What this wiki is
An independent, unaffiliated wiki based on the VIZ Media manga and FUNimation anime. It is currently the only non-scanlation Claymore wiki in a Western language.
The Japanese language edition—plus 16 licensed translations—supplement the English language sources. Further sources include the five licensed anime language releases. See Acceptable sources. All facts must be referenced by these sources. See the Clare article for an example.
These apply only to this wiki and are not meant to be guidelines to any other. Also see "Don't stuff beans up your nose."
A concise, encyclopaedic style is preferred. Read and watch Claymore and write from that experience, rather than simply repost material from other websites. Also be aware of the Dunning–Kruger effect.
In-and-out of universe
The viewpoint here should avoid of both the artificial limits of the "real world" and "in-universe" approaches. A subject can only be understood from looking within as well as outside—in short, write normally. Play fair with the reader and avoid mental gymnastics.
Since this is a US English site, the VIZ Media tankōbons and FUNimation DVDs take precedence over other editions in naming conventions, as well as quotations. See Order of precedence.
Note: all the proper names in the original Japanese text are transliterations of Western names, not the other way around. For example, do not write "Clare is a transliteration of クレア (Kurea)." Actually the VIZ Media "Clare" is an attempted reverse transliteration of クレア.
Regardless of language, any online scanlation, fan-subbed video, fan-made "datasheets," and other non-"canon" material cannot be used as they differ considerably from the official releases. Important information is found on copyright pages, DVD sleeves and booklets, which are not available with manga scanlations and fan-subbed video.
For example, the copyright page of any Japan edition of Claymore reveals that the English language "Claymore" (and not クレイモア Kureimoa) is the official title of the series, despite what other websites say. クレイモア is only part of the logo.
Assume nothing. "Know what you know, know what you don't know, and don't mix the two." Verify all sources. See Common Misconceptions.
All articles must have encyclopedic value. See New articles on acceptable subjects for new articles.
Media files are image, audio and video files. Categories used here are:
Use "Special image" for image files that do not fit any of the above categories.
Aside from graphical links and major articles, two or three images per article is the norm for most short- or medium-sized articles. Typically, an image of the subject—and a symbol if applicable—inside the infobox. Other possibilities might include the awakened form of a character, a critical detail of an object, or a video if available.
Galleries or redundant imagery without text are not encouraged. The Achievements option on this site is not used due to the common practice of excessive posting of images for achievement badges.
Except for advertisements and book covers, copyrighted text should be generally avoided. To reduce clutter, video should be used whenever possible to depict action, rather than a series of images.
Main articles 2–4, minor articles 1–2.
All images on this site have been digitally altered for legibility and removal of copyrighted text and may not reflect the original artist's intent. See sources for originals.
Image files must be legible and cut from the Claymore manga and anime, not fan-art, for which there are sites like deviantART and Photobucket. Editors are encouraged to scan new images, rather than repost the countless old ones floating around the Net.
Media files posted on this site must be accompanied by the "License and fair use" template with applicable information filled out. After loading a media file, copy and paste the "License and fair use" template from Template page.
Media files posted on this site without the "License and fair use" template filled out will be deleted immediately.
Currently, video files are posted on YouTube. Licensing of YouTube clips of Claymore is administered off-site by Yamato SRL and do not need the "License and fair use" template.
Order of precedence
In naming characters, places and objects for articles on this wiki, as well as quotations, the order of "canon-ness" is:
- VIZ Media tankōbons (en-us)
- FUNimation anime scenes (en-us)
- Shōnen Jump, Jump SQ, Shueisha tankōbons
- licensed translations in other language editions
- Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1–3 ("Yoma War Record")
- Claymore DS Game
- ad hoc translations of any of the above if no official English version is available
- ad hoc invention derived from any of the above if no official English version is available
For example, VIZ Media has recently replaced "Uma" with "Yuma." This takes precedence over VIZ Media's past use of "Uma," as well as FUNimation's use of "Uma." Use the most current translation.
Should a person, place or object be unnamed in the manga, but named in the anime, use the anime name. Hamel for example.
For untranslated manga scenes, ad hoc translations of Shueisha tankōbons and Jump SQ first appearances must be used, then replaced as VIZ Media translations are released. Other language versions are quoted when appropriate.
For purposes of this wiki, unofficial names may be improvised for unnamed characters and objects. But we will look at the original Japanese and try to approximate the intended sense as closely as possible. If and when VIZ Media names become available, unofficial names will be replaced.
All manga references must include page numbers:
Acceptable sources include DVD sleeves and booklets.
- Nintendo Claymore DS Game
Articles must fit in at least one of seven categories:
Avoid unsourced and extraneous articles:
This wiki will make full use of the internet and link to outside sites as much as possible to keep this wiki's size manageable and reduce updating of pages.
Unless large images are involved, stubs under 2,000 bytes may be subject to deletion or combined with other articles. An article may also be converted into a Category page if other article pages can be categorized under it.
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.