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Manga: Hajimete No Aku
Jiro and Kyoko

In the spring of Kyoko's first year in high school Eiko, a girl like a sister to her and her cousin, returns with her younger brother, Jiro. The return isn't that big of a deal, but Jiro (self proclaimed super mad scientist) has it in his head that he wants to operate on Kyoko! And, what's even more, the two of them are actually high ranking members of an Evil organization at the run from the heroes of justice...kinda.

This is a Slice of Life action comedy written by Shun Fujiki that mostly follows the actions of Jiro who is in the company of civilians for the first time in his life. Kyoko more or less finds herself holding his leash and falling in love with him, not that she would admit it.

Short List of Characters:


Tropes in Hajimete No Aku

  • Accidental Pervert: Jiro and Kyoko on ocassion.
  • A-Cup Angst: Kyoko so much.
    • The villain Nanao Arisa
    • And Akira Kurosawa, to a lesser degree.
    • Luna Makurazaki worries that Jiro might like the other girls because of their chest size.
  • Affably Evil: All evil organizations, but Jiro and Eiko get a special note for this
    • Jiro's father gets a special mention here for being a really nice guy making everyone like him, and then stabbing Kyoko in the chest because Jiro was hesitating about waiting a few more days before going back to the organization. But not really, it was all a ploy to get Jiro to make up his mind.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: May explain Jiro's Harem. After all, he is "evil"
  • Alpha Bitch: Minori Yamashita.
  • Ambiguously Gay/Hide Your Lesbians: Eiko and Kyosato. Their relationship dynamics is only hinted at in passing comments. Akira and Oogami's friendship also has this flavor.
  • Artificial Limbs: Jiro gave Kyoko's Dad an artificial limb because Rule of Cool.
  • Attention Whore: Minori Yamashita
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Jiro's father. He's the head of his organization and a supreme asskicker.
  • Bad Ass: A few, but Jiro and Eiko stand out, and Kyouko is pretty badass for a normal. Jiro's Eldest sister Aya is the only person who can scare her siblings, although we only see her take them out once. The biggest Badass in the series would have to be Jiro's father, Ichiro Akuno, who curb-stomps everyone.
  • Bad Ass Bookworm: Jiro.
  • Bad Ass Bystander: Kyoko.
  • Badass Normal: Kyouko.
  • Becoming the Mask: Akira is prone to this when she's enjoying her disguise as a normal schoolgirl.
  • Berserk Button: God help you if you dare hurt Kyoko. Jiro will literally punch you across the room with his new cape form
  • Beta Couple: Subverted with Aki & Akagi (thus far), their relationship just as hilariously broken as the Official Couple themselves.
    • They managed to finally get together. And then Akagi promptly proposes to her.
  • Big Bad: Jiro's dad, and Jiro in the future in their worlds logic. In the series itself there is Nebiros and their (presumed) leader Abaddon.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Prompted by a Call On Me Jiro get's a two page spread for it.
  • Big Eater: Eiko
    • The entire Kusakabe family when the food is free. They are a little tight on cash normally.
  • Big Word Shout: Brought to us by Kyoko see call on me for details.
  • Bodyguard Babes: What Jiro envisions Kyoko as.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: Ikusabe, he wears a standard Kill Them All Mook outfit but is much stronger than even Jiro.
  • Buxom Is Better: Jiro says this and built 2.0 with a bigger chest than Kyoko
  • Call On Me: In Kyoko's defense he was late.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: All but one person who works for an evil group so far. If Jiro did not call himself evil all the time one would almost think he was a hero.
  • Cartoonish Supervillainy: Jiro wants to take over the world! To bad guys in costumes defeated his group.
  • Cat Girl: How President Ryuugi Akagi wants Kyoko modified.
    • Kurosawa is drawn with cat ears when surprised and when shes really happy shes drawn with dog ears and a wagging tail.
  • Caught The Heart On His Cape: Kyoko adorably
    • Later on three fourths of his harem at the same time try this which just causes a fight.
  • Character Development: Kyoko goes from an introverted Type A tsundere to a much more open and outgoing person and more of an Type B, still firmly Type A but much less abusive and more forgiving, as the series goes on due to Jiro's influence.
  • Charles Atlas Super Power: Eiko
    • Kyoko herself would qualify, as she is much stronger than your average schoolgirl.
      • It runs in the family - after all, almost half (if not more) of her family are villains.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: Mentioned briefly, during Kyokos flasback she remembers that Jiro and she have already met when they were kids. Back then They were asked what they want to be in the future and Kyoko said she'd be Jiro's bride.
