Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2017~!!! Hayate x Nagi fanart

To greet the new year, here is a fanart of Nagi and Hayate together. It's a tribute to Kimi no Na Wa. I chose a nighttime background because Hayate and Nagi met at night after all. The intertwining shooting stars represent their respective character development progress so far -- Hayate has a lot of catching up to do.

Enjoy this manga while you can guys. This is most likely the last year for it. Also, can we stop hating on Nagi -- please? There are still people like me who like her as a character and who want her to be with Hayate after all. If your ship has been sunk, don't wish ill on others.

Anyway, below this post are some more new year's pics. Also, I'll have changed the blog's background by the time I've uploaded this post. Anyway, even if the manga ends this year, I'll still write stuff and draw fanart of Nagi for as long as I am able to.

So to make things a bit interesting, I'd like to learn more about the active readers/commenters on my blog. What got you interested in the manga? (Hayate no Gotoku!, of course) How are you celebrating the new year? Do you buy merchandise of your favorite characters as well? Let's talk! Hope to hear from you in the comments!

Something extra for 2017. This is Nagi's limited edition heat-reveal card from Vol. 48 of the manga. I uncensored it myself. ENJOY!
Nagi wishes you joy and prosperity into 2017~ so stop the hate, please~ 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 554: What a Wonderful World (6) Paradisus - Paradoxum -- Review and Synopsis

What an extremely fitting chapter cover to end the year~ so beautiful mai waifu!

Synopsis: Chiharu: Mi-Misundestanding? Wtf?

Hayate: I became a butler... truly... I became a butler...

The end of these two's misunderstanding

What a Wonderful World (6) Paradisus - Paradoxum

Chiharu totally gives Hayate what he's been asking for the whole series a huge effin slap on the face

Chiharu: Wha-what is this?

Chiharu: That girl... really loves you, Ayasaki!

Chiharu: It's true love. She's already dreaming about marriage.

Chiharu: In spite of this... in spite of this!

Chiharu: You have no feelings for her!!

Hayate: .....

Chiharu: .....

I-is there nothing?

Hayate: definitely... I was thinking about that kindness

Hayate: On that day, ojou-sama saved me

Hayate: Our relationship didn't matter... it was kindness.

Chiharu: Maybe you misunderstood each other... I don't know.

Hayate: Chiharu san...

Hayate: Please don't tell ojou-sama about this.

Chiharu: Be silent? To keep fooling her?

Chiharu: The truth will come out...

Hayate: Because of Hisui-san!

Hayate: If I can take the Sanzenin Inheritance... after that, I'll tell the truth about everything....

Hayate: I'll quit being a butler...

Chiharu:... (walks away)

Hayate: Chiharu san!

Chiharu: I'm going home alone but... Ayasaki-kun. I'm not sure if you're making the right choice...


Maria: Yes, Ah... Hayate-kun

Hayate: Can we talk for a bit?

Maria: 0_0 .....

Maria: Well? What did you wanna talk about?

Hayate: It's a bit hard to say but... could you not quit being a maid?

Maria: WHy?

Hayate: W-well... it's going to be really lonely isn't it? For ojou-sama too---

Maria: Hayate-kun, when I'm gone, you won't be alone, right?

Maria: On that night of Christmas, Nagi misunderstood that you confessed to her. I know.

Hayate: Maria-san... you knew?

Maria: Of course, there's no way that I would not have noticed the two of you at this point.

Maria: "I can't respond to Nagi's feelings, but also, I can't leave her alone."

Maria: "That's why I will defeat Hisui."

Maria: "I will win the Sanzenin Inheritance for her and then leave."

Maria: "But then ojou-sama will be all alone. That's why I want Maria to stay by her side."

Maria: That's what you're thinking, right?

Hayate: But Maria-san... I...

Nagi: What's going on here?

Hayate: OJOU-SAMA!

Nagi: W-what? What's with that loud voice.

Hayate: S-sorry...

Maria: ...

Nagi: Oh hai guyz. wazzup?

Nagi: Well? What were you talking about?

Hayate: Eh? Well, it's not really anything important.

Hayate: Just talking about tomorrow's meal plans.

Maria: That's not what we were talking about.

Hayate: Eh? Iya... sore...

Hayate: Nah, it's not really anything important.

Maria: Nope, it's really something very important.

Maria: You know, Nagi?

Nagi: Yes

Hayate: Wait, Maria-san!

Maria: I've been thinking about quitting being a maid.

Nagi: Eh.....?

Maria: I've been talking about it with Hayate. You no longer need a substitute mother.

Maria: That's why near your 14th birthday. I'm thinking about quitting.

