- Current profile picture: Saber Alter from Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel route.
- Current anime list background picture: All Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists to date.
- Current manga list background picture: Neo-Venezia in planet Aqua from Aria series.
- Current forum avatar: Saber Lion from Carnival Phantasm.
My method of rating anime (with some additional ones that isn't on the layout)
I usually change my way of viewing an anime depending on the genre. If it's action/supernatural, then I would expect a great story with a very good ending without any cliffhangers or confusion, great characters with great development throughout the series. Plus, epic fights and great OSTs.
But if it's supernatural but mostly slice of life, then I would be looking for the plot also, and focusing on the character development as well.
If it's slice of life on it's own, then I would be only looking for good characters and good character development. But, I would also be seeking the relaxing atmosphere if any. OSTs would help as well in making my ratings go higher.
Now for the actual ratings...
10/10 - Great storyline (unless it's a comedy or slice of life anime), great characters, great opening/ending songs (well, this one is not really necessary), and great OSTs. Really re-watchable.
9/10 - Nearly a great anime. But just a little bit lacking here and there, either the story, or the characters.
8/10 - Has a great potential to be a great anime. But kind of lacking, in terms of story and/or the characters. But I still enjoyed it all the same.
7/10 - Lacks a lot in terms of a storyline (unless it's slice of life or a comedy). Character development is ok but not great. But it has some potential to be a good anime. I still find enjoyment out of it and don't think it's that bad. But won't be something that can be re-watched again.
6/10 - Quite bad to be honest. An edge of a cliff here. Either I might drop the anime, or continue watching and struggle my way through it. Poor plot and/or characters, some parts make no sense and it's just boring to watch sometimes but has some good parts, but only a few...Most characters are so annoying that it's hard to rate that anime any higher.
5/10 - I would've dropped the anime at this stage. Unless they are only a few minute clips in which I can finish them in no time. Really bad overall. But could also due to a genre that I'm not really interested, such as sports. But other than that, it's either boring to watch or just something I've no interest of in continuing.
4/10 - So bad that I don't bothered to watch any further. Full stop.
3/2/1 out of 10 - Well, basically it's something I would be ignoring for the rest of my life.
Very first anime watched and completed: (I don't really recall, but most likely to be) Digimon Adventure 01.
Very first action anime: Digimon Adventure 01.
Very first slice of life anime: Tamayura + Tamayura: Hitotose
Very first horror anime: Elfen Lied