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Claymore, Vol. 13: The Defiant Ones

(クレイモア / Claymore #13)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,958 ratings  ·  47 reviews

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.

Audrey and Rachel continue their battle against Riful of the West, and Clare learns some surprising truths about Priscilla, Isley and the struggle for power amongst the Three Great Awakened Ones. Meanwhile, the Organization

Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by 集英社
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Carol Flores
Jul 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Audrey (rank #3) and Rachel (rank #5) are fighting against Riful of the West and the squad of the surviving Claymores come to help them before they get killed or in worst case, before they get awakened in order to join Riful’s plans.

Riful gives Clare information about the other Creatures of the Abyss so she would become her ally because she can read yoma power and apparently that’s a skill she needs to defeat Isley and Priscilla. Still, Clare only considers to join her side and when the time com
Wing Kee
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good solid quiet moments and CONTEXT!

World: The art is superb with Riful stuff, it’s gorgeous. The world building also takes a big step this book with finally some context of what’s happening in the greater world. There has been a time jump and we see where are all the pieces are now and what’s at stake...but still not a lot of info on the organization.

Story: The first part with the four mains was well done with Riful and some context. I like that we get some answer, still not seeing why Clare w
Pixi Jo
Oh hi Riful of the West, how have you been?
Ah I can't complain meself, I've been healing up over the last seven years, getting meself up to level Badass, you know how it is... Any-who... how about I make you a wobbly promise and you spill all the information I've missed these last seven years, and then I run away quickly chuckling while you look mightily cheesed off?
- Love Clare

The two added stories were just an absolute bonus!
We got to see some back story on Theresa & Miria, very recommended r
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always as good! We also have some kind of extra scenes at the ends, almost 1/3 of the book actually, that bring some background/past moments from various characters, which is good but slow down the actual storyline evolution, you can obviously skip them but I wouldn't recommend so because there are good and bring some, not essential, but important detail and help appreciate some characters even more. ...more
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 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
I decided that this was it.
In the past few days I've gotten into reading Mangas for real for the first time. And like the way I tackle all things in life, I go a little over the top and follow extreme measures.
The story of Claymore still interests me, though I came to the conclusion that it just wasn't worth the time, seeing as I've just finished the 13 volume out of 27!!! I just want to state again that I really enjoyed it thus far. However, I've read somewhere that they stretch out the plot to
Apr 13, 2012 rated it liked it
With every volume it feels like we're on the verge of a major plot revelation, but it never comes. The vagueness gets irritating. I understand as much about yoma and creatures of the abyss as I did 10 volumes ago. I want to learn more about the universe, but all the interesting bits get shoved to the side so we can have another long battle that takes up 75 percent of the book. I find the fight sequences boring due to their incoherence. I can only tell which way the battle is heading once it's ov ...more
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Today's post is on Claymore volume 13: The Defiant Ones by Norihiro Yagi. It is the thirteenth the long running Claymore series, you need to have read the first twelve volumes to understand the story. It is 192 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump Advanced. The cover has Clare carrying another Claymore as she is dodging an Awakening One. 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 vio ...more
Peter Barr
Claymore, Vol. 13 is a continuation of the saga of half human/half monsters called Claymores who are women who have been created to fight monsters called Yoma who kill humans and can't be seen except by Claymores. In this episode, the Claymore continue to hunt out the Yoma and Claymore who have become monsters called the Awakened Ones. The hunt takes place in several locals and the Claymore organize differently depending on who is left after casualties in the battles. Also, a group of Claymore w ...more
C. Varn
The timeline here gets a little muddled and it takes a minute for me to realize that Yagi has moved us seven years into the future. Yagi also continues the trend that has been going on since around volume 9 with the constant expansion of world-building and the mechanization of the organization, but major plot revelations keep being put-off. Also, the expansion of the character slot as well as not really understanding the organization's goals is distracting. Furthermore, the art design does make ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, reviewed
The main story in this volume was as good as to be expected, and we got a little more of the plot revealed than was typical. Almost as if to make up for that, rather than 6 regular plot chapters, we got 4 plot chapters and two extra ones that didn't really advance anything, one ocusing on Teresa, and honestly not being particularly good, just a show of her power, and the other not great, but somewhat satisfying (we get it, Ophelia is the single most rotten bitch, I though we were done with her). ...more
Caro the Helmet Lady
Mar 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
So volumes 12 and 13 would make a start for season 2 for the series, the season that never happened. Basically, if you're too lazy to get through known material, you can skip vol. 1-10 or even 11 and get straight to the next ones. But I think it's not a good idea, the skipping, because some small but important details can be missed. Manga is always a fuller source, anyway, even if anime was made with minor or none at all changes. Right now I'm even more intrigued than I was in the beginning. ...more
C.M. Chafin
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The time differences were done excellently this time, but I had to take off a star for continuity error. Hilda was Number 6, but they state they did the mission without a single digit. Could be a typo and it was supposed to be 16, but I double checked and it wasn't. ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Exiles return to the South with Galatea.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars
Cienna Lyon
May 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
A little too much nudity and sexualization of children for my taste. One of the weirder entries in this series.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really getting better! Clare is really witty, and definitely way stronger than she was before..
Verity Moon
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This new character is really intriguing.
Alec Danilen
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: claymore
Actual rating: The heights of 4.5/5 are reached at times but not quite fully. Still really enjoyed this.
Ana Mardoll
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Claymore, Vol. 13 / 978-1421523378

