Claymore, Volume 1

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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 ...

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Claymore, Volume 1: Silver-eyed Slayer

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Overview

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.

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This nondescript but pleasant manga is set in the generic fantasy landscape where little medieval towns are separated by large tracts of wilderness, and monsters must be dealt with by traveling for-hire monster slayers. The monsters here are Yomas, shape-changing creatures with a taste for human innards; the slayers are Claymores, young women who have been injected with Yoma blood so that they can recognize and kill the monsters-but who then must struggle to keep their own humanity. In the episodes in this volume, a young boy watches one Claymore arrive in his village and do her thing. He sees her as a person rather than a creepy semimonster and follows her after he learns her name, Claire. The rest of the book shows Claire and her naive tagalong going through a series of confrontations with Yomas, in the worst of which Claire is summoned to kill her best friend, who feels herself losing control over her Yoma side. The elements of this story certainly aren't fresh nor is the art especially striking. However, as it goes along, the book does generate sympathy with Claire as slayer/victim, maiden/warrior, savior/fiend, showing that even tired material can still be interesting when presented unpretentiously. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421506180
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Series: Claymore Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 198,701
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Norihiro Yagi won the 32nd Akatsuka Award for his debut work, UNDEADMAN, which appeared in Monthly Shonen Jump magazine and produced two sequels. His first serialized manga was his comedy Angel Densetsu (Angel Legend), which appeared in Monthly Shonen Jump from 1992 to 2000. His epic saga, Claymore, is running in Monthly Jump Square magazine."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Quite Awesome!!

    Though I started with the anime version of Claymore, the manga is actually much more detailed in the background of Raki and Clare. Can't wait for volume 2, any manga-ka into good stories with lovely ladies wielding big swords Claymore should be on your list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Great!

    I really loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2007

    Rox!

    This manga is amaving. Lovely art, great storyline and characters, and when you read it it's like you're really watching the battle!! :3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    Awesome!!!

    It's just great, the claymors are so cool but you got to feel bad for Raki.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Claymore

    It is an awsome manga, defently worth reading. I love it, and I can hardly wait till the second voulme comes out in english. ~Elle

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