Anime Watching Challenge: Intermediate Challenge



Intermediate Tier Challenge




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Rewards: 4 Challenge Points & Badge


  • Runtime: Each anime must be a minimum of 30 minutes unless otherwise stated

  • There is no time limit to complete this challenge

  • You can use any number of anime from other challenges as long as they allow sharing
  • You cannot rewatch an anime unless otherwise stated
  • You cannot use an anime you started before entering this challenge
  • 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 these challenges which is to introduce you to anime you may not have watched otherwise

  • You cannot use anime with the format “Music” unless otherwise stated
  • 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
  • You can find the challenge code here: Intermediate Tier 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, 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 forum. This makes it easier for reviewers instead of looking through multiple forums for submissions



Formatting for challenge submissions must include the following information:

  1. Start: DD/MM/YYYY Finish: DD/MM/YYYY 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 began airing before 2000
    2. Watch an anime that began airing between 2000 and 2005
    3. Watch an anime that began airing between 2006 and 2010
    4. Watch an anime that began airing between 2011 and 2018
    5. Watch an anime with 24 or more episodes
    • Minimum 16 min per episode
All titles can be in either romaji or English. Please do not use Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji
    6.Watch an anime with a title beginning with a letter A-L
    7.Watch an anime with a title beginning with a letter M-Z
    8.Watch an anime with a color in the title
    • i.e red, yellow, blue, black
    9.Watch an anime with a three word title
    • Symbols and numerals are not included
Studio must be listed as studio in the information bar on the anime page
    10. Watch an anime by animation studio Madhouse
    11. Watch an anime by animation studio Bones
    12. Watch an anime by animation studio Shaft
    13. Watch an anime by animation studio Kyoto Animation
    14. Watch an anime from an animation studio not listed above
Character has to be included in AniList character list. If it is not there, request an edit
    15. Watch an anime with a main character with multicoloured hair
    • Hair must contain more than one color, not multiple shades of the same color.
    • State the name of the character
    16. Watch an anime where the main character wears a uniform
    • Can be a uniform from a school, military, police, etc.
    • State the name of the character and what type of uniform they wear
    17. Watch an anime where the main character is not Japanese
    • Character must still be from earth. Fictional lands / alien worlds do not count
    • State the name of the character and nationality
    18. Watch an anime where the main character is not human
    • This can include animals, previously human (i.e. spirits, vampires, ghost, etc), aliens, etc.
    • State the name of the character and what they are
If an anime is missing a tag, please help make AniList better and add the tag. You can add additional tags by clicking the plus sign next to the tag list and filling out the form.


    19. Watch an anime with the genre "Drama" AND / OR "Romance"
    20. Watch an anime with the genre "Action" AND / OR "Psychological"
    21. Watch an anime with the genre "Slice of Life" AND / OR "Sports"
    22. Watch an anime with the genre "Mecha" AND / OR "Ecchi"
    23. Watch an anime with the tag: "Yakuza" AND / OR "Mafia" AND / OR "Gangs"
    24. Watch an anime with the tag "Parody" AND / OR "Satire"
    25. Watch an anime with the tag "Josei" OR "Seinen"
    26. Watch an anime with the tag "Shoujo" OR "Shounen"
For score related requirements:
If the anime is on the edge of a requirement (i.e. 69% for the 60-69% range), take a screenshot just in case the score changes
    27. Watch an anime with the format “Special”
    • No runtime requirement
    28. Watch an anime with the format “OVA” or “ONA”
    • No runtime requirement
    29. Watch an anime with the format “Movie”
    30. Watch an anime with the format “TV Short” or “Music”
    • No run time requirement
    31. Watch an anime with a mean score between 60 and 69%
    32. Watch an anime with a mean score between 70 and 79%
    33. Watch an anime with a mean score of 80% or above
If a source is missing / incorrect, submit a data change. You can do this through the “Edit” button on the anime’s page located below the Tags.
    34. Watch an anime with the source “Manga”
    35. Watch an anime with the source “Visual Novel” or “Video Game”
    • No run time requirement
    36. Watch an anime with the source “Light Novel”
    37. Watch an anime with the source “Original”
    38. Watch an anime from your Planning list
    • If your Planning list is empty, add an anime to it and then watch the anime
    39. Watch an anime from an AniList Mod's favorites list
    • No run time requirement
    • You can find a list of all Anilist Mods here
    • Do not contact AniList Mods with questions about AWC
    40. Watch an anime based on another AniList user's profile. Use the anime in their profile picture or banner. If you don't know what anime it's from, ask them. Make sure to take a screenshot just in case they change their profile / banner photos
    • No runtime requirement


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