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The event is now over! You can see how you placed here.


Welcome to MAL's Annual Easter Hunt!





Complete Easy and/or Hard route before
Sun April 7, 23:59 PDT

  
to receive one of these profile badges!

(chick=easy, egg=hard, both=both)


Story

While on vacation last year, MAL's Easter Bunny made a new friend. Together, the pair had a devilish time indulging in sweets.
Come hell or high water, they've stayed in touch since then. But suddenly, his friend stopped answering all of his messages.

Thinking some stalker demon nabbed his pure friend, he rushed to their apartment. There, he found a mysterious note:
"I've been called back to heaven. If you want to find me, follow the trail of chocolates~"

Wait—his friend was actually an angel in disguise?! Was their friendship all a delusion?

Please help him find the 16 chicks (easy route) and 18 eggs (hard route) so he can reunite with his friend!
You may work alone or with 1 trusty partner.


Easy
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _
( 6 / 4 / 6 letters)


Hard
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ , _ _ _ _ _ _ _
( 6 / 2 / 3 , 7 letters)




How to Play

1. Choose a route: Easy or Hard.
If you're new to the event or do not have a lot of time, do the Easy route. The hunting skills you learn during the Easy route will help you tackle the Hard route (later or next year).

2. Solve the hints to find which anime/manga/character entry has the chick/egg.
Hints themselves are mostly not difficult. Searching "anime + ..." a few keywords from the hint will bring the entry up in Google and/or the MAL search box. We are not expecting you to have seen/read all these anime/manga!

The first hint is given to you in this thread.

3. Find the chick/egg and letter in the Pictures of the correct anime/manga/character entry.
Easy route: You will be looking for letters inside a chick outline, like on the Gudetama picture.
Hard route: You will be looking for letters inside an egg outline, like the Toshokan Sensou picture.

The images with the chick/egg will always appear on the last picture of the image gallery in a database page: Anime, Manga, Character.

Make sure you write the letter down!

 


4. Find the next hint in the same anime/manga/character page you found the chick/egg.
Hints will be visible on one of the tabs of the entry that you found the chick/egg, excluding: Reviews, Recommendations, Stats, Featured.

Clickable hints should be clicked!

Hints will not be inside other related database entries unless the relation/link text itself is a clue. Look for anything unusual.
  • If you're on an anime page, the hint will not be inside a character/people/manga entry, unless the link title/picture itself is weird.
  • If you're on a character page, the hint will not be inside the anime/etc. entry, unless the link on the character page is weird.
  • Spoilers on a database entry do not need to be opened, unless the spoiler button itself is weird.
Sometimes Easter words (e.g. egg, rabbit, bunny, usagi...) or Story-Themed words (e.g. angels, demons, ...) will be included to help you see what's a hint, and not legit info.




5. After collecting all the letters, unscramble them to get the hint for the final anime/manga/character entry!
You will need both the scrambled and unscrambled phrase for the Google form, so don't delete it!

There are tools online that can help you unscramble phrases. Pro tip: We usually include an Easter or Story-related word in the final hint.


Finally, doing the hunt will look something like this...



Example:
  • Hint #1: "Libraries are supposed to be quiet places, but it seems like this one is constantly at war..."
  • Search: anime + libraries at war
  • Series #1: Toshokan Sensou (Library Wars)
  • Egg #1: Hidden on image (top right) in the anime entry's gallery (could also be manga/LN).
  • Letter #1: A (from the image)
  • Hint #2: Found in the OP theme: "Struggles of a part-timer: McRonald vs Sentucky Fried Chicken"
  • Search: anime + McRonald vs Sentucky Fried Chicken OR anime + struggles of a part-timer
  • Series #2: Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
  • etc...

Please refer to the 2022 Game Route for more examples.



Submit Your Answers

Use this Google Form to submit the chocolate's location before the time runs out!

Closes: Sun Apr 7, 23:59 PDT
(Your Timezone)


Join Us!

During the event, you can ask for hints and help (not solutions) using either this thread or our Discord server.

First, join the MAL server using the link below. Verify your MAL account as per the instructions.
Then go to #bot-spam (under Miscellaneous), type /asar join and select easter.

Discord




KinetaApr 15, 9:38 PM
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Mar 29, 12:37 PM
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ITS HERE!!!!!! good luck guys
Mar 29, 12:39 PM
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Excited to get after this with my friends! Good luck everyone ^_^
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THE BADGES ARE SOOOO CUTEEE!!!!! Can't wait to rack my brain over the weekend, hehehehe
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Good luck everybody!
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Oh boy here we go again! :D








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Yayy!! Good luck y'all! \:D/
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Gonna try this out!

