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Hayate no Gotoku!  
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Description
Hayate Ayasaki, 16, the world's unluckiest boy.
Working hard as a child for food and school fees, his unemployed and indebted parents sold him to the yakuza for his internal organs. After temporarily escaping the criminals and contemplating the benefits of a life of crime, he was saved by a wealthy young girl; who now employs him as a live-in butler.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Боевой дворецкий Хаятэ
ハヤテのごとく!
旋风管家
Hayate the Combat Butler

Groups Scanlating
AEther Scans
AT-Translations
Animum Mutare
Bakayarou
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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
41 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chap 147

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
23 topics, 254 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1059 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 10:22am PST

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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #266 increased(+19)
Monthly Pos #277 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #236 decreased(-37)
6 Month Pos #219 decreased(-9)

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On 4523 reading lists
On 1001 wish lists
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Forum Posts
Hayate No Gotoku 429 ROFL (spoiler) 310 days, 12 hours, 59 minutes ago
Hayate no Gotoku! Gets New Season in Spring 635 days, 20 hours, 27 minutes ago
Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Is About 60% Done 731 days, 22 hours, 23 minutes ago
Who will our butler-in-debt end up with? 779 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes ago
Thoughts about Nagi Sanzenin 932 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes ago

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Good, then Better, then Mediocre, then Good Again   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Caliburn
March 15th, 2013, 12:59am
Hayate no Gotoku start off as a funny manga filled with pop culture references. It was enjoyable; a perfect read while sipping some coffee at a cafe or something. The manga continues to add characters - very likable characters, mind you - as it progresses. Then it throws the Athena arc at you. Suddenly, you're thrown into a manga full of drama, suspense, and romance - pure romance (not rom-com), and somehow, this impossible segue is made believable, thanks to the hard efforts of the mangaka. After that, the plot slowly declined, till it reached the point to where the whole thing was basically filler. I like filler, if it's done well, but since this comment is for the sake of those who don't like filler, I'll add that to the short list of cons the manga has. Then, in an act to save the manga, the mangaka introduced some conflict. It's refreshing to see something different from the usual romance "conflict" the filler contains. All in all, Hayate no Gotoku is an enjoyable read, and even if there are a few stumbles here and there, it's still worth reading.
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Comments are a bit misleading over here   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by arkryne
June 10th, 2012, 10:40pm
I've been reading the manga and watching the anime from back in 2007,and i have to say this is the best manga i've ever read.Yes,everyone has their likes and yes,i'm particularly a fan of rom-com/harem,but i have to say this manga was wayy more satisfying than some other mangas i've read.Hell,i'd rate it above even mainstream manga like Fairy Tail and Iris Zero,both of which i've read fully.Yes,the Athena arc was indeed the best part of the manga and for about 20 of the next mangas,it was not that good.But the current part is really nice and charming.I doubt that you could find any mangas with better parodies and light-hearted humor,save for a few fully comedy based mangas.You'd be a fool to pass on the chance to read this manga.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2012, 10:44pm
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No longer in it's prime.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
March 25th, 2012, 7:07pm
This series started out as a good comedy, evolved into a great comedy drama and now (post-Athena arc) has fizzled out into a boring slice of life series with no main plot and boring skits. It feels like the mangaka no longer has any idea what to do with the manga and is just making up fluff to extend the life of it. A true shame.

EDIT: And now it's gone to pure filler. Words cannot describe how disappointed I am with the mangaka.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2012, 1:54am
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I liked the serious turn of events.   
Rating: N/A
by VeryCold
September 19th, 2010, 1:22am
I can't really comprehend why everyone seems to be more critical over this series.

As one of the commenters put it I was totally in for this kinda harem series that did not take itself seriously. I was first introduced to the quirky, unique humor and our unlucky butler via the anime and since I was told that the anime kept a tangent off the manga, I am relatively unsure of how this series was like in its formative years, However, I downed the athena arc++ rapidly after completing the anime, and felt the serious turn in the series and the massive arcs bore a slight resemblance to the way Amatsu sensei from Negima likes to write about dramatic situations and grandeur scenery.

