Hayate finds a cursed heirloom that gives him even worse luck than he had before.
It’s Hayate… but it’s not very funny. I couldn’t care less about Nagi’s imouto, and there are too many characters to give any of them the attention they deserve. I’ve been reading the manga for Hayate too (although I’m like a year behind) and I hate to say it, but Hayate no Gotoku should have stopped when it was ahead. At this point the jokes are getting stale, and each character tends to barely get any screentime. Introducing new character after new character seems to be the trap that most shounen manga fall into when the writer has run out of things to say. Maybe they should take that as a hint that it’s time to start fresh.
At least it was nowhere near as atrocious as that Hayate OVA.
- Storytelling – D – Not as funny as it should be.
- Voice – F – No badass narrator.
- Characters – C – It’s still Hayate, with its infinite shipping potential.
- Attention Grab – D – Found myself bored at times.
- Production – C – Meh.
- Overall – D+
Recommendations – Hayate no Gotoku (original series and second series), Nichijou, Seto no Hanayome