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. (Source: MAL.net)
Published: May 6, 2001 to Oct 4, 2014
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Seinen
Authors: Yagi, Norihiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ
Claymore is one of my favorite manga. I was saddened that it came to an end. I cant find anything wrong with the manga therefore I’ll tell you why its the best manga I’ve ever came across. Before I begin talking about its awesomeness I must say God bless Yagi, Norihiro for creating Claymore. Now lets see, if you’ve seen the anime you’d know that it ended with a major cliffhanger. The manga basically completes the story but its not just completion, the manga explains everything about claymores and how Priscella came to be. Not to mention this is one of the few manga that got me on edge, I wasn’t just anticipating fights… I was jumping all over the place due to how incredible the fights were. The manga is visual to a point where you feel like your watching the anime. Also most of my favorite characters were only revealed in the manga… and yes this is how powerful the manga was. I also liked some characters more when I read the manga, I wasn’t much of a fan when I saw them in the anime. Therefore if you already watched the anime and liked it. I can assure you that the anime did do the manga justice.
Now on to the storyline, I was enchanted by how the story kept unfolding. Literally every question I wondered about was answered in the manga. The story was very emotional as well as informative. There were moments that actually made me cry. It was also exciting action wise. Most of all, it had great character development. It was amazing how much the characters grew throwout the manga. It also showed how one person’s actions can influence many. As for the art… I haven’t seen manga that pay much attention to details like Claymore did. I mean just go through one chapter of the manga and you can see for yourself. Claymore is a must, I mean really you haven’t read manga if you didn’t read Claymore.
Overall Rating: 10/10
P.S: It took me a while to get myself to write about it… I was really sad when it ended