2018 Manga Reading Challenge
May

Categories: (Completed) Manga Review

New year... new challenge XD

Here’s my entry on MAL: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1696290&show=50#msg53606931
🎮 Challenge Start Date: January 1, 2018
🎧 Link to your list: http://myanimelist.net/mangalist/yu6
🎧 Link to your Manga+: http://graph.anime.plus/yu6/profile
🎧 Completed Manga (at sign-up): 567
🎧 Difficulty: ★★★★★ Expert: 60 =5 (tier 1)+25 (tier 2)+30 (tier 3)

** Tier 1 ** (5/5)

Type
1. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read a collection of short stories - [Started: Apr 11] [Finished: Apr 12] Persona 2: Innocent Sin Comic Anthology
2. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read an award-winning manga - [Started: Jun 08] [Finished: Jun 08] Tobenai Washi Ouji (Fresh Debut Award Winner)
3. Read a best-selling manga - [Started: Feb 16] [Finished: Mar 01] Hokuto no Ken arrow[1]My review

Creators
4. Read a manga by one of your favorite authors/artists - [Started: Feb 28] [Finished: Feb 28] Epotoransu! Mai
5. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read a manga by a male author/artist - [Started: Apr 11] [Finished: Apr 11] Gekijouban Pocket Monster Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi
6. Read a manga from a magazine with less than 250 titles listed in the database - [Started: Feb 18] [Finished: Feb 27] Et Cetera (Shounen Magazine Monthly - 84)

Dates
7.
Read a manga that started serialization after 2015

Adaptations
8. Read a manga that has been adapted to anime - https://myanimelist.net/manga/243/Kaiketsu_Jouki_Tanteidan

Length
9. Read a completed manga with 15 to 20 chapters in length - [Started: Jan 31] [Finished: Feb 04] Zan
10. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read a manga series you can finish in one day - [Started: Jun 04] [Finished: Jun 04] Dancing Policeman

Stats
11. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read a manga ranked in the top 10,000 - [Started: Jun 01] [Finished: Jun 03] Cyber Blue (Ranked: 9.530)
12. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read a manga with less than 3,000 completed members - [Started: Feb 28] [Finished: Mar 02] Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer
(As of February 28, 2018:  1.565 completed members)

Tags, Themes & Demographics
13. Read a Drama or Romance manga - (Drama) https://myanimelist.net/manga/653
14. Read a Comedy or Slice of Life manga - (Comedy) https://myanimelist.net/manga/1773
15. Read an Action or Adventure manga -
16. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Read a Fantasy or Mystery manga - [Started: May 07] [Finished: May 08] Fairy Tail S (Fantasy)

Challenge & MAL related
17. Read a manga recommended to you by another participant in the discussion thread - https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1697310&show=900#msg54906166
18. Read a manga that another participant has completed for this challenge - Link their post here, state their username and the item number they used the anime for

Miscellaneous
19. Read a manga which title starts with the first letter of your username - [Started: Feb 25] [Finished: Feb 27] Yaotsukumo
20. vinkje_tcm516-198883[1] Start and catch up to the current chapter of an ongoing manga - [Started: Apr 07] Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Arc-V

** Tier 2 ** (25/25)

Type
21. Read a web manga or 4-koma manga - [Started: Feb 08] [Finished: Feb 17] Doujin Work
22. Read a manhua or a manhwa - [Started: Jan 5] [Finished: Jan 6] Chicken Cutlet Princess

Creators
23. Read a manga by an author/artist you don't know - [Started: Feb 4] [Finished: Feb 4] Crazy Girl
24. Read a manga by a female author/artist - [Started: Feb 28] [Finished: Feb 28] Air Koi
25. Read a manga from a magazine with less than 150 titles listed in the database - [Started: Feb 4] [Finished: Feb 7] Bullet Armors (Gessan – 63)
26. Read a manga serialized in a shoujo magazine - [Started: Mar 12] [Finished: Mar 12] Meru Meru Mail
27. Read a manga serialized in a shounen magazine - [Started: Mar 02] [Finished: Mar 11] Magico
28. Read a manga published in the same magazine in which your favorite one was serialized - [Started: Mar 14] [Finished: Mar 15] Developers - Mobile Suit Gundam Before One Year War
(Favorite: Kidou Senshi Gundam: C.D.A. - Wakaki Suisei no Shouzou - Magazine: Gundam Ace)

