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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
Chàng quản gia
Hayate the Combat Butler

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Status in Country of Origin
50 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 14, Chap 147

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1104 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Viz (29 Volumes - Ongoing)

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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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Hayate The Combat Butler   
Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by SBX
May 16th, 2008, 6:49am
I'll admit it - I was originally drawn in by the title. "Combat Butler"? Are you kidding me? There's no way anything called "Combat Butler" can be anything but good. It's up there with "Ninja Librarian" in terms of eye-catching titles.

But this series is growing better and better the more I read of it, bizarre loli fanservice excluded. When Hayate get made fun of by Santa in the very first chapter, you know you're in for a treat, and this manga does not disappoint. Over the course of reading it, my grade for the series has gone from an 8.5 to an 8.7 to a 9 to a 9.3. With Inuyasha nearing its conclusion (God willing), Hayate the Combat Butler will soon be my highest-rated ongoing series.

Don't let the plethora of prepubescent girls scare you off this comic or make you think it's a childish series. It's really quite funny and fit for all ages.
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The Soul of...Hayate the Combat Butler   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by jjrangiawha
January 3rd, 2008, 6:19am
(Oh, I've only read two and a half volumes so far so this doesn't have any spoilers)

The feel of this manga is a little different from any manga I have ever read.

Kinda reminds me of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea.

Where a tragic character battles to the end against an invincible enemy (geez, I'm talking about life if you didn't already realise it.)

Still very funny though.

Maybe some won't be able to see the 'Soul' beyond the cheap lolicon fan service but it's there if anyone really wants to look beyond that to see the story of man that will battle life to the very end with all his might.

I've also picked up the scent of allegory for the either the rich in general or the Japanese rich (the multi-billionaires). Not quite certain about which so far.

Maybe Hata Sama just got dumped by a rich girl and this series is his way of getting a little payback...

Sorry, Hata Sama, I was only joking, what are going to do with that machine gun?.

Hata Sama!...

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2008, 7:30am
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Otaku's sense of humour   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Bakuhatsu
January 1st, 2008, 10:07pm
I find this series hilarious. That's all it is, but comedy is a great read...who needs storylines when you just need a little laugh? Believe it or not, I found this series to have development and a plot. The growing relationship between a butler and a manga obsessed master surrounded by "idiots". I can smell the parodies within this manga. It's jokes are for those who are strongly tied in with ALOT of manga. (due to it's trillions of classic manga parodies + jokes, and the foriegn Otaku "language" the master speaks in sometimes) I like it's over exaggeration with "poor and helpless" and the "Rich as hell" kind of thing. I also love it's jokes with the extremes and the "dry" reality jokes that can really burst your gut. (for the otaku mind anyway). I believe this series is reccomended for "otakus" who want a good laugh. (By otaku I mean, you reading all and remembering moments from series like voltron or the whole gundam series or fist of the north star) Artwork is times, it's nice, at times it's lacking.
Re-reading this series is nice's a "don't get too bored with it" thing.
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school life?   
Rating: N/A
by chickenwing123
August 28th, 2007, 7:17am
Well.. I just wondered if this manga has some sceenes in school?
Or why is it "school life"?
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when does the next chapter come Oo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kabooz
August 27th, 2007, 9:26am
I love hayate no gotoku^^ the manga the anime everything^^
PS: if you like hayate maybe you like my name is zushio or seto no hanayome too^^
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Simply amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Spyrolth
August 1st, 2007, 8:00am
Hayate is my favorite manga now... and believe me, i have read a LARGE selection (such as Death note, Ranma, Elfen lied, ect.) And i think it may be the most unique in it's own way. I'm sure many of you will agree with me. and I also think, in my opinion, that it deserves AT LEAST a 7 for art, comedy, and story (the story isn't that deep yet but it will be. It's one of these things that you can just tell. like a Sixth sense bigrazz). It is truly remarkable and is a master piece and im am hoping very much that this is an extremly long series. like 25 volumes or more. oh and one more thing......

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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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