- 1 Season
Claymore is a dark fantasy anime television series that tells the story of a young lady with a silver eye known as Clare and her encounters and experiences with some scary and deadly creatures known as youma. Humans in this imaginary island where Clare lived were always harassed by these monsters which fed on human bodies. As a result of this, a group was formed and named The Organization. This group developed female human-yoma hybrids that were trained to be fierce fighters and used them to destroy the actual yoma creatures. These females were part human and part yoma, they were characterised by having silver eyes reasons and they were called Claymores, a term which was used to associate them to their claymore swords which they used as weapons to fight against the monsters. The Organization was at the service of any town or city that was invaded by the yomas. The cities simply called the attention of the organization and paid a certain amount of money for them to send Claymores to fight for them. Clare was so determined to take part in destroying these monsters so much so that she joined the organization and started working with them. She willingly became a Claymore to avenge the death of her friend Teresa, who was killed by one of the yoma creatures. She was considered to be the weakest Claymore among all the others. Despite her weakness, she was always sent to very challenging battles. Clare was not the only one that wanted to avenge the yomas. Raki, was a young boy whose parents and only brother were killed by these monsters and had always been looking for a way to take revenge till he met Clare. Raki started living with Clare and the two formed a rare pair, a Claymore and human living together. Claymore was written by Nohihiro Yagi who also did the illustrations. It was directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka. The series is available in several well known magazines and also on CDs and DVD. It is broadcast on NTV.