Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 513 (Japanese): The Nice Kid's Financial Burden is Heavy -- Review and Synopsis
|Why is she posing like that? Not that I am one to|
complain about a cute girl sticking her ass out at the audience.
We are still caught in gag manga space?
I am once again in danger of becoming a debt-ridden butler.
Hayate: Isn't that right? This is where it's leading into isn't it?
That may be so, but it's useless to worry about that now, isn't it?
Nagi: Common sense would tell you that most 16 year-old boys don't shoulder a debt of 150 million yen, do they?
Hayate: It might be unlikely, but this feeling is the same as what happened to me 11 years ago (breaking the 4th wall?)
Nagi: Well... that may be true.
Hayate: Anyway, the point is not to let our guard down.
Hayate: Anywayz, I wonder what Kananiwa has in store for us this time, eh?
Nagi: (says something about debt and waste disposal. Can't make sense of it)
|Nagi, y u so pretty?|
Hayate: Ojou-sama! What do we do about the deposit?
Nagi: Just so you know, all good kids who go out into society are required to make a "deposit"
Hayate: What kind of service is this if you need to make a deposit as payment before you use it?
Nagi: After all, it's money that will be repaid
They talk a bit about the coin locker and how it takes 100 yen coins and stuff
But the problem is that the deposit won't come back
Hayate: Awright, fine let's deposit 10 million yen in this... where do we get 10 million yen...
ATM with sign: You can use this card with this ATM (has lots of those debt enhancing Cow Cow Cards)
Hayate: This smells strongly like gag manga space doesn't it?
Nagi: Yep, a very strong smell
Voice: Heh, when you use this, you should go for the gold, right?
Baka-trio appear and discuss the deposit thing
Narrator: At that moment, Nagi and Hayate finally understood the true essence of this game.
Kananiwa flashback san: This is a game of tactics
Narrator: This is surely a game of tactics
The monetary value comes with a corresponding risk (or something like that)
Izumi: hoookay~ I'mma doin this~ (Takes cow cow card)
Nagi: :') Wait, Hayate...
Nagi: Thinks about a quote about just stopping if you don't know what to do.
Hayate: But at this rate... Segawa san will...
Izumi: Yay! Here's the 10 million yen! Let's go!
Risa: Hayata! C'mon! Hurry up!
Nagi: Let's go, Hayate!
Nagi: Teaching her first-hand about the horrors of the financial system is ok, right?
Baka: Huzzah! We made it across
Izumi: Now to take back the deposit...
Sign: If the bridge is broken, you can't get your deposit back.
Izumi: Bawwww... my 10 million yen!
Nagi: It's gone, fool! (just having fun with this... she basically said the same thing without the attitude)
Hayate: Or it's down there...
Nagi: Behold! Phear da finance system! This is why you don't part with money easily. Remember this well, everyone!
Risa: Dun worry, Izumi. That 10 million yen will be all worth it if we win this game, right?
Izumi: Right! Right! It's nothing, nothing at all!
Nagi: Observe, Hayate. This is a scam in action.
Hayate: Quite horrible, isn't it?
Risa: I've got good news for ya! Even if we don't win, we'll probably be able to pay back that debt.
Izumi: Good news?
Sign: Binary Option cash times game
Izumi: Suckers herself into another cash game.
Hayate: I've seen this thing on the net before.
Nagi: Me too. I've seen a good summary.
Izumi: Oh look! There's another ATM we can use to lose again! (lol)
Hayate: Why is this person so easily swayed by sweet words?
Nagi: Saa... gullible ain't she?
Izumi: Could this be the last straw for me?
Hayate: It's ok. At least this door was opened. Let's continue to those gold coins.
Izumi: Yeah, but I've already got a debt of 20 million yen. Even with a gold coin in hand, I've still got a debt of 10 million yen.
Risa: Dun worry, Izumi. Miracles can happen at any time, ya know.
We might be able to regain even 20 million yen with this next game!
Sign: Leverage roullete
Hayate and Nagi: Uwaa?
