AWC: September 2019 Challenge


Monthly Challenge: September 2019

Diana Cavendish from Little Witch Academia
Badges designed by Electrochemist

Rewards: 2 Challenge Points & Badges

Easy Mode: 1 Challenge Point & Easy Badge
Hard Mode: All Easy Mode Rewards, 1 Challenge Point & Hard Badge

  • Hard Mode: The total runtime of all anime you watch added together must be a minimum of 1500 minutes.

  • You can watch each anime at any time during September, but you must submit your completed challenge before the deadline

  • 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 started before September
  • 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”
  • 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

Time Limit

  • September 1st 2019, 00:01 UTC — September 30th 2019, 23:59 UTC

  • 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: September Monthly 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

  • Challenges must be submitted by September 30th, 2019 23:59 UTC

Formatting for challenge submissions must include the following information:

  1. 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.

Recommendation Bot

We have an AWC Recommendation bot - and it is enabled for this challenge!

Have you been having a hard time trying to figure out which anime 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 anime 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 hours). Once it sees your entry it will check for all anime in your Plan to Watch list and advises you (in the form of a reply) on which of your anime fit a given requirement (if any). As a bonus, the app will also check your Completed anime list for Genre Challenge Easy-Mode completion.

This bot is still in beta. This comes with the usual baggage... Here's the fine-detail that you should know:
1. Accuracy: The bot can only recommend anime 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 failing 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

September 2019: Books & Academia

    1. Classic Novels: Watch an anime with the format “TV” and the tag “Historical”, “Classic Literature” or “Writing”
    • Required for Easy Mode - You MUST complete this requirement and 4 others.
    2. Watch an anime with the source “Light Novel” or “Novel”
    3. Watch an anime with a scene that takes place inside a library or bookstore
    • Helpful community list of examples: Libraries & Bookstores
    • If it is not on the list, you must provide a screenshot of the library or bookstore scene
    • Please help us improve these lists by adding suggestions!
    4. Genre Scholar: Watch an anime with the same genre as your most read manga genre (by chapters read)
    • For example, if your most read manga genre is “Romance” then watch an anime with the genre “Romance”
    • Provide a screenshot of your manga genre stats page sorted by “Chapters Read”
    • If you have not added any manga to AniList, use your top anime genre sorted by “Time Watched”
    5. Bookworm: Watch an anime with a character that is wearing glasses in their AniList image
    • Monocles and sunglasses are included. Visors, such as Godot's are not included.
    • State the character
    6. Watch an anime with the tag “College”, “Teacher” or… “Chuunibyou”
    7. Scientific Studios: Watch an anime from “Brain’s Base”, “Bones” or “Science Saru”
    8. Unfinished Masterpiece: Watch an anime that features the same character as an anime that has the status “Not Yet Released” or “Cancelled”
    • State the unreleased anime
    • State the character and provide a link to their AniList page
    • The unreleased anime and the anime you watch must be listed on their AniList page
    • The unreleased anime must not have aired or be airing at the time of your submission
    9. Field Research: Watch an anime that another participant is watching for this challenge
    • Provide a screenshot or link to their challenge
    10. AWC Community College: Choose a course to study!
    • Pick one major from the list below and complete the AWC Staff member’s requirement

      ~ AWC Community College ~

East Asian Cinema Studies with Professor Plusho-sensei

Watch an anime with the tag
“Otaku Culture”

Security Engineering and Criminal Justice with C.S Electrochemist

Watch an anime with the tag
“Cyberpunk” or “Police”

Music Production and Performance with Kondor-P

Watch an anime with the tag “Idol”

Forensic Pathology with Medical Examiner Moha

Watch an anime with the tag “Gore”

Applied Sports Science with Coach SAIDO CHESTO anna

Watch an anime with the genre “Sports”

Experimental Physics with Doctor Professor MrMustache

Watch an anime with the tag
“Time Manipulation”

International Relations with Ambassador Skirider7

Watch an anime with the tag “Foreign”

Home Economics with Shokugeki Champion SirFink

Watch an anime with the tag “Food”

Isekai Studies or The Story of the Time I Got Reincarnated as a Badge in the AWC September 2019 Challenge with Truck Driver Kongroo

Watch an anime with the tag “Isekai”

Virtual Exploratory Gender Studies with Cyber-assistant gami

Watch an anime with the tag
“LGBTQ Issues” or “Gender Bending”

Pharmacology with Doctor Crack

Watch an anime with the tag “Drugs”

Higher Mathematics with qeziz-sensei

Watch an anime with the tag “Survival”
or the genre “Horror”

Occult Studies with Spoopy Prof. Quiet

Watch an anime with the tag “Ghost” or “Aliens”

Rambling Philosophical Lectures with Ol' Raycenerr

Watch an anime with the tag “Philosophy”

Biology 101 with Seiza ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Watch an anime with the genre “Hentai”

Freedom of Speech and The Art of Complaining with Dr. Y

Watch an anime with the tag “Satire”

Practical Mythology with Madam Breathesunshine

Watch an anime with the tag
“Mythology” or “Magic”

Machine Learning with MyNameIsProfZach

Watch an anime with the
tag “Artificial Intelligence”

Human Sociology with Eccentric Bot TrapperHell

Watch an anime with the tag
“Dystopian” or “Tragedy”

Games Design with Pro Gamer xRyper

Watch an anime with
the tag “Video Games”

Slice-of-life-ology with Nymh

Watch an anime with the genre “Slice of Life”

Modern Languages with Señorita Kiyo

Watch an anime with the tag “Language Barrier”

Nursery Education with Daycare Teacher Shinoa

Watch an anime with the tag
“Kids” or “Primarily Child Cast”

Quantum Mechanics with <Madoka|42>

Watch an anime with the tag
“Alternate Universe”

Mechanical Engineering with Ace Pilot Reldio

Watch an anime with the genre “Mecha”

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