For just about every anime episode, OVA or film we review, we assign a subjective rating that comprises elements such as story strength, production values, music, voice acting, and general entertainment value.
There’s no clear-cut application of a rating, it’s just an estimate of our feelings about the work. No episode rating is final; we may change it after thinking about an episode for some time or re-watching it.
Our newest rating scale (as of Fall 2020) is a five-star system, virtually identical to the one used on Anime News Network. The more gold stars, the better the episode!
Rating Scale – Version 4.0
Rating Scale – Version 3.0
Rating Scale – Version 2.5
Rating Scale – Version 2.0
(Used from Aug 2012 thru Mar 2014)
Rating Scale – Version 1.0
(Used from Apr 2010 thru July 2012)
Now that you’re familiar with our Rating Scales, check out our BIG BOARD!