Claymore, Vol. 12: The Souls of the Fallen
Seven years have passed since the devastating battle in Pieta, and now a new generation of Claymores carries on the fight against the Awakened Ones. However, the mystery of Claire's fate, and of that of her comrades, resur...more
We also get to see a little bit of the past with Raphaela and Luciela, who were sisters in a project that didn’t go as planned (Luciela ended up being a Creature of the Abyss, and Raphaela was banned until they needed her once again).
Now, what I really liked about this vol ...more
Our heroes aren’t dead and their cunning was next level sneaky!
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And now, seven years later, they're back on track and ready to ruin the organization's happy little picnic!
Luciela of the South died a pretty sad death, I was hoping for more of a battle between her and Isley but what will be, will be.
Oh things are heating up aren't they?!
Let's go see some head kno ...more
World: Fantastic art once again. The world building is better this time around with more bits of the past and also a time jump. But there is still a lack of context to the organization and all the different Abyssal Ones. Add to that the powers are still not clearly defined. Oh well.
Story: Yeah some quiet moments of character development! It's a bit janky and the jumping between time periods is not handled ...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 this book we follow Rafaela as she travels to battle her sister Luciela of the South. Then we follow the new 47, Clarice as she travels to the far north with some other Claymore to battle a pack of Awakened Ones. There we find out what happened to Clare and her fellow warriors and get a flashback into the last moments of that battle 7 yea ...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
Kindred of Paradise (parts 3) concludes a battle between two Creatures of the Abyss. There's some wonderful background on the origin of one of the Creatures, its ties to an active Claymore as well as the Organization's current experiments, and a very cool cameo. A very packed chapter that still feels perfectly paced and ...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
This is the youngest we have seen Theresa. I also really liked Number 5's back story, and reunion with her awakened sister.
Later in the volume we come across a team left in the North who gets a newbie recruit, who runs into the seven missing warriors, after her team-leaders are wiped out. ...more
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