Anime Bingo Challenge: Spring 2019

Discussion in 'General Anime Discussion' started by MistLiigh, Mar 30, 2019.


Which of these anime should we group watch?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2019.
  1. Escaflowne

    3 vote(s)
  2. Excel Saga

    3 vote(s)
  3. The Flying House

    1 vote(s)
  4. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

    5 vote(s)
  5. Giant Killing

    2 vote(s)
  6. Gokusen

    4 vote(s)
  7. Golden Kamuy

    8 vote(s)
  8. Keijo!!!!!!!!

    9 vote(s)
  9. Laid-Back Camp

    9 vote(s)
  10. Land of the Lustrous

    7 vote(s)
  11. Major Season 1

    4 vote(s)
  12. My Love Story!!

    4 vote(s)
  13. Paranoia Agent

    11 vote(s)
  14. Serial Experiments Lain

    12 vote(s)
  15. Tetsujin 28-gou (1980)

    0 vote(s)
  16. Wolf's Rain

    4 vote(s)
  17. Yurikuma Arashi

    4 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MistLiigh

    MistLiigh Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the Anime-Planet Anime Bingo Challenge!
    Can you handle these ABCs?

    This is an event that I intend to hold each anime season, as both a competition and a way to hopefully encourage people to keep up their anime watching and maybe try a couple of shows they wouldn’t have watched otherwise. In addition, contribution to the A-P community through discussions, reviews, and recommendations are highly encouraged!

    Beginning of season: April 1st, 2019
    Series must be completed no later than: June 30th, 2019
    Claims must be posted no later than: July 1st, 2019

    The Rules
    All you have to do to sign up is post in this thread requesting a bingo card at any time prior to the last two weeks of the season (of course, the sooner the better)! Then, as soon as I’m able, I will respond with an image of a randomly generated 5x5 bingo card (with free space) filled with anime watching tasks, which you should bookmark for your convenience.

    Then throughout the season, you can claim squares for tasks that you’ve completed during the season by posting here, listing what square(s) you are claiming and any information necessary to verify the task; unless stated otherwise in the task descriptions below, this will simply be a link to the Anime-Planet entry for the anime you watched. Note that for an anime to count towards a task, you must have both started and finished the series and posted your claim between the beginning of the season and the deadline at the end of the season (listed above). Also, you can only claim any given anime for a single task, and can’t change your claims once they’ve been approved, so choose carefully!

    Each square you claim on your bingo card (free space excluded) will earn you 1 point. Each bingo (5-in-a-row in any direction: horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) will net you an extra 5 bonus points, and if you can manage to claim every space on your card, then you’ll score another 20 bonus points! So with 24 tasks, 12 possible bingos, and the “black-out” bonus, each card can be worth as many as 104 points!

    But that doesn’t mean you can only earn 104 points per season; if you like, at any time after claiming at least one bingo bonus or at least 10 spaces regardless of bingos, you may request a new card to begin on! However, note that you can only have one active card at a time, and once you’ve been given a new card, you can’t go back and make any claims on a previous one. There are no re-rolls, you get whatever you’re given, so make sure you’re ready for anything! Also, you can't carry a card over from one season to another, so make sure you claim everything you can before the deadline!

    Throughout the season, you can choose to spend your points on certain rewards, detailed in the “Rewards” section below. You’ll also receive a badge image you can display on your profile, created by our own @FriendlyDemon, and of course bragging rights!

    The Tasks
    The tasks that will appear on your bingo card mostly require watching anime. Music videos and anime with the “shorts” tag are no longer allowed, but otherwise any anime with a listing on this site will do, so long as it meets any conditions specified by the task. So if the task is to “Watch an anime from the 90’s,” for example, it doesn’t matter if it’s a full TV series, OVAs, or even a movie, as long as it aired during the 90’s and has an entry on this site. Likewise, if a time period isn’t specified, then it doesn’t have to be a new show from the current season (though it can be)!

    Instead of the letters “B-I-N-G-O,” the columns on your card will be labeled with the letters “A-N-I-M-E.” Each column has a different theme for its tasks, which will be described in more detail below. Note that some tasks may show up more than once on the same card, but you must still complete two separate anime to claim two spaces, even if they are the same task!

