MRC: Intermediate Challenge

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Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto

Badge designed by: Moha

Rewards: 4 Challenge Points & Badge


The term manga used throughout the challenge encompasses Manga, Light Novels, Manhua, Manhwa, and Doujinshi. If it is included on AniList under the search for Manga, it counts for the manga challenge

  • YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE BEGINNER'S CHALLENGE TO START THE INTERMEDIATE CHALLENGE
  • You cannot enter this Intermediate Tier Challenge unless you have successfully completed the Beginner’s Tier
    • You must have received the Beginner’s badge to start the Intermediate Challenge
    • You must include a link to your Beginner’s Challenge in your post and include the date you finished it
    • Do not post unless you have successfully completed the Beginner’s Challenge otherwise your challenge may not be counted

Minimum total chapter count: 1000 chapters

  • You cannot use the same manga to fulfill multiple requirements within a challenge
  • You cannot use already completed manga
  • You cannot reread manga
  • You can use currently releasing manga, but you have to be caught up to the current chapter at the time of challenge submission.
  • You can use up to 5 previously started manga. You must state what chapter you are on at the start of the challenge. If previously started, and manga is:
    a) Fully released, then you have to finish it;
    b) Being released, then you have to be caught up to the current chapter and have read at least one additional chapter. This means you can’t be caught up with manga on a hiatus and use it without reading any additional chapters.
  • List the last chapter and volume read. If no volume, the chapter alone will suffice

  • Challenge start date is considered the day you post

  • There is no time limit to complete this challenge
  • Your activity must include the start and end dates, which can be added in the AniList List Editor

    Your profile must be set to public so we can verify your manga list and activity


  • Post a reply in this forum when you start the challenge with the code we have provided below

  • You can keep track of your progress through editing your submission here, or update it when you are finished

  • Please use the code we have provided for your challenge submission. You can edit it however you want as long as it follows the same format
  • You can find the challenge code here: Intermediate Challenge Code
  • Fill out the portions in red text only to keep code formatting
  • When you have fulfilled all of the requirements for a challenge mode, please post a link to your submission in the Challenge Submissions forum post.
  • You will need to state which challenge you are submitting for.

    You can get a link by clicking on the link icon on your forum reply. Post that comment web address to the challenge submissions forum. This makes it easier for reviewers instead of looking through multiple forums for submissions



Formatting for challenge submissions should include the following information:
1) Start: DD/MM/YY Finish: DD/MM/YY Challenge Requirement: Link with Manga Title Additional Information

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Recommendation Bot


We now have an AL AWC Recommendation bot - and it is enabled for this challenge!

Have you been having a hard time trying to figure out which manga would fit which challenge requirement?
Fret not! The bot is here to help you. Here's what you need to do:

1. Type in your reply as usual - you can leave the manga entries empty or as placeholders for now
2. On a new line anywhere in your message type-in the following: Opt-In
3. The phrase “Opt-In” must be in bold and have the dash between opt and in

The bot will periodically check for opt-ins (this process may take a number of minutes - up to 10 minutes). Once it sees your entry it will check for all manga in your Planning list and advises you (in the form of a reply) on which of your manga fit a given requirement (if any).

This bot is still in very early beta. This comes with the usual baggage... Here's the fine-detail that you should know:

1. Accuracy: The bot can only recommend manga for a predefined list of requirements. Some (or all) of the requirements have to be selected manually. Any (or all) recommendations provided by the bot should be double-checked before setting them up in the challenge.
2. Liability: The bot (and the AWC staff) cannot be held responsible for your failure to meet any requirement as per the bot suggestion(s). Neither can they be held responsible for the bot's failure to provide recommendations or for any possible malfunctions (no reply / multiple replies etc).
3. Availability: The bot may be taken down at any time during the challenge - with and without any prior announcement. This is especially likely if any severe bugs are discovered.
4. Feedback: Constructive-criticism is welcomed and greatly appreciated. This does not guarantee in any way that your suggestion will make it through. If you have any feedback please talk to us on Discord or message TrapperHell.


--------TIME & TITLE--------

For title requirements, you can only use the English or Romaji ones

    1. Read a manga that was released between multiple decades
    • We start counting a decade from the digit 0 and end with a 9. For example, a decade would be from 2000 to 2009
    2. Read a manga that is not a One Shot and that started and finished releasing in the same year
    3. Read a manga from your highest rated year
    • If you do not rate manga, you may use the year with the most Titles Read instead
    • Include a screenshot of your stats
    • For example:

    4. Read a manga that started in the first year you started reading manga by the “Read Year” section from your manga stats
    • For example:

    5. Read a manga with a title that contains only 1 word
    6. Read a manga with a title that contains both your username's first and last letter
    • If no manga is applicable, move to your second letter, then second-to-last letter, etc., until a valid manga is found
    • If the first and last letters are the same, the letter has to appear in the title twice
    7. Read a manga that has a number in its title
    • Only numerals (0, 1, 2, etc.) and word forms (zero, one, two, etc.) count
    • Word forms cannot be part of another unrelated word
    • Roman numerals do not count

