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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://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php here]].

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!!This comic contains examples of the following tropes:
* [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Parents]]: Asuka and Shinji are 14. Their daughter Aki is 4. Time travel was involved.
** On a side note, Aki was born when her parents were about 16 (before the aforementioned time travel).[[note]] They're not sure on the specifics because they didn't keep track of the passage of time between Third Impact and when Shinji realized that Asuka was pregnant[[/note]]
* {{Animesque}}: Art style and format wise the comic is just like a {{Doujinshi}}. In every other respect though it's clearly a Western webcomic.
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: 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.
* 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]].
* CoolBigSis: [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]], of all people, is this to Aki.
* CoolOldGuy: Fuyutsuki.
* CutenessOverload: Just look at the page picture. Aki-chan is ''freaking adorable''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Aki. This was also true in ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' but it gets a lot more focus here, especially in Chapter 3.
* DeathGlare: Ritsuko finds herself reciving one simultaneously from [[http://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/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.
* 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://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/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://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php?browse.3.69 Aki]].
* 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.
* MamaBear: Asuka does ''not'' take it well when she can't find Aki.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* RightInFrontOfMe: Kodoma suspects she knows Asuka when she goes to drop Aki off, but seems to believe she's mistaken.
-->'''Kokoma''': 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.
* ShoutOut: [[DragonBallZ Super-Saiyan Asuka]] does not like the thought of Aki being a test subject.
** Also, Aki [[http://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php?browse.3.95 pulls a Luffy]].
* SpinOffspring: [[CaptainObvious Guess]].
* SpitTake: Kodoma does one when she learns [[spoiler: that Aki has run off]].
* StylisticSuck: Aki's drawings are intentionally made poorer than Jimmy's art, since she is a toddler.
* TitleDrop: The only instance where JapaneseHonorifics are used are two 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://jimmywolk.studenten-froendenberg.de/eng/aki.php?browse.3.60 Shinji and Asuka]] dress up in business outfits, so they don't look like obvious teenagers, when dropping Aki off at Kindergarten.
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