Well written characters, not reliant on being relatable (though both is a bonus). Ones who have moral conflict, introspection, nuance, development or build upon the world's themes or setting.
Actually interesting and inspiring narrative. Something that I can take out out it being substantial as a narrative or just pure entertaining if I don't want to be pretentious.
Acceptable animation quality
What I dislike in anime
Bland morally righteous protagonists that play it safe just to get audience acceptance and never deviate from their ideologies.
Narratives that solely rely on cliches and predictable endings to get a reaction from the audience
Any anime girl that follow every textbook "anime girl" cliche and are not more than just their looks.
Sad anime that solely rely on sympathy.
Standard anime comedy in general, just... Yikes.
Obnoxious Younger sisters
-- FANTASTIC --
10 - Masterpiece, golden standard of anime, Crème de la crème
9 - An absolutely fantastic series with a fantastic and unique/emotion provoking narrative with an attention to character conflict and introspection. Minor flaws aren’t enough to ruin this excellent show.
-- GREAT --
8 - A great series with great narrative and characters. Near fantastic but lowered due to noticeable flaws or lacking emotional resonance.
7 - A solid series with a solid narrative and characters. Despite evident flaws or uninspiring writing and directing, it is very enjoyable.
-- OKAY --
6 - A decent series with decent but slightly lost narrative and characters. It can be boring sometimes unfortunately and there are a couple major flaws, but it is relatively enjoyable nevertheless.
5 - A mediocre series with average characters and sometimes a convoluted narrative. A lot of episodes are a struggle to get through, some are enjoyable. Half cooked and bland as there are many flaws, but it still keeps its taste.
POTENTIAL DROP LEVEL
-- BAD --
4 - A bad series with bland characters and a cliche or messy narrative. Despite having some good to it, the flaws weigh it down and end up being a poor excuse of a pander to the audience instead of keeping its own structure and individuality.
3 - Borderline terrible.
-- TERRIBLE --
2 - A poor excuse of a series, completely and utter shit.
1 - An utter laughable or traumatizing creation.