Oregairu Analysis – The TRUTH(s) Behind Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人)’s Sacrifice For Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡) (Part 1) [Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Season 2 Ep 3]

Oregairu analysis, reveal the truth(s) behind the mask of Hayama Hayato, the perfect boy who sacrifices himself to protect Hikigaya Hachiman from Orimoto Kaori and her friend. But in this part 1, I will analyze how Hayato thinks/feels before “his countermeasure”.

Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人)'s anger was repelled by Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃)'s brimming smile like goddess. (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 ep3)

Welcome to the Oregairu analysis focuses on Hayama Hayato (葉山 隼人) during the doughnut cafe – double date. As this blog’s title mentioned, I will reveal the truths behind his sacrifice for Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡), the loner who is looked down by Orimoto Kaori (折本 かおり) and Nakasomething (in LN v8, anime Zoku ep3-4, manga -Monologue- v7).

Since this analysis is too long for just one post, I decide to divide to parts. But I don’t think they will have many parts like Haruno’s operation Fire Doughnut. In this analysis (part 1) will concentrate on Hayato’s thoughts/feelings, during he rushes to doughnut cafe by Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃)‘s command call.

If my Yahari analyses about the truth of Hayato reaches to the end, I intend to write the last part of the truth(s) behinds Hayato’s sacrifice and Haruno’s operation Fire Doughnut in one post. Because I can explain every questions and suspicious moment on both sides (Hayato and Haruno) during the double date.


  • Please read Attention page first, to let you understand that my all analyses are not 100% right.
  • Spoiler up ahead. And I recommend you to read/watch Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。), Oregairu (俺ガイル) LN/anime Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続)/manga Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. -Monologue- (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。-妄言録-) before proceeding.

Before I will start…

Please read these analyses before proceeding because you will understand Hayato’s behavior in LN v8. Or you can read LN v4, 6, 8 before reading this post.

  1. “Y” in Hayama Hayato’s heart. – (LN v4)
  2. “LOVE Plan ♥” of Hayama Hayato During The Cultural Festival? The Time to Reveal This Has Come! (The First Part) (The Last Part)  – (LN v6)
  3. Actually, this post has the same story progress with Haruno’s operation Fire Doughnut (part 3). – (LN v8)

OK! It’s time to dive!

Master Donut, Chiba Perfecture, Tokyo,
 Evening with the setting sun,
 LN v8, Anime Zoku ep 3-4, Manga -Monologue- v7

I’m so happy she calls me.~♥

In LN v8 c3, Haruno volunteers to introduce Hayato for Orimoto and Nakamachi and she calls him over.

If you already read my analysis (“Y” of Hayato & Operation Fire Doughnut part 3) via links above, you would know what I want to describe. If my analyses are not wrong, I will assume that when Hayato was told by Haruno to come, can you imagine how he feels? In LN, I have three truths that help me conclude how he feels while he is coming.

  1. The truth that he comes to her immediately although she didn’t tell him the reason.
  2. and the truth that he rushes to the cafe although he would be tired from his club.
  3. He never call to her and tells her some excuses.

So I will assume that Hayato feels so pleased ♥. If the one he has feeling for but never need him, changes her mind and calls him to come to her now, I imagine he thinks he might be alone with her in the cafe she told him. ♥♥♥ (Don’t forget she didn’t tell that there are other people and Hachiman (his love rival) over there too.) Although he doesn’t know why she wants him to come, it’s not important because the truth that his crush wants him to come is the matter.

In 3) above, if Hayato is tired from the club and doesn’t feel for Haruno, he would call back and gives her some good excuses. If it’s him, I am sure he can find some reasonable excuse. But we can see he didn’t call her back.

And if he can’t refuse her because Haruno is like his Onee-san who took care of him since he was still a kid, this idea is reasonable. But with my assumptions about his feeling above and below, this assumption is not the reason why he rushes to the cafe.

It’s wrong from what I expected.

When Hayato arrives at the cafe and notices there are other people with her too. He looks at Haruno (first), unknown characters (second) and Hachiman (the last). His stare stops at him. When he asks Haruno, she says these girls want to be introduced to him!

So when he finally arrives at that place, it’s not like he thinks. There are other people with her too. So it means if he was expecting that both of them will be alone in the cafe and she wants to meet him, things are not right as he thinks.

After he explored and saw all the people, it is normal for him to doubt why she called him to come to this place. Who are these girls? And why is this guy here (with her) too?

And then, some question is answered when Haruno announces that Orimoto and co. want to be introduced to him. He understands that she is not the one who needs him, those girls do. I think you would know his feeling at that time very well that I would say he feels depressed. Because Hachiman notices he sighs after he says “I see.”. It means he feels disappointed because everything is different from his expectations.

