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Japanese: クレイモア
English: Claymore
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2007 to Sep 26, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:26 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: GoreGore
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.741 (scored by 320508320,508 users)
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Ranked: #10742
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Popularity: #295
Members: 658,382
Favorites: 8,369

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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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Jul 24, 2023
One of the best dark fantasy action animes I've ever seen. The atmosphere is THERE. The characters are THERE (well, mostly). And the action is cool and doesn't seem silly. I loved Clare's character and her relationship with Teresa and her fellow Claymores. In fact, the friendship and camaraderie between the girls was def one of the series' highlights for me. Clare's evolution was also entertaining to follow along, she's the type of main character you can't help but root for.

The one bad thing I have to bring up is the character of Raki, Clare's sidekick. I didn't feel like he added anything to ...
Aug 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is a tuff one because I really enjoyed the first half of the show; Teresa was just amazing and I really loved her and Clare's dynamic, and it broke my heart when she died. I can't put my finger on it, but the world itself reminded me of Berserk by just how harsh, miserable, and real it was with its fantasy world.

Where the show lost me was during its second half. The story alongside Clare became inconsistent, Rakis character development was none existent. I can go on and on, but to make a long story short the flaws just kept stacking and stacking, ...
Oct 15, 2022
Reviewing a series from 2007 in 2022 because why not.

As a fellow dark fantasy fan, I'm very disappointed, especially that there are barely any anime of this genre, we have SNK or Berserk...or Berserk... Maybe also Berserk!

Claymore is like the Witcher 3, but without the lore or its' charisma, actually only with the bounties part, or Dark Souls, but without any memorance for world design and boss fights. It's a very cheap, poorly designed souls-like with barely any story at all.

I hate describing series as "boring", but Claymore really has barely anything interesting to hold on. Side-plots lack any meaning or bright points, they ...

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