CLAYMORE GN VOL 22 (C: 1-0-1) Paperback – 23 May 2013
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
epic fights, interesting story-line and awesome characters.
don't be put off if you've watched the anime series, the disappointing ending isn't included in the manga story and a lot of the crazy back stories aren't included.
the only thing I dislike about this series is how long I have to wait between volumes!
This is another very entertaining instalment of the Claymore manga. The volume is very action heavy with the aerial battle against Hysteria is a particular highlight but the fight between two Awakened Ones is also very entertaining. The artwork for the series remains very good with the fight choreography nicely done and the designs of the Awakened Ones themselves being very diverse and interesting. With the battle seemingly ending in this volume, it leaves things in an interesting place for the series to continue and I am looking forward to reading further.
Overall this was a very solid and entertaining volume and is easily worth a low five stars.
This volume really is a cracker; the action literally doesn't let up even for a moment. Given the insanity of some of the previous chapters it's impressive that they can continue to raise the bar like this.. Seeing the Claymores combine their various abilities to take down Hysteria is a particular standout moment. Fans of Claire will be sad to hear she doesn't appear in this volume.. However, it's no big deal; Miria is a charismatic enough heroine in her own right, & the supporting Claymores are, for the most part, likeable. Riki also makes a brief appearance but, while not quite as useless as his anime counterpart, fails to contribute much.. Time will tell if he ever moves beyond being just moral support...
Anyway; if, like me, you enjoyed the anime but were disappointed with how it ended, you have no excuse not to get this manga. It takes everything good about the anime series & builds on it in spectacular fashion. Some of the battles could be accused of being slightly over-the-top, as the Claymores display ever more crazy & improbable powers.. But, hey - it's manga! You need a certain suspension of disbelief to enjoy it!!
So, if you like the franchise; or just enjoy seeing cute but badass chicks slicing big scary monsters into stock cubes, do yourself a favour & snap this up. You won't regret it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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. Read morePublished on 28 July 2013 by Paul Tapner
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