Posted by: Arc | May 5, 2009

An episode of no Hinagiku…


And so… Episode 5 is an episode of clearly no Hinagiku (OP and ED excluded) which is a very sad thing for Hina-fans. However, this episode is such a delightful one and the ending event gave way to the very start of the new arc involving Ayumu (not Nishizawa anymore) and Hinagiku. I won’t spoil you non-manga readers on that part so let’s continue.

This episode is divided into two parts: 1.) The introduction (and probably the last) of Nishizawa’s brother, Nishizawa Kazuki. 2.) A Hayate x Nagi part. This episode is a Nagi-centric one and it is the very first Nagi-centric episode in the whole season (despite being the heroine).

TITLE:

The title came from the ch. 73 of Hayate the Combat Butler (manga).

Heart to heart

Heart to heart

PART 1:

This part mainly involve Kazuki and Nagi. It is somehow different from the manga since the reason for Kazuki’s attraction to Nagi and the balloon and skirt gag was removed and replaced with a cheap “Are you crying?” question. Honestly speaking, it is lame though.

This is what we call a J.C. Staff Cherry Blossoms Tree

This is what we call a J.C. Staff Cherry Blossoms Tree

And so… The tree that I always see in most anime is here, the traditional Cherry Blossom. Frankly speaking though, isn’t this the same tree that I saw in most J.C. staff anime? Even the movements of the falling cherry blossoms are same.

Nagi, a chair does exist.

Nagi, a chair does exist.

We have a view on Nagi’s stubborn but cute struggle on reaching the “World’s Most Delicious Cookies” only to be reached by the idiotic guy named Ayasaki Hayate.

Sour faced Nagi

Sour-faced Nagi

After Nagi left the scene, Hayate asked Maria why did they not renovate their mansion to a smaller one in order for Nagi to feel a lot more comfortable since she is having a hard time inside the mansion due to her height. Maria answered that it is because she is so stubborn that she felt that renovating her mansion would be like accepting defeat. Maria also said that it is also the reason why she has a sour face all year round. I find the answer to be obvious and funny at the same time.

And so… Nagi embarked on a journey outside the mansion alone, thinking about her problem (i.e. height) and realized that there is someone like her as well (i.e. Wataru) so she decided to visit him. Meanwhile in Wataru’s rental video store, Kazuki was there. Kazuki started the conversation in pointing out Wataru’s sour-face all year around. Then the talk went to Kazuki’s sister, Ayumu, visiting the rental shop a lot. Then the topic changed about Kazuki asking Nagi’s condition on Wataru. That lead to Wataru commenting that Nagi is a brutish girl which led Kazuki to defend her (he doesn’t even know Nagi well).

Priceless expression of Wataru after being called "short".

Priceless expression of Wataru after being called "short".

Then Nagi enters the scene asking what the fuss is about, making Kazuki surprised. Turns out the only reason of Nagi going there is to check Wataru’s height. Her comment saying that Wataru’s short turns out to piss him off. And yes! Nagi’s comment and Wataru’s reaction is priceless. Then Nagi left and Kazuki followed (stalked) her.

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Are you one of the stalker?

This is quite a funny scene especially if you have a background on the whole series. Basically, the Nishizawa siblings is a siblings of stalker. Hayate was stalked once by Ayumu. And Kazuki’s action is just like her sister. It may be in the genes. Anyway, he denied that he was a stalker; yet he admitted that he was just secretly following her. Oh, a contradictions like this happens often.

I... I... I love you. (while crying)

I... I... I love you. (while crying)

Is he even a man? Crying like that? Oh geez, but that made me chucke. Anyway, this is the first (real) confession that Nagi received.

Where did those people come from?

Where did those people come from?

Oh, I love the way how Hayate the Combat Butler (manga or anime) just throws a character in a certain environment with no hint of any person except the characters involved then quickly fill the environment with extras. That’s priceless.

Would you like to ride a train with me?

Would you like to ride a train with me?

After making Nagi feel embarrased in that confession, Kazuki decides to take her somewhere (technically, his way of making up for her is through a date). And so… He decided to take her first to a train station. Of course (for a person with absolutely no experience with stuffs normal people go through), she agreed. For those who watched the first season, you should know that episode 37 of the first season has a scene like this also (only Ayumu and not Kazuki).

