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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

Groups Scanlating
AEther Scans
Animum Mutare

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

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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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English Publisher
Viz (23 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #404 increased(+30)
3 Month Pos #323 increased(+5)
6 Month Pos #343 decreased(-80)

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Hayate No Gotoku 429 ROFL (spoiler) 506 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes ago
Hayate no Gotoku! Gets New Season in Spring 831 days, 10 hours, 35 minutes ago
Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Is About 60% Done 927 days, 12 hours, 31 minutes ago
Who will our butler-in-debt end up with? 975 days, 5 hours, 5 minutes ago
Thoughts about Nagi Sanzenin 1128 days, 4 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Fun, light read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by gomting
June 12th, 2010, 9:03pm
This is not for everyone, with its quirky and random humor. Its charm comes from lovable characters and corny jokes that somehow become acceptable, if not pretty hilarious, within the atmosphere. As long as you don't take it too seriously, it's an enjoyable read. Fans of School Rumble will probably like it as well though I think School Rumble was funnier.
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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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It just drags on and on   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Xadro
February 21st, 2010, 9:29am
Its nice in the beginning but after a while it just drags on and on its just to tiring to keep reading, it seems like there isnt a real goal to this story, and most of the characters are just to young to really enjoy it.

- Xadro
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Rating: N/A
by lxlarcherlxl
October 21st, 2009, 1:29am
i liked this manga at first but it just got boring with no plot at all which i don't like there has to be some kind of story i got to chapter 112 before it was just running way to wild for me to read anymore
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Possibly coming to a conclusion?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by drunkguy
October 19th, 2009, 1:24pm
It's not often that I find a character that I repeatedly feel sorry for but Hayate is probably the best human. (Menchi from Excel Saga being the best period.) The story is messed up and the art is a bit plain but you'd be hard pressed to find a better gag manga in serialization. Now if only this series didn't have a huge hole of untranslated chapters.

edit: The story has taken on a more serious tone in the later chapters and arcs tends to be drawn out across several chapters. This is usually a sign that the story will come to an end soon which is unfortunate. Serious endings to silly stories always leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Then again, knowing how many story arcs can still flow from this series, it may very well last for another two hundred and fifty chapters.

... Last updated on October 19th, 2009, 1:25pm
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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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Something to enjoy.   
Rating: 6.9 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
January 9th, 2009, 5:40am
Hayate is something akin to my guilty pleasure in the manga world. Despite its utter absurdity, I often find myself laughing out loud and enjoying many of the characters. The writer just seems to have the sort of inherent talent that makes that sort of thing possible.

Honestly, there's not a ton to say here. The deadpan comedy is good, the parodies are clever, and you can even occasionally care about the characters in a series that, were it written by anyone else, would be utterly flat and boring.
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So good that I created a translation group for it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by woxxy
August 18th, 2008, 5:15pm
I love this series because of the characters. Hayate is just unique: totally unlucky, able with his good boy behaving to catch the heart of most of the girls around him, and with a quite misterious past. And a peculiar characteristic of being just invincible.
Nagi with her unrequited love gives the base of the comedy. Her being totally different from Hayate will just make the two misunderstand anything between themselves, and they will never understand their feelings for eachother.
Then I could go on for Maria and Hinagiku... but I have a blog for that.

The comedy is well done even if quite forced. Forced isn't bad as long as the jokes stand the moment. In fact, there's comedy just when possible, and the atmosphere let's it happen.
Contradicting the comedy, there are quite a few arcs that are quite serious and intense.
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Rating: N/A
by Kratos330
June 1st, 2008, 6:38pm
Its funny how so many other series are parodied, I knew like over half of them. This series is hilarious though i hope they got into the relationship within the characters more then pure comedy its getting pretty tiring =\
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