    Column A - Age & Source
    The tasks in this column will ask you to choose an anime based on either when it was released or what type of source material it was adapted from. This information can typically be found on the anime’s page here on A-P: when it aired at the top of the page, and the source among its tags.

    Column N - (k)Now Your Genres
    This column is all about genres, everything from shounen and shoujo to action and sci-fi! All of these genres can be found in the tags on the anime’s entry here, and it must have the matching tag in order to be claimed, so make sure to check beforehand!

    Column I - I’ve heard of that!
    This column’s tasks tend to be a little less restrictive than the previous two; most of the tasks simply ask you to watch an anime that was made by a well-known studio, whose catalogs you can browse here (it doesn’t matter if there’s more than one studio listed for the series, as long as the one assigned is in the list). However, there are also a couple of oddballs whose rules are worth reading below… Remember too that this column will have your free space!

    • Watch an anime under recommendation (For this one, you’ll need to make a post in this thread asking for a recommendation from your fellow ABCers! Make sure to note any no-go’s or must-haves, and quote the response with the recommendation you chose when you claim the square. The more specific you are, the better recommendations you’ll get! When giving recommendations, please try to take the receiver’s list into account and avoid recommending something they’ve already seen.)
    • Watch an anime you’ve never seen (This one’s almost as good as another free space! Just watch any anime that you haven’t already seen before, as long as you’re not claiming it for any other space.)
    • Watch an anime by Gainax
    • Watch an anime by Bones
    • Watch an anime by Production I.G.
    • Watch an anime by MADHOUSE
    • Watch an anime by Shaft
    • Watch an anime by Studio Deen
    • Watch an anime by J.C. Staff
    • Watch an anime by A-1 Pictures
    • Watch an anime by Sunrise
    • Watch an anime by Toei Animation

    Column M - Make A-P Better!
    Column M is all about contributing to the Anime-Planet community with reviews, recommendations, and discussion! All reviews MUST follow all site rules and guidelines, and should generally only be made for series you have either completed or dropped. Similarly, recommendations must be given with some sort of logic. Please don’t make more work for sothis and the mod team by submitting low-quality reviews or spam recommendations just to claim a space. Repeat offenders may find themselves banned from future seasons of ABC.

    Take note that the tasks in this column are the exception to a few rules: you can claim a review or recommendation (or both!) for an anime you’re also claiming for a different space or for anime not normally allowed for claiming (such as music videos and shorts), you can claim multiple recommendations for the same series (obviously the other end of the recommendation must be different for each one), and you simply need to submit the review or recommendation during the current season; these do not have to be anime you watched during the season (though it certainly helps if you’ve seen it recently!). When you claim one of these spaces, please include a link to the specific review you’re claiming for a review task, or your recommendations page (not the anime’s) for a recommendations task (and a list of the specific recommendations claimed). Note that two-way recommendations count as 2 separate recommendations.

    The only task in this column where you’ll be claiming the anime itself is “Group-watch an anime,” a special watch task that asks you to watch the anime together with one or more other users and discuss it! Note that this does not have to be a simul-watch; it is perfectly acceptable for each participant to watch on their own time and simply share their thoughts in the anime’s discussion thread. This can include participation in one of the official ABC group watches (more details below), a group watch coordinated through the Find Your Anime Buddy thread or another AP club (such as DTAB or ALG), or a personal group-watch with one or more other Anime-Planet users. Please note, per-episode impressions and other specific discussion (especially anything that might require a spoiler tag) should go in the specific anime’s discussion thread, not here!

    • Write a public review for an anime
    • Add 2 recommendations for anime
    • Write a public review or add 2 recommendations for anime
    • Group-watch an anime (See above for rules)

    Column E - Everything Else
    This column is something of a catch-all for tasks that don’t quite fit in the other columns, so there’s a bit of variety, and a likely place for new additions down the road!

    • Watch an anime with less than 10 episodes
    • Watch a 10+ episode anime
    • Watch a 20+ episode anime
    • Re-watch an anime you’ve seen before
    • Watch an anime with short episodes (12 minute episodes or less, matching the “Short Episodes” tag)
    • Watch an anime movie
    • Watch an anime rated 2 stars or less
    • Watch an anime from your dropped list (you have to finish it to claim this space! If you have nothing on your dropped list, you can default to your stalled or won’t watch lists. If you’re diligent enough to have nothing in any of these lists but still really want to claim this space, then post here explaining this situation and get a recommendation for a show you’ll want to drop!)

