Hellbound with Neko-mimi Mode
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Chapter Info
MyFirstBIG Volume3SP1
Japanese Titleネコミミ・モードで地獄行き
Romanized TitleNeko Mimi Mōdo de Jigoku Iki
Viz TitleHellbound with Neko-mimi Mode
Cover Character(s)Nagi Sanzenin
Total Pages16
Year Released2005
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Hayate no Gotoku! Chapter 8: Hellbound with Neko-mimi Mode (ネコミミ・モードで地獄行き Hellbound with Neko-mimi Mode?)

Characters in order of Appearance

  1. Nagi Sanzenin
  2. Hayate Ayasaki
  3. Seishirou Klaus
  4. Maria
  5. Tama


On a whim, Nagi decides to have Hayate try on girl's clothes to see how they suit him. After Nagi forces him into a sailor uniform, Hayate wonders tearfully if he will be fired, owing to what Klaus told him: Sanzenin butlers must always act properly as men, or risk instant termination. Maria walks in on the scene, furthering Hayate's embarrassment. She criticizes Nagi's clothing choice, brightening Hayate for a moment before she tries to improve on his attire with a frilly dress. The two girls are completely absorbed into choosing Hayate's outfit, leading him to try and sneak out of the room. Before he can make it out the door, his shoe hits the sill loudly and alerts Maria and Nagi, who detain him and dress him even more effeminately. He ends up in an elaborate nekomimi cosplay, helplessly and tearfully kneeling on the floor. Maria and Nagi blush deeply at the sight, and Hayate begs for mercy. When Nagi asks a sleeping Tama for a second opinion, the tiger wakes up and immediately yields to his carnal desires, going out the window with Hayate in his grip. Before he can violate Hayate, the desperate butler manages to defeat him in one move. Hayate then realizes that Klaus is nearby, enjoying the garden. Before he can sneak away, remembering how un-manliness would lead to his termination, he crushes a branch underfoot, alerting Klaus, who thinks it is a prowler. Because explanation is not viable, Hayate flees the scene, with Klaus in pursuit. Eventually, Klaus catches up, and Hayate is downed by a kick; Klaus, however, does not recognize Hayate, and is stunned by his cuteness. Maria knocks him out with a broom before he can think more, and Hayate is given a change of clothes. Klaus is seen afterwards expressing a desire to meet the mysterious nekomimi "girl" again to tell "her" his feelings. Hayate stiffens upon hearing this.

Anime Adaption


  • The title of this chapter is a reference to the opening theme ("Neko Mimi Mode") of the anime Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase.


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