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Oct 15, 1:21 PM

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Just as the title says. For me, I’d say Psycho-Pass is definitely a 10/10, even though it was boring (I rate based off of enjoyment, btw)

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My answer would be Bebop, it definitely succeeds in its goals and build ups but I'm just not a fan of episodic anime (Ofc I'm not talking 100% objectively cuz such things don't exist in art, just as "objective" as I can get)
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I’d say Cowboy Bebop. I don’t recall it having any noticeable flaws, but I did find it to be quite boring at times.
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Great Pretender is my answer. It was a good show but all the main characters (except Edamura) really annoyed me... Also I got bored while watching the airplane arc. But it was a good and clever show so I rated 9
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No. This doesn't make any single bit of sense.
 
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Like i thought it would be a 10 or 9 before watching and got bored after watching?
Or is it u are asking have i given 10 or 9 to a anime i got bored watching?

If question is former, then yeah there anime which i though would be great turned out shit .

If the question is latter, no i dont given such high score to boring anime.
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toradora and 5 centimetres per second were very boring
 
 
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I mean, sometimes I like stillness as a whole vibe, because there's a total lack of stress. Sometimes there's virtue in chill, low stakes stories.
 
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Yoooooooo damn, dude is back.

I have to say that that anime doesn't exist because that anime would be that high in enjoyment factor as well.
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Oct 15, 2:25 PM

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Shinsekai Yori was slow and a bit boring until the last few episodes which they were great, I gave it 10 and I consider it as a masterpiece even thought I didn't enjoyed it that much maybe because it's not my type, same case for White Album 2, for me it's not depend only on enjoyement when I rate something.
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Yes, Happy Sugar Life is objectively a 10/10 but sometimes I wished the dialogues were at 1.5x speed, that's why I rated it just 8/10.
 
Oct 15, 2:40 PM

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At first I gave Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop and Code Geass a 9, but I got bored so I changed it to 8.
 
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i gave madoka magica a high score because it really is that good but sometimes it was super boring for me



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none? that question makes no sense whatsoever
 
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How could someone even think objectively? more so give something a 9 while getting bored of it?
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hmm usually for the longer stuff i give a 10. despite one piece being my favorite anime ever, some of it was so boring. its not all about the plot though, the characters can be enough to get you through it. same with carole and tuesday
 
 
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if i'm bored then it's not a 9 or a 10 lmao
 
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No, there is not a specific anime I thought was a 10 or 9/10 objectively but I still got bored while watching it, my dear SmashBlack.
 
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Maybe Bakemonogatari? I loved the other seasons, just not this one for some reason.


 
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No, cuz there's no such thing as "objective" quality, lol. If the writing's not good, it's not a good show, IMO, period
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kinda? I mean quality consists of multiple things, and not making your audience bored is one of them.
That said, I have seen stuff that kinda had a 8/9 vibe at one point, mostly due to directing, animation, soundtrack, etc. but falls flat thanks to characters or writing. Biggest example I can think of is Ergo Proxy, which seemed to have something going on with the atmosphere and animation (at times, since it also fell hard on some episodes), but it gets really boring. It was supposedly smart and psicological, but really, it falls more on the pretentious side imo (i know lots of people will disagree.)
 
 
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It's as if people who say they have no idea what the difference between enjoyment and "objective rating" is have not put a modicum of critical thought into why something is enjoyable.
 
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Yes and the perfect example is called Your Lie in April.
 
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Trigun ngl. The series as a whole was worth it in the end, but damn it was slow.
 
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Hrybami said:
No. This doesn't make any single bit of sense.


This. I don't understand how you can think something is good enough to earn top scores while still boring you.
 
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Madoka Magica could be 9-10 easly, but unfortunately Madoka and Homura were both frustratingly annoying to me, so just 6/10 on my list. Well, it wasn't exactly boring but it's pretty similar.
 
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Hrybami said:
No. This doesn't make any single bit of sense.


This. I don't understand how you can think something is good enough to earn top scores while still boring you.


The same reason why you might be bored to death of horror or SoL shows in general but understand the techniques that the author or producers used to craft a show that is suitable for the genre.
 
 
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I wouldn't rate an anime that high if I thought it was boring.
 
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Opticflash said:

The same reason why you might be bored to death of horror or SoL shows in general but understand the techniques that the author or producers used to craft a show that is suitable for the genre.


You can understand the techniques of a creator or appreciate the strengths of a piece of media, but if you're not enjoying yourself and are actually bored, it makes no sense to consider it a 9 or 10 out of 10. You can still give it a positive score because of your appreciation of elements of its craft, but it should get docked points if you're not enjoying it. I don't understand how anyone could argue otherwise.
 
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Rudolfpikel said:
Opticflash said:

The same reason why you might be bored to death of horror or SoL shows in general but understand the techniques that the author or producers used to craft a show that is suitable for the genre.


You can understand the techniques of a creator or appreciate the strengths of a piece of media, but if you're not enjoying yourself and are actually bored, it makes no sense to consider it a 9 or 10 out of 10. You can still give it a positive score because of your appreciation of elements of its craft, but it should get docked points if you're not enjoying it. I don't understand how anyone could argue otherwise.


The guy thinks suitable for the genre is an objective criteria.
 