  • Christmas Cake: Aya, Jiro's eldest sister, is this, she's 29 by the end of the series and tries hard to get married by going to interviews and mixers that end badly (once even running away and saying shes to young). In her last Day In The Lime Light chapter she drunkenly proposes to Elite Mook/ Boss in Mook Clothing Ikusabe, who has had a massive crush on her for ten years, then passes out, its unknown if she even remembers.
    • While not actually old enough (just turning 25 by the end of the series) Eiko and Kyosato's drunk arguments sound like two cakes trying to prove which one is the least cakey
  • Christmas Episode: Starts out with a fight over which one Jiro would attend then it ends with Jiro inviting everyone to the Fanclub's party.
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: Almost everyone. Besides our Official Couple, Yuki gets paired with Midoritani, Aki gets paired with Akagi, Saburo gets quite a bit of Ship Tease with Luna, Kurosawa gets quite a bit of Ship Tease with Oogami, Kyosato, when she's not raping Kyouko or Kurosawa, gets quite a bit with Eiko, and even Jiro's eldest sister Aya gets a lot of teasing with Ikusabe, the Kill Them All Organization's Boss in Mook Clothing.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: 2.0
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Eiko is showing this along with some Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! in the bottom panel.
    • Jiro is this trope at times too.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Jiro goes crazy when he thinks he is losing Kyoko to a girl. Although all of the attention she gets from males seems to go over his head oddly enough.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Eiko and damn does she hide it well.
    • Though it might qualify as Obfuscating Stupidity For the Lulz, since she is eccentric enough to do it and most of her co-called stupidity comes from simple laziness.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Jiro vs The Entire Evil Organization "The Gorgeous". Jiro wins
    • Ichiro Akuno against everybody.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Jiro's family has no money. Almost any/all of Jiro's inventions are scientific break throughs that would make them millions.
  • The Dandy: Shikenoshin Kujou
  • Dark Action Girl: Eiko theoretically with her Charles Atlas Super Power.
  • Dating Catwoman: Shizuka Kusakabe an ally of JUSTICE! She also has a huge very open crush on Jiro.
  • Death Glare: Jiro is developing his.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Eiko in a highly impractical attempt to gain fame and fortune.
  • Designated Hero/Designated Villaininvoked: It's even lampshaded In-Universe how out of it the person who decided who was good and who was evil must have been. The "villains," (members of "evil organizations") who are the protagonists of our story, are more Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters than anything truly "evil," and the members of most "evil organizations" tend to be outstanding role-model citizens, and the few that aren't get zero respect from anybody. The "heroes," (Known as "Allies of Justice") on the other hand, have no problem with the use of excessive force against mostly unarmed "villains" who are meeting up for what essentially amounts to a party.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: No matter how innocent or little the slight Jiro does to Kyoko she megaton punches him. She does get better about this as time goes on.
    • Also the Allies of Justice on the "Evil" organizations. Brutally destroying them with their superior fire power for not-so-evil acts like having a festival.
  • Ditzy Genius: Jiro can build pretty much anything, but is so naive that he really can't do anything right.
  • Drunk on Milk: 2.0 gets plastered on soda. Lampshaded here although it could be justified by 2.0 being a robot and all.
  • Dojikko:
    • Hanako Yasuhiko Midoritani's little sister.
    • Kyosato Yukari the English teacher.
  • Empathic Weapon: Jiro's cape
  • Emperor Scientist: Jiro's goal.
  • Enemy Mine: When another group enters the school and starts targeting Justice, Evil, and civilians indiscriminately Jiro and the Justice followers team up to defeat them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Up to Eleven: it's hard to figure out what actual evil Jiro will even consider with his standards as high as they are. Hell, he even refrains from killing anybody, even his enemies
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Several of the girls, but the main one has to be Aki Nakatsugawa who not only is constantly harassed by her close friends but also has a Trio of infatuated juniors.
  • Evil Genius: Self described Jiro.
  • "Evil" Redhead: Also Jiro.
  • Everyone Can See It
  • Fake Kill Scare: This is the truth behind Jiro's father stabbing Kyouko in front of most the cast. He does a damn convincing job of it.
  • Fan Disservice: Eiko, who is one of if not the hottest character, is often Super-Deformed even in scenes that would be used for normal Fanservice.
  • The Family That Slays Together: Everyone in Jiro's family is in the Evil Organization.
