Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties Episode 9 aired on June 10th 2013.
At the top of the Hakuou Academy clock tower, Chiharu Harukaze is doing a speech pattern from her favorite novel and gets caught unguarded by Aika. Aika says that side of her is cute. Chiharu believes there are others who are more unguarded than herself, include Hinagiku. She found out that Nagi, Izumi, Yukiji, Miki and Risa are totally unguarded. But she feels sorry about what she thought before when she found out that Hinagiku isn't unguarded. Chiharu end up at a game center with Nagi and due to their common interests both become unguarded.
Later, Chiharu asks Nagi to throw a barbecue party for the tenants, and she has Hayate give her grocery shopping assistance. Chiharu found out while shopping with him that Hayate is the kind of guy that the girls will like. She questions Hayate about what he'd do if a girl confesses to him. But Hayate gives a serious answer that she didn't expect. Ruka arrives at the Violent Mansion as she accepted Chiharu’s invitation. Ruka asks Ayumu if Hayate would become her boyfriend after her confession even if it means kissing him, which irritates Ayumu. Ayumu then tells her something to make Ruka stop thinking about confessing. As Hayate and Chiharu return, Ruka asks him the same question as Chiharu. Hayate responds to Ruka and Ayumu that Chiharu just asked him, but they misunderstood it that Hayate didn't accept her feelings. Both Ayumu and Ruka try to cheer Chiharu up but she become confused instead.
While everyone is celebrating the barbecue, Kayura Tsurugino is eating the kebabs and making weird remarks. This makes Nagi and Hayate think back to when they first met Kayura when she was pitching up a tent. Then they think back to when Kayura went to Hakuou Academy for the first time. In a flashback after Kayura rented a room at the apartment, she enrolls as a transfer student. She trys to make Hayate surprised but failed because he already met a lot of Hakuou's student including Nagi who also skipped grades like Kayura. Hayate and Nagi gladly give her a tour around the campus. Hayate takes her to the tram that never got used in the story except the battle scene and the drunken teacher. Then Kayura asks them to take her to the clock tower and Hayate casually shows them Hinagiku changing. Back in the present, after the barbecue and the tenants go to their rooms, Kayura states that you should not take your instant feelings too seriously. Hayate accidentally sees Hinagiku changing again. Prompting them to say that Hayate is the one who is most unguarded.
After catching Chiharu recite a line from her book, Aika points out to Chiharu that she's unguarded while sitting on a chair and sipping on tea, whereas in the manga, Aika was standing.
As Chiharu passes by Nagi sitting on a bench while playing her PFP, Nagi's line of mistaking Chiharu for Hayate is absent in this episode.
After Chiharu points out to Nagi that her underwear is visible, Nagi's underwear is obscured from view by her foot, whereas in the manga it wasn't.
Additionally, Nagi is shown to be wearing shoes while sitting on the bench, whereas in the manga, she didn't have any shoes on.
As Nagi yells at Chiharu for seeing her underwear, Chiharu's thoughts of if Nagi would show her underwear to her if she payed money is omitted in this episode.
After learning of their similar interests, Nagi and Chiharu share a fist bump, this is not present in the manga.
While arguing with Nagi over "Idiot, Test and Spice", Chiharu recites a quote from it in front of Nagi and to her surprise Hayate, whereas in the manga, Hayate interrupts their argument before Chiharu introduces herself to the both of them.
While reflecting if she was really unguarded, Chiharu observes Izumi accidently expose her underwear in front of three male students while trying to retrieve their ball, whereas in the manga Izumi accidently exposes her underwear in front of two male students instead.
After observing Izumi, Yukiji surprises Chiharu by appearing behind her from a bush while drinking alcohol, whereas in the manga, Yukiji just appears behind Chiharu without the alcohol.
Additionally, Yukiji's clothing has been slightly altered, in this episode she is shown to be wearing a pink button up shirt over a green shirt, whereas in the manga, she wore a dark colored long sleeved T-shirt.
After watching Yukiji run off, Chiharu says that she doesn't know how to comment on how unguarded Yukiji is. This is not present in the manga.
As Chiharu watches Risa and Miki walk by, Miki's comment about how Indus is the capital of India, is not present in the manga.
