Raynare as she appeared in the anime
|Kana||レイナーレ (Katakana, real name)|
天野 夕麻 (Kanji, alias)
|Romaji||Reināre (real name)|
Amano Yūma (alias)
Former Pure Angel
|Nicknames||Yuuma Amano (Alias)|
Twilight Healing (Temporary)
|Relatives||God of the Bible (Creator) †|
|Voice Actor||Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese)|
Felecia Angelle (English)
Mun Ja Choi (Korean)
Raynare was a Fallen Angel and the first antagonist of High School DxD.
Raynare was an attractive young woman with violet eyes having a slender body. She had long silky black hair down to her hips and possessed two black feathered wings.
Her attire consisted of a short black dress with a small, light purple jacket on top, which was worn throughout most of her appearances in both the light novel and manga.
In the anime, she had a slender body with a large bust. Her initial attire (as Yuuma) was her school uniform, which consisted of a dark red jacket with the letter "P" embroidered in gold, a white undershirt, a red bow, and a green skirt with a thin white strip around the lower end of it.
Upon the climax of her date with Issei, she shredded her clothing and changed into her alternate (and more common) form. In the process of transforming, she grew taller, taking on a more mature appearance, and her eyes changed, taking on a darker, more evil look. Her clothing also changed dramatically, now consisting of black, strap-like objects (resembling leather) around and under her breasts, a thong-like piece held around her hips by three thin straps, gloves that ran right up her arms with small lengths of chains hanging from them, shoulder guard-like objects on her shoulders with three large spikes sprouting from her right shoulder, and black thigh-high heel boots.
Her voice also tumbled to a lower pitch when in this form. This form is best described as a very erotic and revealing version of her disguise.
Raynare seemed like a sweet and rather attractive young school girl at first, but this was just a disguise to hide her true nature. Her true personality revealed that she was cruel and very deceptive (noted when she successfully manipulated Issei Hyoudou's mind in order to get close to him and kill him. She also laughed cruelly at Issei, believing him to be "weak" or "A waste of her time killing him"). This shows how Fallen Angels like her can very easily manipulate the will of mere humans with ease. She had also demonstrated herself to be a coward, as she begged the man she betrayed to save her life, only to be obliterated by Rias.
Not much was known about Raynare's history, other than the fact that she was banished from Heaven for an offense of some sort, was sent to spy on Issei, and came into contact with Asia at some point, attempting to steal her Sacred Gear Twilight Healing.
In Volume 1, Raynare disguised herself as a human named Yuuma Amano and becomes Issei's girlfriend. However, at the climax of their first date, she kills him, revealing herself as a Fallen Angel and explained to him the main reason being the Sacred Gear residing within him posed a threat to the Fallen Angels.
Raynare later appeared after Issei spent the day together with Asia, surprised and disgusted at the fact that he was reincarnated into a Devil, and easily overwhelmed him while revealing the Sacred Gear he used was a Twice Critical before whisking Asia away.
Later, at the abandoned Church, she took Asia's Twilight Healing, killing her in the process, before proceeding to fight Issei in a one-on-one duel with Asia's life on the line. Although she overpowers Issei once more, in the climax of the duel, Issei's true Sacred Gear, Boosted Gear, activates, and she is swiftly defeated by his new power. Before being terminated by Rias, she desperately pleaded for mercy, even going as far as to say that she loves him. Ultimately, Issei replies by telling Rias he is at his limit and leaves it to her, leading to Raynare being turned into ashes by Rias' Power of Destruction.
In Volume 4, Azazel revealed that he sent Raynare to keep a close eye on Issei, but she disobeyed his orders and killed him on her own accord. He reveals that the surveillance was just to make sure that his Sacred Gear remained dormant as there was a high risk of it going out of control or making him go berserk if it awakened while he was still human.
Powers & AbilitiesEditLight-Based Weapons: Raynare could create and throw spears of light to kill Devils. However, unlike most Fallen Angels who wield only one light spear, Raynare was also skilled enough to create several light spears in her arsenal.
Memory Alteration: Raynare was also able to wipe the memories and all the records of her existence as Yuuma from all the students in Kuoh Academy.
Flight: Being a Fallen Angel, Raynare could fly using her wings.
Twilight Healing (Temporary): After performing the ritual to extract Twilight Healing from Asia, Raynare gained her Sacred Gear thus allowing her to heal herself. After being defeated by Issei and killed by Rias, the Twilight Healing is retrieved by Rias and returned to Asia.
- (To Issei) "W-Will you go out with me?" (Season 1, Episode 1)
- (To Issei) "Will you die for me?" (Volume 1, Life 0)
- (After taking Asia's Twilight Healing) "Finally! The Twilight Healing! Now I can finally grasp it!" (Volume 1, Life 4)
- (To Issei) "Issei-kun! Please save me! This Devil is trying to kill me! I love you! I love you so much! That's why, let's defeat this Devil together!" (Volume 1, Life 4)
- Raynare's height: 164 cm. (5'4"), according to the visual book with her data.
- Raynare's alias, Yuuma (夕麻), means "setting sun", in reference to her killing Issei at sunset on their first date.
- Her full alias, in traditional order (Amano Yuuma), can be translated as "Heaven's Evening Daze", or phonetically Ama no Yuuma.
- In the Light Novel and Manga, Raynare only grew a pair of black wings on her back as opposed to the Anime, where all of her clothing and physical age changed when she revealed her identity as a Fallen Angel.