    ABC Group Watches
    Starting this season, we will be organizing a series of group watches for various anime, suggested and chosen by our fellow ABCers! No one is required to participate, but all are encouraged to join if they have the time!

    At the beginning of the season (tentatively for the first week, depending upon how many suggestions we get), we will accept suggestions for potential group watches! Suggestions must be allowable claims under the rules of the game (i.e. in the AP database, and not a music video or short). Please limit yourself to ~3 suggestions, maybe 4 if a couple of them are movies. Ideal suggestions should meet most if not all of the following criteria:
    • Eligible to be claimed for a variety of different tasks
    • A reasonable length, most often either a movie or a series with 26 episodes or less (though a few longer series may make the cut if they appeal to enough people)
    • Have a wide appeal, so many people will want to watch or re-watch it
    • Be finished airing, and have no prerequisites to viewing (such as prior seasons) unless they were also group watched for a recent ABC season

    Once the suggestion window is closed, assuming there are more suggestions than we can reasonably squeeze into one season, a poll will be added to the thread with all suggestion, where you will be able to vote for one week on which options you would be most interested in! Once the poll closes, I will put together a schedule using as many of the top-voted shows as reasonably possible; most likely, I will set 2 series at a time for 3 episodes per week, with a movie or similar scattered here and there on weekends. These groups will also be posted in the FYAB thread, so others outside of ABC can also join in the fun!

    When the scheduled start date arrives for a group watch you're interested in, simply watch at your convenience, trying to stick relatively close to the prescribed pace if possible, and post your thoughts in the anime's discussion thread. Don't worry too much if you fall behind: the pace is meant more as a guideline than a rule. The goal is simply to enjoy watching the series and discussing it with others who have it fresh in their minds, there is no penalty for finishing late (or early), dropping out, or even not participating in the first place; think of this more as a community event than a part of the game.

    Once the series is completed, you can then claim it for any eligible space on your bingo card just like anything else you watch. As long as you contributed to the discussion, the space you claim can be a “Group-watch an anime” space!

    Spring 2019 Group Watch Schedule
    Series - ~1 episode every other day or 3.5 per week


    At the end of the season, in addition to bragging rights for the top-scoring players, all players who earn at least 1 point will be given a badge image created by @FriendlyDemon, showing your username, final score, and overall ranking amongst all players! The top three scorers will have their ranking colored gold, silver, or bronze respectively, as an extra little bonus! Show it off in your profile and/or forum signature (or don’t, we can’t force you)! Of course we ask that you please link to the thread, preferably through the following link that will always point to the current season’s thread:

    The prestige of having points is great, but sometimes, you just want to spend them! Luckily, we have a few ways you can do just that:

    10 points - You get to take control of either @MistLiigh’s, @FriendlyDemon’s, or @AngelBeatsYui's forum signature! Put whatever you like below every one of their posts for a minimum of 1 week, subject to the following limitations:
    • All content must be PG-13 and follow all site rules and guidelines
    • Excessively tall content must be placed in a spoiler tag
    • Your content will be in addition to any other content the chosen user decides to keep in their signature (club banners, etc.). You may not ask them to remove such content.
    • The user whose sig is being affected has the final say on what is allowable and may veto any content they deem unreasonable; we will certainly try to let you have your fun, but these decisions are final. Points will not be deducted until the content is agreed upon.

    Varies - Force @FriendlyDemon or @AngelBeatsYui to watch an anime of your choosing, which must be finished before the end of the season (within reason of course)! The cost for this is mostly based on length: 3 points for a movie or a series up to 6 episodes, 8 points for as many as 13 episodes, and a series up to 26 episodes is 20 points. Each episode beyond 26 up to 50 adds 1 point, 2 points per episode from 51 to 100, and 3 points per episode beyond 100. If this is a re-watch of an anime they have already seen and rated 2 stars or less, multiply the point cost by 1.5 (rounding up to the nearest whole point), or by 2 if their rating is 1 or less.
    If choosing FriendlyDemon, you can also take priority, forcing her to finish within a week (again, within reason) by doubling the point cost, or for 2.5 times the cost you can jump straight to the front of the line, ahead of everything else on her list! However, only one person can take priority at a time, once anyone has purchased this reward with priority you’ll have to wait until she’s finished to give her another priority viewing!
    She has also requested two special exceptions to the normal point costs. In her own words:
    Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer another reward!

