Hayate no Gotoku!!

Hayate the Combat Butler!!

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Synonyms: Hayate the Combat Butler Season 2
Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!!
English: Hayate the Combat Butler!!
German: Hayate the Combat Butler! Season 2
Spanish: Hayate the Combat Butler! Temporada 2
French: Hayate the Combat Butler Saison 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2009 to Sep 19, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HaremHarem, ParodyParody
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.671 (scored by 5669556,695 users)
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Ranked: #12502
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Popularity: #1813
Members: 113,696
Favorites: 477

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Hayate Ayasaki's misfortune continues to hand him the short end of the stick. Now settled into his routine at the Sanzenins' mansion and Hakuou Academy, the butler continues to work as hard as ever in caring for his young mistress Nagi while studying the school's grueling curriculum—all on top of trying his best to survive the multitude of troubles that life relentlessly pushes onto him.

The unintentional chick magnet's life is far from quiet, forced to deal not only with Nagi's yet unnoticed infatuation with him, but also the evergrowing string of accidentally seduced girls—most notably, the exceptionally plain Ayumu Nishizawa, a friend of his before he became a butler, and the diligent Hinagiku Katsura, Hakuou's student council president. While one struggles to gain his affection and the other desperately tries to deny her own, both the girls are going to make the boy's life a little more complicated than it already is.

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Opening Theme

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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


Nov 13, 2021
Hayate no Gotoku is now one of the best rom-com shows that I've watched so far, from its storyline, character designs, musics etc.

- Hayate no Gotoku!! picks up the story from season 1 which is a good thing. It's almost the same as season 1 except it's fillerless.

- Art improved from the first season, animations pretty weird sometimes but that doesn't ruin your watching experience.

- Really good OPs and EDs and also the sound effects on each scene really fits well.
Feb 7, 2021
For those wondering, while this second season does retcon a lon of the first season to stay truer to the original manga, a lot of the events of season one, especially the s1 finale, are canon.

The story was decent but serves as a weaker point of the season, as it is more focused on the characters and their relationships with each other. By that merit, the characters were well-written and had incredible moments. The story was there but was different from the first season and much more characters-driven rather than being driven by events. Still, the lack of an event-based story wasn't necessarily a negative, ...
Nov 25, 2012
Mixed Feelings
I was excited to find out that Hayate no Gotoku had a second season to follow the first. The first season's story, humor, character, and art caught my attention greatly. The original plot of Hayate no Gotoku had to do with a young (and cursed with bad luck) boy who ends up on the streets after his parents sold him to "generous" people but is luckily taken in by a rich girl, Nagi. He, in gratitude, risks everything for her and protects her as her butler. The first season followed that plot and was very enjoyable.
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