Good job, Maria!

Chiharu: Well... I can understand Ayasaki-kun's feelings but...


Chiharu: Yes? Who is it for?

Guy: Well, I'm from a neighborhood redevelopment company. I just have a few questions.

Chiharu: Yes?

Guy: This apartment was planned for demolition at any time, wasn't it?

Chiharu: Ha?

Next part goes out 1/11

Review: Awesome chapter, this was! Both Maria and Chiharu really shined. I'm still a bit frustrated that all Hayate could do was show that sad pathetic face of his for the entire chapter... but still, he now has plenty of room for character development.
Also, that slap from Chiharu was brilliant -- he's had it coming for a long time. Yeah, yeah, we all know the misunderstanding is because he's dense, but that is not an excuse to allow things to escalate to this level. He should have known better and reflected on his actions earlier. Nagi gave him all the signs after all -- but nah, he chose to ignore said signs -- even her manga and pretend that all was well and good.

Nagi has delicate ears. Don't you shout at her like that, butler!

In short, Ayasaki was being a coward and now he's being made to face the full consequences of his actions. I like how it was both Chiharu and Maria who did it. Maria wouldn't allow him to take the coward's, convenient way out.

Anyway, the bomb is still looming over the horizon, but more importantly, it's about time for Hayate to seriously start thinking about Nagi now that he really knows for sure about her feelings. That slap from Chiharu was a good wake-up call for him.

He had it coming... even my fanart says so.

Chiharu's character was portrayed really nicely here. Frankly, I never liked her and her high-handed attitude in the mangaka saga, but now she's shown that she's a true friend to Nagi. She knew just how much Nagi loves Hayate so she was actually trembling with anger over what Hayate said about the misunderstanding.

I also loved how Maria kept contradicting Hayate. He needed that -- a lot. Let's see how it goes from here~ see ya soon!

Let's keep in mind that A-tan, the girl who once loved him, noticed something about him while he was talking about Nagi and while he was happily smiling with Nagi. (go read the Golden Week arc again if you doubt me)

Fanart Corner: The amusing thing is that my fanart is pretty similar to Chiharu's slap. New year's fanart still to come. Watch out for it~

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Party For Two With Nagi~ Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas, everyone! I've prepared a party for two with mai waifu today. I'm still working on that new year's fanart, but I have prepared one fanart in anticipation of certain "bombs" going off.

The song is "White Gift" sung by Hatsune Miku. I have no idea who produced/composed it.

Also, Merry Christmas, Ayasaki... you deserve this~

Gotta thank Doughnut Gunso for inspiring this idea... even more~

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 553: What A Wonderful World 5: Vermilion -- Review and Synopsis

Secret Path in Student Council Building leading to some Celestial Sphere thing... huzzah
It is 10/25

A-tan: Even if the stone is in the enemy's hands.

It's not that I hadn't predicted this situation for ten years

For the royal garden especially, knowledge about the king's jewels.

This should be top priority.

The enemy does not know how to open the path.

In order to use the path, you must enter this place -- basically.

This place is a fort.

You must use this the moment you try to enter the castle.

I seriously want to punch Hayate's pretty, girly face everytime he wears that expression.
Hayate: Well then... where...?

What A Wonderful World 5: Vermilion

A-tan: Of course, it's Hakuo Gakuin

Hayate: I see, then... let's prepare some weapons and ammunition to intercept them!

A-tan: Uh no... weapons and ammunition are a bit...

Sakuya: What kind of preparation is that?

Hayate: Dun worry, I once prepared with an MG 42. Other than nuclear weapons, I can bring it from the Yakuza's warehouse.

Sakuya: Did you bring it all the way from the 4th volume?

Sakuya: Anywayz, it's good to be prepared but... what do you really need from this place?

A-tan: Well, over this place, there is something I need to use.

Sakuya: Whut the fudge? This is a pretty amazing sight. There was something on top of the student council building all along?

A-tan: yeeeeees, I can monitor the royal garden from here.

A-tan: A celestial sphere

Hayate: This... Katsura sensei talked about this before, so it was true.

A-tan: Of course.

A-tan: It's still unfinished, but we're in a hurry.

A-tan: Anyway, Isumi and I will stay here.

A-tan: Hayate, you eat up and get some rest in preparation.

Hayate: Understood!

Hayate: I'm home~

Nagi: Oh, Hayate! Welcome back!

Chiharu: I'm visiting

Hayate: Oh, welcome, Chiharu-san

Nagi: You seem to be in a hurry.

Hayate: yeah, a little bit

Hayate: It's for ojou-sama's future, so I must do my best.

