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Summary:

In a snowy forest, Priscilla’s clinging to Raki prompts Isley to suggest that it’s Raki’s smell of the south that’s reminding her of her family, though this family had been eaten by a Yoma. The three of them are then passed by a man who warns them not to approach Pieta because of the Claymores gathered – something that suggests the presence of Yoma too. Hearing about the Claymores prompts Raki to push away Priscilla and declare that he has to go to Pieta, but Isley says that they’re headed in the same way and convinces Raki to stay with them for Priscilla’s sake. They then set up camp for the night and when Isley asks, Raki reveals that he’s searching for a Claymore named Clare. Recalling that he wouldn’t be here without her, Raki has decided to protect her. Although he admires Raki’s resolve, Isley questions if Raki has the power to do that, and he takes Raki’s sword for some practice. As he swings the sword around, Isley tells Raki that weak people cling onto words and that people who have power die for those without it. Isley feels that powerlessness is a sin, and as this sinks into Raki’s mind, he asks Isley to teach him how to wield a sword. As a test, Isley swings at Raki’s head, but stops just short of hitting it, and seeing that Raki didn’t even flinch, he agrees to teach him.

Meanwhile, in Pieta, Clare is thinking about Raki, and Flora is spying on Clare, taking particular notice of her right arm. Some of the other Claymores are resting and talking amongst themselves about how they’re not afraid of dying, but rather of Awakening. After Undine expresses her disdain and walks out, Deneve tells the others not to worry because Undine is only feeling on edge. Deneve then pays a visit to the equipment storehouse and finds a very hostile sounding Undine changing in the adjoining room. When she notices the two swords that Undine left in the main room, Deneve asks why one of them has a different emblem. Undine claims that she took it from a Claymore who died, but Deneve knows that a Claymore’s sword usually becomes her gravestone, and she recalls that Undine had held onto the sword so tightly during the battle. Deneve thinks that Undine just acts brashly for the sake of her comrades, and her suspicions are confirmed when she opens the door to the other room and finds Undine shivering and crying in the cold with none of her usual muscles. She then suggests that Undine is terrified of the thought of almost going over her limit, but she doesn’t feel that there’s anything to be ashamed about.

Deneve deduces that Undine had originally been a frail warrior who had relied on a fellow Claymore until that Claymore died. At that point, Undine had taken her friend’s sword and vowed to become stronger than anyone else. Undine starts to get angry about Deneve having figured all that out, but the two are interrupted by Helen arriving in the other room. To prevent Helen from discovering Undine, Deneve goes out and tells her that there’s only livestock feed in the next room. After Helen changes and leaves, Deneve returns to Undine and reveals that she had a sister who gave herself up to a Yoma in order to save her. With her family dead, Deneve had become a defensive-type Claymore who harbored stronger feelings of not wanting to die. In the end, it was Helen telling her that it was natural for them not to want to die because they’re human that brought Deneve from despair and is the reason she’s alive now. Deneve now reminds Undine that she has comrades who can support her, so she doesn’t need to push herself so hard.

During this time, Flora has taken Clare to the outskirts of town and confronts her about her arm. Flora knows all about Irene, but Clare remains silent about it even as Flora gets ready to draw her sword to test its power. However, Jean steps in first because of her debt, and she gets Flora to back down. Since Flora feels that trust is needed for them to fight together, Clare finally reveals how the arm is borrowed from Irene and how she has to keep fighting to kill Priscilla for the sake of the person she lost. Realizing that everyone has their own reason to fight, Flora draws her sword and pledges to live through this together with them, and the other two join her. Back in town, Undine returns to her team, and they try to apologize for earlier and say that they’re not afraid, but Undine now cares more about them recovering from their injuries. Later that night, Helen finds a Claymore outside crying, so she throws the girl an apple and tells her that it’s natural to be afraid because they’re human. Seeing those two, Miria hopes that everyone gathered here can survive, but she worries about the power of Isley.

