Captain Ganesu
Captain Ganesu
Captain Ganesu

VIZ Media name

Captain Ganesu[1] (en-us)


Hauptmann Ganesu[2] (de), Capitán Ganes[3] (es-es), Comandante Ganes[4] (it), Капитан Ганес[5] Kapitan Ganes (ru)

Original name

ガネス[6] Ganesu


Captain (VIZ Media translation)

Current status



Church of Rabona




Sword, spear


Sure she's not a Yoma?[7]

First appearance

Scene 5, Anime Scene 3


士長ガネス[8] (Shichō Ganesu) actually translates as "Corporal Ganesu." But most translations use "Captain."

As the Italian and Spanish translations suggest, ガネス is a possible backclipping of Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), English portrait and landscape painter. First mention of Ganesu is by Father Vincent.[9]

Due to the widespread translation of 士長 as "Captain," uncertainty exists about Ganesu's relationship with Galk and Sid, both who may outrank him.

For the real life use of 士長, see the enlisted ranks of the Japan Self Defense Forces.


Tall and well-muscled man. His broad face bears a walrus mustache. His uniform is plate armor styled in the 15–16th century, European manner.


Friendly but cautious personality.


Early life unknown. Ganesu is a corporal in the Rabona guards. He appears to be in charge of the privates who guard the entrance to Rabona Cathedral.

Voracious EaterEdit

Covert operationEdit

Clare is on a covert operation in the Holy City of Rabona. She must secretly enter the city, find and kill a Yoma, then leave the way she came.

First meetings with ClareEdit

Ganesu first meets Clare at local inn. Attracted, but suspicious of Clare, he asks the innkeeper about her identity. The innkeeper repeats Clare's cover story of a traveling antiques dealer, accompanied by her younger brother (Raki). Ganesu is still suspicious, given the recent spate of murders.[10]

Later that day, Ganesu meets Clare again when she tries to enter the baptismal chamber at Rabona Cathedral. She gives him a medallion stamped with symbols of the church. Inside the chamber, she rendezvous with Father Vincent.[11]


After the death of the Voracious Eater, Vincent, Ganesu, Galk and Sid say goodbye to Clare and Raki. Ganesu apologizes to Clare for not being able to publicly acknowledge her bravery and help.[12]


After the 7-year timeskip, Agatha awakens in Rabona. In broad daylight she attacks the city.

Agatha appears as a crab-like awakened being with a woman-like appendage. Ganesu leads the initial counterattack against Agatha, while evacuating the citizens.[13]


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 2, Scene 6, p. 64
  2. Claymore 2, Tokyopop, Scene 6, p. 64
  3. Claymore 2, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 6, p. 64
  4. Claymore 2, Star Comics, Scene 6, p. 62
  5. Claymore 2, Comix-ART, Scene 6, p. 64
  6. Claymore 2, Shueisha, Scene 6, p. 64
  7. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 12
  8. Claymore 2, Shueisha, Scene 6, p. 64
  9. Claymore 2, Scene 6, p. 64
  10. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 12; Claymore, Anime Scene 3
  11. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 22; Claymore, Anime Scene 3
  12. Claymore 3, Scene 11, p. 64; Claymore, Anime Scene 4
  13. Claymore 14, Scene 75, pp. 41–44

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