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[Update Sept 16] MAL Game "Fantasy Anime League" Opens for Fall 2022

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Sep 14, 2022 4:56 PM
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Can you predict the #AOTS?


Fantasy Anime League (FAL) is like Fantasy Sports with an anime twist. Players form their own "team" of anime from the Fall 2022 season, which collect points according to criteria like: # of users watching, # of users discussing, etc. You don't even need to watch the anime you've chosen!

Compete against your friends and other community members to see who has the best prediction power (or luck!) to come out on top.
  • All players will receive an exclusive FAL Fall 2022 badge on their profile
  • Top 10 will receive 1 year free MAL Supporter
  • Top 3 will receive MAL hoodies!


Get weekly reminders before swaps and aces are due by joining:
  • MAL Discord - After following the #how-to-verify instructions, go to #bot-spam (under Miscellaneous), type /asar join and then choose FAL.
  • FAL Club - Click "Join Club" under the image.


Changes since Spring 2022
  • Score coefficients have been modified to try and readjust point distributions back towards the ideal.
  • We wanted to add more wildcards this season, but unfortunately didn't have the resources to do so.

Please spread the word of FAL and get your friends to join!
If the game continues to grow, we can devote more resources to making it better and better. Thank you, and have fun~

Important Note
There are a few anime without start dates yet. These anime will show up incorrectly as starting on Oct 1 or Nov 1 on the FAL page. We're sorry for the confusion and will try to update them with the real start dates as soon as they're out.
  • KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de
  • Urusei Yatsura (2022)
  • Vazzrock The Animation
  • Pui Pui Molcar: Driving School

Update Sept 16
Thanks to a FAL member noticing an error in my calculation spreadsheet, we realized the Aces weren't contributing as much towards the points distribution as expected. Since we want to make the game a bit more interesting, we've increased the Ace points from 20,000 to 75,000 for a correctly used Ace. Penalties and wildcards will remain as usual for this season.

Let's give this a try and see how the season plays out~
KinetaSep 15, 2022 9:22 PM
Sep 14, 2022 5:00 PM
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Can't wait to see Bleach surprise everyone.

Oh it's restricted RIP.
Sep 14, 2022 5:41 PM
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Let's go!!!
Sep 14, 2022 5:53 PM
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Hopefully I can be at least top 100 this time
Sep 14, 2022 8:22 PM
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Hoping to beat my previous rank!
Sep 14, 2022 8:53 PM
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Dang! Talk about leveling the playing field with the block list! 😅😂

Can't wait to get this season going!
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Sep 14, 2022 10:39 PM
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NICE


unsurprisingly, lots of restricted ones but FAL is always fun




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Sep 15, 2022 4:05 AM
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Here we go again.
Will there be a badge again?
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Sep 15, 2022 4:18 AM
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Good luck everyone! Hope I do better then last season.
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Sep 15, 2022 6:52 AM
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I think it was a nice thing if for this year, instead of banning 5 animes, you could have done two restricted selections.

You ban Chainsaw Man (that's obvious why), okay, then:

Choose between: SxF 2, Mob III and MHA 6, only one of them.

Then choose also between: Bleach, To your Eternity 2, Uzaki-chan and Blue Lock.

In this way there would have been more difference between all the teams, less chance of having the same team and more competition with also popular animes.

This is just my opinion!

Can't wait to see how this FAL goes!
Sep 15, 2022 7:05 AM

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Hope to do it better than in Spring.

Good luck everyone!!
Sep 15, 2022 4:33 PM

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First time participating. Let's go...
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Interesting choice to change the scoring rule again after the disaster of restriction battle previous season. I predict not much surprise coming the fall season, regarding the pool of the list. My target still trying to surpass the top 100. So let's see...
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Sep 15, 2022 9:22 PM
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Update Sept 16
Thanks to a FAL member noticing an error in my calculation spreadsheet, we realized the Aces weren't contributing as much towards the points distribution as expected. Since we want to make the game a bit more interesting, we've increased the Ace points from 20,000 to 75,000 for a correctly used Ace. Penalties and wildcards will remain as usual for this season.

Let's give this a try and see how the season plays out~
Sep 16, 2022 1:52 AM
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Let’s go 😁
Sep 18, 2022 7:18 AM
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私好きですか
Sep 19, 2022 4:20 AM

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Good luck everyone!
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Sep 19, 2022 6:52 AM

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Here we go agane
I made it to Rank 1400 last time, let's aim higher!
Sep 19, 2022 7:15 AM
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Yay! First one I'm participating in.
Sep 19, 2022 3:09 PM

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I get that you want to make it less predictable by banning the popular stuff, but in this case don't claim that the game is about trying to predict the anime of the season. I find the idea kind of weird coming from MAL anyway, I would have preferred a game that doesn't involve anime rankings.
Sep 19, 2022 6:25 PM
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Absolutely awesome idea...hope to have it every season from now.. Just imagine how popular fantasy premier league football is..
It's the same with anime and it's free..

