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Welcome to MAL's annual Valentine's Day event! This year, short story skills meets anime/manga.


Part One: Submissions
You are tasked with taking manga panels (or anime screenshots) and changing the text bubbles (or subtitles) to say something completely different than the original text. Your MALentine story can be romantic or funny.

ใ€€ Maximum of 4 manga pages or 8 anime screenshots.
ใ€€ Please try not to use images with major spoilers!
ใ€€ Your image or story (or both) should refer to some kind of Valentine's theme: romance, loneliness, chocolate, etc.
ใ€€ You need to make your own story, you can't just take the same story where the image(s) come from.

For image editing, you can use online editors like paint.net, photopea, Canva, Imgur, or a desktop program like GIMP (free) or Photoshop.




Part Two: Voting
Once we collect all of the entries, we will curate them for the best submissions, and then create a voting thread/form where the community can vote on their favourites. Even if you do not make a submission, you can still vote.

ใ€€Everyone who looks through the submissions and votes will receive a profile badge for participating.
ใ€€No spamming the form with nonsense >_>
ใ€€Even if you do not make a story, you can still vote!

After voting closes, we will then rank the MALentine stories by most votes!
Creators can aim for first or last place in these rankings ;) The only prize offered is, as usual, bragging rights~


Story Submission Deadline
Monday, Feb 12th, 11PM PST

You must send in your Valentine's story before this date!

Voting Opens
Wednesday, Feb 14th

Once the thread is posted, you can check out the entries!



Join Us
If you need help or want a place to chat, you can use our Discord server.

ใ€€ First, join the MAL server by using this link: https://discord.gg/myanimelist
ใ€€ Read #rules and follow the directions in #verify-mal-acct
ใ€€ Go to #bot-spam (under Miscellaneous), type /asar join and select malentine โ™ก

This will give you access to a special MALentine channel.


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Feb 6, 5:07 PM
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I'll try but I dont expect much from my talents in editing.

Door closed.


(It was in fact too bad so I cancelled it.)
ThereisnoonehereFeb 18, 6:21 AM
Feb 6, 5:07 PM
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The best time of the year
๐ฟ๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž
ใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…ค๐ฟ๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž
ใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…ค๐ฟ๐’พ๐’ป๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž (แข..แข)
ใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…คใ…ค »[๐’ฅ๐“Š๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ถ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐“Ž]«
Feb 6, 5:39 PM
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New cringe let's goo
Feb 6, 5:46 PM
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I ain't doing all that I just need a Valentine
Feb 6, 6:03 PM
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In Brasil are june 12
Feb 6, 6:10 PM
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Do the anime panels have to be completely connected from a single scene ? Or can we pick a little more freely (sporadically) to have our story make more sense ?
Feb 6, 6:27 PM
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I can already hear the Twitter users "fixing" relationship dynamics with these edits
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Feb 6, 6:44 PM

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I mean... I'll make one but last year I literally got last place LOL ><
Feb 6, 7:02 PM
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Reply to animebaby_00
Do the anime panels have to be completely connected from a single scene ? Or can we pick a little more freely (sporadically) to have our story make more sense ?
@animebaby_00 pretty sure it doesn't need to be from the same scene
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Oh yeah baby it's sฬถhฬถiฬถtฬถ love-post time
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Damn.. the "story" I have, an actual incident and it fits the manga I wanna use.. but rather too akin to the plot of the same..
Well I'll try another time.. the number of pages and screenshots is reduced too ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
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For examples, look at 2014 winners. The only examples i was able to find
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1028183&show=80#msg28978667
Feb 6, 9:04 PM

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Seems like a bit of effort but also cool

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Can't wait to see all the cute/funny entries. :)
Feb 6, 9:46 PM
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If only I wasn't bad at English....
Bad English might actually help you win, since it might be a plus humor-wise.


Good luck to those that submit and happy Valentine's Day!
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low effort but done the deed, had fun while at it
Feb 6, 11:33 PM
Feb 6, 11:54 PM

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Reply to Thereisnoonehere
I'll try but I dont expect much from my talents in editing.

Door closed.


(It was in fact too bad so I cancelled it.)
@Thereisnoonehere We know you're the goat when it comes to this.
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Nice one. Love love loooove! <3

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For examples, look at 2014 winners. The only examples i was able to find
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1028183&show=80#msg28978667
@Eduardorandom Oh my God, the first place on with Initial D was hysterical
Feb 7, 1:44 AM

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Not sure if I'll be able to make a story but I will definetly vote when the voting opens

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Oh! Love is in the air ~ ๐Ÿฅฐ
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Feb 7, 2:41 AM
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Where can i vote? I want the valentine badge ๐Ÿฅฒ
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donezo submitting


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voters can get the exclusive badge ?
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Kineta said:
Part Two: Voting
Once we collect all of the entries, we will curate them for the best submissions, and then create a voting thread/form where the community can vote on their favourites. Even if you do not make a submission, you can still vote.

ใ€€Everyone who looks through the submissions and votes will receive a profile badge for participating.
ใ€€No spamming the form with nonsense >_>
ใ€€Even if you do not make a story, you can still vote!

After voting closes, we will then rank the MALentine stories by most votes!
Creators can aim for first or last place in these rankings ;) The only prize offered is, as usual, bragging rights~

@Kineta Can I receive badge without submission, only by voting? Since I don't use imgur
bronycon42Feb 7, 4:38 AM
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Darn a hard challenge, i may pass this since i am lacking of creativity xd
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Feb 7, 4:04 AM
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I wonder if I can tell a story with a banner design
https://www.behance.net/yukan
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I just need to upload the image to imgur to get the url link, but the imgur website can't be opened at the moment, lol xD
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Is there anyone here who can tell me about a website that might be similar to imgur?
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Feb 7, 6:09 AM
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Did my go. Allthough it is kinda short

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Feb 7, 6:31 AM
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damn what
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Lol i predicted this would be the theme for Malentine this year xD
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That's why I thought a discussion would be pointless. It doesn't feel like a debate. It feels like I'm playing chess and somehow lose to an uno reverse card after loosing all my monopoly money lol
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Darn a hard challenge, i may pass this since i am lacking of creativity xd
@badabass Same man... Same :/
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Good luck to everyone!
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good luck to everyone who participates!


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I'll be participating this year
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Let's try \o/
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Feb 7, 8:11 AM

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I think I'll try
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I'm doing my part.
Feb 7, 9:36 AM

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Looking forward to reading through my cringe writing.
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haha im actually looking fwd to this. hope it gets creative
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Hopefully someone does a Charmuro one. I might just enter this myself.
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This year will be harder... But lets go
Sorry, I just don't have any creativity
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I would love, if events like these included also new official Challenge Interest Stacks. So sad that those are forgotten thing.
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Can the text be taken from elsewhere instead of being original? (For example, putting in some famous movie quotes in anime screenshots.) @kineta
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Kineta said:
Part Two: Voting
Once we collect all of the entries, we will curate them for the best submissions, and then create a voting thread/form where the community can vote on their favourites. Even if you do not make a submission, you can still vote.

ใ€€Everyone who looks through the submissions and votes will receive a profile badge for participating.
ใ€€No spamming the form with nonsense >_>
ใ€€Even if you do not make a story, you can still vote!

After voting closes, we will then rank the MALentine stories by most votes!
Creators can aim for first or last place in these rankings ;) The only prize offered is, as usual, bragging rights~

@Kineta Can I receive badge without submission, only by voting? Since I don't use imgur
@bronycon42 "Everyone who looks through the submissions and votes will receive a profile badge for participating."
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