I'm just a calm person who is really picky when it comes to watching anime. I read random mangas leisurely but drop most of them so obviously, my manga list is not given a lot of attention. I mean this site is called Myanimelist for a reason..
You don’t rate shows? Well, good for you. Here’s mine anyways~
My Rating System
10: A Masterpiece.
(Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 91 Days, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
It is just truly impressive. It goes beyond merely keeping my attention and entertaining me. It was able to move me and leave an unforgettable impression that truly sets it apart from everything else that I have watched.
(Fate/Zero, Sunday Without God, Violet Evergarden)
It really kept me invested in the story from the very start until the end. It occasionally goes beyond mere entertainment and it is memorable; however, it lacked an overall impact for me to score it a perfect ten.
(Barakamon, Psycho-Pass, One Punch Man)
It successfully keeps my attention and occasionally provides wonderful moments that keeps me even more interested with the story. It remains faithful to its theme and overall, it is quite enjoyable and memorable.
(Kaibutsu Oujo, Toradora!, Sword Art Online)
It successfully grabs my attention and manages provide good moments that keeps me from getting disinterested with the story. Although not every single thing about it was a delight, it still manages to execute its theme and be quite entertaining as well.
(Deadman Wonderland, Junketsu no Maria, Net-juu no Susume )
It is pretty average but it still manages to be quite entertaining. It successfully grabs my attention just long enough for me to be able finish it. It did not really provide anything outstanding but the good definitely still outweighs the bad.
(Paradise Kiss, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace, Net)
It is neither good or bad. It only manages to be a bit entertaining. It did not really provide anything impressive or memorable at all. It also just tends to be very cliche and I also just often forget I even watched it.
(Divine Gate, Mayoiga, Dive!!)
It exists to be regretted. It’s just there to display the fact that a specific amount of time in my life must be given back to me. It did not really impress me at all and it is quite painful to watch. Most of the flaws are also just too obvious to even ignore. *facepalm
This needs an explanation? Well, the only thing I could really say is... I feel bad for those who worked hard to create it... *sigh
Why do I rate an anime?
I rate shows in order to honor it with the score it deserves and encourage people to watch it because it has high ratings. I really hate it when I have to rate a show based on how bad it is. I usually rate a show higher if I have to choose between rating them higher or lower because it is almost too easy to make me lose interest in a show and I figured if that show managed to keep my attention, then it probably has done a spectacular job. There are definitely ratings that I disagree with (a lot of them actually) but there’s always an explanation why some shows, usually in certain genres, are rated higher or lower. At the end, the ratings don’t matter that much, it just warns you that you might not want to waste your time on a show that is obviously rated low.
How do I really JUDGE an anime?
I really like to keep my rating system simple because I watch anime in order to enjoy it, not to merely rate it. I also like to keep my explanations short, so... I will only provide the important “elements” that could potentially mess up a show if they are not done right. These elements are: plot, characters, artistic impression, ending, and technical aspects (animation, voice acting, music, etc).
I definitely won’t sit through a show that is painful or boring to watch. However, you might be wondering why I still have descriptions for scores six and below. Well, those descriptions are actually my vague reviews for those shows that I have seen, and they are usually just seasonal anime shows that survived from getting dropped.