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Story 7.9
Art 8.0
Value 7.0
Total 7.5
Distributor: Madman
Reviewer: James Wright
Pages: 192

7.5


Claymore 12

This is what MANGA is all about and once again Western readers are given the next instalment of this thought provoking series about the Claymores, a race of half humans and half Yoma. Although eerie powerful, they are also shunned by some humans because of their dark taint and if they do not control this taint, they are forever changed into the dangerous monsters known as the Yoma.

After the cliff hanging ending of volume 11 that saw many main characters "dead" and the world of the Claymores irrevocably changed, the reader is once again reunited into the intricate mythology of the Claymores and this story is set seven years after the previous volume.

In the past novel, there was a devastating battle at Pieta and Clare was forever lost or was she? This new volume however revolves around a new Claymore called Clarice plus some original cast members from previous stories. Of course, the series is heavily steeped in history and we find out the repercussions of the other Claymores, more specifically Clare and how it has dictated the future of current events.

Although Clarice is similar to Clare when she first started, her attitude is different and she is even more wary than her previous Claymores and thankfully she has some of the new Claymores to act as a "mentor" for her, more specifically Miata and Ray.

Although not as top heavy with action as the previous instalments, the intrigue has been upped a notch and seeing the fights is still a joy to read and observe. To match the great story is the impressive art by Norihiro Yagi who also happens to be the writer which is a great match.

You can see that he enjoys drawing these sexy Claymores, especially Clarice, however all the characters in the book, Claymore or not are well drawn and really assist in immersing you into the story.

Once again, the story finishes with an abruptness that will see you, provided you enjoy the series, rush out and purchase the next volume of this entertaining series. If you have never read Manga before and really enjoyed the animated series, you should definitely check out the Manga interpretaion!






 
 



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