At that time, Isley has brought Raki back from some exhausting training, and as Raki sleeps, Isley heads deeper into the woods to meet with a man that he identifies as Ligardes. After getting the report on Pieta, Isley orders Ligardes to take the 27 Awakened Beings and annihilate the town.

Preview

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This episode is taking some liberties from the manga (Raki, Isley and Priscilla are camping outside, Flora didn’t fight Clare), but it’s keeping the basic story intact (Ligardes is still sent to annihilate Pieta). As for why they’re doing this, I suspect that they might be setting up for a different ending than the still ongoing manga has; one that perhaps has Raki being reunited with Clare and maybe a battle with Isley and Priscilla. It all depends on if Raki ever actually makes it to Pieta and how the fight with Ligardes and all the Awakened Beings goes. That doesn’t quite explain why they didn’t have Flora fight Clare and why Jean was in that scene too, unless they intend to keep those three alive. In any case, it looks like the Claymores are outnumbered in the upcoming battle against Ligardes and company, and I’m more curious than ever about what direction this story will go now.

August 14, 2007 at 4:08 pm
57 comments »
  • August 14, 2007 at 4:17 pmzetsumei

    WHAT!? No Flora vs Clare -_-; Blah~ that’s a disappiontment right there! “Liberties from the the manga”… that doesn’t sounds good… ; ;

  • August 14, 2007 at 4:18 pmtimoshi huang

    ooh. that’s hot.

  • August 14, 2007 at 4:18 pmSisimu

    Wow. I want to see it. :)
    Why i’m so Baka ? I read the manga now i can’t wait the next episods :(. Raki pls find Clare qickly. oh and who think Raki will be a claymore or just a toy for Priscilla ? :)

  • August 14, 2007 at 4:19 pmmutio

    Ah, so they changed a little from the manga. One of my fav scenes is definately Undines true form, MOE!

  • August 14, 2007 at 4:54 pmZeru

    I do not think that the removal of the Flora vs Clare thing was a “little change” it taught Clare a significant lesson, and also earned her a close friend.

  • August 14, 2007 at 4:56 pmNastharl

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  • August 14, 2007 at 5:18 pmNo One Important

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  • August 14, 2007 at 5:52 pmbob

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  • August 14, 2007 at 6:07 pmzetsumei

    No One Important, I couldn’t agreed with you more.

  • August 14, 2007 at 6:18 pmLeaN

    I think that the flora vc clare thing is a nice way to see whith numbers Clare is now. But for the people who read the manga… this things can be removed…

  • August 14, 2007 at 6:25 pmDiogo

    Sorry, im new here , is there any raw link? /

  • August 14, 2007 at 6:45 pmDiogo

    sorry again
    “Please DO NOT ask or give links to raws/subs/PVs. Instead, please check the Community section on the sidebar for useful links. ”

    im just about to crazy to see that episode that i didnt read the “warn” sorry…

  • August 14, 2007 at 7:50 pmtritoch

    they already do away with the clare/flora skill comparison last episode. They didn’t show the comments the other claymore said about Clares flash sword vs windcutter. So this episode isn’t surprising.. they just took the whole “tidbit”

  • August 14, 2007 at 9:01 pmalex croft

    no Clare vs Flora? these budget cuts need to stop. THIS IS MADHOUSE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

  • August 14, 2007 at 9:17 pmtimoshi huang

    After the first skirmish in the Northern campaign, Flora, #8 challenged Clare, #47 to a duel in order to test her Windcutter sword style against Clare’s Quick Sword technique. It was found that while Windcutter was more powerful and precise, Clare’s Quick Sword was faster.

  • August 14, 2007 at 9:38 pmtanuki

    Well, since they took the time to do all of the Undine with Deneve stuff, I wouldn’t be too surprised if they held off Flora vs Clare until the next episode. If they don’t do it at all, I’m sure they will try to have a substitute moment for the gap.

