I only rate manga here cuz I already got a myanimelist. Its FuMarie btw
Dark Fantasy + Comedy + Action + Adventure + Romance = ♡
To be a 3 or above, I have to be immersed in the story. When I'm immersed, I tend to like the characters more. So basically I have to somewhat care for the characters
To get a 3, it has to have good comedy. Humor is a necessity so if I don't like the manga's humor, it won't be getting higher than a 2.5. A story's humor can be what makes it a 4.5 instead of a 4. But there are stories that have little to none humor in it at all that get higher than a 3 and it's because there are other qualities that make me like that story so much.
To be a 3.5, it has to have both realistic, likeable characters and good execution or has both but is missing something else. I don't mind if there's dislikable characters, but having a character that's only purpose is to be hated or make the MC look pitiful takes my immersion away. This applies to 'Monster Duchess' which is a shame bc I adore her foster family but her previous family is so heinous, that it's unrealistic. If a manhwa or manga has good execution but doesn't have likeable characters or a character I really like in it like 'To be you for one day' it will not be above a 3.5 for me. But most 3.5s are decent stories with decent execution and characters, so the main problem I have with them is that I don't connect with the story enough. So...
To be a 4, the story will have to be somewhat special to me. All 4s and above mangas either mean something to me and/or are special or different from the other mangas. 4s and above are the gems of the manga and manhwa world that stands out from the rest and are really good reads.
To get a 5, the world development must be 👌🏼which means it has to introduce the world in a natural way. Good world development can also make a fantasy world feel real and for me it means making the MCs a vulnerable entity. I want feel like the MC can die at any time like the real world and are really struggling to survive like they suggest.
(Bonus: A manga can have all these qualities, but if Im not into the main leads or don't really vibe with their chemistry; that's -.5 points.)
A manga that has all of these qualities is of course my favorite manga SPY X FAMILY. 👏🏼But it's not like I be analyzing while I'm reading, I just like what I like. So value your own opinion before anyone else's and don't take mine too seriously. These are just things I look for subconsciously.