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Hayate the Combat Butler OVA Announced [Updated on Dec 19]

by dtshyk
Nov 12, 2008 8:45 PM | 91 Comments
According to Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine vol.50, an OVA of "Hayate the Combat Butler" will be released as the episode 0 of the second season. The detail of the OVA will be announced soon.

Source: Scan of Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine

Edited on Dec 6th================
According to NewType magazine, the staff of Hayate OVA are as follows:

Director: Iwasaki Yoshiaki ("Wagaya no Oinari-sama.")
Series organizer: Kuroda Yousuke ("Mobile Suit Gundam 00")
Script writer: Sato Hiromu (episode script of "Zoids Fuzors")
Character designer: Fujii Masahiro ("Zero no Tsukaima")
Production company: J.C. Staff

The OVA will be released in the spring 2009.

Note: The production company of the first season was SynergySP.

Source: Scan of NewType magazine

Edited on Dec 19th============
According to Getchu.com, the OVA will be released on March 6th, 2009.

Normal Edition DVD 5,250 yen
Limited Edition DVD 6,090 yen
Normal Edition Blu-ray 6,300 yen
Limited Edition Blu-ray 7,140 yen
Source: Getchu.com

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airs in march!? Q_Q i need moar butler animes!!

Jan 8, 2009 9:14 PM by Kyon97

The panic over JC Staff production is unfounded. Nagi is nowhere near Louise...

Jan 2, 2009 6:41 PM by fruant

Leon-Gun said:
Kantarou said:
Orz, JC Staff. stay away from season 2, stay away from season2 *fetal position* I'm hoping the OVA doesn't become like the ZnT anime franchise and if it does, then I hope JC stays far away from season 2. Synergy SP did a fine job with Hayate, and will hopefully continue doing so,

Kraker2k said:
JC staff are trying to monopolise all the Kugmiya Rie shows. They now have at least 4 shows where she is the lead character. Shana, ZnT, Toradora and now Hayate.

QFT
In the end they are just the animators or rather the guys who spend their money lending the staff their resources. The ones we need to keep an eye out for are the directors, screenwriters, and all the important producers. Those are the guys who make or break the anime.

That is true, I sort of panicked when I read of the studio/staff change, since that tends to mean a change in style and story execution, though whether for better or worse is yet to be seen. As long as they keep the overall style used in season 1 it should be fine.

I checked the director and he has also done Love Hina, Sky Girls and the first season of ZnT. I'm still 50/50 on this, since I disliked how LH was adapted but I find season1 of ZnT to be better than its sequels, which were under a different director. I'm still keeping my hopes up.

Jan 2, 2009 6:17 PM by Kantarou

Kantarou said:
Orz, JC Staff. stay away from season 2, stay away from season2 *fetal position* I'm hoping the OVA doesn't become like the ZnT anime franchise and if it does, then I hope JC stays far away from season 2. Synergy SP did a fine job with Hayate, and will hopefully continue doing so,

Kraker2k said:
JC staff are trying to monopolise all the Kugmiya Rie shows. They now have at least 4 shows where she is the lead character. Shana, ZnT, Toradora and now Hayate.

QFT
In the end they are just the animators or rather the guys who spend their money lending the staff their resources. The ones we need to keep an eye out for are the directors, screenwriters, and all the important producers. Those are the guys who make or break the anime.

Jan 2, 2009 7:39 AM by Leon-Gun

Orz, JC Staff. stay away from season 2, stay away from season2 *fetal position* I'm hoping the OVA doesn't become like the ZnT anime franchise and if it does, then I hope JC stays far away from season 2. Synergy SP did a fine job with Hayate, and will hopefully continue doing so,

Kraker2k said:
JC staff are trying to monopolise all the Kugmiya Rie shows. They now have at least 4 shows where she is the lead character. Shana, ZnT, Toradora and now Hayate.

QFT

Jan 2, 2009 3:40 AM by Kantarou

Sohei said:
dtshyk said:
News Updated
According to Getchu.com, the OVA will be released on March 6th, 2009.

Normal Edition DVD 5,250 yen
Limited Edition DVD 6,090 yen
Normal Edition Blu-ray 6,300 yen
Limited Edition Blu-ray 7,140 yen

Source: Getchu.com


pretty expensive for one episode


Yeah that's like $50 for the normal edition.

Jan 2, 2009 12:20 AM by Veronin

dtshyk said:
News Updated
According to Getchu.com, the OVA will be released on March 6th, 2009.

Normal Edition DVD 5,250 yen
Limited Edition DVD 6,090 yen
Normal Edition Blu-ray 6,300 yen
Limited Edition Blu-ray 7,140 yen

Source: Getchu.com


pretty expensive for one episode

Jan 1, 2009 10:00 AM by Sohei

dtshyk said:
News Updated
According to Getchu.com, the OVA will be released on March 6th, 2009.

