Reading Level: Teen +
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 18th volume in the Claymore series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the 18th volume in the Claymore series. There was tons of action in this installment and the story was very cohesive, just like the last volume in this series…so there wasn’t as much jumping around.
Clare, Deneve, and Helen are trying to survive the attacks of the Awakened Rafaela/Luciela. Riful has an encounter with Beth and Alicia. Then Priscilla gets hungry and decides to break her fast. She pretty much destroys everything she touches. When Priscilla catches Clare’s scent she will stop at nothing to kill her. Lastly we get a brief snippet with Raki, he is captured by the organization for investigation.
I really enjoyed this volume of Claymore. The last couple volumes have been some of the best in this series.
This series continues to be action-packed and has excellent illustration. Things are really starting to come together. The complete destruction caused by Rafaele/Luceila was absolutely amazing. It was also very awesome to have Priscilla back in the picture and causing massive trauma.
Overall this was a wonderful volume in what has been a consistently well done action-packed fantasy manga. Highly recommended to those who love fantasy manga. I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.