English: Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
Synonyms: Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica
Japanese: はぐれ勇者の鬼畜美学 (エステティカ)
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 21, 2012
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.371 (scored by 28040 users)
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SynopsisHero defeats bad guy. Good triumphs over evil. The end. Or, at least that's how it usually goes. But what happens after the hero goes home? Our hero, Akatsuki Ousawa, is about to find out that sometimes the greatest adventure starts once happily ever after ends.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
Character: Queen's Blade Rebellion vs. Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
Side story: Hagure Yuusha no Estetica: Hajirai Ippai
Characters & Voice Actors
How refreshing. After slapping the Demon King's shit around and stealing his daughter, our beloved hero Akatsuki returns from fantasy-land as an overpowered motherfucker. He rides lightning-charged motorcycles, gets bitches, makes em' piss, and crushes others using only his testosterone. A refreshing character and premise indeed, but does refreshing exempt the rest of the show from being mediocre?
'Tis a rare thing, my Pappy once said, to find a show with enough courage to stray from your average cut and paste framework. So the protagonist goes in and comes out with the belligerent demon armies dry humping the ground he walks on... then what? We see that protagonist use his new found badassery to engage in shennanigans like putting assholes in their place, or stealing girls underwear? Sign me the fuck up. And while this is surely present in Hagure, behind the scenes there stirs a new disturbance just begging the hero to be brought back into the whole "We are the secret organization. You don't even meet our standards. Wahahaha." trope. "But Selsica!" You argue "It didn't reach that point in the anime, and we'll probably never get a second season!" Ahhh how right you are, but that brings up another point. Good stories have an ending, a conclusion that ties together the relationships, plot, and ultimately, the world of the series, leaving you with a feeling of bubbling warmth. Not the kind of bubbling warmth you find after eating a week old bean burrito either. In conclusion, interesting premise, bad execution.
Good character designs make shows more enjoyable. Beautiful animation makes shows more enjoyable. This is a fact. Akatsuki looks buff, powerful, and ready to rip a dinosaur in half and piss on its face. But then, so do the girls (minus a loli). I loved the damn show, but it could have been much nicer to watch. Anime is a visual medium, so love should be put into making the visuals decent. Oh, and this show has ecchi up the ass. I can see the studio in their planning stage: "How much of this shit can we put in before it's considered a hentai?" "Well son, we'll cross that bridge when it comes."
Fitting, yet unmemorable.
First, the obvious reason to watch the show. Akatsuki. A good protagonist drives the plot, he is not swept along by it. And Akatsuki drives the plot through motherfucking 6-inch walls of steel. However, good protagonists are also developed, which is a tad hard to do when the development stage of the story is confined to past-tense conversations between the fantasy worlds denizens. That aside, Akatsuki has been one of the better protagonists this season. In fact he's SO powerful you can't help but feel the enemies aren't really much of a challenge, or in his friends case, much help. He overshadows the others by a large margin, adding some predictability to the show.
TL;DR... Uhhh, I mean Overall
Despite my criticisms, I enjoyed Hagure Yuusha immensely. You like a good ol' fashioned shonen? Pick this up. Your hand feelin' a little antsy after that break up? Pick this up. You tired of pussy MC's? Pick this show right the hell up, because alphas are a rare commodity nowadays. The show is decent for what it is, but it isn't going to go breaking any records any time soon. read more
I never had much of an affinity for big breasts. I find myself to be more of an ass man. Hagure Yuusha no Estetica had both however.
I can't say I had high expectations for Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, it really falls flat on its face plot wise like most other series' in the ecchi genre. It was plagued by an abundance of fast selling nudity fan service.
I have to admit the exposition got off to a fast start. The concept of people crossing different dimensions and learning skills from other worlds isn't a new one. The cast centers around a school specifically made for them to flex their abilities from the other worlds, essentially they are further trained to be soldiers for different governments. The school has a caste system based solely on their different abilities and they are placed accordingly, A-class being the highest. The plot was pretty much what you would expect from a school setting: character interaction, a beach episode and a little this and that. Rushing an opening like throwing a couple of kids into this type of school probably wasn't the best move. Opening the audience up to additional information about their alternate dimensions would have been insightful. However, I feel with no real conflict resolution this opened up for more seasons.
