Status: Finished (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Ecchi
Last weekend was my lil bro's convocation! Congratulations! [throwing colourful confettis!!] Winning the thesis award to boot! I'm truly proud of you..and he's even working as a design engineer, doing the things he love :) How blessed..Keep it up bro, will root for you always huhu..
Today I've actually finished watching all 12 episodes of Hagure Yuusha no Estetica, which loosely translated to the brute asthetics of a rogue hero (something along those lines). What makes me interested in the anime in the first place was the setting of the story, which was explained in the summary. With the delicious success of Accel World and Sword Art Online this year featuring the adventure of ordinary people into virtual worlds into great heroes, it piqued my interest to know the continual of a story of these heroes when they return, IF, they manage to retain their powers from previous adventures. Something a little different [smiles] So, Hagure focused more on the everyday life of an ex-hero, Ousawa Akatsuki after he returned home to assimilate with the society by bringing along the daughter of the demon king he slaughtered, Myuu, posing as the long lost lil sis. Weird setting. hmm. My first thought was like "What? Didn't the wench would love to gut him in his sleep tho?"
My thoughts? It turns out that the Akatsuki-kun is truly a hero, but with a bit of a different way of seeing things [Which makes the anime interesting XD]. He makes light of things, fools around, but deep down he's a nice guy, bottom line. Intelligent to boot! And he's f**kng powerful!! Serious sh*t! [Can someone be that strong? Was he casted into the other world when he's a babe or sumthin?]. I would say, his way of thinking comes from hardships and painful experiences, though he conceals it well with his playfulness. Myuu is a fine sweetheart, with those fine face and body [haha] and a wee bit childish too, which makes her appeals more to the anime-watching perverts out there [kidding-kidding :P]. Throughout the anime, we could journey together with Myuu into reaching emotional stability and independence, which is quite liberating.
Although Hagure speaks of an aftermath of a hero's adventure, don't be fooled that there's not enough action. Its there. Its just compacted more on the 2nd half part. The first part was focused more on developing the story. Funny and ecchi moments were served to lighten the mood I guess. I'm not that fond of the oversized bossoms of the female characters, but I don't mind [A lil envy tho]. But I would cautioned parents to censored certain parts of the story to the younger viewers since the ecchi-ness does not come in the forms of boobs only haha. They might think its fine to treat women that way.
I didn't put my hopes up, but the anime does deserves its credits. I didn't realize it could be this good. Although the other two counterparts mentioned earlier were mind baffling-ly good. The arcs weren't sufficient, and I believe, given the chance and more episodes, this anime could be developed much better. The ending was an entrance to another new arc. I will anticipate this.
Overall Rating : 7/10
Storyline : 5/10
Graphics : 8/10
Soundtracks and OSTs : 6/10
Characters development : 8/10