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Akatsuki Ousawa returns from another world after defeating its Demon King, with a busty, pink-haired girl in his duffel bag. It turns out that this girl, Myuu, is the daughter of the very same Demon King he had defeated. Stranger still, the Demon King asked Akatsuki to take care of his daughter with his last breath. Akatsuki passes Myuu off as his sister while they are forced to attend Babel, an institution made to keep tabs and train other returning "heroes." It seems however, that Babel is privy to some shadowy prophecy, and that Akatsuki might play a big part in it.

An animated adaptation aired in the third quarter of 2012, and was released by Creator/{{Funimation}} in December 2013 under the name ''Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero''. There is also a manga adaptation entitled ''Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku'', or literally ''A Maverick Hero's Brutish Esthetics.''

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil:
** The Student Council President runs the Japan Babel sector, and has taken an interest in our Maverick Hero. May be seen as [[JustifiedTrope justified]], since the Student Council are by far more powerful than his [[AdultsAreUseless professors]].
** Zigzagged with the other members. While they are certainly more powerful than the rest of the students, they pale in comparison to Akatsuki, and even when all three of them attempt to take him on, he still beats them with little trouble. Were it not for a more serious situation occurring at that moment, he would have beaten them in the tournament during episode 8.
* ADayInTheLimelight - episode 6 of the anime showcases Hikami Kyouya's underlings, showing that the other two members under Haruka aren't just a yes-man and a pencil pusher.
* AlwaysInClassOne - TheHero and his [[HaremGenre harem]] are in the class B. However, the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]] are in the class A ([[spoiler:but TheHero will join the class A with his [[HaremGenre harem]]]]).
* AnnoyingArrows: Izumi's main form of attack.
* AnotherDimension - One which powers up visiting highschool students, surprisingly allows a trip home, and lets said students keep their abilities as souvenirs.
* AlienSky - The world Akatsuki visited, became a hero in, and took Miu from has two moons that glow blue and green in the sky.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Listy gives one to Akatsuki when he tells her he plans on returning home to Earth.
* BadassPrincess - Myuu. She's able to fake casting one spell and punishing whoever takes the bait with a quick shot, which she demonstrates in a practice bout against a teacher of Babel, knocking him out in one action. She's also able to use her staff to block a monster who's several times her size and weight.
* BagOfKidnapping - This is how Akatsuki brought Myuu to his world, on the request of her father.
* BeachEpisode - Episode 7
* BerserkButton - Episode 6 provides a couple.
** For Ousawa Akatsuki it's his father and a girl's tears. Threatening Myuu or her friends will also trigger it.
** For Motoharu, it's less obvious, it's the Scarlet Dusk, apparently.
* BigDamnHeroes - Akatsuki, when the programmed cockatrice got all its [[RestrainingBolt restraining bolt]]s removed. [[spoiler: He also shows up to save a little girl from terrorists the instant her tears hit the ground.]]
* {{BFS}}: Akatsuki summons one in episode 3 and 4.
* BlatantLies - Myuu asks Akatsuki why she had to be naked as he took her across the worlds, and he replied that interdimensional travel is easier naked. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted in the original novels.]] It really was easier. [[note]] He basically cheated by using his SupernaturalMartialArts to place his energy in her body, fooling the gate into thinking she was part of him.[[/note]]
* BloodKnight -
** Akatsuki's reaction to Kaito's unusual handshake is to ask if Kaito wants this handshake to escalate. Kaito backs off, saying he's only here to greet him. During their scuffle, both of them are clearly enjoying testing each other's skills.
** Phil is a straight example. He's way too eager to fight, and when he does, he usually beats his opponents pretty badly, if he doesn't outright kill them first.
* {{Bokukko}} - Myuu
* BreakTheCutie:
** Phil gradually tears away at Myuu to demoralize her in episode 9, by telling her she'll be used as bait to lure out the dark clans, that she must have seduced Akatsuki to save her own skin, and even if she somehow stopped him, more would be sent after her, putting her friends on Earth in danger.
** He tries it again in episode 11. However, he's much less successful this time around due to words of encouragement from Akatsuki prior to the fight.
* BreatherEpisode: Episode 5, which follows Myuu, Akatsuki, Kazuha, and Izumi as they go underwear shopping.
* BullyHunter - Akatsuki informs the JerkJock he's confronting that he is this, and enjoys bullying bullies.
* BullyingADragon: Akatsuki has shown time and again that he's quite powerful. Nevertheless, some people, especially Haruka from the student council, insist on "punishing" him and bringing him down a notch.
