Hayate the Combat Butler!

TV (52 eps)
3.89 of 5 from 12,301 votes
Rank #1,127

When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!

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  • (Sub) In English, “Unmei” Means “Destiny” image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) In English, “Unmei” Means “Destiny”

  • (Sub) A New Beginning With Nagi Sanzenin’s Estate image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) A New Beginning With Nagi Sanzenin’s Estate

  • (Sub) The Beast, the Robot, and the Butler That Shouted, or Maybe Didn’t Shout, Love at the Heart of the World image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) The Beast, the Robot, and the Butler That Shouted, or Maybe Didn’t Shout, Love at the Heart of the World

  • (Sub) My First Errand: This Is Snake, No Response image

    Episode 4

    (Sub) My First Errand: This Is Snake, No Response

  • (Sub) Thoughtless Jokes and Kindness Bring Misfortune image

    Episode 5

    (Sub) Thoughtless Jokes and Kindness Bring Misfortune

  • (Sub) You Say You Can See Time, But That Is Probably Your Life Flashing Before Your Eyes image

    Episode 6

    (Sub) You Say You Can See Time, But That Is Probably Your Life Flashing Before Your Eyes

  • (Sub) A Man’s Fight image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) A Man’s Fight

  • (Sub) Going to Hell in Cat-Ear Mode image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) Going to Hell in Cat-Ear Mode

  • (Sub) Elohim Essaim, Mr. Cow, Mr. Cow! What Is It, Mr. Frog? image

    Episode 9

    (Sub) Elohim Essaim, Mr. Cow, Mr. Cow! What Is It, Mr. Frog?

  • (Sub) The Strangest Hyperdeflation Ever, Play Your Games and Don’t Build up a Backlog image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) The Strangest Hyperdeflation Ever, Play Your Games and Don’t Build up a Backlog

  • (Sub) The Value of My Life: Priceless image

    Episode 11

    (Sub) The Value of My Life: Priceless

  • (Sub) Long Ago, We Learned from a Space Sheriff That Being Young Is About Not Looking Back image

    Episode 12

    (Sub) Long Ago, We Learned from a Space Sheriff That Being Young Is About Not Looking Back

  • (Sub) I Hear That Those Who Rule the Summer Rule at Entrance Exams image

    Episode 13

    (Sub) I Hear That Those Who Rule the Summer Rule at Entrance Exams

  • (Sub) Hey, Hey! I Hafta Go to a Party! Hurry up, Seriously! image

    Episode 14

    (Sub) Hey, Hey! I Hafta Go to a Party! Hurry up, Seriously!

  • (Sub) Samurai, the Way of the Warrior, Van Damme in Action image

    Episode 15

    (Sub) Samurai, the Way of the Warrior, Van Damme in Action

  • (Sub) Even in Defeat, Kendo Rage image

    Episode 16

    (Sub) Even in Defeat, Kendo Rage

  • (Sub) For You, I Will Mow Them Down With Every Ounce of My Being! image

    Episode 17

    (Sub) For You, I Will Mow Them Down With Every Ounce of My Being!

  • (Sub) The Rare Cards Are Swimsuits image

    Episode 18

    (Sub) The Rare Cards Are Swimsuits

  • (Sub) Miss Saki’s Little Preoccupation image

    Episode 19

    (Sub) Miss Saki’s Little Preoccupation

  • (Sub) I Like Books, But Sing It, Great Palace of the Dragon King image

    Episode 20

    (Sub) I Like Books, But Sing It, Great Palace of the Dragon King

  • (Sub) A Big Brother, Even for Peter image

    Episode 21

    (Sub) A Big Brother, Even for Peter

  • (Sub) I Wonder Who Came Up with the Sound Effect “Kapooon”? It’s Awesome! image

    Episode 22

    (Sub) I Wonder Who Came Up with the Sound Effect “Kapooon”? It’s Awesome!

