Hello! My anime addiction started when I discovered Toonami in the early 2000’s and ever since then I have been an avid watcher. I like several different kinds of anime that include action, drama, comedy, ecchi, etc. On average I watch a few episodes a day, but it does depend on the situation. I wish I could change my username to Arturia, but Animeplanet as of right now isn't able to do that (without it being complicated).
In my custom lists (see links below), I have a numbered list of my favorite anime (work in progress), anime that I recommend, and a timeline of what I have been watching since August of 2016 (there’s two separate lists, because the shows I’m re-watching needed to be on a separate list).
My Top Recommendations - http://www.anime-planet.com/users/spike835/lists/4-my-top-recommendations-61952
Re-watch Timeline - http://www.anime-planet.com/users/spike835/lists/2-rewatch-timeline-63952
There are several people out there who have no idea what they’re doing when they rate anime. Too many times I see people’s ratings have several rating’s that don’t make any sense. For instance, a portion of anime planet profiles have users who give many anime a 10/10. A 10/10 for me is a rating that’s rare. I think people just need to come up with a system of how to rate. My system of how I rate is below.
10 - Breathtaking: Wow, the mistakes aren't noticeable and it’s filled with so many outstanding moments. A show like this rarely pops up and is a must see. Also, good luck trying to do anything else in real life. Ignoring family members, losing sleep, failing a test would be some of my personal examples. Examples: Attack on Titan, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, Clannad
9.5 - Spectacular: There are a moderate-high amount of moments that will blow me away, but there's not quite enough to make it a 10. Examples: A certain scientific Railgun S, Bleach
9 - Superb: It has a moderate amount of masterpiece moments that make this show highly entertaining. However, material that doesn’t belong is preventing it from receiving a higher rating. Content that doesn't belong, not enough "on the edge of you seat moments", etc. Examples: Naruto Shippuden, Kill La Kill, Elfen Lied
8.5 - Excellent: This is when anime starts to get addicting to watch. There are moments that leave me in awe and wanting more of it. Although, these moments either don’t happen enough or something is holding it back. Regardless, I'll watch the anime all the way through, even if it’s long. Examples: Baccano!, Berserk (2016), Mitsudomoe
8 - Really Good: It's a solid show that usually has an interesting twist about it or is strong in certain areas. However, it's not quite special enough to the point where I'll be spamming that next episode button. I'll watch 25 - 100 episodes. Examples: Accel World, Usagi Drop, High school of the Dead, Deadman Wonderland
7.5 - Good Job: It's above average, meaning it's simply more consistent overall compared to what I normally see and does leave me satisfied. I'll watch 12 - 25 episodes. Examples: Bakuman, Gundam Wing, The Irregular at Magic High school
7 - Average: It's pretty good and does deliver as a show, but it's generally nothing I haven’t seen before and does contain a few errors in it. The reason why I think seven is average is because most show's I see fall around this rating. I'll watch 6 - 12 episodes. Examples: Beck, Himouto! Umaru-chan
6.5 - Fair: Either the story/characters are weaker than they should be or there's just certain aspects that's boring about the show. However, with that being said, it does hold up as an anime. I'll watch 2 - 6 episodes. Examples: Midori Days, Beyond the Boundary
6 - Passable: Not very entertaining, but it's not bad. This is more of the middle road meaning that while the content isn't that strong, it's just enough to give the show a pass. I'll watch 1-2 episodes. Examples: Photo Kano, Freezing, God Eater
5.5 - Lacking: This is the point where I stop enjoying myself. I'll probably drop it after the first episode (If I can finish the episode) because of traits like Recycled Material, Predictable, and being boring. Examples: Trigun, Fairy Tail, They are my Noble Masters
5 - Dull: For every moment I’m entertained, there's a moment I’m annoyed. That's not going to cut it. Examples: Soul Eater, Lucky Star
4.5 - Poor: While there are good qualities here, it's hard to notice when there's more bad ones. Examples: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya, Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls, Needless
4 - Bad: The couple things that it has going for it is dragged down and quickly forgotten. I'll probably drop it half way into the first episode or less. Examples: R-15, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, Hen Zemi TV
3.5 - Really Bad: This is soooo boring! It's almost as bad as watching paint dry. Examples: Monster, Moribito, Wolf's Rain
3 - Terrible: Annoying, Disappointing, and awful ideas are some of the many traits that make this anime horrible to watch. I'll more than likely drop it after 5 minutes. Examples: Rock Lee, Chu-Bra!!, I my Me! Strawberry Eggs
2.5 - Painful: Where as an 8.5 starts to get addicting, this is the real pain starts and will have some of those special moment's where I feel like I'm in mental pain. The off button is the pain reliever. Examples: Natsu no Arashi!, Gokujo.Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari
2 - Tormented: What were they thinking? I feel like the life is being sucked out of me when I watch this broken anime. Yea, there's a story, characters, animation, and sound. But it’s basically the worst I’ve seen. I'll be done with this in a couple minutes. Examples: Now and Then Here and There
1.5 - Extreme Torture: Symptoms include Excruciating Pain, extreme discomfort, and loss of sanity. No Examples (Never seen anime this bad)
1 - Unbearable: This isn’t anime, it's a torture device made from hell. Just about every moment I watch, I'm beyond irritated and annoyed. If I want brain damage, I'll just continue watching. It will be hard to last even 20 seconds. No Examples (Never seen anime this bad)