Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler 545: Kimi No Na Ha -- Review and Synopsis

Kimi no Copyright Infringement... more like.
Synopsis: Ta-dah! You can always rely on lordcloudx fail translations to get it almost but not quite right... on with the transcript:

Listen, Mouthful Nadja san

Chiharu: I seeeee that old house legend is interesting eh?

Nagi: Yearh, but it's only a legend anywayz

Nagi: HOWEVER! After mommy kicked the bucket

Dun cry little Nagi~

Nagi: Some unknown spaz talked to me

Totally Nadja: Waz wrong? Yukariko's little princesss

Totally Nadja: I can't go back with ya crying, so lemme tell ya the castle's secret~

Chiharu: himitsu?

Nagi: sou.

Someone: Blah blah Nadja's book. Use it and you trade 50 years of your life for a wish and stuff, but it seems I gotta use it without the 50 year lifespan trade-off thing coz the fans dun want to see an old hag Athena.

Hayate: So that means...

Athena: blah blah something about the usage of the king's jewels and the royal power

Athena: (let's see she said something like...) King Midas made it so that the Royal Garden is endless so that he could trade 50 years of his life to use STAR POWER! However...

Nagi: Gotta have a king's jewel to use da POWER or you can't go out of the Royal Garden.

Nagi tan rabu rabu~
As long as no one comes to help ya, you gonna be FOREVER ALONE!

No one will come and definitely, definitely, you gonna be FOREVER ALONE!

Chiharu: Watta frightening story eh?

Nagi: Yeaarh

Nagi: That's why this is a stone of bonds

Whoever wants to help

SHould have proof of love and a strong bond.

Chiharu: A strong bond huh?

Chiharu: Well, you two will be ok, right?

Chiharu: You and Ayasaki-kun coz you're in love with each other!

Nagi: Yeah, yeah, we haz true love!

Chiharu: Ya got that right!

Maria: ......

Maria muttering to herself: Somehow... you should go but you can't without the stone, right?

Any chapter with a few cute pics of mai waifu is a good one.

Athena: That person gonna abuse it.

Hayate: Yearh but...

Hayate: We're here but how do we get in?

Athena: Eh?

Hayate: There's a chime, but it would be silly to use it.

Athena: Or go trespassing...

Isumi: Yeah, but the residents in there had no qualms about trespassing and robbing the treasure that's in there right now.

Hayate: Yeah, that's true but... the opponent is rather unreasonable this time that's why.... eh?


Isumi: Ah, good evening, Hayate-sama~ quite a coincidence meeting my bad-ass self this time of night eh?

Hayate: Isumi-san?

Athena: Hoo boy... you don't hold back, do you?

Isumi: Eh, watcha talkin about? It seems that door just decided to be blown away by itself.

Hayate: That's a friggin lie!

Isumi: I just came to meet a friend. What a cheap gate, eh?

Isumi: Anywayz, no time to waste. Time to enter this house. It would be rude to refuse this gate that just decided to open itself.

Hayate: Eh?

Isumi: Hisui-chan - I'm here to visit~

Isumi: With this, it's fine to enter and rob the treasure~ let's go~

Hayate: WTF is up with zis biyatch?

Athena: Well, Isumi-san is here so it's a good thing, right?

Hayate: Ah.. sorewa....

Athena: I brought this along (shows him the Athena power meter) as precaution but now we gotz Isumi...?

Athena: Fudge, she chose this time to get lost?

Hayate: At this crucial moment? Isumi san! Isumi san!

Some friends came along huh?

Hisui: This stone is really important, it seems.

Hisui: Well, since they came all this way, I'll listen to what they have to say.

Hisui: But bring the thief back in one piece, k?

Hayate: There's no one in here, huh?

Athena: Sou desu ne.

so cute~

Hayate: It's so huge but there's no one around.

Hisui: The king and the victor are also all alone in the world~

Hisui: How've you been doing... whatsyername?

