May 19, 2014

[A-P Originals] Ratings in my Anime Reviews

Note: This is an unaltered blog originally written for Anime-Planet. Originally published in July 18th, 2011.
The information/opinions may or may not be outdated and nothing has been edited compared to the original version.

This blog is about ratings I use in my anime reviews and I mostly guide myself by these criteria, however, keep in mind that nothing’s set in stone and I sometimes may take some liberties as well.
Each category (Story, Animation, Sound, and Characters) receives its respective rating based on these descriptions.

‘Overall’ category doesn’t necessarily have to meet the description.

10 - Excellent/Perfect – in order to receive this rating not only the anime has to be flawless but also need to blow my mind in the respective category. I doubt that I’ll ever give out a 10.

9 – Amazing – the anime has to be flawless in the respective category (e.g.  Sound)

8 – Great – is better than 'Good' but with some minor flaws that overall don’t ruin the experience

7 – Good – the anime is good, however, lacks something and/or has flaws

6 - Almost good – has some mistakes that don’t leave ‘Good’ impression (Pun intended)

6 - Above average – it has certain qualities that distinguishes it from other million anime at the same genre, however, is not interesting or original enough to deserve 7

5 - Average/Mediocre - isn’t bad but simply lacks originality that would make it any different from millions of other anime

4 - Decent/Bearable/Below average – is watchable, however, leaves bad impression or no impression at all.

3 – Bad – lacks quality, is poorly made together, feels rushed

2 – Horrible – is a waste of money and shouldn’t have been made.

1 - God awful abomination/Doesn’t deserve a title of 'Anime' – I doubt that anything will ever receive this, the only way to receive score of 1 is lack of context, sense and has no quality

Note: Rating 6 has two meanings and anime can recieve 6 if either or both of them applies

1 comment:

  1. Correction: "1- God awful abomination/Hollywood movie in the making"

    Anyways, i might just be able to give a few anime that have that rating, or at least that is what i think those animes deserve. A very good example may be Claymore the anime. How about "This Ugly yet Beautiful world"? And i know this might not sit well with some people but i put "Saikano" in this category as well