Perception of art is always going to be subjective. Yes, there are certain objective details of a work that can be critically analyzed such as pacing, character development, tonal consistency, logical consistency within a story, etc. However, even with these more objective aspects there are still certain contexts in which they can be judged differently. For example, heaps of character development might not be as necessary for a show like Cowboy Bebop where the characters are already set in their ways as we witness how they deal with different situations each episode (although the characters do still develop throughout the show). Logical storytelling may not be as crucial to a show like FLCL where randomness and chaotic events ensue that serve as a reflection of the feelings which shroud the minds of youth as they grow up. To continue my point, how you actually perceive something mainly depends on your specific tastes and if it lived up to your personal expectations. Everyone seeks something different in terms of entertainment and the world would be such a bore if everybody agreed with each other. If something isn't your cup of tea, so be it. There are far more important things that require universal agreement such as stances on certain political issues that actually affect the way we live our lives rather than whether or not you thought a popular show was good. So don't be ashamed if you think that Fairy Tail is a masterpiece or if you didn't think that FMA: Brotherhood was all that great. The only real issue occurs when you view other people's opinions as having lesser value than your own. I know far too many people that pretend to have certain views on films, TV shows, music, etc. around others because they want to appear as "intellectual" and don't want to be labelled as having "shit taste". Always stay true to yourself and never try to view something based merely on public and critical consensus. That's just my take on the matter
10: A masterpiece that changed my life. Is it perfect? No, it is made by fellow human beings after all but then again that's what makes art...well...art. While experiencing this I felt as if it was made specifically for me. This is part of my identity.
9: A fantastic work that I wholeheartedly love. This is one of my all-time favorites and I can never stop praising it. Either a few minute issues or just something I can't quite put my finger on halts this from reaching a 10. Regardless, this sticks with me for life and I would implore anybody to at least give it a chance.
8: A great work that I truly admire. It had some problems that bugged me a little but otherwise performed spectacularly in most departments. This is easily recommendable.
7: A good work that I respect. It has several flaws that were distracting but pushed through them and resulted in something that I hold in high regard.
6: A decent work that I can appreciate. This definitely has its fair share of issues and it's hard to overlook them. However, the positives outweighed the negatives in the end.
5: An average work that I was at least able to enjoy. This had a good amount of potential but ultimately fell flat. Positive and negative aspects are essentially equal.
4: A below average work that I found disappointing. This had flashes of brilliance scattered throughout but unfortunately never maintained consistent quality. The negatives outweigh the positives here.
3: A bad work that left an unpleasant taste in my mouth. If asked to I could list a few good things about this but it would be much easier to rant about all the problems it had.
2: An awful work that pained me to experience. I could muster up maybe one or two slightly positive things to discuss about this but I would be gritting my teeth. This blight on humanity made me wanna punch through a wall.
1: A cancerous work that left me baffled by its mere existence. I would sell my soul and all my worldly possessions in order to erase this from my memory.
0: I literally fucking died. Press F to pay respects.
I'm currently in my second year of university and am double majoring in finance and music performance (clarinet).
Like anyone else I got introduced to anime as a kid through shows like Naruto, DBZ, YYH, and Rurouni Kenshin. I stopped watching anime for several years and only very recently have I dived back into the medium. Only this time, I'm here to stay.
Hobbies include powerlifting, reading, occasional composing, and unsuccessfully trying to convince people that anime is cool.