  • August 14, 2007 at 9:53 pmHangmen

    Though I won’t spoil anything, I’ll say this loud and clear: Show Spoiler ▼

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  • August 14, 2007 at 9:53 pmjohn

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  • August 14, 2007 at 10:48 pmtimoshi huang

    *gasp* cameltoe in pic 9 -v-;;

  • August 14, 2007 at 11:13 pmYUGIMATOMIC ANDROID FROM THE FIFTH DIMENSION OF ABASCON

    big foreheads

  • August 15, 2007 at 12:55 amquigonkenny

    “*gasp* cameltoe in pic 9 -v-;;”

    Uh-oh… Look for the next episode to be changed to a recap episode and numbered 20.5…

  • August 15, 2007 at 12:58 amAron

    They never explain why Priscilla is so attach to Raki in the manga, my guess is he must resemble a family member like a younger or older brother when Priscilla was young and not a claymore yet.

  • August 15, 2007 at 1:04 amTom

    They really shouldn’t taking liberties from the manga, they only reason why Claymore has been so good and exciting is because it stay true to the manga by 90%, I know 26 episode ain’t goner finish the story but the end of the North Invasion seems like a good stop and end the season right there. When writer get more material we can continue later on, that would be the best course to follow in my opinion, create another storyline and ending might not be the best for an anime series like Claymore.

  • August 15, 2007 at 1:11 amTom

    I still have to say Flora’s VA still sound so adorable and cute :D

  • August 15, 2007 at 3:04 amDarkloco

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  • August 15, 2007 at 3:06 amMeh

    Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t find it a big deal that Clare and Flora never fought. Mainly because they can insert it later on. The whole “bonding” thing never really occured to me even after they fought. So… whatever.

    If this show is to end in 26 episodes, I wonder how far it’ll go. The end of the northern campaign seemed like a logical conclusion. But it shouldn’t be long enough for another 6 episodes. Especially with some constant action upcoming, I can’t see them stretch it out for more than 3 episodes. In which case, it’s hard to find a stopping point.
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  • August 15, 2007 at 3:07 amOropherZero

    lol @ Darkloco’s lack of spoiler tags

  • August 15, 2007 at 3:47 amJayars

    > They never explain why Priscilla is so attach to Raki in the manga, my guess is he must resemble a family member like a younger or older brother when Priscilla was young and not a claymore yet.

    I think it’s because of her past. iirc,
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  • August 15, 2007 at 9:04 amTyper

    OMG TAKING LIBERTIES FROM MANGA ALREADY!!!

    Seriously, the production is pretty cheap, the only thing Claymore anime has going for it is the story, if they start chopping the story, it’s going to go to crap.

  • August 15, 2007 at 9:33 amsmbdy

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  • August 15, 2007 at 1:08 pmtimoshi huang

    Hhmm interesting thought.

  • August 15, 2007 at 7:24 pmBrandon

    Here is my deduction
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  • August 15, 2007 at 7:29 pmBrandon

    As with regards to Isley

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  • August 15, 2007 at 8:26 pmJounouchi

    I hope they don’t completly distort the ending like they did with Hellsing. Even if the ending is somewhat decent, knowing the manga kinda ruins it. Can someone answer me this about the manga….Show Spoiler ▼

    Maybe I’m crazy…..who knows :P

  • August 15, 2007 at 8:33 pmJounouchi

    Maybe they should keep it open ended like the Berserk anime…….I wish they would renew that series *sigh*.

  • August 15, 2007 at 8:53 pmHAHAHA

    Speaking of Hellsing… when does the new OVA come out? #3?
    I think Claymore should also do some OVAs when the manga gets farther ahead.

  • August 15, 2007 at 9:26 pmMeh

    To Jounouchi: You’re kidding, right. At the very least, have you noticed there’s a difference in sex?

  • August 15, 2007 at 11:51 pmaries

    where can i find ep 20 subbed?

