Anime Grading Rubic
Note that not all reviews will use this rubric. If the review is a quick subjective review, it will be noted.
Art (Also may include soundtrack or voice acting. A notable well-down soundtrack or great voice acting may bring it up, bad will bring it down.)
A-Absolutely beautiful or original animation. The animation quality is consistent.
B-Good, solid animation. The animation quality is fairly consistent. A couple shortcuts may be used.
C-The animation is okay. Obvious short cuts are seen frequently used in the animation. The animation quality is fairly consistent.
D-The animation quality is lacking and ugly. Obvious short cuts are seen frequently used in the animation. The animation quality is inconsistent.
F-I could have animated this better.
A-Completely orginal characters, no clichés can be seen in their character.
B- Based off clichés, but a lot of work went into making them their own person and they have a lot of personality. The viewer still remains attached to them.
C-Cliched, and no work is done to build them beyond their cliché. Rather, they’re made to be likable clichés, and the viewer still feels some attachment to them. Characters are unlikable, but the attempt was made to build characters.
D-Character is flat and clichéd. Viewer cares little about the characters.
F-My empty sprite can has more personality then anyone I saw on screen.
A-Most to all the individual episodes were enjoyable. Depending on the length of the series, there is little to no filler. Little leeway is given for 11-13 episode shows in this area, to get an A, every episode must be good.
B-Most of the individual episodes were enjoyable. There was a little filler, but not enough that it detracts from the series.
C-At least half of the individual episodes were enjoyable. There was enough filler to drag on the series a little, but it wasn’t too bad.
D-Less then half of the episodes were enjoyable. There was too much filler, and it detracted from the series.
F- Watching this was the low point of my week. Why didn’t I drop it again?
Random factors that influence that work somehow.
A-Think the chart with rising action, climax, falling action, the plot contains all of this, and it’s all well executed. Storyline is original. Viewer ends up hooked on the storyline and engaged. Things make sense.
B-The chart is mostly there. Storyline may not be completely original, but it works. Viewer ends up engaged.
C-The story doesn’t make sense, or jumps the shark in parts, but still holds together. It’s completely clichéd, no effort is put into it, or flat out boring.
D-The story doesn’t make sense, jumps the shark, falls apart, or is completely disregarded. It’s completely clichéd, no effort is put into it, or flat out boring.
F-The story is so bad, it’s an insult to the basic human intelligence.
A-Setting is completely original. Completely fleshed out, and great use is made of it.
B-Setting may be clichéd. Still fleshed out, and story makes use of it.
C-Setting is clichéd. Some facts are known, but a lot isn’t fleshed out. The story uses it somewhat.
D-Clichéd. It’s just there to make the plot possible, but we know little to nothing about it.
F-It could take place in Alaska for all I know.
Books and movies have a less detailed rubric that covers (for movies, art), characters, overall storyline, and setting.