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Hayate x Blade  
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Description
Kurogane Hayate finds herself in a dilemma. Her twin sister, Nagi, is recovering from an injury and needs someone to go to school in her place. Little did she know, the school was based on a "Swordswoman League," where everyone participates in what are called Duels for Stars with their sisters-in-arms, shinyuu, in order to gain prestige, money, and power.

Her first encounters with the students at this new school range from intimidating, such as with the Student Council President, Amachi Hitsugi and her shinyuu, Miyamoto Shizuku, to completely awe-inspiring, such as the hot-headed but extremely experienced (shinyuu-less) Mudou Ayana. At first Hayate thinks she can get away without participating in the Duels for Stars, but the first day she comes home, the orphanage she cares for deeply is a complete wreck...

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
はやて×ブレード

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Latest Release(s)
v.14 c.81 by Yuri Project (15d ago)
v.14 c.80 by Yuri Project (18d ago)
c.79 by Yuri Project (74d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (187 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2015, 10:42am PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher
Media Works (2004)
Shueisha (2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Dengeki Daioh (Media Works)
Ultra Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Seven Seas (6 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #874 increased(+339)
Monthly Pos #944 increased(+286)
3 Month Pos #1709 increased(+320)
6 Month Pos #2188 decreased(-372)

List Stats
On 1011 reading lists
On 511 wish lists
On 19 completed lists
On 38 unfinished lists
On 152 custom lists

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This should have finished before migrating to Ultra Jump   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kill-chan
December 3rd, 2012, 7:26am
And there you have it: after switching magazine it became duller and duller (saved only by Amachi Hitsugi) to the point that the author doesn't really know what to throw in anymore to keep the series going.

Also, while turning page after page I could hear the author screaming "Own, come oooon! let me draw some girls about to make out and/or throwing each other love/hate/whatever-as-long-as-they-interact-with-passion glances!! Pllleaaase!! ", but they won't let her like in the first volumes and she has to come up with shonen moves and tired humor.

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2012, 7:31am
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Sidestories   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by silvermatthieu
May 18th, 2010, 2:09pm
Sometimes dramatic without being too serious, sometimes funny - a nice combination.

Hayashiya-sensei is especially good in creating new side-characters for the side-stories.
They all have special character traits and unique motivations which makes the school feel more 'alive' than in other Mangas, where side-characters are just single-use NPCs.
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Ok at da beginning but then.....crap   
Rating: N/A
by John21
December 27th, 2009, 6:45pm
the action scenes are stupid, i mean it was funny and ok at the beginning but then it got too much overdramatic. I personally did not like the main character at all. Shez too much of a goody good and way too nice and trusting. Her stupidity was just nauseating really.
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Crack.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Yeran
March 19th, 2009, 6:17pm
This is, simply, action-manga crack with GL undertones. Or overtones. I never really got the difference. Anyway, it's an awesome manga, if you get Hayashiya Shizuru's sense of humor. Otherwise, I guess it would seem stupid.

I personally love it.
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