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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.


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Associated Names
Mắt Bạc

Groups Scanlating
Basement Scan

Latest Release(s)
c.155 (end) by MangaStream (232d ago)
c.154 by MangaStream (259d ago)
c.153 by MangaStream (293d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Claymore by darknova42

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (2729 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 1st 2015, 5:52pm PST



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Original Publisher

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

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English Publisher
Viz (26 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #435 increased(+32)
Monthly Pos #459 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #331 decreased(-113)
6 Month Pos #256 decreased(-94)

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On 7472 reading lists
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On 1852 completed lists
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Claymore to Publish 'Grand Finale' in October 188 days, 22 hours, 16 minutes ago
Ending Discussion 190 days, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago
Isn't there one more chapter left? 210 days, 9 hours, 51 minutes ago
When can I start reading this? 242 days, 9 hours, 8 minutes ago
Is the end near? 264 days, 19 hours, 34 minutes ago

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The way shounen should be.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 8th, 2007, 6:49am
This is possibly the best shounen action manga I've read -- it borders on seinen because of the depth the series gains as it progresses. The characters are simply amazing. Each one of the Claymores is a unique warrior with a complex history. Part of the pleasure of reading this manga is discovering the stories behind the different Claymores. They aren't treated like women usually are by shounen and shoujo manga -- they're purer, in the sense that they're people, not mere gendered stereotypes. The women in this manga are real women -- well, except for the super powers, but you get what I'm saying. They are honestly and perfectly characterized, with neither their strength nor their vulnerability being exaggerated.

Not all of the Claymores are the noble warriors you may expect to meet after reading the first few chapters. Some of them are noble, sure, but some of them are indifferent, and others are malicious. Like any other group of human beings, they have flaws and the ability to overcome those flaws. What's rewarding is watching the flawed characters come to grips with their pasts and their mistakes, and try to improve themselves. It's a very universal and moving struggle. The Claymores' fight to retain their humanity isn't unlike the internal moral battles we non-manga people go through.

I totally agree with Laclongquan's review earlier. The manga's world opens up and grows more absorbing as you read it -- what seems at first to be a typical shounen plot gains incredible complexity without losing any of its coherency. Politics, power, ethics and of course personal angst are all brought to bear brilliantly. The mangaka has really done something amazing with what starts out as a simple monster-hunting concept.

My sincere thanks to the groups that are scanslating this manga for us. You guys rock.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2007, 8:22am
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IT's good   
Rating: N/A
by imhereformanga
June 5th, 2007, 6:53pm
This is pretty awesome and I'm waiting for more
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I can't stop reading them   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by persocon707
May 31st, 2007, 10:59pm
I really love this manga! The monsters are cool and the transformation to an awakened being is just awsome! I love the shounen characters (the cute ones)!
Right now I'm still courious what happened to Raki, Claire awakened form, and tons of questions in my mind... every chapter in this manga is just wonderfull... I think everybody who love fantasy art would consider this manga is to die for! O YEAH!
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surprisingly awesome   
Rating: N/A
by vietsoulx
May 29th, 2007, 3:58pm
I've heard of this manga long before i started reading it. When i looked it up here in MU, it was the highest rated manga and so I was a bit unsure whether to read it or not since people tend to rate it either a 10 or a 7 depending if they liked it. When i started reading it, I just couldn't stop! excellent character development, storyline, and art. Better than Berserk in my opinion!
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Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by friedo.obrain
May 27th, 2007, 5:21pm
This manga is excellent. It starts off slow and then gets increasingly faster paced with an expanding of the world from the 4th volume with the intro of Teresa.
One must rejoice at the quality of the story telling and the drawing, compared to the author's previous work. Although it has flaws in terms of unapproached angles we must agree that it's a powerful work by a mangaka with relatively little experience.
I advise anyone and everyone to read it
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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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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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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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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.

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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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