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US Anime
Artbox
First edition Artbox

Title

Claymore

Studio

FUNimation

Language

English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo)

Subtitles

English

Region

1 (US and Canada only)

Format

NTSC

Aspect ration

1.78:1

Blu-ray available?

Yes

Editions

First, Second, Blu-ray, Anime Classics

Official website

Claymore

HistoryEdit

PublishingEdit

Released on DVD in six volumes by FUNimation, 14 October 2008–14 July 2009. FUNimation follows this with a three volume, 6-disk Second edition.

Claymore is broadcasted on the FUNimation Channel beginning 6 September 2010.

A 3-disk Blu-ray edition is released in 2010. A one volume, 4-disk "Anime Classics" edition is released in 2011.

ArtworkEdit

First US edition DVD artwork is original and not derivative of any other edition. Later US editions use artwork from the first Japan edition.

EditionsEdit

FUNimation (en-us) titles may not reflect avex (ja) titles.

FirstEdit

The name "First edition" is unofficial and only used here to distinguish this edition from other editions. Sometime called a "boxset" on other websites, the actual boxset has to be assembled by the end-user. The official artbox comes with Volume 1 only.

Volume 1 + ArtboxEdit

Us anime 1 sleeve

  • Subtitle: The Burden of the Blade
  • Release date: 14 October 2008
  • No. of discs: 1
  • Run time: 115 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1221-9
ScenesEdit
  • Anime Scene 01 link 1: Great Sword—an orphan meets a mysterious warrior, who refuses to give her name. After rescuing Raki outside Egon, the warrior finally gives her name—Clare
  • Anime Scene 02 link 2: The Black Card—on Mount Shire, Clare must prevent her best friend, Elena, from turning into a monster
  • Anime Scene 03 link 3: The Darkness in Paradise—on a covert operation, Clare must find a Yoma hidden in Rabona Cathedral
  • Anime Scene 04 link 4: Clare's Awakening—after defeating the Yoma, Clare awakens
  • Anime Scene 05 link 5: Teresa of the Faint Smile—the No. 1 warrior of her era, Teresa, inadvertently rescues a mysterious girl
NotesEdit

Extras:


  • Booklet 1: interviews, character profiles, artwork, sketches, 24 pp.[5]
  • Two artboxes, the second standalone box depicting Teresa and Clare as goddesses (ISBN 1-4210-1225-1)

Second Artbox
Teresa on Second Artbox

Volume 2Edit

Us anime 2 sleeve

  • Subtitle: The Point Of No Return
  • Release date: 16 December 2008
  • No. of discs: 1
  • Run time: 115 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1484-X
ScenesEdit
  • Anime Scene 06 link 6: Teresa and Clare—Teresa massacres the bandits in Rokut, but is condemned to death by the Organization
  • Anime Scene 07 link 7: Marked for Death—Teresa avoids the purge team's ambush
  • Anime Scene 08 link 8: Awakening—Teresa defeats the Purge team led by Priscilla and Ilena. But later, in sparing Priscilla's life, Teresa loses her own. Carrying Teresa's head, Clare locates Rubel
  • Anime Scene 09 link 9: Those Who Rend Asunder I—Clare joins an awakened hunt, who encounter a male awakened being
  • Anime Scene 10 link 10: Those Who Rend Asunder II—Clare and Miria defeat the Paburo awakened
NotesEdit

Extras:


  • FUNimation trailers[8]
  • Textless songs (opening theme "Raison D'être," ending theme "Danzai no Hana")[9]