* ButtMonkey: Haruka towards Akatsuki. She always tries to punish him, but he ends up defeating her, usually by stealing her underwear.
* ChivalrousPervert - Takes care not to inflict physical injuries on the warrior maids sent to capture him, preferring to deal with them in... creative ways. He generally likes to fight girls on Earth this way as well.
* ClassRepresentative - Kuzuha Doumoto, who is noticeably younger than her classmates in 1-B.
* CleavageWindow - Myuu's P.E. uniform inadvertently sports one - due to her "size" it can't be zipped up properly.
* ClothingDamage: Interestingly, in episode 6, Sleipnir zaps Akatsuki with enough force that it throws him across the room when he tries to touch the bike. But when Haruka tries to touch it, it zaps all of her clothing off, leaving only her socks and shoes. Akatsuki gives her his jacket, and interestingly in the next scene a few hours later she hasn't bothered to change into a spare uniform while taking out some terrorists.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Typically, the more opponents Akatsuki faces off against, the faster he defeats them.
* CoolBike - Sleipnir, the supersonic bike, is introduced in episode 6. It's also an EmpathicWeapon, shocking Akatsuki when he first tries to ride it, [[spoiler: and later, frying Haruka's clothes off after she tries to confiscate the bike from its new master, Akatsuki.]]
* CoolSword - The sinister-looking sword that buries itself in the ground pointy end first after falling from the sky during the anime opening sequence is Akatsuki's. Uesaki Ryouhei has a pimped-out scimitar.
* CreditsRunningSequence: Myuu does this in the ending song.
* CryCute: Myuu does this a couple of times.
* CurbStompBattle: Akatsuki is generally on the giving end of these. Practically everyone he fights, whether a dark lord, or a JerkJock, or even a member of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, usually ends up humiliated in defeat at best, or dead, in the case of the dark lord.
* CursedWithAwesome - Akatsuki repeatedly states that he cannot use spells, and in episode 3 of the anime it is shown that he can't make use of Babel's Arms Device, a bracelet which supposedly creates a weapon fitting the wearer's personality, magic, and fighting style. Later in the episode, he is finally able to summon his weapon, but it takes at least ''seven'' of the bracelets to create a physical form for his powers.
* CuteMonsterGirl - Myuu
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Standard female attire at the Babel school.
* DatePeepers: Myuu and Izumi follow Akatsuki and Kazuha into a manga cafe in episode 3.
* DCupDistress: Myuu is uncomfortable with her large bust.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Akatsuki does this for Myuu in episode 10.
* DefeatByModesty - Akatsuki disables the warrior-maid squad by teleporting their panties off their wearers. Actually, it's... uh, one his favorite tactics.
* Main/DidTheyOrDidntThey - Episode ten pushes this trope to its limit. Myuu tries to [[Main/IntimateHealing share her body heat]] with a seemingly unconscious Akatsuki. He is apparently naked (though the shadows are specifically drawn in a way that he might still be wearing underwear). She strips down to her panties and presses herself against him. He then starts grabbing her butt, still appearing unconscious. His hand start to pull her underwear aside, and then [[ImmodestOrgasm she arches her back and cries out in pleasure]]. He thanks her and says now they are both cured. Did they actually do it, or did he just manipulate her energy again?
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Akatsuki does this when he defeats Phil, [[spoiler:or rather, the dragon god the latter signed a pact with.]]
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: While Akatsuki can typically dodge attacks from women, when he's being punished for being a pervert, they usually hit him, such as when he causes a PottyFailure to three girls in episode 2, and later when he steals underwear from them in episode 5.
* DropTheHammer - Kuzuha's Arms Device weapon is a decorated, yet effective hammer bigger than she is.
* DualWielding - Haruka's Arms Device is a pair of curved blades.
* ElementalPowers - So far the anime has shown:
** AnIcePerson - Hikami Kyouya
** BlowYouAway - Nanase Haruka at the very least manipulates wind for flight. Also in the manga, Myuu's Sorting Hat-like test results reveal an affinity for wind, but the anime shows her casting spells of various elements.
** DishingOutDirt - Doumoto Kuzuha, as well as the Student Council's Aihara Minami. Both can manipulate earth directly for attacks, or make constructs out of them.
** MakingASplash - Izumi Chikage prefers to cover her target's head with a sphere of water. She can also blast enemies with water from her fingertips if there's enough of it nearby.