Hayate: Ayasaki Hayate desu.

Review: Well, I totally expected a Fumi, Sharna and Shii-chan chapter again this time around, but thankfully Hata proved me wrong. Anywayz, we continue with where we left off in the last chapter.

One interesting development here is Maria overhearing Nagi and Chiharu's conversation. Let's see where she goes with this info... well, things won't be looking good for Nagi for a while. She is totally going to be crying, but it's all good for her in the end. Also, Hayate needs to suffer some as well.

Of course, the most interesting development for me was Hata using some Athena x Ikusa moments while Nagi was explaining stuff about strong bonds and proof of love~

Yeah, go ahead and deny it~ I'm waiting~
Anywayz, looks like Hisui is going up against Hayate and mini A-tan, but she can apparently use her power for an hour or somethin.

Isumi got herself lost again after blowing up the gate... did she really? I betcha she just went off to have her revenge match with Housen.

So over-all, things are proceeding quickly and all is going according to plan~ See ya next week!

Fanart Corner: This is a reaction pic that you can use for just about anything. I made it specifically for chatting on facebook.

While I'm at it... have a naughty edit spliced together with an old fanart~

The next day...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 544: Great Stygian of Abyss -- Review and Synopsis

Isumi's revenge... coming soon~
Synopsis:  Awright, we start with the same scene from last chapter of Mikado telling Hayate and Athena to destroy the King's Jewel in order to restore her powerz... with a little something different that's not worth bothering with. To continue...

So Sakuya is with Isumi at her house (sakuya's presumably) and she informs them over the phone that there's been an intruder and they took Athena's butler along with the stone. So she be investigating it with Isumi and she's wondering if they have any clues who it might be and sends them a pic.

Hayate sees the pic and goes all "eh?"

Hayate recognizes it as Hisui's maid while Athena remembers that she's the one they fought in the Violet Mansion with Isumi, Hayate and Tama.

So anywayz, Mikado goes all "ZOMG! Hisui has a stone! This be bad for the Sanzenin inheritance and stuff."

Hayate tries to act all cool and goes "daijobu! It ain't over yet!"

He says he gonna go over to Hisui's to take back teh stone also so he can destroy it and return A-tan to her original form (lol! he can try)

So sakuya tells im to be careful and stuff coz Hisui ain't an easy opponent.

Meanwhile, upon realizing that it was Housen whom she fought before in the violet mansion, Isumi says she's goin too coz she wants some revenge for the last time.

At Hisui's lair, she and Housen be brainstormin how to get the old explosion of negative emotions.

Anywayz, Hisui dun believe that the loto key is really in the royal garden coz there's not enough info for now and
A-tan and Hayate in a chopper:
wtf is the royal power anyway?

So A-tan wants to talk a bit about the royal power. So she asks Hayate if he knows about the legend of the King's Ear and the Donkey's ear.

Anywayz, he says he forgets the details. She changes the question and asks him if he knows the meaning of the donkey's ears. So he dunno so we go storytelling time with A-tan.

Tis a story from a long time ago from... Phrygia.

So a long time ago King Midas REALLY loved gold so he was greedy and I mean like real greedy like he wanted all the world's gold.

So one day, by total chance, some stupid god decided to help im out...

So this god decided to grant him one wish.

Midas asked for (ya know that legend) he asked for everything he touched to be turned to gooold.

Anywayz, that was a biiig mistake by old midas and he turned his daughter (who looks an awful lot like Yozora Housen) to gold.

So he asked the god to retract his wish.

But in return for this, he would get donkey's ears attached as a symbol for being a stupid animal.

So anywayz, there's also that kind and the barber story, but the important part stars here.

So King Midas thought.... ya know what, I want the God's power for myself.

So he used his wealth to gather STAR POWER and then tricked the god.

So this girl's power was sealed in a castle. This be the royal garden.

