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Claymore, Vol. 2: Darkness in Paradise (クレイモア / Claymore #2)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  2,041 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
A Claymore - a female warrior named for the sword she carries - travels from medieval village to village to destroy Yoma, monsters who disguise themselves as humans and who are almost impossible to kill. Claymores are half-humans, half-demons who willingly transformed themselves by mixing their blood with monster's blood. Claire, nicknamed silver-eyed killer, is such a pow ...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published June 6th 2006 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 1st 2002)
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Raeleen Lemay
May 02, 2016 Raeleen Lemay rated it liked it
Shelves: graphicomanga
3.5/5

A bit better than the first volume, but I'm still waiting for more than just fight scenes. There is barely any dialogue in these though, so they are super quick reads!
C. Derick
Mar 07, 2017 C. Derick rated it really liked it
Norihiro Yagi's "Claymore" is fascinating. Clare and Raki exploring areas of the world such as Rabona, and the intelligence and power of the Yoma become clearer. Norihiro Yagi's line art is superb, the figure work is delicate. This volume is most of a single story arc and works on the intrigue of Rabona society quite well.
Merve Özcan
Jan 11, 2016 Merve Özcan rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
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Rebecca
Jul 04, 2008 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, fantasy
I liked the second volume of Claymore better than the first. Here we got some actual plot, in the sense that Claire and Raki were put on a stealth mission to the holy city of Rabona. In order to defy the city rules that nothing impure can enter the city, including half-youma, Claire suppresses her powers and uses Raki as a decoy. No one would suspect a Claymore to have a kid brother, after all. Unfortunately, things get bad and Claire is hounded by both the city guards and the youma she's fighti ...more
Mike
Oct 11, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This volume starts the first multi-chapter storyline of Claymore right with the first chapter collected and as such is a fine starting point. That said, volume 1 is a good introduction to the main characters and concepts and it really is better to begin there.

A Yoma is terrorizing and preying on the citizens of the holy town of Rabona, and Clare is sent to deal with it. It won't be a simple hunt this time though, as all supernatural creatures are forbidden in Rabona, including Claymores.

Volume 2
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The Flooze
Oct 16, 2010 The Flooze rated it really liked it
Volume 2 of Claymore is much more intense, with a cliffhanger ending that makes me want the next book now.

Clare and Raki enter a holy town where the Claymore is forced to work with diminished senses. Trying to remain undercover while hunting a Yoma is made even more difficult by the elite soldiers who hope to contain the threat themselves.

I like the direction this is taking with Clare and Raki's relationship. It humanizes a warrior who could have otherwise seemed flat. It also serves as a good j
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Gina
Mar 23, 2017 Gina rated it liked it
Really enjoying this series but hoping it gets less repetitive as it goes on
Dorin
Jul 01, 2016 Dorin rated it really liked it
Clare grows as a character, and also Raki becomes a bit more interesting (although not yet useful). We get more explanations about what Claymores are and how everything works - all introduced naturally in the narrative and diluted not to be too much or too "instructive" at once.

The challenge grows even more. The new enemy is way more powerful and it will test Clare's limits.
Sarah ~Sehrenity~
Jul 06, 2011 Sarah ~Sehrenity~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Still not digging the art style... all round heads and google eyes... but I am LOVING the story. What a cliffhanger!
Carolyn
Jul 18, 2016 Carolyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Really liked this next volume. The tension and complexity of the world amps up, Claire and Raki get into more trouble and their bond strengthens. Cliffhanger ending has me dying to read volume three!
Fahad Ahmed
Feb 24, 2017 Fahad Ahmed rated it liked it
Yoma is a term used in this book, it means monster. Claymores are half breed monsters used to kill yomas. Clare is a girl who was made into a half breed to protect humans from these yomas. Yomas have the ability to change their appearance to look like a human
Theadora
Mar 22, 2017 Theadora marked it as to-read
I've read in English, but now I will in Japanese.
Bhavik
Mar 08, 2017 Bhavik rated it it was amazing
finally the journey gets interesting with those two on the way!
Mandy
Claymore is a manga about Yoma who pretend to be human in order to kill and eat the humans. The Claymore are the hybrid of the two stronger faster but still human with the ability to slay the Yoma which they do for a price. They travel from village to village slaying Yoma with nothing but the sword on their back using the Yoma abilities but slowly turning into a monster that they hunt. When the time comes a Claymore will send a black card to another claymore to be slain before the Yoma takes ove ...more
Karissa
Feb 10, 2014 Karissa rated it it was amazing
This was another fantastic installment in the Claymore series. This book is only the first half of a story arc that continues in volume 3 of the Claymore series (Teresa of the Faint Smile). This is an action packed fantasy manga with excellent characterization and great world-building. I have watched all of the Claymore amine and have been eager to read the Manga in order to get more of the story.

