In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
Both Inuyasha and Claymore have similar villains: demons. while Claymore has a female lead, both main characters show similar traits and skills, are half-demon half-human, and use special sword techniques. the storyline and characters are similar enough that if you liked one you should like the other.
In both Inuyasha and Claymore you aren't really sure if you have been taken back in time, to another dimension, or to a really odd future. This makes them both more appealing. The setting is key to the plot and the monsters in both series are what keep the attention of the viewer. If you love one you will love the other.
Inuyasha and Claymore aren't as similar as Bleach and Claymore are, yet they are both still very similar when it comes to the watcher's tastes. The story is excellent in both, involving that of a damaging past. Like Clare, the main character, Inuyasha, commonly loses control of his half-demon blood, causing him to rampage across the lands until tamed once again. Inuyasha is a very long series, however, so if you are the kind of person that wants to watch and finish a series quickly, this isn't the one for you.
Both the villains in InuYasha and Claymore are demons and both of the main characters are half bloods that have to deal with the consequences and what that implies for everyone around them. They each have a special sword with which they use to kill the demons. Kagome keeps InuYasha in check not only for his personality but also for his full demon behavior whereas Claire is kept in check by Raki. They have to try and stay in control of their human selves.
These anime are set in the past, though it is a very different past than what we know. Demons roam the land, making snacks of humans. The protagonist is a young woman that is the legacy of a warrior that was much stronger. Sword fights, half-demons, and plenty of action await you in these anime.
In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
Both shows feature a stoic female warrior who suddenly finds herself caring for a young boy. Themes of motherhood abound. Also, both Seirei and Claymore have compelling themes and excellent character development. And for fans of kickass action, there is plenty to be had. I highly recommend them both.
Both anime are about a young boy who travels with an older swords-woman. The woman originally hardened through battle becomes softer as the series continues. Fighting, blood, battles, and the search for love are important to each. If you like Serei no Moribito, then you are sure to like Claymore
Take a strong female fighter whose life was given to her by another fighter, and give her a young, inexperienced boy to protect. Apart from era and setting, these two anime are identical, with a mixture of the supernatural and fighting sequences.
If you're like me, then when you're watching fantasy style anime, the last thing you want is cheesiness. I think both of these shows have done well to avoid that. There's nothing more disappointing than getting really into the moment only to be ripped back out of it by a corny character or joke or facial expression. Balsa and Clare are two characters I can enjoy taking seriously.
An unlikely pair of warior woman and a boy y are thrusted together. Both women i nthe series have similar upbringings that have compelled them to protect a boy among all else.
Ranmaru is young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKI to avenge his parents. On his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?
Although set in completely different time periods, both anime have a similar story and feel. Both the fighting style and amounts of gore in each are similar. If you like one, you would like the other.
I think Claymore and Tokko have similar stories placed in different time periods. While Claymore creates an ancient atmosphere Tokko story evolves in modern times.
Both of them include sword fighting, dark misterious creatures and of course blood.
I actually think that Claymore is the medieval version of Tokko. Both stories revolve around a group of special people who fight 'supernatural' beings.
In addition, the protagonists of these two anime both uses swords as their weapon of choice, slicing enemies to little tiny pieces.
Like Claymore, Tokko would leave unanswered questions in its final episode which makes you hope for a second season!
Aside from the setting (Tokko being set in modern day and Claymore having a more medieval setting) both Tokko and Claymore have almost the exact same plot themes: humanity is being attacked by demons and only a select organization has the ability to kill them.
The characters Tokko and Claymore both take into account an awareness of the world around them and try to fit into it even though they have some special powers that do not always let them adapt. There are tons of fights scenes in each with plenty of gore to keep viewers entertained.
Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...
Both anime share a general feeling of unease and hopelessness. If you enjoyed "Claymore" for the violence there is (will be) plenty of that to be found in "Attack on Titan". In both anime there are monsters that are trying to destroy mankind and in both anime there is a group of "soldiers" who fight them.
Both shows also share a similar color palette and animation style.
If you liked one you should like the other.
Very similar mood, monsters/titans invading human territory and feeding on them. Very in your face brutality with lots of fighting and deaths. If you like serious animes with no mercy, then this is for you.
If you liked Claymore you might like Attack on Titan. Both anime are in fantasy settings featuring swords and monsters, both seem to highlight neigh impossible to win wars, with humans cowering in fear from some sort of monster which feeds on them, and include a focus of the story on characters who's job it is to battle those monsters to protect humanity. There are other similarities but those would be spoilers.
Set in worlds where humans live in a constant state of fear, both Shingeki no Kyoujin and Claymore feature highly specialized warriors battling monsters for the sake of humanity. Both share a cold, cruel world outlook, and an atmosphere of futility and violence. I think fans of either show would enjoy the other.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Yagami Light finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
Both Claymore and Death Note have very dark themes and a non-conventional plot (that you really have to pay attention to to understand). Although the lead characters have different ideas (Light has a twisted view of justice while Clare is more sensible about it), they do have things in common: for one they're both serious, and (I think the most significant similarity of both leads) they both have an intense desire for power to achieve what they want.
Both Death Note and Claymore are well planned out and good series. The struggle of survival can make a man/woman do a lot of things, and it's cool to see characters going further then you think they would to achieve their goals.
Although Death Note seems mildly unrelated to Claymore, both encompass very dark themes and twisted views of death. The characters of Light (Death Note) and Claire (Claymore) have a desire to achieve their original goal, which almost blinds them to the fact of everything else. They are simply put in a struggle for survival.
Both series involve fairly depressing plots and a mass of death. Though Claymore is far more action based and westernized than Death Note. Both also have a similar animation style which some viewers might have adored from the one and therefore could love in the other. Finally both feature opening songs created by the band 'Nightmare' which viewers like me will go crazy about!