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Old 2013-11-11, 17:16   Link #9721
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Well, that was a nice way to close this arc. I fully expect, at the very end of this series, a distant finale/flash-forward showing how their rematch goes down. (Also, so that's where the shot of the cans was from...)

[wmg]Kurosu is Ikusa with amnesia and a sex change! ... I don't know why I thought of that. Ignore me. :P

As for the next few arcs- we know Nagi gets the mansion back, yes. But we don't know how, and more importantly we don't know what else might go down in the process. CTMEOY really only gave away the bare minimum of what happened between where the manga was and where it started.
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Old 2013-11-11, 19:45   Link #9722
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[wmg]Kurosu is Ikusa with amnesia and a sex change! ... I don't know why I thought of that. Ignore me. :P
Nah, Ikusa's a lifeguard part time, clearly. I'd say you guys really need to read Heroes of the Sea, but it was never translated, so...(Hilarious, though.)

It was a better epilogue then I expected. I thought the "lets do this again in 10 years" thing was pretty poignant, myself. Good, low-key way to wrap up the arc, which I did think was pretty baller when it was moving.

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As for the next few arcs- we know Nagi gets the mansion back, yes. But we don't know how, and more importantly we don't know what else might go down in the process. CTMEOY really only gave away the bare minimum of what happened between where the manga was and where it started.
Exactly. The doujin competition was a bit of a give away, but we don't really know squat about what else happened from CTMEOY.

With timeskips in general, the catch-22 Hata has to deal with is that he only allotted himself a year to work with for the entire manga. Plus, like I said earlier I suspect he was intentionally stalling for a while because the summer arc was his last real chance to take an extended break before things got real again.

Time skips after Christmas are still on the table I think. (Hope, really.) Though maybe just as an extended epilogue.

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Still, Hayate's brother would seem to be required to get Athena's story going again.
The whole Ikusa subplot was not something I expected to be tackled yet, but yeah, it totally makes sense that it needs to happen to continue Athena's story. Throw in a Kings Jewel subplot so Nagi can get her inheritance back and you can make it a three-fer. Really looking forward to all this.

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Old 2013-11-12, 15:14   Link #9723
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Nah, Ikusa's a lifeguard part time, clearly. I'd say you guys really need to read Heroes of the Sea, but it was never translated, so...(Hilarious, though.)

It was a better epilogue then I expected. I thought the "lets do this again in 10 years" thing was pretty poignant, myself. Good, low-key way to wrap up the arc, which I did think was pretty baller when it was moving.
I actually own Heroes of the Sea in japanese. Can't read a word of it, though. :P (I also have that promotional "volume 0"...)

And totally agreed. I'd use a thumbs-up emote if this forum had one. Oh, here, I can just use this
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Old 2013-11-12, 18:58   Link #9724
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Of interesting note... Was re-reading Ruka's introduction arc which included the moment before A-tan reverted back to a child, and she (A-tan) does mention Hayate brother there, so there might be a connection.

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Old 2013-11-12, 23:11   Link #9725
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Not sure how true the Shiranui=Ikusa theory is atm...
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Old 2013-11-12, 23:22   Link #9726
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^ Considering the mark, i agree with you. that was a possibility.
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Old 2013-11-13, 10:34   Link #9727
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It's a possibility. Remember that the ghost priest guy used to have a similar scar on his forehead, which Hata removed- supposedly because it was too hard to draw, but I think he said on his blog at some point it was because he didn't want people mistakenly associating him with an unrelated character with a similar scar. So the fact that Shiranui retains that mark may mean something...

On the other hand, perhaps Hata thinks even HnG's fandom isn't silly enough to draw a connection between a cat and a person like that. :P I suppose time will tell.
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Old 2013-11-13, 12:54   Link #9728
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It's a possibility. Remember that the ghost priest guy used to have a similar scar on his forehead, which Hata removed- supposedly because it was too hard to draw, but I think he said on his blog at some point it was because he didn't want people mistakenly associating him with an unrelated character with a similar scar. So the fact that Shiranui retains that mark may mean something...

