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School
School
Studio drawing of school

VIZ Media name

N/A

Variant

Unknown

Original name

N/A

Leader

Unknown

Status

Defunct

Ties

Organization

Duties

Education of trainees

Report to

Unknown

Quote

This isn't a playground.[1]

First appearance

Extra Scene 4, Anime Scene 2

EtymologyEdit

The school is unnamed by characters in both the manga and anime.

DescriptionEdit

InstructorsEdit

The 教官[2] (instructor) appears to be an exception to the all black clothing rule.[3][4]

Clare's Instructor
Clare's instructor

TraineesEdit

A student is called a 訓練生[5] Kunren-sei (trainee).

Clare as trainee
Clare as trainee
The trainees wear the standard shirt and leggings, together with a symbolless dicky, as their uniform. An exception to the standard uniform is the uniform of the Twin Trainees, whose backless shirt and low-rise shorts are designed to permit shapeshifting.[6]

CampusEdit

Located at Organization Headquarters in Sutafu. Little is shown of facilities. A gymnasium where sword training takes place is shown.[7]

Anime shows a dormitory resembling a prison lit by hanging chandeliers in a great cavern.[8] Also, village ruins in an unknown locale is used for the trainees' final test.[9]

HistoryEdit

TeresaEdit

At a forest pond, an exiled Rafaela meets a young runaway trainee, Teresa, and her instructor.[10]

Clare and ElenaEdit

Clare agonizes as her Yoma implant transforms her body. The pain is such that she and Elena can only sleep by embracing each other.[11]

Claymore Clare and Elena at School00:17

Claymore Clare and Elena at School


School in anime

Iron resolveEdit

A teen-aged Clare is attending class.[12]

Her sister trainees wonder aloud about rumors that Clare has Teresa's flesh. To test Clare, one trainee starts a sparring match with Claymore swords with her, but Rubel breaks it up.[13]

Final testEdit

On site in a ruined village, Clare's Instructor announces the test to 10 trainees, among which are Clare and the unnamed rival she fought earlier. The group is divided into two teams. They are to fight under realistic conditions.[14]

SurpriseEdit

Clare wanders away from her team and runs into her old rival. While the two fight, Clare discovers all the other trainees are dead.[15]

The two survivors are attacked by a Yoma. Clare's rival is wounded by the Yoma.[16]

Despite the girl's protests, Clare drags her into a building.[17]

HuntEdit

The Yoma searches for the two trainees. He spots long hair hanging at a window's edge. He strikes through the building with extensible claws.[18]

With his claws caught in the wall, Clare appears behind him and cuts his skull in two. Outside the village, the instructor and Rubel witness Clare helping her former enemy leave the village.[19]

RebellionEdit

One of the Twin Trainees breaks into Raki's prison cell. She tests him by making a mock attack with her tentacles.[20]

AudienceEdit

As other trainees watch, Raki leaps outside and grabs a sword. He deflects Twin's attacks. Then someone throws a sword to her. Now her sister joins sword-fight.[21]

But he stops fight and explains who he is. He also realizes that everyone has a training sword.[22]

Another trainee explains they are runaways, fleeing the Organization.[23]

Later, Raki tells the Claymore rebels that Organization personnel fled Headquarters when the three resurrected warriors awakened.[24]

Additional detailsEdit

  • Behavior and situations of the trainees are similar to the high school students of Norihiro Yagi's earlier series, Angel Densetsu

ReferencesEdit

Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 168
  2. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 678
  3. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 18
  4. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 170
  5. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 678
  6. Claymore 19, Scene 107, pp. 160–162
  7. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 162
  8. Claymore, Anime Scene 2
  9. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 170
  10. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 16
  11. Claymore, Anime Scene 2
  12. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 162
  13. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, pp. 162–168
  14. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 173
  15. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p.
  16. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 179
  17. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 181
  18. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, pp. 183–184
  19. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, pp. 186–187
  20. Claymore 21, Scene 114, p. 36
  21. Claymore 21, Scene 115, pp. 41–44
  22. Claymore '21', Scene 115, pp. 46–47
  23. Claymore 21, Scene 115, p. 49
  24. Jump SQ, June 2012, Claymore, Scene 126, pp. 240–241

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