In the spring of Kyoko's first year in high school, Eiko, a girl like a sister to her, returns with her younger brother, Jiro. The return isn't that big of a deal, but Jiro has it in his head that he wants to operate on Kyoko! And, what's even more, the two of them are actually from an organization bent on destroying world peace! As if high school didn't have enough problems already, now she has to deal with these two living with her.
Ever wondered what super villains do on their days off from trying to conquer the world?
Hajimete no Aku is a romantic comedy about what goes behind the scenes for 'so called villains' fitting into a society they are trying to take over.
As per what the synopsis has already mentioned, HnA is about Kyoko and how she educates diabolical villain and inventor, Jiro to modern society(eg. school). Along the way she gets to know more about Jiro and his family's 'evil' organization, and Jiro learns more about his new found emotions(whilst trying to scout Kyoko to be his underling).
The concept of 'heroes/villains are humans too' is what lead me to keep reading this manga as we're only shown one half of any tale and most likely from the heroes side, so having to hear it from the villains side can be refreshing in itself. There's a running gag throughout its chapter on how not judge a book by its cover, and like and iceberg, there's more to someone then what you see on top.
There is plenty of character development in HnA, as you discover what villains and superheroes do when they're not out for each others throats. Amusement is plenty when you find out how normal, villains and heroes alike can be.
Artwork is not the best by manga standards but if you can get past that and not judge a book by its cover or illustrations, then I can safely guarantee that Hajimete no Aku is a worthwhile read.
Charm can take you a long way in making an enjoyable story, and for everything this series lacks it makes up for with that.
If you stop and think about it, the art's not that great and the story really boils down to a clueless idiot continuously pissing off a flat-chested tsundere. Yet despite that it's still a lot of fun.
Kyouko and Jiro's relationship is pretty much built on mutual hostility. Hell, everyone's relationship really. But at the end of the day almost everyone's clearly friends. The whole "evil organization" thing is silly and ill-defined. But there's no attempt to take it seriously.
No matter how many flaws come to mind (and a lot do), it doesn't change the fact that I really like this series. The characters interact like friends would (really weird friends, but friends nonetheless) and it never bogs itself down in pointless drama for more than half a chapter at a time. It's worth a shot if you have any love for school comedy series at all.read more
Before Hajimete no Aku, I never felt the need to read till the end of a very long manga till now. This work is insanely addicting as the story and characters carry on with their day to day lives--where each day is unexpected and nuts as the next.
The story starts off with an interesting plot and then has sets it off in different directions, rather performing fanservice fillers or towards touching background stories of the characters.
The art is lovely but not extraordinary. I appreciate the way the characters' eyes and ridged hairstyles the most as they are appealing and memorable and the artist's style.
The characters I fell in love with are the two main characters. At first glance, you would believe to have figure them out within the first to third chapters of the manga--oh man, there always seems like there's more to them as you get closer to the end. It's exciting not knowing what they would do next.
Overall, I love Hajimete no Aku. I will never get bored thinking about it, hopefully you will think the same way.read more
When I first read this manga I was expecting alot of fight scenes between enemy organizations but surprisingly found it laid back and many organisations were quite nice. You had you serious arcs but mainly is wasn't serious and quite funny. Jiro was a nice funny new individual. I have never really read a manga where the bad guy is the main character and it was Jiro that stood out when I first saw the cover of this manga. This manga made me laugh and is a nice easy going one. I have to admit sometime the story went on a bit long and you just wanted to hurry up but nevertheless you will still read every chapter without skipping. I found Kyouko quite funny. I guess I like the heroine of the manga really strong and tough not some feeble always needs defending girl. Eiko was my favourite character. The slacking freedom *as I call her* lies around home letting 2.0 take over her work and not getting a job. Though I must admit she seems to have a fettish over lamposts and getting people together. Now throughout most of the story the ending had the real reaction come out of me. I was jumping and shouting and rather frustrated *Not gonna mention any spoilers* and when I saw what really was the case I collapsed. I think my soul exited my body. I remember seeing my grandmothers hand but anyway back to the point it is really an awesome manga and deserves praise. It had made it into my top ten ^w^read more