I’ve been watching anime on and off since I was in middle school, but became a non-casual at the start of 2013 after I watched Kuroko no Basket and it changed my life (not really). I am still finding myself genre wise, but I know that I prefer more dark and mysterious settings, sports, mature stories, action, and coming of age stories.
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How I Rate Series:
My scores are subjective and mostly based on my enjoyment. I do take aesthetics into consideration, but they won’t affect a score more than 1-2 points (plus or minus).
10 – Genius plot/execution. A show I am compelled to re-watch multiple times due to its sheer awesomeness. Unforgettable, has a deep emotional impact, and induces feelings of euphoria. No major flaws
9 – Still in the "masterpiece tier". Another unforgettable and euphoric show. Almost a 10 but has one or more substantial flaws that distract me from the euphoria. Emotional impact not as deep as a "10".
* Berserk is the only anime on my list that should be a 10, but is rated 9 just because of the awful production values that were distracting at times.
8 – An awesome show. Highly enjoyable and/or has great and respectable artistry. Unforgettable and engaging. Stands above most other shows I've watched,but has a few noticeable flaws.
7 – A very good and impressive show that ultimately only garnered half-hearted engagement from me AND/OR had some artistic failings. A 7 is really good, I enjoyed it a lot but it lacks a "wow" factor to push it into being an 8.
6 – Good show that was enjoyable but had several aspects or reoccurring elements that lessened the show's quality and/or my enjoyment. Often or frequently irritated me.
5 – Not worth watching. Has some good elements that could make the show enjoyable, but leans more towards it weaker elements and as a whole pisses me off. Basically shows with potential that fell short (by a lot).
4 – Bad show. A show with a bad story and/ or poor direction, writing, or characters. Makes me wonder if the creators were even trying to make a good story. Can be enjoyable as a hate watch.
3 – Not just "bad", it fails to the extent that it makes me angry. So bad it's offensive,not even in a funny way. Not even worth hate watching.
*Never rated anything below a 3, and even 3’s are a very rare score for me, because I usually drop bad shows before I can rate them properly. Heck, I even drop good shows occasionally due to boredom or loss of interest.