5.0 Star: Masterpiece! Granted to a select few unforgetable anime.
4.5 Star: Anime Greats! Almost made 5, just some small nuance that held it back. This rating is often the result of a highly enjoyable anime that either lacked the depth or great conclusion required to be 5 star.
4.0 Star: Prime Anime! Moving anime that were so good to watch, your kinda bummed out when the're over.
3 or 3.5 Star: Choice Anime! These were fun anime to watch. Some have a deep plot, some have, well, none... The point is these very enjoyable anime. They do not excel on all fronts, but have enough going for them to be on anyones want to watch list.
2.5 or 2 Star: Anime Ground Chuck! Good anime components blended together that didnt quite cook all the way through. Anime that I enjoyed parts of. However, some portion or aspect of the anime caused me to temporarily lose interest.
1.5 or 1 Star: Anime Dog Food... I don't think it was intended for me, and it left a bad taste by the time i was done... 1.5 had some charm (canned food). 1 star was time better spent elsewhere (dry food)
.5 Star: Taco Bell Grade Anime... I understand relating an anime to taco bell is a lil rough but i belive it conveys the message well. Take the scraps of good anime mix em together and put a tidy wrapper on it. If charm is found in these anime, it probably crawled in on its own. These were boring or repulsive anime that are usually dropped.