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Hayate the Combat Butler / Hayate no Gotoku!

Hayate the Combat Butler / Hayate no Gotoku!

Genres: action, comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: butlers, fanservice, hikikomori, love polygon, maids, otaku, parody, school
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Abandoned by his parents and given a monumentally large debt as a Christmas present, 16-year old Ayasaki Hayate is at the lowest point of his life. Desperately trying alter his hapless fate, he decides to kidnap someone to hold for a ransom. Due to an ill choice of words, the girl he tries to kidnap misunderstands the action as a confession of love. His plan is totally crushed when he gives his real name out. Realizing his wrongdoing, Hayate proceeds to rescue the girl from the yakuza, who had instead kidnapped her. The girl, as a token of thanks, offers Hayate a job as her butler. Hayate, overwhelmed by her kindness, vows to protect her even at the cost of his life.
Number of episodes: 52
Vintage: 2007-04-01 to 2008-03-30

ANN Info Page

Hayate the Combat Butler!! (Season 2) / Hayate no Gotoku 2nd Season

Genres: action, comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: butlers, fanservice, hikikomori, love polygon, maids, otaku, parody, school, school life, tsundere
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: It has been three months since Hayate was abandoned by his parents and started work at the Sanzenin Manor as a butler to pay off his parents’ debt. However, being the butler for the otaku-crazed lady of the house, Nagi Sanzenin, is a hard task, not made easier by the friends and enemies of the Sanzenin, of which Hayate always ends up in the middle of the problem. And his life may get even harder when Student Council President Hinagiku Katsura begins to realize her own feelings for the debt ridden butler.
Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2009-04-03

ANN Info Page

Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You/Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Season 3)

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy, romance
Themes: butlers, fanservice, hikikomori, love polygon, maids, otaku, parody, school, school life, tsundere
Plot Summary: The story of Hayate Ayasaki working alongside with maid Maria at Nagi Sanzenin’s mansion continues. One day, Nagi receives a phone call from “Area 51,” inviting her to the universe. Nagi wants to accept the offer, only to be stopped by Maria.
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2012-10-03

ANN Info Page

Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties/Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties

Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: butlers, harem, maids
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2013-04-08

ANN Info Page

Hayate the Combat Butler!! (OAV) Vintage: 2009-03-06
Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth (movie) Vintage: 2011-08-27
Hayate the Combat Butler! (OAV 2) Vintage: 2014-06-16

Bandai Entertainment Adds Hayate Anime, TokiKake Manga

posted on 2008-07-04 19:50 EDT
Adaptation of Hayate the Combat Butler manga & manga based on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time film


Other News
Hayate the Combat Butler Films’ Teaser Posted
Hayate Film’s Extended Version Slated for February 29
ANN Spotlight: Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties
Hayate the Combat Butler Gets 3 New Original Video Anime
2nd New Hayate the Combat Butler OVA Slated for September

Sentai Filmworks Press Release

April 20, 2015

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Sentai Filmworks Adds Hayate the Combat Butler Anime

posted on 2015-04-20 14:14 EDT
First anime based on Kenjirou Hata’s comedy manga aired in 2007

Season 1 Cover/Disc Art

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Hayate the Combat Butler Gets New Anime Green-Lit

posted on 2011-08-26 20:37 EDT
Announced in “99th volume” of Kenjirou Hata’s manga, distributed at Saturday’s film screenings

New Hayate the Combat Butler Anime’s 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-08-10 04:40 EDT
TV series with manga creator Kenjirou Hata’s story concepts to premiere in October

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New Hayate the Combat Butler Anime Slated for October 3

posted on 2012-08-18 20:14 EDT

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New Hayate the Combat Butler Anime’s 1st Ads Streamed

posted on 2012-09-21 08:45 EDT
TV series with creator Kenjirou Hata’s story concepts to premiere on October 3

Sentai Filmworks Press Release for CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU

December 18, 2014

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Sentai Filmworks Adds Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

posted on 2014-12-18 13:22 EST
Anime-original story premiered in 2012

This one isn’t for me, though I’ll probably end up seeing at least some of it should it get a dub. It could be worthwhile it if Manglobe managed to keep their streak of incorporating Ergo Proxy references in their works alive with this one (though I think that ended with Karneval…).

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You: Complete Collection Cover/Disc Art

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Coming to the Anime Network Online Player

Hayate the Combat Butler! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Hayate Ayasaki, the butler/bodyguard for teenage heiress Nagi Sanzenin, must accompany Nagi to Las Vegas to pick up her late father’s belongings. Then Nagi meets a mysterious girl (with a hidden agenda) claiming to be Hayate’s little sister.
Starts: 4/24/2015
Language: Japanese w English Subtitles

http://ask.fm/SentaiFilmworks/answer/125735704797

Q. I noticed that the Blu-Ray cover of Hayate The Combat Butler! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You makes mention of it being the third season. (Reckon “Cuties” will say Season 4.) Is Sentai working on getting the first two seasons?
A. Yes, we are definitely working toward acquiring the other two seasons. We will have news on that front soon I think!

For those interesting in the show, it’s good to know people will get a uniform/updated set.

Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Eps 1-12 (Sub) are live at ANO

These episodes are now listed as FREE.

Hayate the Combat Butler Gets New TV Anime Series

posted on 2012-12-21 03:18 EST
New series to air next spring on TV Tokyo

Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties 1st Promo Posted

posted on 2013-03-19 07:45 EDT
Newest Hayate the Combat Butler anime to premiere on April 8

Crunchyroll to Stream Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties Anime

posted on 2013-04-03 16:52 EDT
New series where each episode follows different characters to premiere on April 8

Sentai Filmworks Press Release for CUTIES

February 19, 2015

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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties Anime

posted on 2015-02-19 18:15 EST
2013 series’ episodes follow different characters

Cuties - Cover/Disc Art

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COMING TO ANIME NETWORK IN MAY!

Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties (Season 4) on Anime Network Online
STARTS: May 29th
Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles