Claymore: Complete Series Box Set
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this series. The only thing I wish they would have done. is expand the series to give a bit more back ground on the different Claymores. Read morePublished 23 days ago by WarTech
This is a great anime, it's very action-packed with a strong story line that can be quite touching and parts. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel Cooley
Honestly, if you found this entire experience to be "mediocre" or lacking in general, this is because the manga far outweighs this animated version. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christophe Zant
This is one amazing anime series. The story-line is great and just the overall artistic quality is unbelievable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alex M. Cook
This is by far one of the most underrated animeshow ever made the story is phenomenal the artwork is top notch the voice acting is superb the action is great. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jacob Still