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Rating Anime - What Makes a 10/10 Anime?

Anime Viking writes:

"How do you rate anime? Are you a harsh critic or do you give out high scores even if you dislike it?

Exactly what makes a 10/10 anime?

And why?"

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Saviior951348d ago

I think what really makes a 10/10 anime is what you would expect out of a 9/10 anime, with the added bonus of improved English Dub so that its enjoyable for people who don't tend to watch it.

Marow1348d ago

Huh? So you need an English dub for that...?

SynGamer1348d ago

A solid English Dub can make an ordinary subbed title from Japan really stick out. Generally speaking, anime is about the characters/setting. If the characters are voiced well, and bring emotion and "character" to the story, that's a win in my book.

I'm not saying subbed can't obtain 10/10, but most of the time when something comes over from Japan, we already know it will be subbed by default. So that additional effort for the dubbing (if done well) can drastically improve a title.

Take for instance Cowboy Bebop, a classic. The English dub cast for that was phenomenal. Had they gone the traditional route of terrible Eng voice actors for that, it wouldn't have been the same, and surely not as good.

mamotte1347d ago

My native language isn't english so... speak for yourself. Also, usually a lot of information get lost in translation.

Simon_Brezhnev1347d ago

It depends on a lot of things. My favorite animes of all time are 10s but its been some 9/10 lately.

NeXXXuS1347d ago (Edited 1347d ago )

Excellent story, artwork, good voiceovers for both japanese and english, memorable characters and being able to watch the same anime all over again without becoming bored of it. I have several anime on my shelf that I have seen multiple times and they are some of the better ones in anime history, not just current. I don't really like too many current anime because the art style is cliched and i can't really get into it.

wingman32x1347d ago

For me it's quality of story, animation quality, soundtrack, endearing cast, lasting impact, and rewatchability. A 10/10 anime has to at LEAST be great in every single category, with at least a couple of aspects being remarkable. I'm very stingy with 10's. 9's, 8's, and even some 7's signify an anime I would recommend, but a 10 is something I want to be special, so I hardly use it.

Marow1347d ago

It's interesting reading your thoughts! As I wrote in the post, it comes down to the whole for me. A poor soundtrack can be ignored if everything else is lovely, for example. Or if there were some dumb twist.

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