Hayate the Combat Butler Chapter 512 Manga Review (Much ado about nothing.)

ハヤテのごとく!/Hayate no Gotoku Manga
Hayate the Combat Butler Chapter 512 Review

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Hayate the Combat Butler Chapter 512 Chiharu is in the Grand Canyon, wondering how they are supposed to find the gold coins worth ¥10 million since the map they were given is pretty worthless. She wants to give up, but the completer isn’t responding. To make matters worse, she doesn’t even have her phone. After a few hours, there’s no help and she’s lost.

Deciding to explore a bit more, Chiharu runs into Ruri, who turns out to also be lost, lamenting how her plotting was for naught. As such, they decide to work together to get out of their current situation. They then decide to climb out of the canyon to get a look at the surrounding area. As they climb, Chiharu asks about Ruri’s remark on plotting. She says that she was hired to acquire something, but since the item is apparently fragile, she’s had to be careful.

Despite wearing a short skirt and being embarrassed by her panties showing, Ruri gets over it as she and Chiharu make the arduous climb out of the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, while the view is nice, they are still just as lost as they were before.

Thoughts/Review:

Well, this was a chapter much ado about nothing…mostly.

Having a chapter devoted to Chiharu, and eventually Ruri, being lost in the Grand Canyon doesn’t make for very riveting reading. Not only that, the attempts at gag humor fell well short of the mark.

Hayate the Combat Butler Chapter 512

The only thing of note in this chapter is Ruri giving us a bit of tease information about her being hired to do this job to acquire something, presumably the King’s Jewel. Whether this turns out to be of any significance remains to be seen.

I do get the feeling that Hata-sensei is doing an acknowledgement of his own failure in plotting and is voicing that through Ruri. At the same time, I think he might also be trolling fans (which he’s done before) by that cliffhanger last week turning into nothing.

In the end, this chapter really was much ado about nothing.

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6 Responses to “Hayate the Combat Butler Chapter 512 Manga Review (Much ado about nothing.)”

  1. By the way, this blog post was just in time for Athena’s birthday.

    Personally, I enjoyed this chapter — and aside from a little bit of teaser about the King’s Jewels (which I really don’t care for, personally), it also sets the stage for the final orientation. It was also a good way to flesh out Tsugumi’s character a bit more since we don’t really know her as well as we do the Ruri from CTMEOY. She is pretty similar to her anime counterpart, but there is a bit of a difference from what I’ve seen.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      By the way, this blog post was just in time for Athena’s birthday.

      I had no clue. ^_^;

      As to Ruri, other than learning she was apparently hired to retrieve something, we still don’t know anything about her, nor why she addresses Nagi as “oneechan.” I’m still in the mindset that she’s just fanservice more than anything, which is unfortunately (if I’m right).

  2. arimareiji says:

    If the chapter was enjoyable for some people, that’s truly great. But for me personally, I think ANB got it backwards… I think it was much nothing about ado. (^_~)

    Not sure what to make of the new raw, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it’s frivolous yet meaningful – and very, very random.

    • To clarify, I thought the chapter (512) was enjoyable, but I didn’t think it was all that good as I’ve stated in my blog: “Well, this was a rather inconsequential chapter. Kind of a let-down after all that build-up in the last few chapters… anyway, no bombs going off yet, so not much to review on my end. For those complaining about where Chiharu went… well, there she is.”

      I definitely would have preferred more plot advancement, but a little bit of a breather is fine as well.

      On the latest raws… well, all I can say is… I wonder if Hata’s been reading our comments… coz what Maria said sounds vaguely familiar.

      • AstroNerdBoy says:

        On the latest raws… well, all I can say is… I wonder if Hata’s been reading our comments… coz what Maria said sounds vaguely familiar.

        Yes indeed.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I think it was much nothing about ado. (^_~)

      Heh!heh!heh!

      Not sure what to make of the new raw, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed that it’s frivolous yet meaningful – and very, very random.

      Yeah, I’ve got to work on that chapter’s review.

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