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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 2 months ago
v.51 c.Omake by Shibababa 5 months ago
v.46 c.Omake (v2) by Shibababa 10 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 (1139 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 21st 2018, 6:29pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (31 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #551 decreased(-63)
Monthly Pos #743 increased(+92)
3 Month Pos #785 increased(+157)
6 Month Pos #857 increased(+58)
Year Pos #977 decreased(-469)

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On 4452 reading lists
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On 474 completed lists
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Forum Posts
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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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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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   
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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   
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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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