Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – 01

「第一夜」 (Daiichi Yoru)
“The First Night”

There might be plenty of new changes with the latest season, from the staff to the storyline, but Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You does an admirable job of living up to the spirit of the franchise while giving the show a surprising air of freshness.

Hayate no Gotoku! – Heaven is a Place on Earth

“Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth”

It’s been a while since the 2nd season of Hayate no Gotoku ended, and I’ve been looking forward to the movie which premiered back in August of last year. The series has always been among my favorite harem comedies, so I watched this with high expectations, and all in all it provided what I was looking for.

Spoiler Warning: if you haven’t watched the movie yet and don’t want to know what happens, stay away from this post for now.

Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 25 (END)

It’s not over until we get a kiss! Oh crap…


Celestial Being, armed military intervention, GN particles, and Aeolia Schenberg. That’s enough references to make any Gundam 00 fan chuckle under his/her breath. Add in some Lelouch/Zero poses with mention of the United States of Japan and you have CODE GEASS fans smirking as well.

Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 23, 24

Sakuya turns 15 years old but the episode focused on practically everyone else but her.


Sakuya’s birthday and the “Ferris wheel” scene. Neither were quite what I was expecting, but it seems like we’re finally at the climax of the series. There’s no doubt about it now: episode 25 will be the finale of this second season.

Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 21

Tama may have looked cuter when he was a cub, but he’s still no kitten.


Hmm, an entire episode dedicated to Tama. Not exactly what I was looking forward to when this second series appears to be only 26 episodes, so here’s to hoping that the last five episodes will involve more of Hayate’s “girl problems”.

Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 20

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.