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Question: Have you ever sung the lyrics of an anime's opening/ending out loud, while not watching it (even just a few words)?
No (or I won't admit to it) - votes: 824 (17.1%)
Yes, on purpose - votes: 2718 (56.5%)
Maybe, but not on purpose. It was just stuck in my head - votes: 1270 (26.4%)
There were 4812 total votes.
The poll ended: April 7th 2018
I still remember the first few OP/ED from Naruto
» Sinjid on April 7th, 2018, 1:12am
» silvarion on April 7th, 2018, 1:32am
7 is the lowest rating I would give to a manga that I read until the end. if a manga has a rating (my own rating) of anything below that, I wouldn't be able to finish that manga, and if I don't finish a manga, I wouldn't give it a rating.
» Suxinn on April 7th, 2018, 2:09am
For anime, "average" series are usually a 5 or a 6 for me, depending on how bored I felt watching it. 6 is usually "boring but with at least a sparkle of goodness" while 5 is usually "boring but with a sparkle of badness". I guess a true "neutral" series would be rated 5.5, then, but MAL unfortunately doesn't allow decimal ratings (and I don't think I've ever rated a 5.5 for a manga).
» VawX on April 7th, 2018, 2:54am
» residentgrigo on April 7th, 2018, 4:51am
Good god are truly mediocre products forgettable.
Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grading_systems_by_country#North _America
Everything up to 48/100 is a failing grade in the US.
» gormadoc on April 8th, 2018, 9:08am
» Trimutius on April 7th, 2018, 5:09am
» MinatoAce on April 7th, 2018, 6:10am
Depending on the genre combo I may give it 8-8.5 as well.
» Senrosj on April 7th, 2018, 7:13am
6 is more of a, "It's kind of meh, but not bad."
5 is mediocre and it's kind of bothersome to finish the manga. If I rate something 5 or lower, it means that anything good the manga may have is overshadowed by its crappiness to a certain degree.
» MangaGhost on April 7th, 2018, 9:18am
Now if we are talking about series that are mediocre in some way then that's a different thing to me. I generally give better series or ones that I like scores in the 8-10 range. Series that I find bad end up in the 1-3 range. Everything else is in the middle and runs the gamut from decent but flawed (usually a 7), mediocre with good elements (usually a 6), down to bland or mediocre with some irritating elements (usually 4-5). Really anything 5 or less is not good or worth spending time on.
» train93 on April 7th, 2018, 1:28pm
» kayue on April 7th, 2018, 7:41pm
If I liked it enough to start it, but not finish it (not bad, just not interesting enough to continue right now), it’s a 5-6.
» Identity Crisis on April 7th, 2018, 7:44pm
» Vicis on April 7th, 2018, 7:49pm
So that makes a big difference in my scoring. If I finish a series, and feel neutral about it, it's probably getting a 6 or maybe even a 7. It wasn't anything special, but it managed to keep me reading to the end.
However, if something is so bland that I drop it halfway through, or even sooner, it's never going to get higher than a 5. I think there are different levels of mediocrity, and not everything that I feel neutral towards necessarily deserves a straight up 5.
A series could be exceptionally mediocre, and a pain to read, or it could be derivative and predictable, but still slightly fun to read. In both cases, I would probably feel pretty neutral towards the series.
» KaoriNite on April 7th, 2018, 8:14pm
» butako chan on April 8th, 2018, 11:41pm
» FormX on April 7th, 2018, 11:04pm
» Senrosj on April 8th, 2018, 12:44pm
» Sugarshark on April 8th, 2018, 8:24pm
probably 7/10 if it was well done but just didn't do it for me; this phenomena is a natural consequence of consuming those hundred?thousand?? series that shaped my perception of greatness
» butako chan on April 8th, 2018, 11:39pm
» Vocah on April 9th, 2018, 2:03am
» SinsI on April 9th, 2018, 4:26am
If I read something, I'm automatically not neutral about it.
» HikaruYami on April 9th, 2018, 8:29am
So I tend to "round up" and rate it 6--but I would go with 5 if our rating system on mangaupdates allowed 0 as a valid score.
» tribal2199 on April 10th, 2018, 1:09pm