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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  • Bam
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 05:54 AM)
    The episode was alright and felt dense as I watched it, but in hindsight only really moved the plot forward incrementally. Lancer not untying Tohsaka as soon as he killed Kirei and then not killing Shinji when he clearly had the chance left a bad taste in my mouth. That and Shirou’s heavy plot armor at this point is becoming reminiscent of another famous anime dual-wielder. Not a compliment.
  • Bam
    (Monday, May 25. 2015 05:46 AM)
    UBW 20 felt like another rendition of Eva 26 (Take care of yourself), complete with character analysis, battle with one’s Jungian Shadow, and loosely Buddhist ideas of self-actualization. It even featured the repetitive monologue shots that fade to black (with “I saw Hell” instead of Rei’s “Sky. Red, red sky”). It never went as far as Eva with “which way is up?” type of Soliloquy, but that’s probably a good thing.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:48 AM)
    Ashura was an excellent example of how to through anime illicit and emotional response in an honest, non-melodramatic way.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:46 AM)
    @Bam: I’d be more than happy to take a look at some of those shorts anytime.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:44 AM)
    @Emma: there’s a lot of European animators that got active in the last 10 years or so that are really reinvigorating their animation scene, and every now and then I get introduced to some fabulous shorts.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:40 AM)
    @Emma: no I don’t really mind gory ‘for the fuck of it’ violence, I even like it in some grindhouse type of works, but I just don’t think it’s always effective as a shock factor. Live-action is the most sympathetic for obvious reasons, but there are animated works that do elicit a deep response. Probably because of circumstances but also the details of the in-between animation, which can induce certain feelings of disgust.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:39 AM)
    *here and there
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:35 AM)
    @Bam: I really wish there was more arthouse anime now to give some kind of a balance to everything thats out these days.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:33 AM)
    Now I like my exploitation every so often, but yes Bam I really do wish that adult and mature storytelling could be better associated with truly, more pure mature themes.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, May 24. 2015 05:25 AM)
    I get choked up over Bergmans cries and whisper and Autumn sonata, I look back on a work by Key and Jun Maeda and wonder, think of how silly it looks to me now.

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