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Claymore, Vol. 11: Kindred of Paradise

(クレイモア / Claymore #11)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  1,852 ratings  ·  65 reviews
A New York Times best selling, multi-arc, character-driven story with great battles and strong-willed females that will appeal to males and females alike.

In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity's only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernat
Paperback, 200 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by VIZ Media LLC (first published November 2nd 2006)
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Carol Flores
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
"You know... I was probably already dead back then. Maybe I was allowed to live only for the sake of this moment. […] I’m grateful to you. Thank you, Clare. I'm glad I met you."

The fight against Rigaldo made Clare awakened her 4 limbs that improved her strength, speed and power. But everything comes with a price, so after fighting against him and finally defeating him, she asks Helen to kill her so she dies a human instead of a full awakened yoma. Instead, Jane sacrifices herself in ord
Pixi Jo
So we start off with the big fight against Lion-O, I mean.. Rigaldo? Something that sounds like a posh pasta, anyway to make a long story short he gets his kitty-cat self shredded to tagliatelle, but not before taking out pretty much all the Claymore but our favourite-favourites!

And then they are killed too.

No one said the manga played fair...
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Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Always more and always crazier!! Not sure how wild this will be by the end but so far so good. The story evolve, slowly for the main plot, but the action pack war and battle keep us in really hard! Love it!!
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Here I am, waiting for Clare and Raki to finally meet. And for Clare to finally be able to control her potential as a Claymore. I just can't wait for more bloody fights where Clare wins. :D ...more
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 11th volume in the Claymore series. It picks up right where volume 10 left off. It was very well done, it expands on the story quite a bit while also delivering some spectacular action scenes.

The war in Pieta continues as the Claymore continue their battle with Rigaldo the Lion. We are also introduced to Luceila of the South who is in conflict with Isley of the North. Lastly we gain a lot more insight into why the Claymore Organization sent this particular group of twenty-four Claymo
Anna C
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Upon read this volume, I can finally say I've seen Yagi-sensei's drawing skill at its best in this series. Isley's awakened form, a sagitarius, is SUPER DUPER COOL. Clare's too. But if I have to pick my favorite one, then Jean's butterfly form is the most beautiful and mesmerizing form, her spirit's strength is really something too, to kept her human soul while in awakened form.
Meanwhile, Ophelia's snake form is really her soul reflection, lol, vicious and ruthless. I hate that girl, the most a
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
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Today's post is on Claymore volume 11: Kindred of Paradise by Norihiro Yagi. It is the eleventh the long running Claymore series, you need to have read the first ten volumes to understand the story. It is 189 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump Advanced. The cover has Clare and Rigalo on it facing off. The intended reader is someone who likes dark plots, high action, and strong female characters. There is mild foul language, no sexuality, and lots of violence in this book. The story is to ...more
Wing Kee
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Okay...I'm starting to realize that the story is just gonna be a bit nuts.

World: The art is fantastic and the action sequences kinetic. The world building is choppy and a bit over the top. Once again we get new pieces of information but not a lot of context other than a excuse to fight. New pieces on the board and that's about it.

