I'm Derek! I've been a big anime fan for many years. I have to blame Walt Disney for my addiction all things animated. As for my preference in anime, I'll watch almost anything whether good or bad as long as it's new to me. Some great anime I've watched has been Summer Wars, Akira, the original Ghost in the Shell movie, Fairy Tail, Death Note, Made in the Abyss and The Promise Neverland.
My rating system is thus:
5 is one that's out of the ball park in terms of story, foley work, and animation.
4 is one that is very good but may have some technical issues, but still a great one to watch.
3 is it may not be that good but is still enjoyable to watch.
2 is if you are really bored.
1 is, don't waste your time unless you are a masochist.
I just enjoy anime for the sake of anime. But regardless of criticism, it is the studio and the artist's conception to make the product and everyone has their tastes. Also please keep in mind that the genre has changed over the past 30 years with new styles of animation and storytelling. P.S. I'm a big ink and paint person! But if is bad anime I'd rate on the Milk-chan/Shin-chan clause.
They are just animation folks!
Cat Girls Rule! Ao wow!
Cat boys soon. Hey, Schrodinger.
All my cat boys are not fit for public consumption.
I have to be fair and balanced.
Here me, fear me! Never dare to cheer me!
I'm the greatest necromancer ever was!
All my deeds with magic reek,
I'm the whole thing, so to speak!
I'm the wonderful Wizard of Oz!
By L. Frank Baum