Dates
29. Read a manga that started serialization before 2005 - [Started: Apr 05] [Finished: Apr 10] Dengeki! Pikachu

Adaptations
30. Read a manga that has been adapted to live-action - [Started: Mar 16] [Finished: Mar 16] Hoshi no Koe
31. Read a manga one shot that became a prototype for a longer series - [Started: Apr 20] [Finished: Apr 20] SWOT

Length
32 Read a completed manga with 30 to 60 chapters in length - [Started: Apr 30] [Finished: May 03] SE

Stats
33. Read a manga ranked in the top 5,000 - [Started: Mar 02] [Finished: Apr 15] Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (Ranked: 437)
34. Read a manga with less than 1,500 completed members - [Started: Jan 10] [Finished: Jan 10] Pocket Monsters Kin Gin: Golden Boys
(As of January 010, 2018: 243 completed members)
35. Read one of the highest rated and completed manga titles from another challenge participant - [Started: May 04] [Finished: May 04] Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de.
(Username: Blank_X - Score: 9 - Link to the form: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1696290&show=50#msg53607606 )

Tags, Themes & Demographics
36. Read a Sports or Games manga - [Started: Jan 07] [Finished: Jan 14] Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal
37. Read a Historical or Military manga - [Started: Apr 30] [Finished: Apr 30] Kidou Senshi Gundam: Acguy Hokubei Oudan 2250 Miles
38. Read a Sci-Fi or Horror manga - [Started: Apr 20] [Finished: Apr 26]  Mobile Suit Gundam: The Gihren Assassination Plot (Sci-Fi)
39. Read a Psychological or Supernatural manga - [Started: Jan 07] [Finished: Feb 16] Hellsing (Supernatural)
40. Read a manga about something related to Japanese culture
41. Read a manga that takes place outside of Japan, but in the real world - [Started: Apr 02] [Finished: Apr 02] Saint Seiya: Episode Zero (Sanctuary - Greece)
42. Read a manga with a child MC - [Started: Jan 10] [Finished: Jan 10] Pokémon the Movie XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie
43. Read a manga with a cast mostly of one gender -

Challenge & MAL related
44. Read an active MAL staff member's favorite manga
45. Read a manga that was recently reviewed - [Started: Jan 07] [Finished: Jan 29] Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=267809
46. Read a featured manga - Link to the article in which it was mentioned
47. Read a manga from the ones listed under manga relations in the Hidden Gems of Manga club

Miscellaneous
48. Read a manga with a protagonist with an unnatural hair color - [Started: Apr 29] [Finished: Apr 29] Turn A Gundam: Tsuki no Kaze
49. Read a manga with a protagonist who shares your hair color - [Started: Apr 15] [Finished: May 26] Excel Saga
50. Read a manga with a one word title - [Started: Apr 22] [Finished: Apr 24] Swot

** Tier 3 ** (30/30)

Type
51. Read a gekiga manga - [Started: Aug 11] [Finished: Aug 11] Lady Snowblood - Gaiden
52. Read a light novel

Creators
53.  Read a manga written by someone from the Year 24 Group - [Started: Aug 22] [Finished: Aug 22] Hatshepsut
54. Read a manga by an author and artist duo - [Started: Feb 27] [Finished: Feb 27] Mahoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto
55. Read a manga from a magazine with less than 100 titles listed in the database - [Started: Jan 10] [Finished: Jan 10] Pokémon Try Adventure (CoroCoro Comic - 90)
56. Read a manga serialized in a josei magazine
57. Read a manga serialized in a seinen magazine - [Started: Jun 24] [Finished: Jun 27] Majime na Jikan
58.  Read a manga published in an online magazine - [Started: Aug 20] [Finished: Aug 21] Akarui Sekai Keikaku
59. Read a manga of a demographic that can apply to you - [Started: Jul 04] [Finished: Jul 04] Taiyou no Uta (Josei)
60.  Read a manga of a demographic that does not apply to you - [Started: Aug 20] [Finished: Aug 20]  Get! (Shounen)

