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Hayate now owes Nagi after she paid off his debt, and it will take him about 40 years to pay her back. For now, he accompanies her in playing a video game, and she tells him about how there are only three people living here because it’s a small house. When Hayate says that he’s just happy to be living under the same roof with a cute girl, Nagi assumes that he’s talking about her, so she gets angry when she finds out he’s actually referring to Maria. Hayate begins his new job in earnest the next morning, and he goes to ask Maria about what to do. She assigns him to go wake up Nagi, but when Hayate gets to her room, he finds a large white tiger on the bed with her. In his mind, he concludes that it must be a new Sony product. Nagi soon wakes up, so Hayate tries to alert her to the danger, but Nagi seems well-acquainted to the tiger who she calls Tama. Around this time, Klaus, the head butler, appears from under Nagi’s bed to ridicule Hayate. He insists that if Nagi calls Tama a cat, then it’s a cat. Not buying it, Hayate says that Tama should be caged, which causes the tiger to get quite mad. Klaus explains that Tama is a stupid cat who can’t be controlled by anyone other than Maria and Nagi, but Hayate realizes that this means Klaus can’t control the tiger either. As if on cue, Tama attacks Klaus for what he said and then charges towards Hayate. It’s only because Nagi says something that Tama suddenly turns nice and hugs Hayate instead.

However, Nagi also notes that if Tama wants to play, he should do it outside, so the tiger tackles Hayate out the nearby window. Nagi has all sorts of confidence in Hayate and doesn’t think that he’ll lose to Tama, so Klaus makes it a bet: if Hayate loses, he has to leave. It’s only after Hayate and Tama start fighting that Klaus notices that their battlefield is actually Maria’s garden. In fact, Maria discovers Tama winning against Hayate, and the sight of an angry Maria scares Tama off. She also figures out that it was Klaus and Nagi who had set up the fight. As she treats Hayate’s wounds, Maria reveals that Nagi adopted Tama and pampered him after she found him in Africa when she was a little girl. Because of this, Tama would never hurt Nagi and would risk his life for her. Maria makes Hayate realize that he and Tama are the same in how Nagi helped them both, but after Maria walks off, Tama suddenly speaks up, saying that he doesn’t want to be grouped as a loser like Hayate. He also tells Hayate to keep it a secret that he can talk, though all of this just causes Hayate to think that rich people’s pets can speak. In actuality, only Hayate knows about it.

Although this incident is over, Klaus still doesn’t like Hayate, and Nagi continues to stick up for him. Maria finally suggests an aptitude test, so Klaus goes to prepare one. In the meantime, Hayate asks Maria if Nagi has high expectations for him. She explains that Nagi isn’t good at expressing her feelings and hasn’t been smiling much since losing the previous butler Himegami. Thus, it’s been a long time since Maria has seen Nagi so energetic, and so she was quite happy that Hayate saved Nagi. Since Nagi does seem to have high expectations for him, Hayate decides to live up to them. When Klaus leads him to his challenge, Hayate finds himself up against a nursing robot in a butler skills competition. Nagi, however, has a few choice words for the robot, including that it’s ugly. This gets the robot so pissed off that it tries to kill her, meaning that Hayate has to jump in and save her. As a result, Hayate ends up having to fight the robot anyway. He succeeds after pinning it down with silverware and then electrocuting it without regard to his own safety. Klaus thus has no choice but to accept Hayate, at least until they find the next butler. Hayate wakes up sometime later and apologizes to Nagi for messing up the room they were fighting in. She tells him that there are a lot of replacements for the room, but there are no replacements for him. Hayate remembers that on this day, he swore to protect Nagi with his life. And now, back in the present, Hayate finishes telling his story to a very bored mecha. The two of them then finally resume their battle and charge at each other.


There were some good jokes this week, including Nagi’s “Hayate still has two transformations left,” and Hayate responding “…I’m not Freeza.” Of course they had to beep out the word Freeza, but that made it even funnier. It’s also interesting to note that this episode would appear to mark a departure from the manga, at least timeline wise. I hadn’t expected them to go back to the mecha that Hayate had been fighting at the beginning of the first episode, and the preview for next week would suggest that we’re jumping ahead to volume four where Hayate visits Nagi’s school. I’m certainly not complaining about this because it means that we’ll get to meet Hinagiku and Yukiji, and go ahead with some of what I consider the better parts of the manga.

April 14, 2007 at 11:59 pm
  • April 15, 2007 at 12:06 amRemi

    FIRST TO COMMENT! lool I can’t wait to watch this!! freeza loool xDDDDDD

    and he was playing video games?! ;__; that just too cute! omni! you rules! xD

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:09 amOskar Anly EX

    What? Next episode Hinagiku and Yukiji already?

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:09 amRasmiel

    They have got to get some Bleach jokes in this anime. XD

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:14 amemi

    Haha, that’s definitely a spoof of Sailor Moon in the first screencap.
    What a funny anime, though a bit over the top sometimes.

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:26 amRednights

    LOL @ Screenshot 2. He’s playing a game, it says “You Win” and the character he clearly beat is himself!

