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Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 20

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Haruko pulls off a sexier maid than Maria. No wonder the latter got sidelined this episode.

 

When I can’t recall the seiyuu of a character, it usually means they’ve fallen far off my radar. This was the case with Harukaze Chiharu a.k.a. “Haruko”, who’s played Fujimura Ayumi (Shimizu Raimei in Nabari no Ou). Oddly, Ayumi is a seiyuu I normally take notice to, so learning that she plays the student council secretary who secretly works as a maid for Sakuya suddenly put Haruko in a whole new light. See above.

 

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Hayate, let a dead man peep at Maria changing in peace! (…or else we can’t watch damnit!)

 

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“It’s not the same without the MAID SPIRIT!”

 

I don’t ever recall hearing Suwabe Jun’ichi go off on a whining rant like he did with Ryne Regeoster this episode, but damn was it hilarious. “She’s not a maid at all! I can’t rest in peace without the maid spirit. Hell, I don’t want to!” That was probably the comedic highlight of the episode for me, simply because I’ve never heard Jun’ichi do that with his voice. Good stuff.

Note: I realize there’s some discrepancy over the spelling of his name, but Ryne Regeoster seems to be English spelling the Japanese use.

 

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Hina feeling lonely in the student council room. I would gladly keep her “company”.

 

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Who would’ve thought that Wataru is a maid maniac. You think you know someone and then the truth comes out.

 

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Epic maid turn fail.

 

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Saki senses Wataru’s “manly” desires and refuses to put out. A maid with a flustered face is pure win.

 

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Alone in a dark room with the TV on. Let’s hope Ryne’s hands aren’t where they appear to be…

 

It was blatantly obvious that they wanted to totally disregard Maria as the token maid character of the series, but I enjoyed it nonetheless because she didn’t do anything to deserve it. If anything, I guess it’s what she gets for being too perfect all the time. i.e. Completely ignored.

 

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It’s like a pet cat striving to get some attention… and not getting any.

 

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Wataru’s emphatic hand gestures were just too awesome. He’s a maid maniac in everyone’s eyes whether he likes it or not.

 

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Newtype senses are tingling. Short skirts, who would’ve thought!

 

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“Nico! Nicoco!” I only enjoyed the fake smiles as much as I did because of Sakuya’s laughter. It’s contagious.

 

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For anyone with an Isumi fetish.

 

Despite the April date at the beginning of the episode, I admittedly didn’t see this concluding as an April Fool’s joke. This week wasn’t as amusing as previous weeks, nor did it have any advancement in Hayate’s relationships, but it did have its moments. A tearful Isumi being one of them.

 

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“Prepare to get exorcised you meddling dead priest. April Fools this!”

 

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I sense some real fear here. Isumi means business!

 

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Haru’s secret identity revealed. She’s none other than Haruko! /gasp

 

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Hayate’s not too happy about being forced to crossdress (as usual). “Hurry up and die in peace!”

 

August 18, 2009 at 6:05 pm
21 comments »
  • August 18, 2009 at 6:15 pmJoeDX

    Loved this episode.

  • August 18, 2009 at 6:18 pmPutang

    ahh… finally the other maid shows up…

    o_o that just means we are a step closer till

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    arrives

  • August 18, 2009 at 6:28 pmHiddennice

    nice episode

  • August 18, 2009 at 7:01 pmbaba

    ilike

  • August 18, 2009 at 7:14 pmCHIBI

    Ok, K-ON! Special is out!!!

    All anime sucks except for K-ON!…so get moving and blog it.

  • August 18, 2009 at 7:30 pmdivine

    CHIBI:
    It was a boring special so uh… no.

  • August 18, 2009 at 7:54 pmExia

    @chibi

    hah you actually considered that peace of shit 3 minute nyoron smoked cheese copy a special.

  • August 18, 2009 at 8:03 pmFuruba

    Omg i fell off my chair if i was sitting on one. i’m on the floor sitting instead XD I DID NOT CATCH THAT VOICE HOLY CRAP i’m like you divine lol. I had to reawtch the scenes where Haruko talks. How did i not catch that? Usually I recognize her everywhere too…. AYUMIIIII.
    Loved Isumi meido. didn’t see it was an april fool’s joke either LOLOL, poor her XD! Epic maid fail yes……
    Hina =’[

  • August 18, 2009 at 8:07 pmmice

    lol @ K-ON 2 min special–was fun anyway(just dont download it in full HD or you might get disappointed ;-)

  • August 18, 2009 at 8:14 pmarigatou

    nobody notice that a certain ghost otaku priest trying to endless eight Isumi. I wouldn’t mind it looped 15,532 times.

  • August 18, 2009 at 8:24 pmShin

    Smiley~~~ …:D

  • August 18, 2009 at 9:22 pmbrianleung8912

    beg to differ here >:( haru is not sexier than maria ;) (Y)

  • August 18, 2009 at 9:33 pmMegas

    Don’t mine Maria, I’m always on your side. Let those two jerkoffs have their fun ***Sneers in the background @ flustered Maria :P ***

  • August 18, 2009 at 10:54 pmvinson

    Izumi is in maid outfit!

  • August 18, 2009 at 11:27 pmKunami

    Maid Isumi + Haru + Maria = Win

  • August 18, 2009 at 11:39 pmcbhl

    Now I’m curious whether Haruko plays any sort of major role in the future storyline, or whether this was a bit of a one-shot random thing. Hmm…

  • August 19, 2009 at 1:55 amKolbi

    @cbhl

    To answer your question…
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  • August 19, 2009 at 10:06 amjho

    hayate no gotoku for epic win, can’t wait for the next episode.

    and the dead priest was way too funny this ep.

  • August 19, 2009 at 11:21 ammegalith

    Maria made me LOL hard on this ep. XD

  • August 19, 2009 at 12:47 pmSirMuffin

    Ah… Haruko can’t beat Saki or Maria… Perhaps lack of personality, though that might have been intentional… Dunno,But she’s still high-up in the overall rank of maids for me!

  • August 20, 2009 at 1:21 pmyour unknown story

    if i remember correctly, Haruko/Haru was among the top 10 favorite characters voted in the latest fan voting and it was shown before the opening of an HnG episode… forgot which episode though.

    anyways i like Season 2 better than season 1 mainly because season 1 was almost pure random. I like it though, randomness is what defines Hayate no Gotoku but season 2 is far more superior because it follows a plot but is still combined with randomness that gives it the epic win :D