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"#12. Read a manga by an author/artist you don't know."

I assume this means an author whose works I've never read before?
 
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Gythia said:
"#12. Read a manga by an author/artist you don't know."

I assume this means an author whose works I've never read before?

Yep, exactly. (don't mind me, character limit)
 
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"54. Read a manga with a non-Japanese main character that takes place in the real world."

So Blood+ Adagio would count for that? The main character (Saya) is originally from France and the story takes place in Russia.

"Completed Manga (at sign-up)"

I read a lot of manga since the challenge period started, but the sign up started only today. Should I write down my current number of completed manga or the number of completed manga when I started the challenge?
 
 
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Do One-shots count?
 
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"54. Read a manga with a non-Japanese main character that takes place in the real world."

So Blood+ Adagio would count for that? The main character (Saya) is originally from France and the story takes place in Russia.

"Completed Manga (at sign-up)"

I read a lot of manga since the challenge period started, but the sign up started only today. Should I write down my current number of completed manga or the number of completed manga when I started the challenge?

Yes to Blood+ Adagio. And just your current one is fine even if you've already read manga this year.

Height said:
Do One-shots count?

Yes.

 
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"[Started: DATE][Finished: DATE] #78. Read a manga that takes place in the countryside."

This manga counts https://myanimelist.net/manga/114932/Tenju_no_Kuni?q=tenjuu%20 ?

I think it's pretty much a village where they live, but it's 18th century so I'm not sure if it needs an history that takes place in our time period.
 
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"[Started: DATE][Finished: DATE] #78. Read a manga that takes place in the countryside."

This manga counts https://myanimelist.net/manga/114932/Tenju_no_Kuni?q=tenjuu%20 ?

I think it's pretty much a village where they live, but it's 18th century so I'm not sure if it needs an history that takes place in our time period.

That sounds fine :) It doesn't have to be set in current times!

 
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"#13. Read TWO manga by the same author. - Counts as two completed items!"
Just making sure, but does doing this mean I only need to have 64 items on my list in order to complete the "Manga Expert" difficulty?

Does "favorite author/artist" have to be someone in my favorites list?
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I'm a bit confused on this. Do I have to do the lower difficulties so that I can move onto the next ones or can you just do the hardest difficulty? Thanks for any help
 
Jan 8, 2020 9:37 AM
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I'm a bit confused on this. Do I have to do the lower difficulties so that I can move onto the next ones or can you just do the hardest difficulty? Thanks for any help


You can begin at any difficulty, and you can also drop the difficulty at any point before turning in your form.
 
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7kaneki7 said:
I'm a bit confused on this. Do I have to do the lower difficulties so that I can move onto the next ones or can you just do the hardest difficulty? Thanks for any help


You can begin at any difficulty, and you can also drop the difficulty at any point before turning in your form.

Okay, thank you for clearing that up for me! :)
 
 
Jan 8, 2020 11:08 AM

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#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.


Anyone wanna hook me up with something fun?

My Manga / Light Novel Collection: EN | FR | LN
 
Jan 8, 2020 11:26 AM

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Demon Diary: Non romantic shoujo. The one-shot there isn't light-hearted (You can skip, it has nothing to do with the plot).
Harlem wa Yoake made: Another non-romnatic shoujo

Sorry, I read mostly shoujous.


 
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Demon Diary: Non romantic shoujo. The one-shot there isn't light-hearted (You can skip, it has nothing to do with the plot).
Harlem wa Yoake made: Another non-romnatic shoujo

Sorry, I read mostly shoujous.


I'll give Harlem Beat a try, thanks very much!

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Jan 8, 2020 11:38 AM

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"#13. Read TWO manga by the same author. - Counts as two completed items!"
Just making sure, but does doing this mean I only need to have 64 items on my list in order to complete the "Manga Expert" difficulty?

Yep!

Does "favorite author/artist" have to be someone in my favorites list?

