(edit: to anyone reading and want to know why like weird jokes are in it. I typed down everything we said and it was all spoken first. I wish we could to audio reviews or video reviews.)
Warning does include much bad language and some stupid jokes that could be mildly offensive to some.
M: Well it’s been a long long time since I’ve done much of anything on this site and even longer since a review went up oh and F’s here too we tag teamed this one. F: it was spring break and while most people are out of town including both our girlfriends we’ve been mostly spending our hours chilling together however in all of this we watched Code Geass Lelouch of the rebellion (AKA Code Geass season one) a, at least within the anime favoring community, pretty well known and well rated anime. It was my first time seeing it and M’s well how many times? M: third yes let that soak for a moment, but as their doing that lets focus on the review which seems like more of an idiotic rant about how awesome it is. F: do you hear that sound? M: no F: That’s the sound of the anime vice denizens realizing I watch more than just Yuri. M: God you’re stupid. Actually there was that one crazy lesbian in it that loved Euphennia (if I spelt that right) F: why do you have to ruin everything.
M: Alright first review paragraph is the same as a first episode set up. The story is set in an alternate future where the British empire moved to Canada/retaken America after being forced out of Britain by I think they said it was Napoleon (their worlds history is explained in small little references when they are in school. ) where they spread over the entire western hemisphere. F: wait so the Britannia Empire is…America? M: Yep F:….having just realized this some things about this show are kind of apparent to me. M:
yeah we will get to its political message latter, well Britannia as it’s called has spread everywhere taking Russia, parts of Africa, south East Asia and most recently Japan. Japan surrendered no match to the Britannian forces vastly superior forces including the nightmare frame (giant mechs) F: that are awesome. M: yes indeed awesome. The story itself surrounds Lelouch a disowned prince from Britannia that to get revenge and to build a new world order. He can do this using his unmatched intellect, charisma, and a power called Geass that makes him able to give commands to people they cannot refuse. F: probably like my second favorite power idea ever next to telekinesis of course ;D thank you those who got that joke, if you didn’t don’t feel bad. Anyway the story fallows his military exploits and emotional troubles switching between his home life and his secret life as a terrorist/revolutionary depending on if your camp Lelouch or camp Suzaku definitely didn’t spell that right.
F: the negatives well umm this is a bit harder than most aside from a few plot holes that appear if you think about things too much nothing really bad about code Geass sticks out to me. Maybe things that could be better, but nothing inherently bad. M: Well one could defiantly not like this show, but mostly out of personal taste. It prides itself in style and format that it goes for very European opera and literature I think you were saying early F. F: ya its very much European 1700-1800 with its story focusing on like a disowned prince returning to eliminate the ones that wronged him very much in vain of Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (count of monte-cristo) circa 1800s. Other than that like the character movements being all dramatic, wild exposition and the just crazy outfits seem very much Italian opera, but then again I’m not a theater major so I can’t say for sure. M:I could see the over dramatization and just the heavy story really dishearten someone looking for something light and funny. F: ya I get what you’re saying it’s kind of very styled
in a way that may no please everyone. But as I have said in my reviews before anime with a lot of its own unique way of doing things give it a lot of soul I feel, but I see what you’re saying it could definitely turn away some people as well as people being driven away by it thinly veiled political commentary. Something I noticed is the story seems really kind of realistic in their world but it’s actually totally not at all everything is explained but even then it lacks any real sense of plausibility. I’m not talking about the crazy mechs being crazy or the super powers I’m willing to just accept that in their world but just some of the stuff that happens, mostly the minor stuff or the crazy tricks Lelouch pulls, just seem to far from reason, but usually your too swept up in the moment to notice them. M: Another issue I noticed is that they tend to through ever lose end they can on the table and mostly questions are left not answers for the viewer in the first season that even if the second does answer them all doesn’t excuse the massive number of story threads it seems unwilling to do anything with. Really the shows probably best ability is to make all its faults invisible until you sit down and really try to think about them. Oh and big fult of this show…the fact that Nina is in it. F: she’s not that bad. M: let me guess. Protect your own thing going on cause she’s a lesbian? F: that is possibly the most offensive statement you’ve ever said to me M: I know right? I didn’t even feel good about that one. Lets move on before I feel like a bigot.
