3 points for visuals
Crisp, stylish visuals that don't rely on gimmicks or other nonsense. Hand-drawn is a plus, but not a necessity.
3 points for writing
Dialogue, characters, story structure. All of these should be in harmony.
2 points for audio
Voice acting and music. One point each.
2 points for entertainment
Did the above conditions mix together in an appealing way? Or was it ultimately a snoozefest?
10 total points make up my opinion.
Since it seems to be a trend with anime released in the last 3 years, I will be deducting a whole point for absolute abuse of Chromatic Aberration. As the word implies, it is an aberration and must be dealt with as such. My eyes bleed every time I see it. If you can notice it without zooming in, and it makes it hard to see what you're looking at, it's bad. It's bad, it's bad, it's bad bad bad. You might as well have taken a shit on the screen. -1 points for any anime I see trying to use it outside of lens phenomena.
(10) Flawless. Not unattainable, but it requires cream of the crop in every category, so nearly impossible. (9) Amazing. Falling short of a perfect score because there is usually one or two things that did not line up correctly. E.G. Steins;Gate's sub-par visuals. (8) Exceptional. Only a couple points away from perfection. A show like this is generally worth watching. (7) Fantastic. Three points from being a flawless score. This usually means the show has at least one strong point and at least another good point or two. (6) Decent. Something I can write home about as being worth checking out. Has its shortcomings, but stands on its own. (5) Standard. If I'm being fair, the average show will be at this level, give or take a point. (4) Tolerable. Generally a good score across the board. Managed to stay within tolerable limits of mediocrity. (3) Bad. This low on the chart usually means it's on the border of salvation. There may have been one strong thing about the show, or a few averages. (2) Unacceptable. Home-run levels of clumsiness. What are you even doing. (1) Delete this. Things that would make you wish you had your time back.