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Read the topic about Hayate's Relationships on MyAnimeList, and join in the I like hayatexhinagiku the most but I think he'll end up with Nagi. Hayate the Combat Butler—As Nagi Sanzenin's butler/bodyguard, Hayate her feelings, may be turning their relationship into one that's not just professional. Hayate is unaware of Hinagiku's growing attraction to him as well. Athena is Hinagiku and Hayate's daughter, sent back from the future. .. Ritz's relationship to Marche also reflects Hinagiku's relationship with Marche at some.
Except that it never seems to be played as anything final, Kaoru does this while he and Yukiji are visiting Italy during Golden Week. He starts confessing, and then decides that he just can't do it, so he changes the end of the sentance to be about her little sisters' relationship status.
Yukiji seems to realize this, but uses her Hard-Drinking Party Girl personality to play with his mind a little and continue the conversation as it was playing out, asking him what he likes about her sister. Wataru as well, who attempts to confess to Isumi but at the last second says "loved" instead of "love". On the other handit would seem that this is merely Wataru beginning to get over his crush on Isumi and is completely true, rather than a mere switch of embarrassment.
A grand prize of Million Yen up for grabs with the final participants. A game that comes down to pure luck, so the 'normal' students would have a chance against our main competitors. Hayate himself picked the game because in Old Maid the unluckiest person draws the Joker, but in Reverse Old Maid this is actually a good thing and the only way he can beat Hina's skill and incredible luck.
This being the series that it is, the game swiftly spirals into an absurd game of everyone trying to prove how unlucky they are to draw the Joker. As expected, the final draw was between Hayate and Hinagiku. Hinagiku and Yukiji's adopted mother looks to be rather young to be the mother of year old Yukiji, a little more probable for years-younger Hinagiku, but she's still nearly alarmingly young to be their mother. That she's the Katsura's adopted mother doesn't make things that much better, especially when considering that Mr.
Katsura had apparently been trying to have children of their own for years beforehand. Mikoto is stated to have had Wataru when she was young and there's implication that Nagi's mother also gave birth while she was young and actually left Wataru in the care of his maid Saki because of it. Mikoto still looks young despite having a year-old son. Her age is unclear: One source claims she's thirty and another claims that twenty years ago she was five.
They gamble away all of their money, pawn the ring that Hayate entrusts them with for more gambling money, sell him to the Yakuza to pay off their debts, and who knows how much more debt they rack up as the series goes on While the series is full of geniuses and highly competent people, most of them are not on the top of the scale athletically.
Hinagiku manages to be both the top ranked student that we've seen with her grades just a bit above Aika and Chiharu, at a 95 and 93 respectively last we saw but she is also a powerful fighter and athlete on par with Hayate himself.
Starting in around the middle of the manga about ch. The Animax Asia dub gave the maids Chiharu Harukaze for season 1 only as season 2 she has an American accent British accents, Klaus a German accent because of his name, Fumi Hibino an Irish accent because of her having orange hair which is clearly an Irish featureSonia Shaflnarz because of her being from Sicily part of Italyetc. This happens twice between Hayate and Hinagiku. Once when he is having dinner at her place and staying there for a few days and both are nervous being alone as Yukiji is late and try to make tea, winding up clasping hands over the tea pot.
They both blush heavily and pause for a minute before Hayate jumps back and babbles about it being an "uncontrollable attraction". The second time happened when Hayate reached for the armrest between them and found himself holding Hina's hand instead at the movies on their first date. Hayate falls into this sometimes but not nearly as much as is typical for the genre.
That said, he has had some pretty ridiculous moments with NagiNishizawa and most of the other girls who have an interest in him. Athena has so-far managed to avoid this likely due to lack screentime and Maria has been surprisingly unscathed for a main heroine who still winds up on fanservice duty. Hinagiku probably lasted the longest as far as being seen in states of undress, with a former Running Gag among fans being that Hayate never got to see Hina-fanservice.
Luca changed in front of him and even got into a bath that Hayate was in, when she thought Hayate was a girl. This caused her a lot of embarrassment when she finds out the truth. This even happens to Izumi Segawawho isn't even that major of a character. Here, Hayate pushes open a door while actually saying that there was an extremely high chance that Hinagiku was changing behind it. The scene also seems to imply that this has happened to the two of them fairly often.
