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Claymore 

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In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Todd Haberkorn ...  Raki 26 episodes, 2007
Houko Kuwashima ...  Clare 22 episodes, 2007
Stephanie Young ...  Claire 22 episodes, 2007
Motoki Takagi Motoki Takagi ...  Raki / ... 14 episodes, 2007
Tôru Nara Tôru Nara ...  Bandit / ... 12 episodes, 2007
Jamie Marchi ...  Helen 12 episodes, 2007
Youichi Nishijima Youichi Nishijima ...  Yoma / ... 11 episodes, 2007
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In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue for picking up a stray child and almost losing herself to her youma side by "Awakening", she is constantly assigned rather dangerous missions. Written by Anonymous

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3 April 2007 (Japan) See more »

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Intoxicating and sobering
27 November 2008 | by juujuuuujjSee all my reviews

It's hard to make a unique and emotionally involving story with monsters and swords. It's almost impossible to make fantasy look real, because most of it has a predictable plot line, while life doesn't. But Claymore manages the impossible - it's intoxicating fiction, but at the same time it's even more sobering than real life.

Here's the secret.

Unlike other tales about battle and struggle in which the main character has great potential and strength as his birthright, Claymore is all about strength despite weakness. Even through perseverance, you can't really become the strongest, this is one of life's truths. But you still can aspire. It's what makes Claymore so true to life.

The main characters in Claymore were helpless in their childhood, but despite tremendous suffering they've managed to stand up and move forward.

Claymore will be remembered as an example of great anime, not just for its beautiful animation, but for the way it makes you experience the journey. It even has a great and satisfying ending.

I know it's a tired phrase, but I really envy those who haven't seen it yet.


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