Anime Watching Challenge: Master Post

The Anime Watching Club (AWC) is a club and community formed to challenge you to watch more anime and to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone every now and then. We hope that you’ll find some new little gems that you never would have come across before! In order to do this, our team creates anime (AWC) and manga (MRC) challenges to help facilitate your watching and reading expansion!

  1. Be polite, friendly, and positive. This community has a foundation of fun and we’d like to keep it that way.
  2. Be kind to our AWC Staff and Reviewers. Everyone on our team is a volunteer and no one gets paid to do this. They all offer up their own time to contribute to this community, so please keep this in mind.
  3. Harassment of any users, inside or outside of our community, or of AWC Staff will not be tolerated.

Here’s a list of all anime challenges in one place: AWC Challenges
Here’s a list of all manga challenges in one place: MRC Challenges

  1. Choose a challenge to take on! If you’re just starting out with our challenges, we recommend our Anime Beginner’s Challenge or Manga Beginner’s Challenge.
  2. Post a comment as a reply to the desired Challenge Post with the challenge code we provide, or with your own style of formatting.
  3. This comment is where you’ll keep track of your progress - it’ll be your Challenge List for the challenge which you can update as you go or all at the end when you finish. Keep in mind that you follow the challenge rules which can be found in each Challenge Post.
  4. Once you complete your challenge, make sure that your list is fully updated and then post a link to your challenge in our Submission Thread. Be sure that your list meets the submission guidelines for each challenge - these can be different depending on the type of challenge, and the Submission Thread will have all of the current rules regarding this, so always double check.

    The link to your list that you’ll post in the Submission Thread can be found by clicking on the link icon in the top right of your comment. You’ll take that URL and submit it to the Submission Thread.

  5. One of our reviewers will reply to your submission when they start to look it over. They’ll go through your challenge list and submission and make sure that all the challenge requirements have been met. If there was a mistake, the reviewer will reply and let you know what needs to be fixed. Upon successful completion of a challenge, the reviewer will congratulate you and send you the snazzy badge we’ve worked up to reward you.
    Display your badge on your profile and move on to the next challenge!

FAQ: This is our FAQ Thread. We realize that sometimes things can be confusing despite our best efforts to be as clear as possible. If you have a question, we can almost guarantee it’s been asked before. You can find answers to the most frequent questions we’ve gotten in this thread, so it should be your first stop in an effort to find an answer.

Suggestions and Ideas: We love this community and we hope you do, too! When people really enjoy something, they often want to see it do well and have a number of their own ideas they think would work out. If you have any suggestions or ideas you’d like to share with us, this thread is where you should go with those.

Submission Thread: We’ve already mentioned this, but this thread is where you’ll post links to your completed challenges for our reviewers to take a look at. The Submission Thread will also have all of the submission rules for the different challenges - due to certain circumstances, we can’t go back and update some of our old Challenge Posts. However, this Submission Thread is constantly kept up-to-date and will have the final and expected rules for all submissions, so be sure to take a look at those.

Discord: What better place to interact with the AWC community? We’ve got chats, memes, anime, manga, etc. Also present are channels that can be used to a similar and often more immediate effect compared to our AL forum posts. Join the Discord and come hang out with us!

Website: Another option for information. Our website has a few fun resources, too. In addition to links to all of our challenges and posts, you can also find a Point Checker to check the current points you’ve earned from challenges, a Leaderboard, and more.

If you need some help that isn’t covered in any of the other posts or resources we’ve already provided, feel free to contact any of the AWC staff members listed below.

Leaders: Electrochemist | Kondor | Plusho
Managers: annahoj | Moha | MrMustache
Staff: akaDry | breathesunshine | crackst | Kongroo | Nymh | qeziz | Raycenerr | Resire | Seiza | skirider7 | TrapperHell | xRyper
Recruits: breathesunshine | cybergami | Fox | HalfBlindShinobi | Madoka42 | MyNameIsZach | Quiet | Reldio | Shinoa | SirFink

While your points and badges earned for completing our challenges are achievements on their own, there are a few extra special things that you can work towards.

Yearly Badges:

Our Monthly Challenges are some of our most well-known challenges. With options to do an Easy and Hard version of these, we release these every month, totalling up to 12 every year. We have a special badge we award at the end of the year to all people who participate in our monthly challenges. You can qualify for this badge with the requirements below:

Participation: Complete 6 Monthly Challenges on any difficulty
Easy: Complete all Monthly Challenges on any difficulty
Hard: Complete all Monthly Challenges, with at least 6 of those being on Hard Mode
Complete: Complete all Monthly Challenges on Hard Mode

Mastery Badges:

Mastery badges can be earned for all of our Anime Genre Challenges. To earn a Mastery badge you must complete the genre challenge for a 2nd time through, however you cannot use any previously completed anime for this challenge! That's right, you'll need to watch an anime for every requirement after starting the challenge, and you cannot rewatch any anime used in the first time through the challenge. In addition, Mastery runs for genres cannot be started until your first time through the challenge has been reviewed and passed by our Review Team.

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