Username/Email: Password:
Manga Info
Hayate no Gotoku!   
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
From Viz:
Hardworking Hayate has a plan to pay back the yakuza, who are now the legal owners of his body parts. He’ll kidnap someone and ransom them for a mountain of money! But things get tricky when his would-be kidnapped, who as luck would have it is the daughter of a mind-bogglingly wealthy family, mistakes Hayate’s actions for a confession of love and subsequently hires him to be her personal servant. At least his employment future is secure, or so he thinks


Related Series

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

Groups Scanlating
Red Hawk Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.52 c.Bonus by /a/thena over 6 years ago
v.51 c.Omake by Shibababa over 6 years ago
v.46 c.Omake (v2) by Shibababa over 7 years ago
Search for all releases of this series

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)

User Reviews

26 topics, 258 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (1180 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0

Last Updated
May 3rd 2024, 9:48pm



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (43 Vols - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #702 decreased(-5)
Monthly Pos #1247 increased(+324)
3 Month Pos #2369 increased(+191)
6 Month Pos #3140 increased(+36)
Year Pos #3441 increased(+339)

List Stats
On 4370 reading lists
On 1174 wish lists
On 652 completed lists
On 347 unfinished lists
On 564 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

tickmark preload xmark preload xmark preload
User Comments  [ Order by usefulness ]
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
The Plot  
by Amuris
March 11th, 2010, 10:35am
Rating: N/A
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, 10:38am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
It just drags on and on  
by Xadro
February 21st, 2010, 8:29am
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by lxlarcherlxl
October 21st, 2009, 1:29am
Rating: N/A
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Possibly coming to a conclusion?  
by drunkguy
October 19th, 2009, 1:24pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
I love Hayate no Gotoku!  
by thischinksays
July 28th, 2009, 12:05am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Something to enjoy.  
by Crenshinibon
January 9th, 2009, 4:40am
Rating: 6.9  / 10.0
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
So good that I created a translation group for it.  
by woxxy
August 18th, 2008, 5:15pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by Kratos330
June 1st, 2008, 6:38pm
Rating: N/A
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 =\
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Hayate The Combat Butler  
by SBX
May 16th, 2008, 6:49am
Rating: 9.1  / 10.0
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
The Soul of...Hayate the Combat Butler  
by jjrangiawha
January 3rd, 2008, 5:19am
Rating: 6.0  / 10.0
(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, 6:30am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Pages (7) [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ]
 per page 
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.