Ranked #547

Hayate no Gotoku!!

Alternative Titles

English: Hayate the Combat Butler!!
Synonyms: Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2
Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2009 to Sep 19, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.981 (scored by 31,757 users)
Ranked: #5472
Popularity: #757
Members: 59,898
Favorites: 467
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Picks up after episode 19 of Hayate no Gotoku! season 1. Season 2 is supposed to follow the manga more closely.

Hayate is still working as the Sanzenin Butler, and season 2 features a lot more Hinagiku, as scenarios that include herself and Hayate allude to potentially mutual feelings between them. Nagi is also interested in escalating her relationship with Hayate, since Nagi's perception of her relationship with Hayate remains based on the miscommunication that occurred on their first meeting.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Katsura, Hinagiku
Katsura, Hinagiku
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka
Ayasaki, Hayate
Ayasaki, Hayate
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Sanzenin, Nagi
Sanzenin, Nagi
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie


Iwata, Shiniichi
Iwata, Shiniichi
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Watanabe, Jun
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director

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Opening Theme

#1: "Wonder Wind" by ELISA (eps 1-17)
#2: "daily-daily Dream!!" by KOTOKO (eps 18-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Honjitsu, Mankai Watashi Iro! (本日、満開ワタシ色!)" by Katsura Hinagiku with Hakuou Academy Student Council Trio starring Itou Shizuka with Yahagi Sayuri & Nakao Eri & Asano Masumi (eps 1-17)
#2: "Karakoi ~Dakara Shoujo wa Koi wo Suru~ (カラコイ~だから少女は恋をする~)" by Kugimiya Rie and Shiraishi Ryoko (eps 18-24)
#3: "Wonder Wind" by ELISA (ep 25)

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Sep 20, 2009
Hayate no Gotoku! (or Hayate the Combat Butler if you prefer) is a manga created by Kenjiro Hata which is currently still ongoing. It has already received an anime adaptation by SynergySP which ran for an impressive full year with 52 episodes. A year later, and under a new animation studio, Hayate no Gotoku!! is the sequel to the popular parody-comedy, romance series.

+ As a parody-comedy there isnt really much of a plot, however this season is a near perfect adaptation from the original manga.
+ Completely ignores the filler material from season 1 and starts off from where last season derailred. (Ep 25 season 1)
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Nov 17, 2009
Hayate no Gotoku - you've been a long road for me: 75 episodes is no easy task for a 12 to 24-episode convert. (76 including the 30 minute OVA.)

Down to brass tax: the story has, outright, abandoned the "Hayate owes 150 million yen" arch. True, it keeps him as the butler to Nagi, but, compared to the first season, it's not the driving factor - the relationships are now.

If you saw the prequel to the second season, the OVA, you would have been slightly shocked with, not only with the art style, but with the more relationship-oriented season that is to come. For read more
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Jun 6, 2009
Hayate no Gotoku!! is a unique parody and slice of life series that mainly focuses on the relationships between characters. It features some of the funniest and most ridiculous characters that one could find, which is the primary reason it is so entertaining.

I for one am very proud of J.C. Staff for sticking to the source material. While at times an episode could seem rigid and have poor flow from the first half to the next, seeing chapters from the manga coming to be animated brings a feeling of joy.

The art however leaves something to be desired. The change of color and designs read more
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May 21, 2009
Normally I wouldn't write a review for an unfinished series but I glanced at the other review and facepalmed through my skull. This review assumes that you watched the first series and is primarily a comparison. I might update it once the series is finished; however given the nature of the show I doubt my opinion will change much and thus I will likely not be updating this review. (as of Episode 6)

The story remains basically non-existent, irrelevant and centered if anything around character development. Generally events resolve themselves within a two episode span and aren't mentioned again beyond perhaps a fleeting reference; the show read more
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