The Hero's Back

The Hero's Back is an anime episode of Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero that was released on 07/27/2012
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Akatsuki uses his newfound sword to battle the powered-up Cockatrice. Meanwhile, Miu starts to come to terms with her father's death and powerful COCOON members hold a secret meeting.
— FUNimation

Plot Summary

Akatsuki summons his new found sword, and he swings at the barrage of feathers. As he slashes at the bird, he remember taking all of the bands. Akatsuki stabs the Cockatrice with his sword, and the bird explodes. With everyone recovering from their petrified state. Akatsuki tells Chikage and Kuzuha that Myuu saved them. The Babel Student Council go over in their investigation, and Kyouya listens to them debating whether Akatsuki is class A material. Before Tanaka can plant the Cockatrice feathers, Akatsuki stops him and states that Tanaka is stronger than Onizuka. Akatsuki states he knew that Onizuka had broken into the computer room, but Tanaka is the real mastermind. Akatsuki materializes his sword, and Tanaka blasts Akatsuki with quick attacks. Akatsuki drops his sword, and when Tanaka gets close, Akatsuki swings his sword at Tanaka. Akatsuki notes that he had to fake it to lure Tanaka close. Tanaka prepares to blast the whole school where the fragments will harm the students, and he states that he will crush Babel Academy for a revolution. Suddenly, Kyouya freezes Tanaka in a pillar of ice.

Myuu remembers her father's words
Myuu remembers her father's words

Akatsuki returns to help Myuu and the others. Myuu opens a box of first aid packs, and Akatsuki arrives with first aid. When Myuu collapses, she remembers her father's words. He instructs Myuu to live with the man who killed him if he is suitable. If he is not suitable, kill him. As the day is almost over, Akatsuki uses his Naikikou ability to help Myuu healed her shoulder injury. He pokes Myuu so Myuu tells the truth, and he notices that Myuu has not cried since her father's death. Akatsuki tells her that she is free to beat him to a pulp. Myuu cries on Akatsuki's chest. Back at Akatsuki's home, Myuu finds her shirt's button flying off and thinks her breasts are getting too big. In the shower, she talks to herself about going shopping with Chikage and Kuzuha to buy some new underwear and bra. Then, she realizes that Akatsuki is present with her as she sees him right above her. Myuu screams out loud and wonders if brothers are like this. Afterwards, Akatsuki watches the tv and glares at a blonde man. In the cafeteria, Kuzuha explains about Cocoon, the care taker of the world. Each Cocoon commands the military might of each nation and educate their children who have succeeded from a dimension. Kuzuha notes that Akatsuki is on edge, and Chikage asks Myuu if she think about Akatsuki. Myuu denies that Akatsuki cares for her, and she asks Chikage and Kuzuha to help her shop for lingerie. On the rooftop, Akatsuki lies waiting for Kaidou who forgot who is Akatsuki is. Kaidou greets Akatsuki with a fist, but Akatsuki blocks him.

Points of Interest

  • According to Kuzuha, Cocoon stands for Children of Cross Over Other Nation.


  • Japanese Name: "yuusha no senaka" (勇者の背中)
  • Opening Theme: "Realization" by Faylan
  • Ending Theme: "Ai no Sei de Nemurenai" by Aki Misato

Characters & Voice Actors

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Akatsuki Ousaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eric Vale ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Nobuhiko Okamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Miu Ousawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Felecia Angelle ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Yōko Hikasa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kuzuha Doumoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Monica Rial ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Chikage Izumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryan Reynolds ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kana Ueda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Haruka Nanase ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Alexis Tipton ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Marina Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ryouhei Uesaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satoshi Hino ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Minami Aihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Morgan Garrett ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Ayana Taketatsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kyouya Hikami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jerry Jewell ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Takahiro Sakurai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tanaka (Hagure Yusha no Estetica) ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takahiro Mizushima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kaidou Motoharu ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Joel McDonald ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Atsushi Abe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Tetsuto Uesu Original Concept Tetsuto Uesu is the original creator of Hagure Yuusha no Estetica Light Novel.
Hiroshi Tsukada Character Artist/Designer Hiroshi Tsukada is the illustrator of Hagure Yusha no Estetica characters.
Rion Kujo Director


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