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Mar 29, 1:38 PM
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Let's go!
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my fav event~ yay
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Mar 29, 2:03 PM

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Melting my brain to decipher hints I'm too dumb to get, here I come!
Mar 29, 2:08 PM
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Oh yeah the chick badge starts again and im pretty sure i skip this one again xd
Hide and seek is the best offline games on this fatamorgana-called-world-thing. Please comment nicely. I am newbie here.

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Mar 29, 2:09 PM

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🐰 Happy Easter Everyone! 🐰
Mar 29, 2:11 PM
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Easy is already too hard for my brain lol
Mar 29, 2:12 PM

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Oh it's finally here. wishing you good fortune guys! and happy hunting!
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                      It is not a harsh punishment, but a merciful pardon."
                                                                                                          
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this stuff its to hard on easy like im typing metronome + angel anime
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Mar 29, 3:11 PM

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Any help on interpreting the hint for the 6th chick, please?
Mar 29, 3:16 PM

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I don't have friends, I'm done.
Mar 29, 3:18 PM

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Reply to wercys
this stuff its to hard on easy like im typing metronome + angel anime
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@wercys

Google "anime + metronome + angel" and the first picture that popped up with me was the answer. At least I think that's the first one haha.

Hint:

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Now is the time guys.. Bring it on! <3
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Good Luck everyone!
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Mar 29, 3:34 PM

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Here we go again! I'm really excited for this years hunt! I just hope it won't be such a huge headache as last year... who am I kidding, it probably will be
Mar 29, 3:46 PM
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For the first hint I got the anime but where is the chick at I looked for An hour strait and I don’t see the hint either
Mar 29, 3:47 PM
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I got the anime but after that I don't know what ls next please help
Mar 29, 3:47 PM

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Any help on interpreting the hint for the 6th chick, please?
@SuperSoldier Stuck here as well. Found something that seemed like it fit nicely but couldn't find any chicks anywhere I looked.
Mar 29, 3:52 PM
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Let's go!!!
Mar 29, 3:54 PM

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Merry Easter and great hunting!
Mar 29, 3:58 PM

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Reply to Blanners
@SuperSoldier Stuck here as well. Found something that seemed like it fit nicely but couldn't find any chicks anywhere I looked.
@Blanners

I managed to find it.

Mar 29, 4:01 PM
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Bruhh, i found the happy easter image before the first letter :/
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Good, I am not too late yet.



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Mar 29, 4:05 PM
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help? idk what im supossed to do lol
Mar 29, 4:12 PM

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@Blanners

I managed to find it.

@SuperSoldier Thanks, once I added the "site:myanimelist.net" part you suggested it was the first result, without that it didn't even pop up in my radar lol
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Why is my first easy hint an image? Is it supposed to be like that? 💀
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I made it to the 5th clue and now I'm stumped. I got a lot further than I thought I would though!

I also found a Happy Easter message by accident. I'm curious if it is part of the game.
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For the first hint I got the anime but where is the chick at I looked for An hour strait and I don’t see the hint either
@Fallenstar511 try looking Beyond anime and manga
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I made it to the 5th clue and now I'm stumped. I got a lot further than I thought I would though!

I also found a Happy Easter message by accident. I'm curious if it is part of the game.
@Kaehler same - I think it's in clubs, but I'm too lazy to go through all of them lmao
edit: Nvm I think I'm wrong
Mar 29, 4:46 PM
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I found first letter but don’t know where 2nd clue is please help:(
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Let's go for this year too!
                                                        "𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒..."
                                                         
Mar 29, 4:51 PM

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How am I already stumped on the first hint? Lmao
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Mar 29, 4:52 PM
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I'm on the fourth clue, but I can't find the letter.... For my first time, I don't think I'm doing too bad though
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I got the anime but after that I don't know what ls next please help
@Asmodeus468 @Ckoelpin

Look at one of the other images
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I can't manage to find the 6th chick, I'm 99% sure I know the series it's supposed to be but I just can't find the chick somehow. Any help please???
Mar 29, 5:04 PM

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I'm so lost on the hint for the 4th chick.
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I can't figure out the first hint...I can't even figure out what the anime is!! UGH!!
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I'm so lost on the hint for the 4th chick.
@CallMeAi me too, I think I know the answer, but I can't find a chick, I'm confused...
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Really lost on the hint for the 5th chick (
). What part of the hint am I supposed to focus on?
Mar 29, 5:12 PM

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@CallMeAi me too, I think I know the answer, but I can't find a chick, I'm confused...
@mimzyduuude20

I found the 3rd chick in

I've looked everywhere for the hint tho, can't find it.
Mar 29, 5:13 PM
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I checked the light novel too not there
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pog Good luck
Mar 29, 5:19 PM
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@mimzyduuude20

I found the 3rd chick in

I've looked everywhere for the hint tho, can't find it.
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