Episode 3 Title
The Darkness in Paradise

Mahoroba no yami



Japan Air Date

April 17, 2007

English Air Date

October 6, 2008



Opening Song

Raison d’être

Ending Song

Danzai no Hana~Guilty Sky

Episode Guide
The Black Card
Clare's Awakening

The Darkness in Paradise (まほろばの闇, Mahoroba no yami) is the 3nd episode of the Claymore anime series. It first aired on April 17, 2007.


The third anime episode of Claymore, adapted from the manga by Norihiro Yagi. The episode was first broadcast on April 17, 2007 and was directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. It was dubbed by Funimation and released on DVD Volume 1 in 06 October 2008.


After Elena's death, Rubel sends Clare to Rabona on her next job. However, Rabona does not allow any unnatural creatures to enter, including Claymores, so Clare has to use a Yoki-suppressing pill in order to keep her identity a secret. Unfortunately, this makes her lose the ability to sense the Yoma and she'll have to search the hard way. She and Raki enter the Holy City under the guise of a brother and sister looking to sell some items. They head to the church and meet with the Father Vincent, the man who sent for the Claymores' help. Later that night, Clare meets with him again and, after gaining little information, asks him to take care of Raki if she dies. She leaves but is ambushed by Galk and Sid, two guards who suspect her of being a Claymore.

The next morning, the soldiers enter Clare and Raki's room and accuse Clare of being a Claymore. They see Clare's eyes are brown, not silver, but still suspect her, though Raki manages to convince them she is just a normal girl. She again meets with Father Vincent and tells him she believes the Yoma is a "Voracious Eater" and that she will hunt for it again at night. When night falls, Clare leaves in search of the Yoma but is once again attacked by Galk and Sid. After a brief skirmish, they hear a scream from the Cathedral. Clare heads there, but she is unable to sense the Yoma and is attacked. Galk and Sid order and try to help but have to be saved by Clare. During the battle, she is impaled by the Yoma's extendable nails and goes limp.


New CharactersEdit

Trivia Edit

  • When paying close attention one can notice that as Raki tells Clare to be careful, her right eye has its usual cold stare; however, the reflection of her left eye shows normal human emotion.

Anime and Manga differencesEdit

Arc NavigationEdit

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