that only anime you haven't watched at all (not even the one episode before dropping it) can qualify : you are forced to be exposed to shows you've never come across before.

The other nice thing about it is that the first round you successfully complete will give you 0.5 points for your club score. Further points are harder to achieve (you get 0.5 more for every 5 more rounds successfully completed), but this first taste should give you a good idea whether you are interested in the various time-limited challenges the club offers.

Beginners' Guide #6
Dec. 01, 2016

With 94 core challenges, 49 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

How about watching some OVAs, ONAs and Specials ?

By far, the most popular anime among MAL users (and fandom as a whole) are TV series and movies. But the database also references thousands of "shorter" and lesser-known items that were released as standalone VHS/discs (aka "OVA"), on the net (aka "ONA"), or as random extras either on disc or on TV ("specials"). Many of them are supplementary material to a better-known (and longer) TV series, but there is actually quite a bunch of them that stand on their own. In any case, there's probably much more of a variety of them than you ever suspected.

That's what the "Exposure" Challenges are for (ONA, OVA & Special) : entice you to sample a wide range of the miscellaneous items you may have dismissed until now. (And if you have already seen a good number of them... then it is time to dig a bit deeper to find enough to complete them all). Those challenges exist in three flavours (Easy, Medium, Hard) that merely impact the number of criteria you chose to fulfil ; as with all similar challenge, you can always turn in an easier version for now and upgrade it later.

The usual disclaimer applies : since these challenges do not allow previously seen anime (although previously started are ok), you're better signing them up sooner than later.
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Beginners' Guide #7
Dec. 15, 2016

With 93 core challenges, 56 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

How about watching a variety of movies ?

While the focus of most of the anime fandom is mainly on TV series (with some OVAs for good measure), there's actually a wealth of anime movies, either stand-alone or related to bigger franchises. Why not try and complete a few challenges revolving around them ?

Probably your best entry point for this is the Genre-Movies Challenge. The goal is simple : watch 37 anime movies, each in a different genre. They can be of any length, the only limitation is that you cannot use anything you watched before starting the challenge.

You can combine it with a slightly more involved challenge, the Movie-Per-Day Challenge. There you need to watch one movie per day, for either 10, 20, 30 or 40 consecutive days (depending on the difficulty you are aiming for). Since you would already be watching a bunch of movies for the Genre challenge, this is a good way to kill two birds with one stone by pacing yourself.

And then, if you are really looking to challenge yourself, you can do the hat trick by trying for the Movie Timeline Challenge, where you need to watch 74 movies, one per year since the dawn of anime. (Its rules are more relaxed for the more ancient materials from before 1978, so do not worry too much about that.)

Technically, there's nothing preventing you for using the same movie in all three challenges (provided it meets all the appropriate requirements), so knock yourself out ! Or, you know, just try any of them out.

Beginners' Guide #8
Jan. 01, 2017

With 95 core challenges, 56 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

How about something short for a change ?

With anime, the standard length of an episode is about 22-24 minutes. Even most OVAs stick to the 22-30-minute range (or go for double-length : 45-60 minutes). But there's actually a wealth of anime that have a much shorter length for their episodes. And not just random extras or music videos : a good number of TV series has been released with episodes only 3 to 8 minutes long.

This is where the Short Challenge comes in. It is designed to make you hunt down a variety of short anime. And of course, by its very nature you can complete it rather quickly ; most items will only take you a few minutes.

Beginners' Guide #9
Jan. 15, 2017

With 98 core challenges, 56 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

Another useful tool : the Witch-Effect website

In a previous column, we mentioned how helpful MalGraph could be for checking on your challenge progress. But there is another add-on website to MAL that will greatly simplify filling challenges in : Witch-Effect.

Like MalGraph, you have to register your username (you can ignore the password field), wait some time (a few hours at most usually) to process your anime list, and then you can check out the handy tables and charts. Unlike MalGraph, once your username is registered, there is no need to force manual updates ; your data is automatically updated from MAL once every night.