The little truth behind his nice mask.

When Hachiman looks at Hayato, the nice popular guy acknowledge whatever those girls say, he thinks this is the skill only allowed by handsome guys only. If he is a normal boy, it would be he was indecisive or be ignored completely.

It seems Hachiman always thinks Hayato is still a nice guy from head to toe. I agree with him but I think from another point of view too. When he thinks if it’s average boy, it would be he is indecisive or be ignored, I think Watari-sensei wants to present another point of view that Hayato is as Hachiman thinks, be indecisive or be ignored completely. Since he is not the one who wants this to happen. When he nods to those girls’ idea, it is not like he agrees, he is not in the position to refuse at the beginning.

And this is the moment Haruno found the chance from those girls’ ideas to go have some fun. So she wraps him together with those girls together by supporting their ideas. You can see those girls pump up because she approves their ideas. I feel sorry for you Hayato.

Surrender to her bright.

After Orimoto and co. leave from that cafe, Hayato’s nice smile changes to cold expression. He glares at Haruno and questions her why she would do something like this. She replies “it looked like it’d be fun” and smiles without a hint of shyness.

When Hayato sees Orimoto and co. leaves from the cafe for sure, it’s time for the question! He asks Haruno because she is the one who called him but set the trap so he needs the explanation from her. From what I wrote earlier, I assume he doubts Haruno’s intention and he doesn’t get why Hachiman is with her too.

But she activates a brimming smile to dispel Hayato’s negative emotions so she will be safe from his anger. And we can see it’s work or not. He can’t even complain so what he can do is sigh again. When I read Hayato says “That again?”, I think this is not the first time she used “that excuse”.

So he changes the target. – Why is this guy here?

Since he can’t ask anything of her, he decides to ask the last question instead. He turns his head toward Hachiman and asks her why he is here too. Because he doesn’t get why his crush and his rival are together and you can notice his dissatisfaction too (although it is not clear). This time she answers “the girl one with the perm” was someone Hachiman liked a long time ago. She wonders how her sister will feel if she knows about this. After he heard her answer, he feels gloomy because he understands her intentions.

Yukinoshita Haruno is just interested about Hikigaya Hachiman liked Orimoto Kaori. (Oregairu Zoku ep3)



Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃) will not tell Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡). (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 Ep 3)To understand her answer, please don’t believe in her words completely because her true reason is hidden behind her answer. I “decrypted” her words already, you can read in Oregairu Analysis – And Then, Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃) Launched Operation Fire Doughnut! (Part 3) so you will know her true intention behind this answer of her and why Hayato is depressed.

After Hayato listened to her answer, he realizes everything, all of her intentions, why she called him to come to this place and why he must hang out with those two girls. Everything is not as he ever expected. I conclude that he is used for her self-satisfaction.

Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃) wants more details about the love story of Hikigaya Hachiman (比企谷 八幡). (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatte Iru. Oregairu My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, as I Expected. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. Zoku Oregairu Zoku My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。続 俺ガイル 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。 果然我的青春戀愛喜劇搞錯了。續 ep 3)
I am FINE.

Oregairu Analysis – And Then, Yukinoshita Haruno (雪ノ下 陽乃) Launched Operation Fire Doughnut! (Part 2)
In case you want to know more why I think like that, I recommend you to read this post first, or else you will think that she just do it for fun for real. I can tell you for now that she does all of these because of a certain negative emotion that most people used to it and there is the factor that caused that emotion.

The more he realizes, the more despair comes.

When he knows that Haruno just tosses him to those girls, and one of those girls Haruno mentioned, ever was confessed by Hachiman before, he realized her true intention immediately. And then she gives him some opinion and encourages him. She says maybe he might actually turn out to be pretty fun and go well for him. After he heard this suggestion, his shoulders drop. His gaze drops to where their feet are. It was exactly in between the two of them. He tries to say weakly that it’s no way… but she shots his words down.

This part is very obscure but it is a very important part because you will know their true feelings toward another side. If you see via Hachiman’s point of view, you would think Haruno tries to change the mood because of her teasing is too much. But I will say she doesn’t tease anyone but do it for her own self-satisfaction.


At this point, I will assume that you already read all the analyses above. So it would be safe to conclude her intention. The reasons why she called him over to hang out with those girls and one of them is the one Hachiman ever confessed his feeling, are because of the dissatisfaction toward Orimoto and the hatred toward Hayato. So to sum them up…

  • the jealousy because the person she is looking for, paid his attention to that girl.
  • providing the one who she hates the most to those girls, will satisfy her. Because both of them are fit together.
  • and this is her wish to make both of them go away so people who she dislikes will leave her and Hachiman alone.

