-Animation (Not that important unless garbage or exceptional trash). ± 10%.
-Sound (Not that important unless garbage or exceptional trash). ± 10%.
+Human Element (Inconsistency). ±20%.
+Enjoyability/Immersion/Engagement/It made me laugh/cry/cringe/hyped/awed/shocked and what have you. ±10%.
+Depth, Symbolism or Realism (Edgy Factor). ±10%.
-Revolves around the narrative. +5%.
-Contributes to the narrative. +5%.
-Doesn't revolve around or play a part in the narrative and only serves to lecture or mindblow me on the complexity of life just for the sake of it. (ie: trolling me or insists upon itself) -10%.
Minor note: I don't prefer pure dementia or pure fantasy unless it has other elements supporting it or it is evocative enough to give me emotions. I am still willing to entertain it regardless.
As you can tell I care about plot/character driven, well told and well timed stories and its execution, rather than the aesthetics of a story as these are a dime in a dozen in the anime realm. There are exceptions.
But I do enjoy a normal and simple anime most of the time and do value them in accordance to their tropes and their presentation. I'm not an elitist I just care about storytelling.
Also I try not to see something as good or bad just because it is a specific genre I rate based on my main criteria and the criteria I have for each genre.
Also I don't rate something purely based on how realistic or uncontrived they are as it is fiction and that would be unfair. I am willing to hold my suspension of disbelief. There are exceptions as mentioned before.
I do believe plot devices or deus ex machinas can be good (sometimes) in small doses, I mean it's better than plot holes that are just left to rot. When applied in certain scenarios like comedy or when used to open up a new and well told direction in a plot/character driven narrative.
Style over substance can grind my gears sometimes. But I try not to let it affect me as much, it is only when it insists upon itself is when I have no mercy. But if it insists upon itself to the point of good satire within its storytelling then maybe I'll let it pass. These are the so bad that it's so good category.
Also I love anime regardless of how trashy it can be I do not hate it. I love every second of it but hate it at the same time it's complicated.
At the end of the day rating is just a way for me to categorize stuff, it does not reflect the quality of an anime. You set that value. I'm just organizing my values to be more consistent. Over time my values may change but I doubt it would change as much. Unless I found something that is so out of this world in anime. This would do for now. I will also recalibrate my list from time to time.
With that being said, I try to keep this list from being an utter shitpost and rate things based mostly on presentation.
A show can have bad plot and be absolutely incoherent narratively speaking but might be presented in a way that is refreshing or engaging I will not disregard it and rate it a 1.
On a side note, nothing is truly a 10/10 there are imperfections even in trash. Hard to believe right? I know.
When I rate something a 10/10 it is merely a homage to the best of the best of trash in our landfill that is anime
I made this list as a form of reference for myself and a guideline to newcomers or jaded edgelords that are looking for something that they might have missed.
In a nutshell, I give trash a fair chance so if trash is trash it's garbage. But anime is trash to begin with so who cares. One man's trash and all that.
However, Animu is a storytelling medium. "Trash" is subjective so if you disagree with this list feel free to commit sudoku.
Thank you des. ^_^
Everything starts at 5/10 calibrated by the gibberish up there. You with me?
Show fun part:
Who am I?
Please forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Hmm, I guess I'm just your average edgelord with crippling depression. I'm also maybe a masochist? haha. Just like you!
Oh god why.
Anyhow I have nothing much to say, pretty chill person I accept things as they are. I'm all kumbaya like that. I don't get upset that easily but I am upset of my existence. In a way I'm always upset. So being edgy is sort of an outlet to come to terms with reality I guess.
Oh and there's the chinese cartoons.. yes the anime thing. I'm kidding.
I love chinese cartoons.
Even I'm cringing at this right now. Man I'm in this too deep.
Anyways I'm not a pretentious asshole or an unpleasant person or anything like that, quite the contrary. I don't want to come off as such. If I somehow offended you somewhere. I just have a wicked sense of humour. I can't help it, it's a disease.
I can be slightly reserved sometimes. But occasionally we just want to be able to relate or learn something new. I'm only human. Help me.
Knowing my habits, I'll occasionally lurk, drop some recommendations or shitpost here and there to pass the time. If you have nothing better to do feel free to chat me up about anime or anything in general. I'm not gonna say I'm a reachable person but for one I'm not inconsiderate or unreasonable. I'll promise you that much. Just make sure I'm aware of it.
So if you agree to these terms and conditions feel free to do as you please with my body.
My apologies for subjecting you to this much cringe. You may now proceed.
However, I must warn you to tread lightly.
Feel free to go through some of my favourite anime noise here. Have fun!
Disclaimer: Proceed with caution. Try not to consume in one sitting.
Content might potentially trigger: Anger, Disgust, Disorientation, Nausea, Epilepsy, Euphoria, Self loathing, Butthurting, Existentialism, Depression and many more.
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