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Wow I had no idea so many (girls) actually liked Raki. Interesting discussion, and I actually learned a few thing about gals.
I saw the anime first, and I suppose am more the stereo typical male that did not care to much for Raki. Infact I was kind of mad at the very end when Jean who was my favorite besides Clare, had to give up her life to save Raki (ok, it was to save Clare too). I mean there were some scenes early on that I felt embarrassed to watch when he was crying. I think they may have over-dramatized it in the anime, the manga wasn't quite so bad, but manga leaves a lot up to your own imagination. To get the effect across in drawing, I think crying was used a bit much, and while ok in the manga I think the anime adaptation took it a bit too far. I think it was partly the voice of Raki too, (especially with it tone shifted to sound younger or whatever its called) as other anime that feature Todd H. I also feel similar.
Since his return though I've done a 180, probably like most guys who originally didnt like him. I'd say if i ever went so far as to cosplay a Claymore at a con, I'd probably do Raki. Isely is probably my favorite male character (especially his awakened form) but its hard to cosplay a centaur well, atleast the hind legs would be hard to do well, so Raki it would be!
Last edited by TStew; October 15, 2013 at 09:07 PM.
The terms like 'alpha male' and 'beta male' are only supposed to be informal and an entire heirarchy has been created that is irrelevant here, but what is relevant here is that the personality traits popularly attributed to 'alpha' and 'beta' males (protectors and providers) match what is known of the sex appeal of males at different times depending whether the female is ovulating or not. I have said this before.
Hardwiring simply refers to the innate structure of the human brains that determine choices, that is all. Personality variation is also largely hardwired and hereditary.
And TStew, thanks.
Good to see you back Faintsmile
Omg i did not even notice it was you
Welcome back Faintsmile
I've been in hospital in Asia and caught an infection is why I haven't been around here.
The answear is simple, there is many more heterosexual men than pedophiles in the world, if u like the young Raki-chan I advise You to go see a doctor, also there is many half naked women in this manga, why would a normal guy like the young Raki-chan ... man go see a doctor
But now that he is all grown up Raki looks pretty hot......Not nearly as hot as Chronos tho
and they both are not nearly as sexy as Roxanne <3
Then there is sexy nun Galatea ! i would go to church more often if the nuns looked like her
And LMFAO at your country being "Vatican city state"- is that not the birth place of pedophiles?
Last edited by faintsmile1992; October 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM.
Design wise, I found the face of Raki's young design very strange and unusual. Yagi, up until about the last year or so (around the time Miria was thought to have died), drew in a way that I find somewhat unsettling so his character design made me biased against him. Clare shares this look in the early parts of the manga too, but it was very pronounced with Raki. Angel Densetsu was the same from what I've seen. He's gotten better lately and that includes adult Raki.
As an adult I like Raki a lot because he's matured enough that he appears to want what's best for Clare. As a kid he was more concerned over what he wanted from Clare (wanted to stay with her) which I found annoying as he was clearly endangering her even though as a child he wouldn't be expected to have that level of maturity. But then, I don't particularly like real children either.
Last edited by SSJPabs; October 26, 2013 at 08:19 PM.
Okay, so, one of my new years resolution this year was to finally join this claymore forum and lead the raki army to greater heights! :3