No, but it should be ideally one, that belongs to your favorites in a wider sense (such as, if I wouldn't have used all of my profile faves for seiyuus, etc., I would've used him/her/them/they in them, too) or someone, whose work you've read before also rated pretty high already.
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Jan 8, 2020 12:29 PM

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I really like the freedom of the challenge this year.

"#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread."
Can someone help?
 
Jan 8, 2020 12:45 PM

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I really like the freedom of the challenge this year.

"#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread."
Can someone help?


How about the manga adaptation of Wolf Children?
I remember that being a pretty good shorter read.
Or maybe The Breaker? That's a fun one too.
If you want something a bit more obscure I read Shindou for an old challenge and really enjoyed it.

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Jan 8, 2020 12:48 PM

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Bunille said:
I really like the freedom of the challenge this year.

"#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread."
Can someone help?


How about the manga adaptation of Wolf Children?
I remember that being a pretty good shorter read.
Or maybe The Breaker? That's a fun one too.
If you want something a bit more obscure I read Shindou for an old challenge and really enjoyed it.
Thanks for the quick reply.

I'll probably read Wolf Children then.
 
Jan 8, 2020 1:31 PM

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#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.

Anyone wanna recommend?
Something dark/horror or shounen/shoujo ai would be nice
 
Jan 8, 2020 1:47 PM

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#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.

Anyone wanna recommend?
Something dark/horror or shounen/shoujo ai would be nice

I'd throw in the mix:
https://myanimelist.net/manga/3076/Vassalord (could be used for mrc staff faves (moi) as well)
https://myanimelist.net/manga/1962/Variante
https://myanimelist.net/manga/12451/Wolf_Guy__Ookami_no_Monshou
https://myanimelist.net/manga/377/Island
https://myanimelist.net/manga/1796/Dawn__Tsumetai_Te
 
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Shuichi2 said:
#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.

Anyone wanna recommend?
Something dark/horror or shounen/shoujo ai would be nice

I'd throw in the mix:
https://myanimelist.net/manga/3076/Vassalord (could be used for mrc staff faves (moi) as well)
https://myanimelist.net/manga/1962/Variante
https://myanimelist.net/manga/12451/Wolf_Guy__Ookami_no_Monshou
https://myanimelist.net/manga/377/Island
https://myanimelist.net/manga/1796/Dawn__Tsumetai_Te


They all sound interesting, thanks :D
 
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Kamirura said:
"[Started: DATE][Finished: DATE] #78. Read a manga that takes place in the countryside."

This manga counts https://myanimelist.net/manga/114932/Tenju_no_Kuni?q=tenjuu%20 ?

I think it's pretty much a village where they live, but it's 18th century so I'm not sure if it needs an history that takes place in our time period.

That sounds fine :) It doesn't have to be set in current times!


Thank you! And sorry for ask this here, but the other thread was locked, but you are still update the users that finish the last year challenge?
 
 
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If a manga obviously features a certain kind of character, is it still valid for a Character-Based entry even if the manga has no characters listed?

For example, this manga clearly has an animal protag even though the characters section is empty.
 
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Fuck it, I'm gonna throw my hat into the ring

 
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Hi~
I'm a little confused
Can I choose the items i want for completed the challenge according to the number required for the difficulty, whatever the categories (type, creators,years, etc)?




 
Jan 8, 2020 6:11 PM

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Thank you! And sorry for ask this here, but the other thread was locked, but you are still update the users that finish the last year challenge?

We are still working on them, yes. It may take some time to get through all of them, since a whole lot of people turned in in december.

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If a manga obviously features a certain kind of character, is it still valid for a Character-Based entry even if the manga has no characters listed?

For example, this manga clearly has an animal protag even though the characters section is empty.

Yes. If it is apparent on cover or synopsis what they are and them being MCs, you can use them. So Crimson works. Just make sure to give us the info in your form who the character and what animal it is.

