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Hayate no Gotoku!


Alternative Titles

English: Hayate the Combat Butler
Synonyms: Hayate no Gotoku!
Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2007 to Mar 30, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 56,615 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #399
Members: 126,726
Favorites: 1,480
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Episodes: /52

Synopsis

According to Murphy's Law, "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong," and truer words cannot describe the unfortunate life of the hard-working Hayate Ayasaki. Abandoned by his parents after accumulating a debt of over one hundred fifty million yen, he is sold off to the yakuza, initiating his swift getaway from a future he does not want. On that fateful night, he runs into Nagi Sanzenin, a young girl whom he decides to try and kidnap to pay for his family's massive debt.

Unfortunately, due to his kind-hearted nature and a string of misunderstandings, Nagi believes Hayate to be confessing his love to her. After saving her from real kidnappers, Hayate is hired as Nagi's personal butler, upon which she is revealed to be a member of one of the wealthiest families in Japan.

Highly skilled but cursed with the world's worst luck, Hayate gets straight to work serving his employer all the while trying to deal with the many misfortunes that befall him. From taking care of a mansion to fending off dangerous foes, and even unintentionally wooing the hearts of the women around him, Hayate is in over his head in the butler comedy Hayate no Gotoku!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ayasaki, Hayate
Ayasaki, Hayate
Main
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Japanese
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Sanzenin, Nagi
Sanzenin, Nagi
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Maria
Maria
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Katsura, Hinagiku
Katsura, Hinagiku
Supporting
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka

Staff

Iwata, Shiniichi
Iwata, Shiniichi
Producer
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Kawaguchi, Keiichirou
Director
Watanabe, Jun
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Watanabe, Shinichi
Watanabe, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

OtakuFreak
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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Master10K
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.

That’s basically the read more
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Credulous
Jul 29, 2009
52 episodes? Yes.

Don't get me wrong now. There were some entertaining scenes and sometimes even episodes in Hayate the Combat Butler! It's just that, you know, there aren't enough. I can also say with a certainty I rarely feel regarding any anime that this was too long, way too long, for its own good. There are reasons of course. First of all; this anime is episodic, 52 episodes of episodic plots is too much. It will never be good, in any anime. I don't really have anything against episodic animes, but this genre, or these genres are perhaps not suitable as a base for a read more
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Smithy
Apr 26, 2008
“Hayate No Gotoku!” was an enjoyable romantic comedy, with most of the emphasis on comedy, rife with hilarious situations, absurd humor, filled with references to other anime and culture elements. Most episodes were a great laugh and I enjoyed following the series, even though most of it is based on tried and proved humor and events.
I do like the fact that the series did not take itself too seriously and often not only made fun of other anime and manga, but also made fun of itself and its own absurdities as well, which showed in elements such as characters interacting with the narrator or seemingly read more
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