Hagure Yuusha no Estetica
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GenreAction, Fantasy, Romance, Ecchi, Shōnen, Harem
Light Novel
WriterTetsuto Uesu
IllustratorTamago no Kimi
Original runMay 2010 ~ Ongoing
TV Anime
DirectorRion Kujou
Original runJuly 6, 2012 ~ September 21, 2012
WriterTetsuto Uesu
IllustratorHaiji Nakasone
Original runJanuary 20, 2012 ~ Ongoing
Aestethica of a Rogue Hero (はぐれ勇者の鬼畜美学 Hagure Yūsha no Esutetika) is a Japanese light novel by Tetsuto Uesu. It has been adapted into both an anime television series, which originally ran on July 6, 2012, and a manga series.

The anime series is licensed by Funimation Entertainment.


Summoned into an alternate world of Alayzard, Akatsuki Ousawa helps to defeat the demon king (魔王 Maō), brings harmony back into the world, and (under the demon lord’s last request) takes the demon’s only daughter back into Akatsuki’s own world. It turns out that being teleported into a different world is somewhat of a common occurrence. Those who find themselves back home often come back with the power to use magic and the world organization fearing people like Akatsuki created Babel, a school to teach and keep tabs on the magic users. Akatsuki is able to pull the demon lord’s only daughter into Babel as his sister, Myuu Ousawa. A new chapter for Akatsuki is about to begin in his own universe.


Class B

Akatsuki Ousawa (鳳沢 暁月 Ōsawa Akatsuki)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
The main protagonist of the series. Akatsuki came back to the real world after defeating the demon king and becoming a hero in the alternate world of Alayzard. He was entrusted by the Demon King with his daughter, Miu whom Akatsuki brought back with him. Akatsuki began to attend Babel school along with Miu (posing her as his late sister, Myuu).
Ousawa is, by nature, cocky and perverted. Upon bringing an unconcious and naked Miu back to his apartment, the first thing he considers doing is fondeling her breasts. Akatsuki also tends to humiliate any female that obstructs or attacks him by somehow removing her panties and either keeping or throwing them away.
By the end of Season 1, he was promoted to Class A.
Miu Ousawa (鳳沢 美兎 Ōsawa Miu)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese), Felecia Angelle (English)
Miu Ousawa is the daughter of the Demon King. She is skilled at using magic, easily being able to knock out a teacher in the first episode, to the point of using simultaneous magics of differing elements. She also has a dark power that we see her using in the second episode, likely due to her nature as at least part demon. Her father entrusted her to Akatsuki Ousawa, upon his death at the Akatsuki's hands. Miu is aware that Akatsuki killed her father, although whether she intends to take revenge is at this stage unknown.
Chikage Izumi and her class rep, Kuzuha Doumoto, the three of them usually hanging around together during breaks, and begins to show romantic feelings to Akatsuki.
By the end of Season 1, she was promoted to Class A.
Kuzuha Doumoto (桐元 葛葉 Dōmoto Kuzuha)
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
The Class Representative of Class B and a "short" girl, which was suddenly pulled into another world and when she returned, she was placed in JPN Babel where people are older. She is intelligent, so much that she moved some series, has a shy and reserved personality. All this is because the fact that she cannot "understand" the feelings of others. It makes her think she is a "child". Not much is known about her, she is a close friend of Miu and Izumi. Her weapon is a giant hammer and her specialty is earth elemental.
By the end of Season 1, she was promoted to Class A.
Chikage Izumi (五泉 千影 Izumi Chikage)
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Ryan Reynolds (English)
Chikage Izumi introduced herself to Akatsuki and Miu on their first day in JPN Babel with the intention of avoiding them to get into trouble with Kenya. She is a lesbian and admits this fact shamelessly. She is somewhat perverted when it comes to girls. She always seems to be happy, and is very protective. She protected Miu from the cockatrice while protected Kuzuha from Phil Barnett and ended up being severely injured. Chikage Izumi loves to tease Kuzuha. Her element is water and her weapon is a magical longbow.
By the end of Season 1, she was promoted to Class A.
Kenya Onizuka (鬼塚 剣哉 Onizuka Kenya)
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese), Cris George (English)
Kenya Onizuka is a problem child who was demoted from Class A to Class B. His element is fire, and he used it on Akatsuki, before he summoned a giant Cockatrice to get his revenge, only for him to be defeated by Akatsuki very easily.
Tanaka (田中 Tanaka)
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese), Aaron Dismuke (English)

Class A

Motoharu Kaidou (海堂 元春 Kaidō Motoharu)
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)
A blonde guy, who, despite his appearance, is poor, classified on "Class A", he presents a different way of Akatsuki Ousawa, where he defends a punch as a "handshake", and the fight begins with a series of kicks, where he errs, and Akatsuki knocked him down by a leg. He is convinced that he is the best friend of Akatsuki, he works on the staff of a peculiar event, the "catch-up swimsuit on the beach", he is fast, and seems to use the same fighting style of Alatsuki. He is known to be clumsy, has the reputation of "the eternal clown of class A", he is cheerful, but has a mysterious side that he thinks everything is fake. His power is still unknown.