After coming to the conclusion that everyone at Hakuou Academy is unguarded, Chiharu questions to herself out loud if everything at the school is okay, whereas in the manga, she thought it to herself.
After catching a pop fly ball, Hinagiku throws the ball back to the students practicing baseball with her left arm, whereas in the manga, she threw it with her right arm.
After asking Nagi on why she's at the video arcade, Nagi tells Chiharu that she came there because she was feeling stressed, whereas in the manga, Nagi told her that Hayate took her there as a reward for trying her best to go to school.
In this episode, the arcade game Nagi and Chiharu play heavily resembles the arcade game Daytona USA, whereas in the manga, the game they played was called "Collage Kart" which is a parody of Mario Kart.
While playing the arcade game, Chiharu points out to Nagi that she could buy the game machine, which Nagi tells her that the charm of those games is playing them in an arcade. This is not present in the manga.
While watching the two of them argue, Hayate says to himself that Nagi and Chiharu are almost like two peas in one pod, whereas in the manga, he thought to himself that Nagi and Chiharu have somehow became good friends.
An employee of the arcade informs both Nagi and Chiharu not to be rough with the machines, whereas in the manga, both Nagi and Chiharu are surprised that they were defeated by the computer.
The next day at Hakuou, Yukiji sets up a donation fund to set her abroad before Hinagiku stops her. This is also absent in this episode.
Hayate and Isumi investigating the markings on the floor of the mystery room in the Violet Mansion, is absent in this episode.
After watching a barbecue on TV, Chiharu asks Nagi to have a welcoming party, whereas in the manga, Chiharu came up with the idea on her own.
While being asks to hold a barbecue by Chiharu, Nagi is shown to be playing a PFP, whereas in the manga she was playing a PS3.
Additionally, Nagi and Chiharu's clothing have been altered. In this episode Nagi is shown to be wearing a yellow long sleeved shirt with a green skirt, while Chiharu wore a button up jacket over a pink shirt with a purple frilled skirt, whereas in the manga, Nagi wore a sleeveless one piece dress, while Chiharu wore a T-shirt that read "world wide" and black shorts.
After being asked to have a barbecue, Nagi realizes that Chiharu got the idea from the TV. This is not present in the manga.
As Hayate prepares to leave the Violet Mansion to go shopping for the barbecue, Chiharu is seen waiting for him at the entrance, whereas in the manga, Chiharu caught Hayate as he was leaving and decided to go with him.
While shopping at the super market, Chiharu is shown to be wearing the same outfit from earlier, a button up jacket over a pink shirt with a purple frilled skirt, whereas in the manga, she wore a short sleeved hoodie and a skirt with converse style sneakers.
While at the vegetable aisle, Hayate tells Chiharu that Ruka doesn't like carrots, asparagus and bell peppers. This is absent in this episode.
While buying some peaches, Hayate tells Chiharu that she looks happy every time that she eats one causing her to stare at him, whereas in the manga, she blushes slightly.
While heading back to the Violet Mansion, Chiharu's thoughts of how Hayate is popular with the older ladies in the shopping district, is absent in this episode.
As Ruka visits the Violet Mansion she informs Nagi that she was invited by Chiharu for their get-together before Nagi tells her that it was meant only for the residents of the Violet Mansion, whereas in the manga, Ruka was a resident of the Violet Mansion.
Additionally, Ruka's clothing has been altered, in this episode Ruka is shown to be wearing a yellow long sleeved T-shirt and brown shorts, whereas in the manga, she wore a short sleeved shirt and a long skirt.
Ruka asks Nagi on Hayate's whereabouts at the entrance of the Violet Mansion, whereas in the manga, this event took place in another room in the mansion as Nagi was reading manga while sitting on a couch.
Noticing that she's troubled, Ayumu listens to Ruka's dilemma while sitting in the backyard of the Violet Mansion, whereas in the manga this took place inside the Violet Mansion.
After being told she loved Hayate, Ayumu's thoughts of how she didn't want Ruka to have Hayate, is omitted in this episode.
As Ayumu gave an example to Ruka of how the Violet Mansion had every kind of girl from "little girl to mature woman", Kayura is shown to be among this list of girls, whereas in the manga, she was excluded from the list.
Ayumu's "the end" gesture after explaining to Ruka that it was impossible for a normal boy to not have a single indecent thought while living among girls at the Violet Mansion, is absent in this episode.