And all of these can explain why I think everything is different from Hayato’s expectations.

Another big hint Hayato has the feeling for Haruno is his stare. He gazes at where his and her feet are (じー). This scene tells me that the one he wants is not those girls, but the one in front of him. That’s why I can understand why he responses “There’s no way…”. However, she doesn’t care he will agree or refuse, she just gives him a sarcastic answer.

This is the first time Hayama got rejected by Haruno, secretly but surely. Haruno’s purpose for operation fire doughnut is to send the one she hates grouped with the girl she dislikes.

Why does Haruno hate Hayato so much?

Explain, please~

I explained this already in Operation Fire Doughnut Part 3.

The hellish progress

Before Haruno will leave the cafe, she says if there’s any progress, let her know too.

I explained this already in Operation Fire Doughnut Part 3.

His opinion proves that he knows her true purpose.

Hayato tells Hachiman that Haruno is quite fond of him. Hachiman doesn’t believe this, because she would just be messing around. But Hayato tells him more than at least she looks interested. And then Hayato’s voice tone changes quickly when he says if she is not interested in something, she would not act so cheeky like that. She would not do anything. She will meddle so much with what she likes to the point of killing it. But she will go the extra mile to crush what she hates.

After Hayato got heavy damage because Haruno rejected him, it doesn’t end yet. After Hayato saw how she treats to both guys (him and Hachiman), it’s different completely. When she acts with Hachiman and when she acts with him. When she says she gotta go, there’s the only person in her eyes (guess who?). I assume like this because what I read/watch in LN and anime ep3. And when she will talk with Hayato, she will talk about anything that involved with her operation only.

I can say Hachiman doesn’t realize about Haruno’s plan after all. He is the only civilian she spares because he is not her target anyway. So while Hayato is still injured heavily from her sarcastic goodbye, he tells him difficulty that she is quite fond of him, he can’t believe it and misunderstands that she is just messing around. Because he would be confused why she calls Hayato but can’t get why she did that (it’s better, you don’t know, Hachiman, but you just watch the important scene).

Hayama Hayato tells Hikigaya Hachiman that Yukinoshita Haruno is fond of him. (Oregariu Zoku ep3)
I feel jealous, you know that.

After Hayato When Hayato tells to Hachiman about how Haruno will do to what she likes/hates, I think he is serious/telling the truth after what he faced earlier because of his voice tone changes. And when Hachiman won’t believe his opinion, he tells him more that she would not act like that to him if she isn’t fond of him. You can see from how she cares for Yukinoshita Yukino (雪ノ下 雪乃), she is the one who Haruno meddle so much too.

And when Hayato is thinking about himself, her doing earlier is the same as he describes how she will do to what she hates. And when he uses the word “what”, I assume that he doesn’t say “who” directly because Hachiman might realize what he means. So that’s why he uses the word “what”, not “who”.

From how Haruno throw three despairs to Hayato, he realizes how she really feels toward him. It’s different from how she feels for Hachiman completely.

And then again, Hachiman can’t understand Haruno and Hayato yet, so he thinks Hayato’s words is some advice or warning for him. But I don’t think it’s like that because there’s nothing to suggest or warn Hachiman since he is Hayato’s love rival (why do he need to warn his opponent?). So I will cut Hachiman’s assumption.

From my analysis above, it seems Hayato expects something good after he got a call from Haruno. But when he arrives at the cafe, the despair swoops down to him in combo hit by the one he has the feeling for. Not only that, if he doesn’t do something, he will lose things he destroyed for sure. So he must do something. And that person is his rival, Hachiman, the one he hates the most.

When I mentioned about [things he destroyed] and [he must do something], these words are his words after he sacrificed himself to stop Orimoto and her friend badmouthing Hachiman. Haruno’s operation fire doughnut would be successful already, but although he got rejected by her, it doesn’t mean he can’t take back things he destroyed. So you can see he will decide to do something after this incident.

And I will explain what he means back then in full detail in the last part of his multidimensional plan.

However, I will say that his inferior complex toward Hachiman didn’t happen during this period, but in the certain incident. I’m writing the post of Hayama’s love plan (yes, love plan) during that period. Along with his misunderstanding belief about Hachiman’s sacrifice.

Hayato is the character who is exactly like Hachiman said in during the summer camp. In order to survive, people will not mind sacrificing others so they can be safe. The safety of himself is first, other people’s safety is second.

Who are other people I mentioned?

I will explain why Hayato MUST make Hachiman join in the date no matter what it takes (but I can promise I will explain in the next part or the last part). And after this idea happens in his head, I assume he can use this pawn Hachiman for other great benefits.