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:27 amSand

    Mukkuru is here! =)

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:33 amFuruba

    rofl tama look so evil behind the head butler! can’t wait to see this

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:51 amwrex

    Rednights: actually, it’s Nagi’s character that beat Hayate’s character on screen. She beat him with a few pushes of the button when he mentioned how pretty Maria was. :)

  • April 15, 2007 at 1:09 ammangamaxx

    LOL, is that Hinagiku in the preview? Hope so, She’s one of the characters I’ve been looking forward to seeing.

  • April 15, 2007 at 1:13 amHaesslich

    So, Hinagiku and company are showing up sooner, bypassing the Isumi introduction and the kidnapping… among other things.

  • April 15, 2007 at 1:24 amkai

    hhahaha…..the manga is hilarious. Currently, i am at chapter 123 of the manga(12-13 volume)

  • April 15, 2007 at 2:15 amdward

    Lol….I wonder how long are they gonna keep up with the whole censor thing. Gonna loooove this anime for good.

  • April 15, 2007 at 2:45 amshh227

    Freezer rulz!

  • April 15, 2007 at 3:36 amMr.P

    Hayate was stabbed like EVA02, that’s funny.

  • April 15, 2007 at 3:41 amMentar

    YESSS!!! YESYESYESS!!! Timejump to the school arc with Hinagiku!!! HAPPYHAPPYJOYYYYY!!

  • April 15, 2007 at 4:00 amRinkun

    i dont actually care about they skip the introduction of Isumi XD
    out of the characters i see in the manga i think i like Hinagiku the most maybe even more than Nagi XD

  • April 15, 2007 at 4:10 amEleutheria

    Not too happy they’re skipping over Izumi’s introduction chapter, but I do agree that they had to fast forward to the start of school. Aside from Izumi, the next significant plot progression is Hinagiku.

  • April 15, 2007 at 4:49 amMutio

    This censor stuff really piss me off!
    But funny episode^^

  • April 15, 2007 at 7:09 amcbhl

    In stuff like anime, plot acceleration is sometimes necessary… the manga in Japan _is_ already at 10 volumes, so people will probably get bored if the artists/plot people dawdle.

    Does anyone remember how tigers don’t live in Africa?

  • April 15, 2007 at 8:00 amSilverwolf_X


    Woot. Fave character in series makes early appearence. Yay.

  • April 15, 2007 at 8:21 amJCSlim

    not to sound too negative, but i think this week’s episode wasn’t as funny as the previous 2. Prolly the only lol moment was when the tiger started talking, but that’s about it. Hope it gets funnier in the coming episodes.

  • April 15, 2007 at 11:08 amSilverWolf1492

    This seems really funny! Hey another silverwolf ^^ Silverwolf_X ^^

  • April 15, 2007 at 12:22 pmHudson

    Nice twist at the end.

    both a SailorMoon and Evengalion reference in this episode! Me likey!

  • April 15, 2007 at 1:51 pmsento

    Sooner or later, Izumi and other characters will showed up. I’m interest to see Hinagiku, anyway.

  • April 15, 2007 at 2:02 pmlilcupidangell

    yay!! hayate 3 is out!!! cant wait

  • April 15, 2007 at 2:43 pmTimerSwing

    HAHAHA hilarius…finally…HINAGIKU!!!!>.

  • April 15, 2007 at 2:45 pmDokkoider

    A Tiger From Afrika??? I realize extinction must be getting pretty hard on them, since they are moving from Asia to Afrika… Well, it was a funny episode anyway

  • April 15, 2007 at 3:32 pmAvisch

    This was a funny episode. It adapts the manga well.
    Especially hearing the robots voice (it sounds so stereotypical of a robot).

    AND YEAH. They’re definitely going forward. Hayate’s not supposed to go to school until volume 3. But this is good because an early of Hinagiku and her sister is going to be nice (Hinagiku’s introduction is really good).

    maybe we’ll get Isumi (my favorite character) episode after next. Then Wotaru and Saki.

  • April 15, 2007 at 4:37 pmAvisch

    make that volume 4

  • April 15, 2007 at 7:15 pmAnonymous

    lol @ “kimi wa cosmo kanjita koto ga aru ka” reference at the next episode preview

  • April 16, 2007 at 7:29 pmHarouki

    There are no tigers in Africa……messed up research

  • April 16, 2007 at 11:08 pmDarkone

    Actually in the manga, the mangaka made a note that it was a mistake on his part and was going to fix it but he decided to leave it alone since having a tiger coming from Africa can’t be anymore abnormal than a talking tiger.

  • April 17, 2007 at 2:10 amp3p

    this is really hilarious! just watched eps 3 last nite….cant believe ive neva heard of it b4! XD

  • April 17, 2007 at 3:29 amSyaoran Li

    Chitto matte… don’t forget the Lance of Longinus…. many of them ^^

  • April 17, 2007 at 3:33 amSyaoran Li

    And then this episode title is a parody of Evangelion’s episode 26 ^_^

  • April 17, 2007 at 4:22 amNghiemxHuynh

    The pink hair girl in the next episode looks awefully like Lacus Clyne. :o

    I think i’m falling in love with Maria-sama *blushes*

  • April 21, 2007 at 12:14 pmmay08

    freeza? haha! LOL!