    Want to help spread the word about the Anime Bingo Challenge? Well, our fantastic feathery friend @TurkeyGami has generously created a pair of banners just for us! Just include one of the BBCodes below in your signature to tell everyone you know your ABC's! (Credit to @OneCraftyLady for the ultra-thin banner!)



    Last edited: May 7, 2019
  2. MistLiigh

    MistLiigh Well-Known Member

    And of course I’ll be playing too! Here is my card as an example:

    @FriendlyDemon has generously volunteered her time to help me keep up with this, so treat her word as having the same authority over the game as mine!

    Also, please note: We are currently aware of an issue beyond our control with the bingo card generator we use, which has been causing new markings of the A1 square not to persist. We will still have these claims recorded and it will still show up on the image of your card, but since we are only human and thus make the occasional mistake, please let us know if your claimed A1 square appears to become unmarked on your card image or if it appears that we may have missed the points for a bingo with this square because of it.
    For those of you returning from the Winter season, first off thank you for coming back! Second, there have been a number of changes, which are summarized below:
    • ”Watch an anime that aired less than 1 year ago” has been changed to “Watch an anime that aired last year” to keep verification simple regardless of season.
    • ”Watch an anime based on a light novel” is now “Watch an anime based on a novel or light novel” to give you a few more options.
    • Eroge have been removed from the list of options for “Watch an anime based on a game” because they are all visual novels as well
    • In the N column, the mystery and thriller genres have been combined on one task, because it came to my attention that there were only 2 pages of anime with the thriller tag; mystery seemed like the most natural fit
    • New tasks were added to the N column: one for the action genre, and a BL or GL task which allows you to choose your preference between the six tags that fall under these blanket terms (BL, GL, shounen-ai, shoujo-ai, yaoi, and yuri).
    • The M column has seen some substantial changes: time-frames for the series have been removed, 3 recommendations has been changed to 2 to keep things simpler with two-way recs, and there is a new “Group-watch an anime” task which asks you to watch an anime together with other users (not necessarily simultaneously) and discuss it in the specific anime thread! Ironically, the number of possible tasks has been reduced to keep a reasonable likelihood of getting this task at least once for a tiny bit more variety.
    • The E column tasks “Watch a 10-13 episode anime” and “Watch a 22-26 episode anime” have been replaced with three new tasks: “Watch an anime with 10 episodes or less,” “Watch a 10+ episode anime,” and “Watch a 20+ episode anime” to ensure all possibilities are covered.

    • Anime of the Music Video type or with the “shorts” tag are no longer being accepted for tasks requiring you to watch an anime (you can, however, still claim reviews and recommendations for them!)
    • From now on, “Watch an anime from the current season” can only be claimed for entries that explicitly list the season or at minimum a month within the season.
    • Some minor clarifications have been added here and there in the initial post for things that came up frequently.

    New Stuff!!
    • There are a few rewards now! At the moment it is only controlling my or @FriendlyDemon’s forum signature, and forcing @FriendlyDemon to watch an anime of your choice. We hope to be able to add more to this list in the future.
    • We’ll be doing official ABC group watches! Details are in the initial post, but essentially they will work like most FYAB buddy groups (and be posted there so others can join as well), most likely be two at a time with a pace of 3 episodes per week, and will be chosen by user submission and voting! No one is required to participate, but we hope you’ll join us :)
    To start off our submission list for the new official ABC group watches, I’m gonna put out these suggestions:
    • Land of the Lustrous: For me, this is a criminally under-watched gem (no pun intended), which a lot of people are put off from due to its CG animation. I’m here to tell you: it’s freakin’ gorgeous and could never have happened in any other way, Studio Orange has delivered the most beautiful full CG series I’ve seen in anime to-date, and it builds on the manga’s amazing story and complex characters in every way.
    • Keijo!!!!!!!!: Yes, all of those exclamation points are part of the title. This is one I’ve wanted to give a chance for some time; as far as I can tell, this sounds like the Jojo’s of ecchi sports anime, and I want to see just how over the top it goes.
  3. AngelBeatsYui