It almost makes you wonder if he does some of it on purpose The punchline in Chapter is that Chiharu walks in on Hayate right when he's about to carrying Hinagiku to her bed in the apartment making it look more like Hayate was about to kiss Hinagiku while she was asleep.
Jun Fukuyama as a masked butler with a suspiciously familiar power For that matter, another rather Hot-Blooded butler, very intent on teaching his Butt-Monkey master how to be properly manly, is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi that would be Kamina. Maria, who is voiced by Rie Tanakaonce wore Meer Campbell 's distinctive hairclip and part of her costume during one of her solo karaoke sessions in the anime. If you look closely you'll see Maria is standing in the hand of a mecha, just like Meer was in one of her early appearances.
Meer is a doppleganger of Lacus Clyne, another character she does voice work for. In episode 28 of the first season of the anime, we see a montage of the school superintendent training. In the scene she is wearing an outift similar to Revy from Black Lagoonconsisting of combat boots, cut off jeans and a tank top. Both are voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi. One of the chapter which is made after the show has been made has Hayate mentions that the voice of a character in Sentai costume which is really Hinagiku being similar to Boota which is also voiced by Shizuka Ito.
Another chapter features a parody of the class roster from Mahou Sensei Negima! Nagi and Hinagiku are both concerned about their flat-chestedness. Well, Nagi IS Hinagiku is also seen with a fairly decent visible bust in a lot of panels only to suddenly appear very flat when a joke is being made about her breast-size.hayate & hinagiku
Bizarrely, her general bust size seems to be larger as long as she isn't being worried about it Season 1 of the anime creates far too many to list without its own page, but some particularly noteworthy examples are the amount of time that has passed since the beginning of the series contradicting season 2 and the manga a year in season 1, rather than a few monthsas well as Nagi's first time on a public train happening twice, in two completely different scenarios season 1 episode 37 and season 2 episode 5.
Hayate all the way, Hinagiku even calls him a dork at times in the official translation. Hina sees this side of him the most and has noted it on multiple occasions, and has once or twice asked herself why she fell in love with such an idiot. Kazuki Nishizawa, Ayumu's rarely seen little brother, is also like this around Nagi, with whom he fell in love at first sight. His introduction pretty closely mirrors something Hayate would do, where he felt the need to introduce himself and try to be cool only to fall flat on his face.
Nagi immediately thought he was a weird guy but also interesting which scored him an enjoyable date with her later on. Wataru fits both the acting hard-working and Mouthy Kid aspects of the trope. And cuteness is in the eye of the beholder. Being 16 notwithstanding, Hayate himself fits into this archetype like a glove.
There is also Kazuki, Ayumu's brother. The series is actually a parody of most "fighting" manga and anime, goofing on the tropes of them and never taking itself too seriously Subverted on one occasion. All Just a Dream: He definitely cared about her a great deal, but with the age difference we aren't sure if he returned her feelings in a romantic sense. Also she seemed pretty certain that Klaus was going to bring women over while she was away Hayate's brother was in love with Nagi's mother.
And they had a child, making Hayate and Nagi uncle and niece. During the flashback in the End Of The World chapter, he was talking to an unknown woman Why, I'm not sure. But Athena comments that he stole something from her, and that something opens "the road. The one he said "will lead him to the path? Nagi's mother found most of them, Mikoto's Wataru's mother was found seperately apparently. Wataru has one too, given to him by his mother.
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He was told to "never reveal it to the Sanzenin family. Hayate has been given two, both of them by Mikado, one of them his brother is apparently holding onto, the one Hayate is given in the present is turned into the sign of the inheritor and then Nagi broke it. After Anthy left, Akio couldn't handle not having a scapegoat and departed himself. Athena herself abandoned it, but Mikado Sanzenin opened it up by stealing "it" from the Coffin.
Heck, Athena is the Chairman of Hayate's school! And Hayate and Hayate's Brother saves the childhood girl from her symbolic coffin while confronting a Storm of Blades.
Looking kinda Utena there, Hayate. Not to mention that the Student Council which seems Absurdly Powerful is situated at the top of the clock tower which is built over the sight of the Royal Garden, much like Akio's apparently magical tower chambers, and our Student Council President Hinagiku is basically a duelist sans Rose Crest and has been chosen by two magical swords so far, the latter of which is the Sword of Justice from the Royal Garden.
