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What factors do you use when deciding what score to assign an anime?
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Old April 6th, 2017 (7:21 AM).
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Mostly I score a show based on how much I enjoyed it whilst I was watching it, and the overall impression I have of it when it ends. Endings often drag scores right down for me - especially with series based on incomplete works, where they don't have a proper conclusion and leave me feeling like I wasted my time...and if I was enjoying them up to that point it's even worse - just as soundtrack can boost them up - the only reason Madoka got a 2 instead of a 1 from me was because of the OST leaving a strong impression on me, for example.

I'm quite critical with my scores, because I'm very difficult to please and I have a short attention span when it comes to watching things. Quite often my attention wanders and I find myself clicking away because it just doesn't hold my interest.
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Plot, characters/character development, animation/art, voice acting and overall enjoyment.
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    I don't really rate but enjoyment is the only thing that matters.
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    Old April 6th, 2017 (2:29 PM).
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    The characters are the most important to me, I usually decide my ratings on that and the story, I don't tend to rate too often though and like it when I really enjoy an anime.
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    Old April 6th, 2017 (2:47 PM).
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    Originally, I did it based on this sort of mix between enjoyment and objectivity. Obviously can't be objective with a review, so when I say this I'm generally referring to things I think the show does well regardless of whether I liked them.

    Changed that pretty recently, and whenever someone comes my way and sees that I have so many 6s and 5s, I imagine they must wonder whether I like anything at all. Which makes sense, my scale's a lot more rigid than most, but like...Minami-ke was a pretty good time. If someone threw a blu-ray of Inazuma Eleven Chrono Stone at me, I'd be like "Psyduck yeah" and watch it with 'em. Mayoiga was a stupid fun time, Big Order was a fun stupid time. But mostly all of my 6s I enjoyed. Because 6 is above average. If the show had several flaws but I still enjoyed it to some extent (albeit not that much), it's a six. If it didn't "offend" me in any way but wasn't particularly standout in any fashion, it's 5. It's average. Not a bad time, but one that I wouldn't exactly call all that great or even particularly good.

    So it's mostly based on enjoyment, though my enjoyment comes directly from the anime's various parts, generally. Writing, vocal performance, line direction, music and overall sound design, characters, the overall aesthetic as well as the animation, direction (and that's a big one for me) and various other things. In that sense, I don't really feel that there's much reason for me to focus on providing scores that reflect how good I think the show is rather than how I feel about it personally because, for the most part, they're one and the same.

    Oh, and I started using 10s recently, too. Originally I kept it reserved for perfect anime- which didn't exist, of course, but I do keep it pretty restrictive.
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    Old April 7th, 2017 (10:50 AM).
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    HanaKana = 10/10
    Woah.

    Satoshi, c'mon, you've gotta have some kinda standards.

    HanaKana = 9
    HanaKana with HanaKana OP/ED = 10.
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      I just rate based on how much I enjoyed something. But when I don't like it, I try to find for good points. More often than not an anime is not a 0/10, but sometimes they have good points.

      For example, I rated Spiritpact 2/10 because it was truly awful, but the soundtrack was pretty good ^-^;.
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      Old April 9th, 2017 (9:59 AM).
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      Woah.

      Satoshi, c'mon, you've gotta have some kinda standards.

      HanaKana = 9
      HanaKana with HanaKana OP/ED = 10.
      Nah, that would be disrespectful to HanaKana :P
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      Originally, I did it based on this sort of mix between enjoyment and objectivity. Obviously can't be objective with a review, so when I say this I'm generally referring to things I think the show does well regardless of whether I liked them.

      Changed that pretty recently, and whenever someone comes my way and sees that I have so many 6s and 5s, I imagine they must wonder whether I like anything at all. Which makes sense, my scale's a lot more rigid than most, but like...Minami-ke was a pretty good time. If someone threw a blu-ray of Inazuma Eleven Chrono Stone at me, I'd be like "Psyduck yeah" and watch it with 'em. Mayoiga was a stupid fun time, Big Order was a fun stupid time. But mostly all of my 6s I enjoyed. Because 6 is above average. If the show had several flaws but I still enjoyed it to some extent (albeit not that much), it's a six. If it didn't "offend" me in any way but wasn't particularly standout in any fashion, it's 5. It's average. Not a bad time, but one that I wouldn't exactly call all that great or even particularly good.

