|A Wild Yukariko Appears!|
Synopsis: What A Wonderful World 7: The Wrath of God, in All its Fury
The Girl's Last Wish
Then... please. (seems to be submitting Nagi's manga)
Chiharu: You've completed it somehow.
Chiharu: The award is at the end of the year, right?
Nagi: I wonder what's going to happen. I'm not sure.
Nagi: But, I gave it my all.
Chiharu: But... aren't you going to stop Maria?
Nagi: Trying to stop her is useless, isn't it? Once she's decided it's hard to change her mind.
Chiharu: Yeah, it can't be helped.
Nagi: I'll have Hayate by my side. That's why it's ok
Chiharu:.... um you know...
IT's NOT OK!
Redev Guy: I told you there's someone living there. A forced eviction is useless!
Chiharu: It's that guy from before...
Nagi: Some redevelopment manager guy, is it?
Redev Guy: Ah, we meet again. Sorry about that.
Chiharu: Not at all.
Redev Guy: My boss is kinda annoying.
Chiharu: You have it hard, huh?
Redev Guy: Oh, and who is this?
Chiharu: Ah yes, this is the owner.
Redev Guy: Eh, you? You're a pretty small landowner aren't you?
Redev Guy: But miss landowner, you're not that interested in this mansion, are you?
Redev Guy: It's a nice mansion isn't it? It's old but tasteful.
Redev Guy: Sorry to beat around the bush but... you're using this mansion, right?
Nagi: It's ok to demolish it.
Redev Guy: Eh?
|Mai waifu... so lovely, so beautiful!|
Nagi: This mansion comes with many fond memories but... even if it's gone... the memories won't disappear with it.
Nagi: The everyday memories of this place... I'll always treasure them in my heart.
Nagi: That's why... even if this place disappears
Redev Guy: Eh, is it really okay? This mansion will be totally remodeled! It won't retain its original form anymore.
Nagi: Your company wants to use this land, right?
Redev Guy: Well yeah but... It's not like I'm going to be fired if I can't strike a deal.
Chiharu: This guy's no good at his job.
Redev Guy: Well... if you're really serious I'll have a contract ready soon. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to oblige.
Redev Guy: Well then, see you again.
Nagi: Is that company guy ok?
Chiharu: Well, he seemed like a nice person anyway but...
Chiharu: Do you really want this mansion demolished?
Nagi: Yeah, I understand. But, this Mansion originally belonged to my mother so I've always intended to return it. If it's my mother's wish, then it's ok, right?
Himegami has a locket of Yukariko
Hisui: SOmething's not right...
Hisui: Looking so fondly at that dead woman's pic... you give me the creeps.
Hisui: That love of yours will never be answered.
Hisui: It's all useless... all that matters right now. Is opening the path, amirite?
Hisui: What do you think would be a good way to open the path? How about that dead woman's memories? Would crying over her be enough to open the path?
Himegami: It's impossible for me. I can't touch the King's Jewel, right?
Isumi:A long time ago, I think I remember seeing a goddess.
Isumi: It was the first time I met Nagi's mother, Yukariko-san
Isumi: Mom, who dat?
Isumi's mom: That's mom's most important, Sanzenin Yukariko-san
Isumi: Mom's most important person?
Isumi: I saw a goddess, I think
Sakuya: Well, she is certainly a strange person...
Isumi: What did she wish for, I wonder?
Isumi: Because she wished for something, the royal power is now inside the castle.
Isumi: What did she wish for in exchange for her life?
Nagi: Even in exchange for my life, I shall become a trillion selling mangaka!
Chiharu: WHat kind of dream is that?
Nagi: It's preparation, preparation.
Nagi: Maria will be gone. That's why I need to do my best. I need to show that I'm prepared.
Nagi: Life sure is changing, isn't it?
Nagi: Then I will be starting on other works
Nagi: Once one battle is done, another begins, so I will be searching for my next subject!
Hina: She's really pumped up, huh?
Kayura: I've never seen you so enthusiastic before.
Nagi: I'll be ok... I'll be ok...
Nagi: Even without Maria, I can manage
Nagi: Hayate is there... That's why it's ok. It's ok
Nagi; Even if maria is gone... (holds King's Jewel)
Nagi: I'll be ok... my mother is...
Nagi: This is a lie... (could also be: you're kidding me)
Next chapter is at 1/18
Review: Let met start off by giving you my reactions as I was reading this chapter.
The moment Nagi mentioned that she was ok with having the Violet Mansion demolished, I thought, "Haha! Nagi's always full of surprises. As expected from mai waifu!"