M: oh god the positives can I just sum this up by saying it’s my second favorite series ever for a reason? F: nope that’s cheating and come on; how are we ever going to catch up to dream and psychogamer on the reviewers’ board with you mucking about like that get up and be a man. M: please your more of a man then my and you’re a girl. F: I am very femininely thank you very much I digress. Code Geass. It’s awesome and here is where we tell you why. First off the big thing with me so far is just moments in this show that make me jump up with excitement like right out of my chair as something amazing just happens weather just a plan goes well or someone just screws up that bad or just some other form of crazy awesomeness happens. M: moments are really key in the show like having watched both seasons my list of best anime moments is almost completely dominated by Code Geass, and though we can’t go into them one by one for spoiler reasons we can say they are damn good. F: Something else I really appreciate that is a qualitative thing is that everything has a real weight to it you know like that if someone dies they are dead for the most part
and when big events happen this really do change. M: Ya I know what you mean like when events happen they change people in the show. Like the character development is awesome. F: Oh hell yes you compare Lelouch from the beginning to the middle and the end he is a totally different person, not so much in ability, but like what he is willing to do, how he views things and what motivates him. And since we are talking about Lelouch I feel I got to say he is a really likeable character like I watched death note and while you can make a lot of comparisons between Kira and Lelouch like I have a unfaltering just hatred for kira, but Lelouch I really sympathize and truly like as a person even if he has more character flaws then a schizophrenic on crack. M: Suzaku too feels a lot more justified even if people commonly insult him all the time, but he serves a purpose and in the sense of his morals he also is really likeable (at least in this season) F: Oh and we can’t forget even with my girly girl tendencies I do like to watch shit blow up and the mech fights are great fast paced and a flurry of awesomeness. There is something to b said for so good old Gundom style of giant robots fucking shit up shall we say in a grand manner. M: wow I thought I would be the first to say robots fucking shit up. F: well get faster on the draw. M: enough of my stupid comments but I wanted to bring back up your comment about an anime having a lot of soul to it and I would agree. The style gives it a lot of life and the super expressiveness of absolutely everyone adds to the flare for the dramatic that really adds to the presentation. And something I really enjoy that most war shows really never get into and that’s the tactics of it all. F: I knew you would bring that up you napoleon wana be. M: nah but seriously its really really cool like when they switch to the tactical maps and show the troop movements and whose controlling who it’s actually really good. Yo if you like total war games and you like anime drop what you’re doing and watch this you will love it fool. F: ANYWAYS another thing I loved is the music it’s not like a huge amazing soundtrack that takes your breath away but it’s really good and fits so well in the context they are shown in. Like the booming male course for the empire or the mellow light build for the pre battle stuff is just great just great. Though I will say the openings are kind
of bad the endings are good but the opening music is kind of terrible. M: and they will continue to be in the next season. F: really? M: yep they will be. Oh something else that is excellent if you want to spend the time Is the political and philosophical parts of the show. Not only do they go into like the differences of fascism and communism and democracy, but The pros and cons of a society based on competition, Whether contemptible means lead to good ends and all that fun stuff. F: I’m a bit slower, but I can definitely appreciate that it’s there clearly code Geass can be a thinking man’s piece if you want it to be. I may of not been into that but I was into something. M: what? F: Lloyd. M: oh yeah he is awesome I will admit that guy is funny and says some meaningful shit if you read into it. F: hell yeah that guys awesome, watch it in English if only to hear Lloyd and all his British awesomeness. M: yeah I’m not a big dub guy but there is some great voices in the English version it’s worth it.
M: Wow this review ended up long. F: you think? M:yep so for the ending bit it’s a great show way worth its weirdness and clearly deserved its spot and recognition as one of the best amines out there earning it our second 5 excellent uses of product placement out of 5 now it’s time to sleep for once. F: “A gentlemen would sleep on the floor.” M: screw you.
Oh I forgot to mention our challenge of the day see if you can listen to this speech and not feel immense hatred for the man speaking. If you don’t feel he’s a dick you win, but then your also soulless.
F: Me again so soon after a review! Why? You might ask well why is because Utena has a very interesting little movie by the name of Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse that had previously escaped my reviewing madness on my last Utena review and well I enjoy posting reviews and it has its own page so why not?
Anyways I’m going to be straight up with this if you want to watch this movie or even read my review you must I repeat must watch the actual show. Thought the show is technically unrelated then if you want it to really make sense or anything to feel emotionally meaningful you need to watch it.
