Reading Level: Teen+
Size: 200 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 23rd volume in the Claymore series series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 23rd volume in the Claymore series. This series is supposed to wrap up this year with volume 27. This was the best volume in this series yet. We finally get to see what has become of Clare. We also get the long awaited reunion between Clare and Raki.
Raki travels with Yuma, Helen, Tabitha, Cynthia, Miria, and Deneve back to the strange creature that is Clare, Luciela, and Rafaela all mashed into one. Raki uses his connection with Clare to help her. Miria also uncovers the horrible secret behind how the Yoma are made.
After all of those events the whole crew travels to the city of Rabona to take a final stand against the thing that is Priscilla.
This was a spectacular volume in this series. There are a lot of major revelations and a lot of progress in the plot. The story is very linear, action packed, easy to follow, and well put together. The illustration remains top notch as well.
Raki is an awesome character and it was so fun to have him back in the story. I also really loved that Clare was back in the story (if only briefly). It was wonderful to have all of my favorite characters banding together at last to fight for a common cause.
Overall this was the best book in the series yet. There are a lot of huge revelations and I really enjoyed where the story is going. I can’t wait to see what volume 24 holds. I would recommend this series to fans of action-packed fantasy manga.