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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
HK, between that flirtation and the spacing of the beds in the hotel room they shared, its obvious to me that Clare was trying to get Raki to make the first move to prove to her that he's worth the effort. Raki was definitely sexually attracted to Clare by the age he is in Rabona, or he wouldn't have got so cute and flustered.
He was just nervous because he was unsure about his new feelings and because Clare was treating him differently. And because he adores her so much he doesn't want to do anything wrong around the girl he loves...
Although of course, he has been living with Clare like a big sister, but that just makes the pairing hotter lol... why should he see her as one or the other?
Last edited by faintsmile1992; November 23, 2011 at 10:06 PM.
Raki lacks something shinji from Evangelion has: A giant EVA
Someone get ~clarakiss from animesuki over her... something tells me this thread would be so much more amusing with her here backing upfaintsmile that Raki
is the lead characteris more popular with female fans.
For the record I hate anime raki for becoming a whinny brat like shinji from NGE however manga Raki is for the most part a very good charactet and has been very badass of late, even though he has no powers and cant kill anyone due to his blunt sword (personally though I wish Roxanne and Cassandra never went at it and instead Roxanne wentto steal Raftelas power and bumped into Raki and found his almost inhuman fighting skills even more interesting but couldnt figure out how/why he was so good, since the plot since Cassandra couldnt speak without saying shit every sentence has become so boring I want Roxanna (or hell even Priscilla or Clare) just to run her through to get her have some new dialog).
Who doesn't like Raki lol. Raki is awesome, for both boys and girls.
And extremely hot! You know what Stephanie Young said in the Funi commentaries!
Last edited by faintsmile1992; March 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM.
I am sure that there are a lot of feminists that don't like Raki because he one of the only important male characters in the story. So i don't think that it depends just on gender.
I personally always liked Raki. Even when he was an annoying little kid.
Last edited by Claymore1; March 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM.
He definitely wasn't annoying when he was a little taller and protecting Clare.
The foundation of Raki and Clare's relationship was Raki having recognized Clare's benevolence even though she didn't outwardly express it. Is this not correct? As for Raki I don't think he's a great character but he's decent
(He's definitely not the worst character in the series in my opinion. That would be Roxanne )
Last edited by claremore; April 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM.
Well Raki saw Clare as lonely, and tried to befriend her. Probably she would have killed Raki at first with that sword, if it weren't for knowing Teresa's punishment - she really hates humans. At first her attitude's more tolerance than benevolence, aided by her projection because of her similar past, she doesn't visibly enjoy his presence around her and attempts to dump him in villages.
There's a reason why Clare smiles at Raki for the first time in Rabona, though he's taller by then so they've been travelling together for some time, its only after he began defending her, and becoming sexually attractive, that she smiles.
All in all, I never hated Raki, but as a kid he talked too much. I dislike that in all males, young & old.
As an adult i flat out like him. He's got a healing quality to his liberally applied foolish smile & can adequately serve to be a significant role player in the future.
His character has been consistent, and like all Claymore characters he is presented as a fallible personality with an upside. That he isn't perfect is what makes him (& all Claymore characters) realistic.
As a kid, this was more obvious than it is yet as an adult. When he was confronted by Helen, he overextended himself foolishly (talked too much,) vs Cid & Galk, he did the same. He then had that scene when he tries to take only the money he needs to ensure Claire would return when she said she would, which was charming, and he was charming again trying not to distract Claire in his contest vs Ophelia. So he had annoying moments & Charming moments as a kid.
As an adult He's mostly been very patient, happy & hasn't presented any real downside to his personality, but I suspect he isn't that bright & may get himself into trouble in the future. I don't agree that his role is to play the Damsel in distress, he has before vs the warrior impersonating Yoma, & I think he will play that role again, but the nature of his character seems to be a humanizing element, not a victim. I suspect he will play a role of ambassador between the continents Warriors & Civilians in the coming chapters & not just set up camp outside the Yoki Wad while playing love songs through a boom box until Clare emerges.
Last edited by gherkin; April 04, 2012 at 05:43 PM.
Where are the Raki fangirls? <.< >.>
In the beginning i didn´t lioke him because he was always so whinny, but now as the Story goes on i have the feeling that he is really Growing up and becoming a good man. I think a girl should not fall in love with the whinny Raki of the Beginnig, but the Mature Raki of the End... Just my cents. And i don´t hate Raki, never did. He always had Potential.
So, what did you guys thought of Raki's crying in the last chapter?
I must say, that I wasn't as disappointed as many other, but it certainly wasn't really manly...
Despite becoming a man and a warrior, Raki is still only a boy in love when in front of Clare.
I must say, though, I'm really pleased that they are finally reunited.
I've been waiting for that a long time.
To me, it seems like Raki is the only one that kinda helped develop Clare's character as something else than a woman in seek of revenge.
I can't wait to see how their relationship will evolve, especially that they have now passed the biggest challenge (the "scar").
Although, I think that Clare might be a little pissed off when she learned that Raki has been friend with her sworn enemy all along!
In any case, it seems like the main plot is finally coming back!
Last edited by THM Nindo; August 06, 2012 at 10:24 AM.
Raki is for Clare what Naruto is for hinata: a total mismatch.
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Raki supplies Clare with the companionship and care she's been missing out on, and without him around she goes off the rails.
Lots of us think they're made for one another.
They're cute together.