When it comes to anime, I tend to look toward action-based series with a cautious eye. Too often, it seems, writers for action series take the easy route and fill them with paper-thin characters and nonexistent stories. Entertaining at times, perhaps, but entertainment at its most basic. Which is why, when I first read up about Claymore, and found that the series was essentially described as girl that wield giant swords fight monsters, I was not enthusiastic. Oh great, I remember thinking, this is going to be another giant mess of incessant and needless fight scenes with no plot and too much fan-service.
Fortunately, I am happy to inform you that I was utterly and completely wrong.
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