YES! YES!! FINALLY!! NEW OP!! BOOH YAH!!! BOOBS! BUTTS! NEW ED!!! NAGI X HAYATE!? WHAT’S BETTER? KOTOKO RETURNS SINGING THE OP! MWAHAHAHA!!!
Okay just had to shout that out… read on if you please.
(Now with added pages! To organise this screen-capped induced post as clean as possible. Just click on the numbers at the bottom of the page to navigate around.)
Firstly, I would like to say a biiig thank you for all the readers/lurkers/travellers of my blog for supporting and passing over 10k hits. And secondly, I had this post all ready and saved as a draft, but had to wait until Eclipse & SS to release their subbed version (mostly the karaoke subs for the OP/ED were the reason why the episode was delayed). so here it is. And lastly, I’ve screencapped every important scene in both the OP/ED for you viewing pleasures, but actually watching will be even better- I guarantee you.
So moving on, here are the screenshots for the OP…
and for the ED…
March 14th (also known as White Day in Japan) has finally arrived. And after saying that she doesn’t want anything in return from Hayate, Ayumu feels that she still should receive something from Hayate. Meanwhile back at the mansion, after asking Nagi what gift will make her happy (turning out to be a drill) Hayate goes out ship hunting for the perfect gift for Ayumu. Strangely enough, he bumps into Hina, after some chat Hayate asks for Hina’s help to find a White Day present for Ayumu, Hina recommends the mini basket of cookies outside of the confectionery shop they’re standing near at, and asks Hayate not to mention Ayumu that she helped out on finding her gift.
Later at the park, Hayate is struggling to think of a way to call Ayumu out so that he can hand over her present, and decides to practice first and figure out what to say, but just after Hayate practising handing out the cookies, Maria appears out of nowhere in front of Hayate and thinks that Hayate is actually giving the cookies to her, but soon after Maria showing her gratitude for the cookies and leaves, Hayate was unable to explain the situation.
As Hayate figures out a way for an alternative present for Ayumu (Note: He has no money to spend with now) he bumps into Ayumu who happened to be at the park the whole time, while Hayate was in a state of shock and thinking of something to say, he goes for the alternative and shouts out asking Ayumu to meet him there at 6pm tonight, with Ayumu willingly accepting. Later on as Hayate then tries to figure out an alternative gift to give to Ayumu, he cunningly bumps into Hina (on a jogging course) once again, and after attempting to keep the fact that he gave the cookies to the wrong person away from Hina, after a loud gulp after Hina saying that she was relieved that he already gave the present to Ayumu, Hina immediately suspects something suspicious about Hayate.
With Hayate spilling the beans and Hina learning of the situation, Hina takes Hayate to Hina’s part-time working place at a Café, where he meets the café’s manager, Kaga, where Hina instructs him to use the ingredients the café has to make some cookies to give to Ayumu before time runs out. But just as soon as Hayate prepares making the cookies, a bunch of people barge into the café (which isn’t expected to have that many customers at the same time), feeling the need of ordering random and irrelevant dishes off the menu.
As time progresses, and the deadline for the meeting coming closer, Hayate is in a pinch now as he still have to make those cookies while completing the customer’s orders. But during in his time of need, Maria and Hina step in to the kitchen, with Hina explaining the whole situation to Maria, Maria asks Hayate to leave the customers to her and Hina (in return for the Valentines Day and White Day present) and for him to meet Ayumu at the designated spot and time to give her the present.
Its almost 6pm, and Ayumu is still waiting for Hayate to come to the park, but when all hope was almost lost, Hayate makes it in time to hand over her present. At the end of the day, when Hina was on her way home, Hayate catches up to her just in time to gives her the remaining cookies he had (even though she didn’t give anything to Hayate for Valentines), with Hayate saying its for everything she had done for him and helping him.
So this episode is based off of the White Day Chapters 125-127 from the manga. And it was pretty well done in my opinion that they managed to fit this arc all in one episode. Looking back in the manga there’s barely anything missed out, in fact, I think there’s stuff added to the episode, so JC Staff earns my gratitude this time. And as for the new opening and ending, finally, Kotoko is back shining her godlyness with singing the opening, and Rie and Ryoko (Seiyuu’s of Nagi and Hayate respectively) in charge for the Hayate X Nagi ending.
Judging from the opening sequence, it appears it’ll go on adapting manga chapters up to the 14th volume, since it features Sakuya in a ero bunny costume (hawt!), Chiharu, Aika and her dad (from Sakuya’s Birthday Arc in Vol. 14, maybe even including Hina’s confession to the Hamster), Isumi in a maid costume (from the Isumi Maid Arc in Vol. 13 where Isumi attempts to put Father to rest by fulfilling his last regret), Risa and Hayate running for dear life from a hungry Alligator (from the Risa chapter in Vol. 13 where Hayate visits Risa’s shrine mansion).
Apart from the fanservice, boobs and ass scenes in the OP, its a nicely done OP also including a facial comparison between Nagi’s mother and Hayate, the awesome fight scene with Hayate and Ginka and the Hakuo posing in a stimulating manner (haha).
Moving onto the ED, this is (by first impression) obviously for Hayate X Nagi fans since it mainly shows them two standing side by side, and at the end Nagi holding Hayate’s left hand. Also with the Nico styled scrolling annotations at the beginning and near the end, another ED nicely done by JC Staff.
Possible TTGL reference?
Just when Hayate didn’t want to face the Hamster after what he’d just done…
It was bound to happen.
Hayate went with the shouting conclusion.
Just after he planned to keep this from Hina…
Effing lol’d at this scene.
Hayate officially sucks at keeping secrets. Haha
90% will instantly ROFL, 7% will shout out “EWWWW!!!” and the last 3% will go “WTF??”.
I salute Kaga.
Just when Hayate thinks everything will go smoothly with making some delicious cookies in a quiet café with barely any customers coming and normally ordering coffee…
…a hoard of random customers come barging in and ordering random meals off the menu.
And who the hell was this guy??
I have a hunch that’s Risa’s grandad.
After Hayate barely makes it at the park…
Hayate manages to give Ayumu the cookies he made and said a cheesy speech. How wonderful.
While he was at it he also made cookies for Hina, even though she didn’t gave anything to him on Valentines…
Hina shining her gloriousness.
Coming up in the next episode the anime moves on adapting the beginning of the 13th volume (7 volumes gone through in just under 18 episodes? Blimey.) and appears to return to the old episodic styled episodes (like 8 and 9), where Nagi tags along with Hayate to buy his new cell phone (when he dropped and broke when he went through the old campus at Hakuo, but since its already adapted in the 1st season, Hayate’s motive may change into something else) and unsurprisingly gets lost and meets these 3 kids who challenges her to a game that resembles Tamagotchis (but judging from the preview of 19, it seems it’ll be changed to Nagi challenging them to a card game, using the official HnG TCG trading cards), and in the second half Sakuya visiting Nagi’s place to tell them that her birthday is not far away, and tells Hayate that a good joke will be enough for her birthday present.
Well might as well make a preview screen cap of the next episode:
I now finally end my post.