  • August 16, 2007 at 12:17 amJZ

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  • August 16, 2007 at 2:22 amGeko

    Curios but ya episode 20 subbed any one?

  • August 16, 2007 at 5:40 amCklaighe

    Well, i heard the plan for Claymore was 52 episodes ain’t it.. dunno where i read it though… why did they cut it to half? :(

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    If their cutting the series at 26 then they should have ended the series in the End of Invasion of Pieta.

  • August 16, 2007 at 3:05 pmTori

    Aww man I would have love to see the fight between Flora and Clare but I remember reading somewhere that it would have minor changes from the manga to fit the plot/timing issues with the anime. Though I do like the thought of keeping Jean and flora alive, even if they are all expendable bodies doesnt mean they should all die so quickly. Though at this rate I would say it would have to take a different route if not the fork in the road issue on the manga publishing slower then the anime. So only time would tell….*sigh* I still can’t wait.

    Thanks for the blog

  • August 16, 2007 at 3:23 pmjounouchi

    Hahaha Hellsing OVA 3 already came out subbed. If u want i can send it to u to download.
    And to Meh….besides the gender difference everything else fits. Lonely child becomes a Claymore.

  • August 16, 2007 at 5:58 pmRyukotse

    Clare doesn’t fight with Flora because it is Miria who she battles with after the 7 years. Think smarter about it Zetsumei.

  • August 16, 2007 at 5:58 pmRyukotse

    Excuse me… but they do it to see who is stronger.

  • August 16, 2007 at 7:34 pmme

    I can’t stand people that are like “OMG CAMEL TOE CAMEL TOE CAMEL TOE, I Feel as though i may actually get laid for once in my life, who cares that its just an anime” when its just a line in the outfit…

  • August 16, 2007 at 7:36 pmme

    Ten bucks they are gonna have the Awakened being falling like flies except for a few of them next episode…

  • August 16, 2007 at 9:51 pmangelpalm

    why was the seen with flora ommitted?

    why is her voice extra cute?

    people that watch the anime need that kind of stuff I guess, for the casual viewer

  • August 17, 2007 at 6:12 amNasu

    Spoiler

    Books 11 and 12 are out in Japan. Book number 13 comes out on October 4.
    The manga is printed every month in Shonen Jump, the monthly version (not the weekly version).

    Book 10
    Flora is killed at the end of book 10 by Shisiou Regarudo.

    Book 11
    Clare and the other Claymores fight him.
    Clare eventually defeats Regarudo but awakens in the process.
    Jean sacrifices her life to help Clare return to her human form.

    Alicia is introduced along side Beth.
    I don’t recall Alicia being introduced in the Manga or Anime as of yet, so this is the first appearance.

    The organiziation finally reveals a big secret.
    It has developed a way for a claymore to awaken and still be under control of the organization. It is called 精神の共有 in Japanese which roughly translates into a spirtitual/mental partnership. Not to sure how to translate it. But anyway,
    one of the Claymores awakens and completly annihilates the oncoming Voracious Eaters, while the other Claymore controls the emotions etc that cause a Claymore to awaken and go out of control. Kind of like twins. Not a very good description because I am still in the middle of trying to completely understand the manga.

    Rucielle of the South and Easley of Alphonse fight. They are two of the three Dwellers of the Deep in the anime.

    Book 12
    They fight and Easley nearly kills Rucielle. However, she manages to get away.

    Rucielle runs away to a river where she returns to her human form.
    Rucielle meets her sister, Raphaela, organizations #5.
    Raphaella kills her sister and that is the end of one of the Dwellers of the Deep.

    Clare and Milia fight. It is a draw.

    The Claymores then head to Pieta looking for Raki.

    The Claymores end up meeting Riful of the West on the way and fight her.
    The end of book 12 end with a Claymore just before she delivers the final blow to Riful….or does she?

    Book 13 is out on October 4th!! Can’t wait to read it.
    The way the monthly comic is going, it doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon but the anime may. Similar to Fullmetal Alchemist, the anime is finished but the manga is still running. Claymore started in 2001.

