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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media (20 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421537966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421537962
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Norihiro Yagi won the 32nd Akatsuka Award for his debut work, Undeadman, which appeared in Monthly Shonen Jump magazine and produced two sequels. His first serialized manga was his comedy Angel Densetsu (Angel Legend), which appeared in Monthly Shonen Jump from 1992 to 2000. His epic saga, Claymore, is running in Monthly Jump Square magazine.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. R. Alexander TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Feb 2011
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With Isley finally defeated, the Organization begins to make its move by deploying their most powerful Claymores, Alicia and Beth, along with a force of their new Abyss Feeders to take on the last remaining Creature of the Abyss Riful of the West. Meanwhile Riful's own experiments begin to provide some unexpected and terrifying results and while Clare and her friends are caught in the middle.

This was another very good volume of `Claymore' with some very nice battles and some nice twists to the plot as well. Riful is one of my favourite characters from the series so it is always good to see more of her, even if she is in a rather poor situation. The results of Riful's experiments are another nice addition to the story, even if it is slightly over the top. Overall this was a very good volume that leaves things in a very interesting place for the next instalment.
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Oct 2012
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The seventeenth volume in the series of manga comics called Claymore. All about a world where humans live in fear of powerful monsters, and the only ones who can oppose them are women called Claymores, who have big swords and special abilities.

This is not a good jumping on point. New readers should start with the first volume. Anyone who has seen the anime but not read the manga should start with volume eleven.

This volume is in the usual format. An A5 sized book, with 191 pages. The artwork is in black and white. It's divided into six chapters. And you read in the usual manga fashion of right to left.

Picking up the story from where volume sixteen finished, this one finds the news of what happened there starting to spread. Meantime some storylines come together as Riful's attempts to awaken Rafaela continue.

All of which has consequences.

There are big battles and big plot developments here, pushing the stakes of the series ever higher. It does manage to touch on almost all the main characters. But it does get a little confusing at times because with so many characters with slightly similar looks, and the story jumping all over the place, it does become a bit tricky to remember who is who and what is going on at various points.

But there are some great character moments for a pair of individuals in particular that sees them show a few unexpected sides. And these scenes are very well written and especially memorable.

Plus the volume ends on a big cliffhanger that will leave you absolutely desperate to find what happens next.

So whilst it's not quite a five star instalment, it's another good read in an excellent series.
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By sarah rose fisher on 10 Dec 2014
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Manga 2 Dec 2012
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Claymore, Vol. 17 / 978-1421537962

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 ported to other online stores for sale.

Volume 17 provides the following scenes:

Scene 90: The Claws of Memory, Part 1
Scene 91: The Claws of Memory, Part 2
Scene 92: The Claws of Memory, Part 3
Scene 93: The Claws of Memory, Part 4
Scene 94: The Claws of Memory, Part 5
Scene 95: The Claws of Memory, Part 6

Spoilers ahead!

This volume opens with Alicia and Beth deployed against Abyssal Creature Riful. Miria, Tabitha, and Galatea sense this from their hideout in Rabona, as well as the defeat of Isley in the south. Number 8 Dietrich arrives to give Miria a message from Helen and Deneve: they have traveled to the west to rejoin Clare, Yuma, and Cynthia in the hopes that Cynthia will help heal the wounds that Helen sustained in the battle with Isley.

In the west, Clare and the others are sniffed out by Dauf while he patrols the area; Clare senses the consciousness of Rafaela/Luciela and feels strangely drawn to the area. When Riful travels above-ground to hunt Clare and the others, Number 6 Renee makes a break for it, realizing that the awakening of the Rafaela/Luciela creature will destroy everything in the area.

Clare is drawn into a dream of Rafaela, and the deceased woman gifts Clare with her emotions and memories. The consciousness awakens into a being of mindless pain and destruction that resembles a grotesque parody of the Teresa/Clare winged goddess statue: The Destroyer. Things begin to happen very quickly now: Riful and Dauf are attacked by Alicia, Beth, and the Abyss Feeders. The Destroyer shoots a large number of parasitic rods from her body; these rods either take over the consciousness of the person they penetrate, or they morph into large yoma and terrorize the area. Clare, Helen, and Deneve have their hands full fighting the parasitic yoma, while Cynthia and Yuma flee to safety.

Riful is nearly defeated by Alicia and Beth, but the tables are suddenly turned when Beth is taken over by the parasites and Alicia is forced to flee the battle and rush to her sister's side.

~ Ana Mardoll
Great Series! 8 Jan 2014
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Amazing story, very clear book.
It is one of my best series of all time, hope the Anime will back again.
The series was completely and thoroughly enjoyed by my daughter. 29 Dec 2013
By fireguy - Published on Amazon.com
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the book series was five stars and The series was completely and thoroughly enjoyed by my daughter. She would not put it down and awaited the next in the series to be purchased.
The Organization's greatest weapons unleashed. 14 Nov 2013
By para - Published on Amazon.com
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While volume 17 technically contains a complete "new" arc it is an immediate continuation of the last one and the series in general builds off all that has come before. This is not the place to start reading - go back to the beginning.

The Claws of Memory (complete: parts 1-6) follows the major power shift at the end of The Lamentation of the Earth and features the intersection of many of the remaining players, and a new danger that might be greater than them all. The developments here are intense, and once again surprising. It amazes me how well and how often Yagi can spring the unexpected on the reader this late in the series and still have everything build and flow naturally and logically. Battle rages throughout the volume and several characters are permanently affected.

I can't get into more detail without major spoilers so suffice to say this is a pivotal installment and with the conflict within just getting started the next volumes promise to be the same. Highly recommended.
Very good continuation of the series 27 Jun 2011
By Lyle Eckert - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked this one and 16. You have to read the previous 16 books to understand what is going on (or 11-16 if you have watched the anime version of Claymore). The story is very good, but there wasn't a ton of fighting in this one. We learned some very interesting facts about the organization, and the main characters.
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