Well, I figured that most of the Claymores were going to be bite it, but I’m still not sure which ones bit it specifically due to the Lion King’s rampage. I’m guessing that only the gals in Clare’s little cabal have survived this assault? I bet they’re all thinking that it would’ve been a good idea to ally with Riful right about now. Work smarter, not harder… then double-cross her when she lets her guard down.
Even if’s a little distracting that seemingly half of the male cast is voiced by the same guy doing Raki, there’s an amazing sense of tension hanging over him for his little sub-plot. You get the sense that he’d be a splotch of guts in the snow, right now, if he actually realized the depth of the shit he’s in. I’m really less surprised that Priscilla’s still bound to her flesh-eating ways as I am by how Raki didn’t find that out because she was chowing down on him. The reasonable guess is that she senses his Yoma-related family tragedy and sympathizes with it. The entertaining guess is that all these strong women in this world just find this pliant, emotional guy to be ferociously attractive boy toy material.
We’ve got five episodes left and there’s a tall order of things I’d like to see resolved in that time. Judging by my experience, though, and by the warnings of you lunatics, I’m starting to get the sinking feeling that little of what I want is probably going to be resolved in any satisfactory way. Maybe I ought to just to say (preemptively) that perhaps it just isn't a good idea to adapt a manga into an anime when the print series still hasn’t finished yet? It seems to be a frequent source of shows losing their way.
Watch this episode "Invasion of Pieta (Part 1)" below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.