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The Beast, Robot, and Butler who kind of but don't Shout Love at the Center of the World
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Episode Info
Season S1
Episode 3
Romanized Title Sekai no Chūshin de Ai o Sakendari Sakebanakattari na Kedamono to Robo to Shitsuji
English Title The Beast, Robot, and Butler who kind of but don't Shout Love at the Center of the World
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Length 24:35
On Air 15 April 2007 (Ja)
15 June 2009 (En) - Animax dub
Theme Song Info
Opening Hayate No Gotoku!
Ending Proof
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Hayate no Gotoku! Episode 3, title name as The Beast, Robot, and Butler who kind of but don't Shout Love at the Center of the World (世界の中心でアイを叫んだり叫ばなかったりな獣とロボと執事 Sekai no Chūshin de Ai o Sakendari Sakebanakattari na Kedamono to Robo to Shitsuji?) aired on April 15th 2007, the English Animax dub aired on June 15th 2009.


Maria tells Hayate it will take 40 years with a set pay to relieve himself of his debt to Nagi. Hayate figures that it would only be fair this way but is innerved anyways. Nagi tells him to be grateful that there isn't any interest for the time that the debt will take to pay back.

Later, Hayate and Nagi are playing video games together and discuss the mansion. Nagi tells Hayate that him, herself, and Maria are the only people who live in the mansion, which she considers to be small. Hayate replies that he will be nervous living under the same room with a beautiful person, which he is talking about Maria. Nagi mistakes this as herself and gets nervous, but gets angry with him as soon as he says he is living with Maria. She quickly beats his character in the game and tells Hayate that if he touches Maria, she will put him through 48 murders, 52 submissions, and throw him in a meat blender. She then stomps off, leaving Hayate at a loss.

On a later day, on December 31st, Hayate is sweeping the courtyard thinking about how much happened to him this year. He was dumped by his parents, picked up by Nagi, and now lived in the Sanzenin mansion. Afterwards, he meets Maria in the kitchen and asks what a butler should do. She replies that he needs to be Nagi's pet. Maria then asks Hayate to go wake up Nagi. As Hayate enter Nagi's room, he's shocked to see large white tiger sleeping around her. Thinking it was a model made by Sony, Nagi wakes up and explains to Hayate that the white tiger's name is Tama and that is merely a large cat. Hayate, fearing for Nagi's life, gets ready to fight but then Klaus appears from under Nagi's bed and is introduced as the Sanzenin's head butler. Klaus deems Hayate an unworth butler and wants to fire him, saying that if Hayate is scared of Tama he cannot be the butler for the Sanzenins. He tells Hayate that Tama hates everyone besides Nagi and Maria while using words like 'stupid' to describe Tama. Tama responds to this by slashing Klaus in the face. As soon as Tama is about to attack Hayate, Nagi tells them to stop playing around in her room and to do it outside. Tama grabs Hayate and jumps out of the window, landing in the garden. Hayate tells Tama that this wasn't his first time dealing with beasts, since he was forced to steal food from lions in the zoo before to get meat for his parents. In an easily overheard conversation, Nagi and Klaus design a plan that it Hayate wins in a fight against Tama, he can stay as the butler, but if he loses, he will be fired. After Nagi gives a shout of encouragement to Hayate, he thinks of the night where he met Nagi. Since he was supposed to die that night and was saved by Nagi, he will give it his all. Meanwhile, Klaus and Nagi realize where the two are brawling.

Maria walks into the garden seeing Tama mauling Hayate. Asking what Tama is doing and where he is, Maria realizes the two were fighting in the garden of her favorite flowers. She puts on an intimidating kind smile and guesses that Tama and Hayate were being forced to fight due to a plan made by Nagi and Klaus. She then says she will deal with them later after treating Hayate's wound. The others, fearful of Maria, agree, shaking.

After treating Hayate, Maria explains to Hayate that Tama was found by Nagi in Africa (thus deeming Tama a cat since there are no tigers in Africa) as a small kitty. She rescues him and he grew up in the Sanzenin mansion. Since he grew up so luxuriously, he can't be sent to the zoo. Maria leaves to go deal with Klaus and Nagi. Hayate talks to Tama, saying the two are similar since they were both rescued by Nagi. Tama then takes up a cartoonish humanoid form and talks, saying that there's no way he and an idiot butler could be alike, refering to Hayate. He then stomps off, telling Hayate not to tell the others he can talk. Hayate is shocked and the narrator explains Tama can talk due to being brought up with so much luxury and love.

