Anime: In this sub-category, you’ll find TV series that are generally Japanese anime, but also animation from across the world.
Independent: Shows in this category are not on a network, but either can be found on YouTube, Instagram or currently are looking for distribution and were seen at a festival.
Recommended (Must See): These are the shows that leave a lasting impact that you find yourself having fond memories of and likely re-watching while in a certain mood or to bond with someone who has never seen them.
Positive (Watch This): Be it the characters’ perceptions, the jokes or drama, or simply because it seems all the time and effort made into the production seriously just paid off, this is a show to watch.
Mixed (Stick Around): You can see potential in the future, but it is hard to tell if you’re being optimistic or the series just needs time to flesh everything out.
Negative (Niche Show): The show just seems like it will only appeal to a niche audience. As for the rest? I can’t say with much faith it will hold your interest. This isn’t to say one or two things may not seem like they can be a sort of silver lining or act as some beacon of hope. However, only a strong faith may get you through the season, if not series.