Episode 21: ” Even Peter-san Has Had Enough” (Pītā-san mo ii Meiwaku)
Summary: In a junkyard, robot Eight comes back to life after being hit by a lightning. He was defeated by Hayate in episode 3 and is intent on getting revenge. In the Sanzenin mansion, Nagi is saying that the butler uniform he is wearing won’t be suitable to the place they are going. Nagi is wondering what to dress up Hayate in. Hayate is afraid that they might dress him up as a girl again. Nagi says not today and that dressing up Hayate as a girl would be saved for another occasion. It worries Hayate that he is scheduled to cross-dress. Maria is a bit embarrassed about imagining Hayate in girls’ clothes again. Nagi confirms that Hayate will cross dress again at some point, it could be sooner or later depending on the ratings. Setting this aside, Nagi says today they are going to an amusement park and Hayate’s butler uniform is not the best to wear there so she says they will change Hayate’s clothes and she asks assistance from Maria. Maria grabs poor Hayate as he tries to get away from the 2 girls, yelling that he can change his clothes himself.
With Hayate now dressed up in casual clothes, Maria compliments him saying “In clothes like that, you look like the boy you should be.” Nagi agrees and tells Hayate that they should be going now. Hayate asks Nagi if it’s alright for a hikikomori like her to go to an amusement park and is worried about her since she is not comfortable leaving the house. Nagi responds, “Who would leave the house just to go to an amusement park?” It turns out that the amusement park she was talking about is in the Sanzenin grounds after all, a few kilometers away from the mansion. Seeing the amusement park (named Nagi Nagi Land) astonishes Hayate prompting him to ask in his most surprised voice if this is Michael Jackson’s house. Nagi happily tells him, “See, we didn’t have to leave the house, right?” Hayate praises the theme park and comments that the Sanzenin quality is incomparable to others. Nagi replies by saying that Isumi and Saku’s houses have one too. Hayate then asks Nagi why she suddenly decided to go to an amusement park. Nagi says that because she wasn’t able play as much as she wanted with Hayate because of what happened in the beach class episode. She blushingly tells Hayate that she wanted to spend the remaining summer break with him. Hayate then says an empty amusement park is a little lonely. As if on cue, a bunch of mascots then appear and greets them with a warm welcome. One of the mascots, a rabbit, then introduces himself as the fairy of the forest who’s name is Keru Naguru-chan (which translates to Kick Punch-chan). Hayate thinks to himself he’d hate to be named like that. Kick Punch-chan says they are really happy to have visitors because it’s been a loooong time since they had one, then places his hands on Hayate’s shoulder saying in all seriousness in his real voice “Seriously, thank you for coming.” This prompts Hayate to ask Nagi when was the last time she came here. Nagi responds 3 years ago. Hayate admits that’s a bit harsh for the mascots, having to wait that long for another visitor to come.
The mascots then proceed to do a Nagi Nagi Stretch dance as Hayate and Nagi watch. Hayate then asks why Nagi built an amusement park in the house. Nagi says her grandfather gave it to her as a birthday present a long time ago. Hayate guesses her grandfather must be good to her. Nagi tells Hayate if he thinks that then he should take a look around. Hayate notices that majority of the rides have a minimum height restriction of 140 cm. However, Nagi is only 138 cm so she says she can’t ride most of the rides there saying that her grandfather would never do anything that would make her happy that’s why she hates him. Kick Punch-chan then appears behind them telling Hayate that he’s tall enough to ride and informs the other mascots that they have the first person to ride the rides. This worries Hayate a bit, with the next scene showing him all dizzy after a ride on the Ferris wheel, saying he’d prefer something a little more safe next time.
The pink chicken mascot suggests the haunted house as his next stop then. Hayate says that sounds good adding that it doesn’t have a height restriction so Nagi should be able to come with him there. Nagi frantically replies that the haunted house is scary prompting Hayate to reply that that’s what haunted houses are for. Nagi then adds that she’s not afraid at all but that there might be holes in the floor or something like that and it might be dangerous. In the meantime, the mascots are talking amongst themselves worrying that at this rate, Hayate and Nagi might skip the haunted house and that would be a waste of their practice, but they might get fired if they make Nagi cry and that would be a problem too. Hayate then suggests to Nagi that he would go in first to check if there’s anything dangerous. Hayate then goes inside, as he walks on he comments that it’s really well made and worries that it might indeed make Nagi cry out of fear. As he is walking along, he is attacked from behind with a sword by the pink chicken mascot who says it’s his job to scare them. Hayate says he’d die before he gets scared if the pink chicken acted that way. Several skeleton men with swords then appear and proceed to attack Hayate who deflects their attack easily by using a special move. Hayate then confronts the pink chicken mascot saying that he feels the chicken is trying to make it look like an accident while actually attacking for real, asking what the mascot is trying to do. The pink chicken mascot then reveals himself to be robot Eight who’s out for revenge against Hayate. Hayate can’t remember who robot Eight is and what grudge it has against him. This pisses Eight and proceeds to attack by turning off the dim lights and trying to attack Hayate in the dark. Just as Eight is about to grab Hayate, the bright lights then turn on and the other mascots appear with Nagi, saying that they turned on the light so Nagi won’t be scared to enter the dark haunted house. Nagi agrees that she’s not scared at all, then sees Eight apparently not remembering who the robot is too. This pisses Eight again and proceeds to attack Nagi, but this attack was thwarted by the other mascots who in turn attack Eight saying they have waited for a long time to actually have visitors again. Eight decides to leave for now and flies away, telling Hayate that he’ll be back for revenge. Nagi asks Hayate what that was about. Hayate says he has no clue, then tells Nagi that they should move on now and that she should enjoy the amusement park to her heart’s content. Nagi happily agrees. Meanwhile, in an ice cream store at the very same amusement park, Nishisawa-san apparently took on a job there for the summer in hopes of seeing Hayate again. She says she is so bored since there isn’t a single customer at all then closes her eyes for a while. As she did so, Hayate and Nagi pass her by and she didn’t get to see Hayate. The narrator then comments that love is about crossing paths.
