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''Watch an anime tagged as Comedy, Harem and/or School''
does it mean I need to watch a anime that is a harem or can I watch a anime that is a Comedy and School genre?
Really hate harems so this will just decide if I join or not.


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Jan 6, 4:19 PM

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I'm confused, what is the point of the bingo card? Am I missing something? (I know it's explained in the challenge topic, but I really don't get it)

And I can use an anime that I started before the challenge was up, as long as I started it in 2017, right?
 
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Jan 6, 4:20 PM

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Kamidox said:
I'm confused, what is the point of the bingo card? Am I missing something?

And I can use an anime that I started before the challenge was up, as long as I started it in 2017, right?


I second this the Bingo card bit is confusing me but it is 12.20am where I am so it could be tiredness.
 
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Jan 6, 4:21 PM

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MagicalGirlJodi said:
Kamidox said:
I'm confused, what is the point of the bingo card? Am I missing something?

And I can use an anime that I started before the challenge was up, as long as I started it in 2017, right?


I second this the Bingo card bit is confusing me but it is 12.20am where I am so it could be tiredness.
MagicalGirlJodi said:
Kamidox said:
I'm confused, what is the point of the bingo card? Am I missing something?

And I can use an anime that I started before the challenge was up, as long as I started it in 2017, right?


I second this the Bingo card bit is confusing me but it is 12.20am where I am so it could be tiredness.

Same I don't see the point in it too... I would just rather do the challenge with no bingo cards.
I read over it a few times and I don't understand it at all, just seems uneeded and confusing to me sorry.
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Jan 6, 4:28 PM

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Cappuchino said:
MagicalGirlJodi said:


I second this the Bingo card bit is confusing me but it is 12.20am where I am so it could be tiredness.
MagicalGirlJodi said:


I second this the Bingo card bit is confusing me but it is 12.20am where I am so it could be tiredness.

Same I don't see the point in it too... I would just rather do the challenge with no bingo cards.
I read over it a few times and I don't understand it at all, just seems uneeded and confusing to me sorry.


I'm the exact same. I need someone to either explain it better or dumb it down because I just don't get it at all???? What's the bingo card for? What does it add to the challenge other than giving me a headache at this moment lol
 
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MagicalGirlJodi said:
Cappuchino said:

Same I don't see the point in it too... I would just rather do the challenge with no bingo cards.
I read over it a few times and I don't understand it at all, just seems uneeded and confusing to me sorry.


I'm the exact same. I need someone to either explain it better or dumb it down because I just don't get it at all???? What's the bingo card for? What does it add to the challenge other than giving me a headache at this moment lol

Well tbh I just feel it should be optional so they make two groups of people
1.) Who don't wanna do the bingo
2.) Who do wanna do it

I personally even if I will understand it am not too fond of the idea, to me this is a anime watching challenge not a "make a top hat" challange xD


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Jan 6, 4:33 PM

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Is it alright to just list all of our necessary challenges in numeric order on our challenge list, then fill them out with a show as time goes on?

As for the bingo card, I think it's pretty neat, though I'm really just gonna ultimately do the same thing I would've done otherwise, that is, make a spreadsheet, lol.

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Jan 6, 4:34 PM

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Cappuchino said:
MagicalGirlJodi said:


I'm the exact same. I need someone to either explain it better or dumb it down because I just don't get it at all???? What's the bingo card for? What does it add to the challenge other than giving me a headache at this moment lol

Well tbh I just feel it should be optional so they make two groups of people
1.) Who don't wanna do the bingo
2.) Who do wanna do it

I personally even if I will understand it am not too fond of the idea, to me this is a anime watching challenge not a "make a top hat" challange xD


Yeah like I think I understand it now but I'd prefer to do the challenge without it? It should be optional instead of necessary.

Are we able to do the challenge without the bingo card in? If not I'm just gonna unofficially do the challenge myself then because I don't fancy doing a bingo card.
 
Jan 6, 4:36 PM

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Does the bingo card even matter if you plan on doing every challenge anyways?
 
