(May contain lil' spoilers)
Ah... The classic comedy series... "Hayate no Gotoku!". One of my favorite manga.
Gotta say, this manga is one hell of a funny manga, however, I think its comedic charm is falling down or something like that. Don't get me wrong, I like the manga, yet, after reading 470+ chapters, it just simply became BORING.
Well, for now, let's see the main part of the review.
A boy, a simple boy with a debt of so many digits tried to kidnap a little rich girl, but then failed as the girl thought he was confessing to her. She got kidnapped. The boy saved her.
He became a butler!
Seems like a great start. This manga has an ordinary story, yet, it brings us happiness and tears, why? This manga executes humor well. They break the fourth wall, they have funny misunderstandings, and has stereotypical characters that aren't funny but funny at the same time!
But sometimes, this series has some sad moments, the manga, however, mixes up funny jokes in sad moments.
The story is great and all, but I'll give it a 6 for repeating the same ol' jokes.
Good art, I liked it. They illustrate the emotions of the characters well. I also liked how the art changes as the years pass by.
That's all I could say about the art. I'll give it a 7.
Haha... Are you kidding with me? These characters make no sense at all. I don't know why people like these characters. But I could raise one point because of Nagi and Hayate's character development.
Hayate is completely dense, cliche, OP, unlucky (or so he claims, I think he's lucky because he got a harem) and a normal harem MC. But, his character development throughout the series is the only thing I like about him. He's just a normal harem MC but as a butler.. Don't bother reviewing him.
Alright, let's review Hayate's stereotypical harem.
The first candidate.
Small, spoiled, rich, tsundere girl. People may or may not agree on my opinion, but I think she's the most interesting girl in the series, for her characteristics change. For example, her tsundere personality gets ripped apart little and little each chapter. Now, she seems like a little girl that has a crush on her butler. I pick her as best girl.
Oh, and she has a cute character design.
The second candidate.
Oh god, I hate this character the most. The self-righteous flat-chested tsundere. She blushes all the fucking time, tries to keep her cool. However, her character design is great and all... But I just can't stand these kinds of characters.
This might trigger some people but sorry, not sorry.
Anyways, I don't wanna bother reviewing this girl anymore. Next.
The third candidate.
So far, I think she's a great character. A childhood friend of Hayate. She's a girl whose life filled with misunderstanding. But she's a great character overall for her hamsterness.
The fourth candidate.
The girl that has the most common sense in the harem. She's a childhood friend of Hayate AND she's the ex-girlfriend of Hayate. Their interactions are quite cute though. I like her character design especially when she is older now.
She's quite serious and nice.
I like her playful attitude as an idol. I also like her simple character design.
That's all for his harem.
Now for one other character.
She's far the greatest character in the series. However, she isn't qualified to be in Hayate's harem as she doesn't have feelings for him. But! She's the most mysterious character, she has a sad past. And her maid character design is cool.
Okay, we're done with the characters. I'll give it a 5. Plus 1 for Hayate and Nagi's character development.
Enjoyment is important for every story... I enjoyed the jokes, I enjoyed the goofy situations, I enjoyed the manga. However. After 470+ chapters, it gradually gets boring. How? Well, they recycled jokes over and over. I hate them for doing that. Well, I'd give it a 6 anyways.
Good and not good at the same time.
And you reached the end of my Hayate no Gotoku! review. Thanks for reading.