Dates
61. Read a manga that started serialization before 1995 - [Started: Mar 16] [Finished: Mar 18] Kidou Senshi Gundam: Silhouette Formula 91
62. Read a manga that started serialization the year you joined MAL - [Started: May 02] [Finished: May 03] Color

Adaptations
63.  Read a manga that has been adapted to drama CD - [Started: Aug 22] [Finished: Aug 22] Heaven's Door
64. Read a manga adapted from light novel, video game or original anime - [Started: May 03] [Finished: May 04] Super Mario Adventures: Mario no Daibouken
65.  Read a manga based on a one-shot that got serialized - [Started: Aug 19] [Finished: Aug 19] Medaka Box

Length
66. Read a completed manga with 80 to 100 chapters in length - [Started: Jun 12] [Finished: Jun 24] Sesuji wo Pin! to: Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso

Stats
67. Read a manga ranked in the top 1,500 [Started: May 16] [Finished: May 31] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Ranked: 50)
68. Read a manga with less than 750 completed members - [Started: Jan 7] [Finished: Jan 8] Pocket Monsters Emerald: Chousen!! Battle Frontier
(As of January 07, 2018: 189 completed members)
69. Read a manga with a score of or above 8.0 in MyAnimeList - [Started: Mar 30] [Finished: Apr 04] Kanata kara
70. Read a manga with more users listed in PTR than Completed - [Started: Apr 03] [Finished: Apr 04] Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beyond the Time (Completed: 79 - PTR: 92)

Tags, Themes & Demographics
71. Read a manga about food, music or art - [Started: Apr 26] [Finished: Apr 29] Bambino! (Food)
72.  Read a manga that has a main character that is a professional in his field - [Started: Aug 19] [Finished: Aug 20] Mail (Private detective)
73. Read a manga with a non-human main character - [Started: Mar 19] [Finished: Apr 02] Crash Bandicoot Dansu! de Jump! na Daibouken (MC: Crash a bandicoot)
74. Read a manga based on real event or person - [Started: Apr 17] [Finished: Apr 17] FC Barcelona Monogatari (Person: Lionel Messi)
75.  Read a manga with an adult MC - [Started: Jul 10] [Finished: Aug 19] Planetes
76. Read a manga that takes place in Japan - [Started: May 26] [Finished: May 28] Kakukaku Shikajika
77. Read a manga that has a main character of gender opposite to the demographic - For example male lead in shoujo manga or female lead in seinen manga

Challenge & MAL related
78. Read a manga recommended to you by a challenge staff member - [Started: May 05] [Finished: May 13] Bokurano
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1697310&show=900#msg55014619
79. Read a manga with no reviews - [Started: Mar 12] [Finished: Mar 14] +α no Tachiichi
80. Read a manga suggested by MAL or by Anime+ -  [Started: Apr 15] [Finished: Apr 18] Lodoss-tou Senki: Deedlit Monogatari

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Miscellaneous
81. Read a manga from a random TVTropes page - [Started: Jun 05] [Finished: Jul 25] Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
(Joshikousei - refer specifically to cute high school girls wearing Sailor Fuku | Link: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Joshikousei)
82. Read a manga recommended to one of your favorite manga - Make a note of which manga it was recommended to
83. Read a manga that is related to something you have previously read - [Started: Apr 18] [Finished: Apr 19] Shaman King Zero (Related to Shaman King and Shaman King Flowers)
84. Read a manga with a number in the title - [Started: Apr 19] [Finished: Apr 20] U19
85. Re-read a manga

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