Nagi: You... so transparently...

Hayate: How is your manga coming along, ojou-sama?

Nagi: Ah, perfectly!!

Nagi: The manuscript is there. I'll be able to submit it soon.

(stupid butler takes a look. It's a pic of him hugging Nagi)

Nagi: Maybe I could buy Hayate's birthday present with the prize money for winning the manga contest.

Hayate: eh?

Hayate's birthday is on November 11, right?

Hayate: A-anyway, I have some errands to do.

Nagi: Understood.

Hayate: :( ......

Nagi flashback: This manga is based on real life experiences

Hayate: No, it can't be...

Sakuya; By the way, what's Himegami up to?

Isumi: Eh?

Sakuya: I mean, he suddenly quit being Nagi's butler and now he's Hisui's butler.

Sakuya: He was also on good terms with you. He's really changed.

Isumi's grandmother: Watcha talkin about?

Isumi: Ah, grandma

Isumi: We're talkin about Himegami. Ya remember? Nagi's former butler.

Great Grandma: Ah, Ah...

Great Grandma: That kid who got cursed.

Isumi and Sakuya: Ha?

Chiharu: Well then, that's it for me.

Hayate: Ah, Chiharu-san, you're going home?

Chiharu: Yeah, I think I want to sleep in my own room today.

Hayate: I see.

Hayate: Then I'll send you off to the apartment. I'll be going to Hakuo anyway.

Chiharu: Sure, thanks

Chiharu: But seriously, you're really trying your best for Nagi, huh?

Hayate: I-is that so?

Hayate: You're always helping out everyday, Chiharu-san

Chiharu: Haha, that's what friends are for.

Chiharu: I've also been a bit inspired lately to write a light novel.

Hayate: Ah, that's great.

Chiharu: I think the trend right now is traveling to a different world and becoming a butler, don't you think?

Hayate: Yes, quite likely.

Chiharu: But I heard from Nagi. About your first meeting. It was a nice story.

Hayate: Eh?

Chiharu: That Christmas eve when you confessed to Nagi.

Hayate: Eh?

Chiharu: Oh, sorry, was it a secret? But, I haven't told anyone.

Hayate: ......

Chiharu: It was a really nice story to hear.

Chiharu: Falling in love is really nice, I think.

Chiharu: It was a fated meeting, wasn't it?

Chiharu: A really envious situation

Chiharu: I want you... was it?

Chiharu: Ayasaki, you really don't look the part, don't cha?

Chiharu: Incidentally, what part of Nagi did you like?

Hayate: I didn't...

Chiharu: Eh?

Hayate: I didn't confess to her...

Chiharu: eh?

Dun worry, my pretty little baby. You'll cry for a bit, but everything will be oook~
Hayate: I didn't confess to her... on that day...

Hayate: I intended to abduct ojou-sama... but...

Hayate: It's a misunderstanding.

Review: Ok, let's just turn this into a review while my connection is stable.

Whoo! What a chapter eh? I for one am glad that Hata is taking the direct approach here. He's finally removed all the safety nets on the relationship between Hayate and Nagi. How things go from here will determine the FUTURE!

I think it's a good thing that this is happening before the final, final battle with Hisui and company. Hayate's been fighting for Nagi for all the wrong reasons all this time. Now the misunderstanding has finally come to light and it can be addressed.

It's a mystery what Hayate will do from this stage. Will he try to spare Nagi's feelings and lead her on? Bad idea. Will he directly confront her and break her heart and thus inadvertently open the path? It could happen...

How about this, though? What if he tries to tell her and then he looks at her... he feels something... "wait... why... why can't I do it? Why can't I tell her that I never confessed?" Hoh, that would also be awesome.

Personally, I have no preferences as to what should happen -- I'm fully confident it goes favorably for my ship either way.

However things go from here, it's gonna be a rocky, tearful and absolutely thrilling ride - so don't take your eyes off of ths manga for a second!

Ok, for the boring stuff... yeah, we got that hint about Himegami from Isumi's grandmother which I dun really care about.

Also, hurray for you, King's Jewel's fanatics -- another one of your old theories proven right. Hakuo is indeed connected to the Royal Garden... and stuff.

Anywayz, this is exciting but we have a one week break, see ya next week (for my Nagi Christmas post that is) and dun forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Fanart Corner: This is for my new year's piece. I plan to make a digital version with more interesting effects. Incidentally, Kimi No Na Wa is being aired in Philippine Theaters today. Go watch it!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 552: What A Wonderful World 4: Fleeting Yet Permanent Sadness -- Review and Synopsis

The panels speak for themselves here~
Synopsis: Well, I guess this is going to be my new setup now isn't it? Go here for the long version.

