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AnimeShinbun 12 Days of Christmas 2012 - Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas Competition. =)

As we previously mentioned in the main competition blog for this month, I'll be posting a new blog each day with a set of challenges. While each day will be different, every day will have at least 1 trivia question, and 1 creative challenge. With all of the challenges, you'll collect points just for having taken part and having had a go. Obviously you'll be getting more points in the trivia contests if you actually get it right, and there'll also be bonus points awarded in the creative challenges for people whose efforts are particularly memorable. Being so bad that they're good qualifies as "memorable", so don't worry if you're not at drawing if an art challenge rolls around. ;)

So without further ado, here's today's challenges!

Anime Trivia:
Recently, there's been a number of Japanese voice actors who've become type-cast, in that they always get cast together with characters having some kind of close relationship. Your challenge today? Name me one of these pairs who have already been cast together in yet another anime next year. You'll also need to identify the anime they've been cast in, and at least two past anime in which they've been paired with a relationship.

Trivia answers should be PMed directly to me, and not posted in this blog. You only receive 1 chance to answer each riddle, so be sure of your answer before sending it in!
Correct responses to today's trivia question receive 5 points, less 1 point for every 3 days after this is posted (ie. 4 points from Day 4, 3 points from Day 7, 2 points from Day 10)
Incorrect responses to today's trivia question receive 1 point. Yes, that's right, you get points just for taking part!

Creative Challenge:
Here's something a little different for you. Today, I'd like you to write a letter to Santa as if you were your favorite anime or manga character. It can be as long or as short as you like, but be aware that overly short attempts might not be considered as being "a reasonable go". If any are posted in this thread which we feel are too short, we'll let you know. As a rough rule of thumb, aim for at least a paragraph.

Creative responses should be posted directly to this blog. Unlike the trivia challenges, you may modify your entry as many times as you like, or until the system no longer lets you edit it anyway.
Creative challenges are challenges of creativity and not of skill. Points will be awarded based on your ideas more than on your skill at executing them (ie. don't worry if you can't draw or write well, you can still get big points!)
Memorable responses to today's creative challenge will receive between 3 and 5 points (at our discretion)
Anyone who has "a reasonable go" at today's challenge (again, at our discretion) will receive 2 points.

If you have any questions about today's challenges, please post them here.

Good luck everyone!

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koga881991d ago

Quick question, does the winter season count as next year?

Archaic1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

It's a 2012/2013 season, so I'll count it (honestly can't think of anything off the top of my head from that season which starts this month anyway). Has to be something starting from that season or later though. Ongoing anime only allowed if it's newly introduced characters from that season on.

koga881991d ago

Dear Santa,

My name is Aikawa Ayumu and considering the fact that I am now living with a necromancer, a vampire ninja and a magical girl I feel like this isn't too much of a stretch anymore to be writing to you. Despite being a zombie, I've been mostly good this year and I would love a few small things which would make my life a lot easier in this crazy household.

My biggest priority would be some heavy duty duct tape or adhesive because between these girls and the monsters I have to fight, I'm always either losing my limbs or being cut in half and it is a real hassle to hold them back in place until they merge together again. Also would you happen to have anything in your magical bag that would help Haruna? She seems very depressed now that her magic has been stolen once again by Kurisu. Probably something strange would make her happy.

That being said... those special clothing x-ray glasses I found many months ago would certainly be a great Christmas gift if they were to somehow make their way back to me...

Merry Zombie Christmas Santa!
(Kore wa Zombie desu ka?)

D3acon1991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

Dear Santa,

Kouta Hirano here, I would very much like the As Val Assault riffle with silencer and 4x PSO-1 scope calibrated with night scope and 9x32mm subsonic rounds.
With this riffle I could drop these zombies from 300m and not draw any attention to myself or the others. Winter is here and we need to bundle so our range of movement may be a bit limited, if you could see clear to also include the Imperial crowd control tactical gear, with the vortex knee pads and shin guards which also provide protection to the chest knees, shoulders, elbows and chest, oh and grind, can't forget about the grind, I would be so grateful.

Since we are living in the zombie apocalypse
I would recommend an air drop, because i'm more likely to shoot you in the face if you popped out of the chimney. So Santa i've been extra good and its not so much that I want this stuff,I need it. Saya thinks I should ask for klenex because of the nose bleeds, but I would settle for a twinkie, because the last thing I heard was Twinkies were being discontinued so if there are no twinkies in the final days I would rather be dead anyway.

P.S. I want you to know if you were ever bitten or turned I would put you out of your misery, so stay safe and stay silent. Your Pal Kouta. :)