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Claymore, Vol. 12: The Souls of the Fallen

(クレイモア / Claymore #12)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,827 ratings  ·  49 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.


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

Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by VIZ Media LLC (first published April 4th 2007)
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Carol Flores
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Seven years have passed and only 7 Claymores were able to survive the battle in the North. They’ve trained all these years in order to avenge their fallen comrades and of course, to end the organization they once belonged to.

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
Pixi Jo
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
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! They become really strong! I am so surprise, and thankful for that!!! Go Miria team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
Feb 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm the only one who us that crazy about this series!?! Probably not... One thing is sure, I'll cry like a baby when this will be over. What a ride! Loving every word and illustration of it! Amazing work! ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Today's post is on Claymore volume 12: Souls of the Fallen by Norihiro Yagi. It is the twelfth the long running Claymore series, you need to have read the first eleven volumes to understand the story. It is 189 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump Advanced. The cover has Clare standing in a winter landscape surrounded by the graves of other Claymores. The intended reader is someone who likes dark plots, high action, and strong female characters. There is mild foul language, no sexuality, a ...more
Wing Kee
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
So if males are unstable with Yoma energy why is the organization made up of all males....

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
Peter Barr
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
The Claymore series is the story of humans versus monsters. The monsters are called Yomas and humans that have become Yomas which are called Awakened Ones. They are flesh eating monsters but they can't be seen by humans. Humans have combined humans with Yomas to make warriors called Claymores. These are all female. They can see the Yomas and use the Yoma side to battle the Yoma until the Yoma side takes over and they become monsters who must be killed. The Claymores are called Claymores because ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is where the series diverges from the anime. They go back to explain Rafaela's story, fast forward to the present, and skip into the future 7 years, which is the new present. This series tends to jump around quite a bit but it usually flows really well. Also, none of them look differently because we previously learned they don't age once they get the yoma put into them. ...more
C. Varn
Mar 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume jumps around, first giving us Rafaela's back story then it Yagi has us jump ahead seven years does move the plot along, seven Claymores survived the battle in the North. There are several plot bait-and-switches, and the character design finally does seem to be consistently differentiated. Promising. ...more
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, fantasy, reviewed
That was an excellent bait and switch in the middle, but I'm stunned at this manga's ability to hold steady at great, and occasionally even improve upon it. When I finish Claymore I'm really excited to see what Norihiro Yagi is up to now, because I have really high expectations. ...more
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved the plot twist! The author really does a great job keeping readers on their toes. I love where the story line is going and if you made it to Volume 12 of this series you'll probably enjoy it as well. ...more
C.M. Chafin
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
It was hard to give this one a four, but the timing was really hard to follow in this one and the last one. I am finally caught up to what the author was trying to do, and it is amazing, but that beginning part was rough. And the last one was like it too. Should be fine moving forward though.
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
The problem with a man writing a bunch of women is when he feels the need to add in sexual fetishes for his own amusement.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Seven years later. New recruits and old friends.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Cienna Lyon
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Timeskip book, good character dev for some of the older ones, but yet again more and more being added. Hard to keep up with similar char design.
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Getting pretty into the series. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the characters and plot/timelines but overall I'm really enjoying it! ...more
Verity Moon
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yaaas! Yaaas! Yaaas! I lost count with how many ‘yaaas’ I uttered while reading this volume!
May 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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Caro the Helmet Lady
Mar 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In this world saying "can you give me a hand?" can become quite literal. ...more
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Ana Mardoll
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Claymore, Vol. 12 / 978-1421519364

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
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the twelfth book in the Claymore series. It was well done and starts 7 years after volume 11 ended; dealing with a whole new generation of Claymore.

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
Michael Sorbello
May 02, 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 12 opens with the final chapter of an arc begun in volume 11, as well as heavily building off of developments throughout the series. This is not the place to start reading.

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
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
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Manga fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by:
Volume 12 starts with chapter 68: Cognates of Paradise pt. III.
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.
Feb 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, viz-media, shonen
Although at times the distinction between the back stories and the present were a bit unclear, I still found this to be an enjoyable read. I have enjoyed this series from the first volume, and can't wait to get the next. I've also heard the anime based on this series is quite good-something I'll have to check out in the near future! ...more
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  • 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)
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