King Midas sealed her in the castle. And the god slept inside a coffin in the deepest part. That be the royal power.

He used the power of the stars in exchange for fifty years of his life to grant any wish...the book of Orumzuto Nadja

It's effin Housen!
Review: Well, we're back to the King's Jewels plot... so huzzah for ya people who like that sort of thing. Anyway, a few big reveals this chapter, but personally, I found Isumi's desire for a revenge match with Housen to be the best part of this chapter.

I'll let you guys figure out the implications of Athena's story. Go ahead and discuss it in the comments coz I sure don't feel like it. I am sad coz mai waifu is not on panel this week. If anything, we found out that the god that Midas tricked is actually a goddess based on what Athena said... unless I misinterpreted that -- which is very likely coz I dun feel like reading Japanese when mai waifu ain't around.

Speculation Corner: Yeah, we've got one of those today. So Midas' daughter in the flashback looks suspiciously like Yozora Housen. Gotta give credit to Bill Plunderbones for this -- he called it some time ago. Now we don't have any official confirmation on this, but it looks quite likely.

Also, it would seem that Athena might actually be the "god" or "goddess" as the case may be who gave Midas his power. Either that or it's someone else entirely. Also no idea what that book is all about at the end of this chapter. It's worth noting that Nadja is Nagi's verbal sparring partner in those 4koma panels though.

Fanart Corner: Yeah, I've got one. This is still lacking in some details, but  here ya go. Also, see ya next week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hayate The Combat Butler Chapter 543: Us Within The Present -- Review and Synopsis

Ya ship Wataru x Nagi? I feel sorry for you after this chapter LOL!
Synopsis: Nagi and Wataru's promise

Chapter 543: Us within the present

Wataru: You know, I have something to talk to you about but...

Nagi: Something to talk about?

Wataru: Yeah

Wataru: I won't marry you.

Nagi: look of contempt

Mai waifu so pretty~

Nagi punches Wataru

Nagi: What's with that bossy tone of yours? Are you sleepwalking?

Wataru: That's not it. It's just that you and I were engaged once ENGAGED.That's what I wanted to talk to you about.

Nagi: Ah?

Nagi: That was still a thing wasn't it?

Wataru: Eh? Of course. I was seriously worried about it, wasn't I?

Nagi: That was just a poorly planned idea by our parents wasn't it? Besides, the ones who planned that are dead and your house fell into poverty.

Wataru: That may be so... but there's that promise we made when were little.

Wataru: That's why, take this... (hands her the King's Jewel). "This is a guide." She said.

Wataru: It came from the Sanzenin's colleagues. It's probably very expensive.

Nagi: Is that ok? It's some kind of guide to fulfill a dream?

Wataru: I don't need something from my mother to help me out, that's why.

Wataru: My Akihabara shop is doing well. In addition, I want to make it the best in the world.

Mai waifu so lovely~
Wataru: Together with Saki... definitely...

Wataru: That's why this belongs to you.

Wataru: Definitely, what you are aiming for is far from me.

Nagi: I see...

Wataru: You've been drawing your manga, right?

Wataru: This time, it's no longer doujin. You're aiming to be a pro, right?

Nagi: So... so what?

Wataru: Do your best!

Wataru: Someday, your manga will be published and I'll advertise it in my shop.

Wataru: That's why... do your best.

Nagi: Fu~n, you don't have to tell me that.

Wataru: You never change, do you?

Wataru: Then, do your best... my original betrothed.

Nagi: Yup, you too.

Nagi eyes teh Jewel she got from Wataru inside the Sanzenin mansion.

Chiharu: WTF is up wid dat stone, ho?

Nagi: Oh? This?

Nagi: It's a stone handed down from the Sanzenin family. It has a mysterious power.

Chiharu: Fu~n it looks like a power stone.

Nagi: A long time ago, I was told by someone that this was a stone of bonds.

Chiharu: oooh, that's nice, isn't it? It fulfills a love... it gives me that kind of feeling.