Setting wise think of it as more future and more Harry pottery like if that’s a far reference then the original but the basic premise is still the same duel winner gets rose bride and whoever has the rose bride has the power of revolution and all that jazz basic stuff right? Well lets see as I get to whether or not you should watch this when you could be playing FF13 ((tip Utena can wait a few days))
The negatives are kind of strange to mention, but honestly it’s mostly the heavy
dependency of the viewer having watched the anime. Almost nothing in the movie can really stand on its own two feet literally making it something that can only please the fans even before we find out its good or bad. All the pros I’m about to mention are only possible because the anime will make you invested into the mind of the characters and their struggle. The faults also are a bit just lacking in the emotional reverence of the original no total want to strangle someone anger or deep sorrow so and so event happens, this is mostly due to its length which kills a lot of the subtleties that are what the original completely depends on for meaningful content. Not that everything’s gone sure theirs a philosophy reference here or their, but it still feels a bit rushed. The heart and soul that made Utena a revolutionary show (sorry for the pun) is still there just not as much or as strong in the movie. Oh and to beat the horse it still looks old even for having been clearly given a better quality job over the original.
As some of you may recall from my Utena review I liked it a lot, but it had some flaws well for the most part the movie completely does the opposite. It makes for a great top off for someone who just finished Utena because it is completely different from its predecessor at least in how it does things. The movie moves fasted where as the show movies slow, the Show loves doing crazy duels being redone over and over again the movie only has two duels in it both taking place in different locals. The show loves horrible repetition (Guess what to all the people that loved that two wrongs don’t make a right and neither does a hundred wrongs) the movie doesn’t do one thing twice. The anime made a few Yuri moments as possible, but the movie has one of the most ridiculously awesome Yuri scenes involving a flipping motorcycle. I’m not saying one is better then the other it’s just they are way different making it super refreshing even if it is a bit soulless it just feels kind of nice a breather per say from some of the more gloomy things the anime does to be good in a different way. Oh the craziness in this is far more extreme which is nice for just something quick to blow you mind up and the ending just makes me giggle like a school girl…wait that’s because I am one never mind.
The movie is a just a little something extra to make the super fans that wanted some yrui fu and craziness on the top. It can’t please anyone that’s not a fan, but guess what I am so 4 is that safe to do on a motorcycle? Out of 5
|Nothing I wanted but everything I didn’t know I wanted Reviewed by Elfenlied1012 on March 5, 2010. Elfenlied1012 has written 14 reviews. His/her last review was for Revolutionary Girl Utena. 13 out of 14 users recommend his reviews.|
F: Well it’s a school night its 1:33 A.M. I haven’t gotten up from this chair in at least like four hours my eyes are blood shot red I look like I’m on drugs probably and have in my last mad attempt to lower my rising body temp has left me striped down to a par of men’s boxers and a bra purely because I feel like I’m going to burst from the pure intensity of it all! Anyway that hug run on sentence is hopefully indicative of what the last few episodes of Revolutionary girl Utena feels like. I‘m making good on my promise to john that I would review Utena after I finished heavy rain which is not at all help by the fact that my girlfriend out of town and my best friend M’s too busy playing total war and relieving his mad fantasies of world domination while leaving me to sit around a twiddle my thumbs. Well at least my copy of final fantasy will be coming in Saturday so I’ll have something else to distract me from the fact I need to get a life.
Onto the actual purpose of this review Utena yes an interesting piece of work at very least. The story is set in a weird version of Japan where everyone dresses like napoleon just got into power and sword fighting is so popular its almost in this as much as sex, but like the real world there’s more sex in it then you really want…or maybe that’s just me Moving on! The story revolves around Utena a young tomboyish girl whose dream was to become a prince so she dress in a boys uniform kick ass and makes me want to go after her like a mad women. Anyway she wants to be a prince because a long time ago when she was a little kid her parents died and a “prince” came and gave her hope this impressed her to the point of making her copy the idealistic interpretation of a prince. As for what the story more focuses on is a rose bride a women that if you are the top duelist will be you half girlfriend half wife
. Utena accidentally wins her by dueling a pretty boy samurai who just happened to be the top duelist at the time and now has to duel a bunch of people to insure no one abuses the rose bride. Now I want to save any of you potential watchers out there not to have misconceptions this show, it’s not a Yuri in any conventional terms I mean they are what you would call a Yuri pair if your willing to interpret that way, but lets but it this way its so subtext that it makes Code Geass: nightmare of Nunnally subtext between Alice and Nunnally look like Strawberry Panic. Before you touch that dial read the rest of the review not being yuri doesn’t mean its not good.