After being asked by Ruka if kissing Hayate would change her relationship with him, the dialogue box that read "Nishizawa took damage! Nishizawa dug her own grave!", is absent in this episode.
As Ruka asks Hayate what he'd do if a girl told him that she loved him?, Ayumu whispers to her why she's asking him that, whereas in the manga, Ayumu thought it to herself.
Alice and Maria are shown to be among everyone at the start of the barbecue, whereas in the manga, they weren't shown.
Additionally, Nagi, Hinagiku and Kayura's clothing has been altered, in this episode. Nagi wore a yellow long sleeved shirt with a green skirt, Hinagiku is shown to be wearing a orange jacket over a green shirt that reads "E 3", while Kayura wore a long sleeved t-shirt and capri style pants, whereas in the manga, Nagi wore a one piece dress, Hinagiku wore a long sleeved T-shirt and a skirt, while Kayura wore her usual attire, a tank top and a short denim skirt.
Chiharu happily helping herself to some meat off of the barbecue grill, is not present in this episode.
While eating, Chiharu's thoughts of how Hayate is dense after noticing that Nagi, Maria, Hinagiku and Kayura were around him, is not present in the manga.
Ruka and Ayumu observe Hayate conversing with Kayura during the barbecue. This is not present in the manga.
Nagi and Hayate reminisce about the time when Kayura first moved to the Violet Mansion. This is also not present in the manga.
During the begining of the flashback, the scene where Hayate greets Kayura in the morning, is omitted in this episode.
Kayura shows off her Hakuou Academy uniform to Hayate while inside the Violet Mansion, whereas in the manga the scene took place in the backyard.
As Kayura tells Hayate how its a privilege for him to catch a glimpse of her uniform, both Hinagiku and Chiharu are shown leaving for Hakuou Academy together. In the manga, both Hinagiku and Chiharu are shown leaving separately.
Nagi's line upon seeing Kayura in her uniform has been altered. In this episode, Nagi tells Kayura that they'll be attending the same school as she extended her hand to her before offering to be friends with Kayura, whereas in the manga, Nagi was surprised that Kayura was taking Wataru's place at Hakuou Academy.
Kayura's line about how "you take something you thought was a rare limited edition item to sell in a secondhand shop, but to find out that it was actually really cheap" took place in the Violet Mansion, whereas in the manga, it took place at Hakuou Academy.
After taking Hayate up on his offer of giving her a tour of Hakuou Academy, Kayura offers to give him a rare limited edition item that wouldn't be able to get anything if it was sold to a secondhand shop. This is absent in this episode.
As Hayate points to Yukiji as one of the Hakuou Academy specialties, Yukiji is shown to be wearing a striped T-shirt with a black singlet underneath and a blue skirt, whereas in the manga, she wore a long sleeved T-shirt and denim shorts,
Additionally, Yukiji mutters "I can't drink anymore" while asleep in the bushes, whereas in the manga she didn't.
After being shown the view from the top of the Hakuou clock tower, Kayura extends her hand towards Nagi offering to be friends with her, whereas in the manga, Kayura said that she was glad she met Nagi and that their school life would be fun.
While in the student council room, Chiharu can be seen reading a book called "Idiot,Test and Spice", which is a parody of Spice and Wolf and Baka and Test.
Additionally, a character strongly resembling Holo can be seen on the cover of the book.
The arcade game Nagi and Chiharu play heavily resembles the arcade game Daytona USA.
While playing the arcade game with Nagi, Chiharu remarks that "people with multiple facets, like an unguarded side, become alluring adults like Fujiko-chan!." This is a reference to the character Fujiko Mine from the series Lupin III.
While watching television about barbecuing, Chiharu adds "ika" (イカ,"ika"?) at the end of her question. To which Nagi adds "de geso" (でゲソ,"de geso"? lit. "squid tentacles") at the end of her answer. This is a parody of Shinryaku! Ika Musume.
Additionally, Chiharu's seiyuu Ayumi Fujimura also voices Eiko Aizawa, one of the main characters from Shinryaku! Ika Musume.
The Tanuki from inside the Kurotsubaki from CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU makes a cameo appearance by appearing on the fence in the background (in between Hayate and Chiharu) at the start of the barbecue at the Violet Mansion.