Athena has a little chat with the girls from the Violet mansion -- specifically the ones in love with Hayate. In the end, she chats with Ayumu who declares that she loves Hayate the most. Athena does not disagree with her and simply says that she hopes everyone can meet up again when they're adults as good old friends and that Hayate will be there with them so they can have a fun chat about an interesting love story.

... the end.

Review: I had planned a longer more biting discussion, but after a brief chat with Doughnut Gunso via twitter, I've changed my mind. So thanks for that little reminder, sarge.

Ok, so basically, the setup of this chapter is Athena saying an ambiguous farewell. While the implications seem very clear to me, I shall respect anyone's protests that it's not what it looks like. At this point, I have to wonder if Hata is up to his ears in death threats yet.

Anyway, I liked this chapter a lot. The development came from out of nowhere, but it was done with the grace befitting of Athena. It also shows us a little bit of a selfish side to Ayumu (if I read that correctly, that is) in declaring that her love for Hayate is the strongest... although on that point, I must protest because that honor obviously belongs to mai waifu. Still, you cannot fault Hamster for her devotion -- if anything else.
There was a real air of nostalgia in Athena all throughout this chapter.
As for Hina, Athena gave her a little bit of an extra push with her teasing. She also heard Ayumu's declaration, so let's see what she does with it.

Mai waifu was not present here, but it's fine. I believe Hata has other plans for her and if my speculations are correct, she is being set up to be the candidate to open the path to the RG anyway.

And for the least important stuff, yeah you're right you King's Jewels addicts. Everything starts with Hakuo. The path to open the RG is probably there or something like that. Huzzah for ya who care about that.

Ok, so no break... apparently. Next chapter comes out 12/14. See ya then... now excuse me while I play "The Last Post" on my harmonica~

Fanart Corner:
Hehehe... this is going to be my new year's fanart. It's just a draft for now. I plan to sketch in the Royal Garden or somethin similar in the background. I shall call it Kimi no Ojousama lol!

Go watch the movie I'm alluding to. It's simply amazing!

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 552 (transcript) (review to come... well ya know)

I see skies of blue~ and clouds of white~

Here's the chapter... judge for yourself. Now excuse me while I play a melancholic tune on my harmonica with a smile on my face~

Also, take note that I might have failed on one or two conversations, but I made sure that I translated the "important" portions accurately... :)

What Alice chan went home to her home country?

A-tan: Yes she was in a hurry and couldn't say goodbye to everyone. She was really sorry.

A-tan: I've heard many stories from that kid about your friendship.

A-tan: She told me to tellz ya that she had fun living here with ya all.

What A Wonderful World 4: Fleeting Yet Permanent Sadness

A-tan: Anywayz, she was sleeping in a place like this for months, huh?

Hina: It couldn't be helped, but it wasn't really a problem

A-tan: Plops down and sleeps on Alice's bed.

Hina: It's not that comfortable.

Hina: You really fell asleep...

Hina: Ah, but wait a minute. Alice isn't around anymore. Do I still need to be in this apartment?

A-tan: Certainly, there's no problem with leaving, but...

A-tan: Is that ok?

Hina: Eh?+

A-tan: For example, if you were alone at night and caught a cold.

A-tan: If Hayate was taking care of you, I wouldn't enter.

Hina: W-wait! WTF ARE YA SAYIN?

A-tan: Sez something that teases Hina more (too lazy to look up the kanji)


A-tan: If that is fine, then this matter is settled.

A-tan: We'll I believe that just by living together here.

A-tan: Hayate will never notice your love for him.

Hina: Wait, I ... such a thing is.

A-tan: Of course, I have heard about it.

A-tan: My former boyfriend is rather mindless, isn't he?

A-tan: ......

HIna: ......

Hayate: A-tan have you finished preparing?

A-tan: Yearh, daijobu

A-tan: Sorry, I'm rather blunt with words.

A-tan: However, I really envy the lot of you.

A-tan: When you lose something, there are things that you cannot regain.

Hamster: Ah, HIna... who is this Tennousu san?

Hina: Hayate's past lover.

Hamster: EH!?

Hina: It seems that they used to go out when they were kids but...

Hina: They cherished each other for sure.

Ayumu: Hayate-kun's girlfriend...?

A-tan stares sentimentally at the violet mansion.

Hayate: Wazzup?

A-tan: Nothing.

A-tan: It was my first time so... the personality was incompatible (just translating it literally. Take it as you will)

Hamster: Ano...

A-tan: Ayumu san...

A-tan: Hayate you go on ahead to Hakuo

A-tan: Well? What did you want from me?

