13 Volumes – On Going
Claymore are warriors created to fight Yoma, monsters who disguise and prey on humans. Half human half Yoma, they possess great strength, but the downside is they have to fight to keep their own humanity, or they will consumed by the monster inside them. The one who can’t control his/her yoma power and taken over completely is called the awakened.
Clare become a Claymore by her own will to find the awakened Claymore who stole her hope when she’s still a kid. The one-horned Yoma with unbeatable power. All the while the organization that creates the Claymore have hidden agenda behind the existence of Claymore.
This is just another story about some warriors fighting against the monsters. While there isn’t anything new in the main idea, there is something in this manga that draws my interest. I can’t find the right word to describe it. With a set of medieval era looks, it’s unique art, and the narration, I can only say that it’s kind of gothic.
The first part of the story is the introduction about Claymore and the main character, Clare. In this part the story is flat. Impatient reader may lost it’s interest here. The next part is about Clare’s past. This is where the story starts to get interesting. After that the story enters its main part. And, like usual, the main character that was described strong in the beginning, turn out to be weak in front of other Claymores and new enemies. Of course gradually she will get stronger. How typical ….
An amusing fact is, from tens of Claymore that appeared in the story, none of them has the same name and each has her own symbol. Even though they come from different era. Wonder if the eventually run out of name and symbol for the characters. 🙂
Some people maybe tired of the theme. But it’s a nice read. They won’t make the anime version if it isn’t good, right?
[Reviewer: Adityo Ananta K.]