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Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season Episode 15 – Lost Luck

July 16, 2009

Another example why Japan is weird.

Another example why Japan is weird.

Back from the exams. Time to get cracking, starting with Hayate’s new episode.

A meteorite crashes in Izu, stirring up rumors of an onsen gaining magical powers that can fulfill one’s wish. Due to this, Hayate, Nagi and Maria set off to the place but Nagi somehow ends up lost. Soon afterwards, Hayate and Maria run into Hinagiku and Nagi runs into Ayumu… and some killers.

Since I mentioned onsen, you may be thinking of fanservice, but actually, that one starts next episode.

Last time, we got to see the Hayate no Gotoku! Character Poll and the top 3 were Sanzenin Nagi (3rd Place), Maria (2nd Place) and Katsura Hinagiku (1st Place). We also got introduced to the Saginomiya clan and Isumi’s lost powers.

The episode starts with Maria admiring the nice weather outside, in her casual outfit.

For the Maria fans.

For the Maria fans.

Nagi thinks Maria is still wearing pajamas and tells her to go back inside to change into her maid uniform. Ten no Koe gives us a flashback of last night to let us know why they are going on a trip.

A meteorite crashes down to Earth. After that, we see Nagi trying out more of the fashionable late teen clothing. She asks for Hayate’s opinion and he tells her that it looks good on her but Nagi wants Hayate’s personal opinion, not some cliche butler opinion. Hayate tells her that children’s clothing would look better on her but before he could finish, he gets whacked with a pillow. Upon being asked again, he tells her that there is absolutely nothing wrong with her clothes while lying on the ground.

And for the Nagi ones.

And for the Nagi ones.

Hayate inspects some of the valuable jewelry and watches laid on the table along with some trendy clothes. Nagi tells him that they’re going to Izu. Right after Hayate realizes that they’re going on a trip, the TV broadcasts news about Izu. It seems the meteorite that crashed earlier was found there. Not only that, it caused some onsen around the area to gain powers that can…

Trigger 1...

Trigger 1...

Trigger 2...

Trigger 2...

Trigger 3...

Trigger 3...

And trigger 4...

And trigger 4...

Hayate figures out why they’re going and Nagi denies, angrily, that their trip’s cause was the onsen’s potency.

And so, March 11th. Ayumu prepares her bike, wearing a sweatsuit and shades. Kazuki, her brother, asks her where she’s going so early in the morning and she explains that she’s heading off to Shimoda, Izu. Kazuki tells her to get on a train than riding a bike all the way there but she replies that she doesn’t have that much money and she’ll be staying over at their aunt’s place. She heads off on her journey.

At the train station, Maria, Hayate and Nagi were standing inside. Hayate feels odd that Nagi did not rent the whole train station for their trip but she explains that she wants a normal trip for once, so none of the unreliable SPs are around too. Maria confirms Nagi’s statement and adds that the only person they can rely on now is Hayate. Hayate immediately realizes his position. Nagi lacks common sense and Maria doesn’t really know much about the normal world. He must never leave his eyes off of them as who knows what would happen if he did. He pulls them off to the right train and tells them that as long as they have their tickets, they’ll be fine.

Fear the almighty CGI train!

Fear the almighty CGI train!

As the CGI train moves, Nagi and Maria admire the clear sky and view outside. Nagi notices that Hayate had bought some boxes and Hayate explains that they were train bento. He further explains that every station around the country have their special bento. Nagi then says she’s going to buy one too, even though Hayate already bought enough for them… but the real case was, she was already outside the train and was in an empty station, hoping to purchase some. Hayate and Maria were surprised how Nagi made it all the way there without them even noticing. They tell Nagi to return as her wallet is not with her. Nagi asks them, from outside, why they’re panicking. She has her ticket anyway but then the train doors close and the train moves on…

...why would you leave a train to go to an empty station store to buy train bento, already knowing no ones around?

...why would you leave a train to go to an empty station store to buy train bento, already knowing no one's around?

Hayate, Maria nor any SPs are around. No cellphone nor money. An unknown place. Well, Nagi thinks she’ll be fine as long as she has the ticket but as she tempts fate, it bites her and she loses the ticket to the wind. She quickly runs after it. She grabs the floating paper in hopes of retrieving her ticket… except…

Good game.

Good game.

And then she realizes…

Nagi caught Isuminitis...

Nagi caught Isuminitis...

