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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
Hayate, mayordomo de combate

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Latest Release(s)
v.52 c.Bonus by /a/thena 4 months ago
v.51 c.Omake by Shibababa 7 months ago
v.46 c.Omake (v2) by Shibababa 12 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
52 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1141 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 4th 2018, 12:40am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (31 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #395 increased(+144)
Monthly Pos #815 increased(+180)
3 Month Pos #1117 decreased(-36)
6 Month Pos #977 decreased(-62)
Year Pos #1008 decreased(-500)

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On 4442 reading lists
On 1083 wish lists
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Hayate the Combat Butler to End in 6 Chapters about 1 year ago
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Hayate No Gotoku 429 ROFL (spoiler) over 4 years ago
Hayate no Gotoku! Gets New Season in Spring over 5 years ago
Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Is About 60% Done over 5 years ago

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The end...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kiriee
June 6th, 2017, 6:11am
One of my favorite manga it is good despite being dragged out simply because it never take itself seriously even sometime throwing joke at the series itself. But this is exactly why the series can go for so long and still being read and loved by many.

And then come out the ending probably the worst since TWGOK or Negima, and I actually like those ending even thought many probably disagree. TWGOK is simply end like that because the logic actually support it, and Negima end like that simply because they need to set up a stage for new series. But HnG just doesnt have any of those. It simply wham bam thank you mam!!... the end... It feel way too rushed. It defy all my logic, making it impossible to even think such thing is possible, it will be much better if they just leave it all hanging IMO.

It still is a really good series worth read over and over. The ending feel rushed but so is most of other manga.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2017, 6:15am
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great if read in one go   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by sinxer
May 18th, 2017, 8:22am
I'm really glad i waited this one out, if i had to wait for each release i would have gone mental figuring out what the hell was happening. SO MUCH FILLER but it is still entertaining and there is sometimes a reaaaally subtle point towards the main plot. Though one thing really bothers me were the hell has the tiger goneconfused?
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Rating: N/A
by pyrolobus
May 15th, 2016, 1:36am
Two weeks ago i bought hayate volume 33 just to entertain myself while waiting my newest book of main collection manga title to be published. At that time i was just had that only book of hayate. Now, i continue it until 37th book plus get the 17th also 21th book.

The story flows very natural and easy to understand. If you want to kill some time waiting your favorite manga title(s), by reading another manga with easy feeling, hayate is all you need.
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Great comedy! (español)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Fran_twgok
February 26th, 2016, 2:34am
Al principio me costo engancharme con su estilo de comedia...pero una vez que conoces un poco más de la cultura nipona este manga se torna más y más divertido. Hasta se dio el lujo de agregar un poco de drama en algunos arcos. This is a good manga, and I enjoy read (my english sucks)
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good?......bad?..... both!!!.....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dremondtanic
June 7th, 2015, 9:19am
The series is good and had a lot of potential.... but then author keeps on dragging and dragging the story. Most time doesn't have nothing to do with the story. The comedy are over used, the story has too many cliché moments.

If this gets a conclusion soon, then miht be worth finishing it, but the way its going, its hard to say.
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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: 2.0 / 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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