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How I Rate Anime:
Almost all of my dropped anime were entries that sat around my list for over 3 months. My enthusiasm to watch an anime and how much I look forward to each episode proxies its ultimate score.
10 (Masterpiece): The paramount of its respective genre. Highly entertaining, achieved an emotional impact, and left me at a loss after it ended. Masterpieces often have some sort of re-watch value – something that I'd never consider after finishing a great game or novel.
9 (Brilliant): Might not have had the emotional impact of a "masterpiece", but still cream of the crop. I'd unhesitatingly recommend this to anyone. Leaves a lasting impression, with few faults and a near-perfect score on all sub-categories of review criteria. Most importantly, I watched anime rated 9+ in more or less a single sitting; I felt a sense of urgency to watch each episode.
8 (Very Good): Something that makes no wrong turns, but doesn't do anything extraordinary to completely draw me in. I still really enjoyed watching it; the anime was original and solid all around. Although I often rate anime 8+, I wouldn't even consider watching something if I didn't think it would achieve this rating. One of the easiest ways I rate an 8+ anime is whether I'm excited to pick up its sequel. Highly recommendable to others.
7 (Good): Solid, but with a few noteworthy faults. May have been superb production-wise, but was a bit sloppy in its execution or just missing out in terms of personal enjoyment. Might also have flopped its climax or ending, or had a few bad episodes. Still worth the time to watch though. I'd recommend a "7" to those looking for something above-average, but I'd consider the viewer's tastes first.
6 (Meh): Somehow, despite its immense amount of flaws, I begrudgingly continued watching and hoped for improvement. Since I never pick up an anime unless I know I'll likely enjoy it, most anime I rated "6" had a fantastic hook but ultimately failed to deliver.
5 (Average): Might not have been terrible, but it failed to leave any impressionable qualities. This is the threshold at which I'd most likely drop an anime.
4 (Bad): I likely dropped this show after a few episodes. Its negative qualities easily outweighed its positive qualities. Since I'm picky about what I choose to watch, shows that are <= "4" are difficult to come by. It was probably even disliked by MAL as well.
3 (Awful): This show is why people have awful misconceptions of anime. Very few, if any, redeeming qualities. Not just bad; infuriating to watch. Probably dropped after a single episode.
1 & 2 (Dogsh**): Troll anime. Likely intentionally made to be bad.
How I Rate Short Animations
Shorts are based on a different rating. I value shorts that accomplish a ton in little time.
9 - 10: Think of the first 10 minutes of "Up". Delivered a profound, emotionally impactful message, or left me craving more.
8: Stellar story-telling; left a lasting impression. Definitely worth spending ~ 20 minutes of your time for. OVAs of my favourite series, although they may not be inherently deep, would still be entertaining enough to fall under this category as well.
6 - 7: Still worth the little time I spent on them, but didn't really leave a big impact. Tech demos or visually striking concept pieces might fall in this range. Anime "special episodes" that weren't too special would probably receive a back-handed "5" or "6" as well.
5 or less: Mediocre and laborious to watch. Neither eye-candy nor thought-provoking.
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- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann TV·2007
- Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2 TV·2019
- Ping Pong the Animation TV·2014
- NHK ni Youkoso! TV·2006
- Eve no Jikan (Movie) Movie·2010
- Gankutsuou TV·2004
- Fate/Zero 2nd Season TV·2012
- Steins;Gate TV·2011
- Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha TV·2007
- Clannad: After Story TV·2008
- Hei Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
- Alucard Hellsing
- Okabe, Rintarou Steins;Gate
- Spiegel, Spike Cowboy Bebop
- Araragi, Koyomi Bakemonogatari
- Senjougahara, Hitagi Bakemonogatari
- Sagara, Sousuke Full Metal Panic!
- Koiwai, Yotsuba Yotsuba to!
- The Count of Monte Cristo Gankutsuou
- Joestar, Joseph JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Adventure