My first anime I watched when I was younger was sailor moon. I got back into anime somewhere around middle school my first anime (after so many years) being Naruto which got me into watching anime again.
I never drop anime because…
1. I like to give anime a full chance.
2. Dropping an anime would just bother me. I hate leaving things unfinished. (OCD) <.<
3. If I don’t finish it I could be missing the best anime or ending of all things and I would never know it.
I only rate things based on enjoyment. Not music, animation, art etc.
Enjoyment for me is mostly an engaging plot mixed with good characters. (Engaging plot for me has to have a beginning, middle, and a REAL ending.
With good characters, I'm saying characters that pop out at me. They're not a generic archetypes. They at least have other unusual/different traits that can define them from other shows. They develop and change from their time at the start; not just turn a 180 near the end of the show and call it "development."
10-- So amazing, I would watch it again. I loved all the episodes and I crave the next episode. I never or rarely get bored. When I give something a 10 it's not perfection. Nothing's perfect. This rating means the flaws are minimum or don't take away from the enjoyment.
9-- Really engaging; I would eagerly want to go to next episode. It's a just like a 10 except I wouldn't have the same amount of enjoyment the second time around. (Maybe the biggest engagement was the suspense, and it's taken away.)
8-- Has a overall well developed storyline. Has a beginning, middle, and real ending. Filler is very minimum or doesn't steer away too long from the plot. (As good as the anime is, it didn't get to the point where I got completely absorbed and wanted to immediately go to next ep.)
7-- Given to anime that keep my interest with an enjoyable story or characters. Anime that could have been an 8 if not for certain factors. Examples:
- Anime is too long, - Lack of a real ending, - Needless filler added.
6-- I barely liked it. Had a decent idea of a story but was poorly executed. Lack of a real ending. Something holding it back.
5-- I liked it and disliked it (mediocre)
4-- Most of it was boring but not a total waste.
3-- A story I don't get at all or it's boring and dull.
2-- I don't like the characters and it has an extremely boring story.
1-- The director didn't seem to put any effort into making it good and/or can't remember anytime it had an enjoyable moment.
Anime I'm looking forward to watching the most...
Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk
Juushin Enbu Hero Tales
Kaze no Yojimbo
Mouryou no Hako
Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo
Shadow Skill: Eigi
Soukou no Strain
The Story of Cinderella
Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho: Tou