Contest #1: Send Us Your Best “School Days” Demotivational Poster!

Here’s an example.

Starting today, we’re kicking off a monthly contest feature here at Anime Diet! We want to see your talents and your humor, dear readers. And to entice you, we’ve got a whole slew of different small prizes we can give out, and we’re in the process of building more of our prize pool. This one is simple: using only an unmodified screencap from any episode of School Days, create a “Demotivational Poster” with a witty title and caption. You can use the Despair, Inc.’s poster generator here to do it. Send your entry to, or post a link to your entry in the comments section, for a chance to win a full-resolution DVD version of the Anime Diet Anime Expo 2007 video diary!

The deadline for submission is the same worldwide, and since I’m an egotistical self-centered American, it’s timed to be most convenient for me! It’s one week from now, basically.

  • Saturday, Oct 6, 9:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
  • Sunday, Oct 7, 9:30 AM Taiwan/Singapore Time
  • Sunday, Oct 7, 04:30 GMT (sorry UK readers; consider it due on Saturday night for you!)

Detailed Rules:

  • Send entries by email to, or post a link to the pic in the comments section of this post.
  • One entry per person, please.
  • Please keep the entry at “R” rated standard. We reserve the right to disqualify entries for being overly offensive. (Yes, we know, given this show…but still.)
  • The screencap should be unmodified (ie, no Photoshopping or adding or splicing).
  • The DVD will be mailed to the winner. Any location is fine; we will cover the cost.
  • We are looking for funny. The winner will be the one that makes us laugh the hardest.

With that…demotivate us away! We look forward to seeing your entries.

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

10 thoughts on “Contest #1: Send Us Your Best “School Days” Demotivational Poster!

  1. Can we use related stuff other than screencaps (i.e. magazine scans, screenshots from the game)?

  2. Aya Reiko, go ahead and use some related screencaps from the game or from magazines, as long as they’re unmodified by Photoshop or other programs. The spirit of the contest is to take existing material and come up with a witty title and caption. Thanks for asking!

  3. Shadro – yep. We have already received it and thank you for your excellent entry!

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