Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler 516: Nishizawa Ayumu's Daily Life - Synopsis and Review

I've always wondered what's up with Japanese and their kotatsu.
Synopsis: No long synopsis this time. Not necessary. No Nagi no like! Now then, as the chapter title implies, we see Ayumu going through the normal motions of a High School girl's normal life. Anywayz, she wakes up, sees her father reading the newspaper at breakfast, goes to school. She thinks about how everyone is trying their best and stuff.

After school, she chats with Souya for a bit (It's that guy from Hata's lifeguard manga, I think) and realizes that he's aiming for the olympics. She takes a look at everyone else having club activities and doing their best.

Anywayz, back at home, she gets all excited over a LINE message from Hayate-kun... She's so happy that he didn't forget her even though he's so far away. Anyway, Hayate just asks her if she prefers sand or toilet paper as a souvenir from the Hakuo orientation.

She chooses the toilet paper.

Review: Well, this filler chapter to start off the New Year was pretty much expected. Pretty tame stuff. The gag at the last part was kinda funny though. So uh... not much I can say about this chapter. At the very least, we're once again reminded how Hata makes use of every single event that happens within this manga. Remember that Nagi and Hayate were going souvenir shopping just a few chapters ago before the Grand Canyon phase and Hayate did say that he'd go with sand or toilet paper -- he actually went through with it based on this chapter.

Hmm... well, we get to see a little bit more about Ayumu's character and how she's a really good-natured girl who is easily satisfied -- and perhaps that is her biggest weakness in the harem wars. She's far too nice and easy to please -- then again, you never really know which way this manga will swing, so don't count the hamster out just yet.

Anywayz, I'm just glad to see a new chapter out for this series. Can't let it just suddenly die off.

Fanart Corner: Got quite a few to show you guys. Some of them are older but rehashed and some are new. Check them out. The first one is still unfinished.

Had this printed out as a tarp and I'm using it as my window curtains right now.


  1. yay hamster is back!i was expecting filler but this was a surprise. ayumu was not seen for a while. chapters with her are never boring and they have high ratings as well.[btw one of my fav hamster chapter is 168.]

    seems like hayate's thought shifted from himself to his friends. i am really looking forward to maria's reaction when he asks her the question he asked ayumu ie if hata decides to do it.

    1. I have no problems with a random Izumi or Hamster chapter or two myself.

      Hmm... interesting observation about Hayate. So far, while on the outside, he does act very kind and selfless, he's actually thinking some pretty selfish things on the inside most of the time.

      Anywayz, I don't think he'll need to give Maria any souvenirs since she's already with them in Las Vegas.

  2. I really like the way manga is going cant wait to know what hayate will do now,

  3. I think that since nagi's mother got the royal powers as she was the chosen one ,so now technically nagi is now the hire to the royal power ,and hence she is the one to go inside the royal palace , save the world and crush every last of her enemy (using hayate!!!!)

    1. Haha! I like that allusion to what she said in the manga. "Using Hayate" indeed.


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