Utena has a bunch of problems most being its 2010 not 1997. the two mediums I don’t think age well at all are probably any sort of cartoon (anime sadly is a cartoon no matter how much better then the rest) and games and guess what Utena is an anime and compared to the very sharp imagery were all use to it looks kind of bad, kind of really bad like worse then most shows out of the late 1990s. The music quality is bad because well it’s old the art quality bad because it’s kind of old. You get use to it, but it’s defiantly an awkward transition. Even some of the production choices scream of the 90’s pretty hard. I tried to ignore it and hay if I can get past the bad art in the beginning of Elfen lied the manga I can get past it here, but its still kind of bad. The pacing is not so great too. I mentioned earlier that I got really sucked in at the end, but up until around episode 26-27 I was kind of board. Not because the story wasn’t good it was just way to patterned like everything was methodically paced the slow walk upstairs that you see in ever single episode the fact that until like the last season ever fight is won the exact same way and how they get to each fight is exactly the same. Even the few comedic episodes follow the exact same
formula of girl A finds idem B has misconception C and effect D happens. This makes thing feel like the episode was built out of a computer program that required only the character names and the philosophical tone you wanted for that episode and they were done. The fights are all rehashed versions of the olds fight the kind of “final boss” for each session being the only real exception. Also I hate to go all tangical, but I’m getting pissed at the continued anime stereo type that girls are all idiots that can be fooled as long as a man unbuttons his shirt a little. If they tired it on me I would punch them in the nose.
I know I made Utena sound really bad but its not its actually really good but for a lot of very kind of weird ways that one might of never noticed. A great thing that helps reduce the very aged appearance is the fact that its super stylized because interesting ugly is way better then just ugly. Something that I totally didn’t expect is the philosophical stuff in the show a very clear undercurrent that if you don’t really pay attention can completely pass you by. I’m not the most philosophically inclined, but it is kind of interesting if your willing to over think things to a good level. This can range to simple things lie is normal defined as what is socially acceptable or what is what feel the most natural to the individual to the more undercurrent of whether anything eternal is even good. It’s also got a nice bit of referencal stuff like the giant tower that almost hits the floating castle holding eternity being a reference to the tower man built to try and reach god in the bible. If you have a hard time catching these here a pro tip when you see the weird shadow puppet show that is done in
ever episode realize that most of the time it’s spelling out for you what the concept of that episode is….okay well sometimes its just strange ramblings of what I can only imagine is a mad psychopath, but sometimes its filed with some reveling clues. (That of course is another nice touch.) The last couple of episodes are really good to story wise completely holding you on the edge I mean episode 33 which is by all accounts filler made me want to flip out and seriously cry about what happened. The ending is a combo of just great and terrible I wanted to scream if you now it wasn’t one in the morning. Also there is something they do with the arena in the final fight that I thought was just great for a final match and anyone that played the end of metal gear solid 4 will know what I’m talking about. Utena also does something really great that I wanted to mention, they pull off a trick of being super graphic and mature about almost everything without showing anything explicit. The lost art of subtlety is really good here which makes everything oddly less ridicules then being super in your face explicit. The characters are all really good like I practically fell in love with Utena and I haven’t hated a villain quite like the main villain here since fricken Schizel in Code Geass.
I may be so sleep I forgot a few things but I feel really good being very surprised and being able to just frigging lay back down in bed finally before FF13 steals away what hopes for sleep I had left oh god. Revolutionary girl Utena you pink haired wonder you get a 4.5 homoerotic men without shirts out of 5 truly earning its position as a classic.
F: this review ladies and gentleman goes to the anime Sasameki Koto however before I start my review I want to thank everyone on the forums that help me search for a new show particularly Doc Huas for his awesome chart of wonderment. Oh and John if your reading this I promise I’ll watch Utena I just needed to watch something real quick before my copy of Heavy rain gets in and sucks away at all my social life.
Anyways getting to the actual review the setting is actually kind of original because of its grounded realism. It surrounds a co-ed school and the lives of two girls who are best friends, Tazama a out and proud adorable lesbian with a taste for cute girls and Sumi a not so out and proud, but still a lesbian with a big crush on Tazama. However Sumi is a strong bad ass karate using tall girl with a mean serious strike not exactly Tazama’s M.O. plus with societies pressures that’s another added reason she’s still in the closet, poor girl. The show has a big theme of being slowly paced and meticulous with how it moves like real life even the opening is really indicative of the slowness of the series.