** PlayingWithFire - Uesaki Ryouhei, the student enforcer with EyesAlwaysShut. Also, Onizuka's elemental affinity.
* EnemyMine: The student council, who had largely been at odds with Akatsuki, end up helping him defeat Phil. Or at least slowing him down long enough for Akatsuki to recover.
* EpicFlail - Aihara Minami's Arms Device is a mean-looking spiked ball attached to a length of chain.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes - Myuu's father was the EvilOverlord back in her world.
* EveryoneHasStandards: In episode 7, Akatsuki was preparing to take off Kazuha's one piece swimsuit, but he's stopped by Kaidou, who tells him that they're airing this and him taking the swimsuit off a little girl would have the MoralGuardians crack down on them. So Akatsuki relents and lets Kazuha keep her swimsuit.
* EvilOverlord - Myuu's Father
* FanService - There's going to be a lot of it, and when it's inflicted by Akatsuki, it's usually [[HilarityEnsues for laughs]].
* FireForgedFriends: Kazuha, Izumi, and Myuu all become this after sharing some humiliating things together. Despite the situations, they do become good friends as the show goes on.
* FullPotentialUpgrade - Akatsuki needs over half a dozen Arms Device wristbands to be able to summon his sword.
* FunWithAcronyms - Cocoon, which stands for "Children of Cross Over Other Nation"
* GagBoobs - Miu. Her school uniform's top pops a button under the stress of keeping her endowments in check.And they are still growing! She even needs to buy new underwear because they are all too small now.
* GeniusBruiser - Noted by a guy Akatsuki was fighting - "I thought you were just [[DumbMuscle all brawn]] and no brains... but your cognitive ability is impressive."
* GirlishPigtails - Miu sports them whenever she's not at home.
* GoodIsNotNice:
** Akatsuki may be the protagonist, but he's also a pervert, and isn't afraid to beat people down if they get on his nerves.
** Arguably Phil. He doesn't see himself as a bad guy, and from a certain perspective he isn't, as he is hunting down the dark lord's daughter. Unfortunately that means he's going to end up messing with Akatsuki.
* HellYesMoment:
** [[spoiler:One occurs in episode 6, when Akatsuki [[StealthHiBye suddenly appears]] out of nowhere to punch a terrorist in the face after the little girl he had as a hostage shed some tears. While Haruka does criticize him for potentially endangering the girl, he brushes off her complaint, as he did save her.]]
** Another happens when Akatsuki catches up to Phil in episode 10.
* HeroOfAnotherStory - Everyone in BABEL, since they are all returning "heroes".
* HopeSpot: One occurs in episode 11. Several characters attack the dragon, and it seems they're defeating it. [[spoiler:But then he recovers, and knocks several of them out, and taunts Myuu by wondering how she felt as they were on the verge of victory only to then have it taken away.]]
* HostageSituation: One occurs in the latter half of episode 6.
* {{Hubris}} - Despite being unable to defend herself from being stripped of her underwear multiple times by Akatsuki, Haruka still thinks he's nothing.
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted - A game on the beach where all the other contestants must bring back Akatsuki's swimsuit within an hour turns into this.
* TheImmodestOrgasm - Akatsuki bites the earlobe of a battle maid he's succesfully grappled. She gives a shriek, and crumples to the ground, dazed. In the manga, it is deliberately stated that his special ability can be used this way. In the anime, he can also make them lose control of their bladder too.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: While technically any girl that Akatsuki strips counts, Myuu is subjected to this the most.
* InstantRunes - When these start to come out of Akatsuki's right or left hand, you'll want to pay attention.
* IntercontinuityCrossover - The first half of a three-minute promotional video for the Hagure Yuusha anime showcased Akatsuki fighting and winning against several QueensBlade Rebellion characters. Perhaps due to the limited length of the clip, only two characters, Anelotte and Liliana, receive the usual ClothingDamage prevalent in QueensBlade. The crossover happens courtesy of Hobby Japan.
** In episode 5, Myuu switches the TV on to cover for a moment of awkwardness, saying there's a show she wanted to catch. The TV flips on to a battle scene from said promo video, Branwen and Liliana getting some extra screen time. While Myuu's gasping in shock, trying to process what she's watching, Akatsuki remarks that developing an interest in sex is completely normal.
* {{Jerkass}}/JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Akatsuki.
* JerkJock: Kenya Onizuka, a class A student who was demoted to class B due to being hotheaded. He therefore feels that all his classmates are below him and treat them accordingly.
* LastRequest: The Demon King asked Akatsuki to take care of his daughter with his last breaths.
