When reading informational/review posts, there are two different ratings that can be found. This page will explain both ratings and what each one means.

The first rating is called “My Rating.”

My Rating

This rating is based on a 1 – 10 scale, and it is my personal opinion about an anime or manga. My Rating can often be found underneath the “Genres” information.

Numbers 1 through 5 often mean that the series being discussed was not very satisfactory. This can be because of the lack of story, bad timing, cringe-yness, characters, cliché-ness, and many other things. Once again, this is all my opinion. Also, sometimes a 5 rating can mean that the series was somewhat satisfactory but could have been better if not for a few prominent problems.

A 6 can mean that the series was good or simply okay. Numbers 7 and 8 often mean that the series was average or pretty satisfactory. Most of My Ratings can be found in this range. When a series is rated a 9 or 10, that often means the show was really satisfactory, memorable, and/or above and beyond. Series given 10s are often ones that have had a strong start or ending and maintained strong throughout most of the series.

All the numbers discussed above will apply to a My Rating 90% of the time. Occasionally, I may go back to change a My Rating due to a misjudgment made for a series’ rating. When a My Rating often differs drastically (in a negative way) from the public’s opinion, I will put the average rating of the series from multiple sites in the “Notes” section below.

The second types of ratings used on this blog are age appropriations.

Age Rating

To advise and warn people of a series, I will always put an age appropriation in the “Rating” section. This will usually be at the bottom of an “Anime” or “Manga” section. When a series has an anime and manga, I will only put one rating for the anime unless stated otherwise.

Before August 2016, I loosely rated multiple series through the Motion Pictures rating system and I did not give ratings for mangas. From August 2016, I will be following that rating system more strictly and include manga ratings as well. This will apply for any anime and manga. Anything put in the Webtoon category will also follow manga ratings.

Webtoons and manga will be following either their publishers age appropriation or, if not found, I will allocate an appropriation based on the list below. I will sometimes indicate whether I am allocating the age appropriation or not in the “Notes” section at the end of a post. Also, if I am allocating the age appropriation and am unsure of which appropriation is fitting, I will often rate the series with the higher appropriation for precaution.

Age Appropriations (with my abbreviations): All Ages (E), Teens (T), Teens Plus (T+), Mature (M). I will also be adding Youth (10+).

To find out more about how manga is age appropriated, check this post (note: I only skimmed this), or look at manga from ShoujoBeat or ShonenJump. You can also check the Viz site.

To find out more about Motion Pictures rating system, check out their website, or the Film Ratings website, or check wikipedia .