Volume 3Edit

Us anime 3 sleeve

  • Subtitle: The Hunter Is Prey
  • Release date: 3 February 2009
  • No. of discs: 1
  • Run time: 95 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1704-0
ScenesEdit
  • Anime Scene 11 link 11: Those Who Rend Asunder III—Galatea observes the hunt from afar. Deneve awakens to regenerate her fatal wound
  • Anime Scene 12 link 12: The Endless Gravestones I—Clare and Raki encounter Ophelia. While Ophelia combats the Former Single-digit Awakened, Clare flees with Raki. The two are forced to split up
  • Anime Scene 13 link 13: The Endless Gravestones II—Ophelia cuts off Clare's arm. But before Ophelia can kill Clare, a figure from Clare's past appears
  • Anime Scene 14 link 14: To Be Qualified to Fight—Ilena teaches Clare the Quicksword. Clare gains a new arm. Ilena encounters Rafaela. Clare fights an awakened Ophelia
NotesEdit

Extras:


  • Textless songs (opening theme "Raison D'être," ending theme "Danzai no Hana")[12]
  • FUNimation trailers[13]

Volume 4Edit

Us anime 4 sleeve

  • Subtitle: The Rumors Of War
  • Release date: 24 March 2009
  • No. of discs: 1
  • Run time: 95 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1705-9
ScenesEdit
  • Anime Scene 15 link 15: The Witch's Maw I—Clare encounters an awakened hunt in Hamel. Meanwhile, two awakened beings try to awakened the captured Claymores
  • Anime Scene 16 link 16: The Witch's Maw II—Clare is captured by Dauf, but Galatea rescues her. Later, Clare looks for Jean
  • Anime Scene 17 link 17: The Witch's Maw III—the three Claymores are defeated by Dauf. When Clare clears a path, Jean finally wounds Dauf, but Riful rescues him. Riful frees the three warriors
  • Anime Scene 18 link 18: The Carnage in the North I—Eva's hunt is defeated by the Northern Army. Clare and Jean are sent up north to join the Pieta battle group, led by Miria. But three scouts from the Northern Army attack
NotesEdit

Extras:


  • Textless songs (opening theme "Raison D'être," ending theme "Danzai no Hana")[16]
  • FUNimation trailers[17]

Volume 5Edit

Us anime 5 sleeve

  • Subtitle: The Sisters In Arms
  • Release date: 19 May 2009
  • No. of discs: 1
  • Run time: 100 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1706-7
ScenesEdit
  • Anime Scene 19 link 19: The Carnage in the North II—the three awakeneds are defeated. Raki encounters Priscilla and Isley
  • Anime Scene 20 link 20: The Carnage in the North III—Isley orders the Northern Army to invade Pieta
  • Anime Scene 21 link 21: The Invasion of Pieta I—Miria's strategy works, until Rigaldo arrives on the scene
  • Anime Scene 22 link 22: The Invasion of Pieta II—Rigaldo decimates the Battle Group leadership. He captures Miria, only to lose his arm to Clare
NotesEdit

Extras:


  • Textless songs (opening theme "Raison D'être," ending theme "Danzai no Hana")[20]
  • FUNimation trailers[21]

Volume 6Edit

Us anime 6 sleeve

  • Subtitle: The Awakening
  • Release date: 14 July 2009
  • No. of discs: 1
  • Run time: 95 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1707-5
ScenesEdit
  • Anime Scene 23 link 23: Critical Point I—Clare and Rigaldo fight as the Battle Group lies wounded in the inn lobby
  • Anime Scene 24 link 24: Critical Point II—Priscilla awakens and flees to a volcano, Clare in pursuit. Miria, Deneve and Helen follow. Galatea directs them to the volcano
  • Anime Scene 25 link 25: For Whose Sake—Clare, then her comrades, are defeated by Priscilla
  • Anime Scene 26 link 26: To the Successors—Clare finally defeats Priscilla, but Raki stops Clare from beheading her. The next day, the warriors desert the Organization, Clare traveling with Raki
NotesEdit

Extras:

  • Episode 26 commentary[22] by Brina Palencia and Stephanie Young
  • Original Japanese TV commercials[23]
  • Textless songs (opening theme "Raison D'être," ending theme "Danzai no Hana")[24]


  • FUNimation trailers[25]
  • Booklet 2: interviews, character profiles, artwork, sketches, 24 pp.[26]

SecondEdit

Second edition

  • Subtitle: The Complete Series
  • Release date: 27 October 2009
  • No. of discs: 6
  • Run time: 650 min.
  • UPC: 704400074400

The name "Second edition" is unofficial and only used here to distinguish this edition from other editions.