This installment picks up shortly after where the first book left off. Clare is asked to hunt down a
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Ana Mardoll
Jun 19, 2011 Ana Mardoll rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Claymore, Vol. 2 / 9781421506197

I've actually watched the complete Claymore anime first before getting into the manga; when I started deconstructing the incredible anime series on my blog, a kind reader was nice enough to mail me the first five manga volumes as supplemental material. I wasn't sure how closely the anime followed the source material, but so far it's been a very close match, with some extra (and delightful) details available in the manga.

I really love the artwork in this volume --
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Séverine
Apr 10, 2014 Séverine rated it it was amazing
Nous retrouvons le jeune Raki en compagnie de Claire, la claymore qu'il accompagne, en mission dans la ville sainte. En effet, un démon sévit depuis trop longtemps, toujours au même endroit, s'attaquant au même type de personnes, mais personne n'arrivent à mettre la main dessus... Un des prêtres a décidé de faire appel aux claymores dans le dos de tout le monde, car faire appel à une de ces sorcières aux yeux d'argents est interdit dans cette ville...

La tâche ne sera pas aisée pour Claire, qui d
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MissAnnThrope
17 February 2013

Claymore: Darkness in Paradise, Vol. 2 sends Clare on an undercover operation to the holy city of Rabona. Unfortunately, Claymores are feared and loathed in this holy land and their presence is forbidden. With some handy dandy tricks and using Raki in a ruse, Clare blends in to get her job done.

As I mentioned in my review for the first volume, I really enjoy the relationship with Clare and Raki. This icy Claymore warrior seems softened by the awe-struck Raki. I'm curious to see h
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The_Mad_Swede
Oct 20, 2016 The_Mad_Swede rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, fantasy, manga, 2016
While volume one introduced Norihiro Yagi's interesting storyworld of monstrous, human-devouring Yoma and the hybrid half-Yoma, half-human women warriors called Claymores, who hunt the Yoma; as well as it introduced the protagonist Clare and gave her a human companion, Raki, this second volume collects the first five parts of the seven-part arc Darkness in Paradise. Here Clare and Raki have to sneak into Rabona, also known as the Holy City, a place which Claymores are forbidden to enter; yet, Cl ...more
Johnathon
Jan 22, 2017 Johnathon rated it it was amazing
Another excellent volume that finds the Claymore, Clare, and the orphan traveling with her, Raki, arriving undercover to the holy town of Rabona, where even Claymore's are forbidden to enter due to their demon bloodline. However, when a Yuma starts killing over various holy figures in the cathedral, they have not choice but to show up. After nicely establishing the world in Vol. 1, Norihiro Yagi further explores it by addressing the prejudice Claymore's face, along with setting a new challenge, ...more
Susan
Oct 17, 2008 Susan rated it it was ok
The art style in this is - strange. Not bad, just - strange. That's really all I remember about it. The art style was strange, I loved the little kid with... Jean was it? I've forgotton her name, it's been that long. I liked the mystery and the skulking and how the people in the city were idiotic enough to keep up the prejudice of NO CLAYMORES ALLOWED even when they were being picked off one by one. I also think I shipped the knight and the knife-throwing bastard. I have no excuse. I picked it u ...more
Feather Mista
Nov 05, 2011 Feather Mista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manguistas pacientes
Recommended to Feather by: Que estaba a mano
Cuando leí el tomo 1 me quejaba de que me parecía un buen manga pero de esos que se toman demasiado tiempo para todo. Este tomo no me parece peor que el anterior pero como vuelve a caer en el mismo estiramiento, al punto de ni siquiera terminar la historia que da título al tomo en el mismo libro, lo promedio para abajo. Pero no es un mal manga, sigue estando bien narrado, bien dibujado (pese a MUCHAS pifiadas anatómicas de lo más notables) y dan ganas de seguir leyendo un poco más. Lástima que s ...more
Kereesa
As much as I love Claymore, this last volume was kind of boring-ish. Mostly because I knew what was going to happen (though I did forget the main twist which was nice), and because I just can't wait to get down to the fun-killing-bigger-bad-guys plotlines. I love Clare, and I tolerate Raki, but I really miss the funner Claymores that appear later on in the series.

