Claymore, Vol. 13: The Defiant Ones
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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. ...more
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!
Norihiro Yagi is a successful manga artist, having won the 32nd Akatsuka Award for his very first work, Undeadman. Undeadman appeared in Monthly Shōnen Jump and has had two sequels. Yagi's first serialized manga was his comedy-genre Angel Densetsu, which appeared in Mo ...more