Of course, I'm going to talk about anime as a work of art, but let's go a bit deeper here, especially since this will be Tweet #1,000 for me.
I recently included a new rating system called the Raw Score, which is how good I think a show is factoring out most of my genre biases and personal preferences. I have updated my MAL scores to reflect these Raw Scores (including my old, personal scores as tags).
Of note, under this new system, I have a mere seven shows that scored the "masterpiece" 10/10 score. These seven shows are *not* my seven favorite shows of all time; they are simply the seven shows that I believe are truly artistic masterpieces, featuring an overall incredibly well-crafted show that can appeal to many people, even non-anime fans. These seven shows are:
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (a.k.a. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.) - a tale about friendship and loss featuring the best overall cast of characters in anime
Bunny Drop (a.k.a. Usagi Drop) - a beautiful tribute to parenthood and family (anime only!)
Clannad After Story (includes the first Clannad season) - it's not just a love story; it's a life story
Haibane Renmei - a tale of discovery in a mysterious world with many poignant themes
Nichijou (a.k.a. My Ordinary Life) - the art of comedy, perfected
Silver Spoon - a story of personal growth combined with a very immersive look at farm life and the many aspects thereof
...and the absolute best anime of all time, and my favorite work of art...
Aria the Animation/Natural/Origination - There is so much to this series that I could easily go over the character limit just talking about this show. I'll probably talk more about it on my blog at some point.
I'd go more into all of these shows but these responses have character limits, so I'll stop here. Anyway, here's to 1,000 tweets and counting!