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Thread: Is the Graphic quality going down?

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    Registered User 中級員 / Chuukyuuin / Member killy-.-'s Avatar
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    Is the Graphic quality going down?

    I just reread old chapters and I noticed that there is a big difference in graphic quality between old and new chapters. When i look at the old chapters i can see many details, faces are well made, ground, sky, buildings and so on.
    http://read.mangashare.com/Claymore/...7/page002.html
    http://read.mangashare.com/Claymore/...5/page002.html
    http://read.mangashare.com/Claymore/...2/page016.html

    New chapters look all the same: simple lines, no ground if its possible, no shadows apart from the key pages:

    http://read.mangashare.com/Claymore/...8/page002.html

    all Claymores look like copied pasted, i dont enjoy new chapters as much as the old ones b/c of the new way of drawing.
    What do u think guys? or its just the raw's quality and we cannot do too much about it?
    Last edited by killy-.-; December 06, 2010 at 05:58 PM.

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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    the character artwork has improved though. Clare especially looked like an alien in the first chapters of the manga, but now the Claymore's are much more fleshed or rounded out as they should be, they look way more real and sexily feminine
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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    look at this one:
    http://read.mangashare.com/Claymore/...2/page021.html
    where does she look like an alien?
    also, check its details , shadows and all u can call it art, the newset chapters ok they look alright, they know how to draw Clare and the others but the quality is low, there is no shadows and pages look poor ...

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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    The proportions of her (and Ophelia) are still slightly alien like, but I was meaning more chapters ~1-5, whereas your link is chapter 32
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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    I think I should agree with killy. The details are much better in the old chapters. It looks better than the new ones. The new ones are starting to look plain and simple.

    What might be the cause of this?
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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    Could you be more specific of what you mean by "old chapters"?

    Since compared to chapter 1 you couldn't be more wrong... the back ground there disappeared after 2 houses. Hell even @ch 30 I'd consider you wrong without a second though. Even in Pieta the art work was worse than it is now and that's saying something since Pieta had some fine art. So just what are you saying? The art style really started to get better around chapter 31 (start of Ophelia arc) when I first hit that arc my first impression was I was looking at a different artist.

    The pages you submitted where not really comparable... and on top of that you picked one of my second most hated page of the most recent 5 chapters art wise. Here are some better comparisons. My least fav being


    Anyways good reasons why you could be noticing differences... the quality of the cleaners on mangastram is almost too good. They might be deleting some detail being over zealist in there cleaning. Try looking at MiBs versions of the chapters and see it you feel the same way.

    Please note I have been spotting a lot of what appear to be borrowed pics/designs of late and reoccurring locations... maybe that's adding to the impression that it's not as good because we've seen it all before and aren't getting new scenery eye candy but same old same old drawn slightly better. I mean just look at Anastasia she looks like Alicia without the pointy bangs and Teresa's curly hair on steroids.

    Spoiler: ch 57 vs ch 107 pic show

    Spoiler:  ch 79 vs ch 108 show
    Last edited by Ryus; December 06, 2010 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    I agree with both Godeye_Galatea & killy-.- in regards to the graphics. While the action scenes are intense, the details, especially in the faces of the characters has declined, none more so than Galatea. If you look at Galatea in the Witche's Maw, you can see the eye lashes, the fullness of her lips and fine details of a specific facial expression. In the current chapters, her face looks nothing like the early chapters. I wonder if Yagi choses to focus more of his time on certain characters. He doesn't seem to draw Dietrich with the same lack of detail with which he draws Galatea (currently).

    Although, I will agree with HK on this aspect. Yagi has gotten better at drawing the body of a woman. Everything is far more proportionate, though I wish that he didn't give everyone the shape of a playboy model.

    It's a bit off topic as well but if you notice that nearly all the chapters up to Cognates of Paradise were multi part. I think he should go back to that style, it would provide for more indepth story telling that brought out so much emotion, just like his early counter parts.

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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    About the eye lashes comment... Yagi has always seem to have chosen to not do them (or barely include them) on some characters [points at Miria, Yuma, Helen]. Yet others get them every panel they're in that's not just too zoomed out [points at Anastasia and Galatea before the scaring (~50/50 after scaring)]. I think eye lashes or lack there of are how he makes some characters more/less feminine and/or soft. BTW Tabitha's eye lashes have been very noticeable of late.

    As to Galatea's face well it's now scared and sometimes covered up. On top of that she's kinda switched roles from amazingly strong fighter and witty wise cracker to wise old hermit with a sharp tongue and a bit of a psychiatrist. Maybe Yagi is drawing her slightly differently to match her new role...

    but uh... Playboy models have even bigger
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    and
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    bigger than Renee or Teresa. They look more like Victoria Secret models to me... Tall and slender yet with clearly defined
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    bottoms
    and some cases large
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    busts
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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    pls guys forget the first chapters, its always like this, its like a warm up and almost every manga doesnt look good for the first few chapters
    Miria and Deneve Helen before :
    http://read.mangashare.com/Claymore/...6/page003.html

    and look at her now, and as if making them more sexy means better ...
    art is the bang and i dont see any explosions nowadays
    Last edited by killy-.-; December 06, 2010 at 11:14 PM.

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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    They look like Claymores (warriors/soldiers). Their bodies are fit to fight. Speed and agility. Muscle where it is needed for strength, without slowing them down in other spots of their bodies. Not to mention their realistic-sized busts, they're not impractically large like other manga/anime girls that magically are able to defy gravity/balance and fight with them as if they didn't have such extreme-sized busts, as is usually seen in other manga/anime. Little to no fat. They're not supermodels but "lean mean fighting machines", these girls mean business (blood, gore, and death)!

    Supermodels are skinny (too skinny, not sexy at all, stupid girls!, shakes head, V.V) like Claymores, but that's where the similiarity ends really.

    Though Claymore's do have a bit too narrow (waspy) waists, though in the ~ later half of the manga, he's widened them a bit making them more realistic and sexy, but still they're not quite wide enough, but much closer now than before earlier in the manga.

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    Actually, we haven't seen a single fat being in all of Claymore manga, lol.

    No fat human, Black Coat, Claymore, normal yoma, or Awakened!
    Last edited by HegemonKhan; December 07, 2010 at 02:43 AM.
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    Re: Is the Graphic quality going down?

    What's the purpose of this thread, it's useless.
    Last edited by Ryus; December 07, 2010 at 12:41 PM.

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