Claymore season 1 premiered on Netflix from April to September 2007. It’s been more than 13 years since the first season, and fans are still waiting for Claymore season 2.
Claymore is a dark fantasy anime based on the Japanese manga of the same name illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series is set on a fictional medieval island where humanoid shape-shifters, called Yoma feed on humans.
The anime was produced by Madhouse Productions which produced season 1 of the show compromising of 26 episodes.
Here’s everything you need to know about Claymore season 2.
Will there be Claymore Season 2?
There is no official confirmation regarding Claymore Season 2. It seems that the Netflix show has been canceled after one season.
Netflix’s decision to cancel Claymore follows the cancellation of other popular Netflix series like The Get Down, and Sense8 in 2017. There are rumors that the show got canceled because of its low ratings. Some also say that Netflix is planning to create an American adaptation of the anime.
There is even an online petition for Claymore Season 2 on Reddit. Fans are signing the petition to bring the show back. Right now, there are only around 11,000 signatures on the petition, which is not enough to bring the show back.
The season finale of the show did not conclude, which is why fans are demanding season 2. However, given the timeline, the chances of the show returning for another season are close to zero.
Madhouse Studios is already busy with a lot of projects, so I don’t see season 2 of Claymore anytime soon. Madhouse is behind some popular anime like One Punch Man, Monster, Black Lagoon, and Hellsing Ultimate.
Is There Enough Source Material for Claymore Season 2?
The source material for the anime is its original manga. Claymore manga ran for almost seven years from 2007 to 2014. There are a total of 27 volumes, with 154 chapters.
The first season of the anime only adapted one-third of the manga. Therefore, the source material is not an issue. Season 1 of the anime covered up to the Northern Campaign Arc. If you have watched season 1, you can pick it up from Chapter 59 of the manga.
There is plenty of anime still waiting for renewal like Berserk, Gangsta, Dorohedoro, and Drifters.
What is Claymore Season 2 Release Date?
Unfortunately, there is no release date for Claymore season 2. It has been more than thirteen years since the first season, so it’s highly unlikely that the show will return for another season.
Netflix has also canceled Claymore after one season only. Considering the fact that there is enough source material, we could get a reboot anime if another studio picks up the show.
Claymore Popularity and Reviews
The show is very popular among fans even today. It has a rating of 8.0 on IMDB with fourteen thousand votes. According to the fans, the show is amazing and you get hooked into a world of female warriors, demons, and monsters.
The dark fantasy show is intoxicating with an amazing story set in a medieval world. The only thing fans are complaining about is the ending of the show.
On MyAnimeList, the show has an audience score of 7.75 with 309,258 votes. It has a popularity ranking of #278.
What is Claymore About?
The fantasy series is set in a medieval island where humans are terrorized by Yoma, humanoid shape-shifters who eat humans. There is a secret organization with Claymores, who are Yoma-human hybrid female warriors that are created to fight the Yoma.
Claymores have silver eyes, and they wield claymore swords. Both Claymore warriors and Yoma are powered by a demonic energy called Yoki. It gives them super strength. However, if the warriors use too much Yoki, they can become a super-Yoma called an Awakened Being.
Here are the main characters of the Claymore series:
Clare is the main character of the anime series. Clare’s parents were killed in an attack by a Yoma. Clare is saved by Claymore warriors and she decides to use the Organization to get her revenge.
Teresa is a warrior who can sense Yoki’s flow in her opponents. She adopts Clare after saving her from a Yoma pack.
Priscilla is the main opponent of Clare. She is very powerful and can fight without using Yoki. She fully awakens and turns into a winged Demonoid.
Miria plays the leader in the series. She has the ability to manipulate the mind of her opponents, leaving afterimages, and confusing them. She is also called “Phantom Miria”.
Deneve is Clare and Miria’s friend who has a high regenerative ability. She is a survivor of the Northern Campaign and a Yoma killed her family. She like Clare is also seeking revenge.
Helen has the ability to stretch her arms to extreme lengths. She can use her power to bind her opponents and attack which she combines with Jean’s Drill Sword technique.
Netflix has canceled the Claymore anime series after just one season. There is no chance of Claymore season 2 as it’s been more than thirteen years since season 1. After its release, Claymore was one of the most popular anime because of its great story.
Considering the huge demand from fans and popularity, we might get a reboot of the anime if the series is taken up by a production company. Till then stay tuned as I will keep you updated regarding any changes or status of the show.