Meanwhile, in the Mikado Hyper Energy Fuki Susono Experiment area, there’s test run going on for a new nursing robot called “Nine” who successfully overcomes all targets presented. An unidentified object that’s too small to identify is seen flying by towards the experiment area. The chief scientist then commands Nine to intercept it. Apparently, the flying object was Eight who easily got through Nine obtaining Nine’s controller chip in the process, inserted it to himself thereby upgrading to a stronger 8.1 version. The chief scientist then proceed to question Eight asking which company is he a spy from. It turns out that Eight knows the chief as Makimura-san, the one who developed Eight as a nursing robot. Eight is pissed off that even Makimura-san appears to have forgotten about him. As Eight flies away, Makimura-san thinks that the robot looked familiar.
Back in the Sanzenin mansion, Nagi is in her room telling Maria that she really had fun today with Hayate and adds that Hayate enjoyed it a lot too. She tells Maria that doing something good to others makes one feel good too. Maria agrees and says she understands Nagi’s feelings, adding that Nagi should go to sleep soon. Maria then wonders if Hayate is alright saying that she did all the first aid she could. Beneath the stairs, it shows Hayate as white as ash thinking that he’s so burned out from the amusement park. Tama appears on top of the stairs thinking of jumping and challenging Hayate when suddenly Eight appears smashing through one of the windows. Hayate immediately gets up recognizing Eight from earlier in the day. Tama then proceeds on identifying Eight as “the nursing robot that came out in episode 3 and got defeated by Hayate” Hayate then remembers this and proceeds to ask Tama how he’s the only one who apparently remembers Eight. Tama responds by saying that unlike Hayate who is sitting pretty on the main character’s seat, Tama has been watching this anime’s opening every week to the point that he knows it very well since it’s the only section that he’s sure he would show up and that Eight is in a similar situation in that he doesn’t have any airtime in the show yet shows up in the opening, and that’s why he noticed. The robot then goes on to get his revenge.
Meanwhile, Maria and Nagi hear the noise. Maria is wondering what’s going on. Nagi suggests they let Hayate handle it. Back in the fight, Eight blames Hayate since Eight lost everything. He relates his story and says he liked Makimura-san and all he wanted was for her to be proud of him as she was when she first created him. Apparently, after being defeated by Hayate he was sent off to a junkyard as a noncombustible trash since it was felt he was no longer useful. He says he is going to defeat Hayate and Nagi in order to get revenge. Tama gets angry and says he doesn’t care if the robot wants to hurt Hayate, but if it wants to hurt Nagi then Tama will fight him as he owes his life to Nagi because she saved him when he was little. Tama is about to attack Eight when Hayate intervenes and stops Tama saying that he understands Eight’s feelings since he too was forsaken and abandoned. Eight then tells Hayate that if he understands then he should let himself be defeated by him. The fight then goes on until Makimura-san shows up in the mansion saying she’s here for Eight and that it was a misunderstanding, saying she was thoughtless and threw Eight out as noncombustible trash and that she’s really sorry. Eight is touched by this and says it’s okay. Hayate and Tama are also moved and comment that this is such a tearjerking scene. Makimura-san adds that Eight is not noncombustible trash… but an oversized trash, saying there’s a law for recycling household appliances and that he will be taken apart and be trashed properly. She then says goodbye to Hayate and Tama. Hayate and Tama are left standing there staring after them in shock.
Hayate then tells Tama that they are lucky someone like Nagi is the one that picked them up. Tama agrees. Hayate then says this feels all wrong for an ending and that they should do something to save Eight but he doesn’t know how. With a glint in his eye, Tama tells Hayate to leave this to him. Tama mimics Nagi’s voice perfectly and calls Makimura-san telling her that she must not break the rundown robot Eight. Tama then asks Hayate if he was impressed. Hayate tells him he’s quite surprised to learn Tama has that trick and can mimic Nagi’s voice. The narrator later says that after leaving the mansion, Eight confessed his affection for Makimura-san and asked her to go out with him to which she said yes, and started a new life.
~ end of episode
My Impression: I thought this was a relatively okay episode. The part where Hayate thought he was going to be dressed up as a girl again and his reaction to that was priceless! Haha. Poor Hayate is scheduled for another episode to cross dress. For me, one of the funniest lines and reference was the part when Hayate sees the amusement park near the house and his expression of complete shock and surprise asking if this is Michael Jackson’s place. ~Lol. I laughed so hard! Oh and Kick Punch-chan… Haha.. what a name. And the part where he was telling Hayate “Seriously, thank you for coming” using his real voice. That was funny. I like that we got to see Maria’s hair down for a bit too.
Makimura saying sorry to Eight saying, “You are not noncombustible trash… you are oversized trash.” ~Lol. Poor Eight. The reaction from Tama and Hayate going from teary-eyed and emotional to shock was funny.
The references that I caught were Michael Jackson, Gundam, Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z.
Next episode: Hayate and Nagi will go fishing!