Ayumu: I heard from Hina that you were Hayate's lover.

A-tan: Ee, sou ne -_-

Ayumu: Could it be that there was an incompatibility?

A-tan: Yup, there was.

A-tan: I wanted it to go on forever, those blissful days.

A-tan: If I could do it over again, I'd like to redo that encounter.

A-tan: Was our meeting really so wrong?

Hamster: If you believe that much, then why are you saying goodbye?

A-tan: When I looked into those eyes, I understood.

A-tan: In those eyes of sorrow, I saw many reflections of myself.

A-tan: I understood what it was to love.

A-tan: You really love Hayate, don't you?

Hamster: Of course!

Hamster: Since the day we met, definitely, definitely, I've been thinking of Hayate!

more than Nagi-chan, more than, Hina, even longer... than you.

A-tan: I know... I've been watching.

Hamster: Alice told me.

A-tan: Someday, when we're all adults. I want to be friends with you all.

A-tan: When that time comes, would you like Hayate to be here as well?

A-tan: I'm sure, the love story will be quite exciting.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Nagi Sanzen'in! (December 3)

It's Nagi's special day today, so don't forget to send her your greetings! You can tweet Hata-sensei (the mangaka) @hatakenjiro. Let him know that Nagi will never be forgotten! She will live on in our hearts long after the manga has concluded!

Here are a few birthday images I made together with several previously unpublished fanart.

Happy Birthday my kawaii waifu! It was a joy watching your slow transformation -- especially the growth of your pure love for Hayate. You are beautiful inside and out -- even if not all of us can appreciate your beauty.

Still waiting for Orca Toys to release Cat Nagi this coming January -- hopefully!
Try a slice of this cake, Nagi-chan! I baked it myself!

I proudly proclaim my love for my waifu to the world!

Caption after 12/03: You look more like an adult today, ojou-sama!

Japanese: 12/03 Nagi's birthday

Come, let's go as far as we can! Hopes and worries are just two sides of the same coin. The tears and sadness of today will surely become tomorrow's hidden strength. It's your very own heroine's metronome! (Paraphrased from DECO*27's "Rooter's Song" feat. Hatsune Miku as translated by Descentsubs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 551 --- Review and Synopsis

So cutieful mai waifu! Nagi may only have those tiny bumps on her chest, but look at that arch on her back. That s-curve stands for sexy~
Synopsis: Hayate wakes up and Maria is there to greet him. Nagi arrives and Hayate has a traumatic flashback about Himegami saying that Nagi will lose everything because he's weak. Hayate huggles Nagi from out of nowhere because he's oh so PLATONIC and everything else you want to believe if you're a hater.

Athena sure is short. Seems the height difference between her and Nagi is quite negligible. The same goes for Ruka, btw.

Anywayz, Athena is at Sakuya's but she goes to the Violet Mansion and Hayate meets her by the entrance and confirms that she and Isumi are ok. Athena is all business as usual with Ayumu, Chiharu, Kayura, and Hina and is totally unaware that she's now in her big form whom most of them have never met -- until she takes a bath and notices that the faucet is too low. End of CHAPTER!
Some would say this isn't so far-fetched. Believe what ya want~
Go here for the long version.

Review: Right-o. So after the big battle things are slowing down a bit again with this chapter -- understandable. So there are various things in this chapter. Let's talk about em.

Big Athena: Athena's back now and she's still as funny as ever when she's interacting with the others because she's so straightforward. Also, she seems quite obsessed with losing the stones.

Hayate hugging Nagi:
Hayate hugged Nagi in a PLATONIC way again this chapter. Yeah, yeah. Anywayz, that's three significant times now. Shimoda arc, golden week arc, and now this final arc. This has to mean something considering that this particular scene, including Nagi's reaction were throwbacks to the previous two unprovoked hugging incidents.

Can you STILL blame Nagi for what enters her head after THIS?
Nagi looks as cute as ever.

One thing I've noticed about the art style. Athena while she's in the bath totally looks like Nagi except for the boobs and ringlet curls. Pretty sure this is intentional on Hata's part. He's definitely trying to get some kind of message across here -- of course, you'll totally handwave this and pretend to ignore it if you're a hater.

Setting Up The Bomb Between Them: From the way it looks, I'm almost 99% sure it's going to be Nagi who is going to be the candidate and open the path. We've got everything all set up here. We've got big A-tan causing all kinds of mayhem and her own brand of misunderstanding with her "violent night" with Hayate. We've got Nagi who secretly has a stone that Hayate is unaware. We've also got Hayate being himself -- which is always a recipe for disaster. Also, we've got Maria who has been plotting something for a while now... we just don't know what exactly.

