MRC: Beginner's Challenge


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Saitama from One Punch Man

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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

Minimal total chapter count: 200 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 five (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 a 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 profile must be set to public so we can verify your manga list and activity

  • Make sure to update your activity regularly as this is our only means of verifying a participant actually read the manga they submitted for their challenge.

  • Post a reply in this forum when you start the challenge with the code we have provided below
  • Include the name of the challenge, difficulty level, and challenge start and finish dates in your initial post
  • 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: 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 MangaTitle Additional Information

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Don’t like having to fill out the challenge code? Check out our code generator! Paste your information into the generator and it will create the code for you.
This generator is still in beta: if you find issues, please let us know on our Discord or message Nymh or Lazareen

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 or Lazareen

  1. Read a manga that is the source of one of your favourite anime

    • Anime has to be from your favourites box

  2. Read a manga from your favourite author/artist

    • State the author/artist
    • If you do not have a favourite author/artist already, select one
  3. Read an award-winning manga

  4. Read a manga that combines your favourite and least favourite genres

    • Include a screenshot of your manga genre stats page sorted by mean score

      Use AL's manga stats page in your profile to find your favourite and least favourite genres. Base your favourite and least favourite genres on "Mean Score". If you do not have a mean score, you can use total count. Provide a screenshot just in case your stats change. Make sure screenshot includes your username! If you cannot find/have read all the manga with that combination, go to your second favourite, then to second least favourite and so on until you find a manga you haven’t read. You are not required to read a sequel if you have not already read the original. If your least favourite is Hentai, you can move up to your second least favourite.

  5. Read a manga that doesn't contain any of your top 3 genres

    • Include a screenshot of your manga genre stats page sorted by count

      Use AL's manga stats page in your profile to find your top 3 genres. Base your top 3 genres on "Count".

  6. Read a sequel / spin-off / alternative to something you've already read

    • If you have not read anything that has a sequel / spin-off / alternative, for any other requirement choose a manga that does have a sequel / spin-off / alternative and use it for this requirement.
  7. Read a manga from your Planning To Read list

    • If you do not use a PTR list, plan and read any manga
  8. Read a manga with a non-alphanumeric character in the title

    • i.e.: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( , etc.
  9. Read a short manga (10 chapters or less)

  10. Read a long manga (100 chapters or more)

  11. Read a Manhua, Manhwa or Light Novel

    • Manhua is a manga of Chinese origin, Manhwa is a manga of Korean origin. You can find this information in the format section of the manga page (see spoiler for example)

  12. Read a One Shot

    • Anything from this List counts
  13. Read a manga that began publishing in 1999 or earlier

  14. Read a manga that began publishing between 2000 and the current year

  15. Start and catch up to the current chapter of an ongoing manga

    • Cannot be a manga you have previously started
  16. Read a manga with an average score below 70% on AniList

    • Include a screenshot if manga score is near 70% and could change
  17. Read a manga with an average score of 80% or above on AniList

    • Include a screenshot if manga score is near 80% and could change
  18. Read a manga scored 9 / 90% or above from a fellow participant’s manga list

    • Include a link to participant’s user page
  19. Read a manga recommended to you by a fellow AL user

    • Ask for recommendations on the AWC Discord, or in AniList general chat. Please, do not create a forum post asking for recommendations.
    • Include a screenshot
  20. Read a manga from one of the @AWC staff member’s favourites list

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