September 9, 2007
Claymore – 23
Claymore episode 23
Critical Limit – I
Screenshot of the episode
“I like this shot’s sparks effect.”
The graphic quality of this episode has tumbled very much worse than the scene at The Witch’s Maw. The flash sword effect is used so often as overlay of net wiring over the scenes (they want to catch flies?). Extremely poor quality in fighting animation that seem more like watching darts flying all over when Madhouse tried to make it seem like Rigardo and Clare has increased their movement speed. Clare’s face is pretty much distorted throughout the this episode (no makeups today?).
This ep appears to show an endless brawl between Clare and the lion king, fighting for too long, what’s worse they added more Raki scenes and more Raki’s kissing flash back (yay more draggness). It’s quite amusing to realize that Easley and Priscilla happily rode their ponies while so much fighting occurred at Pieta. lmao.
Helen plays chameleon slingshot and captures Rigardo’s arm reminds me of Ophelia T_T.
I wondered how can Clare defeat Rigardo even if she awakens 3/4, being a #47 warrior. Rigardo was once #2 male Claymore, moreover he is fully awakened. Starting ep 25, it should be totally different than the manga storyline, Claymore is still great after this arc and if there is Season 2 I’m sure it still hold enough passion for everyone to continue watching. You can go to OneManga to read the manga/comic online if you haven’t.
Clare vs Rigardo
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For alternative review, click here to go to Brian’s Claymore episode 22 review.
Claymore – 22