Later that day, with all four humans present, Klaus and Nagi argue over Hayate's qualifications to be a butler. Maria suggests an application test to judge Hayate's abilities. At first they talk about having Hayate fall from 2000 meters and then swim throught a vat of boiling tar. Klaus leaves to set up a test. Maria and Hayate talk about Nagi's faith in Hayate and Hayate decides he will do his best. When Klaus calls them in for the test, Hayate is surprised to see a robot named 8 made by the Sanzen'in Technology Division. Klaus explains the battle will not be of strength, but of ability to serve the master. Nagi goes and starts insulting the robot, angering it to the point of attacking her. Hayate saves Nagi and proceeds to fight the robot. Shockingly enough, the robot is built with missiles. After a tray punch, the robot breaks the sink and water sprays everywhere. Hayate then used silver knives and forks to pin the robot down. Lastly, he uses an electrical cord from a lamp and electrocutes the robot, knowing that he will be electrocuted too. However he is fine with it since it is his job to protect Nagi. After 8 is defeated, Klaus backs off and says Hayate can remain the butler until a better one shows up.

Later, Hayate wakes up in bed, remembering his battle with 8. He asks Nagi, who is sitting next to him, if he passed. She confirms his victory and the two do a formal initiation of master and butler. Maria walks in and thinks it's great that Hayate can stay at the mansion now.

At the end of the episode, Hayate, who is carrying Nagi, fights a giant robot, which is the encounter at the beginning of episode one.

Adapted From

Volume 1

Differences in the Manga

Chapter 4
  • In the scene where Nagi was informing Hayate that only three people live in the mansion and he told her that he was nervous about living with someone as beautiful as Maria, both of them are shown to be playing videogames during their conversation. In the manga, both Nagi and Hayate were eating gelatin as he laid in bed, recovering from the aftermath of being hit by the kidnapper's car from the first episode.
Chapter 6
  • While sweeping outside the Sanzenin Mansion, Hayate notes to himself that it was New Years eve (December 31st). In the manga, he says it was December 26th.
  • As Hayate noted that everything in his family's apartment is gone, the note from his parents pointing to the "Christmas present" they had left him is shown on the broken window. This is not present in the manga.
Chapter 7
  • While trying to find Nagi's room in the Mansion, Hayate looks at a map and notices that there is a PlayStation room, Dreamcast room and a N64 room. This is not present in the manga.
  • As Hayate noticed Tama in bed with Nagi, six books are seen next to her. In the manga, there were three books.
  • Before Nagi tells Hayate not to stare at her while she was in her nightgown, her collar is shown to be draped below her shoulder. In the manga, her collar was draped lower and her underwear was partially visible.
  • After Klaus had revealed himself from underneath Nagi's bed, she stomps on his head. In the manga, she hits him with a table.
  • Afterwards, Hayate asks Nagi who Klaus is. In the manga, Hayate already knew who he was.
  • After Tama had attacked Klaus and had begun charging at Hayate, Nagi orders Tama to stop, to which he then comically hugs Hayate afterwards. In the manga, Tama puts his paw on top of Hayate's head.
    • Additionally, when Nagi had given her command to Tama, she is shown to be unconcerned while she brushed her hair. In the manga, she strictly gives him the command.
  • After Nagi had ordered Tama to go play outside with Hayate, Tama tackles him out the window, In the manga, Tama bites down on the collar of Hayate's butler uniform and jumps out the window.
  • When Maria had noticed Tama attacking Hayate, Tama is shown to have him pinned to the ground. In the manga, Tama had bitten into Hayate's head and was comically swinging him in the air.
  • Afterwards, Maria breaks up Tama's assault by intimidating him with a glare and her broom. In the manga, she hits Tama on his head with the broom.
  • After Tama had told Hayate that they weren't the same, Tama is shown to be standing on both his hind legs. In the manga, he was walking on all four legs.
  • As Tama was leaving after he had told Hayate to get run over by a Mars trooper and die, he then asks Hayate not to reveal to the others that he can talk. This is not present in the manga.
  • Afterwards, as Klaus was being punished and Nagi was being lectured by Maria, Hayate returns and unwittingly brings up that Tama spoke to him, to which Nagi then tells him that there are no talking cats in the world and insists that he become friends with Tama. This is absent in this episode.
Chapter 6
  • As Klaus was questioning Nagi on why she would hire someone as poor as Hayate as her butler, they are shown to be inside the Sanzenin Mansion. In the manga, they were outside.
  • As Klaus had mentioned to Nagi that Hayate would never have any luck with money for the rest of his life and would make the people around him poor, Hayate is shown to be pierced with four Spears of Longinus. This is not present in the manga.
  • After Klaus had said that they couldn't hire anyone that doesn't have the will to fight for their master by risking their own life, Hayate repeats Klaus's words in his mind. This is not present in the manga.
  • After Maria had brought up how Hayate's body was sturdier than others, she brings up how he was able to play with Tama. This is not present in the manga.
  • After suggesting that Hayate should be tested, Maria suggests that he could swim through a boiling pool of tar and Klaus mentions that an applicable man should be able to fall from two thousand meters above ground and be fine. In the manga, Maria says both these lines and that he'd definitely be able to fight a hungry brown bear unarmed.
  • In the scene where Hayate asked Maria if Nagi had high hopes for him, he and Maria shown to be fixing the cyclamen garden that was ruined earlier. In the manga, Hayate and Maria where shown on a walkway.
  • As Hayate was being escorted by Klaus to be tested, Hayate passes by a large stuffed bear and is startled by it's appearance. This is absent in this episode.
  • As Hayate realizes that he has to destroy Eight to stop him, Eight makes more attempts to punch Hayate and Nagi. This is not present in the manga.
  • After Hayate had began to charge at Eight, Eight reveals an arsenal of missiles by opening panels on his head, chest and lower torso. In the manga, Eight only opened the panel on his chest.
  • As Klaus was mentioning to Nagi about how Eight's missiles where necessary equipment for women living alone, his line about how they where like a countermeasure against stalkers is not present in the manga.
  • After Hayate had defeated Eight, Maria tells Klaus that repairs for the room that was damaged would be deducted from his wages. This is absent in this episode.
  • Later at a shrine, Ayumu is seen enjoying the festivities of a New Years festival with her classmates Souya and Ayu. This is not present in the manga.
  • Later, after Hayate had regained consciousness, he asks Nagi about the results of his test and is told that he had passed. He then apologizes to her for the damage he had caused earlier, to which she then tells him that there are many rooms in the mansion but there wasn't a replacement for him and then praises him for his work. This is not present in the manga.
  • Afterwards, Maria walks into the room and reflects about how Hayate would do fine as a butler despite the many problems ahead. This is not present in the manga.
  • Continuing from the introduction from the first episode, Hayate asks the giant robot if he was listening, to which the robot tells him that it was his fault that he took three episodes to tell his story, before resuming its attack on Hayate. This is not present in the manga.