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
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Michael Sorbello
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the 13th volume in the Claymore series. The 24th volume released in the US this May. This was another well done and action packed volume in this rather complex fantasy shounen manga.

In this volume Clare and crew are heading out to find out what happened in the 7 years they lived in seclusion in the North. Audrey and Rachel are fighting Riful when Clare and her companions stumble upon them. Meanwhile the Organization sends Miata and Clarice out to hunt Galatea, but Miata is increasingly u
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Volume 13 directly continues an arc begun in volume 12, as well as heavily building off of developments throughout the series. This is not the place to start reading.

The Defiant Ones (parts 3-5) opens with the current numbers 3 and 5 facing Riful of the West as the survivors of the North watch in secret. There's a fair amount of exposition in this arc but it's balanced well with action and the conversations are between intelligent characters trying to outmaneuver each other and are quite compell
Oct 18, 2017 added it
Shelves: manga, 2017-reads
I've decided to abandon this series because I'm no longer anticipating what's coming next. I felt disconnected with the characters most of the time. I think the concept of giving women the only power to battle with Yoma reminded me of The Power by Alderman. They are given this power and certified as the warriors that will terminate Yoma because women are able to suppress the desire and control their souls rather than succumb to it like the men. This is quite a fascinating idea, and I love that w ...more
Ash Ebrahim
Aug 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-manga
Well I really liked this volume. Clare meets a creature of an abyss who offers her an offer to be her ally by getting some information about what happened in the seven years, can she get the information and escape?
And Clarice is hunting a previous number 3 with a claymore who suffer psychological problems and who has the power to be number one, and she breast feeds on Clarice and Clarice is scared the hell from her and the girl calls her MAMA!!! (LOVE THE CREEPINESS)
with extra two chapters on
Dylan Murphy
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Another awesome volume where we get to see what Clare and co. are up to after their vacation in the North and their little meeting with Riful!
We also get to see Mitia and her "mama" are up to when they go on a hunt for Galatea(the former #3), which I remember to be a damn interesting arc of the story.

This volume also has 2 bonus stories that further expand both Teresa's story(because I did find it odd that the #1 was hunting ONLY normal yoma, not awakened ones) and another story about Miria's ad
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
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought it was brilliant the way they really used Clarice here - and her new role as *erm* support for Miata, the future #1 of the Organization. A bit edgy, a bit cheeky, but just an awesome, "very japanese" idea.

And it works perfectly.

This also contains two short stories, or "extra scenes" that can be a bit confusing - they don't seem to be important to the plot, so they might really be just optional. But the stories are quite good as well.
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by:
This volume kicks off with Chapter 70: The Deceptive Enchantress.
Rifil is up to her usual sick games. This time she is playing with the current Claymore number 3, and her two partners. Clair and Mira sense the goings ons and leads their group to save the three girls. This volume is packed with gore and action. Lots to enjoy.
Cheers and Happy Reading!
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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)
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