    • Other than Kyouko's mother - otherwise Kyouko would have been a part of the official family business (even then nobody minds her seeing all sorts of secret things, and civilians aren't supposed to see anything).
      • Well, at the very least Kyouko's mother was a villain at the time she met Kyouko's father as in a flashback she was shown grumbling about Justice at a ramen stand.
  • Fastball Special: Kyouko was not amused.
  • First Girl Wins: It's rather obvious that Kyouko and Jiro will be together, and she was the first girl he met that has any importance in the story. They also have a Childhood Marriage Promise, courtesy of Kyouko.
  • Fish out of Water: Jiro knows nothing outside of being an evil scientist.
  • Funny Afro: Jiro modified Kyoko's Dad the first chapter from balding to the Funny Afro.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Jiro
  • Genre Savvy: The one time the plot was in a genre Jiro understood. Minori was trying to pull Jiro away from Kyoko to increase her popularity. He knew her plan from the get go and was impressed with her for it, at least until Kyoko could figure it out too.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: Fanservice is almost always some form of this, Kyosato then takes it up to eleven and no they didn't do that...I think.
    • All the guys and some of the girls seem to believe in this trope. Eiko and Yuki especially.
  • Good Is Not Nice: to the point of What the Hell, Hero?, thankfully not reaching Cerebus Syndrome yet.
  • Go Karting with Bowser: Happens on occasion as Jiro makes more friends with Allies of Justice.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: There are nice guys among the villains who do charity work for their town and some real jerks among the heroes, and it looks like The heroes and villains will have to team up to defeat an unambiguously evil third faction.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Kyosato Yukari
  • Harem Seeker: Kimura, so much so that after he wins the student counsel presidency he appoints only females, to bad not one likes him, except Oogami who is indifferent
  • Harmless Villain: Jiro and his family. They are more likely to save someone than to bully them.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Yuki and Aki, though Yuki seems to have a small crush on Aki. In the epilogue they are shown to still be very close despite both having Love Interests, Kyoko says that she can't see them ever separating.
  • Hero Killer: Ichiro Akuno, Jiro's father. He takes out everybody: Shizuka, Saburo, Kurosawa, Oogami, Eiko, and even Jiro.
    • Subverted when it is revealed that he never actually killed anybody, and was just trying to provoke Jiro into achieving his true potential.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Shizuka Kusakabe, she is a good girl and a legitimate hero-in-training, but when it comes to plans many people comment on how evil they are.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Shizuka has a crush on Jiro.
  • Hot Scientist: Jiro.
  • Hot Springs Episode: A few times thus far
  • In Name Only: Most villains want to Take Over the World in a "let's make everyone happy so they want to be ruled by us, and we'll rule them then" kind of way, and heroes want to stop them, which kind of isn't heroic considering that world would probably be better under the rule of villains and the heroes are willing to go to great lengths to stop them.
  • Instant Expert: Averted with Jiro. He might be creating stuff, but he still has to test it before doing anything grand. And while he is proficient with using his cape (which was created by his father) to do various things, he didn't know about some of its abilities before and has to learn to use them.
    • Played straight with Kyoko, the first time she uses the cloak in battle not only is she able to easily unlock the battle-mode, that Jiro had to undergo Training from Hell for, her battle-mode is basically Superman. Shizuka comments that her battle-mode far exceeds Jiros.
  • Imagine Spot: Shizuka Kusakabe has one where Jiro is Bishounen with a Bishie Sparkle. She's prone to these sometimes.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: He didn't save the little brothers of Shizuka Kusakabe, he just couldn't stand to see such trash on the street!
  • Kill Sat: Jiro has one that he can aim to ridiculous precision.
  • Kissing Cousins: Jiro and Kyoko are first cousins on their mothers sidenote .
  • Knight of Cerebus: Kurusu Yoh and Oogami Himeno the NewTransferStudents are so vicious to the point of invoking Enemy Mine situation.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Kyosato Yukari
  • Love Chart: Shizuka Kusakabe pulls one out that shows how far each girl is from winning Jiro and it includes everyone in the unwanted harem mentioned below and Pochi. For reasons best known to Shizuka. It's accuracy is suspect though.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Shinichi Kurata who actually kidnaps girls in an attempt to revive his dead girl friend.
  • Lover Tug of War: Between 2.0 and Shizuka Kusakabe, lampshaded even
  • Magical Girlfriend: Gender flipped Jiro uses science not magic, but he is obsessed with Kyoko who previously had few friends and almost never did anything with large groups.
  • Mad Scientist: Jiro, harmless, but he fits the bill.
