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Awakened Claymore

Original magazine title

魔女の記憶[1] Majo no kioku (Memory of the witch)

Issue, release date

September 2001, 6 August 2001

Tankōbon title

Same as the original, volume 1[2]

US tankōbon title

Memory of a Witch[3]

New character

Egon inn-keeper, Awakened Claymore


But if we raise her here...we can't say for sure that she's not a Yoma herself.[4]


Unknown, possibly Lautrec


Village of Egon

Anime arc

Great Sword

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  • Silver-eyed Slayer arc:
    • Scene 001 link 1: Silver-eyed Slayer
    • Scene 002 2: Claws in the Sky
    • Scene 003 3: Memory of a Witch
    • Scene 004 4: The Black Card

Cold openEdit

A masked figure is seen struggling in the desert. But the figure collapses. The silhouette of a Claymore warrior watches in the background.[5]


The young boy from Doga, Raki, wakes up in a strange bedroom. But the inn-keeper, who brings in food, tells Raki that he is at the Egon village inn. And that a Claymore brought him here and paid for his room.[6]


Search for a ClaymoreEdit

Raki assumes Clare rescued him. After bolting down some food, he searches for her. A stranger tells him that a Claymore is looking for him. But that she left town and went into the forest.[7]

Unknown warriorEdit

In the forest, Raki meets a female in a Claymore uniform.[8] But when she refers to herself as a Claymore, Raki remembers what Clare told him in Scene 1—the Organization warriors never call themselves "Claymores."[9] The impostor awakens into a Yoma. The Awakened Claymore takes Raki hostage and tells Clare come out of hiding.[10]

Real warriorEdit

Clare reveals herself. She complies with the Yoma's demand that she throw away her sword. Then the Yoma attacks.[11] The Yoma punches his arm through Clare's abdomen, but Clare carries the Yoma down a cliff. At the bottom, Clare retrieves her sword and slashes off the Yoma's arm, then skull-cap.[12]

Clare pulls out the amputated arm. She uses her Yoma power to regenerate and close the wound.[13]

Clare's flashbackEdit

She tells Raki that she only acted to kill the Yoma, not to save him. But she does ask him if the village exiled him. At first he tries to deny it.[14] But Clare has a flashback. As a very young girl, a Yoma-infected brother killed her parents and then was about to kill her, when an unknown Claymore warrior decapitates him.[15]

Scene 003b
Rescue by unknown warrior

Overheard adult voices imply Clare was exiled, due to fears she was also a Yoma.[16]

New beginningsEdit

Clare asks Raki if he can cook. He says yes and Clare offers him a "job" of being her personal cook, till they find a new home for him.[17]

Additional detailsEdit


  • The stranger who accosts Raki in Egon resembles a younger version of Boss, who appears in the Teresa arc
  • In Yagi's earlier series, Angel Densetsu, the gang leader "Chuji" also resembles the stranger in appearance[18]

Cover artEdit

The front panel of the September 2001 Monthly Shōnen Jump reproduces the color plate of Clare from Scene 001. This illustration is reproduced on pp. 002–003 of Memorabilia.

Monthly Shōnen Jump 09 September 2001
September 2001 Monthly Shōnen Jump


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Monthly Shōnen Jump, September 2001, Claymore, p. 204
  2. Claymore 1, Shueisha, Scene 3, p. 109
  3. Claymore 1, Scene 3, p. 109
  4. Claymore 1, Scene 3, p. 145
  5. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 109–111
  6. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 112–115
  7. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 116–119
  8. Claymore, Scene 3, p. 120
  9. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 122–123
  10. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 124–125
  11. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 126–131
  12. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 134–138
  13. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 140–141
  14. Claymore, Scene 3, p. 143
  15. Claymore, Scene 3, p. 144
  16. Claymore, Scene 3, p. 145
  17. Claymore, Scene 3, pp. 146–147
  18. Angel Densetsu 15, Act 77, p. 7
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