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Claymore

Claymore

Alternative Titles

Japanese: クレイモア

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2007 to Sep 26, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 122845 users)
Ranked: #5172
Popularity: #54
Members: 212,963
Favorites: 4,978
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action adventure drama fantasy shounen supernatural swords

Synopsis

In this world, humans coexist with demonic predators called Yoma. These demonic beasts feast on human innards and can blend into human society by taking on human appearance. As a counter force, a mysterious organization created half-human, half-Yoma warriors known as the "Silver Eyed Witches" or "Claymores," after the huge claymore swords they carry. They are detested by humanity however necessary.

The story begins with a young boy, Raki, who has lost everything in a Yoma attack, and the Claymore, Clare, who is generally detested by society. Throughout the series, Clare and Raki show their deeper qualities, powers and Clare's never ending devotion to the goal she swore to fulfill in her childhood.

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Adaptation: Claymore

Characters & Voice Actors

Clare
Clare
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Young, Stephanie
English
Young, Stephanie
...
Raki
Raki
Main
Takagi, Motoki
Japanese
Takagi, Motoki
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
...
Rubel
Rubel
Supporting
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Hirata, Hiroaki
Elliott, R. Bruce
English
Elliott, R. Bruce
Teresa
Teresa
Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Auten, Christine
English
Auten, Christine
...

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Harp, Clarine
Producer
Tamura, Manabu
Producer
Maruyama, Masao
Producer



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Jan 27, 2015
Xylemicarious
I'm a sucker for super violent animes with lots of demons and/or people getting chopped up (Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll, etc.), so this is definitely up my alley. Still, it has quite a few things that bug me.
Sometimes the animation is very obviously digital (Mostly the camera movements, some of the backgrounds as well. We're not talking well-integrated CGI here, it's obviously a budget thing), and it falls into some of the shonen cliches when someone busts out some badass new super power (though, admittedly, a lot of those really ARE super badass). There are a couple dozen musical cues, so that gets read more
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Nov 5, 2014
ktulu007
The Claymore manga was written by Yagi Norihiro from May of 2001 all the way until October 2014. Yes, it just finished. Roughly midway through the manga's run, in 2007, it got an anime adaptation from Madhouse. Now, I have not read a single chapter of the manga, so I'm not going to notice how faithfully they adapted the portion of the manga they adapted. The question is, does the anime manage to be interesting and coherent with what it does use?

Story:

In the world of Claymore, monsters called “Yoma” roam around the land disguising as ordinary humans and eating their guts. In order to combat read more
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Apr 17, 2014
NaTaSo0
The anime Claymore,is one that gave me a deep impression and I am willing to read the manga too.Awesome fights and intriguing characters,Claymore is an anime you should definately check out.

In this world,humans coexist with demonic creatures called Yoma,who feast with human innards and can take human appearance.For the reason of killing Yoma,exists an organization,which consists of female warriors called "Claymore".These warriors though are half-human,half-yoma and for that are detested by humanity.

Story 7/10
The story is not an extraordinary one but not a bad one either.Following the protagonist,Clare and her path towards her goal develops gradually.From just slaying Yoma it goes on to a much read more
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Mar 17, 2014
Eutass
Claymore taking place in a medieval period consists of fearsome monsters known as Yoma that prey on humans. Humans, being superior to all other beings, were bound to find a way to deal with Yoma, they had to prove their superiority. So they ended up with an organization that creates human-Yoma hybrids to kill Yoma for a fee. These female warriors wear armored uniforms. The public refer to them as "Claymores," alluding to their Claymore swords.

The series begins when a Claymore who saves a young boy, Raki, from a Yoma. That Claymore, named Clare, makes him her companion and goes into different towns for slaying read more
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Recommendations

Two hardcore hack and slash shows. While Berserk is most likely more on the "darker" side of the two, both are still definitely a guy's "beat the crap out of them" type of show. Brutal, but each has a touch of emotion here and there.
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Pain and sorrow are felt in both series however they are not on the same caliber. Fighting for a better future, teamwork, sacrifice are all shallow similarities.'Claymore' has a wide range of characters with dark past which you will feel sorry for whether they are friend or foe, it shows you the hardship of characters who only fight for themselves but in time come to terms with close friendship thus fight for one and another.

'Shingeki no Kyojin' excels in its epic twists and turns where you cannot trust anyone even in your own team. You will constantly be wondering about the next death or who the real enemy is and that makes this series very amazing to watch.
Well, the main storyline is more or less different, but the way the characters are drawn very similarly, as well as action scenes and blood. Also Blood+ is a dark anime and so is Claymore, so it would be good for those who like/love dark anime (sorry for stating the obvious...). Anyway both of them have very deep story-lines so I thought that people who like Blood+ would like this, because I think of Claymore when I think of Blood+.
These anime are very similar in ther blood content. Each are rich with blood and body parts. Also have relatively sad stories.
Both have a group of people or beings that are dedicated to disposing a certain group of evil. They both have a really nice storyline.
It's similiar atmosphere and nice battles too.
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Opening Theme

"Raison D’être" by Nightmare

Ending Theme

"Danzai no Hana~Guilty Sky" by Riyu Kosaka

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