Posted by psgels on 19 June 2007 with categories: El Cazador de la Bruja


Quite an interesting episode this was. The people who were expecting action-packed episodes from El Cazador will probably rejoice, as it’s basically one huge gunfight, though the plot also features some nice progression (in El Cazador-terms, of course).

Usually, Nadie and Ellis would run into a random bystander and they’d end up helping him or her somehow. This time, it’s the opposite when the guy ends up helping Nadie and Ellis escape. Remember the blue guys from the previous episode? Well, let’s just say that they aren’t as passive as Ricardo and LA, as they waste no time launching an all-out attack on the couple. Nadie then runs into an armoured car, and she gets the driver to help them escape. He’s a bit of a lazy guy this time. He likes weapons and computers, but he’s basically your average armed nerd.

With this episode, I also realized that Ellis is being guided by the rock she carries. It’s also interesting to see how she reacts to the people that are after her life, she doesn’t seem to worry at all. I also liked the use of phones in this episode, when Nadie kept looking for ways to contact Blue-Eyes (did she really forget to bring something as important as a mobile phone with her? ^^;).

Also, remember the mysterious woman that appeared alongside Blue-Eyes during the OP? Well, her identity is revealed: it’s Blue-Eyes herself, with her hair down and a different outfit. LA, meanwhile, “obtained” a new hat and managed to catch up to Nadie and Ellis again, while Ricardo gets left behind, due to Lilio getting sick, which forces him to take care of her. I wonder what Rozenberg will do when he finds out about the blue guys, because I do believe that he doesn’t like to see Ellis dead.

This episode also introduces two new characters. One is an ally of Blue-Eyes, she also seems to work for her. The second is even more mysterious, as we only see one shot of her, no more.

Near the end of the episode, something interesting also happens. The armoured car has stopped, and the blue guys are shooting at the vehicle from all possible sides. Then, suddenly they’re taken out, but we never see who did it. There are three possible explanations:
– Ellis used her powers in such a way that the blue guys were taken out all at once.
– The above-mentioned woman had something to do with it.
– LA went berserk again. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was hiding in the trunk of Nadie and Ellis’s new car, by the way.

13 Responses

  1. Rimrock says:

    how bout a review on devil may cry?

  2. psgels psgels says:

    I did write a small blurb on Devil May Cry here:
    http://psgels.net/category/other/some-quick-first-impressions/

    And Maria, I’m not sure, maybe I’ll watch it, maybe not. I’m not too big of a fan of sports anime.

  3. nae says:

    I’m constantly surprised by the fact that people didn’t know that was Blue-Eyes. And this is from both the Chinese and English communities. ^^;

  4. Kazu-kun says:

    I’m surprised as well. It was obvious that she was Blue-Eye.

  5. psgels psgels says:

    Obvious for everyone but me, apparently. I really need to pay more attention. -_-

  6. kaei says:

    The blue guys disappeared because it was daybreak. In an earlier phone conversation Blue-eyes had with one of the hooded ladies (voice-acted by Mitsuishi Kotono (!)) the hooded lady says that they are acting on some kind of “tradition of the society” and that they are allowed to do anything during the night. Blue-eyes tells Nadi on the phone that they only need to escape until sunlight appears. So, they got away because they simply managed to survive long enough.

  7. psgels psgels says:

    kaei: ah, thanks for explaining. It does make sense now. It still intruiges me that a show like El Cazador has such a difficult dialogue to understand.

  8. Allexiel says:

    Around min. 20.15 you can see a shadowed character. I had the impression it was Mireille from Noir. Did anyone have the same feeling? *me getting excited*

  9. mizuke says:

    Tacos. Blue eyes liked the costume too but there was no taco song this time. :/ I guess they repeated the songs enough times for us to remember :D or maybe they read these blogs to get how the fans are reacting to the anime and change it accordingly ^-^ or maybe not :P

  10. mizuke says:

    And I thought Nadie might have saved Ortega by not letting Ellie kiss him on the face. I thought LA might have killed him otherwise :D

  11. smiyo says:

    does any1 know where to watch ICE or the OVA eng subbed because i can’t find it anywhere…

  12. psgels psgels says:

    Strange place to ask this, but you can find episode one on Tokyo Toshokan

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  • ratsgnoF
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 03:48 AM)
    How would that be toxic?
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 02:31 AM)
    From a critical perspective it was rock solid. Directing, writing, soundtrack – all were excellent. A great cliffhanger for this arc of the teenage condition.
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 02:27 AM)
    ratsgnoF: thanks, may skim through those later.
    Personal reaction to the finale: welp. Things are a complete mess, Yukino x 8man would be a toxic relationship and Yui x 8man would be far healthier, potentially even good.
  • ratsgnoF
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 01:43 AM)
  • ratsgnoF
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 01:41 AM)
  • ratsgnoF
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 01:40 AM)
    Here are some of the monologues that weren’t really shown in the anime. They’re very well written. https://kyakka.wordpress.com/yahari-light-novel/volume-10/first-memorandum/ https://kyakka.wordpress.com/yahari-light-novel/volume-10/second-memorandum/
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 01:11 AM)
    Ah, then yes, almost certainly. I’d go as far as to expect the author also spends significant time with teenagers to capture their mentality so well.
    I imagine it’d be easier for teens to get emotionally invested, but I’d also say there’s a deeper level they wouldn’t really ‘get’ until older. We can evaluate what we see with a hindsight teens cannot have, so we aren’t worse off for being older.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 12:58 AM)
    Ah yes, the author being like hachiman, thats what I was getting at.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 12:57 AM)
    While watching yahari, one other thing went through my mind “Y’know were I a teenager watching this I can only imagine just how much/even more I’d be getting from this”
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Jul 1. 2015 12:49 AM)
    I’ve only seen first eps for both, but I have hope for Euphonium also being decent on the character front. Plastic Memories looks like it could easily turn out badly and the premiere gave no cause for hope. And I’ve yet to find someone defending it, so unless you’re bored I’d give it a pass.

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