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Claymore, Vol. 7 by Norihiro Yagi
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Jul 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: reviewed, not-for-the-sensitive, graphic-novels
Read on July 26, 2011

This manga is absolutely absurd. It's exaggerated, overblown, melodramatic. The violence in a single chapter would give some people nightmares, let alone an entire volume.

And yet... it asks good questions. I enjoy it for the philosophical aspect - the way characters struggle with trying to be human, the way their ideology and conditioning too-often conflict with the right thing to do, the way so many of them balance precariously between good in its loosest definition and pure, unmitigated evil. The latter half of this volume was exemplary in that aspect - I won't spoil, but a former Claymore shows up and provides an interesting perspective on what it is to be half-human and half-demon.

It's been a few months since I spent time on this series and after today, I'm sure I will do so in future - at a slow and steady pace. Too much of it at once can be distinctly uncomfortable.

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07/26/2011 page 31
16.0% "Uuuuum... Clare, saywhat? I could have sworn blind up until right now that Raki was, like, TWELVE. WTF."

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