Ten no Koe explains that there are a group of ethnics called Sherpas, which are guides for mountain climbing in the Himalayas. This term could be familiar to those who may have watched some Mount Everest documentaries and climbs. They tell you that when stranded in a place, do not move anywhere else as danger may lurk in those parts. Of course, Nagi hasn’t met a Sherpa before, nor is she climbing a mountain, just lost in some dark forest.

Meanwhile, Hayate forces open the train doors while it was moving. He attempts to jump off but Maria stops him.

Like a real action star.

Like a real action star.

Hayate argues that Nagi gets into trouble three times faster than anyone else, which is why he should go as fast as he can. Maria then tells Hayate not to be so radical, jumping off a moving train and they will ask the train to stop. Hayate tells her that stopping a train would make them have to pay millions… and that is a simple thing for the Sanzenin. Hayate stops and thinks for a moment. Now he can’t leave Maria too. She also lacks the common sense.

I laughed...

I laughed...

At times like these, who can you depend on? Who can save you from leaving a well-removed from common sense maid that ended up as top 2 in the Character Poll? And then she arrives to the rescue:

The one who earned the 1st Place of the Poll, Hakuou Gakuins seitokaichou, Hinagiku Katsura!

The one who earned the 1st Place of the Poll, Hakuou Gakuin's seitokaichou, Hinagiku Katsura! Nice random entry...

Hayate wonder why Hina was there and she denies any connection with the Shimoda onsen’s potency, while fidgeting. She says it was just a family trip. Well, Hayate can’t waste any more time and leaves Maria’s care in her hands. He jumps off the speeding train!

Yes... youll die. Without a doubt.

Yes... you'll die. Without a doubt.

Of course, you have to pose to please the ladies.

Of course, you have to pose to please the ladies.

Just watch where you land...

Just watch where you land...

Of course... that wont score you any cool points...

Of course... that won't score you any cool points...

But you still get a consolation prize for that Konata-ish look.

But you still get a consolation prize for that Konata-ish look.

…and with that, Hina thinks Hayate wants to avoid her that much.

Part B starts with Nagi still wandering around, hungry this time. She suddenly smells something good and this led her to a ramen shop. Before she can think, a muscular man comes out of the shop and notices her.

Something which the Hayate no Gotoku character list lacked.

Something which the Hayate no Gotoku character list lacked.

He figures that she’s a customer and drags her inside. Inside, the man asks her if she wants salt ramen, due to pressure, Nagi says yes, even though she doesn’t have money with her. She thinks of a way out and deduces that she needs to bail out before the guy finishes making the order. As soon as she looks at the door, the ramen was finished. Plan A fails…

Of course, when Plan A fails, there’s always Plan B. She thinks of making a claim that the ramen sucks so she doesn’t have to pay for it. She doubts in her mind. She’s not that bad to make a false claim. As she tastes the ramen…

Sparkly background always indicates good things...

Sparkly background always indicates good things...

She can’t do it. She can’t make a false claim over something so delicious. She cried as she slurped. That sounded kinda like a figure of speech, but it’s not. The man sees her crying over his fresh-made bowl of ramen and…

Aww~ Isnt that cute?~

Aww~ Isn't that cute?~

Remember kids, being truthful and honest will get you good things.

Remember kids, being truthful and honest will get you good things.

Meanwhile… Ayumu was on her bike, but stopped and sees that she’s still a bit farther away through the GPS in her cellphone. As she views her cellphone, she notices the sticker photo she took with Hayate once before, when Hayate was heading off to work. After recalling that event, she feels hungry.

The sticker photo she took with Hayate ages ago.

The sticker photo she took with Hayate ages ago.

And of course, a close-up of it.

And of course, a close-up of it.

Back at the ramen shop, the man asks Nagi why she’s running around without any money in the first place. Nagi thinks that she shouldn’t say she’s lost as that’s Isumi’s job. But she also knows that Hayate won’t be finding her quickly. She just has to swallow her pride. Before she could speak up though, Ayumu enters the shop.

A splitscreen always helps.

A splitscreen always helps.

Nagi can’t say it in front of Ayumu so she just leaves, calling Ayumu a stupid hamster on the way. At the same time, Hayate finds Nagi’s discarded ticket on the ground. Soon afterwards, Ayumu is now cycling again and Nagi is in the back. Nagi told her everything that happened and Ayumu finds out that Nagi screwed up. Ayumu gives Nagi her cellphone and tells her to call someone she knows to pick her up. Nagi thanks her, but stutters.

