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Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 441: Talking About Liking Octopuses On Sunday Reminds You Of Mendou-Kun, Doesn't It? -- Review and Synopsis

That's a nice pic of Nagi on the cover, isn't it? (lawlz, I've been waiting for an opportunity to say that since forever.) Synopsis:   Just as predicted, the mysterious person from the previous chapter wasn’t who almost everyone expected it to be. It’s actually 8 (you haven’t forgotten about this sometimes homicidal bucket of bolts who is in love with Makimura-sensei have you?) and he wants the octopus because without it, he can’t marry Makimura-sensei for some reason. He attacks Hayate in an attempt to get the octopus but refuses to tell him exactly why he needs said octopus. Hayate dodges his attacks and then simply hands the octopus over to him. Anywayz, “mysterious beauty” suddenly appears behind Hayate asking him why he gave away the octopus. Hayate is totally confused as he’s never even met this girl before. She then walks away with the cryptic message that if he doesn’t understand the sin he’s committed, then the ocean will never give him anything.

The Table Card (GUARD)

Have you ever been inside a fast-food restaurant during rush hour? One of your top priorities would probably be finding a table - and this is true whether you are on your own or if you have company. Once you've finally found a table, everyone will now want to approach the counter to look at the menu before they order; therefore, you are left with no choice except to leave some things on the table to mark your place.  Alas! Some people just don't get it, and after you've placed your order and returned to your table, you discover that someone has set your things aside and is now seated on that table that you worked so hard to reserve for yourselves. Ever get annoyed at these people who rudely take your table and then pretend that they never noticed your stuff? Then the all new, state-of-the-art, Table Card (GUARD) is the all-in-one solution for you. The Table Guard is a fairly conspicuous unbreakable, high-quality cellophane card that automatically reserves your table f

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 440: I Want To Meet Ika-Chan At The Beach. Actually, I Want To Meet Ika-Chan No Matter Where It Is -- Review and Synopsis

Not a fan of either of these two, but they do look quite lovely here. Synopsis: We pick up from where the manga left off in the previous chapter, but not without a gag page featuring Hayate and Nagi and a full-color cover page with Hinagiku and Athena. Anyway, Hina, Hamster, Chiharu, Kayura and Alice discover that the beachside restaurant where Hayate’s brother used to work has been destroyed. They’re confronted by a “mysterious beauty” who tells them that they won’t find the person they’re looking for here because the restaurant called life went out of business. The mysterious beauty points the group to an employment agency building and tells them that they might find the person they’re looking for there. The group decides that it’s pretty useless information and return to the hotel to report what they’d found to Hayate and company. Fanservice of almost all the girls in one page . Nagi states that this whole trip was a waste, but Hamster says it wasn’t, and brings

DIY Arnis Nunchaku and Testing

I've been into nunchaku lately and over the last 5 years or so, I've accumulated quite a sizeable collection. Anyway, I recently bought my first paracord wooden nunchaku just to get a feel for how an authentic wooden pair handles. I mostly practice actual combat-applicable strikes along with the basic passes and switches - although I do enjoy doing wrist rolls on ocassion... anyway, I recently saw this video by Skallagrim on the futility of banning nunchaku because they're extremely easy to make and people who acquire them legally want to use them for martial arts and not for committing crimes... good stuff, but what really caught my attention is how quickly he managed to make workable nunchaku out of two wrenches, a chain and a carabiner. So I thought... why don't I make my own pair out of my two arnis sticks? Good idea, me! Here's a little step-by-step on how I did it. Materials I used. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the arnis sticks prior to sawing them o

Paragon of Justice: Crimson Ranger Episode 10: This Is My Justice!

The story so far: Pete Robinson was just another self-sufficient, lackadaisical otaku until one day, a red comet fell from the sky which turned out to be the super-powered paragon of justice and all-around busybody, the Crimson Ranger.   Pete is conned by the dying Crimson Ranger into taking the Red One Changer and taking on the mantle of the Crimson Ranger. Fortunately, Pete is not completely alone as he fumbles his way through the new role forced upon him. The spirit of the original Crimson Ranger returns to help him as a twin-tailed 13 year-old Japanese schoolgirl named Giselle Orchardwither with an annoyingly cute voice and who only exists in Pete’s head. Whether she is for real or a mere figment of Pete’s imagination is irrelevant since Pete is the only one who can perceive her. Having finally come to terms with the fact that Miss Vanity had knocked him unconscious when he finally had the upper hand against Wrath, Pete Robinson awakens from his slumber to find Wrath and Mi