Hayate attends his first day at Hakuou Academy anticipating on experiencing a high school life again. Though he meets another butler named Himuro, who manages to steal Hayate’s necktie. The next day Hayate manages to introduce himself to the class after Yukiji’s somewhat exaggerated description of him. Later that day Hayate and Nagi are at the kendo club with Hinagiku where Hayate is then challenged by a member, but hayate is in fact going to fight another butler, named Nonohara Kaede.
So the story is moving on once again and this episode we’re introduced to some new characters, mainly other butlers, but one of them is a combat butler. It’ll be interesting to see Hayate fight against another butler, but judging from the preview he’ll get beaten pretty badly. One fo the funniest parts of this episode was Yukiji’s description of Hayate before he enters the classroom, but it continues on with Hayate using his salesperson skills to get through their expectations. Really is there like nothing that Hayate can do?
Seems that Maria is indeed an awesome person. Although they don’t say it directly, they are implying about Maria being the one who graduated at age 13. Now we can see how much of an influence she had with the letter of recommendation, but it does make you wonder why she is working as a maid for Nagi when she is such a wonderful person. But going back a few episodes, we find out that Maria really doesn’t have a big dream.
This episode the references I picked up were the Char Aznable quote, Rurouni Kenshin reference, and parts of Yukiji’s speech, with Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt. I found it funny how some of the characters mentioned it being a copyright infringement if they mention it out loud, but kind o f makes you think that SynergySP are cutting down on the references.
So next week shows Hayate’s battle with Kaede and it’ll be interesting to see. Plus I hope for more Hinagiku screentime!