Posted by psgels on 20 September 2007 with categories: Claymore


Okay, that turned out better than expected. Claymore is still nowhere near its old level, but I liked how Claire only played a relatively small role in this episode. I didn’t like how Priscilla didn’t just kill everyone like she did with Teresa and the others, and that power-up of hers wasn’t really necessary at all (she already was the strongest, what’s the point in making her even stronger?), but Raki, Jeane, Miria, Helen and Deneve were great to watch. But yeah, you know you’ve got a problem when the side-characters turn out more interesting than the main ones.

Still, the big question remains: is the next episode really going to deliver? The episode ends with Raki screaming, which obviously is going to have some effect on both of Claire and Priscilla. Still, I do fear that the next episode is going to end with a dead Priscilla. It’s not like the current fight against Priscilla is bad or anything, but it just looks way too much like those other overblown fights in shounen-series where the two strongest X end up fighting, taking way too much episodes to do so, only for an even more powerful enemy to appear later.

This isn’t the first time I’ve been whining about Claymore, and every time I’ve been proven wrong by the climax of each respective fight. Now that the creators have deviated from the manga-storyline, will this trend continue, or do they just lack the skills to come up with a gripping storyline that the manga-writers had?

It’s just a shame that the anime is going to end in one episode. There’s so much potential in the characters who haven’t been developed yet. I actually don’t mind waiting a few years for the second season. Gunslinger Girl did it, and I’m really looking forward to its second season right now.

5 Responses

  1. Markis says:

    Actually, from what i heard, Norihiro Yagi does everything by himself and thats one of the reasons the manga is montly.

  2. Gabest says:

    Oh, the last episode comes next? A few nice cars, perhaps?

  3. Matrim says:

    The episode was better than expected but it could have been much better if they hadn’t resorted to the beaten to death cliche of “the villain would rather toy with his/her enemies for hours rather than kill them which in end will be his/her downfall”. Priscilla hates Teresa, she thinks Claire is Teresa but for soem reason she’d much rather be torturing Miria and co than bother to kill “Teresa” ASAP. WTF?

    At least awakened Priscilla is so much cooler than “save me Raki!”, Priscilla and for once the fight was actually nice to watch, rather than too dark or boring.

  4. kiseki gurl says:

    “I actually don’t mind waiting a few years for the second season.”

    Actually if there was a second season we’d have to wait at least 5 years minimum. I don’t mind waiting either but it’s not really fair to guys like you (who haven’t read the manga, right?). I remember the first thing someone told me about Claymore was “I hope it doesn’t end like Berserk” which is precisely what the ending’s gonna be like if they followed the manga all the way.

    I know the ending isn’t the most original but I’m enjoying it so far. I’m just hoping Madhouse doesn’t pull out a WTF on us next week (or pull another School Days boat o.O).

  5. Chris says:

    The volcano collapses, everybody dies.

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