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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)
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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)

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Claymore by darknova42

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (3166 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.68 / 10.0

Last Updated
December 29th 2021, 9:24am PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (27 Vols - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #361 increased(+63)
Monthly Pos #725 increased(+139)
3 Month Pos #715 decreased(-127)
6 Month Pos #566 decreased(-125)
Year Pos #517 decreased(-149)

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A great series  
by Da Masta
August 20th, 2020, 2:35pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Really liked the charactes, fights as well as world it was set into. The pacing was solid, quite slow at the start with higher pace near the end, yet it did not feel rushed at all IMO. Even the ending was good. If you are looking for a great manga with cool fights, power-ups and nice story definitely give Claymore a try.
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from r/manga  
by r/mangaReviews
February 8th, 2019, 6:44pm
Rating: N/A
[b]>Whitekan/b] [i](Known status:Completed)/i]
"It was not bad but the ending was really rushed and I didn't like how they executed the final fight, but this is my opinion."
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That's that for me  
by cecropiamoth
July 29th, 2018, 1:55pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I got to the chapters where the claymore's were bickering about who's ranked highest and who's the strongest and suchlike, and I realized that this women were acting just like teenage boys. Somehow I like my heroes to be more dignified if they're really going to be heroes, and there's something sad about seeing women acting as stupid as men usually do.

Plus in general there's way too much killing. People who enjoy manga full of killing fail to fully understand that the world ends forever for everyone who dies, and all the pride and other stuff that means so much among us who are alive is instantly nullified when we die.
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great but get kinda mombo jumbo towards the end  
by whitespade
September 30th, 2017, 7:06pm
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
i really like the manga, i like the art, the characters, and the fights. however i must warn you it does get cliche-y and new age-y and shounen-y towards the end. and of course the central reason for the problem is still not resolved, but i guess as long as they are happy anything else outside is unimportant.
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Like it  
by ladymanson
August 19th, 2017, 6:13pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
I'm not fan of shounen genre but I found Claymore very enjoyable. Around 20th volume I through it's getting little long but the ending was great. I didn't expect something like it. Anyway Claire is not bad character, yet I found more interesting in others Claymore fighters. And Raki was so-so. Author didn't give him much space. What disapointed me most was Priscilla.
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Started well, dropped by chapter 106  
by AlmightyJu
August 19th, 2017, 9:30am
Rating: N/A
This series started really well and had a lot of premise. Half way through it started to loose its focus, the story couldn't decide who the main character was anymore. It would build up the story then move onto another character making the main plot slow and painful to follow. By chapter 106 I lost interest in anymore.
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Good one of it's kind  
by wansmor
March 7th, 2016, 1:35am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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Nice piece of work  
by Zagavarr
February 18th, 2016, 12:48am
Rating: N/A
During reading, I've found only one contradiction: it is said what Claymores don't age after Yoma parts is implanted into their bodies. According to this all Claymores must look like young girls, similar to their appearance, when organization took them. However, Claymores are depicted as full grown women.

... Last updated on February 18th, 2016, 12:55am
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by Serendipity_
November 1st, 2015, 5:17pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I just have one question that repeatedly keeps at nagging me right now, Why? Why the heck did you choose to follow an altogether different plot-path than what was obviously intended Mr. Norihiro? WHY?

Here's the thing, I had three MAJOR issues with Claymore. Three and only three, but an oh-so-important three.

1. Claymore started out good, I am not going to deny that, but somewhere after
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Clare left Raki to tend some business of hers,
the Manga started to slowly, but surely, decline both plot and character wise. Clare made some huge metamorphosis from being an actually pretty badass character that had some dark element to her, to a character that BARELY got any attention in the plot and was as a result made easily forgettable. I could hardly distinguish here from characters such as Miria, Deneve or Helen. Characters that were obviously made to be side characters, but still outshone Clare in every possible way towards the end!!!

2. Raki? Yeah Raki and a big question mark. What the heck happened to this very likable character that had so much potential? His story and his character could have been developed so much with the help of Isley and Princilla.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Instead, like usual, we got only to glimpse him towards the end because Mr.Norihiro decided it was better to include filler-chapters about characters we don't really care about.
Thanks Mr. Norihiro, appreciated.

3. ISLEY, I WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ISLEY. He was such an interesting character that did not get the time he deserved.

I should probably also mention something about the art. I liked the old-version much better than the new one. The new art style felt....messy.

To sum up, I am disappointed, not going to deny that either. I whole heartedly believed that Claymore would be good from beginning to end. Would I recommend Claymore? Yes I would, because although this Manga had some plot-holes, issues and the like, it is good and original in its own way.
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Why I liked it  
by artdjmaster
August 25th, 2015, 8:16am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
My journey with Claymore was a unique one. I started reading the first two volumes and while I found it scary, it wasn't my cup of tea for a while. Then Viz/Shonen Jump ran an editorial on the Shonen Jump website showcasing some of the Awakened Beings in the manga and then I went back into the series b/c I really took to the designs of the strange creatures. The story started getting interesting for me around Clare's origin story, which features Teresa and Priscilla (around Volume 3). One of the most memorable moments was the scene of the very first Awakening that displayed the reactions and feelings of the one in the process of Awakening. The best moments of the whole manga are the humanistic ones, and there are a few. Those moments when the author dedicates time for each character's story and backstory and explains why they do what they do. These were the most tragic moments of the series and the author keeps this element throughout the whole series. Humanity is a great discussion here and all of the characters start out as human beings just like us, caught in a chaotic time period and forced to make big decisions concerning life or death.
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