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Claymore: Complete Series Box Set

Stephanie Young , Houko Kuwashima  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Stephanie Young, Houko Kuwashima, Brina Palencia, Aya Hisakawa, Caitlin Glass
  • Format: Box set, NTSC, Color, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 620 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KD9C22
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,239 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A brutal scourge stalks the land. Yoma, monsters driven by a hunger satisfied by only one quarry – Humanity. The dark breed knows but a singular foe: Claymore. Human-Yoma hybrids of extraordinary strength and cunning, the Claymores roam from skirmish to skirmish delivering salvation by the edge of a blade. Thus begins the twisting tale of Clare, one such sister of the sword driven by pain in both victory and defeat. A child silent and suffering hidden in her past, Clare’s march toward vengeance unfolds along a path marked by violence, solitude and scorn. In a land where even the predator is prey, the haunted hearts of hunter and hunted alike wear the scars of the age.

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184 of 191 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I'll come right out and confess it; there is much to be excited about when an anime company like FUNimation decides to release a beloved franchise in a single complete collection box set. Not only does it save the buyer money but it makes a given property much more accessible to viewers who would otherwise be reluctant to track down half a dozen volumes to enjoy the show in it's entirety. Enter Claymore the Complete Series, a property of which I've long been campaigning for a complete box set release. The show, which is really unlike any other anime series out there, has been released to the North American market thus far in a pace that could only be described as "trickling" as in six, 4-episode releases that each ran 95 minutes. I've got them all but won't lie about waiting impatiently for each release to come out so that the story could continue.

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.
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature Anime with Sweeping Vision July 8, 2010
Format:DVD
Claymore is a series for the more serious anime watcher; I think that should be stated first and foremost. There is no jarring change from the plot with ultimately wasteful filler meant to make you laugh nor is there any comedy involved in the series. It is a very good series to start an adult on if you have a friend who is interested in anime and wants both the plot aspect and the violence that comes from the more mature fare. It is the blending of these two factors, along with the fantastic artistic style of this series that makes it so successful in appealing to both the male and female audience.

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.
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54 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the blu-ray... November 25, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
I watched this entire series on DVD via Netflix, and absolutely loved it. I held off on actually buying it, though, with the hopes that a blu-ray version would stroll along. And whattaya know, here it is. The animation quality on this series is already fantastic, and I can't wait to see it in HD (though, as always, it's questionable just how much cel animation can be enlivened by high definition).

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Claymore
Awesome Anime however is a bit violent but still very good ^^ I really do suggest this anime if like deamons and stuff like that.
Published 2 days ago by SimplyD
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Show... worth the watch.
Great music, cool story, wicked fight scenes, well acted. I reserve 5 stars for life-altering entertainment. Claymore is great but the ending falls a bit flat for me. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Dean A. Gambrell Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time and money.
If you enjoy dark anime and lot's of action this anime will not let you down. There is fighting in every episode and is a fun watch. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Joshua
5.0 out of 5 stars Funimation Intertainment !!!
Awsome anime recommend to all my friends really diffrent type of anime fight yoma monsters but cool with women fighters I wish they would come out with a new claymore series would... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Ronald Merrell Jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Outsanding
I watched the whole season on Netflix and waited to a good deal on the Blu-ray and took it. this is one of my favorites.
Published 1 month ago by zenXrob
5.0 out of 5 stars yoma your time is up
hands down one of the best animes ive ever seen action packed looks amazing and bluray takes it all to the next level must must must see for anime fans
Published 1 month ago by adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Claymore
I personally love this anime. One of my favorites by far. The product was in awesome condition. Thank you ever so very much.
Published 1 month ago by Max Berlin
5.0 out of 5 stars FAVORITE!!
I like to think I'm pretty familiar with any good anime out there. So when I came across this one that I had never heard of I took an interest in it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by j_j
5.0 out of 5 stars great series
This is the best Anime series that I ever seen. I hope this series will continue with a second anime dvd.
Published 1 month ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually...
This anime is great, and just a standalone, classic genre-blend that deserves better than this.

I won't digress into the story, rather, I'll highlight the Blu-ray set... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kbrooks311
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Appropriate for me?
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subtitles in spanish
No, the subtitles are only in English.
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Blu-ray is cheaper?
Dvd quality is better from what i heard
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