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 (with certain numbers), 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 Ive seen people’s ratings be complete nonsense. For instance, a portion of anime planet profiles have users who give many anime a 10/10. A 10/10 for me is rare. I think people just need to come up with a system of how to rate, but there doesn't have to be a lot of thought involved like my example further 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 fairly 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. If this can't even meet the average standard with how much anime there is out there, I'm not going to watch it for long. I'll watch 2 - 6 episodes. Examples: Midori Days, Beyond the Boundary
6 - Passable: This rating is where the line is drawn, anything below this rating is not entertaining. A 6 out of 10 brings little when it comes to bringing me joy, but at the same time it's not enough to make it a bad show. It's like when good and evil duke it out and the good side wins, but they barely survived. An anime of this rating is on it's last legs, but it's enough to give it a passing grade. I'll watch 1-2 episodes. Examples: Photo Kano, Freezing, God Eater
5.5 - Inadequate: This is the point where my joy STARTS to become sadness, but it's a gem compared to some of the ratings below. You can tell theres decent content, but it suffers from traits like being stale, recycled, predictable, and ect. I'll watch 1 episode (If I can finish it). Examples: Trigun, They are my Noble Masters
5 - Lacking: You just know that a few of these shows could of been great if it werent for some of it's crummy aspects; such as bothersome characters, sloppy writing, a wrong genre (Shounen-ai), and so on. For instance, Lucky Star had great characters, animation, and music, but the story felt so lifeless that it ended up here. 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: The three examples that I gave are so lifeless to me (but loved by many). They're long, very slow paced, and boring as hell. It's almost as bad as watching paint dry. Examples: Monster, Moribito, Wolf's Rain
3 - Terrible: Where as the above stuff had some potential to be decent, this box of sperm never stood a change. It has characteristics of an awful setup, irritating characters, ugly animation, awful ideas, and other 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 where the real mental pain starts and will have some of those moment's where I feel like I'm going insane. Examples: Natsu no Arashi!, Gokujo.Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari
2 - Excruciating: What were they thinking? I feel like the life is being sucked out of me when I watch this broken anime. 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: I'll atempt to bang my hand against my desk in hopes that I can forget what I just saw. Symptoms include excruciating pain, extreme discomfort, and loss of sanity. In other words, If I want brain damage, I'll just continue watching.Might as well just watch tv static with the volume blasted. It will be hard to last even 20 seconds.No Examples (Never seen anime this bad)
1 - Unbearable: The last I remember was pushing the play button, but for some reason my fist lay's dormint inside my $250 computer monitor. I think my instincts kicked in order to protect myself (thanks instincts, you the man). But alas, it's too late for me, I pushed the play buttonseeking help won't remove the scar this abomination left. This isn’t anime, it's a torture device made from hell. But for real, just about every moment I watch, I'm beyond irritated. No Examples (Never seen anime this bad)