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Claymore
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Region 1 re-release DVD front sleeve face

Original title

Claymore

Other titles

Клеймор (ru)

Written by

Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, Yasuko Kobayashi, Daisuke Nishida

Directed by

Hiroyuki Tanaka

Music by

Masanori Takumi

Genre

Shōnen. Alternatively, a synthesis of Sword and Sorcery, Superhero, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Produced by

Madhouse Studios/avex mode/NTV/VAP

Episodes

26

Production date

2007

  • Anime Scene 01 link Anime Scene 1
  • Anime Scene 02 link Anime Scene 2
  • Anime Scene 03 link Anime Scene 3
  • Anime Scene 04 link Anime Scene 4
  • Anime Scene 05 link Anime Scene 5
  • Anime Scene 06 link Anime Scene 6
  • Anime Scene 07 link Anime Scene 7
  • Anime Scene 08 link Anime Scene 8
  • Anime Scene 09 link Anime Scene 9
  • Anime Scene 10 link Anime Scene 10
  • Anime Scene 11 link Anime Scene 11
  • Anime Scene 12 link Anime Scene 12
  • Anime Scene 13 link Anime Scene 13
  • Anime Scene 14 link Anime Scene 14
  • Anime Scene 15 link Anime Scene 15
  • Anime Scene 16 link Anime Scene 16
  • Anime Scene 17 link Anime Scene 17
  • Anime Scene 18 link Anime Scene 18
  • Anime Scene 19 link Anime Scene 19
  • Anime Scene 20 link Anime Scene 20
  • Anime Scene 21 link Anime Scene 21
  • Anime Scene 22 link Anime Scene 22
  • Anime Scene 23 link Anime Scene 23
  • Anime Scene 24 link Anime Scene 24
  • Anime Scene 25 link Anime Scene 25
  • Anime Scene 26 link Anime Scene 26

EtymologyEdit

Claymore is the original and main title, not クレイモア, as with Shueisha manga series. クレイモア serves as an additional title.

DescriptionEdit

In a medieval world, plagued by shapeshifting predators called Yoma, a mysterious Organization assigns half-Yoma warriors, called Claymores, to engage them.

Storyline centers around the lowest ranking warrior, No. 47—Clare.

HistoryEdit

MangaEdit

26 episode ("scenes") anime series is based on manga chapters 1 through 60, with some minor variations. The anime begins to diverge from manga in Anime Scene 19, with the graveyard sequence.

The last three anime episodes have an original storyline not found in the manga.

Japan broadcastEdit

Claymore first appeared on a late night time-slot (1:26–1:56 AM UTC+9), being broadcasted on Nippon Television, 3 April 2007–25 September 2007.

EditionsEdit

Additional detailsEdit

NotesEdit

SoundtrackEdit

  • Opening theme: レゾンデートル (TV Sized), (Raison d'etre (TV Sized)) 1:03
    33 - Raison d'etre (TV Sized)
  • Closing theme: 断罪の花 ~Guilty Sky~ (TV Sized), Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~ (TV Sized) (Flower of Conviction ~Guilty Sky~ (TV Sized)) 1:10
    34 - Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~ (TV Sized)

ReferencesEdit

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.

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