* LoopholeAbuse:
** Kazuha tells Izumi that putting collectible straps on bookbags is prohibited. Later on, she ends up having one on her bag too, and Izumi calls her out on it. But Kazuha states that the class rep is allowed to have one.
** Akatsuki tries to utilize the rule set in the contest of episode 7 that he can go anywhere on the beach, including its facilities to escape. However, some of them question whether him going into the women's shower room is okay. While technically allowed, he's really bending the rule in order to chase after Haruka after she flees in there.
* LovableSexManiac - Izumi interprets Miyu's attempts at stealth (pulling the two of them into a side alley) as an invitation to fool around in public.
* LoveEpiphany:
** Myuu has a subtle one in episode 4 after Akatsuki helps her to be more honest with her feelings.
** Haruka seems to have developed a crush on him as well by the end of episode 6.
* MuggingTheMonster - An unlucky JerkJock tries to put Akatsuki in his place. Seconds latter he's tossed at high speed into the hall, taking the classroom door with him.
* MagicKnight - Ironically, Akatsuki fits the bill, despite having no magic skill at all. His control over chi can be used to augment his defense, allow an injured person to heal faster, or to throw an energy ball that ignores magical barriers.
* ModestyBedsheet - Myuu hastily wraps Akatsuki's bedsheet around her as a makeshift dress so she doesn't have to converse with him stark naked.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:Akatsuki gives one to Phil in episode 10 after the latter attempted to kidnap Myuu back to her homeworld.]]
* NoSell: A lot of attacks against Akatsuki end up looking like this.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: In episode 3, Akatsuki takes Kazuha to a manga cafe private room, claiming he'll "make an adult of her". He immobilizes her, then approaches her, and gives her a hug, [[spoiler:only to then tell her she should show more emotion if she wants to be more "adult" about things. It works, as she does start smiling later on.]]
* OddlyShapedSword - Akatsuki's sword blade resembles a giant key, and is actually ''blunt.''
* PantyShot - Occurs three minutes twenty-nine seconds into the first episode.
* PantyThief - Akatsuki would make [[MahouSenseiNegima Jack Rakan]] proud. He also steals brassieres off their wearers with no problem.
* ThePlan: Myuu figures out why Phil wants to take her back alive to her world. [[spoiler:The dark clans are still putting up resistance despite the dark lord's death. Myuu states that if they truly just wanted to stop the Dark clan from rebelling, he'd kill her on the spot and drag her corpse around to demoralize them. However, she also correctly assumes he was going to use her public execution back in her world as bait to lure them out, so that the humans there could wipe them out.]]
* PottyEmergency: Kazuha suffers one in episode 2 after being locked in the gym storage room.
* PottyFailure: Akatsuki can invoke this trope by using his powers to make girls lose control of their bladders.
* PowerPerversionPotential - Akatsuki's ability to control internal organs would usually be used to negate fatigue, or possibly as a OneHitKill by stopping a person's heart, but he uses it to make girls lose their bladder control or give them orgasms.
** Akatsuki is also adept at focusing his chakra or chi, like onto his soles to let him stick to walls. He explains and demonstrates this by clinging to the shower walls with his bare feet - ''while Myuu was still showering.''
* ThePresidentsDaughter - Myuu is wanted by an Emperor of Al-Lezard dead because news of her continued existence might stir the remaining demons to unite once more and destroy civilization as they know it.
* ProjectileSpell - Glowing, tracking arrow variation. One to two hundred of these are not a threat for our hero, though.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Akatsuki does this to Kenya in episode 2.
* RandomPowerRanking: Supposedly, students work their way from E-class to A. Akatsuki and Miu enroll as part of Class 1-B. The JerkJock that Akatsuki humiliates on his first day of school is supposedly of Class A.
* RegeneratingHealth: Non-video game example. In episode 10, the poison from one of Phil's attacks finally gets to Akatsuki, and he focuses on preventing it from spreading. Later, he's still a little doozy, but tells Myuu he'll just walk it off. When she protests and tells him to at least wait a little while, he says he probably can't...[[spoiler:due to Phil appearing in front of them.]] He does recover later, after the others buy him enough time by distracting Phil.
* RingsOfDeath: Onizuka's Arms Device.
* RunningGag: Myuu's GagBoobs cause any outfit she wears to develop a CleavageWindow, regardless of the original design.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Izumi and girls she makes out with.
* SequelHook: The end of episode 12 has new trouble brewing up in Alayzard. Akatsuki is getting ready to go back, but this time several others want to go with him.
