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Claymore


Alternative Titles

English: Claymore
Japanese: クレイモア

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2007 to Sep 26, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.891 (scored by 192,787 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7062
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Popularity: #110
Members: 369,745
Favorites: 6,757
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Synopsis

When a shapeshifting demon with a thirst for human flesh, known as "youma," arrives in Raki's village, a lone woman with silver eyes walks into town with only a sword upon her back. She is a "Claymore," a being manufactured as half-human and half-youma, for the express purpose of exterminating these monsters. After Raki's family is killed, the Claymore saves his life, but he is subsequently banished from his home. With nowhere else to go, Raki finds the Claymore, known as Clare, and decides to follow her on her journeys.

As the pair travel from town to town, defeating youma along the way, more about Clare's organization and her fellow warriors comes to light. With every town cleansed and every demon destroyed, they come closer to the youma on which Clare has sought vengeance ever since she chose to become a Claymore.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Clare
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Raki
Main
Takagi, Motoki
Japanese
Teresa
Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese
Miria
Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese
Galatea
Supporting
Orikasa, Ai
Japanese
Irene
Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Riful
Supporting
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Ophelia
Supporting
Shinohara, Emi
Japanese
Jean
Supporting
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Isley
Supporting
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese

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"Raison D’être" by Nightmare

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"Danzai no Hana~Guilty Sky" by Riyu Kosaka




More reviewsReviews

Oct 23, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
Claymore is a Shounen, Action, Adventure anime in a Fantasy, Medieval setting. The story basically revolves around a specific Claymore "Clare" and her companion "Raki" as she goes from town to town, slaying monsters known as Yoma.

From the beginning the story is very easy to follow. You have Claymores (strong female warriors) and it is the job of these Claymores to slay the Yoma. The story basically follows Clare as she travels to slay these Yoma, which get increasingly difficult to defeat as the story goes on. As a character Clare is developed so well that your opinion of her will change constantly throughout the read more
Nov 5, 2014
ktulu007 (All reviews)
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
Mar 4, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
When you first start watching the show you're greeted by a strange looking creature feasting on a dead human corpse. Unknowingly, a tall slender figure appears right behind him. He senses this new danger and turns to fight this opponent. But hidden behind this slender gorgeous figure is a sword just as tall as her. She unsheathes her massive weapon and a vicious fight ensues...

That is the backdrop of what you are going to be experiencing. Fortunately (or unfortunately), that should leave you wanting for more. This story is set in a fantasy land set in medieval times where creatures called Yoma hide within read more
Mar 14, 2008
TheLlama (All reviews)
This show is really cool.

There are these women, Claymores. They are feared across the country, for they are half-monsters. And what do they fight? Monsters. Yes, they save the people from monsters, but are regarded as ones themselves. Irony, huh?

The story follows one of these women. She meets a normal human kid who isn't afraid of her, and they end up as traveling partners. At first, it starts as a standard "good-guys-killing-monsters" show, but it goes deeper. I've always felt that the organization for whom the Claymores are working isn't quite good, but let's just leave it at that. The story, as I said, develops read more

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