Jan 6, 4:37 PM

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From my point of view the good thing about the bingo card is that the challenges you have to do are chosen randomly (also depending on the pattern you go for)
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Jan 6, 4:39 PM

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MagicalGirlJodi said:
Cappuchino said:

Well tbh I just feel it should be optional so they make two groups of people
1.) Who don't wanna do the bingo
2.) Who do wanna do it

I personally even if I will understand it am not too fond of the idea, to me this is a anime watching challenge not a "make a top hat" challange xD


Yeah like I think I understand it now but I'd prefer to do the challenge without it? It should be optional instead of necessary.

Are we able to do the challenge without the bingo card in? If not I'm just gonna unofficially do the challenge myself then because I don't fancy doing a bingo card.

I will probably do a unofficial one for myself too if the bingo is a must. No one can ban you for doing your own ''participant of 2017 anime watching challenge'' banner sticking it on your profile and having a spoiler where you update the anime you are watching, as long as we don't take the official banners we are fine. I will just use the same rules but with no bingo card.


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Jan 6, 4:43 PM

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protoplasm said:
From my point of view the good thing about the bingo card is that the challenges you have to do are chosen randomly (also depending on the pattern you go for) unless you are doing the full card of course.


Oh, I think I get it now... The numbers on the bingo card are the challenges you have to do (well, it also depends on the pattern you choose.) I actually like this, since I don't have to pick which challenges to do myself now.
 
Jan 6, 4:45 PM

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Barktooth said:
protoplasm said:
From my point of view the good thing about the bingo card is that the challenges you have to do are chosen randomly (also depending on the pattern you go for) unless you are doing the full card of course.


Oh, I think I get it now... The numbers on the bingo card are the challenges you have to do (well, it also depends on the pattern you choose.) I actually like this, since I don't have to pick which challenges to do myself now.


yes. each bingo card generated has a random number order that adds to the 'random' factor

 
Jan 6, 5:04 PM

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For the TV type only restriction, are the earlier time periods (in particular 1917-1959) exempt as well?
It appears only movies and a single special are available for that period based on the advanced search.

Edit: I guess I could also take this time to get some recommendations. Only genres I tend to avoid are sports, shounen ai, and dementia, preferably less than 50 episodes.

Edit 2: Since I'm doing the TV Type only restriction what should I do in the event I have watched all of the TV types for the predictive search?
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MagicalGirlJodi said:
Cappuchino said:

Same I don't see the point in it too... I would just rather do the challenge with no bingo cards.
I read over it a few times and I don't understand it at all, just seems uneeded and confusing to me sorry.


I'm the exact same. I need someone to either explain it better or dumb it down because I just don't get it at all???? What's the bingo card for? What does it add to the challenge other than giving me a headache at this moment lol


Pretty much, you pick a pattern, and then do the challenges for the numbers on your bingo card until you finish the pattern.

For example lets say the top left number is 1, and your pattern has to fill in that spot, you would do challenge 1.
 
Jan 6, 5:05 PM

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@Cross Yes because there are 50 squares on the bingo card but 75 challenges. So those who are doing the whole card will have a mix of those.

Just want to be clear, for the "Master of" extra part. I can choose either of the two restrictions listed?

If so, do I have to stick with one option for my whole list, or can I pick which one I use for each challenge?

Also, if I use the genre restriction does that mean I can't watch something that is say tagged romance horror? because of the horror tag? Or does it count because of the romance tag?

Edit: Also, can I edit the style of my bingo card? Like change the colours, maybe add a background. Just keep the numbers the same as the one I gained from the generator.
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Jan 6, 5:14 PM

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I am also of opinion that the Bingo card makes this challenge unnecessarily confusing. Completing the challenge in itself is already a monstrous task to some, I much rather prefer to simply fill in the list without the addition of gimmicks and games.
 
Jan 6, 5:22 PM

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Alright, so I can start the challenge now, right?
Can someone recommend me an anime, please?~
 
Jan 6, 5:24 PM

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>Watch an anime with/by an artist in the Top 50 People
When it says artist, does it mean actual singers/musicians or animators? If musicians/singers, can seiyuu/voice actors be considered an option as most do sing?
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Jan 6, 5:33 PM

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For the predictive search one I have a bit of an issue... it recommends a hentai for me lmao like do I need to watch the hentai or can I move onto the next one that isn't porn?
 
