Posted on 13 September 2007 with categories: Claymore


Ugh… the next episode will be horribly boring: Claire vs Priscilla. I’m looking forward to episode 26, though. That’s the one where Priscila has been defeated and Claire needs to be saved. That one does hold potential, and I’m curious as to how the creators will be planning to end this series (because at this point, I am not expecting a second season for this series).

The current episode also wasn’t that bad: there was no fighting. It’s basically an aftermath, in which nearly every character gets an important bit of development. This aftermath would have been even better if the fights around it weren’t so dull, but I’m glad that at least this episode turned out good enough. Even Raki was enjoyable to watch.

Claire also was okay, when compared to the previous episode. It’s logical for her to suppress her awakening as soon as she saw Priscilla. Priscilla, however, was the only one I didn’t like. Her awakening may be explained, but it felt a bit forced if you ask me.

17 Responses

  1. Gabest says:

    In the next episode Claire awakens fully and together with Priscilla they take care of the rest of the claymores. I wish :)

  2. Markis says:

    The anime is so bad right now its not even funny.
    They decided to do the DBZ ending instead of following the manga. What a mess.

  3. sovayfox says:

    yeah, this is nowhere as good as the manga story.

  4. magna says:

    Yep right now they should be showing the random seven year skip after the battle explaining how any of them survived and then going of and tricking riful again :P. Instead we get a horrible rushed ending with a random episode that involves no fighting whatsoever. I completely disagree with the review for this episode. How can you be happy about a filler as the third last episode? If the dumb anime writers are going to end it like this I would at least like a full 2 episodes to enjoy Clair’s fully awakened form!

  5. psgels says:

    Magna: there are two simple reasons why I enjoyed this episode:
    1. I already knew that the creators were going to mess up the ending, so no surprise there.
    2. I hated the fight in the previous episode. I’d rather see characters develop without fighting and the horribly dull one we had to see in the previous episode.
    Basically, I expected nothing, and got something better. ;)

  6. Windspirit says:

    Same thing here.
    Last episode was pure DBZ with dragged stupid fighting. Remember the entire DBZ episodes where the characters were basically exchanging and dodging punches and kicks (so fast you can’t even see them) and flying from top-left corner to bottom-right corner, top-right corner to bottom-left corner, or whatsoever.

    But episode 24 was more character-driven and this is what a lot of people liked in Claymore. Cuz for an action-driven anime, it has solid characters and a very detailed setting. And episode 24 was in these roots, there’s no fighting at all and the characters get a little development, especially Priscilla (didn’t think it was “forced” at all, and quite enjoyed it, actually) and Raki, who finally gets kinda interesting (realising that he’s a good-for-nothing all-talks).

    For the next two episodes, I’m actually expecting something good. After watching episode 23, I was absolutely sure that the ending will be totaly fucked. But episode 24 gave me some hope, and knowing what Madhouse is capable of, there’s possibility to wrap the business in a satisfying way.

    Most of the time, I’m very pessimist (so basically, I’m never disappointed), but this time, get to know why, I’m expecting something…

    Wait and see.

  7. HelixKing says:

    Guys.. and girls there will be a second season. Has it been officially announced there wouldnt? No.
    Also, did it ever come across ur minds that the creators are just slightly twisting the anime, so as to get more character development and perhaps to spark more interests amongst viewers.

    U can all take a big sigh of relief at ep 26 when it has to be continued. However, if i’m ever wrong *blasphemy talk fellas* u can put me out of ur merry christmas cards.

    Oh btw the weather here is pretty cold, maybe i should invest in a thermal blanket

  8. yoshi927 says:

    Even if they make a second season, the entire thing is dead now. They haven’t “slightly twisted” it. It’s freaking dead. Read the manga and you can tell. I would make an analogy between Shakespeare and fanfics to show the difference between the anime and manga right now, but I’m not sure if that’s enough difference. (Mind you, I’m not comparing the manga to Shakespeare. It’s just that much better than the anime)

  9. Scrapple from the Apple says:

    You know, not being an authority figure on Manga, I find you all to be so woefully spoiled it’s crazyI It’s tantamount to movie goers getting pissed off because the storylines of comic book characters brought to life via movies don’t adhere to the storyline of the comics. How can you possibly cover every single nuance of said stories, manga or otherwise? The Claymore series has been one of the best I have ever seen in my life. I’m am a 39 yr old male that is intrigued with this show. Lighten up, won’t you. Please.

  10. psgels says:

    Scrapple: I haven’t read the manga myself, but I still dislike the hanges that were made. The reason for this is simple: how are the creators going to properly close this story with so many threads left open? I want to see how the Dwellers of the Deep will be advancing. I want to see Alicia and Beth. But that seems to be impossible with only two episodes left.

    To add to that, I personally really dislike shounen-clichés, and unfortunately Claymore seems to be heading for an ending that seems to contain every single one of them. Hence my frustrations.

  11. Imverywise says:

    Geh, i dun really care if the anime isnt the same as the manga version…If ppl dont enjoy the anime, stop bothering others with yur replies of frustration and go back to reading yur manga novels ppl

    Yu watch a anime cuz its not the same as manga…if it were the same it would be VERY boring.

    peace!

