Masterpiece - 10: Shows that fit all the criteria for a 9/10 but also on top of that they go above and beyond all my expectations, these shows are telling and showing a story in a way that is mind blowing and they enrich and expand my view on this whole media.
Great - 9: Shows that I consider to be close to perfection, these shows have very minor problems if any at all and they aren't only great, but also impressive in what they're doing, to the degree that I think about these anime a lot. The love, passion and dedication put into it is exceptional and noteworthy. I won't hesitate a second to recommend these shows.
Very Good - 8: Shows that are really well crafted and only have some minor problems at worst or are just a bit too unpolished, I enjoyed these anime all the way through and I hope to get back to them in the future. These are also shows that I would recommend and that appeal to me on a deeper level to some degree.
Good - 7: Shows that I mostly enjoyed from start to finish, these anime still have some inconsistencies and aspects that do bother me a bit though. Overall well-crafted shows that entertained me really well but they don't appeal to me on a deeper level and which I wouldn't recommend, at least not as the #1 priority.
Fine - 6: Shows that are overall positive and quite fun for most of the time, these shows are often times very inconsistent and lack in some areas to the degree that the problems really hold back the anime from unfolding its full potential.
Average - 5: Shows that are neither good nor bad, the positive and negative aspects are in perfect balance. These anime have some major problems in certain areas while also containing aspects that are quite good or even one major aspect that is carrying the show on it's own, e.g. the cast. In a lot of cases the anime is jumping between being entertaining and boring.
Bad - 4: Shows that have the right intentions in what they are trying to achieve but are messing up heavily in some areas, so that the enjoyable and actual good parts are overshadowed by the bad aspects. These anime are bad but not something that I hate but I still regret watching them.
Very Bad - 3: Shows that are failing in almost every single aspect, but still have something I can recall to be positive to a certain degree, like a character, some good animation or particular episodes. I would consider these anime as shows that I hate for most of their part.
Horrible - 2: Shows that are mostly bad and boring from start to finish and have like one or two very minor things I actually like about them, these are shows that I genuinely hate.
Appalling - 1: Shows that are horrible by every definition, boring from start to finish and have absolutely nothing that appeals to me, I hate these shows with every cell of my body.
These are only rough guidelines, there are exceptions that get a score not acording to the system but for a different reason.
Check for the tags in my list, some anime are between two scores(5.5, 6.5, 7.5, etc.) or have a tendency for a higher/lower score(5.25, 5.75, 8.25, 8.75, etc.).
Even though a +/- 0.25 doesn't seem like a big difference, it is a HUGE difference! A low 9 and a high 9 are nowhere close on the same level.
2x Fate/Zero + S2
1x Darker than Black
1x Your Name
1x Cowboy Bebop
1x Kill la Kill
1x Clannad + After Story
1x Re:Zero (Directors Cut)
want to rewatch:
Evangelion + End of Eva
5 Centimeters Per Second
Tokyo Ghoul + √a
Your Lie in April