      So it's mostly based on enjoyment, though my enjoyment comes directly from the anime's various parts, generally. Writing, vocal performance, line direction, music and overall sound design, characters, the overall aesthetic as well as the animation, direction (and that's a big one for me) and various other things. In that sense, I don't really feel that there's much reason for me to focus on providing scores that reflect how good I think the show is rather than how I feel about it personally because, for the most part, they're one and the same.

      Oh, and I started using 10s recently, too. Originally I kept it reserved for perfect anime- which didn't exist, of course, but I do keep it pretty restrictive.
      My ratings have never been so low as to make my average be close to 5s and 6es, but I go with a similar rating scheme. I do use the entire range from 1-10, yes, but it is primarily enjoyment oriented rather than the rather rigid scheme of rating different aspects separately and then averaging them at the end. If a show had stellar visuals but sucked donkey balls as a story and didn't appeal to me much, it'll probably get a 3-4. So while every aspect does play a role into the score, they do so while being secondary in nature. Enjoyment comes first.

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      Woah.

      Satoshi, c'mon, you've gotta have some kinda standards.

      HanaKana = 9
      HanaKana with HanaKana OP/ED = 10.
      I wonder what kind of score Satoshi would give to an anime on HanaKana where she plays all the characters and sings all songs and all the music is comprised of her making noises and nothing else.

      /lolwatdafugamisaying

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      Nah, that would be disrespectful to HanaKana :P
      Sure. But how do you rate a HanaKana work that surpasses the HanaKana standards?
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      Does this mean Satoshi considers ReWrite to be a 10/10...? 'Cause that's questionable.
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      Old April 9th, 2017 (8:16 PM).
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        For me it's based on the writing. In order for a story to be good, the writing needs to be solid. Following that is characters, animation, and overall enjoyment.
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        I wonder what kind of score Satoshi would give to an anime on HanaKana where she plays all the characters and sings all songs and all the music is comprised of her making noises and nothing else.
        I wouldn't. Watching that anime would be the last thing I would do in my life =D

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        Sure. But how do you rate a HanaKana work that surpasses the HanaKana standards?
        That's inner 11/10 xD

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        Does this mean Satoshi considers ReWrite to be a 10/10...? 'Cause that's questionable.
        Sure. I loved Rewrite. That's Suzukiiiiiiii Booooondo/10.
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        Old April 10th, 2017 (7:52 PM).
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        That's Suzukiiiiiiii Booooondo/10.
        I don't know who or what that is but I want you to know I'm judging you right now.
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          Mostly how much I enjoyed it, how many weird moments there were, the quality... I mean, enjoyment kind of trumps it all though. Sorry I know this is why some bad shows are highly rated, but whatever.
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          Enjoyment is the prime factor for me.

          I personally also have a separate set of rules on how much scoring I am going to give...

          I only score anime that I have completed at least 1/3 of it, and will only do so on completion or dropping.

          Anime that is dropped very early on usually indicates "hmm, not for me" and I avoid giving any score in such cases.
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          I don't rate anime because I have a no drop policy. Anime is anime.
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          Old April 28th, 2017 (1:42 AM).
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          I don't rate anime because I have a no drop policy. Anime is anime.
          So you'll watch something all the way through even if you think it's beyond terrible? Why would you do that to yourself? o.O
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          So you'll watch something all the way through even if you think it's beyond terrible? Why would you do that to yourself? o.O
          Because I hate leaving things unfinished, even if I hate it, I have to finish it. That's just how I am.
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          Because I hate leaving things unfinished, even if I hate it, I have to finish it. That's just how I am.
          Ouch.
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          Because I hate leaving things unfinished, even if I hate it, I have to finish it. That's just how I am.
          In that case, some advice:

          VLC

          1.12/1.2/1.25 times

          It'll make your hell at least slightly more bearable. Trust me.
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          So you'll watch something all the way through even if you think it's beyond terrible? Why would you do that to yourself? o.O
          It's pretty futsuu, though.
          If you start something, you have giri to finish it :P
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          It's pretty futsuu, though.
          If you start something, you have giri to finish it :P
          Tell that to the ones who don't give shows that need them second seasons >.>
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