Student Council

Kyouya Hikami (氷神 京也 Hikami Kyōya)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English)
The President of Student Council and the member of COCOON. He has a silver hair and the cold, blue eyes. His power is as equal as Akatsuki's power and he has some interest in him with Akatsuki's fight. His element is ice, but his weapon is not yet known.
Haruka Nanase (七瀬 遥 Nanase Haruka)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
The Vice President of Student Council. She has a long, green hair and green eyes. She isn't very fond to Akatsuki ever since he stole her bra and panties, and therefore, she disliked him. Her element is wind and her weapons are two push knives.
Minami Aihara (哀原 美奈巳 Aihara Minami)
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese), Mandy Lane (English)
The Treasurer of the Student Council. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. Her element is earth and her weapon is a Liuxing Chui.
Ryouhei Uesaki (上崎 遼平 Uesaki Ryōhei)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Japanese), Dallas Reid (English)
The Secretary of the Student Council. He has short brown hair, slanted fox eyes, and has an almost constant smile on his face. His element is fire and his weapon is a Chinese Dao.

Engineering Department

Kubota Kaito (久保田 灰人 Kubota Kaito)
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese), Christopher R. Sabat (English)
Administrator and BABEL’s best scientist, said to be the number one alternate world technology researcher.


Sherfied Kingdom

Risty El Da Sherfied (リスティ・エル・ダ・シェルフィード Risuti Eru Da Sherufīdo)
Voiced by: Rina Sato (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
The Princess of Sherfied, a kingdom of Alayzard.
Zechs Doltrake (ゼクス・ドルトレイク Zekusu Dorutoreiku)
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese), Scott Freeman (English)
Commander-in-chief of the empire.
Loutier Trum (ルーティエ・トルム Rūtie Torumu)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (Japanese), Anastasia Munoz (English)
Valkyria (ワルキュリア Warukyuria)
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Terri Doty (English)
The Chief Maid who works for Risty. Valkyria and her squad of maids tried to stop Akatsuki from leaving Alayzard, unaware of what is inside the bag that he was holding, but they were then defeated by him.

Disdia Empire

Balaam Dai Aron Disdia (バラム・ダイ・アロン・ディスディア Baramu Dai Aron Disudia)
Voiced by: Takayuki Sugō (Japanese), Brian Mathis (English)
The Emperor of the Disdian Empire
Alphonse (アルフォンス Arufonso)
Fourth prince of the Disdian Empire

Aleclasta Empire

Volk Laem Aleclasta IV (ヴォルク・レム・アレクラスタIV世 Voruku Remu Arekurasuta IV Yo)
Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (Japanese), Charlie Campbell (English)
Pope of the Aleclasta Empire
Miranda Quenti (ミランダ・クエンティ Miranda Kuenti)
Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)
Archbishop of the Aleclasta Empire


Michael Arkwood (ミハエル・アークウッド Mihaeru Ākuuddo)
COCOON's top, with the ability to dominate the world's population.
Retia Crisis (レティア・クライシス Retia Kuraishisu)
Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Claudio Farris (クラウディオ・ファリス Kuraudio Farisu)
A doctor with glasses, who is the top 4th of COCOON.
Jude Ortiz (ジュード・オルティス Jūdo Orutisu)
The top 6th of COCOON, who is in charge of USA BABEL.
Chris Tempest (クリス・テンペスト Kurisu Tenpesuto)
The youngest member of COCOON.

Scarlet Dusk

Gouki Ousawa (凰沢 鋼毅 Ōsawa Gōki)
The founder of the terrorist organization Scarlet Dusk and also the father of Akatsuki and Miu.
Cecil Endheart (セシル・エンドハート)
Gouki's right-hand woman, and current leader of Scarlet Dusk.
Tiana Randohauze (テイアナ - ランドハウゼ)
Mikagami Memeko (深鏡 めめこ)


Leon Aceperio (レオン・エスペリオ Reon Esuperio)
He was engaged to Risty and was also referred to as a hero. He was killed by Galious when fighting alongside Akatsuki and a tomb was constructed for him. Unfortunately, his tomb was destroyed by Phil for glory and thinking Leon is an eyesore to Phil.
Phil Barnett (フィル・バーネット Firu Bānetto)
Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)
A holy knight of the Disdian army. He was ordered to capture Miu and to take her back to Alayzard in order to execute her. He was also ordered to kill Akatsuki if he tries to save Miu. Other than that, Phil destroyed Leon's grave out of hatred. He also made a contract with Zahark, the devious dragon in Alayzard, and used it to attack anyone who stands in his way especially Akatsuki. His weapon is capable of inflicting poison, which results in an instant death. Phil destroyed Leon's tomb for glory and referred Leon as an eyesore to him.

