Claymore – Review Blurb

July 31, 2008

Title: Claymore
Japanese Title: Kureimoa
Director/Author: Hiroyuki Tanaka/ Norihiro Yagi
Genre: Drama/Horror/Fantasy/Adventure
Licensed: Funimation
Release Date: (Japan) Aired April 3, 2007 – September 25, 2007
Episodes: 26

Quick Summary

In this world Yoma are the terror of humanity, they are physically superior to humans and feed on human guts. Yoma also possess the ability to shapeshift and can obtain the memories of a human by devouring their brains, as a result they can blend seamlessly into society. The only way for villages to fight back against a Yoma infestation is to summon a Claymore, although they must be prepared to pay a fee. A Claymore is a female warrior that was born human and was later merged with the flesh of Yoma to become a half-Yoma. This merging causes the warriors to have silver eyes and light hair giving them an ethereal look. However, as they release more of their Yoma powers their eyes become gold, and their faces will distort. Although humans need Claymores to fight back against Yoma they fear these warriors almost as much as the Yoma themselves.

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