It’s Haley vs. Nick in the MyAnimeList Fall 2020 Fantasy League 💥

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

Anime: it’s just like sports! OK, kinda, but we’re here to talk about the MyAnimeList Fall 2020 Fantasy League, and a rivalry that’s been brewing here at Funimation: Haley Whisennand vs. Nicholas Friedman.

It’s Community Manager vs. Sr. Managing Editor! Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

It’s a matchup for the ages. In one corner, you have Haley, the career anime aficionado, with genre knowledge like no other. In the other corner, there’s Nick, the shounen captain who recently discovered romantic comedy anime is his new favorite.

Not familiar with the MyAnimeList Fantasy League? Head here for all of the details. In short, fans pick their teams out of the season lineup and points accumulate based on total users, ratings, discussion volume and more week over week. Just like sports!

Who will come out on top? Check in every week through the Fall 2020 anime season for the latest results, and let us know who you’d want to see win.

SCOREBOARD

Week 4: Team Haley

Week 3: Team Nick

Week 2: Team Nick

Week 1: Team Nick


Team Nick

The Players: Akudama Drive, HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima, Jujutsu Kaisen, By the Grace of the Gods, The Gymnastics Samurai

Current Standing: 428th Place

Weekly Takeaway: OK so look, the team fell a little short this week. But who could blame them?! It was a busy week! I will concede to Haley for this week, but just know that it’s all about rap battles and misfit organized criminals from here on out.

This is your reminder to watch Akudama Drive and HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

EDIT: Just read Haley’s rebuttal below. If you believe in the power of slimes and professional gymnastics, you’re #TeamNick. Let’s get it going.

This Week’s Song for Motivation:


Team Haley

Ikebukuro West Gate Park

The Players: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Jujutsu Kaisen, The Day I Became a God, The Gymnastics Samurai

Current Standing: 427th Place

Weekly Takeaway: HAHA! SUCCESS! I am now in the lead! Last week, I told some of the regulars over on our Discord that every person who joined Team Haley would get a representative piece of duct tape, and if I beat Nick at the end of the season, I would tape him to a wall in our office when we go back.

Sort of like what elementary schools would do with their principals if the whole school raised a certain amount during a fundraiser (Other schools did that, right? It wasn’t just mine?).

Anyway, I’m now one step closer to fulfilling that promise! And if you aren’t watching Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, you should be! Even if you didn’t watch Inuyasha (or just have a terrible memory like me), it’s still a great adventure every week.

This Week’s Song for Motivation:


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