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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


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


Score: 8.181 (scored by 8240 users)
Ranked: #5712
Popularity: #151
Members: 16,498
Favorites: 1,712
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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.

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Related Manga

Side story: Hayate no Gotoku! 0
Alternative setting: Hata Kenjiro Shoki Sakuhinshuu: Hayate no Gotoku! no Mae
Adaptation: Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven Is a Place on Earth, Hayate no Gotoku!, Hayate no Gotoku!!, Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties, Hayate no Gotoku! OVA


Ayasaki, Hayate
Sanzenin, Nagi

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Oct 30, 2008
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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Jan 13, 2009
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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Although they have different premises, both series follows a main male character where their complicated circumstances lands them in a relationship with another girl (although of different nature). Both series' main female protagonist possesses a stubborn personality when it comes to love but deep down has has genuine feelings for the MC. Throughout both series, we also find out a bit more about some of the other characters that they come in contact with. There are also secrets that unfolds as both series' stories focuses on relationships to tests the potentials for our main characters.
Similar style of comedy and atmosphere, both have convoluted relationships and combat.

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