There aren't many things i take care of. The aspects which i consider to be the most important are ..
- a overall plotline which develops over the course
- how strong the story affected me afterwards
- and how well the main elements are executed ..
.. like when its primarily a comedy anime, how funny was it to me - when it's a slice of life/romance anime, how well written are the characters and their dynamic to really sympathize with them - when it's a deep psychologiacal thriller, how stong affected it me personally and how much do i feel invested in this ect.
It hasn't to be deep to be a masterpiece. At least for me. But when a show tackles a specific topic,
i expect that this particular theme is treated thoroughly.
What is a 10 for me
A 10-score is something that can't be achieved by experiencing
it only once and expresses itself in 2 ways for me:
- are works that couldn't have been better in their execution and are perfect (imo)
- Prison School (Anime)
- Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal
- Pulp Fiction
"the personal fav's"
- which i could rewatch anytime anyday and upon rewatching/re-reading it so many
times (or just spendin time researching stuff about it), always getting something new
out of it
usually the characters* are pretty dear to me,
the themes** are presented in a painfully relatable way for me
or it is just so much fun and hype***
- Hunter x Hunter (2011)*
- Oyasumi Punpun**
- Attack on Titan (Manga)***
There are anime/manga who aren't in my favorite's list but
have elements i really enjoyed.
like the approach in storytelling in 20th century Boys,
the unique style of Mob Psycho 100
or the fun cast in Dorohedoro
Every 9 i give is a potential 10 for me.
A 10 just grows on me the more i immerse myself in it's
Eventually this leads to the point in which i even get an
appreciation for the elements i didn't like at first.
Of course it's highly subjective what i consider "flawless" and what not.
Btw. i do add yt links to my "Tags" ... sometimes. It can be because the linked video made me love or appreciate the anime i watched a bit more, gave me a certain feeling i subconsciously connect with that specific show or because i notice that the beat might be sampled from an OST of said animu. It can be everything and often applies to shows i watched a long time ago. Either way, these songs/amv's/videos always do improve my experience with these shows after i watched them and often made me even consider to rewatch them and change the score afterwards .. it's strange, just don't question it.
Edit: The same goes also for manga - so when i connect a manga
with a certain song, or a mmv makes me re-read something, i link it as well.