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Episode 18
Anime Episode 18
Romaji Kita no senran I
Kana 北の戦乱 I
English Title The Carnage in the North Part 1
Japan Air Date 31 July 2007
English Air Date 10 March 2009
Episode 18
Opening Song Raison d’être
Ending Song Danzai no Hana~Guilty Sky
Episode Guide
The Witch's Maw Part 3
The Carnage in the North Part 2

The Carnage in the North Part 1 (北の戦乱 I, Kita no senran I) is the 18th episode of the Claymore anime series. It first aired on July 31, 2007.


The eighteenth anime episode of Claymore adapted from the manga by Norihiro Yagi. The episode was first broadcast on July 31, 2007, and was directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. It was dubbed by Funimation and released on DVD Volume 4 on March 10, 2009.


After Galatea leaves, Clare also proceeds on her journey, followed by Jean who owes her after she was saved. In the forest, Rubel and Rafaela confront Clare and Jean, and Rubel gives Clare the mission to go to the northern lands along with twenty-three other Claymores to hunt various Awakened Beings that gathered there. He also mentions that Raki has gone there, giving Clare even more incentive to go. Of course, Jean insists and is sent along as well.

Once there, Clare is reunited with Miria, Helen, and Deneve. The twenty-four gathered Claymores divide into five teams, led by Flora, Undine, Veronica, Jean, and Miria. Later that night, Clare meets up with the rest of the Paburo Hunting Party in a nearby cave to discuss what has happened since their last meeting. However, Jean appears and is initially unwelcome (mostly by Helen) but is allowed into the group because of her half-Awakened status which was the secret that Mira, Deneve, Helen, and Clare are keeping. Clare then tells Miria, Deneve, and Helen about her encounter with Riful, but then asks about the northern mission's chances of success. Miria replies that the chances of success are zero because the Abyssal One of the North, Isley, is the leader behind the gathered Awakened Beings. The entire mission is simply a gambit to buy time for the Organization to come up with a much more foolproof plan to defend themselves.

Unfortunately, while all the Claymores are resting, three Awakened Being scouts sneak up upon Pieta and attack. They manage to kill several civilians before the warriors can regroup themselves, but Miria deftly identifies the creatures' positions and organizes the teams. Jean's team attacks the blindfolded Awakened Being while Flora's team is sent after the hooded Awakened Being.

Charging in quickly, Flora tries to kill the hooded Awakened Being with her Windcutter, but he alters her attack using Yoki Synchronization and then takes control of Carla. Clare, however, unleashes her Quicksword and forces the creature to shed its human disguise. However, things are not going so well for Jean, whose team is already down. Due to the circumstances, Veronica's team appears to aid Jean whie Undine's team goes to aid Flora's.


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