Claymore, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Description

A Claymore - a female warrior named for the sword she carries - travels from medieval village to village to destroy Yoma, monsters who disguise themselves as humans and who are almost impossible to kill.

Claymores are half-humans, half-demons who willingly transformed themselves by mixing their blood with monster's blood.

Claire, nicknamed silver-eyed killer, is such a powerful Claymore, she can slay a Yoma using only one hand.

But she must constantly struggle to keep from becoming a monster herself.

Clare's first battle with the Yoma of Rabona has left her body drained and shattered.

With no time to recover, she must face the creature again after it chooses Raki as its next victim.

Luckily, Raki remembers that he is carrying Clare's trusted broadsword and manages to get it into her hands.

But unlike Clare, the Yoma is fighting at full strength and thirsting for blood...

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, chiefly Illustrations
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421506203

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I was unsure about starting this series at first. The first volume was interesting enough but it wasn't phenomenal. But I've come to realize with these manga series that it sometimes takes a few volumes to really engross you in the story. So it was with this series and I'm glad I read past the second volume because it took a huge turn for the better. The deep plotline emerged fairly quickly but in pieces so as to keep you wondering and coming back for more, and the artwork seemed to get better. After volume two or three I was either used to the style or it really did get better. And by volume 10 I'm loving it. The story has gone deeper. It's not just a story about action but of comradeship and betrayal and persistence and tragedy. Yagi had me at the sword fighting and demons but now I'm hooked into the story and I don't think it's going to let me go until it's finished. I'm certainly not complaining; I'm enjoying the series immensely. Recommended for fantasy and/or graphic novel fans.

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4

Pleasantly surprised with the third volume of Claymore. I haven't been very into the series so far, but Vol. 3 is way more interesting and I'm actually looking forward to the next one.

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5

This is the third volume in the Claymore manga series. This book picks up right where the 2nd book left off. I love this series, there are excellent characters, wonderful action scenes, and a really interesting world. Prior to reading these manga I did watch the whole Claymore anime series, which actually follows these books pretty well.The second book left us right in the middle of a battle between Clare and a Voracious Eater. This book picks up in the middle of that battle. With the battle wrapped up we start a series of stories about Teresa of the Faint Smile. Teresa is not a nice lady, but her history ties in with Clare’s.I continue to love this world where Claymore struggle against Yoma, it’s an interesting and detailed world and the Claymore are fascinating. In this book we learn a bit more about the limitations of Claymore and how they are different from normal humans.We also meet Teresa of the Faint Smile, she is a truly frightening Claymore. There are some excellent battle scenes throughout. Teresa’s story also brings up into some of Clare’s background and we start to learn the story of how Clare became a Claymore.I really do love the illustration in these, it is easy to follow and detailed. I also love that they have a synopsis of “the story so far” at the beginning of the book...I wish more manga series did this.Overall this is an absolutely fantastic dark fantasy manga series. I highly recommend for those who like dark fantasy. This series has excellent characters, wonderful action scenes, and a fascinating world. I can’t wait to see what happens in Volume 4.

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