Totally looks like Nagi here. Just ignore the boobs and ringlet curls.
Finally, daayum! Nagi looks super cute here with her reactions. It's worth noting that she's got pure intentions. She wants the inheritance for herself and Hayate's sake. Meanwhile, Hayate might be doing it for Nagi's sake, but he's still keeping it a secret from her and also, there's the "why is he going this far for her?" thing, which he himself probably does not understand.

In any case, chapter 549 was definitely Hayate's dream. No two ways about it. I'll leave the implications up to your imaginations -- but you have none if you're a Nagi hater.

Anywayz, that's that. This chapter was kinda funny but not much really going on. Next chapter will be out 12/7 but I'mma gonna post on 12/3 for mai waifu's birthday.

Fanart Corner: Did a quick sketch of A-tan on a whiteboard for her birthday today. Seems Hata liked it. Scored another retweet! Thank you, Hata Kenjiroh-sensei Of course, wait till ya see what I'm cooking up for Nagi's birthday coming this Saturday! See ya!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 551 Transcript (Review and A-tan Birthday Art later

Yo, lordcloudx here. Since I had this all translated and all on my desktop. I'mma dump it here. Review and art later~

Hayate wakes up from chapter 549. Yes, it was HIS dream. No two ways about it.

Anywayz, Maria is there to greet him and he's back in Nagi's mansion.

Maria: Last night, you were at Sakuya's place. Wazzup?

Maria: Could it be my fault?

Maria: Coz I talked about quitting being a maid.

Maria: OUt of desperation, you went on a rampage in a maid cafe.

Hayate: I won't go to that extent. Forget about it.

Maria: Is that so? Well then, that's fine.

Nagi: Oh, Hayate.

Hayate: Oh, Ojou-sama

Nagi: Are you okay? It seems that you had a rough time at Sakuya's house.

Hayate has a flashback of what Himegami said that Nagi would lose everything.

Hayate: Ojou-sama...

Nagi: Huh?

Hayate huggles Nagi from out of nowhere. Third time and mentally counting

(Shimoda, Golden Week, Final Arc... if this does not mean something, I'll eat

my nonexistent hat.)

Nagi: eh, wait... Hayate?

Hayate: You won't lose everything.

Hayate: Ojou-sama won't lose everything. I will protect everything that

belongs to ojou-sama!

Nagi: Ha-Hayate!

Nagi has a flashback about Chiharu talking about her marriage with Hayate.

Nagi: I see... you're thinking about such things for me.

Hayate: Of course! Whether it's the past or future, I will protect ojou-sama!

Hayate: Anywayz, I'mma goin out for a while.

Nagi: Sure, go on.

Nagi gushes a bit about what Hayate said.

Maria: -_-......

Sakuya: Whatever the case may be, healing the body is good.

A-tan: Yes, whatever may happen. It's good to take care of yourself.

Sakuya: Well, you might have lost the stone, but at least you got your body

back. So it's fine, right?

A-tan: However, the fact is that two stones were lost.

A-tan: Now the enemy can enter the Royal Garden.

Sakuya: Well, it's true that two stones were lost but... you retrieved two of

something else anyway.

A-tan: Please stop it with that vulgar talk!

A-tan: Anywayz, I'mma goin to teh apartment.

Sakuya: Ok, then I'll drop you off in the car.

Hayate: A-tan!

A-tan: Hayate!

Hayate: I'm glad. Nothing happend to you.

Hayate: Where's Isumi?

A-tan: She's doing better than us. Dun worry.

Hayate: However, Himegami and Hisui have joined forces huh?

A-tan: Yesh

Hayate: Any idea where those two are?

A-tan: Isumi's on it, niggah!

A-tan: Anywayz, the stones were taken, but it's not over yet.

A-tan: Anywayz, we can't afford to make hasty assumptions in this situation.

That is why everything will be settled at Hakuo Academy!

Hamster: Welcome back, Hayate ku... te...eeeeeeh?

A-tan: Oh, Ayumu. Why are you here on a weekday? Aren't you going home?

Ayumu: ...... 0_0

Note: This is her first time meeting adult Athena.

Ayumu: No, it's the midterms right now...

(Unaware) A-tan: Ah, so you're doing some late night studying huh?

(Still unaware) A-tan: Do your best and you'll get good results!

A-tan: Anywayz, Hayate. I want to take a bath. Could you boil the water


Hayate: Wakata!

Chiharu: Oh, Ayasaki, you're here.

Chiharu: Ehhh?

A-tan: Ah, Chiharu. You're here as well, eh?

