10 - All-time favorites that were able to reach me personally. I love these shows till death.
9 - An absolute favorite, although not having the same level of love or connection.
8 - Fantastic shows that are filled with great moments. They may have some weaknesses or problems, but I wouldn't mind calling some of these my favorites.
7 - A solidly constructed show that I feel generally positive towards. May have issues, but still might revisit or recommend.
6 - Noticeably better than average shows. They might have multiple issues, but I certainly didn't waste my time with them.
5 - Totally average shows. May contain some good moments or themes, but may have some just as bad.
4 - Shows that had issues that began to outweigh the positives. It may have been amusing, however.
3 - Your typical, trashy show. Filled with both issues and annoyances or just plain forgettable. Still might be better than some shows.
2 - At this point the show is so bad it is probably becoming insulting. I totally would advise anyone to not watch this passionately.
1 - Reserved for the absolute worst of the worst. Same logic with my tens just completely reversed.
When I was younger, I watched Pokemon quite a bit. I fondly remember watching some of the movies, which tended to have a bit more emotion in them than the regular T.V series did. The feeling I got from some of those movies really stuck around in the back of my head for a long time, so I decided I would watch anime seriously quite some time ago to recapture the feelings I had when I was younger, and to maybe create some new ones. My favorites now are shows that I connect with personally and emotionally.
The funny thing is I never had any type of affinity with movies or T.V. shows before. I usually found myself bored if I went a saw a movie at the theater, and could never even imagine watching shows on Netflix. But anime is different for me. I think the main reason is that is totally misunderstood and underappreciated to most people. Also the fact that is it just so different.
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: INFP
Personality wise I would consider myself pretty laid-back, and non-irritable. I do believe I have a sort of charisma when I am comfortable in my surroundings, but who knows.
I like to use the full scale when it comes to scoring, but I'm not pedantic enough to become some sort of critic. The most important things for me really depends on the genre and the how the show is taking itself. Usually my favorites are shows that have themes that I connect with accompanied with good characters and strong writing. Music is super vital as well. A good OST or OP/ED can easily take me back to the show, and I hold value in that. All my favorites have music in them that I adore, I don't know if its because good music always finds itself in good anime, or if good anime just makes the music better, personally I think it is the latter. Either way, it is important to me.
I tend not to score a lot of shows. Either because my memory on them is clouded or they are shorts (which I think it is totally unfair to score them on the same scale as shows that are average in length) or sequel, which I probably thought were around the same quality the season before was.
When it comes to the basis of how I actually give out numbers, it comes down to an array of qualities. Characters/Enjoyment, Moments/Technicality, Music/Themes, etc.
A more nuanced detail is how memorable was the show? Do I think about it often?
Here is my graph:
“Again” - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - Yokoyama Masaru
“Watashi no Theme” - Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei - Oshima Michiru
“Yojouhan Ki Owari” - Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei - Oshima Michiru
“Friend A” - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - Yokoyama Masaru
“Lost My Pieces” - Toradora - Hashimoto Yukari
“Yaoke” - Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko - Kikuya Tomoki
“Watashi no Uso” - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - Yokoyama Masaru
“Roaring Tides” - Clannad: After Story - Orito Shinji
"On the Way Home” - 3-gatsu no Lion - Hashimoto Yukari
“Bridge” - 3-gatsu no Lion - Hashimoto Yukari
This is a compliation of all my favorite music in the Pokemon series, a mix of serious, sad, hype, calming music all from the games. This isn't really a ranking more so just a massive list.
Eterna Forest - D/P/Pt
Battle! Zinnia - OR/AS
Nuvema Town - B/W
Battle! PWT Finals - B2/W2
Battle! Champion - HG/SS
Route 216 - D/P/Pt
Sunyshore City (Daytime) D/P/Pt
New Bark Town - HG/SS
Cinnabar Island - HG/SS
Aspertia City - B2/W2
Vs. Frontier Brain - HG/SS
Route 10 - B/W
Battle! Team Galactic Boss - D/P/Pt
Dragonspiral Tower - B/W
Cianwood City - HG/SS
Ecruteak City - HG/SS
Route 209 - D/P/Pt
Surfing - R/S/E
Battle! Xerneas/Yveltal - X/Y
Pallet Town - R/B/Y, FR/LG, HG/SS
Snowpoint City - D/P/Pt
Littleroot Town - R/S/E
Battle! Gym Leader (Kanto Version) - HG/SS
Battle! Wild Pokemon - Su/Mo
Canalave City - D/P/Pt
N’s Farewell - B/W
Emotion - B/W
Surfing - G/S/C, HG/SS
Southern Island - R/S/E
Vs. Champion Steven - R/S
Route 225 - D/P/Pt
Someday - Su/Mu
Final Battle! Rival - FR/LG
Snowbelle City - X/Y
Battle! Giratina - Pt
Vs. Team Galactic - D/P/Pt
Malie City (Night) - Su/Mo/US/UM
Battle! Gladion - Su/Mo
Battle! Trainer - Su/Mo
Hau’oli City - Su/Mo/US/UM
Vs. Team Magma & Aqua Leader - R/S/E
Battle! Island Kahuna - Su/Mo
Mahalo Trail - Su/Mo/US/UM
Pokemon Center (Night) - D/P/Pt
Eterna City - D/P/Pt
Twinleaf Town - D/P/Pt
End Credits - B/W
Champion Cynthia - D/P/Pt
Battle! Champion - D/P/Pt
Battle! Colress - B2/W2
Battle! Champion Iris - B2/W2
Mt. Coronet - D/P/Pt
National Park - HG/SS
Battle! Ghetsis - B/W
Undella Town (Autumn, Winter, Spring) - B/W
Battle! Wild Pokemon - X/Y
Battle! Rival - HG/SS
Forest House - D/P/Pt
Vs. Suicune - HG/SS
Opelucid City - B/W
Lake - D/P/Pt
Saffron City - HG/SS
Azalea Town - HG/SS, G/S/C
Pokemon League (Night) - D/P/Pt
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3-gatsu no Lion “I said I had no reason to fight, but the truth is, I know that a beast lives within me.”
Gintama "He may point his blade at you, be he's fighting on some other plane. It's beyond winning and losing for him, beyond right and wrong..."
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso “A famous violinist once said, Music transcends words. By exchanging notes, you get to know one another, to understand one another. As if your souls were connected and your hearts were overlapping. It’s a conversation through instruments. A miracle that creates harmony. In that moment, music transcends words."
Ping Pong the Animation "Is this hell?"
Byousoku 5 Centimeter "I still don't know what it really means... to grow up. One day in the future, by then, I want to become someone you can be proud to know."
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanajo "Everyday was the same. Deep down, I felt bored. I wanted to blame someone for my being bored."
Clannad "Just find them.. Find new fun and happy things”
Ping Pong The Animation “Here we go, Smile!!!”
3-gatsu no Lion 2nd Season “May. When I wake up and open the window, I don’t recoil from the wind anymore.”