As inquisitive as a cat

As inquisitive as a cat

Date scene number 1: (TRAIN)

This girl has no idea on what will happen to her...

This girl has no idea on what will happen to her...

THERE IT IS!!!

I WAS BLOCKED!!!

MOU IKKAI!!!

MOU IKKAI!!!

The AT-field is blocking me!

The AT-field is blocking me!

Harlon's razor

Hanlon's razor

Cute scene involving Nagi’s innocence in this normal stuff.

Let's hop on the train when it comes!

Let's hop on the train when it comes!

H-h-h-h-h-hop on...

H-h-h-h-h-hop on...

"It's impossible to hop on the train with that speed even with precise timing" is what she thought

"It's impossible to hop on the train with that speed even with precise timing" is what she thought

Date scene number 2: (Roaming)

That guy looks familiar...

That guy looks familiar...

I feel like I've seen them in some games like Street Fighter

I feel like I've seen them in some games like Street Fighter

Who's that guy? Hmm...

Who's that guy? Hmm...

Date scene number 3: Park

If Hayate sees me with him, he'll think that I'm cheating on him

If Hayate sees me with him, he'll think that I'm cheating on him

… Though he has been stalking you all this time.

Hayate to the rescue!

Hayate to the rescue!

… And his cover got blown up. After that he explained that it is just pure coincidence and he’s nowhere in the date scenes even if you rewind the scenes. And Kazuki realized that it was Hayate who stole Nagi’s heart but he never admits defeat. And Kazuki became officially like Ayumu. Perhaps I should call them “Dumped siblings”, or “Stalker siblings”, or “Normal siblings”, or “Hopeless siblings” etc.

Part 2:

The normal sister

The normal sister

I can read your mind

I can read your mind

You could at least be jealous...

You could at least be jealous...

And the second part starts after the Kazuki event. It started when Ayumu asked Wataru if something is wrong with his brother because she has a feeling about it. Then, Wataru asked Nagi if something happened between the two making Nagi pissed off and blackmailed Wataru to not tell it to Hayate.

I'll kill you butler!

I'll kill you butler!

I'LL REALLY KILL YOU!

I'LL REALLY KILL YOU!

Ha- Hayate

Ha- Hayate

The show's underdog.

The show's underdog.

After Wataru left, Nagi felt that Hayate should have at least felt jealous in the date and she left after Hayate asked what’s wrong (in such an innocent face). Then she saw Maria and Hayate conversing with each other. Sakuya unexpectedly appears near Nagi and said that she has the license to appear unexpectedly. They had a talk regarding Nagi and Hayate’s relationship and Sakuya suggested to add a new stimuli.

Show him a look that he's never seen before...

Show him a look that he's never seen before...

*stare*

*stare*

Ahh...

Ahh...

Now, let's move to the next plan

Now, let's move to the next plan

Butlers have a license to appear unexpectedly, little girl.

Butlers have a license to appear unexpectedly, little girl.

Baka shitsuji

Baka shitsuji

Oh yeah, hilarious!

This expression!

This expression!

FANSERVICE

FANSERVICE

Nagi-sama!

Nagi-sama!

The highlight of the episode

The highlight of the episode

Tsundere

Tsundere

Peeping is bad

Peeping is bad

I daresay, the highlight of the episode is the opening of the better Hayate no Gotoku. I assure you that.

Preview:

Let's play Mahjong, Ayasaki-kun.

Let's play Mahjong, Ayasaki-kun.

I'm such an idiot

I'm such an idiot

Hina + Apron = WIN

Hina + Apron = WIN

Hinagiku's mom looks a lot younger in the anime.

Hinagiku's mom looks a lot younger in the anime.

A study session

A study session

YES! YES! YES!

YES! YES! YES!

The next episode is entitled “Your place” which is the same title as the ch. 76 of the manga.

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Responses

  1. -just realised that you have a blog- D=

    Awesome summary of the whole episode~ “The AT-field is blocking me!” Priceless 😄
    Btw the one at the right in the pic with the tough guys looks a lot like Guile from Street Fighter, exclude the USA flag tattoo and the army trousers.
    -waits patiently for the Hinamatsuri Arc thats mostly predicted to be in around episode 8/9 or onwards- =D

  2. looks very good in fact hayate the combat butler is the best anime I ever seen in this year


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