Who or what was the most annoying anime character?
Oddly, I find I have a pretty high tolerance for annoying characters in anime, but not in live-action stuff. That said there is one character that instantly springs to mind and that is Raki from Claymore.
Why is that?
So, the way I see it, there are quite a few annoying characters in anime, but for the most part, they are meant to be annoying. Take C-ko from Project A-ko for example. She is whiny and shrill, always pouting and making a fuss, but that is her purpose and she does it very well.
Raki, however, is supposed to be the support character to Clare. He helps her find her humanity and gives her a reason to keep going. That sounds good, but, he too is whiny and annoying. He’s constantly crying and shrieking. Seriously, dude, stop it!
It is so distracting that anytime I hear the voice actor in any other anime, I instantly dislike that character. Maybe that’s harsh, but that’s how it is. He showed up in One Piece voicing the leader of the resistance in Alabasta. Even though he didn’t whine or shriek, I still heard it. Damn you, Raki!
What if it’s just the voice you don’t like?
No, I’ve read the manga and he’s just as bad in that and there’s way more to the story too. He’s just unbearable. Don’t believe me, feel free to read all 27 books. It’s well worth doing as they’re amazing.
Anything else you’d like to say?
All that said, if you haven’t seen Claymore, you really should. It’s one of my favourite series. It follows Clare, a half-demon warrior who hunts demons for a secret organisation, but not everything they’ve told her is true. The design on the Yoma (that’s what they call the demons) is cool, but the Awakened Beings is something straight out of HR Giger’s mind. It’s dark and violent. Love it, not Raki!
Other Posts in the Challenge
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- Who was your first anime crush?
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- What anime deserves more love?
- What is your guilty pleasure anime?
- What anime recommendation have you tried this year?
- Who or what was the most annoying anime character?
- What is your favourite anime so far?
- What anime series will you never watch?
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- Who is your favourite anime couple?
- What is your favourite anime opening or ending?
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- What anime scared the crap out of you?
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