Likes: supernatural, mystery, psychological, and/or horror, action/adventure fantasy, and
entertaining trainwrecks (totally subjective on what I constitute as 'entertaining' and a 'trainwreck')
Dislikes: harem, ecchi, generally romance but depends on how it's done
Hit or miss: slice-of-life, just slice-of-life.
My ratings mean:
My rating criteria is the same as the MAL review rating criteria (or what used to be the rating criteria before the categories were removed). So this includes: characters, story/plot, art and animation, sound, and enjoyment. Of course, Enjoyment tends to have a bit more weight since I usually use that to round up or down. I'm also a firm believer that: characters > plot and execution > originality. Because if I don't care for the characters, then I won't care what happens even if it's the best story ever. Likewise, originality will not make something automatically good if the execution sucks.
10 = Outstanding or Unbelievably Awesome, though not perfect. What distinguishes a series as a 10 instead of a 9 is how much value the anime had while and/or after I watched it. Series rated 10 generally holds a special value to me more than series that are rated a 9. 9 = Excellent. They're usually series that either end up as a 9 or 9.5 but I rounded down. These are generally excellent series that are well presented with a good storyline and strong cast of characters, and which I enjoyed watching. 8 = Great. Series that are great but I had a few minor issues with. Any anime that's rated 8 or above is something I liked, has the potential of being a favorite and would recommend. 7 = Good. This is generally what I give series that I enjoyed some to a lot of it, but certain flaws may prevent it from getting an 8. Generally, a series I would recommend with caution. 6 = Decent. Not bad, but not particularly good OR something that had potential (or was enjoyable) but also had glaring flaws. Usually has slightly more good than bad. 5 = Average/mediocre. Anime that's generic. Or bored me. This is the mode score. 4 = Either generic and weak, poor, or had to force myself to finish. 3 = Bad. 2 = Awful. 1 = Shitsux. It doesn't even deserve a description with proper spelling and grammar. No redeeming qualities what-so-ever.
[size=135]200th completed series: Darker than Black - Ryuusei no Gemini on 06-19-2010
300th completed series: Mawaru Penguindrum on 12-23-2011
400th completed series: Heartcatch Precure on 06-26-2014 [/size]