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Sep 14, 2009 4:32 PM
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Claymores are silver-eyed demon killers that are half-demon themselves. They make the demons part of themselves?

The drawing style is a little different--it seems like their eyes are smaller and the foreheads bigger than normal for manga.

Claire is the female protagonist and she seems icy cold and quite lonely. I think she is afraid of forming relationships--perhaps she was hurt in the past? Maybe she regrets being one of the Claymores or perhaps she feels closer to the demons yet she is paid by humans to hunt and kill them.
Apr 22, 2010 9:52 AM
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This was different from the first and only episode of the animation series i saw..
Apr 25, 2010 8:49 AM
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The artwork of Claymores (Clare) in chapter 1 makes them (her) look like aliens (an alien).

I have a strong feeling that Yagi will improve his artwork gradually in future chapters.....


Clare is a "show-off".


did Clare require the extra force of gravity from falling through the ceiling of Raki's uncle's house, to slice (or try to) the (normal) yoma without releasing yoki yet, in order to keep her surprise/stealth for that initial entrance/attack/atempted attack.


Clare talks about how "a name" will be soon forgottened...

Is she refering to someone important in her life that has become forgotten by everyone else?


Clare struggles to kill (normal) yomas, having to use a lot of yoki to slice them in half.


When Clare releases yoki her eyes turn yellow/golden

When Clare releases more yoki, her veins bulge up on her arms and legs.

Her face gets bulging veins on it too.
Modified by HegemonKhan, Apr 25, 2010 8:53 AM
Apr 25, 2010 9:01 AM
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they have NO official name

they have two UN-official names: Claymores or Silver-Eyed Witches

Claymore comes from the reference to the huge swords (claymores) they carry/use/wield.

Silver-Eyed Witches comes from the fact that they DO have silver eyes, and that they are female.

their hair is either blond or light colored

they are at least as tall as the human males, or ~ 6 ft tall. the human women are under 6 feet tall, maybe ~ 5'6'' tall.



mom = eaten by the (normal) yoma
dad = eaten by the (normal) yoma
brother = Zaki = eaten by the (normal) yoma and it uses his form/body afterwards
uncle = eaten by the (normal) yoma

1st encounter with the (normal) yoma = Raki faints. (his brother gets eaten by the normal yoma while he is unconscious).

2nd encounter with the (normal) yoma = Raki tries unsuccessfully to punch it. (lol)

Raki smells delicious to the (normal) yoma.
Modified by HegemonKhan, Apr 25, 2010 9:10 AM
Mar 10, 2011 12:48 AM

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'Claymores' wielding claymores onehandedly. Compared to Berserk, this might seem somewhat more realistic if she's indeed part-monster, instead of just human
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Dec 2, 2011 10:39 AM

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Ah its good to see Clare be so forward and so far it feels good rereading this..

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Mar 31, 2012 9:44 AM

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I feel bad for Raki. That has to be something. Your older brother was the monster the whole time? Smfh. And I wonder where Claire is going now?

Aug 8, 2012 5:59 AM

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I don't find art and composition easy to see, but wouldn't call it bad. Sure hope it'll improve along the way. Nice introduction for Clare. Even though form sure is deceptive with Claymores, Clare looks like she has a sensitive side and also somewhat lonely. Raki is a good kid, he'll need more luck though from now on.
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Sep 28, 2012 8:52 PM
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the monster looks like Kitano tho :P
Oct 14, 2014 1:33 PM

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That was badass!
Jan 22, 2015 4:07 PM

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I'll give advice to everyone who starts Claymore and reads its forum. Don't read the posts of HegemonKhan. The fucker spoils everything he can
Mar 22, 2015 5:31 AM

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The art is absolutely horrible. I really hope it improves later on the series
May 1, 2015 8:38 AM

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Just bought volume 1 and the first chapter was rather nice! Looking forward to great things :)
Jun 23, 2015 1:08 PM

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I find the art so hard to take seriously... after I read Angel Densetsu so many times lol.

I feel like laughing everytime I see any of the characters' faces. The art quality is pretty good though since Yagi started Claymore after finishing Angel Densetsu.

I watched the anime 8 years ago and after reading the first chapter, its so interesting.
Jan 20, 2016 9:13 AM

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Found volume 1 in a comic library and really liked it. I'm hoping that Raki doesn't end up just being some kind of annoying follower. Seems really cool so far, I'm glad I didn't watch the anime first! :D
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Apr 18, 12:48 PM

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it's already a bit different from the anime. i like it this way!

May 4, 5:36 AM

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Was a interesting first chapter!!
Yoma, a mosnter, humans and hibrid with a super-powers, all girls very serious, although this one, Clare seems different, or not?
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