Ayumu has obviously no idea how tsunderes work. Nor does she know how their moe power is used.

Ayumu has obviously no idea how tsunderes work. Nor does she know how their moe power is used.

Well, upon flipping it open, Nagi notices Ayumu’s sticker photo and then she proudly declares that Hayate is her property. Nagi asks Ayumu where she’s going anyway and Ayumu replies that she’s on her way to Shimoda onsen. Nagi asks her if she can read maps clearly as it was a looooong way from where they live and she’s only riding a bike to that place. Ayumu just tells her to make the call already.

Back at the train, Hina and Maria were having a conversation. Hina explains that she’s on a family trip. Yukiji couldn’t come due to work but since her father wasn’t able to celebrate her birthday with her, he took her to a family trip. But Hina adds that there is a bigger distress she’s tackling with which is why she went on a trip. Maria recalls hearing the news about the onsen’s potency in increasing breast size.

Maria used LOCK-ON!

Maria used LOCK-ON!

Maria assures Hina that a girl’s charm isn’t measured by a significant growth in a certain area of the body and Hina tells her that it’s not that. Though, Hina did know what Maria was on about without having to think about it. Suspicious, isn’t it? Well, Hina adds that it’s romance-related. A quick flashback to the time when Hina told Ayumu that she will cheer her on… and to the time at Hakuou’s clock tower during her birthday, alone with Hayate. She then masks it as a friend’s concern. As Maria and Hina were about to continue, Maria receives a call.

It was, of course, Nagi. Maria answers the call from a different location. Nagi explains that she was picked up by the Hamster Taxi and is on her way to Atami. Maria tells Nagi that Hayate is on his way to pick her up so they may have missed each other. A second call comes up so Maria puts Nagi on hold. Ayumu is worried that Hayate will see her in a sweatsuit… and it’s almost White Day too. She wishes someone would just kill her…

Always be careful what you wish for...

Always be careful what you wish for...

The goons ask them which one of them is Sanzenin Nagi. They’re going to kill Sanzenin Nagi but the only description given to them was “twin-tails”.

What do you have against twin tails?!

What do you have against twin tails?!

And since both of them are twin-tails…

Does that mean Hina wins by default?

Does that mean Hina wins by default?

Ayumu pedals as fast as she can and escapes from the car filled with goons. Due to that though, Nagi dropped Ayumu’s cellphone accidentally but Ayumu goes on anyway, saying it isn’t the time to be making calls. Meanwhile, Hayate waits at the other end of the road, for Nagi and Ayumu.

Some notes…

– Izu is a peninsula near Tokyo. It is in the Mount Fuji area and has a mountainous region.

– Atami is the city in Shizuoka where onsens are commonly found. Even the name is implying this: “hot ocean”.

– White Day is a reversal of the popular Valentine’s Day tradition. On Valentine’s, the girls usually gives boys either a honmei-choco (serious… or rather love chocolates) or a giri-choco (obligation chocolate). Those who received them on that day is obliged to return the favor a month after, March 14th, where the male would have to give the girl a gift.

Crazy funny episode. I laughed at almost every scene and twist this episode made.

One thing. I have mentioned this before, back in episode 13. Hina becoming the mediator between Ayumu and Hayate. This is exactly why you should stay away from this business. The mediator is always involved in a love triangle, in this case, a love web network. Now, see who’s in a dilemma right now?

The other thing. Ayumu… why are you such a dependent character? Can’t you survive alone? Back in season one, she was always paired up with Nagi in order to have more than 15 seconds of screen time. Season 2, she now goes on appearing with Hina. Okay, so she did appear before Hayate during the time he was picking a present for Hina but was just half the episode… not to mention the main focus suddenly shifted with Hina arriving.

Anyway, the next episode is probably where the fanservice begins. “Sutaadasuto Memori”.

Also, expect an Umineko no Naku Koro ni double post, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s latest episode and Higashi no Eden last episode post in the following days to make up for my recent inactiveness.

This is the Bunny Chief, back from exams, over and out!

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One comment

  1. Truckdrivers have no breaks…
    lolis have no common sense…
    that’s what I learned from this episode, oh and also… Hina’s cute when she’s acting tsuntsun~ deredere~



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