Seems safe to say that at least part of the 'serious' plot is inspired by Utena and that Hayate, Athena, Hinagiku, and probably Ikusa will all have roles to play when things shift back to it.
Whether Hata's pulling this off as well as Ikuhara is up for debate, but he certainly seems to be trying.
Yukiji said that their parents got 80 million yen in debt because of loans from a millionaire businessman as well as loan sharks. That millionaire could easily be Mikado. Since we don't know who the heck lent Mr. Ayasaki million yen given what kind of people they are it could easily be Mikado also. Ruka's parents also borrowed million from a mysterious source. If Nagi thought that Hayate's debt was basically allowance money then Mikado could have easily dropped that amount of money without a care.
His schemes for the Royal Garden and this 'Power of the Gods' of course. Hayate made it there as a kid so whatever he's doing at least must seem to him like it works, and it happened after Mikado disguised himself as Santa to give Hayate a K Ing 's Jewel. Why wouldn't he do it again? The three of them have similar pasts because each of them are experiments by Mikado to try and get one of them to go back to the Royal Garden for him.
Hayate is probably out by now, but Hinagiku has already begun getting involved with RG matters and Ruka was recently suggested to be heading that way as well. She's trying to use reincarnation to recover herself, hence her being a child when Hayate met her, but the spectre of her death hovers, especially when stressed.
Mikado Sanzenin Nagi's Grandfather is actually Wodan. Badass ancient Germanic god. Oh, he gives presents, all right, hope you can survive them.
Right now he's messing with Athena through Hayate. Which brings new meaning to the Mountain Castle where he was living at when they visited him earlier. Well, Rule of Funny too. Hayate the Combat Butler and Toradora! The tropes are not merely similar, they're used in almost the same ways! Toradora is a more realistic and emotional version, whereas everything is multiplied and spun out of proportion in Hayate.
Ryuuji and Hayate are very similar, both love cooking and cleaning, and would act more like wives than husbands. Both are chastised for their faces, which do not match their personalities. Hayate is a hard worker, but has a poor face. Ryuuji always looks like he's going to kill you Both are extremely gentle and go through incredible lengths for their supposedly non-romantic partner.
Both men have crushes for the closest person to their partners Maria and Minoriwho also have returning crushes, and step aside for the other part of the Love Triangle. Neither is any good at any chores, both are lazy but smart, neither hangs around with relatives, both love video games and both proclaim their crush as their own personal servant. As a side note, Ryuuji and Taiga begin to run away together at the end, and that's exactly what Nagi thinks Hayate wanted her to do.
Nagi's memories of what happened after her mother's death are artificial.
So she finds Tama in Africa; which is filled with unicorns and dragons, and the person who took her there was named "Jenny. Nagi doesn't really think about it hard, so the memories don't have to "try hard" to fit in. But Hayate realizes instantly that it doesn't make sense. Rule of Funnyor conspiracy? Can't it be both? Alternately, "Africa" was a zoo.
The unicorns were okapi or antelope, the dragons were komodo dragons or crocodiles, and she accidentally bought Tama by way of the zoo employees knowing she or her family was good for it.
Zany antics were all exaggerated or filler from only remembering a vague outline of events by the time she was eight or ten, and believing them completely by the time Hayate appears. The worst possible characteristics of humanity, and they vanish like shadows when the plot kicks in. Much of the cast is created from some kind of Platonic Cave ; and their origin stories are manufactured. This means that Hayate's horrific upbringing was something Alternatively, they are just spawns of Yuuki Terumiwhich he made to ruin an unfortunate child's life For the Lulz.
Hayate and Hinagiku are brother and sister. Both were dumped by their parents with a huge amount of debt - might not be much of a stretch to assume it was the same set of parents doing the dumping each time Wasn't that mentioned in one of the episode previews? Miki was joking about it, I think Hinagiku and Yukigi were dumped by their parents when Hinagiku was about 6, right during the End of the World arc. Hinagiku is actually Yukiji's daughter, not her sister.
