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My ratings explained
General rule: I rate anime based on what rating I think they deserve in their respective genre. Of course a 8 in a Slice of Life-genre can't be directly compared to a 8 in the action-genre. Both of these shows deserve a 8 for what they are on their own.
Keep that in mind!
1: Hard, to basically impossible, to find any redeeming qualities in this one.
2: Not complete garbage, but overall it is time that could have been spent better some place else.
(Black Bullet, Sword Art Online II)
3: It was still sorts of fun, while falling apart on a critical level.
(Ikkitousen, Sword Art Online, Mekakucity Actors)
4: The show's flaws outweigh its merits. It can still be a fun watch, but overall it's nothing I can recommend just like that.
(Elfen Lied, Aldnoah.Zero, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
5: Something overall inoffensive. A fun time killer with several attributes that made me keep watching, and several ones that would keep me from revisiting that show.
(Mirai Nikki, No Game No Life, Zankyou No Terror)
6: An overall enjoyable and competently made show. It had me engaged and I would probably have just a few problems recommending it.
7: A good time. Very well worth the watch if you are into the genre or want to explore new territory. Certain aspects make this show stand out from your average show of its kind. Definitely worth your consideration.
(Bakemonogatari, Girls und Panzer, Shingeki no Kyojin)
8: Great stuff. Entertaining all throughout, with several memorable moments. Flaws are apparent but do not hinder the enjoyment in many ways.
(Sora No Woto, Fate/Zero, Kill La Kill)
9: Amazing. You shouldn't miss out on this one. This anime has left a huge impression on me. Worth picking up regardless of whatever preconceptions you might have towards it!
10: Something that has managed to push all my buttons. It expertly uses all the elements of the medium it is a part of to tell a tale that had me on the edge of my seat to know what will come next. This show has evoked emotions in me unlike any other has, and to call it one of my favorite pieces of media would be a huge understatement. You are doing yourself a major disservice by not even considering to give this show a try, because even if you won't like it as much as I did (and that's a-okay), there are certain elements that are almost guaranteed to be enjoyed by most people, such as cinematography, shot composition, soundtrack, visual aesthetics, and so on.
What makes a good anime for me? (No definitive order of importance)
A good story for me consists of multiple categories, and not just the basic plot.
One category would be the basic structure of how the story is being presented. Is it pretty straight-forward, complex, symbolic way of presentation? Does it require/encourage reading into the lore of the series' universe, ..?
Personally I enjoy a non-episodic way of story-telling in which the whole plot is being treated in a set number of episodes, instead of the beating around the bush while we only get to see pieces of the central red thread every once in a while - keep it mind this is only opinion based. I DO enjoy series being told that way too, in general I just happen to enjoy others, if even only a bit, more.
Predictability is also a factor. How much did it get me by surprise? Were the plot twists actually good or predictable from the get-go? Was their predictability intended or not? I won't rate predictability in shows where basically nothing serious can be predicted in the first place of course, or where the intent was clearly not on sweeping you off your feet.
Aftermath: Did it make me think about stuff after a while I have finished this anime? Did scenes get stuck in my head? Did I watch scenes over and over again just to find myself to catch more things I didn't got in the previous watch, or just to try and experience emotional scenes again?
[Good examples: Ghost in the Shell, Madoka Magica, Neon Genesis Evangelion]
[Bad examples: Sword Art Online]
It always comes to huge discussions when talking about characters. You either like them or dislike them, you can relate to them or you don't. In general I count the motives of the characters as well as their consistancy in their actions. For example if their behaviior is logical, or only there to get the right stuff happening when needed.
I also dislike blatant character archetypes and stereotypes, if their purpose is to either include those tropes or pander to a certain audience.
Usually I manage to find comfort with watching any style. Rarely do I ever feel repulsed by art, except for an overuse of CG or the general "samefacing" that certain studios like to give their shows.
I understand how budget works in anime and will rarely judge a TV anime by a small studio badly for the lack of polish in every scene.
Any form of inventiveness that animators bring to the table when being given the opportunity to create a piece of medium like anime, is very welcome. There are so many ways you can have scenes of characters talking be more than a shot-reverse shot affair.
Just as the art-category this is - who could have though - solely opinion based.
I for my tastes enjoy epic orchestral background music with maybe some choral tunes underneath it. If it's fitting I also like several electronical tunes. Climatical uses of almost unique tracks are the cherry on top of it all.
My favorite composers at the time are Yuki Kajiura, Sawano Hiroyuki, Shoji Meguro and Taku Iwasaki.
[Good examples: Madoka Magica Movies, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Hidamari Sketch, Sora No Woto]
[Bad examples: Bad music is rare ]
Name: Daniel Birthday: 20th of December 1995 Origin: Austria Occupation: Employed full time in Customer Services
Languages I speak: German (native), English, un poco de Spanish
Favorite color: Aquamarine blue
Favorite video games: Silent Hill 2, Persona 4: Golden, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Resident Evil 4
Favorite movies: Terminator 2, Hot Fuzz, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Favorite musicians/bands/composers: Rammstein, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Have A Nice Life, Planning for Burial, Taku Iwasaki, Yuki Kajiura, supercell
My Steam name: steamcommunity.com/id/The_n1ght0w1/
I recently got back into the Weiß Schwarz TCG. I run a Red/Blue Madoka deck as well as a Red/Blue/Green one, making use of all the Madoka expansions. Besides that I got two Kill la Kill decks. One Blue/Green and a Red/Yellow one coming up.
I don't drink (often) or smoke (at all).
I enjoy staying at home and draw, play videogames or watch anime (surprise), or do the same things in company.