Hayate no Gotoku Episode 19: Yet another day in Hayate-crazy-land.
Garrick: Yes. That title. And only that title. In fact, it’s become so obvious, I probably won’t even mention how insane it in next time. So, this’ll be the last time I’ll ever complain about how random Hayate no Gotoku is.
Garrick: Besides, it’s the strong point for this anime, I guess. Just how its comedy is just so… random. On with the review?
Garrick: Okay… so we start off with Nagi “doubting” her lifestyle. Her normal… rich/spoiled girl lifestyle with people to do everything she wants, and seemingly unlimited money at her disposal. What anyone wouldn’t give for a life like that. So, when Hayate catches a bazillion falling plates that were “randomly” set in a giant stack on the counter, he manages to break his phone.
Garrick: Off to get a new phone… and Nagi, with her “random” urge to change her lifestyle, decides to go out with Hayate to get his new cell phone. In a giant store. With a lot of people. Somehow… I’ve always known that Nagi was no good with crowds of people.
Garrick: So, Nagi gets “random”ly “lost”, and gets put in a “lost child” section of the store, where there are 3 “random” gangster-ish kids, I guess? And… well… using a “random” parody of Yu-Gi-Oh with Hayate no Gotoku characters, Nagi takes control of the three kids… forcing them to call her chief. Good going… if you were trying to be a baby-sitter. Or even worse, a playmate for the kids.
Garrick: Of course, Nagi doesn’t want that… she wants to be considered mature… but Hayate, who lost Nagi about as quickly as I know some older siblings lose their younger sisters… and came back to find her playing with kids… will have none of that. Poor Nagi… tries to hard to be… well… not a kid.
Garrick: And that’s the first half. The second half is about Sakuya’s birthday! All she wants… is to laugh. This is a comedy anime, so I’m rather surprised she’s not snickering at how idiotic (in a good way, of course) this anime is… but that’s alright. Suspending my disbelief.
Garrick: So, as you could guess, they’re going to go under some intense comedy training. And… uh… that’s where this episode loses me. I guess I just don’t understand very much about Japanese comedy. After all, I’m not sure I find rushing at someone with a paper fan very funny. But, I’m an idiot, what can I say?
Garrick: Anyway… yeah. Somehow, they manage to make Sakuya laugh… but… when Wataru tries to practice, he’s gotta practice hitting Isumi (his [and my ^_^;;] love), and… well… can’t. So… too bad for him, eh?
Garrick’s Rating for Episode Nineteen: 7/10
Garrick’s Anticipation Scale: 6/10