I've been reading manga and watching anime for the past two decades so my lists are by no means reflective of everything I've watched/read, but they are either ones that I remember well enough or ones I've read/watched in the past couple of years.
I usually read:
I usually watch:
⭐️ - ⭐️✨: Would not recommend and couldn't find many/any redeeming qualities.
⭐️⭐️: Didn't love it or it didn't make an impression, but there were parts of it that were decent.
⭐️⭐️✨: Either middle of the road or it was good but had a glaring issue that really brought the ranking down.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ - ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨: Solid story overall and not lacking in art, plot, or characters. Would recommend.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Really enjoyed and would reread.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨: Almost perfect with very few criticisms on my part.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Not only do I have no criticisms but it's also exemplary in both writing and art. Usually these stories leave an impact on me and are ones I will think about for a long time.
TW: I do read and sometimes rate highly stories with triggering content. For me, a story doesn't have to be all fluff for it to be one I enjoy so keep that in mind if you take any recommendation from me.