[[caption-width-right:253:Somehow we doubt we'll have a problem with that.]]

Following the events of ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' the Ikari family is back together. However, this is not the world little Aki Ikari grew up in, this is not the world Asuka and Shinji Ikari have been living in for the past seven years, and there is still quite a bit of work that needs to be done -- for one thing, Mr. and Mrs. Ikari need to get remarried. So join Aki and her parents as they go through life, face the challenges of the world, and [[TastesLikeDiabetes look darn cute doing it]].

In other words, ''Aki-chan's Life'' is a primarily SliceOfLife FanWebcomic that acts as the sequel to the fanfic ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''. The story is told in chapters, with each chapter being its own self-contain mini-arc, and the strips themselves are read right-to-left instead of the standard left-to-right. All similarities to {{Manga}} or {{Doujinshi}} are completely intentional.

The comic can be read [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php here]].

Compare with ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'' -- another ''Evangelion'' webcomic -- and ''Manga/{{RETAKE}}'' -- the most famous Eva doujinshi.

!!This comic contains examples of the following tropes:

* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Aki has this a lot of her loving parents as seen [[http://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php?browse.4.101 here]].
* {{Animesque}}: Art style and format wise the comic is just like a {{Doujinshi}}. In every other respect though it's clearly a Western webcomic.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Averted with Toji, who decides that [[SeenItAll he's seen so much lately]] that Shinji and Asuka having a time traveling daughter isn't that odd, and Fuyutsuki, who accepted it after spending a little time with Aki and saw many similarities with her parents. Played straight with Ritsuko, who demands a paternity test.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Hikari is peeved to learn that Shinji and Asuka have a time traveling daughter, are sleeping together before getting married, and got engaged ''before'' she and Toji could.
* BadassAdorable: Not many toddlers can climb a fully-grown tree. Aki was like a prepubescent Franchise/{{Tarzan}} in that regard.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Rei had [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer a bad experience with school]], and she correctly anticipates that Aki's...unique tendencies will cause her to have a similar experience. In order to protect her from that, ''[[TheQuietOne Rei]]'' is willing to argue with her parents repeatedly about it. And when they still put Aki in school, Rei waits just outside the school building for most of the day, just in case.
* BirthdayEpisode: In the first chapter Shinji and Asuka held a party for Aki's fourth birthday. They invited their friends and co-workers, telling them that they were celebrating their victory about SEELE. So when they introduced their four-years-old daughter -that no one knew they had- hilarity ensued.
* ButtMonkey: Poor [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Pen-Pen]] lost all dignity when Aki entered the picture.
-->'''Asuka''': "They had a rough start".\\
'''Aki''': "[[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.1.9 Fly, Birdy!]]"
* CallToAgriculture: After winning the Angel War and averting the Apocalypse, Shinji and Asuka decide to buy the Yamadera's garden-market (where they lived back in the... [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble alternate future]]) and run the place.
* CharacterTics: As seen in chapter 3, Aki has inherited her father's nervous tic: she clenches and relaxes her right hand when she gets nervous.
* CloudCuckoolander: Aki's a little odd, even for a 4 year old, but that's to be expected given the [[AfterTheEnd world she used to live in]].
* CoolAunt: [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]], of all people, is this to Aki.
* CoolOldGuy: Fuyutsuki.
* CutenessOverload: Just look at the page picture. Aki-chan is ''freaking adorable''.
* CuteKitten: [[http://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php?browse.4.108 "Mr. Fluffles"]], a neighborhood cat Aki enjoys playing with.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Aki. This was also true in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' but it gets a lot more focus here, especially in Chapter 3. By chapter 4, though, she seems to have gotten over it.
