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Claymore, Vol. 1 by Norihiro Yagi
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May 04, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, lesbians-fuck-yeah, manga, supernatural, horror, womens-friendships, awesome-heroine
Read in December, 2011

Claymore is one of those mangas that made want to start reading manga again.

This is a shonen manga, so it starts slow, there are plenty of sometimes-pointless battles and the cast get unnecessary bigger as time goes by (with plenty of somewhat stock characters, even Clare). Why I did give it 5 stars then? Because, unlike 99% of shonen, and even shojo manga out there (oh, the irony!), Claymore is all about the women.

This manga is full of women: women who move the plot forward, women who form friendships among them, women who may or not be in love with other women, women who empower each other. The male character are scarce (a welcome change!) and there is very little romance.

Claymore is currently my favourite manga.

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