I didn't see a thread for it already, so I thought I'd start one. Who all here loves Claymore in either or both of its forms (manga and anime)? I got hooked on the concept of the series by the first episode of the anime, and by the time episodes two and three came out, I had bought all of the manga that had been released in North America and read them. I'm in love with so many things about this series - art style, characters, setting, pacing, AHH SO GOOD.
A lot of people complain that the pace the mangaka, Norihiro Yagi, writes at is too slow - one chapter per month - but I say all the better for him to pay more attention to detail in his artwork and storytelling. Granted, that makes it so that there won't be enough manga material for a second season of anime for another five years or so, but I think it's worth it for this series.
Favourite characters: Miria, Riful, Clare, Isley, Miata/Clarice (I count those two as a package deal, yes)