One of the best manga currently running. A wonderful story with epic battles. This is one manga that truly puts it's anime counterpart to shame. If you haven't read it, then you are missing out...
- lots and lots of cool female characters (and barely any fanservice)
- monsters to fight (Yoma)
- big-ass swords (Claymore)
- cool fights between the female characters, wielding these Claymore, and the Yoma
- transformations of the female warriors by releasing their own Yoma powers, called Youki
- warrior/monster hybrids to fight (old warrior who used too much yoma powers)
- Raki, a side character that basically can't do anything but cry
- complot theories about the organisation, which organizes the warriors
give it a try, and you won't stop reading.
Been reading it for a long time and it really is a great manga (if you want to read the manga DO NOT watch the anime - they wrapped up the ending very quickly and re-wrote the events of the manga which is still being written)
Claymore is not yo mama's manga! With plenty of action and violence to go around, one never gets bored. The story has enough twists and turns to keep the reader fully engaged throughout, and the characters are very well developed.
There is a small amount of gore, but not so much that it is extremely graphic or off-putting. Overall, this manga is great and is definitely among my top five.
Claymore (First impressions)
Note I have seen the anime.
Read 1 volume
I own 3 volumes
Story:In a world constantly haunted by demonic predators known as "Youma", the everyday life of humans is full of fear and suspicion, as these monsters easily blend into human society to hunt their hapless prey. However, in this world, there is also a mysterious organization, employing half-human, half-Youma warriors to effectively track down and kill the demons. Called "silver eyed witches" or "Claymores" after the huge Claymore swords they carry, these female warriors are eyed with suspicion and distrust by most because of their inhuman powers.But there are many currents flowing in the shadows, from the mysterious machinations of the Claymore "Organization" and the twisted ambitions of the powerful "Abyssal Ones" to the hopes and desires of each Claymore warrior. This story follows the fate of Clare, one of the Claymore operatives as she sails deeper and deeper down the currents of conspiracies and revenge.
Volume 1: 4 chapters. Rating:4/5
Volume 2 (Not yet read)
Volume 3 (Not yet read)