After its launch a week ago, blog carnival has now come to an end. We’ve seen what other participating bloggers have to say about the given topic – What Makes a 10/10 Anime. Personally, it has been a wonderful week, reading how other bloggers rate their anime and the things they consider. Obviously, each of us has our own sets of standards; some pretty similar, some very different.
It took me quite some time to go through all the blogs. That’s only because they’re such interesting read. While most of us agree that rating an anime is subjective to personal taste, the other participating bloggers have good points and it’s something I should take into considerations the next time I rate an anime.
For starters, Sam mentioned about considering the anime’s year of release. Production values of yesteryears differ greatly from what we have today. The songs, the artwork, the style are very different. But does that mean they are any less good? Does that mean they don’t deserve a perfect score? If a person considers production values as a criterion, he or she should consider comparing a particular anime against other anime that were released about the same time. It’s only fair to do so.
A few participants as well as commenter noted nostalgia as one of the factor that influence their ratings. As I reflect on this, I can understand why. If I still have this lingering attachment or generally positive and clear impression on an anime, it can only mean one thing – the anime has made an impact on me. I might not have noticed it during the time I was watching the anime, but some time later.
Also, in the absence of plot, typical for slice-of-life anime, how should they be rated? I’m sure there are some titles that deserve the full score. Maybe there aren’t any now, but perhaps in the future. Nopy chose to use how attention-gripping an anime is as a measure while Yumeka decided to go for the “heart score”. I think “heart score” is self-explanatory, but just in case I’ve provided the link to her blog along with others at the end of this post.
AceRailgun didn’t think the animation/music/design are that important, so do I. Surprisingly, there were quite a few participants who think the same. Before this carnival, I thought I might be the only one >.<. Thank you, Du5k for organizing this blog carnival.
Speaking of Du5k, he had his standard changed over the years, and I’d think my standards will change some time in the future. The question is what about the anime we’ve rated before? Do we go back and reconsider their ratings? Is there a possibility an anime that wasn’t given a perfect score will get the perfect score after reconsideration? What do you think?
Whoa, look at that. That’s a long list of nice little discoveries. I must say, I’ve enjoyed this blog carnival very much. It was really fun reading and sharing opinions with various people.
Once again, the list of participants here. Thank you guys for making this carnival as fun as it is.
- Ace Railgun by AceRailgun
- Anime B&B by Marina
- Anime Viking by Marow
- Draggle’s Anime Blog by draggle
- Ephemeral Dreams by Ephemeral Dreamer
- Hachimitsu by Mira
- Leap250’s Blog by Leap250
- Lemmas and Submodalities by SnippetTee
- Listless Ink by Yi
- Mainichi Anime Yume by Yumeka
- Nopy’s Blog by Nopy
- One Minute of Dusk by du5k
- The Otaku’s Study by Sam