From Hikikomori to Maid to Bride to Schoolgirl… EVERYTHING!!!
Izumi quickly makes her way up in my favorites list.
Risa and Fumi came to the Sanzen’in household for help, worried that their friend became a hikikomori. Since Izumi hadn’t showed up at school, they could think of no other reason. Blaming Hayate for her disappearance, he was dispatched and upon arrival, the three found an interesting sight.
Well, Hayate caught up to her and he winded up in her room.
Unknown to the two, they were being watched. A murderous rage fills the air.
The reason behind Izumi’s cosplay was also revealed. Her father has weird tastes.
Anyways, the two men (being Izumi’s dad and Hayate) met and got into a huge misunderstanding. They decided to settle things with a manly duel. The Four Segawa Warriors!
???, Hatsune Miku, Gundam 00 Meisters, and Zero
Meanwhile, Fumi and Risa dressed Izumi up as a bride and teased her about having feelings for Hayate. To their surprise, their words might have some truth.
Hayate and Izumi met for the last time before their duel. Despite getting closer, their situation just got worse.
Hayate battled Kotetsu over a pit of molten lava. While they were evenly matched, their fight ended when Izumi’s dress caught fire. Her fraternal twin ceased his attacks on Hayate in order to save her. That spelled the end of the duel, with Hayate being the victor.
After that, the confusion was cleared up and all is well. That is, until Maria invokes her prize from the pool tournament.
I was unprepared for this attack. Really, who would’ve known that Izumi will wind up like this? She didn’t have too much coverage before so it came as a surprise that she’s the focus for these five chapters. She seemed more like a gag character, nothing to be serious about.
Then came “Maid Izumi”. My mind went blank. My heart raced. It’s over… for me. More service with “Bride Izumi” and her blushing reaction to her friends’ jokes. The final attack with her ruined dress… Oh gawd. Too much. Way too much.
Another epic moment in the Hayate no Gotoku! universe…