Story: The story is 90 percent action and that has been the case for this series for a while and while it's really fun to read these action sequences the story does nee
Peter Barr
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story gets curiouser and curiouser. Claymore is the story of women who are made half human and half monster because they can detect and fight men who have become full monsters. The women are call Claymores because they use the large Scottish swords of that name in battle. The monsters are called Yoma and can not be detected by humans so they live among them, devouring them as sustenance. Once thought to exist only by themselves, the Yoma have begun to form groups to battle the Organization t ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, fantasy, manga
I think 10 was the volume where I left off, because I do not remember the twist in this one, and man it's a good one. Also, the art feels even better, and the designs for the important awakened ones are just exceptional. The only issue I have is that it feels like things progress a little too fast, especially character arcs, but in half an hour I'm reading content that the original readers were taking half a YEAR to get, so I don't feel like that's something I can truly hold against it. ...more
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is where the anime leaves off. They threw an ending on that was pretty weak. Up to this point the anime and manga pretty much have the same content, though it's been a while so I couldn't say exactly what was left out of the anime. These are all quick reads so if you have access to them I say go ahead and read them. If not, you could likely pick up on this one and read from here. ...more
C. Varn
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yagi continues to expand the world of Claymore and the villains start to have some glint of personalities. Rigaldo is an interesting villain and Clare begins to get more and more complicated. There is almost too much action in this issue.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I still don't really know what's going on, but I like it anyway. ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
A culling of the old claymores with possible survivors.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Verity Moon
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart goes for Jean. Also, I feel like Isley and Priscilla’s plan is to eradicate the organization. By the way, the Soul Link technique is lit af.
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that's a battle! ...more
Love the artwork and creativity in awakened ones and special powers of the Claymores.
Brandi Jones
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-claymore
Good volume with lots of action! Can't wait to see what happens next, especially because there's apparently a 7 year time jump between this volume and the next... ...more
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved the whole series!
C.M. Chafin
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
There is a lot going on here and it can be a little confusing, but I'm excited to see what happens next. ...more
Ana Mardoll
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Claymore, Vol. 11 / 978-1421515717

I've watched the Claymore anime before following the manga, and I absolutely love both. I love the crisp, clean, black-and-white artwork, and I'm finding that the "action" panels are getting easier to follow as I progress into the series -- I think that the artists behind this series are truly talented and skilled at conveying a complex story and wonderfully emotive characters.

And, on an excited side note, I notice now that the entire series is available in e-b
Michael Sorbello
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a review of the entire series.

In a dark fantasy world overrun by shape-shifting demons called Yoma, a mysterious organization has created half-breed warriors called Claymores to combat the monsters terrorizing the world. The story centers around a Claymore named Clare, a determined woman who seeks revenge against the Yoma that killed the person she loved and admired most. On her journey of revenge, she slowly unravels the horrifying mysteries surrounding the origins of the Yoma, the shad
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Volume 11 directly continues a story arc begun in volume 10 as well as heavily building off of developments throughout the series. This is not the place to start reading.

The Assault on Pieta (parts 2-5) continues the fight against the incredible power of Rigaldo the Lion, and closes the tale of the chosen Claymores' stand against Isley's insurmountable army of awakened ones. The battle is harsh, the cost great, and the various implications staggering.

We move out of the North for Kindred of Para
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anime fans, Manga fans
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We start off with Chapter 58: The Invasion of Pieta Pt. 2.
Jumping right into one of Clair's biggest fights she partially awakens turning her legs into partial horse and prosthetic knee attachments. Yagi-san certainly made this look cool. I was impressed with the metallic design used.
Pushed to her absolute limits to destroy the Silver Lion Clair awakens all four of her limbs and totters on the brink of never returning to humanity.
Very action packed volume that is just about the time that the ani
Ash Ebrahim
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-manga
Is there an option for 6 stars.. because 5 stars is TOO LOW for it.
GOD, my heart skipped some beats when I was reading this volume, This is probably my favorite Claymore volume so far. GOD.
It was CRAZY and MAD and WOOOOW WOW WOW WOW. Seeing Clare in this situation was breath taking and I thought that was just enough but it was NOTHING comparing to what's coming next. Rulers getting awakened and a demonic awakened ruler and new twin claymores. A bumpy breath taking ride and the art was Amazing
Dylan Murphy
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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クレイモア / Claymore (1 - 10 of 28 books)
  • Claymore, Vol. 1: Silver-eyed Slayer (Claymore, #1)
  • Claymore, Vol. 2: Darkness in Paradise (Claymore, #2)
  • 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)
  • Claymore, Vol. 6: The Endless Gravestones (Claymore, #6)
  • Claymore, Vol. 7: Fit for Battle (Claymore, #7)
  • Claymore, Vol. 8: The Witch's Maw (Claymore, #8)
  • Claymore, Vol. 9: The Deep Abyss of Purgatory (Claymore, #9)
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