... I'm editing/updating my "Loved/Hated Characters" lists. This may take a while ...
-Characters on my "Loved Characters" list are characters I wouldn't be the same without (in a positive way).
-Characters on my "Hated Characters" list are characters whose very mention makes me shake with rage & disghust.
-Characters from titles I've seen that are NOT on either list are characters I feel neutrally about.
*(`T_T) ...having to wait for English subtitles for raw episodes is one of the main reasons I'm learning Japanese.
There are 4 major dilemmas in my life:
1.) Too much anime, too little time.
2.) Choosing a favorite anime (or a "Top Favorite List" comprised of under 30-40 titles/series).
3.) Choosing which title/series to watch next.
4.) Trying to NOT add to my "I Want to Watch" list by browsing through "similar/related" title lists for titles/series I've watched.
It seems that, for every anime series I watch, I find at least 5 more series that I want to watch. (T_T)
I frequently suffer from "Anime Deja Vu" (when you either simply pick a title or begin watching a title thn realize "Hey!...I've watched this!" - without intentionally trying to watch said title again) as a result of my Advanced Stage CRS (CRS-Can't Remember Shit). (>_<)
...so my "Anime I've Watched" List will forever be as incomplete as my memory. (-_-)
Rating anime is not as simple as "i liked it" or "i didn't like it". It's a complicated process of evaluating the value of the art work, plot & storyline, characters & their developments, the dialogue, the emotions the series invokes, the cultural aspects & the originality of the series ... then taking into consideration the timeframe during which the series was created (because a aspects of a series from the 1990's can't directly be compaired to a series from the 2010+ timeframe).
Besides, i love anime too much - all the generations & genres - to really be able to give an accurate "rating".
**ANY anime I've given a rating to, is only to show which titles are my personal favorites.
Go watch Bakuman (all 3 seasons) & you'll understand why i feel the way i do. Like every book is an author's "heart & soul", so is every anime/manga a mangaka's "heart & soul".