Sometimes you’ve just gotta challenge yourself, right? Right. And that’s exactly what me and a couple of university friends are doing.
We’ve all decided to participate in the 2018 Anime Challenge. Sure, it’s already nearly mid-April, but it’s better to start later than never, yeah?
Taking the concept from MyAnimeList, our “Challenge Leader” and his housemates handpicked the challenge criteria to try and form the most interesting lists for everyone. It covered everything from watching an anime from the 1960s to watch anime from China or Korea.
I’ll be keeping everyone up-to-date via Twitter and I’ll most certainly be making reviews and articles on each series I watch here on AGAHA. The following are all the shows I will be watching because of this challenge, as well as their prompts:
- Watch a short with six or more episodes: Wakaba*Girl
- Watch an anime which aired between 2000-2009: K-On!
- Watch an anime with 20 or more episodes: Kuroko no Basket
- Watch an anime with less than 5,000 or more completed members: Rocket Girls
- Watch a Gourmet or Magical Girl themed anime: Sailor Moon
- Watch an anime tagged with 4 or more genres: Kuzu no Honkai
- Watch an anime suggested by MAL or Anime+: Tatami Galaxy
- Watch a stand-alone OVA: Baja no Studio
- Watch a movie with a duration of 90 minutes or longer: Vampire Hunter D
- Watch a Korean or Chinese anime: Quan Zhi Gai Shou
- Watch an anime by a studio with 3-30 anime in MAL’s database: Eve no Jikan
- Watch an anime from your least favourite studio on Anime+: Ray The Animation
- Watch an anime with a voice actor that has voiced in 5 or less anime: BanG! Dream
- Watch an anime that began airing between 1980 and 1989: Space Cobra
- Watch an anime that began airing between 1990 and 1999: Sailor Moon
- Watch an anime with 35 or more episodes: Sailor Moon
- Watch an anime adapted from a game: 18if
- Watch a completed anime with a popularity ≤ 2,001: Vatican Kiseki Chousakan
- Watch a completed anime with less than 2,500 completed members: Usagi to Kame
- Watch a completed anime with more in PTW than Completed: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
- Watch an anime scored less by 50 users: Mang Huang Ji
- Watch an anime with a main cast of primarily one gender: Sanrio Danshi
- Watch an anime with 3 or more human adults as the main cast: Shirobako
- Watch an anime set outside Japan but still on Earth: Kuroshitsuji: Book of the Atlantic
- Watch anime tagged as Dementia, Psychological and/or Thriller: Genius Party
- Watch an anime that was recently reviewed: No Game No Life
- Watch a completed anime with a synopsis by MAL Rewrite: Koi to Uso
- Watch an anime with a special character in its title: Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
- Watch an anime which starts with the last letter of your username: xxxHoLiC
- Watch an anime which ends with the first letter of your username: Miira no Kaikata
- An anime which four or more main characters have natural hair colours: Konbini Kareshi
- Watch a movie with a duration of 120 minutes or more: Vampire Hunter D
- Human cast with 5 or more humans as the main cast: The Royal Tutor
- An alternative version to something you’ve completed: She & Her Cat: Everything Flows
- One of the 5 lowest anime by your favourite studio on Anime+: Tonari no Onigiri-kun
- Watch the anime that began airing the same day you joined MAL: Battle Spirits Season 7
- Watch an anime that began airing between 1917 and 1959: Usagi to Kame
- Watch an anime that began airing between 1960 and 1979: Mirai Shounen Conan
- Watch an anime with 50 episodes or more: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Watch an anime with episodes 30 minutes or longer: Bubblegum Crisis
- Watch a related anime aired 15 years before/after another series: Sailor Moon Crystal
- Watch an anime adapted from a card game: Battle Spirits Season 7
- Watch an anime adapted from radio or music: BanG Dream!
- Watch an anime adapted from a manga rated ≤ 6.5: Pupa
- Watch a completed anime with a score of ≤5.0: Pupa
- Watch a completed anime with a popularity ≤5,001: Yo! Daitouryou Trap-kun
- Watch a completed anime with less than 1,000 completed members: Usagi to Kame
- Watch a completed anime with less than 5 favourites on MAL: Usagi to Kame
- Watch an anime with a non-humanoid main cast: She & Her Cat: Everything Flows
- An anime which combines your favourite and least favourite genres: Yona of the Dawn
- Watch an anime rated R+: Ito Junji: Collection
- Watch anime tagged Shounen Ai or Shoujo Ai: Strawberry Panic
- Watch an anime tagged with 7 genres: Genius Party
- Watch the anime that the Challenge Leader gave you: Parasyte
- Watch a completed anime that hasn’t been reviewed: Mang Huang Ji
- Watch an anime with no OPs or EDs listed on MAL: Mang Huang Ji
- Watch a completed anime which doesn’t have a discussion thread: Mang Huang Ji
- Finish an on-hold or dropped anime: Girls und Panzer
- Watch an anime with six or more main characters with natural hair: Wake Up, Girls!
It’s a long list, sure. But this is helping me watch a) more anime in general, b) more genres, and is also helping me cut down my never-ending MAL somewhat. Of course, several series appear more than once on this challenge for the sake of making it slightly easier. (It’s not exactly easy to find shows with some of this criteria!)
If you’re interested in having your own anime challenge for 2018 four months late, you can check out the original thread on MAL here.
Personally, it’s going to be challenging, what with dissertations and assignments to write still, but as soon as the end of May is here, I’ll be sure to watch any of these shows that I haven’t watched before then.
As previously mentioned, keep your out on my Twitter and on this very blog for any updates to this challenge!
Until next time!
– Amelia xo