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Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 19

Hayate goes for the cheap “Oops, I tripped into your boobs” routine on Maria. Well executed debt-ridden butler!


I had to deviate from starting my posts with the usual Hina screenshot this week in light of some “Hayate’s face in Maria’s chest” action. Hina wasn’t actually in this week’s episode, but luckily that didn’t stop her from getting some screentime via Konami’s shameless Hayate no Gotoku! Trading Card Game (TCG) plug during the first half.

So after some episode “preamble”, Hayate decides to go to BIC(RI) CAMERA and buy a new cellphone. (For those who haven’t been to Japan, BIC CAMERA is like an orgasmic paradise for techno-freaks. Think eight plus stories of electronics with each floor dedicated to one thing.)


I love how anime avoids trademark infringements with their blatant attempts. No, this isn’t BIC CAMERA. Ignore the orange/red coats please.


In an attempt to become a healthier and more social citizen, our hikikomori queen Nagi chooses to accompany him, thus setting the stage for our Yu-Gi… oh shit I mean, Hayate no Gotoku! TCG battle. Remember when you were a kid and how you’d get into fights with other kids at the playground? Well kids these days don’t resort to that. Instead, they whip out their TCG decks and duke it out card battle style.


“What did you just call me!? Let’s go bitch!”


Don’t leave home without your TCG deck or else you won’t be able to settle disputes in a “civil” manner.


The first (and most likely the last) TCG I ever played was Magic: The Gathering. Thinking back, it really doesn’t compare to being able to summon Hinagiku in a bikini and dressing her up as you please. Imagine the possibilities!


Hakuou Gakuin Student Council summoning complete! *gushing nosebleed*


Hayate looks like he’s having way too much fun riding the broom in that card…


Give Hayate some masquerade glasses and he can pull off a Tuxedo Mask with that cloak!


Cosplay card! The next step is making this a video game where the seiyuus spout embarrassed lines when you change their clothes.


I had to include this for all the loli, I mean Nagi, fans out there. :)


And for everyone else, some mmm mmm good Maria. “DRAW, CHARACTER CARD!!!”


The sight of someone drunk on their own power after beating up some scrubs… and proud of it!


So that pretty much sums up the first half of the episode, which I can’t see having served any purpose other than promoting Konami’s trading card game. Shameless self promotion indeed. Next up, Sakuya wants a good laugh for her birthday, so Hayate and Nagi decide to use Maria (of all people) as the “boke” (stupid/funny person) in their Manzai routine. Of course, you can’t do true Japanese comedy without some “good-hearted” physical abuse. Enter the harisen.


Odds that Maria will kill Hayate if he uses that harisen on her? Guaranteed.


Maria hums the theme of Gunbuster, Top wo Narae! ~Fly High~, and becomes the invincible robot itself. Arms crossed and everything!


But of course, Maria doesn’t even know what the hell she’s humming except that it was from one of Nagi’s anime. Tsukkomu (comedic retort) opportunity lost.


With piercing stares, Hayate, Sakuya, and Nagi think, “Do something stupid. Do something stupid. Do something stupid so we can hit you.”


Sakuya gets a good laugh out of Nagi “killing” Hayate for face planting into Maria’s chest. Manzai routine success!


It’s arguable what would’ve been worse — the above from Nagi or what Maria would’ve done if Hayate actually hit her with the fan.


Wataru takes one across the eyes for hesitating to hit Isumi. I enjoy cheap laughs like this.


Well that second half seemed rather pointless as well, but I did enjoy the reference to Gunbuster. For those unfamiliar with it, check out the MAD video below. “SUPER… INAZUMA… KICK!!!”


“Top wo Narae! ~Fly High~” by Hidaka Noriko (日高 のり子) and Sakuma Rei (佐久間 レイ)
August 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm
  • August 11, 2009 at 10:47 pmyaesir

    OMG Gunbuster!

    This has become my most expected episode of the year just because of that.

  • August 11, 2009 at 11:13 pmOre no taaan

    The card game is a parody of YuGiOh and the DURO KARA KAADO is a parody of DRAW MONSTER CARD, the HA☆NA☆SE meme.

    In any case, seto kaichou shoukan and soubi mahou cosplay made me rofl.

  • August 11, 2009 at 11:13 pmenvyitachi89

    Ouch,the hit that Hayate took from Nagi must’ve hurt. I get a feeling that Hayate enjoyed having his face in Maria’s boob.

  • August 11, 2009 at 11:37 pmpierce

    When Nagi used that cosplay card, I thought she was gonna cosplay Hayate, but she cosplayed herself…wtf!?

    This ep was very funny. It reminded me that this second season has been lacking anime/game references.

  • August 12, 2009 at 1:00 amShin

    Good stuff. I love seeing Sakuya getting some airtime. Perhaps she’s a little under-appreciated? I mean, she’s just a support character but…

  • August 12, 2009 at 1:08 amKaris

    those pictures on the TCG are actually drawn from various doujin artists(some are H). But does that means that they are real? I saw some pictures online as well?

  • August 12, 2009 at 3:38 amIzumi

    So I guess we can expect the

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • August 12, 2009 at 5:45 amAmuro1X

    Damn, I didn’t recognize the song! After all this time, Gunbuster is one of the few prolific mecha shows I haven’t watched. Still, gotta love the King of Mono Eyes and The Pose.

  • August 12, 2009 at 6:11 amRinyal

    The TCG card of Hayate on a broom looks like it was drawn by Yamato Yamamoto(illustrator of Kure-nai). <3 Nagi’s and Hina’s cards look familiar too but I can’t remember who’s style it is. X’D

  • August 12, 2009 at 6:12 amoutcast

    Gunbuster where is the topless scene lol

  • August 12, 2009 at 6:19 amrandomperson

    i wish that the images are clickable thumbnails to a bigger image.

  • August 12, 2009 at 8:02 amSirMuffin

    C-C-C-Combo breaker!!! Hina’s not the first picture this week! :( oh well…

  • August 12, 2009 at 8:39 ambrianleung8912

    hungry for some hinagiku screen time >:(

  • August 12, 2009 at 12:32 pmNeo_NMO

    I’m so ashamed i didn’t recognize the song… but at the same time… yay gunbuster references!

  • August 12, 2009 at 12:47 pmdivine

    Ask and you shall receive. Full size screenshots added.

  • August 12, 2009 at 2:08 pmKaris

    Did one of the characters in this series actually sang the Gunbuster OP in one of the Insert Character CDs? I just can’t figure out where I heard this song before.

  • August 12, 2009 at 3:09 pmdivine

    I just went through the Hayate no Gotoku! Character COVER CD the other day and it’s not on it, so maybe you’ve seen/played some Super Robot Wars? Okay, maybe not.

  • August 13, 2009 at 4:39 amHamez

    Does anyone know what song is playing at the end during the preview for the next episode? I can’t read japanese or copy kanji from a video :[

  • August 13, 2009 at 5:17 pmyanipheonu

    I think we all agree that they need to make a real card game. :D

  • August 13, 2009 at 11:11 pmbvinicius

    They could have skipped ou shortened the first half, I am looking forward for the birthday, where some very good things will happen.
    Some of the best things of sakuya that only a few notice is that she is always with different clothes, and many are really nice. I never seen a anime/manga character do this before.

  • August 13, 2009 at 11:33 pmmahaha

    I can’t wait for wataru’s comedy show. “Hey, look at my thumb!” *dead silence* *audience claps out of pity*

  • August 14, 2009 at 10:02 amanime_freaksg

  • August 17, 2009 at 5:19 pmjho

    This is the best comedy I’ve enjoyed this year. Every episode brings tons of laughs.