Chiharu: ......

Note: This is also Chiharu's first meeting with big A-tan.

Chiharu: Eh? But wait... Why?

A-tan: What's up?

A-tan: Ah, is it about the morning trip? If that's so. Dun worry about it.

A-tan: I was just together with Hayate last night.

Ayumu: (Whut...)

A-tan: Well, it was a rather violent night.

Ayumu: W-with this beautiful girl... Hayate....

Kayura: So, the second question is.

Hina: (talkin to Kayura about sometin)

Kayura: Anywayz, father.

Hina: n?

A-tan: (Shining!)

Hina: Eh? Wtf? EH?

A-tan: Ara... Hina. Ah that's right. I have a little something to talk to you

about, will you indulge me?

Hayate: The bath is ready.

A-tan: Ah, thanks.

A-tan: Anywayz, later, Hina.

Hina: Ah yeah. got it...

A-tan: The stones were taken. Now it will be easy for Hisui to open the path.

A-tan: However, it's not yet time... eh?

A-tan: Why is the faucet lower?


Hina: Why is Tennousu san here?

Ayumu: And what was up with that "violent night?"

A-tan: Oh right... I have my original body back now.

Note: After this, she also noticed that she has no change of clothes or

underwear with her.

Next chapter is on 12/7

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 550: What A Wonderful World (2) -- Review and Synopsis

Caption on cover: Their story began on that day. Now, this pair's final chapter begins!
Synopsis: For the long version, you can go here.

Anywayz, due to Hata's brilliant execution of the previous chapter which people complained about (they're complaining about this one too btw), we now get to what actually happened prior to that little scenario. (LOL~)

Basically, after some talking, it's Athena, Isumi and Hayate versus Himegami -- who comments on how it's going to be difficult for him. He attacks the weakest one in his opinion, Hayate. Hayate goes down, which prompts Isumi and Athena to stop their attacks temporarily.

You tell me what Himegami hit him with here? An awkward angled kick? A punch? A backhand punch?
Anywayz, Himegami tries to take Hayate's stone, but Athena and Isumi spring back into action. With this, Hisui decides to step in and reveal her trump card -- Yozora gave her powers to Hisui. With that, our yandere loli villainess unleashes a nuke type attack that takes out Hayate and company and almost hits Himegami while also totaling her own mansion.

With that, Hisui and Himegami take their leave with two King's Jewels in tow. Also, Himegami taunts Hayate about Nagi losing because he's weak -- which makes Hayate super angry and he goes for a desperation attack in one last burst of strength against Himegami -- which is easily blocked. With that, Hayate is ko'd. End of chapter!

Hisui has powered up!
Review: Several things worth talking about here. Let's begin.

Himegami's Power Level You'd think that old Himegami might be supah-powerful because of the previous chapter, but at least we learn he's not all that in this one. Yeah, he seems to be more combat-capable than Hayate, but that could have been just a sucker punch that only works once.

Note that in this chapter, he avoids engaging either Athena or Isumi directly and he notes how it was getting difficult fighting the two of them at once. To be fair, Yozora also had trouble holding off Athena and Isumi combined - which would lead me to believe these two are to the top tier of this series when it comes to combat -- probably alongside Ikusa and Yozora herself.

Himegami might be more or less just equal to or a little bit beter than Hayate at the moment -- despite Isumi's scared reaction upon seeing him. She didn't seem all that scared when she started whipping out dem talismans at him.

At any rate, Yozora's power combined with Hisui's combat ability, all-seeing snake eyes, and nerves of insanity (lol) probably puts her at the top of the food chain when it comes to pure combat right now.

It's also worth noting that Himegami puts his mask on when he fights. Might be nothing but it might have something to do with why Isumi thinks he's not the real Himegami.

Himegami and HisuiWhen Hisui asks Himegami to confirm her assertion that she is a better heir than Nagi, Himegami doesn't really directly agree with her. It's more like an "if you say so" agreement. So something tells me that Himegami and Hisui's goals don't necessarily coincide with each other. It will be interesting to see how this develops in the future.

Am I the only one who thinks Hisui looks really pretty in this panel?
In any case, we are now left with the classic shounen situation. The good guys have just been soundly defeated by the baddies -- so now it's time for a training montage to power up. It's worth noting that Hayate's strongest abilities, his demon mode and Hayate no Gotoku! have not come into play yet. We all know both are reserved for Nagi, so let's see what's up with that.
How will you protect your kawaii waifu this way, Hayate? Gotta step up your game, son!

