|By the way, it's been forever since Hayate himself was on the cover|
Isumi arrives to gag things up a bit but basically, she says the same thing and points out to Hakuo's student council tower.
Hayate and Nagi go there... but not without Isumi and her mother tagging along when asked, Hatsuho responds with her: "if I had to give a reason, it would be because..."
Hayate marvels at how huge the clocktower is and Nagi says it's about 300 meters. Hayate says that it would be hard to find a tiny key in there but Hatsuho has THE ANSWER with her crystal ball!
An arrow appears in the crystal ball that points upwards... which is absolutely no help.
Isumi sees that Hayate and Nagi don't get it so she suggests using her Iphone to try and find it
Some pink-haired girl arrives and wants to get involved. Hayate explains the situation to her and she offers to help because everyone inside is tired of studying and because her fans are suffering withdrawal syndrome.
Anywayz, inside, they find the SC trio clowning around as usual.
Yukiji arrrives and tells them something about a secret room that holds a celestial sphere in the tower, which makes Hayate remember something about his time with Athena where there was a celestial mirror inside the royal garden (because her fans are already dead from withdrawal syndrome)
Anyway, they all decide to spend the night searching for the key.
Meanwhile Housen is monitoring their movements from a tree... I made that rhyme on purpose.
Isumi and her mom are being totally useless again. Isumi wants to use her iPhone fortune-telling skills to look for the key.
|Nagi looks very attractive (not just in a cute way) with the new art style|
Anyway, the two things that stand out here are the mention of the Celestial Sphere inside of the Hakuo clock tower and its possible connections with the Royal Garden and Athena and of course, there's Housen watching over everything from some tree.
No follow-up to Nagi's inadvertent confession just yet, but...
Speculation Corner: I think the reason that "the bomb" and Hayate's reflections on Nagi's feelings are being forestalled is because these two will be very pivotal to this final arc's plot. I'd even go as far as to say that "the bomb" itself will be the climax or at least near the climax of this arc.
I'm sure we can expect Nagi to be awesome again sometime in this arc, but what I'm really hoping for is that we get to see Hayate himself doing something that would actually make me like him better... his development has just been so lopsided in contrast to Nagi and they are co-main characters here after all.
Fanart Corner: Got quite a few this week to make up for the rather sparse review. Enjoy!
|From Doubutsu Uranai from Project Mirai DX|
|Is she BIG enough for you now, Hayate-kun?|
|I've turned this one into a bag design.|