Anime licensing companies in the west are often stuck with trying out their prediction abilities to guess what of the latest crop of anime will be a hit. It’s one thing to look at the upcoming anime and point out what you’re interested in. It’s another thing altogether to be able to predict what will be a hit across fandom. On that note, I challenge you, my readers, to a game of Fantasy Anime League!
The game runs pretty similarly to that of the Fantasy Football games, except at a much simpler level. Pick 5 anime and one benched anime out of those just airing this season and watch as they rack up points by how many people are watching it (plus a bunch of other factors).
Meh, I’m bigging it up a bit too much here to the point that it almost sounds daunting. It’s pretty effortless task once you’ve picked your team. Beyond that, the tactics mostly consist of making sure your benched anime is not scoring more than one of your main ones and swapping them round when it does. I will give you one piece of advice though. When you pick your anime first, make sure that the anime on your bench is the one that airs last, usually a Noitamina timeslot anime. If you left that on your starting team, it would be 2-3 weeks before it actually got any points, a standard noob mistake. The airing dates are all on Chartfags Amazing Chart so that’s not too much of a bother. Oh, and you will need a MAL account to participate, but most people have one anyway and if you don’t, they’re pretty easy to set up.
Anywho, hope I can convince at least 3 others to join me this season. Especially you! Yes you, reading this text. You’ll know it’s you if you grin reading this line.