  12. yoshi927 says:

    Eh, think what you will. :D I might have said it in an inflammatory way, that wasn’t my intention. What I’m trying to stress is that the changes to the anime are all, well, really bad ideas. In this case, following the manga panel for panel would be alot better than what they’re trying to do. And, Imvery- I watch anime because the battle scenes are easier to follow, that’s the only difference to me. We seem to have different philosophies as far as that’s concerned.

  13. galaxyconvoy says:

    Guys, I agree with Helix King. I’ve been thinking for a while now, why they would make the anime diverge from the manga after being so faithful for approx 20+ episodes. One reason might be bad writing, but another is entirely different.
    What if they were going to do a second season? If they followed the manga faithfully and it came out on time they would have to wait at least 1-2 years before they started production on the anime’s 2nd season. That’s because, from what I heard, the manga took a break and won’t start back up until November, when it will be released monthly (Someone plz confirm this). However if in the anime, they dragged out a certain portion arc of the manga, and had it end before the manga finished, they would have material to springboard into the 2nd season, and could quite possibly cut the time to start production in half.
    Just an idea. However, none of that really matters if madhouse completely screws up the ending. I for one, however really liked episode 24, as it was a great improvement over the previous one, and I’m very hopeful about the season/series finally.

  14. shylight says:

    ive never read the magna so i cant say which is better,but when i saw the first episode of claymore i was hooked. im not much for over analysing something i like. but ur annihilating it. believe me ive seen worse. and im a little upset that you would compare it to something like dbz. which quite frankly was a waste of air time. i mean why r u still watching it if its so bad???

  15. yoshi927 says:

    Yeah, the only thing worse than DBZ I can think of? Inuyasha. :D

  16. fubar says:

    2 to 1 odds that it doesn’t end here. As soon as something diverges from its manga counterpart though its always the first assumption. Its not like they had a choice. This was from volume 11 right? So I was able to pick that up the last week of July or was it the first of August? shrug. They would still have 2/3 of 11, 12, and 13 to start a second season with…which with the rate they were going is almost 1/3 of a season. I just watched the raw of 25, not like I could put a spoiler though because THERE ARE NONE. Progress made = about 120 feet literally. My opinion: since Isley has just spent 2 episodes simply standing there he is going to wisk certain people away. Claire gets saved same way which I think is pretty obvious at this point. They may add to it a lil. Then besides a single plot point we are pretty much in the same spot as the manga. I mean all they’ve done is really involve Raki a little bit more and besides that I really don’t see a huge difference.

    Who said you watch an anime because its not the same as a manga? Ok manga people watch the anime because they liked the manga and wanted to watch it animated….and the rest haven’t seen the manga so…..Seriously that point maybe fits 1% of people. Yes now its time to go watch the extremely optimistic “sayonara zetsubou sensei”..which I enjoy so much because of his optimism…………Yes lord of the rings was a boring movie because it was too much like the books….they needed helicopters. Seriously there is a fine line between reality and fantasy find it please. Ranters ranting about ranters ranting about ranters = me ftl!

Leave a Reply

Shoutbox

Name:
Email:
For:  
Mail will not be published
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Jul 26. 2014 12:10 AM)
    @Mike Yeah he’s posted in the chatbox about how he’s really busy in his personal life. I think he just got married or something? I know he’s busy with something involving his significant other. He said he’s planning to come back by the fall season.
  • Mike
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 11:21 PM)
    Has anyone had word on psgels?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 11:04 PM)
    Pacific rim is getting a sequel and an animated series also I believe.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 07:24 PM)
    I enjoyed Pacific rim once it got going and the action scenes/visual end of it were impressive, but the first half was dull, the acting was mediocre for the most part and the dialogue was poor, the cheesiness/camp factor didn’t always work for me.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 07:20 PM)
    I never really gave the live action turtles adaptations much attention when I was younger but I do remember a turtles arcade game.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:38 PM)
    @K-Off, I don’t know about that. I watched Pacfic rim and that was a show about giant robots fighting monsters. And that bored me to tears.
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:28 PM)
    @Aidan Now, there’s a series Del Toro should have been in charge of; Transformers. His campy style of directing would have really complemented the G1 transformers.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:26 PM)
    I thought the first transformers movie was nice popcorn entertainment. But it did not deserve three goddamn sequels. Should have just stuck with one and left it at that.
    As for the TMNT movie, the minute I saw it was live action I thought “Not a hope in hell of this being remotely good.”
  • K-Off
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:08 PM)
    I grew up watching the cartoons as well, but my main interest were always the video games. Turtles in Time, ftw.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Jul 25. 2014 04:05 PM)
    @K-off: I grew up with the 80s cartoon of that also =)

1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · »

Featured Posts

Clipboard03

Mushishi – 07

Now this was such a beautiful episode. We often see Mushi portrayed as parasites. In fact, they are pretty much based on the insects and viruses of their world. There probably are enough real viruses and insects living in the Mushishi world, but they just aren’t the focus of the series. Anyway, what they did […]