--------GENRES & TAGS--------

    8. Read a manga that has at least two genres or tags starting with the same letter
    • You may use two tags, two genres or a genre and a tag
    • State the genres and/or tags
    9. Read a manga with the genre “Mahou Shoujo” OR “Mecha” OR “Music”
    10. Read a manga with your highest rated genre and tag
    • If no manga is applicable, pick your second highest rated tag, then second highest rated genre, etc., until a valid manga is found
    • Include a screenshot of your stats
    • If you do not rate manga, you may use the genre and tag with the highest Count instead
    11. Read a manga of a demographic that is the most opposite to your highest rated demographic tag by mean score
    • For example, if your highest rated demographic tag is “Shounen”, read a manga with the tag “Josei” and vice versa. Same with the “Shoujo” and “Seinen”
    • Include a screenshot of your stats
    • If you do not rate manga, you may use the most opposite to your demographic tag with the highest Count
    12. Read a manga with at least 2 tags from the tag category “Other”
    • State the tags
    13.Read a manga with the tags “Classical Literature” or “Writing”

--------STATS--------

    14. Read a Light Novel
    15. Read a manhwa
    • Entry has to have country of origin as “Korea”
    16. Read a manhua
    • Entry has to have country of origin as “China”
    17. Read a manga with over 2000 popularity that has no adaptation

--------CHARACTER & SETTING--------

    18. Read a manga featuring a main character that has a real-life job
    • For example, an office worker, teacher, doctor
    • State the character
    • State their job
    19. Read a manga that has a character with an unnatural hair colour on its cover or banner art
    • Hair has not to be black, brown, blonde, red, or white/silver
    20. Read a manga with a main character who is not human
    • This can include animals, previously human (i.e. spirits, vampires, ghosts, etc), aliens, etc.
    • State the character and what they are
    21. Read a manga that is set in a School and started publishing in 2000 or before
    • Manga has to have the tag “School”
    22. Read a manga that features a temple or a shrine
    • Include a screenshot
    23. Read a manga that is set in a rural area
    • Manga has to have the tag “Rural”

--------PUBLISHER & MAGAZINE--------

    24. Read a manga published by Kadokawa Shoten
    • Manga has to be listed in its Wikipedia page. If a manga is missing, you have to include a link to additional proof
    25. Read a manga published in a magazine that started publishing in 2000 or before
    • Helpful List
    • Manga has to be listed in the magazine’s Wikipedia page. If a manga is missing, you have to include a link to additional proof
    26. Read a manga published in a magazine whose name starts with your username’s first OR last letter
    • Helpful List
    • Manga has to be listed in the magazine’s Wikipedia page. If a manga is missing, you have to include a link to additional proof
    • If no manga is applicable, move to your second letter, then second-to-last letter, etc., until a valid manga is found

--------MANGAKA & GENSAKUSHA--------

By the term “Illustrator” we refer to staff that are mentioned for working only with “Art” next to the manga, while by “Author” – only for “Story”. When using the term “Artist”, both work towards “Art” and/or “Story” are valid.

    27. Read a manga made by an artist whose work has won an award
    28.Read a manga by an artist whose 3 or more works have been adapted into an anime
    • Mention the works that were adapted
    29. Read a manga by an artist whose work you have already used for any Manga Tier Challenge
    • Include a link to the challenge
    • State the requirement, the artist and the work you’ve used
    30. Read a manga from an artist recommended by a fellow participant
    31. Read a manga that was worked with by an author and an illustrator
    • “Story” and “Art” work have to be credited to separate people

--------ART--------

    32. Read a manga that features onomatopoeia
    • Onomatopoeia are words used to represent various sounds or feelings
    • For example:

    • Include a screenshot
    33. Read a 4-koma
    • Manga has to have the tag “4-koma”
    34.Read a fully coloured manga that was released in Japan
    • The manga has to have the tag “Full Color” and the country of origin as “Japan”
    35. Read a manga that features one of the following visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, filmmaking
    • Include a screenshot of the art or creative process

--------MISCELLANEOUS--------

    36. Read a manga that is an anthology of various works
    • The manga has to have the tag “Anthology”
    37. Read a manga that has a Live Action adaptation
    • Manga has to be listed here
    38.Read a manga that has its first anime adaptation as Not Yet Released
    • Has not to have any prior anime adaptations, including previous seasons
    • The anime adaptation has to not have started releasing at the time of completing the requirement
    • If you are using a releasing manga, you have to include a screenshot of the latest translated chapter at the time of catching up from MangaUpdates and a link to your latest activity. You do still have to be caught up to the latest chapter at the time of submission
    • For example:

      https://anilist.co/activity/56816369

    39. Read a manga with its chapter and volume count BOTH being either odd OR even
      40. Clone Jutsu! Read another manga that fulfills any of the requirements above
      • Mention the requirement
      • Include additional proof if the requirements requests so


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