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!!
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?
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?
Nagi: W-what? What's with that loud voice.
|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?
Hayate: Wait, Maria-san!
Maria: I've been thinking about quitting being a maid.
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.
Guy: This apartment was planned for demolition at any time, wasn't it?
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~