Hayate no Gotoku! Ch. 433

Nice house.

Nice house.

First of all, thank God that this is not a beach chapter. The last thing we need at the moment is yet another insensitive fanservice chapter.

In a sense, this is actually the final chapter of the Mangaka saga, as some things from that saga have been settled in this chapter. For example, we can see that Ruka has returned to her own apartment. After all, she moved into the Violet Mansion to run away from Atsumari, her manager. Now that their dispute has been settled, it is time for the idol to go home – literally.

It certainly means that there would now be one vacant room at the Violet Mansion for anyone stupid enough to become Nagi’s new love rival and then get shot down by Hata himself. Yet before naming any new girl to the apartment, we do have a prime candidate, and he is male. Let’s come back to him later.

I am not entirely sure that it is up to you to decide.

I am not entirely sure that it is up to you to decide.

There is a chance that we wouldn’t be talking about any new tenant anyway, because Nagi casually announces that she would be returning to the Sanzen’in Mansion. She has indeed made her decision on this matter in Ch. 390, so her claim is perfectly valid, it’s just that… has Nagi been granted permission to enter the Mansion? The answer is clearly a “no”. In fact, as she has been kicked out of the Sanzen’in Mansion by Mikado the owner, returning to the Mansion without his consent would amount to trespassing. In other words, Nagi has just causally suggested that she has decided in Ch. 390 to trespass a private property. How nice…

Apparently her tenants couldn’t care less about the legal niceties – actually they might happily see Nagi going to jail because they wouldn’t have to pay rents then according to rules of Monopoly – and they are only worried about the Violet Mansion. Somehow Hinagiku and Ayumu shouldn’t worry about the apartment at all: Hinagiku will return to her own home once Alice becomes Athena, while Ayumu’s plan was only to spend summer holidays at the Violet Mansion. As both girls have their own home in Tokyo, they wouldn’t be in too much trouble even if the Violet Mansion is burnt down.

The same cannot be said about Chiharu and Kayura, though. Kayura’s home is in Hokkaido, but she attends school in Tokyo, and it would be very unwise to travel between Tokyo and Hokkaido every day – come to think of it, why did she enroll into a school so far from home in the first place? Chiharu is even worse: her own house was burnt down, so she would have nowhere to live should Nagi decides to close the Violet Mansion, or even to demolish it.

Big difference in reaction.

Big difference in reaction.

More importantly, the rent at the Violet Mansion is cheap. You do not find any other place in Tokyo that costs 40K yen and comes with food and services – Kaoru pays 80K yen for his apartment alone. Economically the Violet Mansion is the only place for Chiharu and Kayura to live – unless, of course, Nagi would rent them the Sanzen’in Mansion. So, the Violet Mansion must stand even if it is only for Chiharu and Kayura.

As for Hinagiku and Ayumu, understandably they are not as concerned as Chiharu and Kayura. In fact, the next thing Ayumu asks is whether Hayate would still come to the Violet Mansion should it stand. To her (and Hinagiku’s) horror, the answer is that Hayate would swap places with Klaus. In many ways, it makes sense: the major selling point of the Violet Mansion is that it comes with a butler, so Klaus the butler would solve the problem of Hayate’s absence. The room that once belonged to Ruka can now be passed on to Klaus should he want to stay overnight. The only problem, of courses, is that Hinagiku and Ayumu would probably prefer Hayate as their butler, and if I were them, I might simply leave the apartment when possible.

Then again, we have seen from CTMEOY and Cuties that the Violet Mansion stands, that the tenancy of the above-mentioned girls extends beyond summer vacation, that Nagi would occasionally live in the Violet Mansion, that Hayate and Klaus would take turns to take care of the girls, and that the girls would get along with Klaus. Man, everything is a lot less fun when we know what is going to happen in the future…

"Why should we care anyway?"

“Why should we care anyway?”

Of course, these are problems that do not even exist at the moment, because so far Nagi is not yet allowed to return to the Sanzen’in Mansion. Well, if it is not legal, then let’s try to make it legal. Nagi must regain her status as the direct granddaughter of Mikado, and for that purpose she would need to find a King’s Jewel. It appears that Ayumu doesn’t know what a King’s Jewel is, which I find strange because Hayate has actually explained what they are to her back in Mykonos. Clearly either she did not listen to him, or that her memory is not long enough. Anyway, we are given a brief revision on jewelery, and… let’s skip the lecture.

Although Hayate has no idea where the jewels are, Nagi is quite certain that they would find one soon. Of course, as a girl loved by God Hata, and that this is a “Nagi says, Nagi gets, Nagi kicks you in the ass” manga, she’ll definitely get whatever she wants, but even if we stay away from religion there is still helping hand for Nagi. Guess what? The helping hand might well be Mikado himself. It’s therefore not surprising that Nagi says she would find a King’s Jewel like finding a lamp post on the street.

Explain to me why she looks so Japanese and so young.

Explain to me why she looks so Japanese and so young.

According to Nagi, the old man doesn’t want the inheritance to go to the (now) prime candidate, Hatsushiba Hisui. Information from Ch. 384 is that Hisui is Nagi’s friend and aunt, and Jenny’s older sister. Certain settings of Hisui like age and nationality are giving me a headache, but I will leave them there for now…

The funny thing here is that the Sanzen’ins seem to be contradicting with themselves from time to time. Mikado has taken all the troubles to disinherit Nagi, and now he is set to help her regain the right to the inheritance. Meanwhile, Nagi said that it didn’t matter (don’t forget the heart) if the inheritance would go to Hisui, and now she is taking actions to regain her right. You may try to spin this – there are legitimate ways to do so – but my impression here is that we should no longer take the words uttered by the Sanzen’ins at face value.

Before fuckers say anything about me, let me clarify that I am not calling them liars.

Introducing... a new harem member.

Introducing… a new harem member.

We have talked so much about Hisui, and it seems a bit unfair if she doesn’t make an appearance in this chapter. Sure enough, she makes her debut along with the return of someone almost forgotten: Housen Yozora. Before this chapter, we know Yozora has been on a mission to open the way to the Royal Garden. We remember that she intended to use Ruka’s despair to achieve her goal, but as Ruka’s saga has been given a happy ending, apparently she does not have enough despair to “help” Yozora. As such, Yozora would have to find new ways.

Now we know that Yozora is the maid of Hisui, yet Hisui seems to care more about the inheritance than the Royal Garden. It doesn’t seem like Hisui was the one who gave Yozora the order to open the path to the Royal Garden. So, it might be that Yozora is secretly serving another master, and it means that Hisui may not have anything to do with the “28th”… whatsoever. It just happens that both the plans of Hisui and Yozora’s other boss involving a King’s Jewel.

You might call her the "dark Saki", I suppose.

You might call her the “dark Saki”, I suppose.

So, Hisui is also taking actions to “persuade” Mikado to give her the inheritance. Maybe having a word with the old man would do Hisui and Yozora some good. It is actually quite satisfying to see a somewhat evil man being threatened by a somewhat evil girl. It is not that easy to be an evil overlord.

Unless I have the time and brain power to throw out an essay next week, I’ll see you again on Christmas Day!