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Claymore, Vol. 17: The Claws of Memory (Claymore #17)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  486 ratings  ·  12 reviews

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T+ audiences. The Claws of Memory With the balance of power broken after Isley's defeat by the ferocious Abyss Feeders, the Organization, central hub of the Claymores, deploys Alicia and Beth to the West to go after the renegade Riful. In turn, Riful continues her scheme to Awaken the remains of the powerful Rafaela. As these dire powers...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published November 4th 2009 by 集英社
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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
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While volume 17 technically contains a complete "new" arc it is an immediate continuation of the last one and the series in general builds off all that has come before. This is not the place to start reading - go back to the beginning.

The Claws of Memory (complete: parts 1-6) follows the major power shift at the end of The Lamentation of the Earth and features the intersection of many of the remaining players, and a new danger that might be greater than them all. The developments here are intens...more
Ana Mardoll
Claymore, Vol. 17 / 978-1421537962

I'm a very devoted fan of both the Claymore anime and the manga. I love the crisp black-and-white artwork, and while I realize it's not for everyone I personally think it's a perfect style for graphic novels. I find the action easy to follow, and the faces and body language to be surprisingly emotive. The story is complex and compelling, and I'm all in until the series finally finishes. I own this volume as a Nook Book e-book, and I assume it will shortly be por...more
Ryan Viergutz
I've read all the volumes of Claymore up to here. The 18th is on my TBR and the 19th is held at the library. As you likely imagine from me saying so, this series bloody RULES. At the core, it's about women warriors fighting body horror monsters, and it's executed very well.

I didn't want to spam my book list full of them, though, so I took the best one of the series so far to extol its virtues. The anime version continued to Volume 10-11, The Battle of the North, and while it was good, the manga...more
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Dec 03, 2012 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Starting off this volume with Chapter 90: A World Without Order.
Miria, Tabitha, and Galatea find out more about the organizations new weapons called the Abyss Feeders. This is a gruesome experiment gone all wrong that I assume is going to backfire.
Elsewhere Clair's group is on the trail of Riful, but they have to get past Dauf to speak to her. In the process Uma loses her leg and is left with Cynthia while Clair continues on. She finds the melded sisters Rafeala and Lucilea. Former top two claym...more
I really love this series.

The concept of friendship, though central to any shonan, is especially prevalent in this series. In some ways I like the bonds of friendship more than romance.

It's also more fun than romance. You can't yell at our girlfriend to get it together. But you can at your buddy Clare who's being an idiot.

I can't remember if that's every battle, or if I just like picking on her :P

Also, Helen, Denveve, you have my heart. Do with it as you will.

This volume blew me away. I never commented out loud when I read a book as much as I did with this volume. I was HAAA.. NO CLARE... WHAT HAPPENED.
GOSH Raphaela thing and warriors 1 and 2 and how the volume ended. HOW THEY WILL EVEN SURVIVE. everything is a mess. It was AMAZING.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Whoa - I have a feeling that this battle is going to take a few volumes. Too bad I only have 18 to go before I have to wait for new material. And darn it, Vol 19 isn't due until NOVEMBER!

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Though the story is not on par with Berserk, I'm giving this more stars, simply because there aren't that many cocks per volume.
same as my review for vol 16
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