My Scoring Criteria:
The most important factors for me when evaluating an anime are:
• Enjoyment - Enjoyment is an absolutely critical aspect of an anime in my eyes; even if I can understand why others might like an anime, I will likely dislike the anime if I found little to no enjoyment.
• Writing - A very wide topic. Any form of lazy / bad / non-logical writing will be a flaw in my eyes. I can overlook it in some cases, but there have to be very good reasons that make up for bad writing of characters and general storytelling
• Conclusion - When it comes to the conclusion of an anime, I look at this very closely at how they "wrap things up". If the conclusion is messy, illogical, or rushed, then that will definitely make me think less of the anime. I want an ending that brings some resolution; if there is nothing left about the anime for me to think about afterwards, then watching the anime felt like a very empty experience.
10/10 - A true masterpiece. An amazing piece of media that everyone should experience at least once in their life. An almost perfect work of production. Very few flaws, but potentially existing flaws are irrelevant due to my perception of the show. 9/10 - Great. Not perfect by any means but I think very highly of these anime. There are a few flaws, but my personal enjoyment of the show was good enough to overlook them. 8/10 - Very Good. Extremely enjoyable and strong concept usage. Great characters and development. I potentially had issues with a couple of things, but overall very good. 7/10 - Good. Overall falls short in certain fields but have many great elements that ultimately capture my interest. 6/10 - Okay. These anime tend to have under-utilized concepts, poor presentation, or could just be generally boring. 5/10 - Average. The epitome of mediocrity. Nothing really stood out and/or elements vital to the viewer’s experience are simply glazed over. 4/10 - Bad. It leaves me more frustrated than an average anime due to laziness in its writing and/or production. 3/10 - Very Bad. This score is where anime start to actually be bad. I hate these anime because of their awful ideas, lack-luster narratives, and unbelievable characters. Very few redeeming qualities. 2/10 - Extremely bad. These anime are terrible, but can have some potentially redeeming qualities, and those are usually dissociated from the anime itself (e.g. OST, animation, art style). 1/10 - Irredeemable garbage. Has no value in my eyes whatsoever and I have nothing positive to say about it.