My New Rating System
5 Stars - Perfect, flawless, genre-defining. No notable complaints. An anime worth watching regardless of genre preferances.
4 Stars - Excellent, great, a highly enjoyable piece of work. Might have some small troubling issues, but the overall experience is good enough to overlook. A favorite for any fan of the genre.
3 Stars - Good, Fun, enjoyable. Has some notable issues that detract from the work, and may not always have a consistantly enjoyable experience every episode. Definently worth watching for any fan of the genre, but not worth it if you specifically dislike the genre.
2 Stars - Decent, okay, good to kill time with. May not have any more notable issues than a 3 star series, but the overall experience just won't be as good. The characters will be more cliche, the jokes will fall flat more often than not. Fans of the genre may watch it to kill time, but it's not worth considering otherwise.
1 Star - Bad, horrible, stay away at all costs. Will have significant flaws that detract from the work, and most likely never creates an enjoyable experience other than a few key moments. This anime should be avoided at all costs, and only watched for completionists sake.
1/2 Star - not an actual rating in and of itself, but a modifier to an existing rating. For good series, a 1/2 star may be detracted for technical failures - such as low budget animation, poor computer graphic effects, and such. A 1/2 star may also be detracted if the ending was horrible to an otherwise excellent series, or if I haven't seen the entire series yet. 1/2 star ratings may also be added to a low ranking anime if an unusual quality makes the experience more enjoyable - such as being so bad it's good, or being fun because it's campy.