Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
One of the sequels was looking forward to is “Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t take my Eyes off You”, the third anime based on the “Hayate no Gotoku!” manga by Hata Kenjirou. Although have not kept up with the manga, am unsure if this new series will follow its core plot.
Quite enjoyed the style and silly shenanigans in the first and second anime which were animated by Synergy SP and JC Staff respectively, with an overall consistent style and atmosphere. The first episode of this new incarnation seems to suggest that studio Manglobe will use a different animation style, the mood of the show didn’t feel the same either.
Perhaps the noticeable differences in style are in part due to having a different character designer with Kudo Masashi? Unfortunately this first episode contained several scenes with visibly sub par animation and some jarring flaws, a real shame.
Luckily it seems that at least the original voice cast are all reprising their roles, with Kugimiya Rie as Nagi, Shiraishi Ryouko as Hayate, Itou Shizuka as Hinagiku and Tanaka Rie as Maria.
Based on the first episode alone, must admit am not really convinced or taken in by this new “Hayate no Gotoku!” series, but will give it a few more episodes before making any decision to follow it through or drop it.