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I'm a little confused
Can I choose the items i want for completed the challenge according to the number required for the difficulty, whatever the categories (type, creators,years, etc)?

Sorry if they are confusing, that wasn't intended. The categories are just for organizing the list a bit. You can freely choose from the items #1 to #111 plus the Jokers and don't need to worry about the categories at all.

Have fun Ranzo!
 
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Kamirura said:

Thank you! And sorry for ask this here, but the other thread was locked, but you are still update the users that finish the last year challenge?

Of course! If you check the @MRC_mod profile, you can see until which post has been checked. :)

BrainpanSonata said:
If a manga obviously features a certain kind of character, is it still valid for a Character-Based entry even if the manga has no characters listed?

For example, this manga clearly has an animal protag even though the characters section is empty.

As long as it's apparent based on cover/description/character description, it's fine. :)

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I'm a little confused
Can I choose the items i want for completed the challenge according to the number required for the difficulty, whatever the categories (type, creators,years, etc)?

Correct! You can choose whichever items you like as long as you read the number required for the difficulty. :)
The categories are just there for better organization.

I got sniped. :'(
 
Jan 8, 2020 6:27 PM

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So........ what do we do when a manga isn't here on the database. Just change to another work?
 
 
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So........ what do we do when a manga isn't here on the database. Just change to another work?

You can always link to another database. :)
 
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Could someone recommend me something for "#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.", please? ^^
 
 
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Could someone recommend me something for "#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.", please? ^^
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So I am confused about this:


Does this mean that I can use any of these if the requirements I chose don't add up? For example, I chose 60 options, but it doesn't add up for the required 65 for Manga Expert. So that's where the above requirements come in. Is that correct? If not, how is this used? Or are they bonuses where it can exceed the required options?

Second confusion/clarification:



We don't have to use these, right?
 
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So I am confused about this:


Does this mean that I can use any of these if the requirements I chose don't add up? For example, I chose 60 options, but it doesn't add up for the required 65 for Manga Expert. So that's where the above requirements come in. Is that correct? If not, how is this used? Or are they bonuses where it can exceed the required options?

Second confusion/clarification:



We don't have to use these, right?

The "Choose your own difficulty" category is just that, another category. These are for better organizing the items.
However, it is a bit different from the other categories in that you can choose one of the three options in the item depending on how difficult you want it to be.

Such as: #109. Read a manga with less than 200/100/50 favorites. This can be "less than 200", "less than 100", or "less than 50 favorites".
But it can only be used once, no matter which option you end up using. You can't do both "less than 200" and "less than 100", for example.

These items are part of the item list like all others, so you can choose as many of them as you want for your challenge.
They're not exceptions, outside the requirements, or bonuses.

The MRC Staff Jokers, however, are bonus items you can use for replacing any other item you might not like to use, or if you're missing items like you mentioned.
You can only use up to the amount mentioned next to the label (10% of the difficulty's items), but you don't have to use them.
 
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Liaeves said:
So I am confused about this:


Does this mean that I can use any of these if the requirements I chose don't add up? For example, I chose 60 options, but it doesn't add up for the required 65 for Manga Expert. So that's where the above requirements come in. Is that correct? If not, how is this used? Or are they bonuses where it can exceed the required options?

Second confusion/clarification:



We don't have to use these, right?

The "Choose your own difficulty" category is just that, another category. These are for better organizing the items.
However, it is a bit different from the other categories in that you can choose one of the three options in the item depending on how difficult you want it to be.

Such as: #109. Read a manga with less than 200/100/50 favorites. This can be "less than 200", "less than 100", or "less than 50 favorites".
But it can only be used once, no matter which option you end up using. You can't do both "less than 200" and "less than 100", for example.

These items are part of the item list like all others, so you can choose as many of them as you want for your challenge.
They're not exceptions, outside the requirements, or bonuses.

The MRC Staff Jokers, however, are bonus items you can use for replacing any other item you might not like to use, or if you're missing items like you mentioned.
You can only use up to the amount mentioned next to the label (10% of the difficulty's items), but you don't have to use them.

