Anime Watching Club: Beginner's Challenge



Beginner’s Challenge




Luffy from One Piece

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Badge designed by Shoxi and Xeldum

Rewards: 2 Challenge Points & Badge


  • There is no time limit to complete this challenge
  • You can use an anime you have started but haven’t completed yet
  • You can use any number of anime from other challenges as long as they allow sharing
  • You cannot rewatch an anime or use an anime you previously completed
  • You cannot use the same anime to fulfill multiple requirements within this challenge
  • You cannot use speed watching to complete this challenge

    Speed watching is watching an anime at 2x speed / 3x speed, etc. This goes against the spirit of AWC challenges

  • You cannot use anime with the format “Music”
  • 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 anime list and activity


  • Post a reply in this thread 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 template we have provided for your challenge submission. You can edit it however you want as long as it includes the same information
  • When you have fulfilled all of the requirements for a challenge, please post a link to your final submission in the Challenge Submissions Thread

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



Formatting for challenge submissions must include the following information:

01) Start: DD/MM Finish: DD/MM Challenge Requirement: Link with Anime Title Additional information

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  • Only submissions via the AniList forum will be accepted. This means submissions via Discord, spreadsheets or other documents will not be reviewed.

    1) Watch an anime that combines your favourite and least favourite genre (based on Mean Score)
    • Use the Stats page in your AniList profile to find your favourite and least favourite genres
    • Sort your Anime Genre stats by Mean Score (If you do not rate anime, you can sort by Count instead)
    • You must provide a screenshot that shows your genre stats page and username in case your stats change
    • If you have watched (or cannot find) all the anime with that combination, you may use your second favourite, then second least favorite and so on until you find an anime you haven’t watched
    • You are not required to watch a sequel if you have not already seen the original
    • If your least favourite genre is Hentai, you can use your second least favourite instead
    2) Watch an anime that was recommended to you by another AniList user
    • You must provide a screenshot that shows the recommendation
    • If you are looking for a recommendation, you are welcome to ask in the AWC Discord server, post in the AWC Discussion thread or ask on AniList Global
    3) Watch an anime with a number in the title
    • Includes English and Romaji titles only
    4) Watch an anime that aired this year
    • You must watch a show in the year it aired
    • For example, if you started your challenge in 2020, you could watch a 2020 anime in 2020 or a 2021 anime in 2021, and so on
    • You cannot split a year, like watching an anime that started in 2020 in 2021, even partially
    5) Watch an anime with less than 12 episodes
    • Includes any anime with 11 episodes or less
    6) Finish watching an anime on your Dropped list
    • State how many episodes you previously watched
    • If you do not have any dropped anime, use an anime from your Paused list instead
    • If you do not have any paused or dropped anime, use anime from your Plan to Watch list
    • If none of these three apply, watch any anime and make a note in your challenge post
    7) Watch an anime from the recently reviewed section of AniList
    • Choose one of the four recently reviewed anime
    • Provide a screenshot of the recently reviewed section
    • If you have already seen the first four, you should wait for new reviews to appear, or pick the first anime you haven’t seen from the AniList reviews page
    8) Watch an anime with a mean score below 70%
    • Includes any anime with a mean score of 69% or lower on AniList
    9) Watch an anime with a mean score above 80%
    • Includes any anime with a mean score of 81% or higher on AniList
    10) Watch an anime with a one word title
    • Includes English and Romaji titles only
    11) Watch an anime that another Beginner’s Challenge participant has scored 90/100 or 9/10
    • State the participant’s username and include a link to their challenge post
    • You should also include a screenshot of their score, in case they change it later
    12) Watch an anime from an AWC Staff member’s favourites
    • You can find a list of staff on the AWC social page or in the AWC Welcome Post
    • You should also include a screenshot of their score, in case they change it later
    13) Watch an anime listed as a Sequel, Spin Off or Alternative to an anime you have completed
    • State the anime and its relation
    • You can find related shows in the Relations section of an anime’s AniList page
    14) Watch an anime with one of your favourite voice actors or staff members
    • State the voice actor or staff member
    • They must be listed as a favourite on your profile
    • If you do not have a favourite voice actor or staff member listed on your profile, add one! Submissions are reviewed based on what can be seen at the time of review.
    15) Watch an anime by one of your favourite studios or producers
    • State the studio or producer
    • They must be listed as a favourite on your profile
    • If you do not have a favourite studio or producer, add one! Submissions are reviewed based on what can be seen at the time of review.
    16) Watch an anime that aired during any Winter season
    • The season can be found on an anime’s AniList page
    17) Watch an anime that does not have any of the top 3 genres listed in your Genre Overview
    • Your Genre Overview can be found on your AniList profile, under your bio and the Activity History section
    18) Watch an anime with the source “Original”
    • The source can be found on an anime’s AniList page
    19) Watch an anime with a title that begins with the last letter of your username
    • Includes English and Romaji titles only
    • If your username ends with a number, use the last letter before any numbers
    20) Watch an anime with format “TV Short”
    • The format can be found on an anime’s AniList page

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If you are having a difficult time finding an anime to fulfill a certain requirement, please feel free to ask us on Discord, ask in our Challenge Discussion Thread, or ask a fellow AniList member for a recommendation.

Credits


Challenge Editors: @Lazareen & @Plusho
Badge Design: @Shoxi and @Xeldum
GFX Design: @Kongroo

Badge: Luffy (One Piece)
GFX: Goku (Dragon Ball Z), Pikachu (Pokémon), Kirito & Asuna (Sword Art Online), Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon), L. (Death Note), Saitama (One Punch Man)

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