MRC: Manga City - School


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Welcome to Manga City! - a new series of manga reading challenges that we'll be releasing every other month! Join us as we explore different locations throughout Manga City to find the best reading spots and complete manga themed around each location. The Japanese school year has just begun, so what better place to start than at school? Please study hard, hang out with friends, and enjoy our first Manga City challenge (and we'll see you again in June!)


Watch the Manga City map grow as we release more challenges!

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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

Minimum total chapter count: 300 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 3 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: 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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Code Generator

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.

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.

    1. Read a manga about a school club or school sports team
    • State the name of the club or sports team
    2. Read a manga with the tag "Bullying" or "Coming of Age"
    3. First Love: Read a manga with the tag "School” and the genre “Romance”
    4. Read a manga with a character that is a class representative or a member of the student council
    • State the character and their role
    5. Read a manga that was featured in Weekly Shōnen Jump or Ciao magazine
    6. Read a manga with the tag “School” that does not have an anime adaptation
    • You may find this link helpful
    7. Study Session: Read a manga with a scene where the characters do homework together
    • Must involve at least two characters studying outside of class
    • Include a screenshot
    8. Read a manga where a main character attends college, university or grad school
    • State the character and the institution
    9. Read a manga with the tag "School" that has a character that is NOT a student
    • State the character (they must be listed on AniList)
    10. Top of the Class: Read a manga with a mean or average score of 80% or higher

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