    • His father is also one if him running the organization and creating Jiro's cape is anything to go by.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: Jiro's room and he has one under the school.
  • Male Gaze: Kyoko's butt is shown a lot, especially when she's naked, and Aki's breasts as seen here. Any girl with breasts will get a shot a at least once.
  • The Master: In what can only be a parody of this trope. Jiro calls the Kyoko's dog, who he made an invention for it to talk, Master. For reasons only known to Jiro.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Jiro can veer into this at times because of his lack of knowledge on human relationships.
  • Megaton Punch: Jiro is on the receiving end all the time from Kyoko which seems to be why he wants to modify her because her starting qualities are so good.
  • Meido: 2.0
  • Mobile Shrubbery: Eiko uses a telephone pole.
  • Mooks: They show up a few times, but mostly they aren't around.
    • Recently, to help his organization keep up appearances, Jiro's friends pretended to be his mooks during a super villain festival.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: Kyosato Yukari seems to be made with this in mind.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Dr. J! The J is for Jiro.
    • It has to be pointed out, though, that villains are shown to be no less moral than heroes, and the ones we had seen are definitely more helpful for civilians than the "good guys".
  • Muggles: Civilians in this series.
  • Nebulous Evil Organisation: The Evil Group.
  • Necromantic: Shinichi Kurata
  • Ninja: Jiro's adopted younger brother Saburo Akuno
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Largely averted, but happens on occasion. Comes with hanging around a mad scientist.
  • No Social Skills: Jiro was raised by a very strange family in an Evil Organization.
  • Nosebleed: Happens on occasion.
  • One Head Taller: Latest chapters show us that Jiro is about a head taller than Kyoko.
  • Oblivious to Love: Jiro to all love except oddly enough for Yasuhiko Midoritani's crush on Shinonome. He does not recognize any of his unwanted harems affections, nor his own towards Kyoko.
    • Kyoko tries to be oblivious to her feelings for Jiro.
  • Official Couple: The series ends with two confirmed and one all but confirmed. That said, the Unwanted Harem says that until the wedding day they wont give up.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Everybody in their school except for Jiro at the series start as time goes on though more Heroes and Villains join the school.
  • Outdoor Bath Peeping / The Peeping Tom: All The Watari Fanclub members are willing participants in peeping on the girls changing or bathing at first. Later on Yasuhiko Midoritani refuses to do it and tries to stop them.
  • Pair the Spares: There is enough Ship Tease that by the end, almost everyone is on their way to Official Couple status.
  • People Puppets: Makurazaki Luna, a vampire, drinks Kyoko's sweat to control her. She finds blood to be icky.
  • Poke the Poodle: Jiro once tried to get summer vacation canceled.note 
    • Shizuka Kusakabe and Makurazaki Luna get in on the action too when they try to ruin Kyoko's diet.
  • Porn Stash: Aki Nakatsugawa finds Ryuugi Akagi's while cleaning his room.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Jiro after Kyoko kisses him on the train.
  • Pretty Freeloader: Jiro and Eiko. Eiko keeps trying to get a job, but seems pretty unemployable. Jiro tries to be useful though.
  • Punch Clock Hero: Played straight with most Allies Of Justice, Averted with Akira Kurosawa who reveals that she goes out of her way to do good deeds, not because she has to but because she wants to, even if people call her a meddler or annoyance.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Played with, every villan in-series is completely dedicated to being a villan, but their definition of evil is different from the norm. Only one villan actually acts like a real-world villan.
    • Eiko on the other hand is a lazy Neet that is barely motivated to do anything, though lots of property damage and law suits can be expected when she is.
  • Red Baron: The Freedom Eiko
  • The Remnant: All that is left of the "Kill Them All" evil organization is Jiro's family and one very loyal mook.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: 2.0
  • The Rival: Kageyama Genzou is stated to be Jiro's rival. Also his only similarly aged "friend" growing up.
  • Scenery Porn: Not all the time but often enough
  • Sensei-chan: Kyosato Yukari
  • Sempai Kohai: Makurazaki Luna refers to Jiro as her sempai when she joins his high school to act more like a lady.
    • Kyosato Yukari is very respectful and takes the lessons of of her sempai to heart. The problem is who her sempai is Eiko Akuno
  • She Is All Grown Up: Makurazaki Luna; Jiro himself has not made comment on it but nearly every other character has.
  • Shipper on Deck: Pretty much everyone, who is not trying to get one of the two for them self, for Jiro and Kyoko
    • Jiro ships Shinonome and Midoritani Yasuhiko when he remembers about it.