Asmodian / Demons

Galious (ガリウス Gariusu)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)
Demon King of the Asmodian clan and Miu's father. He was killed by Akatsuki and entrusted his daughter, Miu, to Akatsuki who vowed to protect her.
Ulm (ウルム Urumu)
Patriarch of the Dark Elves.
Kurt (クルト Kuruto)
Ulm's grandson.
Riruru (リルル Riruru)
A girl of the Dark Elves.


Miu Ousawa (凰沢 美兎 Ōsawa Miu)
The daughter of Gouki, and the real little sister to Akatsuki. She committed suicide by jumping in front of Akatsuki on the hospital roof. The death caused Akatsuki to be in regret and a deep trauma, it also caused Akatsuki to despise his father.


Light Novels

A light novel series written by Tetsuto Uesu and illustrated by Tamago no Kimi. The series has currently 11 volumes and is published by Hobby Japan.

List of Light Novel Volumes

Volume # Cover ISBN Release Date
Light Novel Volume 1 HYnA vol 01 001 ISBN 978-4798600420 May 1, 2010
Light Novel Volume 2 HYnA vol 02 001 ISBN 978-4798601045 July 31, 2010
Light Novel Volume 3 HYnA vol 03 001 ISBN 978-4798601380 November 1, 2010
Light Novel Volume 4 HYnA vol 04 001 ISBN 978-4798601809 February 1, 2011
Light Novel Volume 5 HYnA vol 05 001 ISBN 978-4798602257 April 28, 2011
Light Novel Volume 6 HYnA vol 06 001 ISBN 978-4798602646 July 29, 2011
Light Novel Volume 7 HYnA vol 07 001 ISBN 978-4798603216 November 30, 2011
Light Novel Volume 8 HYnA vol 08 001 ISBN 978-4798603599 February 29, 2012
Light Novel Volume 9 HYnA vol 09 001 ISBN 978-4798604220 June 29, 2012
Light Novel Volume 10 Vol10HYnA ISBN 978-4798604732 September 29, 2012
Light Novel Volume 11 Vol11HYnA  ISBN 978-4798605661 February 28, 2013


The anime was adapted by Arms Corporation, directed by Rion Kujou, and had began its airing on July 6, 2012. "Realization", the opening theme, was by Faylan. The ending theme "Ai no Sei de Nemurenai" by Aki Misato.

List of Episodes

Episode # Title Original air date
1 New Game Plus
強くてニューゲーム (Tsuyokute Nyū Gēmu)
July 6, 2012
2 Holy Water Bond
聖水の絆 (Seisui no Kizuna)
July 13, 2012
3 To Become an Adult
大人になるには (Otona ni Naru ni wa)
July 20, 2012
4 The Hero's Back
勇者の背中 (Yūsha no Senaka)
July 27, 2012
5 Just a Short Repose
ただ、そんな休日の一時を (Tada, Sonna Kyūjitsu no Hitotoki o)
August 3, 2012
6 Supersonic! Sleipnir
超音速!スレイプニル (Chōonsoku! Sureipuniru)
August 10, 2012
7 A Crude Panic on the Beach!
渚の鬼畜パニック! (Nagisa no Kichiku Panikku!)
August 17, 2012
8 BABEL's Ranking Matches Begin
BABELランキング戦、開始 (BABEL Rankingu Sen, Kaishi)
August 24, 2012
9 On Such a Beautiful Moonlit Night
こんなにも綺麗な月夜の晩に (Konna nimo Kirei na Tsukiyo no Ban ni)
August 31, 2012
10 Where I Belong
ボクの居場所 (Boku no Ibasho)
September 7, 2012
11 Before Daybreak
夜明けが来る前に (Yoake ga Kuru Mae ni)
September 14, 2012
12 The World is Watching You
世界が君を見つめて (Sekai ga Kimi o Mitsumete)
September 21, 2012

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica: Hajirai Ippai

List of OVA's

OVA # Title Original air date
1 A New Battle Suite
2 Be a Grown Woman
3 Bound By the "Holy Water"
4 Mixed Bath on the Shore
5 Mixed Bath on the Shore