The last panel of Claymore in the June issue of Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine carried an announcement that the series has come to an end. Furthermore, the preview page for the next issue of the magazine does not include Claymore.
In the issue’s back page where authors have a line of text to communicate with readers, the creator of Claymore, Norihiro Yagi, wrote, "My editor dropped off some of those super-spicy Peyoung noodles that everyone is talking about these days. I tried them, and they did a number on me."
Claymore started life in Monthy Shōnen Jump back in May 2001 before that magazine was cancelled and the series was temporarily moved to Weekly Shōnen Jump before coming to rest in Jump Square. During its lifetime the first 11 volumes of the series were adapted into a TV anime by Madhouse and both the manga and anime have been licensed an released in the west. So far there are 21 volumes of manga with volume 22 due to be released next month.
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