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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
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Latest Release(s)
c.149 by MangaStream (16d ago)
c.148 by MangaStream (49d ago)
c.147 by MiB (57d 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 (2470 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 #297 increased(+18)
Monthly Pos #147 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #132 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #111 decreased(-23)

List Stats
On 8554 reading lists
On 1354 wish lists
On 207 unfinished lists
On 547 custom lists

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Forum Posts
149 15 days, 6 hours, 12 minutes ago
Is the end near? 48 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes ago
147! Blind sided! spoiler alert! 67 days, 12 hours, 25 minutes ago
143 114 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes ago
144 -ALL HOPE LOST 140 days, 22 hours, 33 minutes ago

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hype is sometimes earned   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by paradoX
May 22nd, 2007, 8:02pm
alright, I take the blame. got sucked in good. art is on par with the story and fighting. it is just the right mix. further more, I found the mix of unnatural just the right amount. visual kind I mean. characters are well developed. had me confused for a while as they got lead in the story, but got under my skin soon. you get to feel for them. that is also the case with some of the villains actually. main characters arent almighty. you feel they are on a thin thread as the story progresses. sometimes the thread breaks.
what I am trying to say is that I dont really find anything wrong with Claymore. except an awesome storyline from now on. depending on what happens and how twisted it becomes, I will gladly give it a 10. for now, 9 it is.
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Addicting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gustuf
May 19th, 2007, 9:03pm
First three volumes are slow, but from the forth and on you just cant stop reading once you start
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lol   
Rating: N/A
by thefolenangel
May 17th, 2007, 1:12am
YEs, it looks alot like BERSERK..but i personally think it's better smile
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Elkkkk   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BoxBox
May 15th, 2007, 1:44pm
This is a great manga. An Epic, like berserk. But faster pace and less offensive.
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The longer you read, the more beautiful it become   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
May 14th, 2007, 8:06am
Claymore is goodness personified (or objectified? manganized?). At first glance it's not much: straight forward monster hunting, not so complex storyline, and a bit too few main characters (Clare and Raki).

But the longer you read, the more interested you became. The world start opening up, with more characters, more intrigues. The story starts having more layers of meaning. In the same time, our hero and heroines became more colourful and real.

The mangaka is also quite decisive too. YAGI Norihiro is one of the few storyteller who has the guts to kill characters when the story need. he remind me of George RR Martin , author of A Song of Ice and Fire series. I mean, he introduce a heroine, give her a life and past, then killed her in the next volume, just to make his point. He's good!

Before you dismiss this manga as a Shounen stuff, I recommend you try reading it until volume 6. You Will Get Hooked!

The only complaint I got against this series is the Shounen stuff. What it mean is that: the manga touch lightly upon sex stuffs and politics stuff. Come on! A fighting order composed of female only, that's the source of yuri right there. And romance between normal guys and Claymores are difinitely tragic tales. Politics? not enough details, both about the lands and the organization.

EDIT No1:
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13 vols come and go, and my complaints are still the same. The additional details are not being supplied enough. In fact, we know quite a bit more about inhuman enemies than the situation of human countries.

Raki has matured quite a bit. He's got to be quite a ladies' man. Alas, the way this manga were being crafted, I doubt he will get all the girls though. It's so not harem-manga.


... Last updated on November 16th, 2007, 11:57am
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AWESOME   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by L0bo
May 13th, 2007, 10:56am
A really great manga series. Got trapped in it after the first chapter, just couldent stop and before i knew it, it was already morning. a must read!

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awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blackunmei8
May 12th, 2007, 3:38pm
One of the better manga. It's always interesting and very addicting. You always want to know what happens next. Definitely one of the must reads out there. Art is amazing and so is the story. You'll never get bored of it. I just wish there was more already
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One of the best manga ever!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RilleL
May 12th, 2007, 12:52pm
This manga is one of the best manga ever. Seriusly, this is just insanely good!
The manga gets better and better for every volym. I'm glad i started to read this, anyone who stop reading this is clearly a pure shoujo fan or only read vol 1 and got bored (how that's possible i don't know though).

... Last updated on May 12th, 2007, 12:58pm
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Totally awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dullahan
May 12th, 2007, 12:10pm
This series is really awesome. Character development is top notch. Every character has his/her own story and is interesting. The past chapter Teresa is the best part imho. The artwork just gets better over time.

I think claymore is better than berserk. Berserk is dragging too long without really solving anything. Heck more than 20 years for a manga and its not even finished.
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wow   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by XileDragon
May 12th, 2007, 12:07pm
This manga is one of the best I've ever read. I'm putting it up there with Berserk and 20thCB. Claymore has everything you can ask from an action/adventure manga, except maybe for comedy, but you don't need comedy in an intense series like this one.

Thanks m-s and 10sigh for doing this kickass manga. Can't wait for next release, cliffhangers are killing me AHHHHHHHHHH
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