Hayate: No, no. This is dangerous, isn't it?
Risa: We can win 10 million yen for just 100,000 yen with this game.
Hayate: That's why I'mma tellin you this game is dangerous.
Miki: I don't get it. What's this leverage roullete?
Nagi: Explains it. You start with 100 hundred thousand yen, but the bet is 10 million yen and with each complete revolution, the debt becomes greater. (something like that)
Miki: I see, that's horrible ain't it?
Nagi: it's horrible
Hayate: Also, unlike a while ago, this roulete isn't even related to the gold.
Izumi: Wait, with 1 million yen, we can win 1 billion in this game, right?
Hayate and Nagi: Ayup
Nagi: You be pinpointing one number out of 36 (explains more stuff about how roulete works)
Izumi: So with 10 million yen
Maria: There's a 50% probability of obtaining a 2 billion yen dividend, right?
Maria: I'm the last boss, right?
Review: First of all, depending on your timezone, it might still be the birthday of mai waifu in your area: so go greet Nagi Sanzenin (December 3) a happy birthday right now, you!
|Third time we've seen this panel so far.|
This chapter is no different with both Hayate and Nagi agreeing that the plot is steadily spiraling back towards "gag manga space." To add to that, this chapter was definitely geared primarily towards comedy with the inclusion of the Hakuo Baka-trio and a particular emphasis on Izumi's naivete.
Someone has noted this before (and it wasn't me), but unlike Risa and Miki, Izumi is never malicious and is often just a victim of circumstances when Hayate associates her with the cockamamie antics of the other two. In fact, this chapter even goes out of its way to show us just how innocent and gullible Izumi can be when she is easily conned by the allure of winning more money in the cash games in this chapter which ultimately results in her incurring a 20 million yen debt.
I like how Hayate and Nagi interact in this chapter. There is an implicit trust in-between the two of them. It's almost as if they knew what the other would be thinking in a particular situation -- which is rather ironic considering the fact that both are rather oblivious to the truth concerning their feelings for one another. Before you throw a tantrum, I'm just stating the obvious that Nagi thinks (by no fault of hers at this point in time) that Hayate is head over heels in love with her while Hayate is still totally oblivious to Nagi's feelings. Now this misunderstanding "bomb" between the two of them will need to be resolved in the future and it WILL be resolved as Hata has already laid out all the foreshadowing necessary to address this problem.
It's also a bit hard to gauge how Hayate really sees Nagi at this point. At times, he treats her like a little kid, especially when she's lazing around at home, but he does treat her with a little more respect and actually listens to what she has to say when it comes to matters requiring intellect and knowledge such as in this chapter. Don't forget that he also seems to have some degree of blind faith in her hacking skills back when he infiltrated Mikado's mansion to steal his King's Jewel. Yes, Yes, I know, naysayer-kun... he's just giving her respect that he should as his mistress yada yada~
Of course, I need to admit my mistake because I definitely thought that the "bomb" would be going off soon, but given the pacing of the last few chapters -- it seems we're still quite a ways off from the impending "explosion of negative emotions."
Still, we can't get ahead of ourselves here because this is Hata we are dealing with after all. He throws red herrings around like a last day clearance sale. In fact, it's quite possible that the re-use of that particular panel between Nagi and Hayate is being done intentionally to reiterate the importance of that moment when he suddenly springs the "bomb" on us when we least expect it.
|I like how Maria was drawn here. Sparkling!|
Also, Hayate, Nagi and Izumi's expressions are awesome!
Still, to be fair, this is not a totally random development. If you remember how Wataru and Saki were called in to be the judges in that Photo Contest orientation, it's quite possible that Kananiwa is actually acquainted with Maria (since she is a former prominent student of Hakuo) and she simply enlisted her services for this particular orientation to act as the host of sorts for this Leverage Roulette game.
Also, don't place too much faith in my translation of the roulette game. Go wait for the
Fanart Corner: Hey! Check it out! Senpai noticed me again! Thank you for the retweet, Hata-sensei.