Weekly Hayate no Gotoku! Vol. 3 – Sanzen’in Nagi’s Social Graph

This is a Special Project by Shonen Sunday during the series’ absence until 29th February. Every week a character profile would show up. This week we have Volume 3: Sanzen’in Nagi’s Social Graph.

This is a graphical presentation of the relationship and distance between the person and the NEET lady, Sanzen’in Nagi. She is the closest to Hayate, Maria and Ruka. Chiharu, Isumi and Sakuya came second. The distance with Hinagiku and the trio depends on whether Nagi goes to school. As with Klaus and Sanzen’in Mikado, you can see the distance is… this?

With a relationship (In order of estimated “closeness”, with relationship as stated in the graph)
Hayate – The one she likes
Maria – Care-taker
Ruka – Rivals
Chiharu – Doujin friends
Sakuya – Cousins
Ayumu – Co-workers
Isumi – Close friends
Kayura – Close friends
Hinagiku – Classmates
Athena – Cohabitants?
Tama and Shiranui – Pets
Wataru – Fiancé
Mikado – Grandfather

Without a relationship (Without a line between them, that is)
Miki, Risa, Izumi, Yukiji, Saki and Klaus.

Doughnut Gunso’s comments

  • A social graph is still a character profile, right? I don’t have to change the introductory lines, right?
  • If I must say, I am a bit disappointed that we are given another character this week for a change. I mean, Nagi again, huh? If we have Nagi next week again, somebody please do the translation, and I’ll copy from you!
  • Poor Klaus…
  • I think a lot of people have already forgotten that Wataru is Nagi’s fiancé. It’s funny that they decide to dig this fossil up.
  • The “distances” seem inconsistent in scale and thus inaccurate. For example, while Isumi is supposed to be closer than Ayumu to Nagi, I think that Nagi-Ayumu is shorter than Nagi-Isumi in the graph.

15 comments on “Weekly Hayate no Gotoku! Vol. 3 – Sanzen’in Nagi’s Social Graph

  1. Been a while since I last saw that evil Mikado face 😛

    And look, Nagi-Kayura = Instant close friends. (I mean, they got into that level pretty quick….)

    • They have a lot in common, after all, and Kayura fully supports Nagi’s dreams. It is natural that they have come so close together.

  2. Isumi should have been closer to Nagi than Ayumu since she and Nagi were (not legitimately) married for a while. Then again, she does disappear a lot. I always thought of Maria to be more than just a care-taker to Nagi. The only reason I can think of for why Maria isn’t as close to Nagi as Hayate while being (presumably) equally as close to her as Ruka is because of the fact that despite the years they lived together, Nagi still thinks deep down that Maria will eventually fall in love with someone and leave her.

    • I take it this way: Maria is Nagi’s motherly figure, while Hayate is Nagi’s fatherly and boyfriendly (?) figure. That’s the difference.

      Isumi is sometimes too incomprehensible for Nagi, so those with more common sense become closer to Nagi, while Isumi becomes (a bit) detached.

    • Those are Chinese words and not kanji. There is a slight difference. 😛

      For example, the kanji for “no problem” is “大丈夫”, while in Chinese it is “沒問題”.

      One note: I have heard that Shogakukan request the Chinese name for Ruka to be 琉香.

    • I’m surprised that Hata or the publishers in Japan never set the Kanji for Ruka’s name before the Chinese publisher decided to translate it into 琉珈, considering that many characters are usually just referred by hiragana or katakana, yet they have kanji forms for their names too…

  3. at first I was surprised that Hayate’s not in the center of a graph like this, then I figured that it’s probably because Hata made many of his relationships (especially many female characters) too unclear right now to put him there, while it’s much easier to do Nagi’s relationship chart…

    • Good point. This social graph doesn’t give me new inspiration though, so I am still a bit disappointed with the work they put up this week…

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