Hayate the Combat Butler

Hayate no Gotoku!

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According to Murphy's Law, "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong," and truer words cannot describe the unfortunate life of the hard-working Hayate Ayasaki. Abandoned by his parents after accumulating a debt of over one hundred fifty million yen, he is sold off to the yakuza, initiating his swift getaway from a future he does not want. On that fateful night, he runs into Nagi Sanzenin, a young girl whom he decides to try and kidnap to pay for his family's massive debt. Unfortunately, due to his kind-hearted nature and a string of misunderstandings, Nagi believes Hayate to be confessing his love to her. After saving her from real kidnappers, Hayate is hired as Nagi's personal butler, upon which she is revealed to be a member of one of the wealthiest families in Japan. Highly skilled but cursed with the world's worst luck, Hayate gets straight to work serving his employer all the while trying to deal with the many misfortunes that befall him. From taking care of a mansion to fending off dangerous foes, and even unintentionally wooing the hearts of the women around him, Hayate is in over his head in the butler comedy Hayate no Gotoku!

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English: Hayate the Combat Butler
Japanese: ハヤテのごとく!
Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2007 to Mar 30, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Shogakukan Productions, Studio Tulip
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks
Studios: SynergySP
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Harem, Comedy, Parody, Romance, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Shiniichi Iwata – Producer
Keiichirou Kawaguchi – Director
Jun Watanabe – Sound Director
Yousuke Hashiguchi – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Hayate no Gotoku! (ハヤテのごとく!)” by KOTOKO (eps 1-26)
OP2: “Shichiten Hakki ☆Shijou Shugi! (七転八起☆至上主義)” by KOTOKO (eps 27-52)
ED1: “Proof” by MELL (eps 1-13)
ED2: “Get my way!” by Kawada Mami (eps 14-26)
ED3: “Chasse” by Kaori Utatsuki (eps 27-39)
ED4: “Ko no Me Kaze (木の芽風)” by IKU (eps 40-52)

Episode List

01: In English, “Unmei” Means Destiny
02: A New Beginning with Nagi Sanzenin’s Estate
03: The Beast, the Robot and the Butler that Shouted or Maybe Didn’t Shout Love at the Heart of the World
04: My First Errand – This Is Snake. No Response
05: Thoughtless Jokes and Kindness Bring Misfortune
06: You Say You Can See Time. But That Is Probably Your Life Flashing Before Your Eyes
07: A Man’s Fight
08: Going to Hell in Cat-Ear Mode
09: Elohim. Essaim. Mr. Cow. Mr. Cow! What is it, Mr. Frog?
10: The Strangest High-Deflation Ever. Play Your Games and Don’t Build Up a Backlog
11: The Value of My Life: Priceless
12: Long Ago, We Learned from a Space Sheriff that Being Young is About Not Looking Back
13: I Hear That Those Whole Rule the Summer Rule at Entrance Exams
14: Hey, hey! I hafta go to a party. Hurry up, seriously
15: Samurai, the Way of the Warrior, Van Damme in Action
16: Even in the Defeat, Kendo Rage
17: For You, I will Mow Them Down with Every Ounce of My Being!
18: The Rare Cards Are Swimsuits
19: Miss Saki’s Little Preoccupation (National Edition) 2007
20: I Like Books, But Sing It Great Palace of the Dragon King
21: A Big Bother, Even for Peter
22: I Wonder Who Came Up with the Sound Effect ‘Kapoon’. It’s Awesome
23: A Non-Kiddy Genius Teacher Appears
24: I’ve Never Had the Trouble of Being Too Popular
25: Hearts Wavering
26: The Delivery Was Made in 29 Minutes, So Please Pay the Stipulated Fee…Is a Thing of the Distance Past
27: Hayate Rising
28: Black Hayate
29: Match-Making Meeting
30: The Beautiful Rich Great Young Detective Lady Saw It! The Case of the Murdered Female Teacher Amidst Clouds of Steam
31: Do you Like Pretty Rich Big Sisters?
32: Devil Hunter Welcome Yoko Isumi, and Nabeshin
33: Why?! Academy Culture Fest – Part 1
34: Why Dead?! Academy Culture Fest – Part 2
35: Must-See! Complete Autumn 2007 Guide of the Latest Fashionable Date Spots for the Young and Hip
36: Klaus Is Japanese Because His Name Is Written “Kurausu”
37: I Want to Go Back to Being an Ordinary Girl, But Buy My Character Songs, Okay?
38: Hayate in Peril! All Functions Shut Down!!
39: Hurray for the Butler-in-Debt, Friend to Good Children!
40: New Year’s Food is Good. but Have Some Hayate, Too
41: Goodbye Teacher, Despair – Graduation Special
42: Like a Dog, a Mouse, and a Bulldog
43: The Poseidon Advance Generator Gavas
44: The Mystery of the 120% Employment Rate (Temp.)
45: It is Maria Appreciation Day! In February <3 46: His Name is Magic Ball Pitcher Wataru
47: Sure, Amuro May Have Had a Place to Return to, But…
48: Hina Love
49: Ordinary Stories
50: Quiz! Written as ‘Foe’ and Read as ‘Friend’
51: Spring
52: Radical Dreamers


Right from the botched kidnaping, I knew this was gonna be a ride. I was not disappointed.

Sir Loin

underrated af


Hilarious. Though most episodes are filler.


Good comedy!


I think this was the first comedy I saw that I considered to be primarily a comedy. Still one of my favorites. Its so ridiculous.


Si quieres Empezar esta serie leete el manga son muichos caps pero vale mucho la pena. Mas de una carcajada me ha sacado y el prota es GOD


Can be fun at times but ran way longer than it deserved to.