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nothing. Why would I rate objectively when I can rate based on enjoyability.
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perhaps Lain? but I feel I should give it a rewatch and decide the score for it because on one side I can see myself giving it a 9 and another I see me giving it a 6
 
 
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Of course not.
If I don't find it enjoyable how can it be "objectively perfect/near perfect"? It clearly means that there were some problems with it and this is what many people here fail to understand. A show having no "clearly identifiable flaws"( like plot holes, plot conveniences etc.) isn't necessarily "objectively" good, it just means that the author tried to pay attention to what they were writing, but there are other things that matter like dialogues, characterisation( this isn't just giving characters a flashback/a quirky personality or whatever) and narration... these things are more difficult to properly identify(therefore, "objectify"), but have a lot of impact.
 
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Rudolfpikel said:
Opticflash said:

The same reason why you might be bored to death of horror or SoL shows in general but understand the techniques that the author or producers used to craft a show that is suitable for the genre.


You can understand the techniques of a creator or appreciate the strengths of a piece of media, but if you're not enjoying yourself and are actually bored, it makes no sense to consider it a 9 or 10 out of 10. You can still give it a positive score because of your appreciation of elements of its craft, but it should get docked points if you're not enjoying it. I don't understand how anyone could argue otherwise.


It is reasonable of course to dock a point or two if you were bored to death of it, but docking too much carries the same effect as someone detesting a genre and going to consume titles in that genre to deliberately give low scores to them.

Take for example an old video game such as Silent Hill, which is a horror game. Many people would consider it as being close to a classical masterpiece in the horror genre because of its use of angular techniques and frames, soundtracks and color schemes to put the audience on edge, and in a very specific type of manner. If someone found horror boring and played it just to try it out, they'd do a disservice to the game and author if they rated it low based on their own lack of interest in what type of game it was to begin with. Not to mention your score paints an inaccurate picture of how effective it was at presenting a horror atmosphere and misleads the audience. It is fundamentally a selfish way of rating to put too much emphasis on enjoyment, but docking a point or two is reasonable.
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Why would I give a high score to a show that clearly bored me? I'd just give it a 3/10 and be done with.
 
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I agree with what some users already stated. Cowboy Bebop & Trigun for sure, It's weird I really enjoyed them, characters, vibe and as a whole they're 9's but there were a few time I got bored. It's for sure the episodic filler like episodes probably. One Piece is a 10 for me, but some arcs like the Davy Back one about bored me to death. The good parts however are what make up for it.
 
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None if I don't like it I'm not giving it a good score.
 
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MadanielFL said:
Yes and the perfect example is called Your Lie in April.


😑How is Your lie in April an objective Masterpiece when it lacks the key elements such as Well written characters and universal themes. It literally spends more than half the episodes in comedy and even serious episodes are just Cryporn.
 
 
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Boring atmosphere really came when I watched Mushishi.
 
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cowboy bebop
the only episode if i remember correctly that i like/enjoy was ep 23 the rest bored me (IM NOT SAYING IS A BAD ANIME)

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I like slow anime if they're well written.
There have been plenty of anime I got bored during certain arcs or so forth, but I'll fall into the same rhythm as the show and I'll be able to enjoy it properly

Like Cowboy Bebop is my favourite anime of all time. I enjoy slow burns

But when a good anime has unreasonably slow pacing, I'll drop it down by around 1 to reflect that. And if I think a show is unreasonably slow, that means it's probably unbearably boring for most people.
 
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Yes the first full metal alchemist adaptation and black clover

Fma 1st adapt bored me because it was slow (if i remember) but i started to watch brotherhood and is good

about black clover before i started to read the manga i just watch the first 2 episodes and it bored then after reading some manga chapters i like it
 
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i can't give something a 10 if i thought it was boring... i mean, it doesn't seem like it makes much of a correlation to begin with. not saying that something being boring is inherently a flaw, but if you thought the whole series was boring while watching it, isn't there a problem somewhere with the execution? unless the anime was created specifically with that intent... hasn't it failed at least a little bit with its medium as a piece of entertainment? do people tick off a classic "universal" list of what a masterpiece should include and then unanimously gather a crowd of people with a consensus to call it a masterpiece based off of that, without considering that an audience's experience in witnessing the work is just as important? i'd say it's easier to gauge say, a craft like a sculpture, as a technical masterpiece. i believe a '10' should awe you, and if you are left unsatisfied or bored yet you still say it is a 10... that's as authentic as modern splatters of art being sold for millions of dollars, because apparently "there's so much meaning behind it, that we just can't see! but it's there! see, it's being explained to us instead of shown! amazing. just amazing."
 
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Why many people easily to think if a anime is very well made it automatically deserve 9/10. 7/10 is the score for a good anime, and 8/10 is the score for very good anime. If it is boring, there is no way it deserve a 10/10.
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No, of course not. Ratings are primarily supposed to be about your enjoyment and appreciation for a show, so why would I rate something in that upper echelon if it bored me?

Though I do think there are probably some shows that are too avant garde for me to fully appreciate on a cursory watching. For example, I think there is probably more for me to appreciate in shows like Sonny Boy from last season or FLCL from Gainax. I'd just have to watch them again, which I am too lazy to do. Both those shows got an 8 from me, but I think its possible they could be better on a second watching. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that your opinion is your opinion, and that is what your score should be based on. Even if it's possible that there's more for you to like in a show, your score shouldn't reflect that until the actual experience.
 
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