I found the plot itself to be boring after the first couple episodes. It wasn't that it was bad it was just predictable.
A majority of the characters had a fast introduction and the plot got off with a fast start. Miu and Akatsuki are immediately placed into B-class, with a promise of advancement to A-class. But bone heads will be bone heads and Akatsuki tried to pick fights with everyone in sight. He manages to offend almost every person he comes in contact with. He sets his sights on beating the student council and everything builds up around this concept. In the other world they plot on killing Miu to suppress her people and that takes up the last few episodes. In the end good guy wins and bad guy losses. Like I said before, it was just too typical and it ended up being boring. More focus could have been given on a Akatsuki and student council relationship rather than miix in cross world plots.
To me a majority of the characters were duds, most of the episodes were centered around Akatsuki the macho main who isn't afraid of copping a feel.
I didn't find myself liking any of the characters, the only notable one would most likely be Akatsuki. I would categorize this under harems and like most harems the female leads have an array of different personalities. Its a simple character formula so it doesn't stand out. You have a macho lead surrounded by bishoujo or pretty girls and he slowly wins over their hearts one by one. Aside from his unique talents and over the top mental and physical prowess he is a standard lead, so its fair but not exciting. Simply put, too much attention was given to him.
I felt the studio tried to animate the battles but they seemed to focus more on the fan-service and this derailed the series for the most part. The sound effects for some of the spells being cast and battles didn't feel like they fit either. You probably found yourself drooling over Miu or some other chunky breasted girl. The studio did a fair job at character animations and scene settings. I don't really have much to say about much of either the scores or animation.
This killed some time but ultimately it just wasn't good enough. read more
Both features a plot where a hero and a demon traverse through worlds to live in a new culture and the comedy that occurs as a result. Neither main characters are slouches. These characters are powerful and even in the new world, adapts very well within the premise given. Hagure Yuusha features way too much ecchi fanservice however (perhaps way too excessive for some), while Maou-sama makes fun of the whole poverty issue when a powerful figure have fallen so far.
while the theme of each are different (one for eechi and action and one for comedy and action) both deal with what happens after the battle of the Hero and demon lord just reverse the roles.
Both of these series, there's the theme of fantasy and one of the main protagonists represents a 'hero' from their world. However, they encounter various conflicts that involves other characters and events that puts their lives at risk.
The main male protagonist in both series are independent and does care about others despite their outer personalities. They also seem to have an female acquittance who often gets into arguments with.
There is drama, action, comedy and fantasy themes in both series.
The same devil and human encounter except the demon in one anime was a soft spoken and sensitive girl while the demon in another anime was the head of the demon sect from his world.
Both have the same theme, except the main character in one anime was a guy who happens to was a bit devilish than the demon girl, while in the other anime the guy is a demon, but behaves like a gentleman.
The mains guys are both badasses ie extremely powerful
both shows have magical powers
Estetica has a huge amount of fanservice
Stigma isnt really a harem
Both series consists of supernatural elements and a mysterious atmosphere surrounding the main characters and setting of the story.
Both series' main male protagonist are independent and strong who are usually in control of any situation.
Both series contain action, drama, comedy, and also some emotional moments.
Both main character are very powerful.
Both anime could clearly have another season ( ._. )
Kaze no Stigma and Hagure Yuusha no Estetica are very similar to each other. The main protagonists personalities are pretty much equal. They don't allow others to toy them around for no good reasons and both are badasses and overpower. If you liked one of these series, I guarantee you like the other.
Opening Theme"Realization" by Faylan
Ending Theme"Ai no Sei de Nemurenai (愛のせいで眠れない)" by Aki Misato
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