For those dear friends that know me by my previous username: my previous username was otonashi_ :)
Shows that i like:
Shows that have realistic (and/or) reasonable story in most genres mostly are my favorites but i also like other types.
I like normal/realistic romances with normal main caracters (for ex. "lovely complex" and "toradora" are unrealistic in my opinion)
And i only like supernatural shows that has reasonable story and ending. (Because sometimes when an anime is supernatural, the creators think that they can use any supernatural events that doesn't mentioned before or doesn't fit with plot to complete it when they runs out of story!)
Also i don't like horror, sad endings and harsh life shows and don't prefer tragedy ones.
+ Note that anything may have an exception!
Story, Character development, Last episodes (how anime ends) are the most important parts for me.
Animation really doesn't factor much for me, except when it seriously degrades through the show.
If a show have something interesting and special it improves its score.
(for ex. a special great story, a special interesting character, a special message for learn in the story, a special atmosphere, a special story telling, a special relationship development, realistic characters behavior, good use of facial expressions or really anything that be interesting.)
in the last, i compare that Anime with other shows in same genre/type and also compare it with other shows in the same score in case of overall quality.
You can name my 5 score "fine", not as average as MAL wrote.
+ If you want to know my favorites and their ranking, see favorites below :)
How i use MAL lists:
I use on-hold list as a multi-purpose list, in the same time for both shows that i don't know anything about them (added them to check later) and also for shows that i temporary dropped and may continue them in future.
I use watching list as a multi-purpose list for both shows that i am watching them or i want to watch them in near future.
I use Plan-to-Watch list for shows that i know them and want to watch them in future but don't know when :)
I mostly don't score OVAs and Specials except if it have an influence on the main story (make it better or worse)
Because of above, if you would like to recommend me an anime and want to use our shared MAL list, you can safely assume that if i hasn't scored an anime and it is in our shared list, i didn't watched it and don't know much about it. Thanks in advance :)
In the past, i didn't drop shows at all but now i try to do it more when needed :)
Anyone has (his/her) own taste, so if your favorite anime has a low score on my list this doesn't mean it is bad.
I like to speak, so feel free to message me anytime however excuse me because i may late for response, because sometimes i can't be online for a while.
I use Pocket MAL (by G-Lodan) and MAL Client (by Drutol) for my list management, They are very good. Test them yourself! ;) Also you can find other third-party list management tools like Taiga (by Erengy) and many more here and here. (Update: Unfortunately, due to MAL disabled their API, Most apps don't work since when but Thanks to Drutol, He made a workaround version of MAL Client that works great. ^_^)
My favorites (Anime, Character, Voice actor, ...) *(I should review all of them and add more characters and some other anime also but don't have time)*
+ Here is shows that have a good/special feeling for me