Jan 6, 5:36 PM

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Oh, now I understand. I didn't even realize the requirements had numbers to them (it's a bit late)

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Challenges can't ever force you to watch hentai. Is the only anime you see an hentai? Because you can use any of the ones you see
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Jan 6, 5:38 PM

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Redth_SA said:
Alright, so I can start the challenge now, right?
Can someone recommend me an anime, please?~


Try Natsume Yuujinchou if you like stories with melancholy. ^^
Or could you give me some genres you like? It will be easier to recommend. :)
Btw, could you recommend me one as well? Here my Anime+ profile to make your suggestion easier. :)

(Sorry for any mistake, English is not my native language...)
 
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Szrebi said:
Redth_SA said:
Alright, so I can start the challenge now, right?
Can someone recommend me an anime, please?~


Try Natsume Yuujinchou if you like stories with melancholy. ^^
Or could you give me some genres you like? It will be easier to recommend. :)
Btw, could you recommend me one as well? Here my Anime+ profile to make your suggestion easier. :)

(Sorry for any mistake, English is not my native language...)


I don't mind this one. Thanks ^o^
This is gonna be a bit hard since you've watched most anime I consider good. How about Akuma no Riddle?

(also don't worry about your english, it's good. I'm not a native either but I'm good at spotting mistakes. I don't see any mistakes in your post ^^)
 
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Redth_SA said:



I don't mind this one. Thanks ^o^
This is gonna be a bit hard since you've watched most anime I consider good. How about Akuma no Riddle?

(also don't worry about your english, it's good. I'm not a native either but I'm good at spotting mistakes. I don't see any mistakes in your post ^^)


I'll give it a try, thank you very much~ :)
 
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38. Watch an anime with a main cast primarily of one gender - needs 3 or more main characters; if the main cast is of the same gender it needs 2 or more main characters



Do you think IDOLM@STER would work here? I'm a bit confused with the wording.
 
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which number do i use for completed anime at sign-up?
the one from 01/01 or from today?
 
Jan 6, 6:18 PM

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Pastafaria said:
which number do i use for completed anime at sign-up?
the one from 01/01 or from today?


last year i counted the anime eligible for the challenge that i had already watched before sign-up and didn't have problems. this year im doing the same and specified that in my sign-up form.

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Do you think IDOLM@STER would work here? I'm a bit confused with the wording.


sounds confusing indeed but i think it counts.

 
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38. Watch an anime with a main cast primarily of one gender - needs 3 or more main characters; if the main cast is of the same gender it needs 2 or more main characters



Do you think IDOLM@STER would work here? I'm a bit confused with the wording.

It means that if the main characters are three or more, most of them must be of the same gender, and if the main characters are two they must be both of the same gender. Don't know if it's clearer. The iDOLM@STER definitely works.
 
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whaddup peeps imma need a #59 rec me something
 
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Kamidox said:
SigmaOP said:
38. Watch an anime with a main cast primarily of one gender - needs 3 or more main characters; if the main cast is of the same gender it needs 2 or more main characters



Do you think IDOLM@STER would work here? I'm a bit confused with the wording.

It means that if the main characters are three or more, most of them must be of the same gender, and if the main characters are two they must be both of the same gender. Don't know if it's clearer. The iDOLM@STER definitely works.


xD sorry I can't really think when I'm sick. Thanks for the help!
 
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TheEdgeFactor said:
whaddup peeps imma need a #59 rec me something


Damn we have 85% affinity, try haikyuu, if you dont wanna watch sports you could check out the raildex series (a certain magical index/ a certain scientific railgun)
 
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TheEdgeFactor said:
whaddup peeps imma need a #59 rec me something


Damn we have 85% affinity, try haikyuu, if you dont wanna watch sports you could check out the raildex series (a certain magical index/ a certain scientific railgun)


Cool I think I'll do just that. Thanks for the rec man.
 
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#59 Hit me with your best anime, mates.
 
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#59 Hit me with your best anime, mates.
How about Hyouge Mono? The synopsis doesn't make it justice.
 
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zal said:
yhunata said:
#59 Hit me with your best anime, mates.
How about Hyouge Mono? The synopsis doesn't make it justice.


