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Chapter Info
Volume 34
Chapter 371
Cover Character(s) Ruka Suirenji
Total Pages 16
Year Released 2012
Chapter Chronology
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Hayate no Gotoku! Chapter 371: Not trying to be popular is a shortcut to being popular

Characters in Order of Appearance

  1. Hayate Ayasaki
  2. Isumi Saginomiya
  3. Old Man - appears in flashback
  4. Yukariko Sanzenin - appears in flashback
  5. Nagi Sanzenin
  6. Chiharu Harukaze
  7. Ruka Suirenji
  8. Ayumu Nishizawa


In the aftermath of the battle between Isumi and Yozora, Hayate is cleaning the Mystery Room. He notices that there are symbols on the floor where the coffin used to be and realised they also appeared on his King's Jewel. He infers that there are 12 King's Jewels since there are 12 crests in total. Isumi comes in and summarises that the coffin used to hold a great power and that there were those who were protecting it. But the power was loss one day and the mansion was handed over to Yukariko due to it having loss its value. She later states that whatever that power was, it cannot fall into the wrong hands. Hayate is later seen grocery shopping with Chiharu for a Welcome Party suggested by her for the new tenants to get to know each other. Back at the Violet Mansion, Ayumu notices that Ruka seems troubled and concludes that if she can solve her problem, she wouldn't have to rely on Hayate and thus won't have feelings for him. However when asked, Ruka states that the problem was "would Hayate become her boyfriend if she confessed her feelings for him" thus leaving Ayumu speechless.

Anime Adaption


  • Nagi uses Ika Musume's "de geso" (でゲソ? lit. "squid tentacles") catchphrase from the series Shinryaku! Ika Musume.
  • It is revealed by Hayate that Ruka doesn't like vegatables such as carrots, asparagus and bell pepers.
  • It is also revealed by Hayate that Chiharu loves peaches.