- Characters: for me, characters have always been a backbone to everything else - in any type of medium. If the characters are inadequate, there's a great chance I'll lower my score immensely from what it could have been.
- Enjoyment: an obvious one, really. If I'm personally incapable of seeing my time spent watching certain anime as "enjoyment", there's a huge chance that that anime will receive lower score.
- Story: to me, story isn't all there is to it to anything really, but it's still important. The reason being is that you can have a great anime without good story (Daily life of Highschool boys, as an example, carried completely on gags and characters). However, if the story is anime's selling point, or one out of major ones, if it's not competent I'll have a hard time overlooking it.
- Sound/Music: while I agree that, sometimes, soundtrack can make or break anime, it's not something that I'll hold anime accountable of if majority of other things work. However, having a great soundtrack, and sound itself, is always a major upside.
- Art: I also agree that art can sometimes really, really up the score of the anime. But that's only the case, at least for me, if everything else works. While it's true that the artstyle is, in most cases, the first thing you catch, I never really completed anime for art alone. To me, art is only a catalyst for everything else. The reason, probably, being is that I read a lot of books so the art never truly mattered to me. Whether it's pre-historic or modern, if it compliments the story, characters and the rest of it well, or even if it doesn't, I won't lower or up the score that much.
As bitter as this world can be, I don't want to leave it. As much as it hurts me to see her with him, I'll keep watching her. Broken, bent and torn, until all the pieces of my heart are in shreds, scattered in the wind, I'll stay here. Even if I have to crawl, I will. That's what it means to love someone, but, above all, that's what it means to want to live.
No, you're wrong. To love someone isn't to be willing to die for them, but be willing to live for them in spite of everything.