Yes, I know I had only posted one entry so far. ^^;; Therefore, this is my very first attempt on writing an entry for anime. It's going to be really hard for me. T~T Hope yuu don't mind if it's banal. :P
Episode 16 starts with Clare arriving at the mountains of Zakol. While checking around the place and the many rods around her that emit those faint yoki, she was attacked unaware by four small-fry yoma.
Of course, as usual she slashed three of them off without breaking much sweat.
The remained one tried to escape upon realizing that Clare is superior against him. However, he only ended up got crushed to death by Duff. Duff couldn't move much except for waist to top as the cave was pretty narrow. Clare's first attempt to slash his face didn't work as Duff has armour-like tough skin. She attempted again with multi-slash trying to break through the "armour". Duff then caught her sword with his eyelid! He then accidentally released the sword and Clare dashed forward to grab hold of it. Clare then unleashed the quick sword.
We get to see and hear more of Riful in this episode. The scene move back to the bottom of the ruin-like cave. Riful was judging the situation between Duff and Clare with her yoki detection. A short conversation exchanged between Jeane and her.
It is quite sad to see Claymores being dismissed of their being as a human when they claimed themselves as so. Even though they are half-yoma and half-human, they were originally human and they had been fighting on the side of the human. However, in the perspective of normal human, they are seen as monster and often they would choose not to meet any Claymores if possible even though they are protected by them.
The scene goes back to Clare and Duff. Duff managed to hit Clare with his rods and crushed her bones. Just when he was about to strip her, Galatea appeared.
I had been waiting very long for her appearance. I like how cool she displayed herself when she walked away from the shadow manly (yes, I know majority of the Claymores had been really cold and manly too).
I like how the effect used in the anime when Galatea aligned her yoki with Duff to control his action. I also like the scene where she walked off calmly and slowly, carrying Clare in her arms while Duff tried to hit her with rods consecutively. Of course, none of them hit her. Duff then hit some rocks on top to closed the opening to prevent them from leaving. Galatea's attitude amused me a little when she sarcastically commented that Duff's brain appeared to be functioning. LOL.
Bravo! Galatea found Duff's weak point and attacked.
Clare is amazed with Galatea's ability and acknowledged her strength and rank as single digit.
Galatea in a pinch after Duff was given hint by Riful on how to hit effectively.
Galatea received the first blow of the rod.
I get very excited to see Clare going over the limit even though her turning back is predictably. I am always expecting what sort of skills will be unleased upon going over the limit and also the reaction of those who doesn't know about being able to return to normal after surpassing the limit.
The three Abyssal Ones from North, West and South. It would be awesome to see the three of them fighting each other at the same time. Sadly, that scene is not going to realize. :(
Kiss the ground Clare if yuu don't behave nicely!
I like to see them releasing their yoki to increase their strength and speed even though their appearance turned into a little beastily.
I should feel very anxious watching the part where Jeane is fighting to hold back from releasing her yoki. However, reading the manga in advance really spoils all the fun. :( But luckily that does not kill all the suspense. I can still feel it gripping me a little at the end of the episode even though knowing what will happen next. Perhaps it is because I am just thirsting for more. :P
Clare arriving at the bottom of the "chamber" and is shocked with what she seen.
As yuu can notice, I kinda stop elaborating with the plot of the episode. Hahah. I guess that approach is really dry. I will try another way of writing next entry. ;)