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Haya** no ****ku!

I’m so far behind on this series due to the fact that really early on I decided to show it to my younger brother for some reason. He really liked it, and so I decided just to watch it with him, and since he’s a forgetful sort and I’m too shy to ask  him to watch it, we’re all the way back at episode 17.

It is, however, a pretty funny show. It’s not a laugh riot like Potemayo or Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is, and it’s far more conventional in its approach, but it’s got a healthy share of golden moments (usually when it’s referencing something). Like in 17, when Hayate talks about working for a mahjong parlor, and the camera cuts to Hayate drawn as Akagi, I about lost it (to the befuddlement of my brother, who was like “those are funny noses”) even though I haven’t seen Akagi yet. There’s usually one moment like that an episode, and, since the series is just plain fun to watch, it’s worth it, I think. And the best part of the previous two episodes was the butler at school (always seen holding a rose) having sakura petals tossed on him by his young ward. There wasn’t a scene with him in it without them.

52 episodes may be too long (even Keroro Gunsou got tiring after enough material had been exhausted) but after 17 it’s still pretty funny. If the original mangaka writes the anime original episodes, though, like in episode 10 (~tima), then there is no danger of it running out of steam, unless the manga does too. As long as it stays good (and as long as Nagi is cute) [and as long as my brother stays interested] I will keep watching.


I cannot understand those that take anime seriously, but I can love them, and I do. Out of my love I warn them to keep clear of this blog.

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June 2023