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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 (757d ago)
c.154 by MangaStream (784d ago)
c.153 by MangaStream (817d 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: 8.7 / 10.0 (2897 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 16th 2016, 2:28am PST



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

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English Publisher
Viz (27 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #420 increased(+49)
Monthly Pos #518 increased(+30)
3 Month Pos #480 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #477 increased(+12)

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Claymore to Publish 'Grand Finale' in October 713 days, 11 hours, 18 minutes ago
Ending Discussion 715 days, 1 hours, 6 minutes ago
Isn't there one more chapter left? 734 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes ago
When can I start reading this? 766 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes ago
Is the end near? 789 days, 8 hours, 36 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2cubaby
April 29th, 2008, 12:19am
When I read the first two volumes I thought it was a bit repetitive, and the story didn't seem to be going anywhere. However, I kept reading and now I can honestly say, "Damn it!" Because now, I wait eagerly every month like an opium addict for the next chapter. Spectacular action, suspense, twists, ciffhanger. It's all included.
As a guy, I'm happy to see that female characters are not presented in a biased and sexist manner that is found in many other mangas (oh let's say 90% of them).
Not everyone would enjoy Claymore that's for sure. But what's more certain is that over 90% will. Chances are, you're going to LUV this!
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Good one of it's kind   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wansmor
March 7th, 2016, 1:35am
Claymore was the 1st of its kind that I read (monster manga). I got to read Berserk way later, but I think I still prefer Claymore.

First of all, Claymore's world is not very vast. It's set on an island, and it remain so throughout the story. This makes it's environment stable. The story telling was also swift. First we were introduced to the monsters (youma), then the warriors (claymores), then to awakened being, then we were introduced to the strongest 3, the abysal ones. From one chapter to another, there's more and more mysteries revealed, which has kept me going. The fights are good, claymores and youma / awakened fights are always enjoyable to watch. The author did well to keep the power balance, the monsters are naturally stronger, but the warriors fight smart. The characters are well drawn and depicted. Deaths come one after another, but it wasn't all that grave, there are times to mourn but the story goes on. Gore scenes are part of some fights, but Claymore is way less gory than Berserk.

I actually like how it ends. The anime end with a more standard power-up style victory, but the manga ends way better (at least for me). There's some possibilities for sequel, involving larger world related to Claymore's, but Claymore as it is has good end and where it end it become good story. So if you don't mind about some gory scene, and interested in human vs monster themed story, Claymore will be a good read.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2016, 1:37am
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kick AS# manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by reachingforyou96
July 9th, 2012, 5:48pm
Art is amazing, but i wished i read this when i was a little older, when i first started reading this manga i got scared (lol..). But anyways, this manga is a masterpiece and it creates a change of pace when there was a strong female protagonist. It surprises me at every turn and the plot is incredible. Just waiting for the ending with clare and Raki~ wooo
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An origianl story that Doesn't Sell Out It's Heroines! ^_^ !   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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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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My Favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by anais
January 22nd, 2008, 10:11am
Together with skip beat it's my 1# ranking Manga!!! Even if it's the Manga with the most cutted body's ever, it doesn't mather the plot is too good and you get used to it if you usually don't like that don't worry. (my lidle sister who is usually atractet to nightmares could still sleep calmlyafter reading Claymore.) And a freind of mine even read it at new years eve with the light of his i pod because the firework didn't spend enoth light. ; ] smirk i swear thats true!!!!

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2008, 10:15am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gekkoh123
June 12th, 2007, 12:42am
First 3 volumes are pretty boring but then... It became very interesting.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MtR_Silver
July 25th, 2012, 5:42am
one of my favorite mangas out there. Great plot, great character development, great art. Just one thought (always had this one), why is this a shounen? i would categorize it as seinen but hey. kick ass manga
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very nice...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by totitot
December 30th, 2008, 8:02am
tried reading this 4 months ago but stopped at the first chapter... but maybe i wasnt that much of an otaku before compared to now... finished up to ch86(as of 30/12/08) and man this is nice!!! tried watching also the anime and its great!!!
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Nosa
August 19th, 2008, 5:16am
The plot is relatively linear but thats no flaw here. The action is great and this is one of the shounens where I absloutely love the teamwork and felt the all actions were complimentary. A tragedy in a fantastical setting, what more can I ask? Proud strong female characters, nice action and an original concept. all mixed in one package.

Go read it, you wont regret it !!!!
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