* DeathGlare: Ritsuko finds herself reciving one simultaneously from [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.2.29 both Asuka AND Shinji]] when she jokingly(?) suggests taking a blood sample from Aki for the DNA test.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Sums up about half of the reactions on [[http://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php?browse.1.21 this page]] after Shinji and Asuka introduce Aki to the rest of the cast.[[note]] Shinji and Asuka had been keeping this a secret for a while now, Aki's too young to understand what the big deal is, Misato had found out months ago, Rei and Kaji had already meet Aki, Toji had figured it out a few minutes before, Hikari simply couldn't believe it, The BridgeBunnies (Maya, Makoto, and Shigeru) had heard rumors about the time travel but had no idea that the kid had come back too, Ritsuko had been completely in the dark, and Pen Pen [[RuleOfFunny just because]] [[/note]]
* DrivesLikeCrazy: In chapter 2 Misato is driving the Ikari family to Nerv. [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.2.24 When Shinji mentions that she is an awful, reckless driver]], Misato protests that she is ''trying'' to stick to the traffic regulations.
* FacePalm: Asuka facepalms repeatedly [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.117 here]] and [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.118 here]] while [[spoiler:Kaji]] is putting his foot in his mouth in spectacular fashion.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater:
** Technically a case of someone from the future coming to the past, though Aki is too young to really understand the situation. She's still learning about the world, meeting new people and such, and in many ways her situation isn't that much different from a typical 4 year old. She does, however, tend to draw worried looks when she [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.3.78 talks about the post-Third-Impact]] world where she used to live.
** When dropping her off for her first day at Kindergarten, her parents explain that they "used to live out in a secluded part of the countryside" to excuse Aki's more oddball moments; a pretty good comparison if you think about it.
* FriendlyRivalry: Naota and Seita, who are, in their own words, "Bestest Rivals!"
* FunnyAnsweringMachine: Courtesy of [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.3.69 Aki]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.134 Poor Pen-Pen]].
* GoodParents: Shinji and Asuka, heartwarmingly so.
* HenpeckedHusband:
** Shinji is quite passive and Asuka very domineering. Most of the time, Asuka makes plans and handles everything necessary while Shinji follows her lead or makes whatever she commands. At one point after returning to the past, Touji thinks his best friend looks like a henpecked husband, not knowing how right he is.
--->'''Touji:''' Man, how can a guy be that henpecked?
** As seen during a flashback, Gendo's reply to anything what his wife said was: "Yes, Yui", "Of course, Yui", "Whatever you say, Yui".
* ImaginaryFriend: Subverted. WordOfGod says that the reason Aki isn't carrying around Kiko (her doll) all that much any more is because she is meeting lots of people besides her mom and dad.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Aki and Rei.
* KidFromTheFuture: Aki technically counts, although both parents were aware of her existence before she went back in time.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Asuka and Shinji having a daughter was a [[WhamLine big reveal]] in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry''. Here, it's spelled out in [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.0.0 the prologue]].
* LemonyNarrator: Caption boxes will often exposit on the characters' expressions, and in parts of chapter 1 they just flat out gave the author's commentary on the proceedings.
* LuminescentBlush: Asuka tasks Shinji with explaining to Aki where babies come from [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.119 in this page]]. Shinji's face tells everything...
* MamaBear: Asuka does ''not'' take it well when she can't find Aki.
* MeetTheInLaws: One of the future planned chapters features Shinji meeting his in-laws.
* MoeCouplet: Aki and Rei. Seriously, it's adorable.
* MythologyGag:
** When Maya offers to get Aki some tea at a vending machine she responds with "But I'm a girl...!"
** Also, when Aki first sees the Geofront, she says, "Wow! A real-" "-ly big cave!"
** Later, when Aki falls out of a tree, she lands gracefully on her feet, in a manner extremely similar to Rei falling out of the vent in NERV.
* NotSoDifferent: Aki meets a girl called Ririko who is prone to get angry and hold grudges. Later [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] meets Ririko's overbearing and strict mother and gets pretty irritated at the woman's attitude. Then Ririko tells that her mother is like that because if they are not the best nobody will respect them... In other words, they have the same mindset Asuka had been fed with since she was a little child. Upon hearing it, [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.130 Asuka got frozen in the spot]].
