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So who all reads Claymore? Because this month’s chapter was made of so much creepy win I am dying to talk about it with someone. You know who you are. I am really excited about the series even if he is the LAZIEST manga artist in history. Strategic use of shadows I swear.

Something I really enjoy about Japanese storytelling is how the roles of protagonist and antagonist are fluid. Sometimes who you believe to be a ally is really the worst antagonist and sometimes the "villian" ends up becoming sympathetic or joining with the hero. I see this particularly well done in the Claymore series in themes of human as a monster and noble monster. Layers of misunderstanding that reveal a much more complex character dynamic. Something a lot of western authors use in a more static way. I like the idea of characters changing during the course of the story and how that continues to affect the story and it’s conclusion. 

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