Clipboard04

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders – 06 & 07

This is where this arc gets weird. We’re still in adventure modus, however in these two episodes Jotaro not only meets some of the most bizarre Stand users, it’s also done in the most camp way possible. You can see a clear difference with the first two seasons of Jojo: there it was all about […]

Clipboard01

Ping Pong – 05 & 06

Episodes 05 and 06 are dedicated to character-development. It’s here where Ping Pong shows that it also knows its stuff in terms of storytelling; the develoment doesn’t start too early or too late, and these two episodes really added depth to all of the different characters, despite that there were no big matches. I’m currently […]

Clipboard01

Mushishi – 03 – 06

I have not forgotten about this show. Not at all. I just finished marathoning these four episodes, and holy cheeseballs on a stick! this is the best anime in years! This was everything I could have hoped for and blows just about everything else out of the water. Talk about raw, powerful storytelling. I now […]

Clipboard03

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – 03 – 05

Jojo really is not kind to its females. Every time a hint is even dropped to a girl kicking ass here, it comes with this weird plot-twist that undermines any fighting potential of them. In this arc, it’s the rule that says that your stand will kill you if youaren’t strong enough. And so, Joseph’s […]

Clipboard01

Ping Pong – 03 & 04

The opening of Ping Pong wasn’t done in time, so the first two episodes showed a sortof montage as a placeholder. Now we know why, with episode 03 and 04. The creators actually got the single best animator currently in the business to oversee it: Shinya Ohira. This guy understands animation like no other. The […]

Clipboard07

Ping Pong – 02

Yes, I know that more people here were involved in making this series beyond Masaaki Yuasa. It’s written by the creator of Tekkon Kinkreet, Taiyo Mashimoto. That guy is awesome. And the combination between those two makes this series even better. Because here’s the thing: anime is significantly different from manga or light novels. Beyond […]

Clipboard02

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Stardust Crusaders – 02

We can never quite get rid of magic fights at a school, now can we, Jojo. Ah well, I forgive it this time, just due to how hilarious it looks seeing these ridiculously bulky men walk around pretending to be high school students. It’s just so over the top, and yet Jojo sets itself apart […]

Clipboard01

Mushishi Season 2 – 02

Oh yes. This is it. This is what storytelling should be about: telling real stories about real people, all with their own problems that need to be overcome. And this show does that time and time again in just one episode. I still can’t believe how authentic this series is. The thing is, when I […]

Latest Reviews

Clipboard03

Kick Heart

Okay, so I didn’t want to exit 2013 without having seen Masaaki Yuasa’s Kick Heart. It’s only twelve minutes anyway, and I consider him to be one of the best anime directors out there. The story here is pretty silly and mostly serves as a backdrop, so I mostly want to talk about the nature […]

Clipboard01

Kyousogiga Review – 90/100

Everyone’s taste is different, and that’s a wonderful thing because that allows us to have so many different forms of media that all aim toward their own niche. My blog is obviously written from the perspective of my own taste, and even when a show doesn’t cater to it (which is nearly always), I love […]

Clipboard04

Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Lovecome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru Review – 80/100

Noucome! You do not want to know how long I have been waiting for a series like this. More than half a decade, at the very least. Finally a series comes along and puts the incredibly overused harem genre in its place. And it actually does it well. Thank you! So to elaborate: the harem […]

Clipboard01

Pokemon: The Origin Review – 75/100

Normally I try to avoid spoilers with these reviews, but screw it, it’s Pokemon. Pokemon The Origin is a bomb of nostalgia. If you haven’t played Pokemon Red, Blue or Green, then you will not enjoy this one slight bit. This really is made as pure undilluted fanservice for the fans of the first games. […]

Clipboard08

Tamayura – More Aggressive Review – 75/100

I’m not going to dedicate a post for my impression for the final three episodes of this series. It was just too boring to write much about. I guess that that gives a pretty accurate indication of what I think about this series. Right at the start of Tamayura’s second season, I asked one question: […]

Clipboard04

Silver Spoon Review – 86/100

When Noitamina started airing two series per season, it was amazing. It’s a timeslot that on average tends to be aimed at a much older audience than usual, and having two series with the same mentality definitely helped to bring more diversity to anime overall. Unfortunately it’s a schedule that could not be kept up […]

Clipboard07

Yondemasuyo, Azazel-San Z Review – 82,5/100

Reviewing a comedy sequel usually is quite simple: in most cases it just drops the bomb and runs out of inspiration, and in rare cases it actually manages to stay hilarious. The tricky thing with these kinds of series is that you need to remain funny, and you need to have the inspiration for that. […]

Clipboard05

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Review – 81/100

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet tells the storyline of a planet that is completely submerged, with only giant ships residing on the surface, while one of those ships gets visited by this guy and his AI-mecha from this very technologically advanced civilization. Yes, this show is about world building. What this show managed to do […]

Clipboard01

Yahari Ore no Seishun no Love Come wa Machigatteiru Review – 82,5/100

I like surprises, like when a series comes that just turns out to be good against my expectations. Yahari Blahblah from the outside had all the signs to turn into yet another one of those high school comedies: snarky male lead, pointlessly long title that fails at being witty, various other cliched side-characters. And they […]