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Subverted. Yes Touji, yes Hikari, that little girl who just answered the door of your friend's apartment ''is'' their kid. It's a long story.
* OhCrap:
** The older Ikaris finding out that Hikari's older siter Kodoma works at the kindergarten where they're enrolling Aki.
** Shinji when Asuka leaves him the duty of explaining "The birds and the bees" to Aki.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Touji and Hikari see Rei smiling, they freak out and decide they MUST have landed on an alternate universe somehow (and they are not so far from the truth, if you think about it).
* PeggySue: While the comic itself doesn't directly have this, the effects of ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' being an example are discussed though. For one thing, Ritsuko doesn't believe that Aki is Shinji and Asuka's daughter till she does a DNA test.
* RelativelyFlimsyExcuse: Shinji and Asuka don't want to explain that Aki is their KidFromTheFuture, so they claim she's Asuka's four-year-old cousin... which prompts Aki to happily exclaim: "Yes, I'm Mama's cousin! Hey, what's a cousin?"
* TheReveal: The whole point of the Party in chapter 1. With SEELE and the Angels gone, Shinji and Asuka had no reason keep the whole Time-Travel thing, or their daughter, a secret anymore.
* RightInFrontOfMe: Kodoma suspects she knows Asuka when she goes to drop Aki off, but seems to believe she's mistaken.
-->'''Kodoma''': I guess it's the hair. The only other redhead I know is that obnoxious friend of my little sister.\\
'''Asuka''': Obnoxious?
* RummageSaleReject: Aki likes to wear clothes that are too big for her.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: While [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.3.60 Shinji and Asuka wear glasses]], only Asuka's tend to be ScaryShinyGlasses. Who would have thought Asuka would take fashion tips from Gendo?
* ShoutOut:
** ''[[Anime/DragonBallZ Super-Saiyan Asuka]]'' does not like the thought of Aki being a test subject.
** Also, Aki [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.3.95 pulls a Luffy]].
* SpinOffspring
* SpitTake: Kodoma does one when she learns [[spoiler: that Aki has run off]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Aki looks very similar to Yui, and by association Rei.
* StylisticSuck: Aki's drawings are intentionally made poorer than Jimmy's art, since she is a toddler.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: As noted below under TeenPregnancy, the age gap between Parents and child barely is ''Ten years''. The family doesn't really care much; to Aki, they're still "Moma" and "Papa" (and she's too young to understand anyways); Shinji and Asuka are just glad to have her back, and remain loving, mature parents. But it's an ''awkward'' situation to say the least, and Mom and Dad generally try to avoid explaining it to folks outside their friends and people at NERV.
* TheTalk:
** Asuka thought it would be a good idea for Shinji to tell Aki about the birds and the bees after Misato revealed she was pregnant. Since he had keep the explanation appropriate for a 4 year old, Aki now thinks that Kaji made Misato eat a baby.
** And then [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.phpp?browse.4.124 Asuka decided]] [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.125#comment to take over]].
* TeenPregnancy: They're not sure exactly because they didn't bother keeping track of dates, but Shinji and Asuka couldn't have been much over 16 when Aki was conceived. And that's before the MentalTimeTravel thing happened, leaving them both physically fourteen... with a four year-old KidFromTheFuture. This is going to create some problems in the future...
* TitleDrop: The only instance where UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics are used are three instances where people are addressing "Aki-chan."
* UnfazedEveryman: Touji figures out who Aki is within minutes of meeting her. More to the point, he has very little trouble believing it:
--> '''Touji''': I guess I shouldn't have been so surprised... I've seen so many weird things the last few months... So... congratulations.
* WigDressAccent: [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.3.60 Shinji and Asuka]] dress up in business outfits to hide their age when dropping Aki off at Kindergarten; You know, because two teens dropping off a 4-year old at school would raise a lot of awkward questions.
* WingdingEyes: In [[http://www.jimmys-desktop.de/aki.php?browse.4.126 this scene]] Shinji and [[ParentalSubstitute Misato]] are blinded by a camera's flash and their eyes turn into tiny spirals.