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

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10sigh
Basement Scan
Binktopia
ChaoScans
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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-3 by Viz (34d ago)
c.155 (end) by MangaStream (1145d ago)
c.154 by MangaStream (1172d 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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76 topics, 832 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (2967 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 13th 2016, 2:35pm PST


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Year
2001

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (27 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #402 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #449 increased(+27)
3 Month Pos #458 increased(+19)
6 Month Pos #513 decreased(-1)

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On 7174 reading lists
On 1544 wish lists
On 2699 completed lists
On 264 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Claymore to Publish 'Grand Finale' in October 1101 days, 16 hours, 52 minutes ago
Ending Discussion 1103 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes ago
Isn't there one more chapter left? 1123 days, 4 hours, 27 minutes ago
When can I start reading this? 1155 days, 3 hours, 44 minutes ago
Is the end near? 1177 days, 14 hours, 10 minutes ago

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great but get kinda mombo jumbo towards the end   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by whitespade
September 30th, 2017, 7:06pm
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   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ladymanson
August 19th, 2017, 6:13pm
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   
Rating: N/A
by AlmightyJu
August 19th, 2017, 9:30am
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   
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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Nice piece of work   
Rating: N/A
by Zagavarr
February 18th, 2016, 12:48am
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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Disappointed   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
November 1st, 2015, 5:17pm
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
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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.
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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   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by artdjmaster
August 25th, 2015, 8:16am
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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Interesting   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
July 4th, 2015, 3:00pm
This was an interesting read and it felt very refreshing to see a manga with mainly female characters yet no female harems or impossibly large boobs and the like. At first I didn't really like the art and I agree that the eyes are drawn too far apart but it gets better. All the awakened forms were really cool so I guess the mangaka just isn't suited to drawing normal humans. All the characters were unique and likeable, well the villains weren't likeable but they were suitably creepy. The plot was interesting and I was expecting that Clare would have to fight her friend when they met again but thank god the mangaka didn't put friends against friends and betrayal in the mix... Overall great and recommended read !
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Gets very cliche   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by wotonito
June 10th, 2015, 7:10am
The story at the beginning was very suspenseful and engaging, but halfway through it starts getting extremely cliche and by the end it's just a mess of friendship this friendship that. Ending is disappointing.
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I loved it all the way through.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaterFrog
May 7th, 2015, 1:51pm
Claymore is my favourite manga. It's a true masterpiece, even though it's not perfect.
Some (few) of the chapters are barely above average and a few of the plot decisions could have been chosen better, but all in all it's very high quality, unique and very, very enjoyable.
The art is slightly eerie and the world lends the story a certain gritty realism. The fact that monsters like the Yoma and the Awakened Beings live in this world does not actually reduce that realism, instead the realism of the rest of it brings the unrealistic parts to life.
With every single chapter I read, every single page I turned I felt the love of the author for this work.
It was really amazing to read a product that is more than just a professional's way of making a living (not that I'm saying that's bad, but it's special if it's more than just that).

I was there since the start, I read every chapter is it was released and I've read the entire series easily 8 times now. And I will read it again in a year or two. And after that. And again.
This is also the only manga I ever afforded the money to buy. I think that should probably tell you the most about just how much I enjoyed it.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2017, 11:06am
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