4.101 out of 5 from 77 votes
In a land overrun by yoma - monsters that feed upon human innards and take on the appearance and memories of their victims - humans are little more than cattle awaiting slaughter. The only opposition to the yoma is The Organization, a group led by a council of mysterious men who send out their all-female warriors (known as claymores) to do their bidding. However, The Organization is not charitable; a town must pay an exorbitant fee for their services. Likewise, many of the claymores care little for those who they protect. Clare, the lowest ranked claymore, lives only so that she may one day avenge her mentor.
If you're after strong, badass, sword-welding female characters, then you should find yourself very pleased with Arms Peddler and Dark Air. Both of those series sport such heroines and those two in particular score high marks when it comes to coolness and badassery.
If your looking for another action adventure series set in a fantasy setting than look no further. Both Dark Air and Legend of Maian are exactly like that. What's more both have a party of heroes and in both there is a strong chick and weak boy (it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing).
Köinzell is a master swordsman who, along with thirteen other heroes, was sent by the Szaalenden Empire to block an invasion of their enemy Wischtech. Along the way three died, four betrayed the others and seven defeated the traitors and returned as heroes. At least, that's what people believe. In reality the ‘Seven Heroes' were the real traitors, defeating the four true champions after the seven had fled the battle in cowardice. Köinzell has bided his time for twenty years, honing his skills and recovering from the brink of death so that he may avenge his fallen comrades. The time for vengeance has finally come and all who stand in his way shall be dismembered without hesitation, but it won't be easy as everyone believes the lies of the traitors. With all the soldiers in the land and the public against them, Köinzell and his ragtag allies may have to sacrifice everything if they are to prevail against the might of the entire nation.
While Dark Air is nowhere near as dark and filled with explicite content as Ubel Blatt, both of those series are a good read for any fantasy, action-adventure fan. Also, in both of those series the male lead looks like a kid (well in Dark Air he is a kid) for which he is underestimated by his enemies, while in reality he is extremly strong and badass (though this triat is more visible in Ubel Blatt).