I demand a Hayate reality show, because the hidden camera segment was the funniest thing I’ve watched in recent memory.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Hina-heavy episode. I’ve been zetsubou shita ever since they replaced the Hina ED with the other ED that I always skip over. But Hina (and Hamster) were back in force!
I just loved the colors in this scene, the pinks, the dark purples, the blues. It gives off such a wintry, exotic vibe. It also blends really well with Hina and Nishizawa’s hair colors.
Why didn’t I just go ahead and write about this show from the start? Of course, even I didn’t know all the awesome (and Hina) that Hayate no Gotoku would deliver this season, this episode being featuring the latest Hina-Nishizawa hot spiciness, and the typical silly comedy that makes HnG so great. This episode had so much fertile material, I’m looking forward to the ever so enjoyable Hontouni’s THREESOME posts for this episode.
With Horo, Hinagiku and now Sora no Manimani, I feel like I’ve been fanboy gushing a little too much these days. Thank goodness my gushing for Haruhi has been kept to a minimum, because I think I’d have to be sedated then. But this season of Hayate has been fantastic and well worth the praise. And while I’m a whole-hearted Hinagiku fan, if by chance the Hayate x Hina ending didn’t come to pass. I’d be ok with Hamster getting lucky. She’s so sweet and honest it’s hard to root against her even when I’m rooting for Hina. You know it’s a great harem when it’s hard to pick one girl over another. So I was really glad to see JC Staff animate this great Nishizawa scene, probably her equivalent of the Hinagiku balcony scene.
Having selectively read bits and pieces of the Hayate manga in anticipation for the 2nd season, I would say for Hina fans, there’s been one scene that we’ve wanted to see animated. And thankfully, it did not disappoint.
Hina’s a tsundere through and through. The kind that blushes in her dreams. The kind that blushes when she wakes up in the morning. The kind who punches out lovestruck Kois. The kind that can get your blood running with one fiery look. I can’t believe that Mio outplaced her in the Top 10 Waifus survey. That is damn blasphemy if I may say so myself.
So in the time that I haven’t been completely sucked in by Persona 4, I’ve basically put the Hayate no Gotoku ED – Honjitsu, Mankai Watashi iro! – on non-stop loop. Rated by Mikotoism as the top ED of Spring 2009, I can’t help but agree fully. If a song could personify Hina perfectly, this would be it. It’s cute, it’s quirky (~everybody poe poe), the lyrics fit perfectly, it’s undeniably catchy, and I just can’t get enough.
Man, if I knew this season’s Hayate was going to be this great, I would’ve picked up writing about it from the beginning. No fillers, no random unfunny jokes, all character and story-driven humor and goodness. Oh yeah, I guess there’s also been plenty of screentime for that pink haired girl… what was her name? Hina?
While this post is no best post ever, I reserve the right to post images galore!
There’s something about Hayate no Gotoku that brings out the shipper fanboy in me. I liked the first season despite the plethora of fillers, but I’m loving the second season so far. It’s like they’ve cut out the unnecessary crap from the first season and pumped up everything that was already awesome (i.e., the wonderfully quirky characters and their relationships) into overdrive.
I wasn’t particularly enthralled by the last couple episodes of Hayate no Gotoku. But Hina is filled with so much win, even when she only has a cameo, it automatically becomes the best part of the show. To wit, the many faces of Hina, all full of 100% pure, natural win: