10. Kizumonogatari trilogy 9. Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) 8. Perfect Blue 7. Tokyo Godfathers 6. Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke) 5. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) 4. Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Ponyo) 3. Mind Game 2. Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) 1. Summer Wars
Give short series a chance! My personal recommendations: Bananya, Ojisan to Marshmallow, Pingu in the City, Tonari no Seki-kun, Uchuu Patrol Luluco
Currently airing Western animation you should watch: DuckTales, The Loud House, Rick and Morty, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, We Bare Bears
Holo is best waifu, though I got some funny feelings from Tsuyu in Boku no Hero Academia. Both the girls I'm into are half-animal because I'm trash.
One Punch Man was good, but not amazing.
Pupa is not the worst anime ever made.
I absolutely hate Aniplex of America. Overpriced shit that's magically worth it because postcards, stealing titles from FUNimation who actually is rational with the North American market.
100th completed anime: Bikini Warriors (Not the best choice for my 100th completed anime...) 1,000th episode: Ro-Kyu-Bu! episode 3 First TV-MA anime: Oh! Edo Rocket, age 11 First anime rented from a video store: 5 Centimeters Per Second First anime purchased: Ponyo First anime I have memories of watching: One of the Naruto movies on Cartoon Network First anime movie seen in theaters: Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) Best deal I've gotten: Girls und Panzer complete series for $5 (retail price $59.98)
Guilty pleasures: Monster Musume (legitimately interesting concept and great comedy that just so happens to be in a show about sexy monster girls Papi is best girl), fetish-pandering anime (as long as they're my fetishes), HuniePop, Crush Crush, pumpkin spice everything, unboxing videos, stupid online quizzes.
9-10 - Something special. I had cravings to watch the show/read the manga when I wasn't; the dopamine in my brain cried for more, more, more! Everything about the anime/manga is top-notch and crafted with love. Does what its genre is supposed to (a comedy making me laugh, a drama making me gasp and put me on the edge of my seat, a romance make me want to see the characters get together, etc) perfectly.
8 - That star student who struggles in one class (AKA me and Algebra). Everything about the anime/manga is great, but it's missing that something special. I would still highly recommend these shows/manga, and enjoy them quite a bit.
6-7 - Rainy day entertainment. Anime/manga like these might have a lot of fluff, jokes that fall flat, get a bit slow at times, and/or a use of a cliche that really gets on my nerves, but they are still enjoyable as a whole and will certainly appeal to someone more forgiving.
4-5 - Meh. Sort of a mess, but has its redeemable qualities, such as maybe a few moments of good writing/humor. Or maybe the art's really good. Not quite a trainwreck..more like a minor car accident. Unpleasant, but not harmful.
2-3 - At this point I'm running the episode at double speed, or reading the manga so fast I'm barely absorbing it. I just want it to end. The characters are awful people or simply don't do anything, the storyline is a mess or doesn't go anywhere, the anime/manga seems like it could've been made by drawing cliches and crappy plot twists out of a hat...any one of these will do it.
1 - If you look on my lists, you'll see that I've only given one anime/manga ever a 1. The reason why is because 1 means 'appalling'. 'Appalling', according to YourDictionary.com, means "something that is so bad that it causes people to be shocked, get angry about it or be terrified by it." This one anime, Shitcom, is the only anime that's gotten that strong of a negative reaction out of me.
A 1 is something special of its own, something I at one point didn't think was possible. To me, there would have to be absolutely no redeeming value in an anime/manga in order to get a 1. Ladies and gentlemen, Shitcom was special. Watch it just to say you did. It's only a minute long.