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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.

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Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Kureimoa
Mắt Bạc
Клеймор
كلايمور
สาวพิฆาตมาร
クレイモア
大剑
大劍
猎魔战记
獵魔戰記

Groups Scanlating
MANGA Plus
MiB
MangaStream
Binktopia
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Latest Release(s)
c.155 by MANGA Plus about 1 year ago
c.154 by MANGA Plus about 1 year ago
c.153 by MANGA Plus about 1 year ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
27 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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 (3211 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 9th 2022, 8:00am


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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha, Ch. 1 - 73)
Jump SQ (Shueisha, Ch. 74 - 155 + Extra 5)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha, Extra 1 - 4)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
MANGA Plus
Viz (27 Vols - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #539 increased(+257)
Monthly Pos #1248 increased(+153)
3 Month Pos #1533 decreased(-202)
6 Month Pos #1509 decreased(-108)
Year Pos #1336 decreased(-614)

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On 7137 reading lists
On 1784 wish lists
On 3555 completed lists
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Good read  
by Theoneyedsnake
July 25th, 2022, 2:40pm
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
The manga was a pretty good action read with decent lore. The art and story progressively get better but it does feel like it loses its grittiness at some point in the story.

The story itself was weak at the beginning, but peaks at some point in the middle arcs. However, the story quality remains stagnant or even drops a little from that point forth. Needless to say, like many manga the epilogue and ending were underwhelming. Overall the story was above average.
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Enjoyable  
by Jeffu
February 19th, 2022, 6:34am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
This manga was enjoyable but that's it, cool history, cool fights, art is amazing but it never clicked for me, honestly the characters were the weakest part of the manga, I've never been a fan of mangas that introduce 10 characters out of nowhere and suddenly you have to care for them, specially in this manga where everyone looks similar. But I still recommend this.
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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, 5:44pm
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, 12:35am
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, 12:37am
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Nice piece of work  
by Zagavarr
February 17th, 2016, 11:48pm
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 17th, 2016, 11:55pm
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