Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:10 pm
dj1107 wrote:So I recently started reading JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Enjoying the hell out of it. Already on Diamond are Unbreakable.
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:24 pm
ari-6 wrote:How old is it again? What is it about?
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:34 pm
Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:44 pm
ari-6 wrote:Also has anyone else read Claymore
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:50 am
ari-6 wrote:I saw one of the books a long time ago and thought "this does not look like my kind of story" and put it down in place of something else, as you do, but that picture above and what you said make it sound quite interesting.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:51 am
Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:08 am
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:30 am
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:55 am
Krest wrote:Yeah, but the Abridged series he's making isn't done yet. In fact, it's only an episode or so in. That's why I suggest reading. But if they finished the second part's anime, you could use that too.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:26 pm
Wow. Not sure how to respond to that. I have not read queens blade, is it really that good?Krest wrote:Basically, Claymore is like Queen's Blade.
What would you qualify as "proper"?Krest wrote:But it lacks a proper variety of abilities (which is the current mainstream)
Could you elaborate?Krest wrote:its development overall is sort of bland
Are you saying it does not have enough fanservice?Krest wrote:and it isn't suggestive enough
Are you saying the fanbase is small? The fanbase is made up of dissapointing people? Or the fanbase has no money?Krest wrote: causing it to have such a poor fandom
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:42 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:40 pm
As do about a hundred other animeKrest wrote:Claymore and Queen's Blade both use the concept of female fighters as a basis
As do about a hundred other animeKrest wrote: both of them focus much more on fighting than plot
My aren't we sexist? One thing, Claymore is published by shounen jump. SHOUNEN jump. I am aware that some mangaka try to catch tertiary female audience by including bishy male characters but it is still primarily a male oriented magazine. Claymore might have a larger female audience compared to most, though I doubt larger than Naruto, but saying it is primarily geared towards females when it is published in shonen jump is silly.Krest wrote: Claymore is more for feminists. Despite this, Claymore's characters, plot, and setting all inherent characteristics that guys like more than girls. Guys are fine with this, girls aren't. This would be fine if Claymore was bent to a male audience - but it isn't. It's supposed to be geared towards females.
Though I am not sure what linear plot means I would admit that suspense and character development are probably two of it's weakest points.Krest wrote:The plot is linear in the sense that there's only one actual conflict and the entire series is based off of it. This rules out things like suspense and allows for less character development.
Krest wrote: However, all the super forms look about the same. None of them are TRULY unique and thus there isn't a large variety of things the characters can do with them.
Well it is still being published so it must be doing something right.Krest wrote: The failure to reach the intended demographic and the lack of any "fireworks" in character design/development, plot, and overall setting kept it from gaining a large number of fans. No work will survive without a proper fandom. It'll only fade from memory, which Claymore has done.
Honestly most of the things you have said sound like your personal opinion but you presented them as though they were fact. I understand it is not the most popular and maybe it did not appeal to you personally and honestly it does not even make my top ten but I feel it has more going for it that you give it credit for.Krest wrote: I'd say FIM is the complete opposite and it's good for comparison. FIM reached not only its intended audience but nearly every audience because it had "fireworks" in pretty much everything. No part of FIM outshone anything else and the creators adjusted the show to fit the suggestions and praise of all of the fans. Claymore did none of those things. While FIM always had things to make people think and catch their eyes, Claymore didn't. Claymore's concepts have all existed before and in much greater forms. It couldn't match up to other works.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:15 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:26 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:54 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:17 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:12 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:22 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:40 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:43 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:47 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:49 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:53 pm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:09 pm
There can only be 100% of any existing thing. Despite what might be said in mainstream fight anime.Krest wrote:And hmmm... Still, she can only reach 100%.
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:12 pm
ari-6 wrote:Also have you checked your messages yet?