June 21, 2007

Claymore

Posted in Animation, Animes, Claymore, Videos at 5:04 pm by anonymous

Currently, I am watching Claymore. Twelve episodes were already subbed by Eclipse Production Subbing Group, the 12th released today! It has become the most anticipating anime of this spring 2007. Starting next week, I will be writing summary about Claymore‘s each episode, beginning episode 13.

Brief Description:
The Story is about ancient times where monsters called “Yoma” or “Youma” existed and hunt humans, feasting on their guts. For a long time, people lived with fear of Yoma with no way to defeat them. However, Claymores were borned, Half-human and Half-yoma.

They are female warriors with silver eyes that can sense Yoma presence and Yoki energies. They side and protect humans at a cost of donation to their Claymore organization. In fact, the organization has no actual name, people named them Claymore because they are warriors holding large claymores.

Opening theme song:
Raison D’être by NightmareYoutube

Ending theme songs:
Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~ by Riyu KosakaYoutube

It’s an action adventure anime with more humanly emotions. At first, I thought the story was just like many other action adventure animes (D.gray man, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho, etc), and the first episode was’t that great. However after the second episodes at around where “Teresa’s arc” begins is where it starts to get very interesting.

Detailed Storyline:
In the Claymore organization, they hired 47 silver eyed warriors in total. Claymores must abide the rule of the organization, no Claymores are allowed to kill humans. If one break the rule, she will be hunted and beheaded by other Claymores.

In their world, there are 47 continents, each protected by 1 Claymore warrior. Each warrior are ranked, starting from 1-47. Ranking 1-5 are top 5 the more powerful Claymores. 6th and onwards are less powerful warriors, hence 47th is the least powerful. The main protagonist, Clare is placed at 47th. Ranking will change as Claymore decease time to time… Despite being protectors of the human race, many humans fear Claymores as well. It is said that Claymore “protects” humans, but they will only hunt down Yoma when it has a bounty value.

*Spoiler* At first, Clare was a orphan. She was incidentally taken care by a Claymore named Teresa. Teresa is the strongest Claymore of her era, ranked at #1. Teresa decides that Clare should be raised properly by a human and should be the best choice for her. After several travels to other towns hunting Yomas, they have finally settle at a town where Clare was adopted by a kind old lady.

Teresa went on and carry on with her Yoma hunting job. She met with a group of bandit trying to rob her, but they went in vain. Shortly after, Teresa found that an arson occurred in the previous town and quickly hurried back for rescue. However, it had already happened, and was pillaged by the same group of bandits. She went furious, when the bandits kidnapped Clare. Despite bound by the strict rule of her organization, she became the massacrer of the bandits.

Now that the rule is broken, Teresa was hunted for her head. Since she is the strongest in that era, her organization sent four warriors ranked from #2 – #5 to retrieve Teresa’s head. Shockingly, four of the top warriors can’t defeat her! The story goes on with more detailed concepts… Watch it yourself!! *End of Spoilers*

Here’s some screenshots:

Graphics: 7.5/10
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Animation: 8/10 Ratings
Sound: 7.5/10
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Story: 8.5/10
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Value: 9/10
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Extra comments: The graphics are not exceptionally great or something, I feel it’s decent. Some scenes from first few episodes are rather dark and hard to visual. There are quite a lot of actual animated fighting scenes.The sound and music are ok. I really like the ending theme song. The excel part is the story, many phenomenon are explained in detailed. I enjoy this anime so I’ll give it 9 out of 10 for value.

Click here to go to Eclipse Production download page. (You need Bittorrent client to download)
Click here to go to video streaming, Crunchyroll page.

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Claymore, Animes Category

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1 Comment »

  1. FR0ST13 said,

    This anime has to be one of the best i have seen, in music, storyline and character development it is trully something else, and i dont get bored of watching it, i advise anyone who loves anime to watch this NOW!!…. thats an order. please may this anime produce a big enough fanbase for them to make season 2 (Based on the Manga storyline to a T) TY….


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