Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 22
Hayate looks on attentively as Ayumu reveals her sexy underwear. Don’t blink!
I’m not entirely sure when it happened, but sometime over the course of this season my expectations of this series shifted far off the quirky comedy that it’s known for. It could be because J.C. Staff got all the juicy romance bits from the manga to animate, making me think this is a romance comedy rather than a random comedy. Assuming that this is the case, I’m left a bit torn when an episode doesn’t have much pertaining to Hayate’s relationships or feature some of the “key players” vying for his affection.
Nagi should be glad Hayate only asked for a wrist watch, otherwise she’d really know the pains of earning her own money.
Let’s take this week’s episode for example. While we did get a “good” awkward moment between Hayate and Ayumu featuring her lingerie (which was very cute/sexy lingerie I might add), I just wasn’t feeling the aftermath enough due to the comedic aspect sidelining all of it with references to Suzumiya Haruhi and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (…I think). On the same notion, Hinagiku was sort of around in the beginning, but only as a character to help set up the rest of the episode. Her role in “my” version of Hayate no Gotoku!! is quite different than that of a preamble-building side character.
I know Hina, it’s not fair that this is all the screentime you get. It hurts me too.
We need more of these piercing stare attacks to raise the tension!
And definitely more of these awkward moments to get our blood “flowing” if you know what I mean.
Raging otaku ruining the ambiance. This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last.
Here, a literally “raging otaku” standing up for crappy cop-out endings. If only we could all verbally attack writers who ended series badly.
On any other usual day with a Hayate episode, I’d be more than content to see some Maria cosplay. However, given the recent stuff that’s been animated, I was hoping to see a bit more of Ayumu and Nagi fighting over Hayate and not Maria and our manga-ka stealing the latter half of the episode.
Funny how Maria’s willingness to go undercover and cosplay mirrors Tanaka Rie’s.
Yes! This is the kind of direct confession/proposal we need in this series! Too bad it’s not with these characters…
What it ultimately comes down to is me expecting J-drama-type romance when we have a combat butler comedy. While I loved having my delusional head around the former, having a random comedy with sparks of romance littered throughout isn’t so bad. At least we have Sakuya’s birthday coming up next week and she’s always fun to watch with her dazzling fashion sense. I don’t need any romance to enjoy some good ‘ol Ueda Kana.
This has been my reaction lately when I’m snubbed with random comedy.
Dazzling fashion sense, but should a 14-year-old really be dressed like this? Not that I’m complaining or anything…
As I mentioned in the comments last time, this current “season” of Hayate looks like it’s slated for 25-26 episodes. I haven’t come across any indication of it going on for longer, but I haven’t seen any confirmation of it ending either. The official site has brief outlines/summaries for the next three episodes, which include some really good romance stuff (or so I’ve been told). I’ll be pretty disappointed if the series peaks on that note and just abruptly ends after, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s truly 25-26 episodes.