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Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Volume 1

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SKU: 9781421508511

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About Hayate the Combat Butler Manga Volume 1

Hayate the Combat Butler 1 features story and art by Kenjiro Hata.

Hayate Ayasaki is a 16-year-old boy who has been supporting himself since childhood by working a variety of part-time jobs. His parents, on the other hand, are degenerate gamblers who don't work at all and generate 150 million yen in debt. To pay this debt, Hayate's parents sell him as an organ donor to the yakuza - an idea Hayate isn't too crazy about, so he decides to kidnap someone and ransom them for 150 million yen.

The girl he attempts to kidnap, though, misinterprets Hayate's intentions, and thinks that he is confessing his love for her. The girl, Nagi Sanzenin, turns out to be the only daughter of a super wealthy family. Nagi buys Hayate from the yakuza and to pay her back, Hayate agrees to be her butler. And, at his current salary, it will take him 40 years to pay Nagi back!


  • Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Themes: Harem, School Life
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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A Series That Holds It's Own In a Sea Of Overused Comedy

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It's no secret that there are hundreds of comedy anime, and most of the time, they can come off as bland due to cliches and recycled material. While Hayate may fall into some stereotypes, it has it's own unique twist on the humor and pulls it off nicely. From the art, to the limitless references to both Western and Eastern entertainment/legends, it will have you laughing with each page you turn. I first read this series when I was younger and didn't understand many of the references, but coming back to it, after having seen so many new anime/manga, I laugh even more than I used it. It never gets old and the characters are all lovable. Definitely give it a try, because it's one you don't want to miss!