Hayate the Combat Butler

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VIZ Media LLC, Aug 12, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
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• Wildly popular on internet fansites.
• An ongoing manga series in Japan—over eight volumes released to date.
• A rollicking comic series filled with the sort of hijinks found in the likes of classic Ranma 1/2

Since the tender age of nine, Hayate Ayasaki has busted his behind at various part-time jobs to support his degenerate gambler parents. And how do they repay their son's selfless generosity? By selling his organs to the yakuza to cover their debts! But fate throws Hayate a bone...sort of.


For reasons of no major concern or importance, butler-in-debt Hayate has to leave the Sanzenin mansion for a three-day, two-night trip. Though he has no particular place to go or reason to be there, Hayate does have one thing that's rarely in his possession: money (one million yen from Maria, to be exact). Well, he thought he had some money. Steering clear of gambling should be easy enough, but will cash-strapped classmates and impromptu medical bills leave Hayate's billfold as bleak and barren as his future?

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User Review  - Seki - Borders

Overall, this comedy series has a good and interesting touch to it. I did find too things I did not personally enjoy in repitition much though. 1. Having the main character constantly refer to his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dennis383 - LibraryThing

Light entertainment, with a downon his luck teen, who rescues a rich girl from kidnappers and is rewarded with a job as her butler (he has to work 40 years to pay off the money his new mistress had to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Hayate the Combat Butler is Kenjiro Hata's first manga series. He debuted with Kamisama ni Rocket Punch. He is a big fan of classic children's stories such as Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess.

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