Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Review: Claymore Vol 27 - Silver Eyed Warriors

Title - Claymore Vol 27 - Silver Eyed Warriors
Author - Norihiro Yagi
Series - Claymore #26
Genre - Horror Manga
Format - Kindle
Published - March 3rd 2015
Publisher - Viz Media LLC

In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity's only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely.

Claymore is a manga about Yoma who pretend to be human in order to kill and eat the humans. The Claymore are the hybrid of the two stronger faster but still human with the ability to slay the Yoma which they do for a price. They travel from village to village slaying Yoma with nothing but the sword on their back using the Yoma abilities but slowly turning into a monster that they hunt. When the time comes a Claymore will send a black card to another claymore to be slain before the Yoma takes over and so they die as a human.

In the 27th and final vol it’s all come down to Clare to save the day. She’s always been the weakest warrior but that’s always been assumed because she had Theresa not a yoma inside of her. All she had to do was remember and it set’s Theresa free to fight Priscilla after all she’s the one of the strongest warriors. While the claymore’s look on Theresa makes quick work of Cassandra and Priscilla saving the day and giving Clare what she needed most.

I like Clare she’s a sword carrying slayer who isn’t afraid to die charging in risking her life. She's grown a lot from the Clare in the beginning of the series.  While she may not be the strongest she's determined and unwilling to give up. She's one of those underdog characters you can't help liking and she’s had to deal with a lot throughout the series. We’ve gotten to know most of Clare’s fellow warriors throughout the series. We have also gotten to know Raki as he grew from child to man throughout the series.  

I’ve recently gotten into Manga the last few months and having a general idea from binge watching the anime on Netflix it was a great choice. I love the concept for the Claymore a hybrids created using parts from the monsters that are put in the warriors giving them supernatural abilities. Claymore is an action packed horror series with supernatural elements that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. Claymore’s are created to fight the monsters that threaten the humans, but we learned that maybe the monsters are created as well. The characters are great I found myself connecting with several of them throughout the series. The art is great it gives me just enough to create the story in my head as I read each detailed page. This is only my 2nd manga so I don’t have a lot to base on but I’m super addicted to them. They are perfect for when I have some downtime or when I feel like reading back to back. I highly recommend that if you liked the anime or just like horror kick ass heroines that you check it out. I very much loved it.I'm sad it's over but at least I'll be able to read it again.  

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