CCY has thrown down his Twelve Moments of Anime gauntlet, inviting others to join him everyday until Christmas in recalling their 12 favorite anime-related things of the year. Moment #2 isn’t really a moment, but a celebration of moments for a certain special gal… Hinagiku!
I demand a Hayate reality show, because the hidden camera segment was the funniest thing I’ve watched in recent memory.
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.
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.
Just some random thoughts that ran through my head as I got around to watching some of the season’s premieres. On tap? Well, less of a first impression than a 54th impression. Yet here they are, doing character re-introductions.