[CHALLENGE] Watching 50(+) anime in 2018!

Ever look at your ‘Plan to Watch’ list, and think ‘how in the HELL, am I ever going to get through all of that?’. As I log into MyAnimeList to add yet another entry onto mine, I notice I’m nearing 300. 300 ENTRIES, that I want to watch. Help me.


Whilst I originally planned to do MAL’s own anime watching challenge to help me cut it down, their categories left a lot to be desired, and would lead me in some cases to build it up even more (an anime from 1917 – really?!). So, I’ll set my own challenge. This year, I am challenging myself to watch 50 (+) shows from my PTW! The + indicates that I will inevitably be watching sequels (hello Attack on Titan and Bungou Stray Dogs), so they will send me over my threshold. I will also not be counting seasonal shows towards my final count. Oh yeah, I mean business.

I used to randomly select a show from my list. The only time I respun (is that a word? Respan? Spinned again?) was if multiple 50+ episode shows were coming up, or if a sequel appeared. I also included the 2 shows I am currently watching.

So, without further ado…here’s my schedule for the rest of the year! Help me. (Seriously help me if I end up with 48 Slice of Life shows!)

Bold indicates I’m particularly looking forward to watching the show. Italics indicates apprehension. If both – I’m sensing either big disappointment or a big surprise.

  1. Full Metal Alchemist (2003)
  2. Gintama’
  3. Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World Only God Knows)
  4. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae Wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (AnoHana)
  5. Tsurezure Children
  6. .hack//Sign
  7. Saiki Kusuo no -Ψ nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K)
  8. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada Kun and the 7 Witches)
  9. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta? (And you thought there were no girls online?)
  10. Shigurui: Death Frenzy
  11. Orange
  12. Date A Live
  13. Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume’s Book of Friends)
  14. Quanzhi Gaoshou (The King’s Avatar)
  15. Classroom*Crisis
  16. Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude, Where we Are Least Alone
  17. Hentai Ouji to Warawana Neko (The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat)
  18. Hand Shakers (I am devastated).
  19. Youjo Senki (The Saga of Tanya the Evil)
  20. Konbini Kareshi (Convenience Store Boyfriends) 
  21. Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Grimoire of Zero)
  22. Genocyber
  23. Amnesia
  24. Karneval
  25. Keijo!!!!!!!!
  26. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
  27. Fate/Zero
  28. 3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion)
  29. Hoozuki no Reitetsu (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness)
  30. 91 Days
  31. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge (Tanaka-kun is always listless)
  32. Hamatora: The Animation
  33. Mawaru Penguindrum
  34. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Everyday Life with Monster Girls)
  35. Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu
  36. Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockage Battlefront)
  37. Kotoura-San (The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura)
  38. Seikon no Qwaser (The Qwaser of Stigmata)
  39. Bakemonogatari
  40. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
  41. Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita (I Couldn’t be a Hero so I reluctantly Decided to Get a Job)
  42. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying!)
  43. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Life of High School Boys)
  44. Rail Wars!
  45. Ore Monogatari!!! (My Love Story!!!)
  46. Psycho-Pass
  47. Arakawa Under the Bridge
  48. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  49. Level E
  50. Mitsudomoe (Three Way Struggle)

Phew! Luckily, there is plenty of choice, and a lot of things that I’ve been putting off for much longer than I should – so I’m pleased with how this turned out. Of course, it’s only fair, since I’m going to have to watch Hand Shakers…

Now the real challenge, where do I start?!

Let me know what you recommend in the comments, it’s gonna be a long journey.

Until next time!

8 thoughts on “[CHALLENGE] Watching 50(+) anime in 2018!”

  1. There are some really fun ones here that I hope you enjoy. (I won’t mention them, so you won’t have any bias feelings before you watch) Good luck on your challenge.

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  2. Beelzebub… that’s where you start. 😎

    On a serious note; I would start at the top. Otherwise I would just go for all the ones I was most excited about first and leave the ones less exciting till the end and that would suck. Now you have a nice mix I think.

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  3. Great!!! Maybe I’ll do this next year (I’m going to study full time this year)
    About yout list:
    Yamada-kun is beautiful, and it left me curious enough that I added the manga on my to-read list.
    I enjoyed Netoge a lot, but I know it’s a guilty pleasure. Same for Monster Musume, which I loved, and I hope there’ll be a 2nd season someday.
    I binged Danna ga Nani, because it’s so fun and relatable 😀
    Nanatsu is GREAT if you don’t mind the fanservice and how the MC keeps grabbing the girl


  4. The only one on your list I’ve watched is fullmetal alchemist. There are only a couple more on there that i am planning to watch as of yet.

    That said, I love FMA and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    Good luck with your challenge!


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