The tab most useful for our purposes is the "Anime List" tab (opened by default). After clicking on the "Filters" button, you can specify (and combine) a good number of filters way more powerful and comprehensive than available on MAL itself.
  • Usually, you will want to add many columns to the table (with the checkboxes on the left) : your Start & Finish dates, the Season it aired, the Studio(s), the Genre(s), the Source, the Type... Conversely, you will probably want to remove extraneous fields such as the Hipster % or "Days to Finish".
  • You can sort by any column displayed by clicking on its header.
  • To add a filter, click on its name, then fill/unfill the checkboxes and other fields on the right. For example, you may want to show only the shows you have watched ("Status" filter, click on "Completed").
  • Common useful filters : shows started (or finished) from date X (depending on the challenge rules) ; Watch Time above 15 minutes ; by a given Type or Genre...

The interface make take a bit of time to master, but learn to use it and you spend a lot less time double-checking on which items in your list qualify for a given challenge !
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Beginners' Guide #10
Feb. 01, 2017

With 98 core challenges, 56 collections, and various miscellaneous items (monthly challenges, scavenger hunts, High Score Challenge, etc.), the Anime Watching Challenges club may appear a bit overwhelming to the newcomer. In this section, we will offer a few tips for new members to complete their first few challenges.

And finally, a few helpful links...

Over the last few months, this feature has been spotlighting a good number of newcomer-friendly challenges and collections, as well as other useful resources. We feel like we have covered all of the most accessible parts of the clubs, and nearly everything else should be left to be discovered by motivated members. (Afterall, nobody expects a new member to try tackling the likes of the Ultimate Challenge right away.)

Because of this, we are going to retire this column for now, at least on a regular fortnightly basis ; we may revive it occasionally, as we see fit. (If you do have any suggestion for something that beginners should be made aware of, and we have somehow missed, please send it to the newsletter staff : @Jhiday and/or @Kreyul.)

As a last encouragement, here are a few helpful threads you should know about :
- Do not forget that after completing a challenge, you should inform us by posting in the Challenge Turn-in thread ! And please follow the indicated format, so that we can proceed with verification and inscription to the Hall of Fame.
- The Index thread is very helpful if you cannot find a challenge (or anything else) on the front page, in easily-searchable text form.
- This (still in construction) thread aims to centralize the sign-up codes for all challenges, so that you only need to cut and past it (instead of quoting and editing the challenge's main post).
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CLAMP ContinuumCYBERPUNKCritics and Connoisseurs☁️ Counting Clouds ☁️Ecchi/HaremIsekaiIyashikei

♦ Just Another Yaoi Club ♦Korean AnimeMyouren TempleNamine's Café"Not Yet Aired" ClubPantsu Maru MieShort Anime Club

STEAMPUNKTiger's Taco Land (TTL) 🌮Twilight Symphony 🎶Unpopular Anime Supporters🍂 Yggdrasil's House of Anime & Manga 🍂

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Autumn Rain ☁ Carmine Sky ☩ The Dark Citadel ☩Curia's EnchantmentDangerous Anime Girls ClubDango Daikazoku

Fans of Sports Anime and MangaFate CultRPG EnthusiastsTea Party of the DaybreakThe Arborium

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New Member's Guide
Hello and welcome to the Anime Watching Challenges Club!

Thank you for giving our club a chance and checking us out!
Would you like this guide in another language?
Check out our available translators.
If we have someone available in your language, contact @SheyCroix to see if we can get this guide translated!

So, you came to check us out, but there's so much stuff that you don't know what to look at or where to start... I know what you mean.
If it wasn't that I have been here for a long time, I would be completely lost too.
Well, I'm here to try and help you get a feel for the club and to learn what to keep in mind.

Hopefully we can manage alright.

Do you mind telling me what this club is about?


Okay, so it's just about watching anime. How does the club keep track of what I watch?


Then, what are these challenges you speak of?


Wow... looking at that, I see that these challenges award points and have difficulty levels. What are those for?


Wait, wait... how do I keep track of all this? All my challenges and points? When will I know I can claim a reward?


But... but I just joined. What about all the anime I have already seen?


Remember to check our Beginners' Guide and read the "Rules, Queries, FAQ" thread~
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