I like anime a lot more that try to focus (or include) certain philosophical questions. Very good examples for that would be "Casshern Sins" and the first "Ghost in the Shell" movie. A deeper message inside a story is something i would recommend ANY storyteller since it makes the audience care about the story more, especially when they can connect to the idea.
A second thing i really like to see in anime is the psychological aspect of characters. A very good example for this is Evangelium with Shinji and Ping Pong the animation (where they even added some very well done character development). All this makes the character way more likeable. When they show weaknesses, regrets, motivation, emotions.. all this makes them more realistic and more relatable to me. The exact oposite are the most character used in the shonen genre or the slice of life genre, which mostly consist of clichees. The thing that mostly botheres me about them is the fact that characters in those shows (and in most anime in general) dont feel like real people, or people who would act if they were in the situation they are. That is the main reason why I drop anime so fast, because they are often alienating me.
I appretiate music and artstyle a lot, but good music and good arstyle is very rare. High quality is especially rare in anime. The anime with one of the best artstyle there is, is for example Redline, with incredible detailed background and characterdesign (everything is very well drawn anyways) and very fluid animation. Redline is also a good example for action movie without much deeper meaning which i can enjoy as well. That is also connected to the music it plays. Why i think the music and soundtrack are very important is a lot written in my blog (there are also many interesting things what i think about certain things written)
So thats basically it, if anything is unclear, just ask. :)
I would say 50% subjectiv 50% objectiv, but ofc enjoyment plays a big factor into my rating as well.
Subjective things are: setting, artstyle, soundtrack, character likeability, story etc
Objectiv things are: Plotholes (contradiction), originality (or if something is clichee), convinience of storytelling, realism and logic of story and characters, so overall efford made in writing the story plus efford in the arstyle and soundtrack.
Though subjective and objective goes hand in hand, i mean score itself is about preferences so is by all means subjective, but people tend to judge thinks better with certain measurable quailities. Can you call these qualities objective or are we just the subjective agreement of the majority? But then again, isnt our subjective opinion formed by our life experiences so determined objectively buy our suroundings? As you can see defining these kinds of things is quite tricky and very open to ones own interpretation. Thats why setting a fixed set of rules for judging a show seems quite naive for me. The way i think it, I try to judge shows in a way that i like objective efford more than lazyness, in all aspects of a show, which would probably be the reasonable approach, or do you disagree?
4.... already kinda recommended
5 and everything above 5 has at least something to it
2.Serial Experiment Lain
3. Ping Pong the animation
5.mahou shoujo madoka magica
7.Gungraves ( have to rewatch soon)
11. Record of Lotos Wars
11. Samurai Champloo
13. Ghost in the Shell SAC
16. Kinos Journey
17. Claymore (have to rewatch)
19. 12 Kingdoms
20. Haibane Renmai
21. Neon Genesis Evangelion
22. Ultimate Surviour Kaiji
23.Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
24. Hellsing Ultimate
26. Death Note
34. Non non Biyori
40. Yami Shibai
41.Darker Than Black
47.King of Bandit Jing
48. Sakamichi no Apollo
49.Your lie in April
52.Hajime no ippo
53.Shoujo Kakumei Utena
55.Shingeki no bahamut
59 Lupin III
My top 35 anime movies ( not really up to date) :
1.Ghost in the shell
3. Perfect Blue
4. Ghost in the shell innocence
6.Howl's Moving Castle
7.Grave of the fireflys
9 Jin Roh
11. Pokemon Mewto strikes back
14.When Marnie was there
15.The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
17. House of small cubes
18.Nausicaa of the valey of wind
20.Lupin 3rd movie
21.Memories (only part 1 and 3)
22. ninja scrolls
25.When Marnie was there
27. proco rosso
28.Rurouni Kenshin Tsuiokuhen ( i count that as an movie)
29.Neon Genesis Evangelium End of Evangelium
30. patlabor 2
31.children who chase lost voices
34. Laputa the castle in the sky
35. Detective Conan movie 5
Note: I am choosing my characters after what i think are:
d.)simply cool or fitting to the story
Also: In some cases I didnt like the character over the whole duration of the show but rather only a part of it. (for example Marlene Angel from "Blue Gender",who began a very interesting cold female lead and after the half of the show her only purpose was to be the love interest of the male lead). In cases where characters appear in different shows i dont necessarily like both versions. Like Van Hohenheim in Full Metal Alechmist and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Obviously i only liked the original version, while hating the other.
Some i like more than others (obviously). They are in NO particulare order.
favourite male characters:
If you are interested in good anime soundtrack (or moviesoundtrack) i can recommand you many more. And if you have any soundtracks (if movie or tv-series, anime, or whatever) you like feel free to recommand it to me, im gonna listen to it. :)
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