You're totally right, we never saw Jean's torso. It was shadow-censored the whole time. Really cheap technique as far as I'm concerned.
The Claymore series holds a "Loli=ok. All else=naughty" approach. They'll show a young clare full nude, but once breasts are grown it becomes naughty and not showable.
Which reminds me: Anything think there have been claymore with balance problems while fighting due to overly large breasts? >_>
I don't recall ever seeing nekkid young Clair. Their major rule is "If it's already awakened, then all bets are off." They just barely avoided showing the finer lips several times within the recent chapters.
There are fanfics that ask the very same question though.
Also, all we get to see is naked back, no fronts. Claymore is a shonen yet has a considerable lack of nude women. I just finished the anime and was like LAME, I wanted to get a good look at Jeane and I didnt.
That's TV censorship for you. Even in Japan they do have censorship. That's why the manga is better at time like this! I don't know how the other (bolder) anime series have frontal nude scenes. I guess its cut before its aired on TV.
Hate to break it to you, but the entire point of this discussion is why the front of Claymores are never shown until after they have awoken. We've never seen belly button nor breast.
Clare got a wound from protecing the boy, after that, at night her boss looks at her wound, and say "it looks ok", if I remember this right. She could check it out herself, why the boss bothered?
I think part of youma is shown on their belly. And I think that's why, they never take off their under-clothes, and we never see them change it, ONLY when it's damanged.
Mingled among the sheep there is a wolf--
And by his own lonely fangs he is rent.
kid: He was there to bring her a new outfit.
But I have a better question:
Are we sure he was looking at the wound we think he was? can I point out something?
Note his eyes!