Hayate’s Packy Adventures

Hayate no Gotoku S2

Obligatory Meido-fuku Hayate appearance.

Season 2 was shorter than I thought. Didn’t they say it was gonna be another 4-cour show? Looks like it got toned down a bit huh.

Anyways, the first half of this episode is the Hina in Wonderland (LOL at the CB and Geass references) chapter, while the second half is Hayate’s adventures in buying Packy, an anime original. Pretty much Nagi sends Hayate out on an errand, and we get a “Hajimete no Otsukai”-style coverage of how unlucky Hayate really is when he’s thrown outside of the mansion. The ending was pretty touching (BAWWW’ed a bit) though, and I’ll say, the writers for this season are quite good.

Hayate no Gotoku S2

Hayate no Gotoku S2

Hayate no Gotoku S2

Hayate’s misfortune makes even Maria and Nagi despair. He really is a genius at bad luck isn’t he?

Hayate no Gotoku S2

LOL he’s so unlucky until he’s had forge his own Packy!

Hayate no Gotoku S2

But really…. handmade Packy, if this was any other girl and Hayate wasn’t Hayate, we’d be seeing an out-of-the-park home run already.

And with this, the curtains go down on a rather enjoyable Season 2 of Hayate no Gotoku! I’m sure hoping that there will be another season, with the same production crew, and this time, with Athena taking centerstage. Currently the manga’s kinda right where the shit is hitting the fan, so I guess in about another year or so there should be enough material for the anime to cover in 2 or 4 cours straight.

6 Comments

  1. relentlessflame Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 7:10 am

    As a minor note, in fact it was always planned for 2 cours as part of its move to late night TV (instead of Saturday mornings where it was last time around). In a late night timeslot like that, it’s exceedingly rare for a show to go longer than that (because they need the merchandise sales to pay the bills).

    In any case, a future season certainly seems quite likely, even though it’ll probably be another 2-cour season at most.

  2. Haesslich Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    Indeed. I loved how they ended with A-tan looking up at the moon, which hints at the future inclusion of the World’s End story arc… and the current one, for that matter.

  3. Seinime Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 9:18 am

    Home made Packy ftw orz

  4. Anise Punter Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

    That “He was making packy” is now my Hayate no Gotoku folder icon, replacing Hina’s reaction to the ferris wheel that I put there just last week.

    Hopefully they get some funny in the manga. It’s sorely lacking.

  5. cmlim Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    Lolwut Lupin the 3rd reference in my Hayate???

  6. Ryan A Said,

    September 30, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Didn’t they say it was gonna be another 4-cour show?

    I was under that impression, but really solid anyhow. Dunno, taking Shana II into consideration, this series’ continuance seems much more accomplished. I sure hope they keep the same crew ^^

    But really…. handmade Packy, if this was any other girl and Hayate wasn’t Hayate, we’d be seeing an out-of-the-park home run already.

    So true! And gawd, just the idea of Maria and Nagi watching this Hayate’s misfortune in action is just so LOL. It was done, it was great.

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