Raised by her first set of parents because Yukiji was only in her teens when Hina was born. Admitting this to her is Yukiji's dream that will never come true. And ironically, Hina would probably admire the monster even more if she did know. But please don't tell the monster that. I might be wrong, but Yukiji and Hina are only about twelve years apart. While it is still possible for a twelve years old to bear a child, it is highly unlikely Assuming that's the real age difference. In one of the flashbacks we see Yukiji in what appears to be high school with a baby Hina it was a cool image too with Yukiji rocking out on the roof with her guitar and Hina in a baby-holder on her shoulder - baby!
Hina also seemed to like the music. It's possible that Yukiji was a case of teenage pregnancy which might explain why her parents abandoned her.
So it's possible but unlikely as Yukiji does treat her like a sister and by that age would likely have just raised Hina rather than BOTH of them getting adopted. Everything in both seasons of the anime happened in the same universe All apparent contradictions, such as saying Hayate became Nagi's butler a month ago are a result of the narrator using his geass on the entire cast.
It also points to the transiency of the current reality I think we all know what really happened. The series occurred in the Detective Conan universe, only a few generations later.
The only acceptable reason for the ubiquity of the likeness of Conan Edogawa in the Sanzen'ins is he started the family fortune.
Hayate and everyone are all re-incarnations of Ranma and company Just replace all the Martial Arts and Crafts with Ojous Hayate is Ranma of course, what with all the crossdressing and being the hero at the center of it all. Nagi is Akane with out poverty and martial arts to give her discipline and character Ryoga of course is Isumi- being re-incarnated as a girl is exactly the type of crap that would happen to him Alternatively he's Wataru, if you really have a problem with it Kasumi is Maria Nabiki is Sakuya- since she has all the money she could ever want now she instead spends her time tormenting her friends by playing practical jokes.
Ukyo is Hinagiku- poor Ukyo, even after re-incarnation she's still breaking the hearts of other girls with her Tomboy ways. Will she ever get a man? Kuno came back as Yukiji- it's been an improvement. Mikado Sanzenin is Mikado Sanzenin Hayate died when he was hit by the car at the beginning of the story—everything else has been his dying dream. The story was somewhat inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
Ritz would also fit as a Hinagiku because they are both good at swordfighting and have long, pink hair. Ritz's relationship to Marche also reflects Hinagiku's relationship with Marche at some degree.
Hayate is the reincarnation of Zeus. When A-tan gives Hayate "the body of a god", she indicates that she is merely unlocking his hidden potential, meaning he had always had the ability to possess "the body of a god". This would also explain the fact that so many girls are inexplicably attracted to him - it is not just because of his kindness, but also because of his latent animal magnetism.
His name even acts as a hint towards this, as 'Hayate' means 'A strong gust of wind', which refers to the fact that the domain of Zeus was the sky. As for Hayate's kindness and feminine nature, it is likely derived from Metis, the first wife of Zeus and the mother of Athena. This makes sense as, in the myth, after Zeus devours Metis, he assimilates her wisdom. Also, this would make the romance between him and Athena major Squickas he would be her mother and her father.
Of course, the latter is not evidence for this theory - it's just an amusing thought. The terms of the inheritance say that it goes to whoever destroys the stone, so logically Nagi destroying the stone means she lost the rights of inheritance, to herself.
It's exactly the kind of Ballsy-ness that her grandfather would respect, and since he was trying to be "perfectly clear" in that letter, you'd think he'd exclude Nagi explicitly if she was. Also it could be part of the reason Hayate wasn't allowed to tell Nagi of Maria about the stuff going down with Athena, he didn't want her winning by mistake out of sentimentality and that she figured it out on her own could be part of that "insight" he's so proud of anyways. Although it would be interesting to see just how much Nagi by herself is worth, so I'm actually fine either way.
Sakuya is a Chessmaster that set everything up for her own personal amusement. She thinks Hayate's life has been all about comedy to this point? The more you think about itthe harder it is to dispute it. And just how would she know, unless either she's set everything up or is in league with whoever is? Hayate is actually a genius!
Or at least very intelligent, anyway. He's just spent his life so caught up in work, he's never once had the time to study anything school related in peace!
It would make sense of how he could manage to pass anything at all with the amount of times he skips, and the general lack of studying outside of cram sessions. He's shown to study quite a lot actually, spending only an hour or two a night actually getting sleep. Shiranui is Hayate's older brother. Well, they have the same scar. And really, it's no weirder than anything else that's happened in the series.