* ShoutOut:
** In episode 5, Myuu claims she came into the living room where Akatsuki was at, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not to show off her pajamas]], but to watch her favorite tv show which turns out to be ''[[Anime/QueensBlade Queen's Blade Rebellion]]''. She immediately turns it off.
** To TengenToppaGurrenLagann in episode 10, by Akatsuki in reference to his deal with Garius.
* ShutUpKiss - Given by Akatsuki to Myuu in episode 10.
* SkinshipGrope:
** Izumi does this to Myuu when they get a private room in a manga cafe.
** The saleslady in episode 5 seems to get a little too into it when showing Myuu how to put on a bra.
* SleepWalking - to an extreme degree: Akatsuki is able to converse with and molest Myuu in his sleep.
* SlipperySoap: Haruka slips on some soap in episode 7 when she attempted to take Akatsuki's trunks for a contest. She's saved from hitting the ground by him, but not before he strips her swimsuit.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS - in the manga, Akatsuki pronounces her name as Miyu, and is quickly told by the girl that it's Myuu.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation - The primary function of the Arms Devices.
* StealthHiBye: Akatsuki has a tendency to do this, seemingly appearing out of nowhere at times.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Myuu has one in episode 4 when asked about her relationship with Akatsuki. She denies anything funny going on between them at home, and that he probably already has a girl he likes, but has a [[LoveEpiphany strange feeling]] in her heart shortly afterwards.
* TakenForGranite: The cockatrice monster in episode 3 does this to several students, including Kazuha and Izumi.
* TakingTheBullet: Well, it's a feather attack, but Izumi does this for Myuu in episode 3, which causes her to turn to stone.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Phil courteously waits for Akatsuki to finish talking to Myuu and Haruka and get their AD bracelets in episode 12 before attacking again.
* TokenMiniMoe - Kazuha
* TournamentArc: A fighting contest takes place during episode 8. However, it's interrupted by the arrival of Phil, who came to Earth to find the dark lord's daughter.
* {{Tsundere}} - Princess Listy El Da Sherfied, and to a lesser extent Myuu. The way Myuu tries to invite Akatsuki to party up with herself, Izumi, and Kuzuha exemplifies it. As of the end of episode 6, Student Council Vice-President Nanase Haruka turns into one, generally getting flustered anytime Akatsuki is brought up.
* UndeadTaxExemption: Due to the nature of traveling to different worlds, travelers who return to Earth are enrolled in Babel, a special school designed to hone any skills and special powers they may have acquired. This is also why no one blinks an eye when Akatsuki brings Myuu to Earth and claims she's his long lost sister.
* TheUnfought: Akatsuki never gets his chance to fight the student council president due to him having to attend a conference, and Phil interrupting the fighting contest and attempting to kidnap Myuu. The closest they got was when he first appeared while the former's skills were being assessed early on, and he attempts to attack Myuu to gauge Akatsuki's abilities.
* VaporWear - When Babel's female students are in P.E. uniform, they're not wearing bras.
* WhamLine: Phil delivers one to Myuu at the beginning of episode 9, when he says he's here to reclaim the daughter of the dark lord. Up until this point everyone thought she was Akatsuki's long lost sister.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Akatsuki has a couple of different abilities, but his favorite one seems to be "punch something as hard as he can".
* WhenSheSmiles: Kazuha does it in episode 3.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - [[spoiler:Tanaka]] even went as far as to masquerade as a [[spoiler:bullied student]]. Akatsuki finds him out though.
* WhatTheHellHero: Akatsuki delivers one to Myuu in episode 10. [[spoiler:He chastises her for attempting to kill herself, and says that doing that is taking the easy way out. He then gives her a DeclarationOfProtection.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: One of the terrorists hiding in the group of hostages does this after the student council takes out his allies. He grabs her and puts a gun to her head, and threatens to kill her if their demands aren't met.
* YouAreNotAlone: Akatsuki tells Myuu this in episode 10, [[spoiler:when she thought she was alone and had nowhere to go to escape after Phil told her about others coming after her if he failed. Akatsuki tells her he'll protect her and anyone she cares about.]]
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Myuu's father, a dark lord, asks Akatsuki to look after her with his dying breath.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Akatsuki does this in episode 2 when Kazuha suffers a PottyEmergency. So he makes Myuu and Izumi also have to go, which forces them to put aside their differences for their mutual hatred in him. Plus this prevents Izumi and Myuu from making fun of Kazuha later, as they also had a PottyFailure.
** In the scene immediately following, you see Akatsuki taking the blame for the mess he caused them to make too.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Many girls have this.