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Posted 2/28/08 , edited 2/28/08
How to start. well the anime is pretty good in my opinion.(by the way this is the first time writing a review. )

This is a comedy story is about a young 16 year old boy named Hayate Ayasaki. Hayate has dead beat parents that waste their time and money gambling and has a lot of run ins with bad luck. So since the age of nine Hayate has been working part time jobs to support them. One day his parents gamble up a huge debt of 150 million Yen (roughly 1.3 million U.S. dollars). And how do they pay this debt? by selling their son's organs to the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia). With Hayate's parents missing and with this huge debt, Hayate decides to become "evil" and decides to kidnap someone for a 150 million Yen ransom. by chance he finds this young girl named Nagi Sanzenin, who by chance is from a super wealthy family. In trying to kidnap Nagi, Hayate uses the wrong diction and Nagi mistakenly takes his kidnapping treat as a confession of love. Nagi gets kidnapped by different people and Hayate saves her as a form of redemption from trying to kidnap her and somehows becomes her butler.

The anime was adapted from the manga which is still ongoing as well as the anime. The manga in my opinion is better than the anime for the anime strays off the manga sometimes and have original episodes (like most manga's that are turn into animes).

Despite that the anime is funny and is usually funnier. I recommend this anime to anyone who loves comedies and butlers with bad luck.
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Posted 2/29/08
The comdey seems to get a bit old after a while. (I stopped at ep. 28 but i do intent to continue eventually)

It started with a big misunderstanding (between hayate and nagi) and it's keeps continue (kinda like school rumble between harima and eri). While it's fun to watch, i can't help but not feel attached to any character at all... that makes it hard to keep interested in the anime and continue watching

though i'll still recommend ppl to watch especially those who like tsundere type character
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I am currently watching this anime and am in the process of catching up to the current episodes. All in all, it is a fun show to watch and I really dont have anything that I dislike about it. As always, if I dont care for an anime, I will not criticise it or say anything about it. After all, its not right to speak bad about someone, someting or the work of another if YOU yourself can not do any better right?

Anyways, Hayate no Gotoku is, so far, a good show and I enjoy it very much. I hope the show continues to do well right up till the very end.
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Posted 2/29/08
There's not much of a plot. In my opinion, it's just brainless fun. It can be quite lame at times... Well, it's a good anime to watch if you're looking for silly fun. If you want something with a more solid storyline, look somewhere else.
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This anime has ended actually quite some time ago, but due to licensing, it has been pretty slow for the subbers to churn the text out. Though I have to congratulate them on subbing 52+ Episodes... So aside from that, you'll have to find some where that has Hayate on streaming, but from what I understand, Veoh doesn't have them anymore... I looked briefly for the last few episodes, but the ones that I watched were taken down. So I'm not going to be a direct aid in your quest for these, so I'll leave you something that I at least am more comfortable saying... "www.google.com"

Alright, finally taken away from all that, we are left with this volume of what is Hayate no Gotoku! I have personally not read the manga, but the anime is probably better for my taste. The pace is quick and snappy, and since it is a parody on ALL of the anime industry, I can't say this was bad with its cliches. More so that I actually have to praise the creator with actually being able to hold it all together, though the creator was probably an Otaku with all the varying references... But then again, who isn't an otaku at heart^^

As for as the plot goes, yeah this isn't quite interesting... But the plot is used a device to be used to go through all the varying story arcs. Pretty much the plot ended as soon as our dear Hayate became our noble butler... So all this viewing pleasure of 52+ episodes are just for the pure indulgence of parodies and comedy.

So you have pretty much all the genres that have ever came across the face of mankind, but this is predominately a comedy. So if you're watching for the romance side, you'll have to wait some more for season two to air, or to read the manga, or just to make up your own fan fiction. Because I don't see this series ending any time soon. It really is a cash cow title, and there is little that this anime can't get away with...

So, subliminal hints of lolicon, harems, countless fight scenes, parodies, otaku references, awkward romances, a large fan following, there really isn't anything that can go wrong with this series...



That BTW is a trap...
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Posted 4/17/08 , edited 7/6/08
Yes, the ending to the first season was nice. I cant wait to for the second season to start!!!

BTW: you can view the final episodes here at:

http://www.animefuel.com/index.php?s=Hayate+no+Gotoku&ss.x=0&ss.y=0&ss=search

Just enter full screen mode to make the view larger.


16-year-old Hayate is really down on his luck. His unemployed parents are good-for-nothings who waste the money they have on gambling. One day, his parents have racked up a huge gambling debt that they had to sell 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.

Since this series is licensed, it is not on CR. Instead, as with all anime's that are not on CR due to licensing, you can go to Veoh.com and watch it there.

Up to EPISODE 49 (so far):

Also a show like Kirarin Revolution, Hayate no Gotoku! has come to a stand still with character development, storyline progression and plot development. To the same as well, this too is a show that I like and hope that it will soon return to having some sort of major development that lasts longer than a few episodes. Again, I do not know just how many episodes this show will eventually have before it finally ends, however, do hope it gets better and will continue to watch just because I enjoy it.



{I(mac) took this from the viewers and put it here so as not to create 2 of the same topics, sorry about the hijacking..... again}
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