On the other hand, perhaps Hata thinks even HnG's fandom isn't silly enough to draw a connection between a cat and a person like that. :P I suppose time will tell.
Woah... If that was the case, then the possibility that Ikusa = Shiranui is pretty high. I wonder whether this phenomena related to the king jewels. If A-tan could become a kid then Ikusa becomes a cat isn't strange, right?
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Old 2013-11-13, 18:43   Link #9729
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Woah... If that was the case, then the possibility that Ikusa = Shiranui is pretty high. I wonder whether this phenomena related to the king jewels. If A-tan could become a kid then Ikusa becomes a cat isn't strange, right?
Well, like I said right below that, it may mean nothing at all. But you have a good point that there's precedent (sort of) for this.
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Old 2013-11-13, 19:33   Link #9730
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On the other hand, it's unlikely Kurosu could have met Ikusa recently if he's been a kitten all this time.
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Old 2013-11-13, 21:37   Link #9731
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That would depend on how recently Kurosu met Ikusa, though. It may seem like many many years, but in HnG time, it's only been a couple months since Shiranui popped up. It does rule out him turning into a kitten right after EotW, but that's unlikely anyway given that kittens tend to age and stop being kittens within a couple years. Unless he's an unaging kitten.

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Old 2013-11-13, 22:14   Link #9732
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Or she could've met him a week ago, but it was really Ikusa from 5 years ago/from now. Wouldn't be the first instance of random ass time travel, and I doubt it'll be the last.
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Old 2013-11-14, 00:11   Link #9733
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Or she could've met him a week ago, but it was really Ikusa from 5 years ago/from now. Wouldn't be the first instance of random ass time travel, and I doubt it'll be the last.
Wait... Where does this time travel theory come from? By this I mean I am aware time travel has happened in the story with Hayate (Radical Dreamers), but I mean in Ikusa's case...

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Old 2013-11-14, 07:59   Link #9734
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I'm just throwing stuff out there as possibilities since someone said they had to have met a while back if Ikusa is Shiranui. Since time travel has happened before, we cannot assume that to be the case.
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Old 2013-11-14, 08:44   Link #9735
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I still think the Shiranui thing is a red herring. If the kitten was Ikusa, you'd expect some sort of foreshadowing or hint somewhere that he wasn't just a normal kitten other then just the scar. I can't remember the last time he appeared in the manga anyways. Ghost Cat chapters? I think Tama has gotten more attention in the last few years, and that's saying something.

I'm also rather interested to see Athena come back, in large part because in recent chapters Alice has come a long way in opening up and making friends with most of the main cast. She was super detached from everyone except Hayate in the Mykonos arc, so it could be interesting to see how much her behavior changes after having three months to get to know everyone and their...eccentricities.
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Old 2013-11-14, 09:05   Link #9736
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I hope the upcoming stuff regarding Hayate's brother will somehow involve the secret room. That particular thread has always had me wondering . . .
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Old 2013-11-14, 10:24   Link #9737
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I still think the Shiranui thing is a red herring. If the kitten was Ikusa, you'd expect some sort of foreshadowing or hint somewhere that he wasn't just a normal kitten other then just the scar. I can't remember the last time he appeared in the manga anyways. Ghost Cat chapters? I think Tama has gotten more attention in the last few years, and that's saying something.
Disappearing from the manga around the time Athena showed up... perhaps that is saying something.

Also, the cat made a Keikaku Doori face. It clearly isn't a normal cat.
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Old 2013-11-14, 10:36   Link #9738
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This manga may be slow paced, but one thing you can be true, ALL Hayate's story goes through one only year, and suposely will end with Maria's arc, whose birthday is coincidently on 25 of december, end of the year and christmas, where the story began...
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Old 2013-11-17, 19:00   Link #9739
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Looks like this is how Ruka's going to write-off her love for Hayate. Deeming it a "shiny thing that looks great, but is actually superficial."
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Old 2013-11-17, 19:14   Link #9740
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Nagi showing she's mature now and Ruka and Hayate having some fun together. What could be bad?
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