8/11/2017 7:04 pm ET/4:04 pm PT
The Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! Early Alert System has been activated!
I’m sad to say that we are now less than eight days from the demise of TAN’s Online Player. While we have come to embrace HIDIVE, the new home for Sentai/Maiden Japan anime streaming, seeing an old friend off is still a time to reflect and…
Have a special round!
Therefore, I declare that for the next eight days, until the TAN Online Player is no more, we are going to have a celebration of the wonderfulness that was TAN!
Yes, for the next eight days, we will have nightly claims, and not only that, you will be able to claim one new bishoujo or bishouen and one rescue claim from the following inactive players:
- Shakujou (シャ ク ジョウ)
That means, you’ll have the ability to claim up to 16 new bishies before we say, “Arigatō, wakare” to The Anime Network Online Player.
One more thing–the final round closes at 11:59 PM CT, August 19, 2017, when the TAN OP closes its virtual doors for the final time.
We now return you to your regular Anime Network forum…
We have decided to continue the Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! Game once again with each current player getting to keep their picks.
1.)You may claim only one character per round, unless noted otherwise. You may intermix male and female characters in your claim-that is, you are not limited to choosing only male or only female characters. Characters who change gender throughout their respective series can only be chosen once and will count as only one character.
2.) The character you claim must be an anime/manga/visual novel character. Sorry everyone, you can’t claim fan-made characters, much less Kirsten Dunst because she cosplayed as one in a video. (Links removed as they have been lost to the ages.)
3.) You cannot claim a character another forum member has already claimed. No exceptions.
4.) A new round will begin every Friday at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT until the thread dies. Each round will last for one week, ending the next Friday at 8:59 PM ET/5:59 PM PT. Since I’m not home on Friday until about 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT, I will be lenient with the time, so if you’re off by a few minutes, I’ll more than likely ount your pick.
5.) When claiming a character, the following information needs to be in your post: (1) the current round number (either in the subject or body), (2) the name of your character, and (3) the anime or manga your character is from.
6.) As participation is key to keeping the game going, and abandonment of the game while locking up characters and preventing others from claiming them is not fair to the other players, all players are required to participate in at least one round in ten to remain active players. Any player who has gone more than 10 weeks without choosing a character will be PMed by me as to their status. They then have two weeks from that tenth round to declare their status in the game as either returning or withdrawing. If returning, they have until the end of the 12 week to participate in the current round for that week. If withdrawing, they will release all their characters. If neither status has been declared by the end of the 12th week, that player will be considered to have withdrawn.
7.) Your characters are yours to do with (almost) whatever you want. If you want to give a character of yours to someone else and take a replacement claim or trade a character of yours for a character someone else has, that is OK. You may only do one of the two options and may do only one gift/trade per player per round. Any character to be traded or gifted must have been in the giver’s possession for at least one round (I.E, a round 142 pick cannot be traded until round 143.) However, you cannot give an unclaimed character to another or release a character unless it is part of a special round and it is in the rules for that round. If you release a claim, then you must wait one week before you can reclaim them.
8.) To be able to effectively communicate with players when needed, all players are required to become friends with Newshawk.
9.) All rules are subject to modification or suspension from time to time.
10.) For any dispute, the decision of the judge is final. By the way, I AM the judge!
The following are the lists for all picks by series and by player:
If you want to review the old Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen!-the Reboot thread, go The Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! - The Reboot
If you want to revisit the original Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen! game started by Mystic, go Claim Your Bishoujo/Bishounen!