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Hayate no Gotoku!  
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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.


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Associated Names
Боевой дворецкий Хаятэ
Hayate the Combat Butler

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
44 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1071 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 22nd 2015, 3:40pm PST

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Viz (23 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #393 decreased(-38)
Monthly Pos #431 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #326 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #352 decreased(-89)

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Hayate No Gotoku 429 ROFL (spoiler) 503 days, 16 hours, 12 minutes ago
Hayate no Gotoku! Gets New Season in Spring 828 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes ago
Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Is About 60% Done 925 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes ago
Who will our butler-in-debt end up with? 972 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes ago
Thoughts about Nagi Sanzenin 1125 days, 17 hours, 25 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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Why did I read 10 volumes of this crap?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
September 30th, 2012, 8:10pm
I didn't drop this prematurely, I kept up with it as it came out for weeks, and I just couldn't keep up with the so-called "comedy" derived from pop-culture references. As far as these types of manga go, I much rather prefer Keroro Gunsou and Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei.
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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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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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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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Still Good   
Rating: N/A
by Najdmiee
November 16th, 2011, 1:08pm
I like this manga for it gag style. I really like the part where a character suddenly pop out of nowhere, Hayate especially. It happen a lot but it still surprise me. I'm more into more into realistic drawing manga but this one is an exeption.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nugro
November 16th, 2011, 6:19am
I don't know why I'm reading this anymore. The manga is aimless with random plot that may or may not be fun to read (mostly boring now though), and I don't care very much with the characters anymore.

... Last updated on November 16th, 2011, 6:19am
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Dropped but i still like it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by marriland4215
February 24th, 2011, 7:17pm
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After the Athena Arc the story starting to get less interesting but i still like the series it just that I think the story would have gone better if they are still in the mansion and Athena show up in the school and hayate is surprise to see her that is how i would want the future chapter would have been
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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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