Nagi:... there is a castle.

Chiharu: Castle?

Nagi: This stone originally belonged to that castle where a God lives.

Nagi: The royal power... a mysterious power.

Hayate in Mikado's mansion: Wtf is this royal power?

Mikado: ....

Hayate: Like I said earlier, Yukariko friggin hid the loto key inside the Royal Garden.

Hayate: If ya don't have a King's Jewel, ya kin not getz in.

Hayate: We gotta get to that castle knowing that Hisui's group is after it as well.

Hayate: That way, we can beat em to it. The power is also the Sanzenin family's heritage.

Mai waifu so cutie~
Athena: However, there's no way I can believe that.

Athena: You're so irresponsible you won't even tell me how to get back to my original form.

Mikado: How about "jumping chance?"

Athena: Ha?

Mikado: Like I said. Jumping chance. I'll tell you how to get back to your original form if ya give me a stone. I give you my word.

Hayate: Mataku...

Athena: It can't be helped, can it?

Hayate: Here, have a stone.

Mikado: Whut? Really?

Hayate: yeah

Mikado: Hah! I get it. You plan to take the stone as soon as I tell you.

Hayate: So pleaz tell us.

Mikado: Destroy it.

Athena: Eh?

Mikado: Your power has been sealed. Destroy the stone and you will return to your normal form.

Athena: Eh, izzat so? With such a simple thing>

Mikado: Yup, no doubt about it.

Hayate: Ain't that nice, A-tan?

Athena: Yeah, the stone is with Machina therefore.... (oh fudge... I ain't so smart after all)

Mai waifu so... HNNNNG! I must hug her!
Isumi calls (wait... she knows how to use a phone?)

Athena: Yellow?

Hayate: Well, this has been settled but...

Athena: Eh?

Hayate: Doushitano?

Athena: The friggin king's jewel is gone.

Hisui: Fu~n.

Hisui: what the fudge is up... with this Royal Power, I mean.

Well, let's get the best news out of the way first, shall we? Anywayz, for those hoping for a rekindling of the Wataru x Nagi ship after seeing that chapter cover... LOL! Ain't it sad? Not gonna happen, son! Also, that was an awesome way to kill this ship for good~

Nagi's reaction to this chapter cover.

I mentioned in the previous review about how the Wataru x Nagi ship has been subtly sunk... well, now it's been explicitly sunk so HUZZAH! Also, now Nagi has a King's Jewel... we'll get to that later.

K, so we find out in this chapter that Nagi seems to know some stuff about the royal power from her mother, but she's never seen any of that stuff in action so she just thinks of it as a fairytale.

Also, Hayate really could take lessons from Wataru in how to be a MAN! I agree with Doughnut Gunso when he says that Wataru is a lot more mature than Hayate. Yes he is! Yes he is! Screw you, Ayasaki! Grow up already!

Finally, Hayate and Athena are consulting with Mikado for some reason and finally get him to tell Athena how to return to her original form. Problem is, the stone was with Machina, which was stolen by Hisui and her battle maid/vampire/succubus.  Anywayz, epic battles await.

With that said, this was a pretty straighforward chapter. Everyone's been provided with different motivations and the side characters have been sidelined leaving room only for the key players. Tis time for Drama. With Nagi having a King's Jewel and without Hayate's knowledge, it's a ticking time bomb of negative emotions waiting to happen. But it's FINE. This has been a long time coming and I'm quite confident that this is actually the best way for my ship to finally set sail... and for Hayate to realize the error of his ways and grow up.

On to the next chapter! No break next week... but it could be a filler~

Fanart Corner:
Ok, here ya go. Traditional art time again.

A request from someone. Nagi as Kikyou.

She'd probably hurt herself if she tried to use that whip. That's not a good way to use your precious hair, ojou-sama!

Mini canvas and easel set from DAISO Japan. Gonna have to take a better picture of this for next week.