[The awkward relationship between Raki and Clare just isn't doing it for me right now. It didn't do much for me in the anime either,
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Dylan Murphy
Apr 27, 2013 Dylan Murphy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
A solid follow up to the first volume, this one sees Clare and Raki taking a trip to the Holy City, where Claymore's are not allowed to enter.

The story thus far was great. Lots of action, suspense, and furthering Clare and Raki's personal story a bit as they get closer. The artwork for the Holy City(Rubona?) is phenomenal. The place looks amazing, you can literally pick out every single brick the detail is so good.
I really liked this one because we got to see that Clare isn't quite the best as
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Sianeka
Mar 26, 2008 Sianeka rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This second Claymore volume continues chronicalling the adventures of the Claymore Clare who is still traveling with Raki, a human boy whom she has saved from death by yoma monsters. This volume introduces more of Clare's abilities as she is challenged by a new type of yoma, and also demonstrates Raki's loyalty and love for Clare.

I am still enjoying this series, which is a decent hero vs monster adventure series. The backstory involving Clare and the creation of the Claymores is innovative enoug
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machinaheart
Four to five stars for Claymore in general because ... SO MUCH! I guess individual volumes range from three to five, but at the moment I can't properly rate them individually because I ploughed through the manga re-reading a lot and just inhaling the newer volumes. I couldn't stop.
Super intriguing dystopia, mysteries over mysteries without getting less interesting, extremely creative body horror (ranging from beautifully other to horribly disgusting), carving your own path (sometimes, most often
...more
Daken Howlett
Volume leggermente più lento del precedente, ma che offre l'introduzione di nuovi ed interessanti personaggi e diversi dettagli inediti sulla religione e sulla geografia del mondo di Claymore.
La vicenda, pur continuando ne volume successivo, offre un'ottima atmosfera da thriller/mistery-crime e non risulta troppo scontata e la veste grafica della serie da il suo meglio nel mostrare l'architettura splendidamente dettagliata dei numerosi edifici religiosi in stile gotico che compaiono durante la s
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Nick
May 25, 2013 Nick rated it liked it
After setting up the premise in Vol 1, Vol 2 starts to hash out the adventures of Claire and her human companion. As usual, the artwork is fairly good although at times a bit weird looking, and the tale with Claire infiltrating a monastery to find monsters isn't bad. Only downer really is that it's still very much all a stereotype- the series still feels like a sidequest in some RPG and needs more. Worth reading for entertainment value- but lacks depth so far.
Samantha Tolleson
Apr 19, 2009 Samantha Tolleson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Samantha by: Anime-planet.com
Volume starts off with Chapter 5: Darkness in Paradise Part 1.
Receiving a new mission Clare and Raki travels to the Holy city of Rabona disguised as siblings selling their late father's antiques. Clare is forced to take Yoma suppressing pills to enter the city, and it automatically effects her abilities to hunt the rogue as well as lower her power. Will she find the rouge before it's to late, and consumes all the priests? Read for yourself in this exciting volume.
Vivianr014
Nov 13, 2011 Vivianr014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1st-trimester
The Claymore named Claire went to the the royal city with her cook Raki she is to face a verasi eater and slay it. It was not easy because she can't sent a yoma because of the pills she is taking. The pills she is taking change the color of her eyes so she dosen't look like a claymore you see claymores are not aloud in royal city. As she fights the big yoma she gets hurt really bad will she ever awake from her sleep?
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Norihiro Yagi (八木 教広 Yagi Norihiro) is a Japanese manga writer and artist from Okinawa Prefecture. He started making manga in 1990.

Norihiro Yagi is a successful manga artist, having won the 32nd Akatsuka Award for his very first work, Undeadman. Undeadman appeared in Monthly Shōnen Jump and has had two sequels. Yagi's first serialized manga was his comedy-genre Angel Densetsu, which appeared in Mo
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クレイモア / Claymore (1 - 10 of 27 books)
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  • Claymore, Vol. 3: Teresa of the Faint Smile (Claymore, #3)
  • Claymore, Vol. 4: Marked for the Death (Claymore, #4)
  • Claymore, Vol. 5: The Slashers (Claymore, #5)
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  • Claymore, Vol. 9: The Deep Abyss of Purgatory (Claymore, #9)
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