A 3-volume, slim case boxset, this edition uses reversible keep case sleeves, displaying artwork from six volumes of the first Japan edition. With this Second edition, FUNimation's begins use of the subtitle, "The Complete Series." Much confusion results as this subtitle is also used for the later Blu-ray and Anime Classics editions.

On reference websites, this edition is also known as the "Claymore: Complete Series," "Claymore: Complete Series Box Set," etc.

NotesEdit

  • All audio and visual extras from the First edition
  • Booklets 1 and 2 reissued from the First edition: interviews, character profiles, artwork, sketches, 24 pp. each
  • Slipcase

Blu-rayEdit

Blu-ray slipcover

  • Subtitle: The Complete Series
  • Release date: 16 February 2010
  • No. of discs: 3
  • Run time: 650 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-1952-3

A 2-volume slim case boxset. This edition uses reversible keep case sleeves, displaying artwork from four volumes of the first Japan edition. Housed in Blu-ray cases.

NotesEdit

  • All audio and visual extras from the First edition
  • Booklet: interviews, character profiles, artwork, sketches, 48 pp.[27] (combines contents from First edition booklets)
  • Slipcase design from the Second edition
  • Sleeve artwork from volume 1: Galatea and Teresa
  • Sleeve artwork from volume 2: Miria and Priscilla

Anime ClassicsEdit

Anime Classics slipcover

  • Subtitle: The Complete Series
  • Release date: 19 April 2011
  • No. of discs: 4
  • Run time: 650 min.
  • ISBN 1-4210-2220-6

A minimalist, Alpha case, one volume 4-disk set. Almost no artwork. Sleeve artwork from Japan Limited Edition Sequence.

NotesEdit

  • All audio and visual extras from the First edition
  • No booklet

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.

  1. Claymore, Volume 1 DVD menu, FUNimation
  2. Claymore, Volume 1 DVD menu, FUNimation
  3. Claymore, Volume 1 DVD menu, FUNimation
  4. Claymore, Volume 1 DVD menu, FUNimation
  5. Claymore, Booklet 1, FUNimation, IN-07440
  6. Claymore, Volume 2 DVD menu, FUNimation
  7. Claymore, Volume 2 DVD menu, FUNimation
  8. Claymore, Volume 2 DVD menu, FUNimation
  9. Claymore, Volume 2 DVD menu, FUNimation
  10. Claymore, Volume 3 DVD menu, FUNimation
  11. Claymore, Volume 3 DVD menu, FUNimation
  12. Claymore, Volume 3 DVD menu, FUNimation
  13. Claymore, Volume 3 DVD menu, FUNimation
  14. Claymore, Volume 4 DVD menu, FUNimation
  15. Claymore, Volume 4 DVD menu, FUNimation
  16. Claymore, Volume 4 DVD menu, FUNimation
  17. Claymore, Volume 4 DVD menu, FUNimation
  18. Claymore, Volume 5 DVD menu, FUNimation
  19. Claymore, Volume 5 DVD menu, FUNimation
  20. Claymore, Volume 5 DVD menu, FUNimation
  21. Claymore, Volume 5 DVD menu, FUNimation
  22. Claymore, Volume 6 DVD menu, FUNimation
  23. Claymore, Volume 6 DVD menu, FUNimation
  24. Claymore, Volume 6 DVD menu, FUNimation
  25. Claymore, Volume 6 DVD menu, FUNimation
  26. Claymore, Booklet 2, FUNimation, IN-07446
  27. Claymore, Blu-ray Booklet, FUNimation, IN-07448

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