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Hayate no Gotoku!

Hayate no Gotoku!

Alternative Titles

English: Hayate the Combat Butler
Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2007 to Mar 30, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.861 (scored by 46157 users)
Ranked: #7002
Popularity: #242
Members: 97,868
Favorites: 1,321
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16-year-old Hayate is really down on his luck. Because his unemployed parents are good-for-nothings who waste what money they have on gambling, Hayate had to start working at a young age to help out his family. Although such experience has made him inhumanly fast and tough and skilled at things boys aren't normally skilled at, it has also left him in an awkward position, as his parents have racked up such a huge gambling debt that they have sold Hayate to the yakuza for the value of his organs. In a desperate attempt to avoid that fate, Hayate decides to become a "bad guy" and kidnap someone to be held for ransom, but his efforts to do so are mistaken as a confession of love by the girl he targets. When he helps save the (as it turns out) ultra-wealthy 13-year-old Nagi from real kidnappers, she takes him in and gives him a job as her new personal butler (and love interest) until he can pay off his debt. But Hayate is more attracted to Nagi's beautiful teenage maid Maria, and head butler Klaus is initially disapproving of a boy with such a poor look. And then there's Nagi's pet Tama, who is also a force to be reckoned with.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hayate no Gotoku!
Sequel: Hayate no Gotoku!!: Atsu ga Natsuize - Mizugihen!

Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Moore, Candice
Moore, Candice
Ayasaki, Hayate
Ayasaki, Hayate
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Yang, Jeong Hwa
Yang, Jeong Hwa
Sanzenin, Nagi
Sanzenin, Nagi
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Kim, Seo Yeong
Kim, Seo Yeong
Watanabe, Shinichi
Watanabe, Shinichi


Iwata, Shiniichi
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

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Apr 14, 2008
Here is an anime that's not like many others. Hayate the Combat Butler is a colaberation of all kinds of Anime thrown into one, in order to make fun of it of course. What I mean is that Hayate is one of those Animes that make fun of Anime in general. I first herd of this series when it came out as a manga and so I got the manga and read a few books. Now even more intrigued, I began my search of the animated version. To my surprise there it was and began to watch it with my good friend from campus, Edge. read more
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Oct 23, 2007
Hayate no Gotoku (Hayate the Combat Butler) is a hilarious romantic comedy that is chuck-full of parodies and censorship. It follows the story of a very ordinary boy Hayate, who’s always been a noble person and forced to work most of his life. One day his parents left him with a huge dept to pay, to some very kind people (the Yakuza). Now that he’s lost all hope, Hayate attempts to kidnap a rich girl, Nagi but he ends up saving her from the “very kind people”. She returns the favour by allowing him to work as her butler, thus their adventure begins.

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- That "randomness" aspect
- Fighting in both animes are usually serious, but they both throw in some aspect to make it less tense, like a funny scene of some sort
- Breaking the fourth wall MANY times in both animes
- Many cameo's and parodies/ mentions of other animes/ shows/ real life references
Does superfluous, crazy anime references make you burst out laughing? How about unexpected gags throughout the whole single episode? If you're up for it, expect the same for this anime.

Opening Theme

#1: "Hayate no Gotoku! (ハヤテのごとく!)" by KOTOKO (eps 1-26)
#2: "Shichiten Hakki ☆Shijou Shugi! (七転八起☆至上主義)" by KOTOKO (eps 27-52)

Ending Theme

#1: "Proof" by MELL (eps 1-13)
#2: "Get my way!" by Kawada Mami (eps 14-26)
#3: "Chasse" by Kaori Utatsuki (eps 27-39)
#4: "Ko no Me Kaze (木の芽風)" by IKU (eps 40-52)

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