I love action anime, but I’ll watch at least one episode of something someone suggests.
I mostly rate my anime based on how much I enjoyed it, and rarely any other factors. Ultimately things like art, sound, story, etc. just affect enjoyment.
I try not to drop anime if I can help it, but I’m not afraid to add to my Dropped list. I don’t list shows I only make it through one episode of as dropped, preferring to make it through two if possible. I will instead delete the anime off my list, because otherwise my dropped list would be far too big. On very rare occasions, I revisit dropped anime if I feel they deserve a second chance.
I try not to rate anything above a 7 as that is around what I consider good enough. I am prone to changing my ratings as I watch an anime, or whenever I reevaluate how I feel about an anime. Here is a breakdown of how I score things.
1: Complete trash, something I likely only watched as a joke.
2: Still probably a joke, but it most likely had one redeeming quality.
3: Boring, likely left a bad taste in my mouth.
4: Either lackluster or just not that good.
5: Below average or generally displeasing. Not a bad rating technically, but it wasn’t worth the time I put in.
6: Good enough. This is the best an anime can hope for if it doesn’t meet expectations.
7: What I generally give to anime I like. It means it passed my test.
8: Not impossible to achieve. The anime with this rating left me with fond memories.
9: Very rare. An anime with this rating is either fueled by nostalgia or left a mark on me that will stay with me for a very long time.
10: An almost meaningless rating. Anime with this rating are “perfect”, if such a thing could exist. Highly subjective.
Manga is rated similarly.