I enjoyed the near 180 degree turn. I thought it was good. Different series sometimes change their genres big time, like Reborn, which turned from gag to a solid action series. In this case, the romance, especially with Hina and Athena turned out kinda well fleshed-out, which was suprising but not an unpleasant change.
Hope to see greater things from this manga.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2010, 1:27am
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really laughjerking   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MitratamaOSIS
September 14th, 2010, 12:38am
Ahahahahaha... this series never failed to make me laugh. the randomness really like a mess and I love it! the slow development really just right to treasure every moment of crazy things that always happened to this debt-ridden butler. It's really lively and it can survive and become a long comedy action harem manga. It's just the right tempo for a long gag manga.

as long as you still can laugh, try this manga. don't worry, even a dumbass can still get this manga content coz it doesn't require you to do much thinking nor theorizing it in some forum.

although, unfortunately it seems the plot have been moving recently but even if it comes to an end it's still a top gag manga.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2010, 5:52pm
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Awsome   
Rating: N/A
by Artimidorus
July 31st, 2007, 9:47pm
**Possible stuff that might possibly have a bearing somehow, but really doesn't. Not really a spoiler, but I mention stuff that happens specifically, so I guess it might count as such?**

First, I want to say to people giving it a 1 for being the worst manga they have ever read... just.. wow.. I have read so many bad manga, I mean in every sort of way.
Its just started, we are still at least 5 volumes behind. Saying this is the worst manga ever read, means you really REALLY need to read more then just this series. Seriously.
There is a story developing, but its hidden behind all the comedy. While some can say "Ah, just another harem," I haven't really seen another with this type of design.
Sadly, its hard to find a manga that is completely original, they are -going- to fall into certain aspects, and this one falls neatly into its niche. Its not quite a harem manga, and I esp like the line "I could never lay my hands on a child!" when it was suggested he hit on his master.

I rate this one high, for several reasons: Its art, its comedy (I had to laugh when he was in elementary school, telling how his dream was to live in a 3 bedroom house. bigrazz ), for its morals (I might be looking into it,but the moral of money isn't everything. Education, integrity, and so forth have huge roles in our lives), and so on.

Also, just a side note, the anime follows really really closely. Which made me laugh several times. smile

... Last updated on July 31st, 2007, 9:49pm
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A former shell of it's prime after the athena arc   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Samken
May 19th, 2012, 2:52pm
Hayate no Gotoku in the beginning was a really good comedy series, in the Athena arc was a great comedy drama, and now it's a boring slice of life series. My recomendation is to read till the ending of the Athena arc and just wait for the ending or the cancelation of the series and conclude from there.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2012, 2:52pm
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Awesome Manga   
Rating: N/A
by belliom
April 19th, 2010, 12:59pm
I really love how the simple things that seem random at first really tie together in the later chapters. I think the author really planned his story really well. Brings me chills when I realize how important things that happened before were and how they're all connected. One of my favorite mangas of all time. Especially the Athena arc, lots of emotions running there.
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The Plot   
Rating: N/A
by Amuris
March 11th, 2010, 11:35am
I couldn't find another comment mentioning this. The actual plot is a winding thread. It's a gag comic so there are many humorous short stories but within those stories are bits and pieces of the overall plot. As the story goes on, they become more frequent and you start to see these pieces and strands tie together. These are really starting to show in the most recent chapters. If you care about plot, you shouldn't read unless your willing to pick out and remember those strands as you read. If you give up before you make it to the 200's or so you probably won't see the point of it all.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2010, 11:38am
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I love Hayate no Gotoku!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thischinksays
July 28th, 2009, 12:05am
When I first started reading Hayate, I was completely in the mood for just this type of story. All at once, I fell in love. The manga caught my heart through the hilariously improbable situations and crazy settings. Hayate is an unlucky jack of all trades. This manga is such a fun and light read, when I got to the end of the scanlations, I was genuinely disappointed that there wasn't more to read. All the characters are silly and lovable all at once. Hinagiku is my favorite character, she is just too cute. I can only hope that Hayate no Gotoku will continue forever and that the scanlaters catch up to the releases.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2009, 12:39pm
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