And then she gave her reason for being ok with it and I was like... "Wow... just... wow just... actually, read my actual comments from some no-name chatbox in some corner of the internet.
|I LOVE YOU, NAGI!|
So that redevelopment company guy -- I have this inkling that he's actually Shun Ayasaki AKA Hayate's dad. Now I know Hayate's parents were made out to be like the worst people in the world -- but remember that "misunderstanding" is a recurring motif in this story. So far, most of what we have seen from Hayate's parents mainly come from Hayate's own perspective -- although there were some moments wherein Athena and Mikado's perspectives were shown. Bottom line is -- can we really be so sure that they're all that bad?
Also, even if they were -- perhaps Hayate's dad is really trying his best to make up for his shortcomings... just maybe. It's a shot in the dark, but his hairstyle seems to fit at least.
Next up, let's talk about Himegami. We'll we've already discussed in the comments from the previous chapter how Himegami might actually be on Nagi's side. It seems we have even more proof since he seems to be harboring feelings for Yukariko.
In any case, Hisui seems to be aware of this, but cares only about opening the path -- she even considers trying to use Himegami to open said path to the Royal Garden.... you so savage, Hi-chan... I like you!
Then back to Nagi again and when she declares that she'll be ok even without Maria because Hayate will be by her side... and that face -- that lovely, cutieful face.... ZOMG! My heart is melting! I could die! Kill me now, Hata!
|Hisui's effin savage.|
What I'm trying to say is that Nagi has really come a long way. Yes, if you view her initially, it'll seem like she's the same Nagi from the anime, the same Nagi from 300-500 chapters ago or so, but she's really not -- and you'll definitely notice those slight but significant changes in her personality if you've been paying attention to this chapter.
Let's talk about her maturity. Notice how she didn't protest about Maria leaving? She totally understood that Maria has the right to make her own choices and that she can't really change her mind anyway. That is a level of maturity unprecedented from the Nagi of old.
Then let's talk about her silly dream of becoming a trillion selling mangaka. In the older chapters, this was used as a gag -- but in this chapter, it has different context when she says it. It's pretty clear, I think -- that she understands that selling a trillion copies is really a pipe dream -- but at the same time, it's also a dream that fuels her ambitions and will perhaps lead her down the path that she wants to walk in life. She mentions how Maria is leaving, so she should be able to stand on her own -- and again, this is really what it's all about. She's proclaiming her independence and her desire to be independent -- again, amazing maturity from this soon to be 14 year-old. And really, this character development was well-earned. We've seen her grow and mature throughout this series so we know for sure that this wasn't something "out of the blue."
Well, anyway, everything seems to be sailing smoothly. The bomb is all set to go off and it's going to be super painful to watch, but it MUST happen. (mostly for Hayate's sake and his side of the character development cycle, really.)
Also, we have Yukariko appearing in front of Nagi. It's only natural, I'd say. After all, it's her mansion that's being demolished soon. Perhaps she has one last message for her daughter. I dunno how she's appearing before Nagi, but Hata can justify that in any number of ways anyway.
Finally, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about character development in Hayate. When we think of this term, we mostly expect some sort of positive change in a character that we've come to know throughout the story. It seems that recently, characters like Maria and Hayate have actually worsened as the story progresses. In fact, they're just right now showing their most selfish sides in this final arc -- and that's not very good character development, it seems.
Well... on this notion, I would disagree. In my opinion, character development is character development whether it results in a positive or negative change in a character. I like to believe that we are actually just starting to get to know these more negative aspects of some of these characters that we've become acquainted with throughout the series. They just became apparent now because the status quo is changing. The safety nets to the pseudo-family relationship of the Sanzenin trio have been removed. Any perceived negative changes that might have befallen some of these beloved characters are (perhaps) just the author's way of showing us the more human, less cookie-cutter side of these characters. Perhaps this is a bitter view of human nature, but IMO, personal experience has taught me that reality does tend to work a lot like this. In any case, I do believe that Hayate no Gotoku! is still an idealistic manga at heart and while the relationships that could potentially be ruined in this final arc will never be the same -- perhaps they will become even stronger and more beautiful to watch and experience after all is said and done. In short, let's just say... in Hata, I trust -- and I daresay, if you want to keep enjoying this manga, perhaps you should give our dear author the benefit of the doubt as well.
|You WILL get hurt, but don't worry, baby. Everything will be aaaall right!|
Well, that concludes my disorganized ramblings. Hit me up in the comments and tell me if you agree/disagree or have something to add. You know I just love meaty discussions.Fanart Corner: So, I've actually got several pieces completed this week, but I guess I'll save the others for next week. For now, here's a completed CG of Nagi! (naturally)
I've been watching a certain series lately (already know what happens at the end of the manga.) Guess which one :)
|Gotta say, this outfit suits her better than I expected.|