It can be bittersweet, it can be hilarious, it can make you feel all fuzzy inside – it can even break you. A medium, where nothing is too crazy, that makes you cry like a baby and smile like a fool. Combine that with wondrous characters in an immersive world to who we can relate, and it becomes perfect. Not to forget the art, music, opening- and ending themes, moe and many more aspects. Anime can make you feel the most extreme of emotions or lets you relax and enjoy the ride.
So as I kind of have a high mean score I should explain my way of grading anime.
First of all, I only start watching anime that I'm quite sure I'd like. Hence the overall high scores.
Secondly is the point that I grade series as a whole, since I watch most of them in one sitting or within a few days. This is also why my season 1 and 2 scores for anime are almost always the same.
Lastly is the fact that I don't grade OVA's and Specials, they would be the same score as the series anyway, so no use really.
~Score chart summarized~
(S+) 10 - Personal favourites, that I loved and could rewatch over and over.
(S) 9.5 - Really good series that are very memorable.
(S-) 9 - Great series that I just had to put in my favourites list; they were simply a pleasure to watch.
(A+) 8.5 - Very good anime with cool concepts. Although it just didn't feel right to put them into the next tiers.
(A) 8 - Solid anime that I enjoyed quite a lot.
(A-) 7.5 - Enjoyed them, but there are better ones out there.
(B+) 7 - They were decent, but due to some flaws I wouldn't watch them again.
(B-) 6 - Not my type of anime, but I can see why other people would enjoy it. In addition to these grades I also give shows an A,B or C. B and C get rounded down while A gets rounded up.
In general I try to have at least 1 piece of merchandise for every anime that ranks A or higher *rip wallet-kun*.