Hayate no Gotoku!
Hayate The Combat Butler
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Hayate no Gotoku!

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 52
Chapters: 570
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 6, 2004 to Apr 12, 2017
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, ParodyParody, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen, HaremHarem
Authors: Hata, Kenjirou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.931 (scored by 1192311,923 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8522
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Popularity: #333
Members: 25,971
Favorites: 1,949
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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.

(Source: AnimeNfo)


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

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Apr 11, 2017
Snob (All reviews)
In a timeless romance one of the most somber things you’ll realize is that one of you will live to see the death of the other. I was 16 years old when I picked up Hayate and realized, hey, this character is the same age as me. As I grew older I came to my own realization that Hayate will continue to be 16 forever. I will be going through life while Hayate, poor Hayate, will still be attempting to pay off his debt and power through the silliest adventures you can think of. In a world where the parody genre is dominated by Gintama, read more
Jul 18, 2019
Astraea_ (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 15, 2018
Araragiri-san (All reviews)
This is a very bias review.
Hayate no Gotoku was one of the first manga I've ever read, dated all the way back in 2007, when it only had 100-ish chapters. I didn't read every week, I believe I took a 2 years break just so that I can read all of them at once. Regardless, It's like my child you know.
After 10 odd years with 570 chapters, it ended.

To the actual story, Hayate no Gotoku is about an unlucky guy, with many odd talents (especially with woman), who fall into debt by his parents and was taken in by a super rich lady to read more
Jul 7, 2018
martysama0134 (All reviews)
Most of the chapters are auto-conclusive, and filled with gags.
The Athena's arc is definitely 10+/10. (very intense)
570 chapters are way too much. (13 years)

Retrò, but enjoyable.

Ayasaki, Hayate can do all, and understands other people's emotions very well, but misunderstandings still hunt him.
Sanzenin, Nagi improved to become independent, but still a kid. Hayate is wasted on her at the end.
Maria is very funny, but the story never mentioned she is Hayate's step-sister. So she became Mary Poppins. Very unjust for such a great character.
Tennousu, Athena was probably the best fit for Hayate, but the mangaka said no. (chibi athena was annoying)
Hayate's parents just read more

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