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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
Chàng quản gia
Hayate no Gotoku
Hayate the Combat Butler
Hayate, mayordomo de combate
Боевой дворецкий Хаятэ
ฮายาเตะ พ่อบ้านประจัญบาน

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Latest Release(s)
v.52 c.Bonus by /a/thena over 5 years ago
v.51 c.Omake by Shibababa over 5 years ago
v.46 c.Omake (v2) by Shibababa over 6 years ago
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in Country of Origin
52 Volumes (Complete)
02 - Perfect Edition Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (S1) / Vol 14, Chap 149 (Cuties)
Ends at Vol 14, Chap 148 (S2) / Vol 35, Chap 373 (Cuties adapts only 47 chapters)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1176 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 4th 2023, 9:22pm



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Viz (41 Vols - Ongoing)

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My thoughts  
by MLGSwag
April 7th, 2023, 10:49pm
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
The first 100 chapters are good

Staring from chapter 120 ish, and up to, it becomes stale, there are some chspters though that reengages the reader, but fir the most asrt it is stale. Chapter 170ish, especially 179-187 are really interesting, gers boring around chapter 210 ish area, gets interesting from 232 -266, some after are interesting, it beocmes tedious when the femc little girl, forgot her name funniyl enough, is trying to sell her manga, like i loved tbe chapters before her selling cause it showed us that she has a vuneravle side. But the con part where they sell the mangas felt lacklustre. It become more engagin in 300 section,

356 is boeing

362 and after are good

It gets stale but good again, but by chapter 431, spmething happenes which i am somewhat sad about

Chapter 463 and after are good

533 yay

Ok after chapter 500, everything becomes stale

Now for my reveiw,this manga has some serious pacing issues, like i understand that is the point of mangas similar to this, but it really eould ruin the important bits of information to move the plot, also after a cettain girl is introduced, does the plot of mc romance start moving, near chapter 500 the end was not that great imo, they shoehorned in villains
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the parents and the sister and the other butler, honestly at that point was not paying attention

While this was not the best work fromt he author, i would highly recommend their other work "Fly Me To The Moon" cause in that manga, the pacing is so so SO much better. And the author seems to use the feedback from this manga and improved his new manga with said feed back,

Overall, strong start, middle section was jumping from boring to epic, wnding 500 chapters were like get this over with

... Last updated on April 11th, 2023, 9:49pm
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F*ck Ending  
by Akira Ryuji
May 29th, 2019, 5:37am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
F*ck Ending
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The end...  
by kiriee
June 6th, 2017, 6:11am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
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  
by sinxer
May 18th, 2017, 8:22am
Rating: 8.4  / 10.0
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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by pyrolobus
May 15th, 2016, 1:36am
Rating: N/A
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)  
by Fran_twgok
February 26th, 2016, 1:34am
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
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!!!.....  
by dremondtanic
June 7th, 2015, 9:19am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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  
by Caliburn
March 15th, 2013, 12:59am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
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?  
by HuhWhat
September 30th, 2012, 8:10pm
Rating: 2.0  / 10.0
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  
by arkryne
June 10th, 2012, 10:40pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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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