For most people, saving their master from the Sicilian Mafia would be cause for a well-earned rest. For Hayate, however, there's no time for slacking! As new perils, new foes and new challenges appear, Hayate must be more focused than ever in order to protect Nagi... and maybe even get a chance to do some cleaning! Racing a marathon, conquering a dungeon, fighting a giant robot - it's all in a day's work for a butler!
The Forbidden Freestyle Marathon
There's No Legend After All
You're Like Me
Heart to Heart
Half-baked Jealousy!! Ja-pan
Shiranui Is Here
What Girls Want...
Where's the Present?
Around the Time of the Hina Festival
A Cruel Idiot's Thesis
Story: 3.5/10 Well, I like the initial premise of this show. It's silly and fun. But now, what actually plays on that premise is just like half of the series. The other half is that godawful harem part, which I've noticed is actually most of it's fans favorite aspect of the show. As for me, I definitely prefer the previous, "premise" side of the series, which although is also cut into two pieces of it's own. And those pieces are the all humor and purely episodic part and the part with more serious character development. Unless it deals with the harem part of the show of course. I do like basicly all the episodes that deal with the "premise" side of the series, but unfortunately there are very few of those in this season. Most episodes deal with the crappy harem side. Which, as I've already stated before, sucks! So low score here. Animation/Artwork/Visual Effects: 7/10 It's definitely a step up from the first season. And while it's not really necessary, it's always nicer to look at something if the appearance is a little better. Something that pissed me off quite a bit here was the constant use of the "sparkles around a cute-looking character" scene which is probably the most clichéd scene in all of anime and one of the scenes I hate the most as well. A lot of people would probably say that they use it alot because it's a parody of harem shows, but this isn't even a parody anymore. It has developed into an actual harem series. And not a good one at that. Anyway, nice A/A/VE, but nothing special. Sound: 7/10 The voice actors does a good job. Nothing to complain about here. And I gotta say that I love Rie Kugimiya as one of her tsundere roles and that the unique voice of the narrater works really well. The BGM has a kind of silly sound to it that works well with comedy scenes, but it definitely gets repetetive after a while. And while it works fine, it's still not even that good to begin with. The OP/ED sucked imo. Characters: 3.5/10 A lot of HnG!!'s fan probably think that this is the show's strength, but I highly disagree. I think that Klaus, Tama, Hayate, Nagi and Maria are funny, but only when they interact with each other. Outside of that they step out from parody and into the world of cliché. Although Wataru is alright from time to time. And I did like the other butlers, but they hardly even appeared in this season. They had a few seconds of screentime in the first episode and one of them appeared for another few seconds in a later episode, but that was it. And hell, Klaus only appeared in a very few scenes and Tama barely even got any time with the exception of the episode that focused on him. Most of the time was just wasted on Nishizawa (bleh) and Hinagiku (snore). A lot of time was even given to that useless and unfunny schoolgirl trio. Overall: 5/10 If the comedy was what you liked from the first season, then stay away from this one. If you for some reason liked the "romance", then by all means, watch this. But if you ask me, then I'd say to watch Shuffle if you want a decent harem, watch Toradora for light romantic comedy and watch Ouran High School host Club for a show that makes fun of harem romances, even though Ouran mainly makes fun of reverse harems/shoujo harems. The only reason I didn't give it a lower score overall is because of the production.
Woohoo i feel a shitstorm coming..Oh yes,of course it's Hayate the pussywhipped,cross dressing king of the diarrhea hill....And straight onto the big question that every man in every nation never asked..Is it any better than the first one? In one word,NO.The 1st season was total crap..It was one of the very few anime that quite literally put me to sleep while watching it.And i can't,to this day,understand why everyone thought it was so damn funny..If you're 12 or have the mental age of 12 i'm sure it must have been..But it wasn't.What it was,was a boring 52 eps cure for severe insomnia.And what did they do with this one?They made it even worse for fuck's sake..But to be fair comedy style anime,and i mean most of them,suffer from not being able to cope with sequels. For starters this abomination comes to you courtesy of JC Staff..No need for introductions i take it,right?So while the 1st one did have harem elements they were a tad more on the softer side of things.They were there allright but not so much as other anime..Well this one is a harem's harem dream.More moe fanservice for the people and a romantic plotline which is like herpes.To make this easier to understand the 1st Hayate made fun of cliche shounen rom-com,but this season IS a cliche shounen rom-com.I'm not saying it lost all of its character,there are some moments but they're as many as the fingers of my one hand.Which in turn,means the comedy has to rely more on character gags…Which,after 52 eps,has been worn out.The end result comedy is filled with long scenes of girls cosplay with the cliche frilly getups or the maid outfits or nurse disguises. The romance part is very hard to follow let alone take it seriously.There are 8 or so girls who are interested in Hayate..I don't know if one of the girls IS actually Hayate..The line gets blurry with every time his feminine side is played out.After 2 seasons he can't commit to one girl..Come on how hard can it be mate?But weirdly this is one of the problems,the other and most blindingly glaring is that none of these "romances" have any actual depth and real connection.It has that forced feeling and it falls flat on its face. There isn't much I can say about the animation.The characters are all well drawn.Soundtrack seemed good too.. In the end everything leads to the characters.You can't possibly care for them..In a parody state they work well for some part but when they try to be their own personas they fail completely..Much like the 1st season but worse.All in all if you want comedy,romance and the whole shit pie go elsewhere,find something more worthy.
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