Finally, gotta love that chapter cover. BURN HATERS! This is their story! (二人) Futari is the word used in the Japanese text. Which literally translates to "two people." It can also mean "couple" or "pair" btw. OTP! OTP! HAHAHAHA!

Anywayz, next chapter comes out 11/30. I think that's A-tan's birthday, or somethin. Whatever. See ya next week!

Fanart Corner:Got a little something different for today's fanart corner. These are some quick doodles of bathing Nagi. They were drawn on a whiteboard. Hair down and twin-tails version included. I also really love this expression from her. I actually saw it inside a 4koma included in vol. 49 of the manga.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler 550 Transcription (review/synopsis to come later tonight)

Haay guyz! Lordcloudx here. I just thought you might appreciate a quick transcription of ch. 550 coz it's filled with awesome. I'm still mulling over the review. I'll have it up in another post later tonight... perhaps sans this long transcription. As always, keep in  mind that I am a totally unreliable translator.

Chapter Cover "On that day, it all began. Now, on to the final chapter of their story."
What a lovely chapter cover~

Himegami: S'up Ayasaki Hayate? This be our first meetin face to face right?

Hayate: Kono hita wa... Princess God-san

Himegami: Good job on bein Nagi's butler for nearly a year. I've been watchin ya (coz I'm a stalker)

Hayate: This person in front of me was Nagi ojou-tama's previous butler...

Himegami: I was anxious about you being my replacement.

Isumi: Who u?

Isumi: You have Himegami's voice and appearance but again... who the fudge are you?

Himegami: I'm Himegami Aoi, Isumi-san

Himegami: Although you may not believe me.

A-tan: With that said, you'll hand over the stone, amirite?

A-tan: Coz if ya don't, I'mma usin mah powerz!

Himegami: We~ll, this is a problem, ain't it? The odds are bad if it's three against one.

Hayate: W-why? You were ojou-tama's butler, so why are you on Hisui's side?

Hayate: If that stone is taken, ojou-tama will lose everything! (you so effin wrong, Hayate... all she needs is your loove~ and enough money for anime, manga and video games -- which she can supply by herself with a combination of genius, financial skills and luck)

Hisui: Coz I'm more fit to be the Sanzenin heir.

Hisui: Ain't that right, Himegami?

Himegami: Yeah, I suppose that's right.


Isumi: Sowwy, Hisui, can't let ya have dat.

Hayate: I dun understand this situation but right now...

Himegami: Dayyum, young people these days are so hyper.

Himegami: Can't be helped then (puts on TEH MASK ... of illuminati!)

Himegami: First of all, I guess I'll start with the weakest link. (LOL)

A-tan: Hayate!

Isumi: Hayate-sama!

Hayate: Why? Wtf is goin here?

Hayate: Gefu~!

Himegami: Hey, you can't be done with just that. You've served as Nagi's butler, right?

Himegami: Hisui, the stone is right there. Pick it up will ya?

Hisui: WHut?

A-tan: I won't let you (with my UBW)

Himegami: I dodges it

Isumi: I attacks joo!

Himegami: Haha... well, this is tough, isn't it.

Hayate: Uuu... A-tan, Isumi-san...

Hisui: I kickz joo in the face and picks up your stone.

Hisui: This is the 2nd one ain't it? I'll be takin it now, effin butler.

Hayate: Gu...

Hisui: Anywayz, Himegami, if you're having trouble, need a little help?

Himegami: Nani?

Hisui: I mean Yozora's power is here.

Isumi: Eh?

A-tan: Chikara?

Hisui: So don't hold back on me, K?

A-tan: NA

Hayate: NII?

Himegami: Whoops, this is bad eh?

Hisui: Now all of ya try yer best to avoid it, k?

KYAAAA (you remember this scene last chapter, right?)

Himegami: Mataku, you're pretty unreasonable, ain't ya, Hisui?

HIsui: Haha! You're one to talk... but I can't live here anymore can I?

Hisui: Anywayz, I got these (King's Jewels two of em)

Hisui: Now with an explosion of negative emotions, the path will open right?

Himegami: Yeah, but it's gonna be difficult. Mikado failed for ten years.

Hisui: S'fine, the King's return cannot be stopped.

Hisui: Well then, gentlemen... rejoice!

Hisui: Lez go, Himegami...

Himegami: K...

Hayate: Holds on to Himegami's pants

Hayate: WAIT... I ain't done...

Himegami: Too bad, Ayasaki Hayate. This is the result of yo weakness. You are weak, so Nagi loses.

Hayate: (eyes widen)

Himegami: Be glad that you were my replacement for a year.

Hayate: Uwaaa (is all mad and is about to punch Himegami)

Himegami: Good night, Hayate

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