Wow big shout out to @kineta for promoting Chimimo...it's such an underrated anime
she really is like the older sister from the anime.. Lol
 

Sep 19, 2022 7:44 PM

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>Top 10 will receive 1 year free MAL Supporter

ngl, this is prolly the most useless price if I've ever seen one, but then again, ig free stuff is free at the end of the day. Anyway, lads, good luck.
Sep 19, 2022 10:07 PM

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Good luck everyone! Can't wait to have my top picks not be in the top 5. xD
Sep 20, 2022 1:42 AM

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This has been done for how many years?? And I learned what this is about only now?? I'm in.
KikugiSep 20, 2022 1:46 AM
Hello can you please watch Kitaku-bu Katsudou Kiroku
Sep 20, 2022 6:33 AM
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El-Melloi said:
I get that you want to make it less predictable by banning the popular stuff, but in this case don't claim that the game is about trying to predict the anime of the season. I find the idea kind of weird coming from MAL anyway, I would have preferred a game that doesn't involve anime rankings.

Fal tagline, i guess, no need to take it to heart. Even though i must be honest, its a very bad tagline. lol
Sep 20, 2022 7:32 AM
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Loving the move to prohibit the more sought-after series.
Best of luck everyone!
Sep 20, 2022 10:20 AM
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ryo-san said:
Absolutely awesome idea...hope to have it every season from now.. Just imagine how popular fantasy premier league football is..
It's the same with anime and it's free..

Wow big shout out to @kineta for promoting Chimimo...it's such an underrated anime
she really is like the older sister from the anime.. Lol
Right now, we're only running it Spring and Fall seasons, though the intention is to maybe open it up to every season in the future.

Also, nice to meet a fellow Chimimo lover! I look forward to the episodes every week and will be sad when it ends.
Thank you for the compliment 😊
Sep 20, 2022 10:49 PM

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I wanted to try it :3 Although, my team will probably drop me fiercely xD
May be some anime?
Sep 21, 2022 6:26 PM
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I wanted to try it :3 Although, my team will probably drop me fiercely xD


Nah, you will be okay! Hope you have fun. :)
Sep 21, 2022 10:56 PM
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Verdandy said:
I wanted to try it :3 Although, my team will probably drop me fiercely xD

this is also my firstly try. so don't worry much if im fucked up with the team. at least you enjoy the game, that is the important thing
Sep 25, 2022 7:09 AM

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Kineta said:
Make Your Team before Sun Oct 2, 22:00 GMT and receive a profile badge


When will I receive mine :) ? Sorry I'm not super familiar with badges, if it's not automatic then Ig it's normal I haven't got it yet, if it's automatic then ig there was a bug :')
I don't know how signatures work



Sep 25, 2022 6:53 PM
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My team is in. I'm ready to fight. :U I don't think I'll get too far, but I'll try! Honestly, this season's kinda hard to say. Lots of good titles, but good luck everyone! Have fun!

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Sep 26, 2022 5:13 AM
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Where is Romantic Killer? It will start on Oct 27.
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EstebanOD said:
When will I receive mine :) ? Sorry I'm not super familiar with badges, if it's not automatic then Ig it's normal I haven't got it yet, if it's automatic then ig there was a bug :')

They'll be giving it out sometime after the event starts (after Oct 2).

Pylgrim said:
Where is Romantic Killer? It will start on Oct 27.

The anime is probably going to have all it's episodes released on that day so I doubt it's legible for FAL.
Sep 26, 2022 3:58 PM
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Pylgrim said:
Where is Romantic Killer? It will start on Oct 27.

The anime is probably going to have all it's episodes released on that day so I doubt it's legible for FAL.[/quote]

Oh, I didn't know that criteria, thanks! It's a shame, tho.
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haisayabot said:
Verdandy said:
I wanted to try it :3 Although, my team will probably drop me fiercely xD

this is also my firstly try. so don't worry much if im fucked up with the team. at least you enjoy the game, that is the important thing


I'm sure it will be fun, at least it will be a new experience


Hallregn said:
Verdandy said:
I wanted to try it :3 Although, my team will probably drop me fiercely xD


Nah, you will be okay! Hope you have fun. :)


And you too :3
May be some anime?
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_Ako_ said:
>Top 10 will receive 1 year free MAL Supporter

ngl, this is prolly the most useless price if I've ever seen one, but then again, ig free stuff is free at the end of the day. Anyway, lads, good luck.
_Ako_ said:
>Top 10 will receive 1 year free MAL Supporter

ngl, this is prolly the most useless price if I've ever seen one, but then again, ig free stuff is free at the end of the day. Anyway, lads, good luck.

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ACasualViewer said:
Can't wait to see Bleach surprise everyone.

Oh it's restricted RIP.
Of course it is. If it wasn't then the anime fantasy league would be a joke of a competition. MHA and Bleach alone could easily win first place since they are so mainstream. People would be easily winning the gamble and it would be hard to pick winners
Oct 14, 2022 12:42 PM

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This is my first time and quite fun actually best mal suggestion ever - https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2047945
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very cool badge!!

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