Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hayate the Combat Butler review

I haven't done any reviews in awhile so I figure I'll do an review on Hayate the Combat Butler! I'm still getting used to making good no rant reviews. So wish me luck with this one!

Summery found on
16-year-old Hayate is really down on his luck. Because his unemployed parents are good-for-nothings who waste what money they have on gambling, Hayate had to start working at a young age to help out his family. Although such experience has made him inhumanly fast and tough and skilled at things boys aren't normally skilled at, it has also left him in an awkward position, as his parents have racked up such a huge gambling debt that they have sold Hayate to the yakuza for the value of his organs. In a desperate attempt to avoid that fate, Hayate decides to become a "bad guy" and kidnap someone to be held for ransom, but his efforts to do so are mistaken as a confession of love by the girl he targets. When he helps save the (as it turns out) ultra-wealthy 13-year-old Nagi from real kidnappers, she takes him in and gives him a job as her new personal butler (and love interest) until he can pay off his debt. But Hayate is more attracted to Nagi's beautiful teenage maid Maria, and head butler Klaus is initially disapproving of a boy with such a poor look. And then there's Nagi's pet Tama, who is also a force to be reckoned with.

Like the summery says Hayate is a really unlucky (and by unlucky I mean there's no way this kid can be still alive! That's how unlucky he is)
The only luck Hayate does have is with the ladies ;D and by ladies I mean 13 year girls.
Nagi and Hayate's  "relationship" started with a miss understanding and that misunderstanding is never clarified so Nagi thinks Hayate loves her.
Don't expect there to be much story development it's mostly just a love-comedy anime that goes nowhere. But despite this, I still loved it! The story is fun and anime (good for when you don't really want to watch anything serious)
Good news for people that wanted more story season 2 takes care of that. I guess it follows the manga more closely I wouldn't know I haven't read the manga yet So there's some episodes that seem like repeats from season 1.
Also I recommend that you watch the anime before the manga (haven't read the manga but even I saw filler episodes)
Over all I found the anime enjoyable and would recommended to anyone.

Edit: for spelling and more info


  1. I remember reading the 1st volume awhile back and liking it
    I want to watch the anime but ho snap it's expensive. There are 7 boxsets at $39.99 each D: Screw dat shiz!
    I can wait!

    On a side note, I really want a Hayate nendoroid x3

  2. @sylphalchemist
    I ordered 3 volumes of the manga so I'll get to read it soon.
    I saw that! daaammmmmn why so much? Dx

    That would be so cute! Hayate would have bunny ears and a maid outfit! lol

  3. HE'S REAL!

  4. @sylphalchemist

    OMG!!! I want it!!!! you just made my day!!!