(>ლ) Half the anime on your list are cliffhanger anime. And still, you keep saying that cliffhanger is a criteria for you to determine good anime. Unlike @the_twig , I'm not claiming that I know what you like because I don't. I'm saying that what you claim is inconsistent with what you do. That is why I say you lack self awareness. If cliffhanger is really how you base your definition of a good anime, then anime like Angel Beats and Spice and Wolf, which are notorious for their cliffhanger, won't be on your list, at least not with a rating higher than 7/10. If cliffhanger really is how you base your definition of good anime then Sola would be rate higher than Angel Beats and Spice and Wolf. Like I've said before, you will like a show if it has the things you like regardless of whether or not it is a cliff hanger. Vise versa, you will dislike a show regardless of whether or not it is a cliff hanger or not if it doesn't have the things you like. Although it is true that you hate cliffhanger, you only hate the cliffhanger part of the anime and not the anime itself. That is why I say cliffhanger is not a deal breaker to you which matters very little in your definition. As things stand, I can only see two logical conclusions to why you keep denying this fact. You either don't want to admit that you're wrong, or you're truly blinded to your own preference in anime and has fooled yourself to believe that what you say is true. It could even be both. I quote you: If this isn't proof enough for you then I don't know what is. And I never sad cliffhanger was a genre. You need to read what I said more carefully because you clearly aren't. I can't believe you think you're not a picky person. Anime is fucking filled with shows that are catered specifically to audience like you. If 90% of the anime out there are Yaoi anime, I'm sure you'll be very selective of what you watch. Understand that just because you like most of the anime out therem which are mainly shounen anime, doesn't mean that you're not picky. I can't me more clearer than that. I find what you've said above hard to believe because by far, you've reference a lot of anime to explain and compare them to what you define to be good anime. You should really read your own post before you talk nonsense. And if what you say above is true then everything that you've said can be explained with two words, "Double Standard." As I see it, rather than judging anime equally with a single set of standard, you have two or perhaps multiple standards in judging anime. In other words, you watch anime and say it's good but it isn't really good. It is only good because you've lowered your standard for that anime. I find it ironic that you talked about fairness when you treat anime unequally.