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Claymore, Vol. 14: A Child Weapon

(クレイモア / Claymore #14)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,572 ratings  ·  59 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. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength, but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely.

The Child WarriorIn their hunt for Galatea, the Organiz

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Paperback, 191 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 2nd 2008)
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Mandy
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
Pixi Jo
My lowest Claymore rating to date! But why?!

Well I did love Galatea as a nun that was too precious! You go sister! < - - as it were…
And I will give that Miata might be a bit wackadoodle about the head region but she is strong for all that.

Still I found the battle with the big bad to not be as awe inspiring as some.
The first one that felt a tad bit drawn out...
(Literally drawn I suppose, since it's a manga... :P)
Just not enough OH WOW! or KAPOW AND HOW!!

But I see they're setting it up for the gho
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Rachel
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love. ...more
Etienne
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
At this point we deviate a bit from Clare story to follow others characters even f you know that eventually but storyline will collide. Not so sure how I feel about this new duo, the child sure look powerful, but the other is kind of lame and... don't know, one of my less love character so far... Anyway good story lot of action as always and again extra scene, one presenting the training/initiation of Clare which was awesome! ...more
Melissa C
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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MissAnnThrope
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Joy
Feb 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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MC
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Claymore is a series that is a times incredibly dark and also very hopeful. It's dark in an Attack on Titan type of way, in that there is a lot of suffering and death, and almost no one seems to be guaranteed to live. It's hopeful in that in the midst of the darkness, folks do win battles, save lives and are there for each other. It's not necessarily an "all for nothing" series as Attack on Titan sometimes seems (I hope that series is not that way, in the end), but real progress is made to defea ...more
Lynn
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Today's post is on Claymore volume 14: The Child Warrior by Norihiro Yagi. It is the fourteenth the long running Claymore series, you need to have read the first thirteen volumes to understand the story. It is 191 pages long and is published by Shonen Jump Advanced. The cover has Clarice looking at something in horror as she trying to fight. 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 viole ...more
Wing Kee
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Crazy world building again.

World: The art is great as usual with Agatha looking amazing. The world building here is solid. We spend time with the colored hair claymore (I forgot her name) and Miata and also some old people and places. Solid.

Story: I forgot to mention it in my last review but these extra scenes are exactly what this book needs. There are references to events that happen off page and some of it is essential and we get to see them here. Pretty great! The focus of this book shifts
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Nate
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, fantasy, reviewed
I've really come to like Clarice and I can't decide if it's because or in spite of her feeling like she's from a different manga. She's seems to be composed more of tropes from a more typical action manga, and sometimes even a slice of life manga, being thrown into these awkward situations that make her go against both her nature and good sense. It's also amazing to me that with how okay-at-best the art began, that Clarice's design in particular looks like it came from Takeshi Obata (Death Note, ...more
Kristian Dobson
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
One of the best so far. Loved the Awakened One, and nope, not because she spent the whole volume naked. I liked that she seduced people and bathed in their blood. She had a different personality to most Awakened Ones so it felt fresh (no doubt like her blood-showers).

The last two bonus chapters were cool too. More insight into Claymore training and Clare. More Priscilla and Isley backstory.

Overall, just another fun volume.

5/5
Samantha
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah once more the struggle between duty and doing the right thing. The short at the end of the book with Clare was horrifying! You'd think it would've leaked to someone that the final test involves an actual yoma!! ...more
Victoria
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
13 is where you should start is you watched the anime much of this volume is also covered there but there's a lot of new to the reader material i continue my buy 2 at once recommendation i got the entire thing at once but i was already a huge fan of the anime ...more
Verity Moon
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Don’t be so quick to throw away your life. No matter how disgraceful or embarrassing it may be, you need to keep struggling to find your way out until the very end.”

I love that we get to see some pivotal characters’ past lives! Very intense volume! Ghosts do slay!
Peter Barr
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The Claymore story continues as they fight the Yoma and the Awakened Ones. This edition also has stories of individual characters.
James
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
More on Prescilla.
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars
Jaine
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG FUCK YES CLARE!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVE THE DAY!!!!!!!!! OMGGG
C.M. Chafin
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one. I also felt the extra scenes were nice as there wouldn't have been really a comfortable place to put them within the story. ...more
Caro the Helmet Lady
Mar 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for disturbing - call Japan. ...more
Alec Danilen
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: claymore
Actual rating: Again, it reaches the heights of 4.5/5 at times, but not throughout the whole thing. Still loved it.
Bhavik (Semi Hiatus)
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
No not her ..not the awakening!
Ana Mardoll
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Claymore, Vol. 14 / 978-1421526683

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
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
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Karissa
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the 14th volume in the Claymore series. The Claymore manga series is supposed to wrap up this year with Volume 27. This book was much better than the last few books in this series. I feel like the last few volumes have really slowed down and been tough to follow; this volume was an improvement.

In this installment Miata and Clarice get orders to go to the holy city of Rabona to take out the rogue Claymore Galatea. When they arrive they find that a fierce awakened named Bloody Agatha (a fo
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Mike
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
"If that's your reason, then it's a laughably weak and foolish one."
"Yes, isn't it? To be honest, I think so too."

Volume 14 directly continues an arc just begun in volume 13, as well as heavily building off of developments throughout the series. This is not the place to start reading.

A Child Weapon (part 2-5) follows Clarice and Miata's hunt for the deserter Galatea to a familiar place: the Holy City of Rabona from volume 2. It's an interesting place for Galatea to hide and provides a nice backd
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machinaheart
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
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Ash Ebrahim
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-manga
Five shining stars *****
Well this volume was AMAZING as good as volume 11, it's good to see the series back on track after volume 12 and 13 (13 was full of BLAH BLAH).
In this volume Clarice and her child friend Miata goes to kill a former number 2 but they find an awakened there. The whole volume was about fighting the nude awakened LOL but I really loved it and the extra 2 chapters were really amazing loved the Priscalla chapter the art was really outstanding and also Clare after Teresa's dea
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Yoon
Mar 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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Norihiro Yagi (八木 教広 Yagi Norihiro) is a Japanese manga writer and artist from Okinawa Prefecture. He started making manga in 1990.

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
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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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