Ahh the negatives always the part I hate writing. Well patently the negatives are mostly just the lack of sticking to the theme of the show and its good parts. It has a habit of straying from what makes it feel really nice and fluid going with more common anime practices that are not very good. I feel that I should say it here and now stop switching up parts of languages I don’t like hearing some English in Japanese subs its poorly pronounced (I’m a foreigner and even I know that) and feels really forced. I’m not talking about Japanese words that sound like their English counterpart I’m talking about full on parts of sentences when people get really excited. Okay when one of the characters said “oh Jesus” in a flat pan voice right before the rollercoaster started was pretty good anyways back to what I’m saying; I like it best when anime feels uncompromised and its own thing even if I don’t really injoy it, but when and anime just tries to match its competitors it breaks the literary illusion and makes it all feel fake. My other complaint is mostly a terrible ending because they wanted to leave I open for a new season that I know they will never make. Ah the ending is so anti-climatic it hurts like badly.
Aside from those blemishes when it sticks to the theme it’s really good. The first episode is really really great and rips are your heart oh to love a girl and they not love you back god it’s a terrible feeling. A really good thing they do especially when it’s like an important episode is focus on really great expressions on the characters over giving you monologue after monologue to explain how this person feels you just read it off their face using context clues over flash backs and expressions over words makes everything feel more realistic where we don’t have the magical power to read minds. However this skill is more or less squandered on non story important episodes where they favor monologues giving me the feeling there is a lot of filler I’m not noticing since I had dent read the manga. The art is very simplistic and not at all stylized, but I think that’s mostly on perpose to make it feel more like the real world over a magical anime world of goodness. I’m also glad that it doesn’t fall into the yuri trap of being super fantasy like where every one is a lesbian and no one acts weird out and everything is fine because honestly that feels really fake I mean I wish personally the world was more like that, but its not and this show knows it. For example they have an episode where they use a very funny poor kid that’s makes a cute cross dresser to hunt for lesbians to join the school however towards the end it would seem as if there was only five gay girls in the entire school which is less then mine! Not to say they won’t be crazy sometimes when its funny from exploding kitchens and stuff, but it defiantly feels more grounded then fantastical.
Oh just as a note but it’s not review relevant this show kind of crept me out I mean the main two characters are (if Tazama was the main character and liked tomboys) an almost like direct translation of my friendship before we started dating. My girlfriend also is crazy tall also a black belt also acts like a boy, also wears glasses (though uses contacts more) and on my side I also am such a girly girl also kind of ditz and also an out of proud girl that has a brother who is a writer whom uses lesbian characters (he started just making me short stories of weird adventures about me in middle school because of how lonely I was and actually got them published by accident crazy.). It really was kind of creepy.
Aside from all that I really enjoyed the whole experience even if it was short a great more realistic story of love that is somewhat touching if not a bit slow earning 3.5 broken Printers Out of 5
M: Claymore hmm possibly one of the hardest things I’ve given a review score to my gut feeling going completely ageist what I kind of analyzed. I mean I feel as though I shouldn’t like Claymore, but I really kind of do like it a lot actually. It’s a complexed feeling I’ll try to get across in the review but if you feel my review score is unjustified well you can write your own review now cant you?
The setting of Claymore I actually do like it’s based in a kind of medieval Europe something I generally like from the point of view of anime. However instead of the black plague, War, Vikings, and Mongols to deal with they get nice little man eating freaks called Yomas. They turn into people then lure them away to be tortured and eaten, and no we are not talking about your girlfriend. These monsters are well hidden and can only be killed by beings call Claymores (Grey wardens) they can sense these Yomas (Dark spawn) do to having Yoma blood in their veins. At least we know bioware crypts its stories form interesting stuff. Anyways dropping the completely unfounded assumptions The Claymore are all women having joined the ranks of their fellow warriors for separate reasons and hunt them from town to town. They all share the same blonde hair silver eyes and fair skin that makes them bacisly Hitler’s dream team if he wasn’t to busy being evil and tweaked up on meth. This story fallows one of these
particular bad asses the claymore Clare the lowest ranked claymore.