And then, Hayato’s the multidimensional plan to take back things he destroyed, starts to crystallize.

Conclusion in Part 1

  • Hayato got call from Haruno and she tells him to come now. I assume the happiness in his heart is more than maximum. Because he thinks she needs him and she probably is alone.
  • But when Hayato arrives at the cafe, he feels surprised and upset a bit because other characters are with her. He falls to Haruno’s trap and it appears he needs to go have fun with Orimoto and Nakasomething. This is out of his expectation.
  • While Hayato acknowledges those girls to have fun somewhere, I assume what Hachiman thinks if Hayato is an average guy, it appears he is indecisive or is ignored.
  • Hayato questions Haruno why she did this but was repelled by her innocent smile. So he asks her why Hachiman is here too. Her answer makes him realize why she calls him to come to this cafe. He feels despair.
  • Haruno encourages Hayato and says he might actually go well with one of them. Her fake encouragement makes him feel despair in combo hit. He tries to tell her it’s no way but she ignores his words completely. She is the one he has the feeling for, but she supports him to go well with other girls instead. = rejected him secretly
  • From Haruno and Hayato’s conversation earlier, I assume she hates him from the bottom of her heart because of a certain tragedy in the past. and escaped from her and him by studying abroad. This can explain why Haruno hates him so much.
  • After Hayato was rejected by Haruno, it doesn’t end yet. He saw how different Haruno acted with Hachiman and him again, while he is still injured from rejection earlier, he tells Hachiman difficultly that she is fond of him. This doesn’t make Hachiman believe it, but Hayato gives him more opinion. And when he looks at himself, he tells Hachiman more how she will act to what she likes or hates.
  • That’s why Hayato needs to do something to take back things he destroyed. And the one he will use “his love rival”, who he hates the most, for his own other big benefits.

What’s next in the next part?

I will explain how Hayato starts to set everything for his multidimensional plan (actually, I will not explain what everything is, but I will explain some characters he will use because I think explaining in the last part is more suitable). His plan must be perfect and confidential so people who can stop his plan will not try to do that so he can maintain as the nice guy. I can say he will use anyone so his countermeasure will be successful.

Hayama Hayato MUST use Hikigaya Hachiman in the date. (Oregairu Zoku ep4)
I need you, Hkitani-kun.

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(Not only that, I would explain how Hayato feels/thinks the date will start too.)

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Haruno Launches OPERATION Fire Doughnut

Part 1 Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5

The truths behind Hayato’s sacrifice for Hachiman.

Part 2 • Part 3

The Conclusion of Haruno’s Plan (Operation Fire Doughnut) & The TRUTH(s) behind Hayama’s Sacrifice for Hachiman.

Part 1Part 2Part 3 • The Last Part

Related Oregairu analysis you should not miss!

This analysis will reveal who is “Y” of Hayama Hayato. He starts to act like Hachiman is his love rival at that time.

You might see the inferior complex of him after Haruno rejected him here. I will say that this is not the first time he feels like this. During the School Cultural Festival, it happened that time too.


Author: Yahari Bento ( ^ v^)*

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  1. One of these days someone’s gotta add a TL;DR so I can remember what each operation is about

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    1. I’m sorry if my work is too long but since they are analysis, I need to write in details.
      You can explore in “Bento Analysis” so you can choose to read which one you want to read.


  2. I am impressed with your detailed analysis. I had thought Hayato was sticking up for Hachiman when he snaps at those girls. But maybe, as you said, he was in a bad mood since he actually has feelings for Haruno. Very interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think he is unbelievable character who can plan complex plan like what happened in anime Zoku ep4 (or should I say Watari-sensei is unbelievable writer).

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        1. Yes, “Girlish Number” & “Qualidea scum & gold coin” are LN in my list (if I have free time too). But I doubt at the same time, it will be the same level as Oregairu or not.

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  3. So the truth finally comes out. Hayato the jealous blond cub fox, using Hachiman as a cushion from the destruction caused by Haruno the purple sly fox…

    Haha this was a great read! I expect nothing less from you YahariBento. Good work and keep it up!

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  4. Nice explanation, the truth has been exposed, So Hayato thinks that hachiman is his love rival. And here I thought Hachiman and Hayato relationship would be like ‘banana’ and ‘doughnut’ . lol (damn, that is Ebina’s gospel :v )

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    1. Thanks for your praise, jadidzain.

      In my Yaoi imagination, I feel 8man will be the doughnut and Hayato will be banana. Since from my feeling after write analysis about these two characters, Hayato is aggressive & and when he approached to 8man when they’re alone, “The dark Hayato” was shown up (and I didn’t mean that place of Hayato, you knowwwww?).

      So he can take the role “attacker”.


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