Manga Reviews

Claymore Volume 16 Review

Volume 16 directly continues an arc started in volume 15 and has several major developments that depend heavily on prior events. This is not the place to start reading – go back to the beginning.


The entirety of this volume is devoted to the remaining chapters of The Lamentation of the Earth (parts 2-7). Last volume had a lot of heavy revelations, but Yagi is far from done with the surprises. Clare’s conversation with an “old friend” continues and portrays a intriguing tangle of complex loyalties and motivations, while filling Clare in on Riful’s machinations. Meanwhile Deneve and Helen encounter a terrifying new weapon of the Organization that made my skin crawl, leading to a dramatic change in the long running power struggle between the Organization and the Creatures of the Abyss.

Absolutely phenomenal stuff, with another fantastic ending hook for the next arc.

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