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"Can’t Take My Eyes Off" Latest "Combat Butler" Series

If there is one thing I can always count on, it’s big laughs from Kenjiro Hata’s creation Hayate the Combat Butler. Starting off as a hilarious manga, it spawned two equally-funny anime series and a good (but not great) movie that followed the misadventures of the debt-ridden butler Hayate, the young Nagi, and the wise young Maria. This past October a new series began airing entitled Hayate the Combat Butler!: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, which instead of following the manga has an entirely original story created by Hata with elements that didn’t make it into the manga.

**WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

In a scene straight out of The Hangover the show begins in Las Vegas, where Nagi is all alone in a broken-down car and her butler nowhere to be found. After screaming at a cactus and hurting herself in a comedic trifecta it’s revealed that Hayate is no longer her butler. How it happens is not yet explained, as the show then flashes back to a couple weeks before the event in Nevada. Maria receives a call from America, with news of Nagi’s late father’s belongings being discovered in Vegas. Nagi at first doesn’t seem to care much about going to collect her dad’s things, until a young girl named Ruri appears to her and Hayate claiming to be her little sister.

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Episode CLVI: Side Effects May Include Motion Sickness

Take some Dramamine, because it’s time for another episode with the Bastards!

This week King Baby Duck and Blueonic talk about the gripes of having swarms of tourists around the Salem area, and wonder if and when they’ll start getting used to having movies being made around the area. KBD reviews the first episode of Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, and discusses its non-canon elements that make it different from the other anime seasons. The recent film End of Watch is talked about, and Blueonic goes gun crazy with the beta for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Finally the recent HD remasters of Sonic Adventure 2, Jet Set Radio, and NiGHTS into dreams… are looked at, and Blueonic explains why that spiky blue hedgehog is making him literally feel ill.

Buckle up your seatbelt, because you don’t wanna fall off during the loop-de-loop! It’s Episode 156: Side Effects May Include Motion Sickness!