Raphtalia

Raphtalia

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Raphtalia (ラフタリア, sometimes spelled Raftalia) is a character from the Japanese light novel, manga and anime series The Rising of the Shield Hero. A tanuki (raccoon dog) demi-human and a slave, she assists the main protagonist Naofumi Iwatani in his quest.

Origin

On August 23, 2013, the first volume of The Rising of the Shield Hero [1] light novel was released in Japan as a web novel. In the ninth chapter, Tanuki-type demi-human Raphtalia was introduced.[2] A 10-year-old slave, she is purchased by the main character Naofumi Iwatani, whom she assists in his adventure as a swordswoman. In manga and anime, the character is introduced in chapter two and episode one, respectively (shown below).[2]


EVEN İFSHEISA DEMI-HUMANS HER FACE TS G00p ENOUGH-JUSTl LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. SHE'S SKINNY#AND HAKING IM FEAR... I LAN IMAGINE THAT IVE MADE THAT WOMAN INTO MY SLAVE I'VE MADE UP My MIND... I'LL TAKE HER. ) CHAPTER 2· END

Spread

Following the release of the second episode "The Slave Girl" of The Rising of the Shield Hero anime on January 16, 2019[3], posts featuring the character saw a surge of popularity on /r/animemes subreddit, with some users referring to the character as "a seasonal waifu"[4]. On January 16, Redditor[5] UltraMonty posted one of the earliest memes featuring the character, which gained over 2,600 upvotes in four days. Another post made by Redditor[6] TheGamingRambo on the same day gained over 11,600 upvotes within the same period.


Japanizing Beam Shit, thatscute

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Manga Anime MARVEL adaptation NOVEMBER DECEMBEER JANUARY Sigh) Always on the move r/Animemes 354k Raccoon Protecctors 8.6k Choking Sasuke [visible excitement]
Off On Oro Don't even think about it the moment when you watch a ton of anime and procrastinate and still get your work done on time*

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