Oohh, I get it now. Thank you so much!
 
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Oohh, I get it now. Thank you so much!

No problem. :) Good luck with your challenge!
 
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Liaeves said:

Oohh, I get it now. Thank you so much!

No problem. :) Good luck with your challenge!

Thanks! Yours too, if you're also participating.
 
 
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#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.

Any recommendations? (Something not too long, thanks)



And like the moon,
we must go through phases
of emptiness
to feel full again


 
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#98. Read a manga that is scored higher than its anime adaptation.

This applies for Donten ni Warau, right?

manga | anime

I always get confused with the "higher" and "lower" numbers because I mix them up both ways.
 
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#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.

Any recommendations? (Something not too long, thanks)

Hanagaya Eigyousho no Kare
 
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awarii said:
#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.

Any recommendations? (Something not too long, thanks)

Hanagaya Eigyousho no Kare


Thank you~
Already looks so good *^*



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#98. Read a manga that is scored higher than its anime adaptation.

This applies for Donten ni Warau, right?

manga | anime

I always get confused with the "higher" and "lower" numbers because I mix them up both ways.


Yup, it applies :)
 
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#98. Read a manga that is scored higher than its anime adaptation.

This applies for Donten ni Warau, right?

manga | anime

I always get confused with the "higher" and "lower" numbers because I mix them up both ways.
Yes, that’d be correct as long as the manga has a higher score than the anime.
 
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Read TWO manga by the same author. - Counts as two completed items!"

So just wanna make sure. Does it have to be 2 completely different series' or does sequels count?
 
 
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Read TWO manga by the same author. - Counts as two completed items!"

So just wanna make sure. Does it have to be 2 completely different series' or does sequels count?

As long as they're marked as different manga entries in a database, they count.
For example, JoJo 5 and 6 would be fine to use.

Genshiken, for example, has a sequel only in the American release, and only has one entry in the database.
That would be a trickier one, but I'm sure that's not what you meant. 😅
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Read TWO manga by the same author. - Counts as two completed items!"

So just wanna make sure. Does it have to be 2 completely different series' or does sequels count?

As long as they're marked as different manga entries in a database, they count.
For example, JoJo 5 and 6 would be fine to use.

Genshiken, for example, has a sequel only in the American release, and only has one entry in the database.
That would be a trickier one, but I'm sure that's not what you meant. 😅


Cool, thanks!

Haha yup. I was actually thinking of Cheese in the Trap which has multiple database entries so I'm guessing that would count.
 
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Cool, thanks!

Haha yup. I was actually thinking of Cheese in the Trap which has multiple database entries so I'm guessing that would count.

Hope you like it. ;)
 
 
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I made some badges donations for challenge ^^


 
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So........ what do we do when a manga isn't here on the database. Just change to another work?

You can always link to another database. :)

oh so we can read works that are not listed here on MAL? didn't know that

thanks!

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edit: and here i am again! just a quick question: are the ranks cumulative? for example I am a hobbyist. will i have completed the challenge if i complete 20 mangas or 30 mangas (10 from beginner + 20 from hobbyist)?


Also,

#87. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread.


looking for a rec! the only requirement I have is that the manga is completely scanlated in english, spanish or portuguese. (it would be nice if it isn't a super long 100+ chapters manga because i had struggled with these before but well)
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glamazon said:
HeNrYTG50 said:

You can always link to another database. :)

oh so we can read works that are not listed here on MAL? didn't know that
Speaking of that, I've read a few manga not on MAL. Do we need any other proof of completion or is it okay to just list so on the challenge?
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edit: and here i am again! just a quick question: are the ranks cumulative? for example I am a hobbyist. will i have completed the challenge if i complete 20 mangas or 30 mangas (10 from beginner + 20 from hobbyist)?
You'd only need 20 for hobbyist. It's your Total Items Needed.
 
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