- Rating items
- Points, Coefficients, Subtotals and Total
I have seen hundreds of works before, and I think every work is wonderfully creative. I would like to express my greatest gratitude and respect to all creators who release these works to the world. And I hope that they will keep bringing out wonderful creations like these.
When viewers including myself see creative works, we will want to tell someone about our impressions. We can evaluate works from various viewpoints such as “the story is great.”, “this work has a very cute character.” or “No, this work is better in both the storyline and the character.” etc.
On this website, I attempt to rate the intriguing and wonderful aspects of each work through ten methods of rating. Please see [Table 1. Rating example]. This is an example of the rating based on the criteria used in this website. “Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works” is reviewed here, to which viewers may express various opinions. Please see Chapter 2, 3 and 4 for the details of the rating method.
[Table 1. Rating example]
|1||Storyline & Worldview||8.5|
|2||Characters & Design||9.0|
|3||Drawing & Directing||10.0|
|4||Music & Sound Effects||8.5|
|5||Enjoyment & Originality||8.0|
2. Rating items
This website rates each work using the following ten items. The contents of those ten items are shown in [Table 2. Rating items].
[Table 2. Rating items]
Evaluate dynamic elements such as themes, character’s purpose, motivation and behavior, character’s opposition and conflict, and the expansion and constitution of the foregoing.
Evaluate static elements such as historical background, social environment and premise when the story is developed.
|Evaluate static elements such as face, appearance and clothing, personality and the way of thinking, and the manner of speaking and voice quality.|
Evaluate dynamic elements such as characters and moving objects.
Evaluate static elements such as background without movement.
Evaluate dynamic elements such as OP/ED songs and background songs.
Evaluate dynamic elements such as background music without lyrics, sound effects and vocal expressions by voice actors.
Comprehensively evaluate whether the creator of the work successfully built up the complexity of elements #1 and #3.
Comprehensively evaluate the creativity of the preceding other elements.
Evaluate the opening and closing as a microcosm of the corresponding work.
Points, coefficients and subtotals are established for each rating item, and the total is determined for each piece of work. The details of each factor are outlined below.
Each rating item has 10 points. The criteria for this evaluation are shown in [Table 3. Pointing standards].
[Table 3. Pointing standards]
|10||Outstanding||It is the best compared with others, surprisingly wonderful.|
|9||Brilliant||It’s almost perfect.|
|8||Excellent||It is satisfactory enough.|
|7||Great||It is very good.|
|6||Good||It is average and not bad.|
|5||Not Good||It is not good.|
|4||Fair||There are fatal mistakes or problems.|
|3||Poor||It’s totally unsatisfactory, not enough.|
|2||Very Poor||It is doubtful whether it is worth evaluating.|
|1||Bad||It is obviously bad.|
|0||Not Applicable (N/A)||It doesn’t have the evaluation element of the rating item.|
e.g. “Sound/Voice” item in a soundless work.
The evaluation of each rating item is shown in [Table 3. Pointing standards] on the premise of comparing works within the same year. It has some meaning in comparing the rating item of “Drawing & Directing” between work A and work B both released in 2007, but this is not the case when the targeted works are produced in 2007 and 2017 for example. This is because the technical level is different, which is one of the preconditions that influence the rating item “Drawing & Directing”. This applies to the rest of the rating items too.
The viewpoint of each rating item is outlined in [Table 2. Rating items]. Here, please see below for the details of each viewpoint.
4-1. Storyline & Worldview
This evaluates dynamic elements such as themes, character’s purpose, motivation and behavior, character’s opposition and conflict, and the expansion and constitution of the foregoing. Elements emphasized in each genre are as shown in the table below.
|Themes & messages||○||○|
purpose & motivation
behavior & words
opposition & conflict
|Expansion & constitution||○||○||○||○||○||○||○|
*: All elements are reviewed across genres, but those marked with “○” are particularly emphasized in each genre.
This evaluates static elements such as historical background, social environment and premise when the story is developed. Elements emphasized in each genre are as shown in the table below.
|Historical background & |
|Living environment, customs & religion||○||○||○||○||○||○||○|
|Science tech &|
|Politics, Economy & |
*: The design of mechanics or monsters that are important in some genres is also evaluated in this rating item.