  • August 17, 2007 at 6:15 amNasu

    Show Spoiler ▼

    Books 11 and 12 are out in Japan. Book number 13 comes out on October 4.
    The manga is printed every month in Shonen Jump, the monthly version (not the weekly version).

    Book 10
    Flora is killed at the end of book 10 by Shisiou Regarudo.

    Book 11
    Clare and the other Claymores fight him.
    Clare eventually defeats Regarudo but awakens in the process.
    Jean sacrifices her life to help Clare return to her human form.

    Alicia is introduced along side Beth.
    I don’t recall Alicia being introduced in the Manga or Anime as of yet, so this is the first appearance.

    The organiziation finally reveals a big secret.
    It has developed a way for a claymore to awaken and still be under control of the organization. It is called 精神の共有 in Japanese which roughly translates into a spirtitual/mental partnership. Not to sure how to translate it. But anyway,
    one of the Claymores awakens and completly annihilates the oncoming Voracious Eaters, while the other Claymore controls the emotions etc that cause a Claymore to awaken and go out of control. Kind of like twins. Not a very good description because I am still in the middle of trying to completely understand the manga.

    Rucielle of the South and Easley of Alphonse fight. They are two of the three Dwellers of the Deep in the anime.

    Book 12
    They fight and Easley nearly kills Rucielle. However, she manages to get away.

    Rucielle runs away to a river where she returns to her human form.
    Rucielle meets her sister, Raphaela, organizations #5.
    Raphaella kills her sister and that is the end of one of the Dwellers of the Deep.

    Clare and Milia fight. It is a draw.

    The Claymores then head to Pieta looking for Raki.

    The Claymores end up meeting Riful of the West on the way and fight her.
    The end of book 12 end with a Claymore just before she delivers the final blow to Riful….or does she?

    Book 13 is out on October 4th!! Can’t wait to read it.
    The way the monthly comic is going, it doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon but the anime may. Similar to Fullmetal Alchemist, the anime is finished but the manga is still running. Claymore started in 2001.

  • August 17, 2007 at 11:52 amYogi Bear

    when is hellsing ova 4 coming out?…. and does anybody know where i could get episode 20 claymore plz I BEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (IMPORTANT)

  • August 17, 2007 at 11:16 pmL

    Is 26 episodes the confirmed number or something? I was checking wiki few months ago and it said 26 but now wiki has that changed so yeah…

    I haven’t read the manga before so I don’t know if they can fit everything in 6 episodes even if they are changing the ending around a bit.

  • August 18, 2007 at 12:08 amap

    I like their eyes’ designs.

  • August 18, 2007 at 3:30 amIdiotikiss

    ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MANGA?

  • August 18, 2007 at 9:13 amchinkysquintyasianwhore

    everybody haaaates chinks……squinty eyed fools.

  • August 18, 2007 at 3:46 pmix

    Flora vs. Clare should not be included in the first place because having them fight right before a massive onslaught is rather foolish if you think about it. Why waste your strength proving your abilities when the real enemy can attack at any moment?

    Besides Flora’s windcutter seems superior to Clare’s flash sword if you didn’t read the manga. You pretty much never see Flora’s sword leave her sheath in battle. (May an ocassional flicker of her arm.) On the other hand, you see Clare’s hand move wildly about to get the flash sword going.

    Also, confirming that Clare’s and Flora’s fighting strength is on par seems quite a stretch to me. It would be as if Clare obtained the hand of God and now has the power to smite everyone she pleases. I don’t know about anyone else, but I would feel uneasy if this was truly the case.

  • August 18, 2007 at 6:43 pmYogi Bear

    yo guys big claymore fan here and i was just wondering when is episode 20 coming i thaght they said its coming out august 14 but i didn’t see any downloads for it if any body knows where i could get a link for episode 20 plz let me know…….ps Don’t Fuck With me I am not playing when it comes to this shit