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4.0 out of 5 stars Hysteria takes flight, 28 July 2013
This review is from: Claymore 22 (Paperback)
Latest volume in the Claymore series. A manga comic story about a land where humans live in terror of horrible monsters, and the only people who can fight them are the Claymores. Ladies with special abilities and large swords who work for a mysterious organisation.

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

This volume follows the usual format for the series, in that it is an A5 sized book of black and white art that runs to just under two hundred pages. It is divided into six chapters. And is read in the usual manga fashion of right to left and starting from the back of the book.

At the end of the last volume, we left the story on a big cliffhanger with the reels facing some very powerful reanimated former comrades. Miria and her allies were in for a very big fight.

And that's just what happens here.

This volume is once again mostly fight scenes, which by now in the series do run the risk of getting repetitive. And since it's been a while since the last volume and some characters who aren't as familiar as others do figure, you can initially struggle to remember who is who. But you do get used to it. Because the battle scene does really have a very intense feel to it. Miria has a pretty interesting epiphany along the way.

Also two plot strands do come together.

Once again Claire doesn't feature, but it does look as if we will get back to her soon. So that's not a complaint.

Added to which, things really do appear have changed in the status quo by the end. So you will once again be left eager to find what happens next.

A decent volume in an excellent series.
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