    AngelBeatsYui Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    I'm up for participating again x
    MistLiigh and FriendlyDemon like this.
  4. Thrawn


    Posted by Thrawn on Mar 30, 2019
    I'll take another one, even though I didn't watch much of anything last season.
    MistLiigh and FriendlyDemon like this.
  5. Nicknames

    Nicknames Database Moderator

    Count me in! (but don't expect me to be on the top 3. I'll just focus on clearing my backlog this time)

    I also happen to have a few suggestions:

    - Paranoia Agent (Let's groupwatch some mindfuck shows!)
    - Gankutsuou: The Count of Montecristo (AKA Alexandre Dumas on acid)
    - Gokusen (or as some people call it, genderswapped GTO)
    KarinXOXO, MistLiigh, Thrawn and 2 others like this.
  6. hell0emi

    hell0emi Well-Known Member

    I’ll try this, this time. I wasn’t brave enough to post in the forums at the start of last season soooo :’)
  7. StanOfFandom

    StanOfFandom Well-Known Member

    I'll throw my hat in the ring ig and give it a try. Sign me up :duck:
  8. FriendlyDemon

    FriendlyDemon Well-Known Member

    Obviously, I am also in so don't forget about me! I can't wait to be "forced" to watch some anime so I hope everyone makes lots of points!
    MistLiigh and Nicknames like this.
  9. Starletka

    Starletka Well-Known Member

  10. OneCraftyLady

    OneCraftyLady Well-Known Member

    I'll take a card! ^_^
  11. Fluffs

    Fluffs Database Moderator

    Me, me, me I want in!
    I got so many things planned already
  12. NinjaPirate101

    NinjaPirate101 Database Moderator

    I'm all in again as well! <3 Thank you for continuing this challenge! It was so fun and I actually got a lot more anime finished than I thought I would! ^_^
  13. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Mar 30, 2019
    I'm in again, hope I can achieve more points than I did last time. I really dropped off lol
  14. MistLiigh

    MistLiigh Well-Known Member

    Woohoo, sign-ups are poppin'! That's still a thing the hip cats say, right?

    And so last season's second sign-up becomes this season's first!

    If there's anything you've watched, you can still make your winter claims until Monday :o

    Pretty sure that's what you said you were doing last season too XD

    Thank you for your suggestions, I'll add them to the list shortly :)

    That makes you the first new player of the season, welcome aboard! You'll find the people here tend to be a pretty friendly lot lol.
    Just bookmark this link, and the card will update as your claims are approved throughout the season!

    Welcome to the game Stan, glad to have you :) Like I said to emi ^right above this,^ just bookmark this link and you're good to go!

    Welcome back, and thanks again for helping out! Have fun with the rewards people buy XD

    That's okay, we're just glad to have you back! I'm afraid you didn't get your BL space though :o

    Thank you for your suggestions (I approve XD), they'll be added to the list shortly!

    Here you go! Let me know if you want the modified link that works in img tags for your profile, if the default X's are okay lol

    Lol Let's hope your card will work with those plans!

    Welcome back, I'm glad you had fun last time and hope you will again!

    There's still time to get those Winter claims in if you hurry :o Claim those seasonals! XD
  15. hell0emi

    hell0emi Well-Known Member

    Eep. Thanks! I’m looking forward to playing. Think I’ll be spending tomorrow planning what to watch for my tasks 0:)
  16. Fluffs

    Fluffs Database Moderator


    I need recommendations, pls be nice

    GROUPWATCH RECOMMENDATION: Idk if we can recommend movies, but what about My Neighbor Totoro?
  17. Nicknames

    Nicknames Database Moderator

    To recommend Thirsty Girl is Thirsty For Her Dumbass Classmate But She's Too Awkward To Ask Him Out Directly or to not recommend it... :thinking:

    MistLiigh and Fluffs like this.
  18. feinraf

    feinraf Well-Known Member

    I'd like to join again please!
  19. trottolina

    trottolina Well-Known Member

    I’d like to join please.
  20. MistLiigh

    MistLiigh Well-Known Member

    Yes please, suggest movies for group watches! They're a great option for some of the busier players who may find group-watching a series over multiple weeks difficult. I will add this one to the list!

    Welcome back, hope you enjoy :)

    And joined you are! Just bookmark this link, and it will be updated as your claims get approved!

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