    • Kyoko and Shinonome playing it straight for Aki x Akagi.
  • Ship Tease: Aki and President Akagi has their share of moment, Akagi was oblivious pretty much in Jiro's fashion.
    • The series as a whole loves this trope as almost everyone is ship teased whith someone else almost to the point of No Loves Intersect, even Jiro's harem has teases with someone else.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Jiro's father. We never see him until very late in the manga, but we know for the most of the story that Jiro has some sort of beef with him and that he made Jiro's cape. He also apparently adopts kids at random and then trains them to be ninjas.
  • Skinship Grope: Yuki and Kyosato both love this trope.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Shizuka Kusakabe on occasion
  • Slasher Smile: Jiro's teeth are pointed so any smile of his gives this impression.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Jiro's group? None less than none, and actually the locals around them can't wait for the "Kill Them All" group to come back because they are so nice and Jiro builds them machines for free.
  • Spider Tractor: It's creepy...
  • Shoutout: In chapter 2 Jiro tries to infiltrate Kyokos room, and for that, he has prepared a drill! His speech sounds oddly familiar...
  • Stalker with a Crush: Shizuka Kusakabe is only attending Jiro's school to stalk him. She considers it fate though.
  • Student Council President:
    • First Ryuugi Akagi
    • Later when he is graduating Jiro, Kurosawa, and Yoshihito Kimura all run for the position. Yoshihito Kimura wins because Jiro and Kurosawa came down with a bad case of had to stop some psychopaths and couldn't make speeches.
  • Super-Deformed: Eiko very frequently, but others can be subjected to this too.
  • Supporting Harem: Even though Kyoko and Jiro both have their own harem there isn't much Ship Tease between the harem members and the object of their affections, infact most of them get alot more ship tease with other characters.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Jiro here.
    • Ryuugi Akagi has no interest is seeing a luscious pair of huge knockers.
  • Talking Animal: Pochi, Kyoko's dog, thanks to Jiro.
  • Temporary Love Interest: Shikenoshin Kujou for Kyoko.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Kimura is an amoral jerkass, who has actually tried to forcefully peek on kyoko and was going to have his way with an unconcious female villan.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Jiro and his croquette.
  • Training from Hell: The Room of Evil: Death Hall aka Evil Crevice. Is where villains go to level up and the first room involves fighting the person you are weaker against and it only gets worse from there.
    • Kurosawa gives a lighter version to Jiro's friends so they can become mooks more or less. Mind you the lighter version had live missiles being shot at them.
    • Kyosato then gives everyone some more, for no reason, during a camping trip.
  • True Companions: Despite their teasing, fighting, and differing loyalties everyone is shown to consider one another friends.
  • Tsundere: Kyoko type A she slowly shifts to type B as the series goes on.
    • Aki Nakatsugawa shown a trait of Type A, though even less violent.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Tell Kyoko she has small breasts. Jiro has weaponized this trait to break Luna's hold over Kyoko once.
    • Jiro does not like to see Kyoko messed with and, on a lesser level, civilians dragged into the fights especially his new friends.
  • Unwanted Harem: Jiro has Kyoko, Makurazaki Luna, 2.0, and Shizuka Kusakabe all vying for his affections. He does not understand nor notice.
    • Kyoko has her fanclub, Jiro, and Kujou Sukenoshin.
      • And Akira, according the Jiro.
      • Kyoko also considers Akira to be in Jiro's
  • Valley Girl: For whatever reason Yuki Shinonome is translated with the Valley Girl speaking pattern.
  • Villain Protagonist: Not that he ever does anything evil, but Jiro still fights against justice sorta...
  • Villains Out Shopping: The entire series. Barring a few more action oriented arcs.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Shizuka and 2.0 are the most faithful to the trope
    • Kurosawa and Oogami manage to destroy whatever room they are in when they start to argue.
    • For some strange reason Pochi and Eiko have this dynamic, The two are always fighting but also hang out constantly.
      • Eiko and Kyosato are perfect friends, maybe more but when they drink they become this.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Shikenoshin Kujou only appears in about three chapters and is never heard from again. No reason is ever given
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Jiro: he is so far removed from understanding that he just assumes that his body's reaction and feelings just mean he really wants to modify Kyoko's body. He does not even understand lust note 
  • Would Harm A Child / Would Hit a Girl: Ichiro Akuno curb stomps every main character at once, three of which were his own children and even uses Shizuka and Saburu as human shields after knocking them out.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Yuki and Kyoko

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