I was hoping for something before the 2010s, but sure.
 
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yhunata said:
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How about Hyouge Mono? The synopsis doesn't make it justice.


I was hoping for something before the 2010s, but sure.

+1 Hyouge Mono - it's gold. Also, you haven't seen Tex? I'm so jealous...
 
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Question; can I edit the challenge list so that instead of looking like
1. [Start Date] [Finish Date] <xx> [Challenge Description]: [Name of Anime]

it looks something like:
<xx> [Challenge Description]: [Start Date] [Name of Anime] [Finish Date]


Gymkata said:
yhunata said:


I was hoping for something before the 2010s, but sure.

+1 Hyouge Mono - it's gold. Also, you haven't seen Tex? I'm so jealous...


Why would you be jealous?
 
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yhunata said:
Question; can I edit the challenge list so that instead of looking like
1. [Start Date] [Finish Date] <xx> [Challenge Description]: [Name of Anime]

it looks something like:
<xx> [Challenge Description]: [Start Date] [Name of Anime] [Finish Date]


Gymkata said:

+1 Hyouge Mono - it's gold. Also, you haven't seen Tex? I'm so jealous...


Why would you be jealous?

Because I want to see it again for the first time.
 
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Can I get a rec for #41? Doesn't matter which genre.

41. Watch an anime with a main character that doesn't look human

Also can I get a rec for #43?

43. Watch an anime with a main character that is a professional in his field
 
Jan 6, 7:43 PM
I edit things.

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Need a rec for 59. Watch an anime recommended to you in the challenge discussion thread.

I like school anime, mystery, detective. I hate sports.
 
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''Watch an anime tagged as Comedy, Harem and/or School''
does it mean I need to watch a anime that is a harem or can I watch a anime that is a Comedy and School genre?
Really hate harems so this will just decide if I join or not.


Did you get an answer to this yet? I'm confused about this one too
 
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I could use a rec for #59. I'd prefer a movie, ova, or 13 episode series.


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Need a rec for 59. Watch an anime recommended to you in the challenge discussion thread.

I like school anime, mystery, detective. I hate sports.


How about Hyouka? Or maybe Gankutsuou or Haibane Renmei?
 
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Need a recommendation for #59 as well.
 
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Cappuchino said:
''Watch an anime tagged as Comedy, Harem and/or School''
does it mean I need to watch a anime that is a harem or can I watch a anime that is a Comedy and School genre?
Really hate harems so this will just decide if I join or not.

It just has to be one of those 3 genres, which is the same with the other genre requirements.
 
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CivilPsycho said:
Cappuchino said:
''Watch an anime tagged as Comedy, Harem and/or School''
does it mean I need to watch a anime that is a harem or can I watch a anime that is a Comedy and School genre?
Really hate harems so this will just decide if I join or not.


Did you get an answer to this yet? I'm confused about this one too
I didn't get a answer yet. Most questions didn't get answered yet :c
Edit: just got a answer above
@GamerDLM thanks


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I don't really understand what number 49 means.

49. Watch an anime with someone you don't know
 
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The link to my bingo card isn't working, just posts the url (not the link to the url). Any suggestions on how to fix this? Am I missing something?
It's possible that I won't ever meet a girl like you again throughout this lifetime. - Kenji Yamaguchi, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

 
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SigmaOP said:
I don't really understand what number 49 means.

49. Watch an anime with someone you don't know

I think you mixed the numbers up, 49 is action or adventure series.
8 is the one with a person you don't know which means you need to find a person (director, voice actor, etc.) who you have never watched a series that they've been a part of and then pick something from the list on their MAL page.

Retrem said:
The link to my bingo card isn't working, just posts the url (not the link to the url). Any suggestions on how to fix this? Am I missing something?

You have to copy/paste the picture link for the bingo card itself and substitute it in for that placeholder.
 
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Hey so, for #62, "Watch an anime that hasn't been reviewed", is it fine if I start watching it before it has any reviews? Or do I have to FINISH it before it has any reviews, because if I'm most of the way through a series and then someone posts a review, and then I try again, and then...THAT COULD GET OLD FAST XD

Also I would love a recommendation, I'll rec you one back (I haven't seen all that much but I'll do my best!)
 
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