*: The background and the design of props that affect the Worldview of a work are also evaluated in this rating item.
4-2. Characters & Design
This evaluates static elements such as face, appearance and clothing, personality and the way of thinking, and the manner of speaking and voice quality. Elements emphasized in each genre are as shown in the table below.
|Face, appearance |
the way of thinking
|The manner of speaking & voice quality||○||○||○|
|Occupation & abilities||○||○|
|Career & past||○||○|
4-3. Drawing & Directing
This evaluates dynamic elements such as “characters and objects moving”. Elements emphasized in this rating item are as shown in the table below.
|Drawing||Whether it is harmonized with the entire work and moves lightly, |
and the movement is neat and stable.
|Color||Whether the coloring expresses the charm of characters and Worldview.|
|Performance||Whether the scene blocking, screen composition and acting are detailed |
and carefully organized and expressed.
This evaluates static elements such as background without movement. The background in which camera work is accompanied with is evaluated in the Animation section. Elements emphasized in this rating item are as shown in the table below.
|Setting||Whether it shows historical background, places, season, |
weather and time which express the Worldview.
|Feeling||Whether it has reality, |
vividness and atmosphere to take advantage of characters’ charm.
|Harmony||Whether it is in harmony with the movements of the Animation.|
4-4. Music & Sound Effects
This evaluates dynamic elements such as the OP/ED songs and background songs. The evaluation focuses on whether the songs themselves are entertaining and sophisticated, and especially the melody and the atmosphere of the tunes are reviewed. Elements emphasized in this rating item are as shown in the table below.
|Rhythm||Whether it matches the atmosphere of the work with groove.|
|Melody||Whether it expresses the characteristics of the Worldview |
and has a catchy melody line.
|Harmony||Whether its lyrics express the Worldview |
and the emotions or thoughts of the characters.
This evaluates dynamic elements such as background music without lyrics, sound effect and vocal expressions by voice actors. Elements emphasized in this rating item are as shown in the table below.
|Whether it further complements the charm of the Story and Worldview.|
|SE||Whether it further complements the charm of Story and Animation.|
|Voice||Whether it further complements characters’ charm.|
*: Evaluation of “Voice” element is completed in Japanese editions only.
4-5. Enjoyment & Originality
This comprehensively evaluates whether the creator of the work successfully built up the complexity. Elements emphasized in this rating item are as shown in the table below.
|Storyline||Whether it requires general knowledge / common sense at a high level, |
and whether it precisely sets out / explains foreshadowing in the plot.
|Worldview||Whether the five elements included in the analysis item “Worldview” |
keep high consistency and details.
|Drawing||Whether scenes include drinking, smoking, sexual expressions, cruelty, |
or grotesque descriptions, and the extent of such depiction if there is any.
*: This website doesn’t evaluate anything overly complicated and strange.
*: This website evaluates factors which would give new discoveries by watching several times.
*: This website evaluates factors which would give deeper understanding of the work by looking at its official website.
This comprehensively evaluates the creativity of foregoing seven elements: Storyline & Worldview, Characters & Design, Drawing & Directing, Music & Sound Effects, Enjoyment & Originality. The existence of originality and its extent will be evaluated by comparing them with works released in the past of the same genre.
When evaluating the creativity of each element for the work A from 2007 which belongs to “Sci-Fi” genre, it will be compared with other works in the same genre released in or before 2007.
This evaluates the rating items of Worldview, Drawing, Background and Music within opening and closing, especially focusing on Worldview. High evaluation will be given when above items include expressions that would help understand the work or when they change as the story progresses. Opening and closing that link with the actual story can be highly appreciated.
This website rates each work under the standards mentioned above in order to clearly indicate outstanding aspects. Note that points, subtotals or total of the rating item are the results of the evaluation of works released in the “same” year. It is almost meaningless to compare the [Animation] of Work A in 2007 with that of Work B in 2017. For the sake of convenience, each work has a total, but comparing the total between the works doesn’t bear much significance. We aim to convey the results to the visitor of this website by clarifying excellent factors of each work.