Normal Edition DVD 5,250 yen
Limited Edition DVD 6,090 yen
Normal Edition Blu-ray 6,300 yen
Limited Edition Blu-ray 7,140 yen

Source: Getchu.com


Ohh! Nice, the DVD comes out on the first week of March. Thanks for the heads-up

Dec 21, 2008 5:46 AM by Rweck

News Updated
According to Getchu.com, the OVA will be released on March 6th, 2009.

Normal Edition DVD 5,250 yen
Limited Edition DVD 6,090 yen
Normal Edition Blu-ray 6,300 yen
Limited Edition Blu-ray 7,140 yen

Source: Getchu.com

Dec 19, 2008 1:27 AM by dtshyk

JC staff are trying to monopolise all the Kugmiya Rie shows. They now have at least 4 shows where she is the lead character. Shana, ZnT, Toradora and now Hayate.

Dec 9, 2008 1:54 PM by Kraker2k

Leon-Gun said:
BTW, I disagree about ZnT3 being the best season. The first one was the best of the series. Good mix of comedy, fantasy, a likable hero, moderate fanservice and a coherent plot. It all went downhill after that one.


Totally agree. It only got worse after the first one. But I have faith, I'm still looking forward to it.

Dec 9, 2008 2:57 AM by cyruz

WcDuck said:
De-JaY said:
WcDuck said:
JC Staff has the best experience with tsundere, so it will be at least interesting how this turns out. ^^

And ZnT Season 3 is a bad example... I mean really bad.


Meh, it really wasn't _that_ bad. Best season of ZnT anyway, but ZnT itself tho... Not so great to put it in a nice way.
Shana and Toradora on the other hand are much better tsundere-anime, so let's hope JC notices that the fanbase is already going to be upset about this studio switch and that way put much more effort to it. We'll see.
Toradora is a good example of comedy from them, but Hayate is not as serious.

BTW, I disagree about ZnT3 being the best season. The first one was the best of the series. Good mix of comedy, fantasy, a likable hero, moderate fanservice and a coherent plot. It all went downhill after that one.

Dec 8, 2008 2:19 PM by Leon-Gun

De-JaY said:
WcDuck said:
JC Staff has the best experience with tsundere, so it will be at least interesting how this turns out. ^^

And ZnT Season 3 is a bad example... I mean really bad.


Meh, it really wasn't _that_ bad. Best season of ZnT anyway, but ZnT itself tho... Not so great to put it in a nice way.
Shana and Toradora on the other hand are much better tsundere-anime, so let's hope JC notices that the fanbase is already going to be upset about this studio switch and that way put much more effort to it. We'll see.

Dec 8, 2008 9:02 AM by Ankkuli

Leon-Gun said:
Officially, this was confirmed for the OVA and nothing has been said of the season (not even when it airs). But the possibility is high that this translates to the whole season, due to the fact the OVA is considered Episode 0 of season 2.


Yeah I know it is gonna be the intro episode. I'm not gonna judge yet, but I'm worried.

Dec 8, 2008 7:26 AM by cyruz

WcDuck said:
JC Staff has the best experience with tsundere, so it will be at least interesting how this turns out. ^^

And ZnT Season 3 is a bad example... I mean really bad.

Dec 8, 2008 7:24 AM by De-JaY

JC Staff has the best experience with tsundere, so it will be at least interesting how this turns out. ^^

Dec 8, 2008 7:15 AM by Ankkuli

cyruz said:
Factor said:
De-JaY said:

Well, I'm looking forward to it.
They better make it awesome.


This.
If it ends up anything like the trainwreck which is ZnT Season 3, I'm going to be pissed.


Is JC doing the entire series or only this OVA?
Officially, this was confirmed for the OVA and nothing has been said of the season (not even when it airs). But the possibility is high that this translates to the whole season, due to the fact the OVA is considered Episode 0 of season 2.

Dec 7, 2008 2:58 PM by Leon-Gun

Factor said:
De-JaY said:

Well, I'm looking forward to it.
They better make it awesome.


This.
If it ends up anything like the trainwreck which is ZnT Season 3, I'm going to be pissed.


Is JC doing the entire series or only this OVA?

Dec 7, 2008 12:17 PM by cyruz

De-JaY said:

Well, I'm looking forward to it.
They better make it awesome.


This.
If it ends up anything like the trainwreck which is ZnT Season 3, I'm going to be pissed.

Dec 7, 2008 11:49 AM by Factor

Ugghh JC If you screw up I will hunt you all down D:

Dec 7, 2008 6:50 AM by Icy-nee-san