Ah so much is wrong with claymore but much of it is kind of core to the whole thing. The show claymore suffers from what I call Obsessive compulsive underdogism or as my friend Eric so eloquently puts the bitch factor. This is something seen a lot in tournament based shows or in other fairly long adventures like Naruto and bleach where the main character is forced into the position of the underdog fighting some never before matched enemy and narrowly wining by doing something amazing and never before seen. This of course leaves us with a problem if she now knows this bad ass skill how is she the underdog and how can her allies still keep up? Well good you asked we solved that by making a new set of bad guys that make that skill seem useless and pitiful and if the main character does something awesome everyone she knows and their mothers can do it too now. Rinse and Repeat this process a few more times and that is the bitch factor This keeps Clare from ever seeming like a bad ass till the end and makes the enemies seem more arbitrary and ever accomplishment starts to feel like a step backwards. However this does not always ring true some movements make Clare feel still rather cool, but it feels like a lot of missed opportunity and makes you want to slap some people for always over looking her. Another issue I hear a lot, but didn’t really affect me is that all the characters have the same hair and eye color making it hard to tell them apart. Oh a more personal complain is I really really really hate Raki the main love interest. He is such a useless whine brat with the most annoying voice I had to switch to Japanese before switching back because the Japanese voice for him is even whinier (also the creepy glasses dude has such a great voice in English I couldn’t help but go dubbed.) He serves as nothing more than a love interest no real reason why his character couldn’t be better or more interesting or different in a way with a little storey tweaking. I know romance is important but why not make a more interesting counter part or as my friend F was in favor of make the love interest Jean, but I guess that’s catering to a different audience though I would be totally In favor of it. My last complaint has to do with the ending so I’ll save it for the ending No spoilers of course.
The Positives are kind of superfluous aside from one so I’ll try to get through them quickly. The story feels really interesting especially with a lot of mystery surrounding the inner workings of the claymores, but they never go into that. A lot of story stuff that I was really interested never really got discussed like the scars on the claymores or the true reason behind hiding the truth about half awakening. A lot of promising story treads cut short, but they still pulled me in. The art is really good too and while I don’t really bring it up but the character art like even the clothing is really cool for even the most unimportant stuff like the knights clothing when Clare pretended to be a knight for like one episode was really ornate and thought out. It’s kind of cool like my all time favorite outfit being on shall we say a certain women with one arm. Another thing I’m really glad about is that though the fan service is their it’s done very stubbly pleasing anyone who wants it but letting people like me who find it distracting ignore it easily. A minor thing too that made things easier to deal with no calling out the name of the technique they use which is such a nice head ache reliever. Al this is unimportant when compared to the thing that really really made me like this show, the characters. Each character is so different from each other and aside from Raki they all are kind of cool. Even characters that are seen only once feel well thought out. Specifically characters like Ilena, Teresa, Clare, Jean, The creatures of the abyss, and the creepy guy with glasses all intrigued me, but I don’t really know why. There isn’t something corporeal that can show what I mean by that they just are. Maybe it’s the way thye all interacted more then why they interact with people. A good story technique I almost forgot to mention that I give them credit for is the willingness to pull the trigger on characters rather quickly and without much preparation. Plenty of surviving what shouldn’t be survivable but another good chunk of just well yeah you’re dead and that’s all we got to say about that. It makes everything feel up in the air and makes death kind of have a bigger meaning when it seems permanent and recurrent. Oh and as a final funny note the claymore totally make the star wars tie-fighter blaster noise when they power up which made me laugh for like an hour cause I couldn’t help but think they could totally use a light saber.
The complaint I wanted to address at the end is the ending. The ending feels really out of place and kind of just filled with empty promise. The final fight tries to be extremely epic even including a fucking volcano, but it just feels kind of dull and kind of kills whatever tricks they had in store for the future. They set it up for a sequel much like the start of a video game Ip where it feels more like a just in case then an actually promise. I mean they could go interesting places with the way they ended it, but doubt they will and even if they do make a second I don’t see them actually doing anything interesting which just makes me depressed.
In the end of things I really loved it, but I can’t even figure out why. All things considered I want to give it a 3 or 3.5 but I just can’t make myself do it for some reason no matter what I just know claymore earns a 4 purple blood showers out of 5
Oh as a additional note I feel that I should ask you anime vice consortium or those of you who have read and watched claymore judging from how I felt do you feel I should read it? If so do I need to start off point zero or can I jump in somewhere and if so where? Oh an is Raki any less annoying in the manga?
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