  • During Nagi's recap in the beginning of this episode, Nagi says "In the name of money, I will punish you". This is a parody of Sailor Moon's line "In the name of the moon, I will punish you" from the series Sailor Moon.
    • Additionally, during this scene Nagi is seen doing Sailor Moon's signature pose.
  • As Hayate learns from Nagi that only three people live in the Sanzenin Mansion, a bust featuring Conan Edogawa from Detective Conan is seen outside the Mansion.
  • After having told Hayate not to touch Maria, Nagi tells him that she'd put him under forty-eight murderous attacks and fifty-two submissions. This is a reference to Prince Kamehame's one hundred killer techniques from the series Kinnikuman.
  • After having been given a map of the Sanzenin Mansion, Hayate notices that there are separate rooms for a PlayStation, Dreamcast and a N64. This is a reference to a Sony PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 game consoles.
  • After Hayate had noticed Tama in Nagi's bed, grey Cactuars from the Final Fantasy series appear behind him.
  • Afterwards, as Hayate noticed Tama breath, Hayate assumes that Tama is a Sony AIBO.
  • While Klaus was criticizing Nagi for hiring Hayate as her butler, Hayate is shown to be pierced by the Spear of Longinus from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • As Nagi was discussing Hayate's abilities to Maria and Klaus, Nagi tells them that every time Hayate transforms his power level increases dramatically and that he still has two transformations left in him. This is a reference to Frieza from the Dragon Ball series.
    • Additionally, after Hayate had told Nagi that he couldn't transform, he tells her that he is not ****za. This is also a reference to Frieza.
  • As Eight attempts to punch Nagi, a blue version of Mukku from Gachapin appears on the screen briefly before Hayate rescues Nagi.
  • As Hayate electrocutes himself along with Eight, Hayate yells out "Buster Cholerae". This is a parody of "Buster Collider" from the series Gunbuster.
  • During the preview for the next episode, Hayate uses the line “Have you ever felt the cosmos around you?”. This is a reference from the series Saint Seiya.

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