2.22.2009

hayate no gotoku


Hayate Ayasaki has worked all his life, doing various jobs to make up for his parent's gambling habits. Eventually, they run away completely, leaving him a huge debt to repay to the Yakuza. Through a series of misinterpreted events, he runs into a wealthy young lady, Nagi Sanzenin, who falls for Hayate and pays off his debt in exchange for his services as a butler.

That is where the series begins, and where it eventually morphs from a simple comedy into a fairly interesting 'variety' show. The episodes constantly shift from theme to theme, including school life, romance, tournament fighting, ghosts, aliens, robots, time travel and the like. Sometimes things just get impossibly hard to follow, but it's still a lot of fun to watch. A lot of parodies of other anime and movies are also thrown into here, usually for comedic effect, and I always look forward to those parts.

Attractive character design keeps the show afloat, and it's easy to see why the series hasn't even come close to concluding at its current 52 episodes. I don't think there's any news yet on a 3rd season as of this review though.

Arbitrary kenholic.com score: 7 out of 10.

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