Claymore: Complete Series Box Set
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Coming in at a total runtime of 650 minutes, Claymore The Complete Series release contains all 26 episodes across 6 discs in three thin packs. The set is housed in a cardboard outer slipcase that is minimally artistically decorated (as should be with a show this mysterious). The show wears a very appropriate TV MA (17+) rating due to some rough language, topless female nudity (or maybe topless monster nudity is more appropriate), and a near-endless succession of violent/gory sequences.
Language options are standard fair sub and dub, which of course means dialog presented in either original Japanese (Stereo) or an English dub in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. And, like always, the choice to run English subtitles exists for either spoken language option.Read more ›
Claymore does not start gradually, but it builds to a maturity of storyline that should be envied by other animes that attempt to blend the typical violence of a storyline revolving around combating demons, monsters, or other evil forces and balance it with serious dialogue and characters. Claymore is not a cliché series in any way.
The story starts out with the arrival of a Claymore named Clare who has been sent by a mysterious organization to defeat a Yoma (monster/demon) found in a small town. Though the chief of the city has requested the presence of a Claymore that does not mean she is welcome. This is a running current throughout the series. As the Claymore (derogatorily referred to as Silver-Eyed Witches) are both human and Yoma they are almost universally feared and reviled. While they are needed and even sought out for their unique ability to combat the Yoma they are outcasts of humanity. Ironically their own humanity being the greatest thing they have forsaken in order to become these powerful slayers this sacrifice is not truly appreciated by most of the people they save.Read more ›
A couple of general notes about the series:
1. It's ultra-violent and not very hopeful, so otaku parents, be aware before you show your kids (though I will say it could be quite empowering for young girls).
2. If you enjoy this, try Berserk. The story and characters are way different, but the dark medieval fantasy environment is the same (still need that on blu-ray, though...).
3. Funimation, as always, does an excellent job with the english dub, but the original japanese is still superior.
4. If you've finished watching all the anime episodes and found yourself loving it and wanting more, you need to start reading the manga series it's based on, starting with volume 11. Why? The anime adapts the first 10-and-a-half volumes of the manga quite thoroughly. However, it features an alternate ending in the final episode that never happened in the manga. The second half of volume 11 picks up at that point. In fact, the series is still ongoing in Japan, so there's quite a bit more story to go. Hopefully, it will all be adapted to anime, and turn out as well as this excellent collection.
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One of the greatest entertaining shows of all time. It had alot of gore and carnage that i loved and it even had a bit of romance in there aswell between the main character and a... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Peril
Love the Claymore series! my wife was really into it as well. Wish they made more eps then just 24. We watched all 24 eps over the weekendPublished 1 day ago by Scott Fellers
One of the best Anime series ever. I hope they continue with the series. Excellent graphics, great fantasy story line, and wonderfully done.Published 5 days ago by Chris Liscombe
Better than the novels, this video pulls you in episode by episode until Claymore has such a firm grip on you that you can't help but watch just one more episode. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Brian O'Connor
It's one of the first anime series I started watching & it's also one of the best I've seen, I would really recommend this series for the ones of you who like action/gore.Published 24 days ago by Memo
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|Upconvet or true HD?||
This is a good question. I have heard some bad things about a few recent blu-ray anime releases in terms of overall quality. I can attest for a few releases that I have that turned out very good. Freedom on blu-ray is high-quality and definitely worth having. Tsubasa season 1 also is pretty good.... Read More
Jan 18, 2010 by kem | See all 8 posts
|Appropriate for me?||
You may not want to watch this with your parents unless they are wicked cool. This is considered to be a shōnen anime meaning the target audience is typically adolescent teens, but Japan seems to be a lot more laxed about what is considered age-appropriate. I think that if you're asking... Read More
Feb 25, 2013 by Damian A Torres | See all 3 posts
|Is this region B?||
I wonder the same thing. I live in Sweden and I really want to get this but it seems like Amazon UK only has region A available for purchase. Which is weird. Why even display it in a shop in a region where the product in question would not even work?
And why the hell are we still even using... Read More
Sep 28, 2014 by Dimitri Disic | See all 2 posts
|subtitles in spanish||
No, the subtitles are only in English.
May 4, 2010 by Vic | See all 4 posts
|Blu-ray is cheaper?||
Dvd quality is better from what i heard
Dec 30, 2010 by E. Lopez | See all 2 posts
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