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Hayate Reflections: What Hayate No Gotoku! Meant For Me -- A Guest Post By Mellhurst

Ok, lordcloudx here with a little intro first. First of all, I finally got my limited edition volumes 51-52 (preordered from CDAsia delayed by local post office service  :P). There's a whole lot of content in the extra books, but anyway, I'm only interested in the HayaNagi bits. Seems Maria's got an entire backstory with some new characters even in her extra story in the special limited edition books. Not that I'm interested... not even a little bit~ I'm not sure if the final volumes deserve a full review, really. They're just pieces of extra content thrown in by Hata. Anyway, it's worth noting that in vol. 52, there's a little epilogue showing Maria about to go off and meet up with Hayate and Nagi to collect her birthday/Christmas present. Before that, Chiharu and Kayura have a conversation wherein Chiharu speculates that Maria might have bet on a 1% chance that Hayate and Nagi would get through everything on their own but she's not certain

Waiting For The Final Volumes of Hayate

Yeah... well, my limited edition copies are still in transit right now so, nothing to talk about this wednesday... but, it's become a tradition on this blog to post something Hayate-related on a wednesday, so I had to put something up. With that said, this can't be filed under my usual Hayate Reflections at all because I'm not reflecting on anything or even analyzing anything at all this week... at least not while I don't have my copies of the final volumes and the extra books just yet. So uh, why don't I talk a bit about my plans for the future of this blog? 1. Hayate Reflections This is something that just sort of came out of the blue. Bear with it. A lot of my ideas are quite spontaneous. Anyway, I plan to do a Hayate Reflections post every Wednesday from now on wherein I (or some guests) reflect on the characters, specific chapters or some other aspect of Hayate no Gotoku! 2. Samantha and The Pieces of A Heart This is my latest original fiction story. It

Hayate Reflections: How Did Ikusa Become Rich? And Site Related Stuff

Hayate: Why are elder siblings so much better at everything? So we all know that Hayate's brother Ikusa Ayasaki can perfectly cosplay as a seductive female while actually being a man with six-pack abs... how that works, we'll never know because Hata doesn't seem to care that much about Ikusa... and frankly, neither do I. Well anywayz, one question that's been bugging me since he had his own arc is that he's apparently really rich. Like, the guy owns a five star hotel which he named after himself. So... assuming that he didn't just get rich by luck, how could he have become so successful. Based on what we've been shown of him, he seems to be all physical and not very sharp. I wouldn't say that he's an idiot, but he seems very likely to be the type of person who solves things with his fists. So... this got me thinking: "How did Ikusa become rich?"  Of course, while talking to Roop Banerjee, she actually had the perfect answer. As we

Hayate Reflections: Chiharu Harukaze -- The Character I Came Closest To Hating

If there is one thing that Hata has been criticized for, it's that he introduced so many characters into the story that some of them were basically useless. Off the top of my head, there's Hisui Hatsushiba, Ruri Tsugumi, Yozora Housen, Kananiwa, and Android Shii (or Android Elle if you prefer). Also, because there were so many characters, most of them never got a chance to become fully developed even though the manga ran for 568 chapters. In the end, the story was just about Hayate and Nagi and the focus of the finale obviously went in that direction -- to the disappointment of many fans who were hoping for more of a closure to many of their favorite characters and who saw a lot of wasted potential. Yeah, I get your gripes guys... that doesn't mean I agree with them though. Now with that said, I think most of you would agree with me that Hata's characters (apart from Hayate's parents who were basically made to be hated) are pretty hard to really hate -- right?

Orca Toys Sanzenin Nagi Cat Version White Repaint 1/6 Scale Figure

Greetings! I promised to make this post earlier so here it is. This is going to be a mostly visual blog post showing off my newly acquired Sanzenin Nagi Cat Version (white repaint) by Orca Toys. And really, she is an amazing figure to behold, so instead of talking about it... just take a good long look~ So, here we go: