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Hayate no Gotoku! (Manga)

Hayate no Gotoku!

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 6, 2004 to ?
Authors: Hata, Kenjirou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

Statistics

Score: 8.141 (scored by 8792 users)
Ranked: #5622
Popularity: #176
Members: 17,955
Favorites: 1,763
1 indicates a weighted score
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Synopsis

An unfortunate high school student, Ayasaki Hayate spends his days working at part-time jobs to support his extravagant parents. After incurring a debt of 150 million yen, they disappear, and Hayate was left holding the bag. Whilst running away from the debt collectors, he tries to kidnap a girl for ransom (however, the girl misunderstands his intentions and thinks he is confessing his love to her). Almost immediately, he botches the kidnap attempt but then manages to save her from other kidnappers, causing her to fall in love with him. The girl, Sanzenin Nagi, is actually the daughter of a millionaire family. In recognition of his services, she hires Hayate as a resident butler and even pays off the debt collectors.

This is how Hayate becomes a combat butler. In order to serve and protect his mistress, Hayate's life-or-death butler life begins.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

Background

Hayate no Gotoku! has been published in English as Hayate the Combat Butler by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday imprint since November 14, 2006.

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Characters

 Hayate
Ayasaki, Hayate
Main
 Nagi
Sanzenin, Nagi
Main
 Maria
Maria
Main
 Hinagiku
Katsura, Hinagiku
Supporting
 Athena
Tennousu, Athena
Supporting
 Isumi
Saginomiya, Isumi
Supporting
 Ayumu
Nishizawa, Ayumu
Supporting

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doubletaco
Oct 30, 2008 12:42 PM
Hayate the Combat Butler targets a specific audience, and hits it dead-on. Hayate is for people who love rapid-fire gags and Japanese cultural references. Those looking for serious plots or extremely well-developed characters should look elsewhere.

That being said, Hayate the Combat Butler accomplishes what it sets out to do: Make you laugh. Sure, there's a little bit of a plot thrown in every now and then, and maybe a character or two makes a realization after 10 or so chapters, but the main focus is on the gags, and each characters' role in them. Character deliveries range from deadpan-humor to Manzai stand-up, and each one's read more
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Ininimin
Jan 13, 2009 10:45 PM
Story: It's very creative and original, albeit unrealistic, but not in a way that detracts from the series. It's a fairly simple slice-of-life type of story, but it's a very unusual life that the characters lead. This allows for plenty of interesting, crazy things to happen that flow well because the whole thing is interesting and crazy. The story is exciting and new, giving infinite possibility for the author to let loose with his creativity.

Art: The very pretty and distinct characters are fun to look at; again, the variety and uniqueness make it a great manga. There aren't many gorgeous glory read more
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theaustincritic
Aug 31, 2009 9:49 PM
Having recently gone from having an interest in animes to an obsession , I can safely say that this is the funniest product to ever come out of Japan. Hayate the Combat Butler, is the story of unlucky teenager Hayate Ayasaki,who after being sold to the Yakuza(Mafia) and inheriting a debt of 156,804,000 Yen, decides to kidnap a girl named Nagi Sanzenin. Unfortunately, the idiot(Hayate), botches up the plan, and due to poor empathy, makes Nagi believe that Hayate is in love with her. After saving her from another kidnapping plot, Hayate then becomes Nagi’s butler, where he must use all means necessary to protect read more
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Kazukagi
Mar 19, 2011 1:08 AM
It's very difficult to categorize Hayate no Gotoku in a specific genre. On the surface it is most obviously a comedy, but of what type? Situational? Slap-stick? Dramatic? Parody? Hayate no Gotoku is in fact all of these, as author Kenjiro Hata seems to be ill content with sticking to a single source of comedy. The first chapter alone contains: the titular Hayate riding head first into a subway entrance, fighting off Yakuza, referencing biblical stories, referencing Gundam, and a cameo of Santa. All wrapped up in the 'poetic' first chapter title: "Santa's Red is a Blood Colored Hell," and we have a good point read more
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