Posted by psgels on 9 August 2007 with categories: Claymore


Heh, I couldn’t help but find the second half of this episode amusing. I never thought that the writers would be stupid enough to pull such a cheesy twist as that one. Ah well, the next part of the manga is supposed to be the best part of the entire series, so it’ll be interesting to see where the creators can take it. Still, letting Raki literally fall into Priscilla? It feels a bit like a bad soap, to suddenly bring Claire’s best friend and worst enemy together.

Still, the first half was pure win. Both fights against the awakened beings were really good, and especially Undine got a great dose of character-development. Right now, we know that she isn’t a bad character. She cares for casualties, and she often likes to head into things alone, to not be indebted to anyone. She’s just like Helen, that she doesn’t really show any politeness. I also liked how Claire and Deneve stole the show with their unusual skills.

Veronica and Cynthia also get more development than I originally thought. They both seem to be defensive types, and they sure proved a great help for Jeane, who needed time to charge her drill-sword (how did she call it again?). I really hope to see more of the two of them, as they really seem like interesting characters. This fight was definitely meant to bring the entire group of Claymore closer together (surprisingly, there were no casualties). Helen, and the more useless claymores all were awesome as well. The only two who disappointed were Flora and Miria, simply because Flora hasn’t really shown any of her trump cards yet, and we didn’t get to see how Miria slaughtered her opponent.

It’s also interesting. I never really thought about it, but awakened beings can adjust their appearances to their will. Riful obviously wasn’t a little kid when she awakened, and Priscilla has now also taken on a new form. It’s interesting how they al chose cute and innocent forms. We’ve seen two awakened beings who go as little girls, Priscilla turned into a teenager and Isley is a pretty bishounen. I wonder what the one from the South chose for her appearance. Will we see her as well, by the way?

It’s also ironic that Priscilla finds that Raki smells good, as the scent basically indirectly comes from Teresa. I assume that she’s grateful to her now, because she caused her to awaken.

8 Responses

  1. saris says:

    Yeah, Undine…she act tough outside but soft inside.

    Actually,it’s not like the awakened beings can adjust the appearances as they want. Riful looks like that because she awakened at the young age as she is the youngest awakened claymore in their history. If you see a certain claymore later in the manga you won’t be surprised there really is a KID in claymore organization. Priscilla just kind of losing her memory and become like that. So I think Isley too looks like what he is before awakened as well.

    If they follow the manga faithfully, I think you will see Flora’s technique in the next episode. And the third Abyssal ones….she may show up around episode 24 up, I guess.

  2. soavifox says:

    there are only 26 eps from what I read. I am surprised no one died. I could have sworn with the yoki controller’s power there would have been massive casualties. I am surprised.

  3. hoho says:

    If they don’t have half-awaken Claymore, they all will die.

  4. galaxyconvoy says:

    I think that we should reserve judgement on the second half of this episodes. The writers have shown a knack for using character development, action sequences, and plot twists to create a strong following, so maybe they’re using this meeting between Raki, Priscilla, and Isley(Easley?, in at least one of the fansubs) to set up something big. At least, that’s what I hope.

    One more thing about Raki meeting Priscilla, if we were inclined to believe Clare’s contact with the organization back in episode 17, we all should have seen this one coming. Although, the guy had everything to gain by telling Clare that Raki had gone North (The organization spreading rumors about Clare heading North to get Clare to go North too?), I wasn’t necessarily inclined to believe him.

  5. yoshi927 says:

    Well, it is cheesy, but that was one heck of an “Oh crap!” moment. :D When I heard Priscilla at first, I thought it was Riful.

  6. Jamaipanese says:

    I hate Undine, she is up in front the camera too much, I smell her death.

    The Priscilla Raki scene was the first WTF moment in this anime so far

  7. dontaskshadow says:

    Believe it or not, I saw it coming. How was it possible a town that was completely eradicated by Awakenes, somehow missed a girl. When i saw the face of the other guy, he looked just like Easley’s face from the end of Episode 17. THe name “Priscilla” confirmed my belief.

    Good episode nonetheless.

  8. BeLe says:

    If you’ve read the manga then you’ll know the producers/animators followed it pretty well and I hope they continue doing so. Can’t wait to see the next few episodes (probably 2 or 3 episodes later), it’ll be the climax to this arc. ^^

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