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Claymore  
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Description
In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity's only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength, but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Клеймор
クレイモア
大剑
猎魔战记
Kureimoa
Mắt Bạc

Groups Scanlating
10sigh
Basement Scan
Binktopia
ChaoScans
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Latest Release(s)
c.149 by MangaStream (13d ago)
c.148 by MangaStream (46d ago)
c.147 by MiB (54d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 59 (Alternate Ending)

User Reviews
Claymore by darknova42

Forum
68 topics, 797 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (2467 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.77 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
March 8th 2014, 1:33am PST

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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Chapter 1 Preview)
Viz (23 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #306 increased(+9)
Monthly Pos #147 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #132 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #111 decreased(-23)

List Stats
On 8548 reading lists
On 1352 wish lists
On 207 unfinished lists
On 547 custom lists

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Forum Posts
149 12 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago
Is the end near? 45 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes ago
147! Blind sided! spoiler alert! 64 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes ago
143 111 days, 16 hours, 13 minutes ago
144 -ALL HOPE LOST 137 days, 23 hours, 18 minutes ago

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An origianl story that Doesn't Sell Out It's Heroines! ^_^ !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by APOKOLYPES
August 3rd, 2011, 5:19pm
I think what the mangaka, Yagi Norihiro accomplished in this story (where alot of MALE mangaka in the same genre fail) is establish clearly strong lead female characters. Take for example mangas in like Naruto, One Peace, Bleach, D.Grayman, and Kurohime. Time and again the female characters in that manga are always shown in a weak submissive stereotypical fashion to their male counter parts. Even in Kurohime where the main character is a woman, as the story progressed her character devolved from being a strong female heroine to a hapless lovestruck teenage girl.

In contrast, the female characters in Claymore indicate that the mangaka seems to have a far more down to earth and respectful view of women. Then other artist in his field.

edit: an exception would be with Full Metal Alchemist, although the mangaka there is a woman
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LOVE IT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
March 12th, 2011, 9:57pm
one of those rare mangas that keeps me interested. man the latest chapter 113, seriously blew me away.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Just when we all thought Miria was dead, it turns out she somehow changed the hearts of the other claymores and they all turned against the organization.
way whaaaaaaaat?
anywho, i feel like the story itself is coming to an end. maybe not anytime soon since only one chapter comes out per month >.<

... Last updated on March 12th, 2011, 9:58pm
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stunning and predictable   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Banarok
March 4th, 2011, 8:31am
the art is simply stunning, its really good the expresionless mask the claymore have is annoying since well its expressionless . . . but none the less the art is detailed.

the story on the other hand is your usual shounen cliché parade one after another, but its still not that bad so i recommend it anyway
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A terrific read from beginning to vol 19 and wanting more...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by torrentchan
January 3rd, 2011, 12:36pm
I admit the The beginning (first few volumes) were kind of dull, it didnt "hooked" me in as much as I would like. But as the story progressed I could not keep my excitement down at all. The story develops into this masterpiece that keeps you wanting more. Good character development and all. The art is good as well. Love how there is a 2 saga!!!

As I enjoyed the anime, the manga is so much better in comparison, especially when the anime had a rushed alternative ending that did not fill my satisfaction. I really would like to see a remake of claymore anime.
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hmmm....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by weronique
October 16th, 2010, 3:58am
From the start...i really liked it and was looking forward to reading new chapter...but now... I just kinda lost it... I mean, this part is uninteresting for me. No Clare. No that-boy-following-her-around (over the time I even forgot his name...) and... talk talk talk fight talk about something.... Maybe if I read these last chapters once again and at once... but I don't really feel like it (Because of what I've read.)

Before, I'd have rated it 10... but now...
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...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Aikanaro
June 18th, 2010, 3:14am
I don't think I much like the direction it's taking, but maybe I'm just worn out from reading it all day. In any case, it's very good and well worth reading.

There is nothing wrong with the start - I like how it builds from fairly humble beginnings to something much larger over time - although I'm a bit worried that it's getting large to the point that each battle has to take up a lot of chapters, and while that's fine reading it all at once I'm not sure I have the patience for that following it as it's released.
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It gets great   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by McCasper
April 5th, 2010, 12:45pm
The beginning was pretty slow, I couldn't tell characters apart unless they had different hairstyles, the main character is so one-dimensional its sad, only one male character I can relate to who only appears intermittently later on and my favorite characters are dying left and right. But these can't stop me from saying that this is an amazing manga.

The art in later chapters gets amazing and if you can hang on until the revelation of what really is going on in the world of Claymore the story is phenomenal. Now I'm addicted and there's no turning back.
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wat berserk?   
Rating: N/A
by junesue
March 17th, 2010, 3:44am
i think in terms of story quality vinland saga would be closer to berserk than claymore. but even berserk degraded once gatts started to like, go on that classical animay adventure with some mahou shoujo and stuff way later on, and it became way less dark. i liked berserk because it WAS dark though =(.

i really like this series anyway. plus the drawings are fantastic.
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Dissapointment   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Bloodfall
January 8th, 2010, 11:50pm
Well, the history was going so goddamn good till the last few releases that I was almost thinking it would be the stuff closest to berserk that I would ever lay my hands on, but now, I think I'll be dissapointed in the future.... just a guess.

But... well.... I just hope that the power scale of the characters dont become something nonsense like bleach or dbz.

Despite of that, the history IS worth-reading.
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Flawed, but decent   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Shensuke
January 2nd, 2010, 2:25am
-Incoherency
There are too many things going on in the story at the same time, and the author's poor transitions doesn't help the fact that it's a monthly release.

-Characters
I hope the posts complimenting the so called character development are joking, because there is little to none. The main character has about as dull a personality as you can get. Also, saying that every character has a unique past is an exaggeration. Everyone one of them have a very slight nuance that distinguishes them from the mold at best. The claymores are almost unrecognizable from each other at times, but that's what happens when you have to create 50+ characters with identical clothing, hair color, skin tone, and figure.

The mangaka also seems to have very little respect for the characters, as many are given unceremonious deaths. I'm all for killing off characters that are past their usage, but when all of your favorite characters are thrown away like trash on a consistent basis, it becomes annoying.

-Art
Starts off poor, but becomes stunning later on. The larger than life monsters remind me very much of Gantz (very different mangas though).

-Story
Starts off mediocre, but becomes brilliant later on, ignoring the incoherency. Nothing like Berserk, for those who mentioned it.

-Slow Start
It's not unbearable, but to say the quality of the early volumes is in the same league as that of later ones is a blatant lie.

Edit: And yes, I have read up to the latest chapter.

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2010, 2:27am
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