Hayate no Gotoku!
Hayate the Combat Butler
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Hayate no Gotoku!

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Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!
English: Hayate the Combat Butler
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 52
Chapters: 570
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 6, 2004 to Apr 12, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Themes: Harem Harem, Parody Parody
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Hata, Kenjirou (Story & Art)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 1371213,712 users)
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Ranked: #11052
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Popularity: #542
Members: 31,412
Favorites: 1,924


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Misfortunes abound in the life of 16-year-old Hayate Ayasaki. Even though he is underage, he spends most of his time working part-time jobs to make money to support his extravagant parents. As if that wasn't hard enough, his parents disappear without a trace one day, leaving him behind with a debt of almost 150 million yen. As a result, he finds himself being chased by debt collectors.

Running for his life, he stops in a park, believing that he is safe. Contemplating his jobless future, he decides to kidnap a wealthy child for ransom. And thus, when he sees a rich-looking blonde girl, he attempts to capture her. However, she too is kidnapped before Hayate can even try!

Hayate then saves her, and as a reward, he requests a job, and the girl makes him her butler, revealing herself to be the daughter of a wealthy family. Even with a job, his misfortune remains; Hayate will have to go through many nasty predicaments, all the while burdened by his lousy luck.

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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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Jul 9, 2021
For a long 570 chapters of a series, my enjoyment has been maintained entirely throughout. Every day, I wake up and the most exciting event for me is reading my daily 2 volumes of Hayate the Combat Butler. This 2-volumes-a-day rule was actually a rule past-me enforced on present-me so I wouldn't binge until 5 am and kill the rest of my life.

What did I look so forward to? Firstly, the cuteness of the romance comedy element. Almost every character is well-crafted. My heart goes doki doki when Hina blushes upon Hayate's dense kindness, or when Ruka so explicitly shows her love. The exception ...
Jan 23, 2021
It's difficult to talk about someone's own happiness and what that means relative to their financial wealth. People often say that money can't buy happiness, and yet this saying betrays just how utterly miserable being poverty-stricken can be - everything from personal relationships to material belongings to familial security can be taken away from you, with a reality that what little you have can be stolen at any second. Hayate Ayasaki lives one such life where he works day in day out, sacrifices any and all connections he may form with others in order to have a better future away from his parents, only for ...
Jul 18, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Jesus Christ, I finally finished this 500+ manga and it only took me 7 months to do so.
Anyway, I watched the Hayate anime a few years ago which is why I of course decided to check out the manga out of curiosity. I'm not a huge fan of the series like I am with other romance harems like Rosario Vampire and Heaven's Lost Property but I enjoyed the series to a certain extent.

Story: 6
Hayate's story is a very mixed bag. It starts out well with the idea of a Hayate being abandonded by his parents on Christmas Eve and taking on their debt ...

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