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    ReiKGT is offline Senior Member Regular
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    Default Why like claymore?

    Don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to bash the series. All i want to know are its good qualities. I like berserk and i like jackals, but after reading the first 10 chapters and watching 2 eps, I don't really fell that spark a good series usualy has.

    I need something to outway the annoying "side-kick" kid and the bad writing. (i'm talking about why she has super strength and speed, makes very little sence.)

    Does the series get better? Maybe i'm too old for shounen manga (will be 16 in April).

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    You're seriously asking why "she" has super strength and speed? I mean...seriously asking why? I don't understand why anyone would ask--

    (will be 16 in April).
    Ahh, now it makes sense.

    I give you the "annoying side kick" thing, although in order for Raki to be a side kick he would have to be marginally useful, and he's not really that annoying in the manga, only the anime. On the plus side he gets ditched after volume 6.

    Also, added laughs

    Maybe i'm too old for shounen manga
    (will be 16 in April).
    Just gets funnier everytime I read it (this is what working for 14 hours does to you).

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    Try reading MORE than the first ten chapters. Claymore isn't a manga that stays at one pace for very long, and of course you're not going to see how great it is if you don't even TRY. Come on, ten chapters? Berserk doesn't get amazing for three volumes. Besides, how can you even talk about a sidekick and bad writing if you haven't gotten into the actual story?

    Oh, and if you're asking about why she's powerful, you definitely haven't read enough. That has got to be the dumbest Claymore question I've ever heard.

    I also laughed at the fact that this guy is fifteen - that's the perfect audience for a shounen manga! And come on, age has nothing to do with it. I'm seventeen and read generic stuff, and Claymore is intended for an older audience than the average shounen series anyway.
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    Because Norihiro Yagi is a pretty good writer, and a pretty good artist too by the time he started claymore, it just so happens that Angel Densetsu isn't really hurt much by the crappy art since it's a comedy, I definitely suggest that you read that too.

    And yeah, you second and third paragraphs are pretty much nonsensical.

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    I don't get it, how can you say anything about the writting and how arbitrary a Claymore's enhanced strength and speed might be, and at the same time state that Jackals is a favored manga for you?

    Seriously...
    maybe you just need to keep reading, this is a must read people who enjoys Berserk; ask anyone here who likes Berserk and has read it from start to current...

    or hey keep reading Jackals...

    I'm a super strong guy who wears a leather jacket and no shirt, no matter the weather, and I use a big ass sword thingy I call "The Alligator", pfff...

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    I like the plot, I like the artwork, and I sympathize with some of the characters. I don't need any other reasons, really.

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    I like plot - it's tough to predict what will happen and it's like winning the first prize in the lucky draw if you can guess correctly what happens next.

    I also like the characters - They have a variety of characters (funny, good leadership, pure irritant, sociable, etc)

    And this might be a minor point but I kinda like their hairstyles (Im kidding!)

    Actually I have many more reasons but Im lazy to type eveything out. I advice you to read beyond volume 4 before dropping it.

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    It's a bit boring at first, when Clare just goes around whacking Yoma. I say it's better to judge the series after reading the Teresa flashback. I think at that point, even though the pace is still pretty slow, it's easier to judge the quality of the story-telling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Eon View Post
    Oh, and if you're asking about why she's powerful, you definitely haven't read enough. That has got to be the dumbest Claymore question I've ever heard.
    Yeah, they practically beat you over the head with the fact that Claymores are part monster early on. This is like asking why Peter Parker has spider powers.

    Anyway, here's what I like about Claymore:

    1) Asskicking hot girls! Lots of 'em! A real breath of fresh air in this era of anime and manga overcrowded with cutesy moe nonsense.

    2) Cool monsters. The yoma early on look pretty generic, but around volume 5 they introduce the Awakened, enormous yoma of different shapes and sizes (sorta like the Apostles from Berserk).

    3) Battles waged with brains over brawn. In most action manga the heroes win by powering up and steamrolling the bad guy. Claymore has that, too, but if they exert too much power they risk losing control and becoming monsters themselves. So when fighting the Awakened they have to work as a team to survive, each warrior using clever tactics and their unique abilities to protect their comrades and defeat the monsters.

    4) High body count. No one always gets just knocked out for a little while or Dragon Balled back to life a few chapters later - when someone dies, they stay dead, so there's a real sense of danger in each conflict not seen in most modern shonen series.

    5) Solid character development. Each warrior has a distinct personality and charm (they're not all poker-faced like Clare), and while they tend to butt heads they form strong bonds of friendship, so it's pretty heartbreaking when one of them buys the farm.

    So there you have it. Keep reading Claymore and you'll eventually see what the fuss is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blairzerker View Post

    4) High body count. No one always gets just knocked out for a little while or Dragon Balled back to life a few chapters later - when someone dies, they stay dead, so there's a real sense of danger in each conflict not seen in most modern shonen series.

    5) Solid character development. Each warrior has a distinct personality and charm (they're not all poker-faced like Clare), and while they tend to butt heads they form strong bonds of friendship, so it's pretty heartbreaking when one of them buys the farm.
    This is what I like most about Claymore. The author isn't afraid to kill anyone likable or useful if it makes the story more interesting. The amount of development certain characters get in amazing when considering that most of them die. The only character that has any sort of immunity is Claire. You have point 5 coupled with point 4 and you get some real emotional deaths.

 

 
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