Hi, it's me, Rafi! Welcome to my profile :) I discovered MAL while finding a useful and engaging anime networking website, and now here I am! In my spare time, I enjoy gaming, video production, language learning, travel (when I can afford it), and many other hobbies. Naruto was my favourite anime/manga growing up, alongside the popular shounen classics at the time. I've been starting to enjoy manga and light novels more often, something that I wasn't really into back then, so I read some that pique my interest. I aim to expand my horizons by exploring a variety of different anime and manga, both old and new.
I give an overall score out of 10 to each anime/manga based on the aspects of direction, narrative, animation/art, sound design (anime only), character, consistency, and enjoyment. In addition to these aspects, a score of 9 or 10 is reserved for those that resonated with me the most and that I also find personal significance to. I recommend anything that I've rated between 6 and 10, but feel free to consume anything that interests you of course.
10Outstanding. Truly special and nothing short of a masterpiece. A beautiful encounter.
9Excellent. Remarkable and succeeds in almost every way. One of the best of its kind.
8Great. Explores its ideas with high finesse. Needs that push for it to be fantastic.
7Good. A solid experience with common flaws that's still very much worth your time.
6Decent. Could've been fleshed out a lot more but the good does outweigh the bad.
5Average. Wasted potential in an otherwise tolerable and somewhat mediocre attempt.
4Subpar. Below average. Had good aspects but really failed to deliver well on them.
3Bad. Decent moments were plagued heavily by glaring issues and awful execution.
2Terrible. There were no redeeming qualities present apart from ironic entertainment.
1Appalling. So horrible to the point that it's just insulting to the medium. Pathetic.