MAL Anime Watching Challenge 2016 List!


As I mentioned briefly in my post yesterday, this year I am attempting the MyAnimeList Anime Watching Challenge. This involves me watching 50 shows each of which must fulfil a certain criteria.

As an additional challenge for myself, I’m going to try to write something, whether that be a review, discussion piece or anything else on every anime I finish in the challenge.

The list below has been divided up into different categories and I will be updating as I decide what I’m watching and then again when I’ve watched it. Check out the gallery at the top of the page to see what I’ve finished so far!

Type
» Watch a movie – When Marnie was There
» Watch a short anime – Shelter
» Watch an ONABrotherhood: Final Fantasy XV
» Watch an award-winning work – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time / Anime of the Year 2007, Tokyo Anime Award Festival

Creators
» Watch an anime with a character voiced by one of your favorite seiyuuMy Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO – Ayane Sakura
» Watch an anime by the same director/composer/studio as one of your favorites anime – Ao no Exorcist / Hiroyuki Sawano, composer
» Watch an anime by a director/composer/studio you don’t know

Years
» Watch an anime that started airing the same year the user above/below you joined MAL
» Watch an anime that started airing the same season you joined MAL– Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
» Watch an anime which began airing between 1981 and 1990Akira
» Watch an anime which began airing between 1991 and 2000Neon Genesis Evangelion

Tags, Themes & Demographics
» Watch an anime with a main cast mainly of one gender  Prince of Stride 
» Watch an anime with adults as the main cast
» Watch an anime that focuses on non-romantic relationships
» Watch an anime that focuses on a couple with a romantic relationshipGolden Time
» Watch an anime with children as the main cast
» Watch an anime with a non-human main character -Haibane Renmei
» Watch an anime about food, music or art – Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
» Watch a Historical, Military or Police animeActive Raid
» Watch a Sci-Fi, Space or Mecha animeDimension W / Sci-Fi
» Watch a Dementia, Horror, Demons or Vampire anime – Ajin
» Watch a Mystery, Thriller or Psychological anime – Ergo Proxy / Psychological, Mystery
» Watch a Sports, Martial Arts, Cars or Games anime – Haikyu!!
» Watch a Super Powers, Fantasy or Supernatural anime – Boku dake ga Inai Machi / Supernatural
» Watch a Harem, Ecchi, Shoujo Ai or Shounen Ai anime – Strike the Blood / Ecchi
» Watch an anime that is tagged with a genre you dislike
» Watch an anime that has a main character that is a professional in his fieldNew Game (video game designer)
» Watch an anime with an archetype as a main character
» Watch an anime with a target demographic that does not apply to you
» Watch an anime with a target demographic that can apply to you Black Bullet / Seinen
» Watch an anime with a main character that is not Japanese –

Adaptations
» Watch an anime one-/two-/three-cours (or more) in length (easy/medium/hard)
» Watch an anime that has been adapted to live action – Death Note
» Watch an original animeK
» Watch an anime adapted from a novel, light novel or video game – Baccano! / Light Novel
» Watch an anime adapted from a manga with a score of 8.0 or higher – Spice and Wolf

Stats
» Watch an anime with a score of 7.0 or below – School Days / 6.28 (on 8th January)
» Watch an anime ranked in the Top 300 – Bakemonogatari / 142 (on 8th January)
» Watch a highly rated and completed anime from another challenger who posted on the same page you signed up on – Hyouka
» Watch an anime with less than 10k completed members – Taifuu no Noruda / 3728 (on the 15th January)

Challenge & MAL related
» Watch an anime recommended to you by another Anime Watching Challenge participant
» Watch an anime that another user has watched for this challenge
» Watch a staff member’s favorite anime
» Watch an anime that was recently reviewed

Miscellaneous
» Re-watch an anime Angel Beats!
» Watch an anime that starts with the same last letter as your username- Nichijou
» Choose a random trope from TVTropes and watch an anime listed under the trope – Elfen Lied / The End of the World as We Know It
» Choose an anime from the predictive search using a generated random word – Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru / ‘Investigation’
» Watch an anime that has been on your Plan to Watch list for too long – Shinsekai Yori
» Watch an anime with a protagonist that shares your hair color

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