If you were expecting the Manga Contest to come to some sort of a head this volume, expect disappointment.Continue reading “Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 37 Review”
So, remember that creepy coffin in the attic? Neither does this volume. It does, however, remember Ruka and Nagi’s challenge.Continue reading “Hayate the Combat Butler Volume 36: Manga Review”
When we last got caught up with Hayate, Father Radiostar and Isumi discovered a coffin in a space in the attic. Is related to that happening this volume? No!Continue reading “Hayate The Combat Butler Vol. 35: Manga Review”
So, at last I’ve now gotten caught up on Hayate the Combat Butler – at least the official English release of the manga, so I might as well get through these last 5 volumes at one big whack!Continue reading “Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 30-34: Manga Review”
When last we left the worlds most unlucky butler, he had unintentionally deceived idol singer Ruka into thinking that he was a girl, due to having been roped into crossplay. Meanwhile, Nagi has decided to get back into manga – but she needs her muse…Continue reading “Hayate The Combat Butler – Vol. 29: Manga Review”
In the last couple volumes of Hayate the Combat Butler, we got something of a new status quo for the characters as a whole, while not really setting up what the next arc for Nagi was going to be. Volume 28 introduces a couple of new characters (sort of) while setting up Nagi’s next arc.Continue reading “Hayate The Combat Butler Vol. 28: Manga Review”
After Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 25, 26 and 27 serve as something of a bridge arc. They don’t tell a complete story in their own right, but instead sort of continue in the shift in the status quo started by Volume 25.Continue reading “Hayate the Combat Butler Vol. 26-27: Manga Review”
As I mentioned in my overall review of the Golden Week arc, that was an arc that was begging to be animated, and sadly was not. It also thoroughly smashed the existing status quo with a literal and metaphorical nutcracker, with Nagi giving up her fortune and her house to save Hayate.
There comes a point in any manga where the status quo, as it exists, can no longer stand. Where if things stay as they are, the work will stagnate. In Battle Angel Alita, it is in the leadup to the Motorball arc. In Hayate the Combat Butler, that arc is the Golden Week arc.
This week I’m covering the last Hayate series to date, with Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties. Continue reading “Anime Review: Hayate the Combat Butler – Cuties”
This month I’m wrapping up a few loose ends, as I review the two Hayate TV series I hadn’t previously reviewed. First off is Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You! Continue reading “Anime (Video) Review: Hayate the Combat Butler – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You!”
Well, the time has come to talk about the most recent Hayate the Combat Butler TV series, and potentially the last series to come out, for reasons which I’ll get into, but also a series that is something of a return to form for the franchise’s anime incarnations. Continue reading “Anime Review: Hayate the Combat Butler – Cuties”
Hayate the Combat Butler, as a manga, recently came to an end, and I have two Hayate Series that I haven’t reviewed yet (though I have previously done a video review of Seasons 1 & 2). It’s time to cover those bases and finish off the other Hayate series. Continue reading “Anime Review: Hayate the Combat Butler – I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”
This week I’m doing an anime review, with a look at the first two seasons of the anime series “Hayate the Combat Butler”. Continue reading “Anime Review – Hayate The Combat Butler, Seasons 1 & 2”
I have a manga review that’s actually topical for Valentine’s Day next week.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Whenever I’ve had a rough day, and I feel like I can’t remember the last time I laughed, one of the manga or anime I turn to, in order to lighten my spirits is Hayate the Combat Butler. The blend of oddball comedy and reverentially referential humor, along with a willingness to just chip away at that fourth wall blends together well to make an enjoyable comic, and the fact that the characters are incredibly likable really helps to keep me coming back in a way that TV shows like Family Guy, which also relies on referential humor, fails to do. Continue reading “Manga Review – Hayate The Combat Butler, Volume 7”