  • (Sub) A Non-Kiddy Genius Teacher Appears image

    Episode 23

    (Sub) A Non-Kiddy Genius Teacher Appears

  • (Sub) I’ve Never Had the Trouble of Being Too Popular image

    Episode 24

    (Sub) I’ve Never Had the Trouble of Being Too Popular

  • (Sub) Hearts Wavering image

    Episode 25

    (Sub) Hearts Wavering

  • (Sub) The Delivery Was Made in 29 Minutes, So Please Pay the Stipulated Fee… Is a Thing of the Distant Past image

    Episode 26

    (Sub) The Delivery Was Made in 29 Minutes, So Please Pay the Stipulated Fee… Is a Thing of the Distant Past

  • (Sub) Hayate Rising image

    Episode 27

    (Sub) Hayate Rising

  • (Sub) Black Hayate image

    Episode 28

    (Sub) Black Hayate

  • (Sub) Match-Making Meeting image

    Episode 29

    (Sub) Match-Making Meeting

  • (Sub) The Beautiful, Rich, Great, Young Detective Lady Saw It! the Case of the Murdered Female Teacher Amidst Clouds of Steam image

    Episode 30

    (Sub) The Beautiful, Rich, Great, Young Detective Lady Saw It! the Case of the Murdered Female Teacher Amidst Clouds of Steam

  • (Sub) Do You Like Pretty, Rich Big Sisters? image

    Episode 31

    (Sub) Do You Like Pretty, Rich Big Sisters?

  • (Sub) Devil Hunter Welcome Yoko Isumi and Nabeshin image

    Episode 32

    (Sub) Devil Hunter Welcome Yoko Isumi and Nabeshin

  • (Sub) Why?! Academy Culture Fest, Part 1 image

    Episode 33

    (Sub) Why?! Academy Culture Fest, Part 1

  • (Sub) Why Dead?! Academy Culture Fest, Part 2 image

    Episode 34

    (Sub) Why Dead?! Academy Culture Fest, Part 2

  • (Sub) Must-See! Complete Autumn 2007 Guide of the Latest Fashionable Date Spots for the Young and Hip image

    Episode 35

    (Sub) Must-See! Complete Autumn 2007 Guide of the Latest Fashionable Date Spots for the Young and Hip

  • (Sub) Klaus Is Japanese Because His Name Is Written “Kurausu” image

    Episode 36

    (Sub) Klaus Is Japanese Because His Name Is Written “Kurausu”

  • (Sub) I Want to Go Back to Being an Ordinary Girl, But Buy My Character Songs, Okay? image

    Episode 37

    (Sub) I Want to Go Back to Being an Ordinary Girl, But Buy My Character Songs, Okay?

  • (Sub) Hayate in Peril! All Functions Shut Down!! image

    Episode 38

    (Sub) Hayate in Peril! All Functions Shut Down!!

  • (Sub) Hurray for the Butler-in-Debt, Friend to Good Children! image

    Episode 39

    (Sub) Hurray for the Butler-in-Debt, Friend to Good Children!

  • (Sub) New Year’s Food Is Good, But Have Some Hayate, Too image

    Episode 40

    (Sub) New Year’s Food Is Good, But Have Some Hayate, Too

  • (Sub) Despairing Goodbye to the Teacher image

    Episode 41

    (Sub) Despairing Goodbye to the Teacher

  • (Sub) Like a Dog, a Mouse, and a Bulldog image

    Episode 42

    (Sub) Like a Dog, a Mouse, and a Bulldog

  • (Sub) The Poseidon Advance Generator Gavas image

    Episode 43

    (Sub) The Poseidon Advance Generator Gavas

  • (Sub) The Mystery of the 120% Employment Rate image

    Episode 44

    (Sub) The Mystery of the 120% Employment Rate

  • (Sub) It Is Maria Appreciation Day! In February image

    Episode 45

    (Sub) It Is Maria Appreciation Day! In February

  • (Sub) His Name Is Magic Ball Pitcher Wataru!!! image

    Episode 46

    (Sub) His Name Is Magic Ball Pitcher Wataru!!!

  • (Sub) Sure, Amuro May Have Had a Place to Return to, But... image

    Episode 47

    (Sub) Sure, Amuro May Have Had a Place to Return to, But...

  • (Sub) Hina Love image

    Episode 48

    (Sub) Hina Love

  • (Sub) Ordinary Stories image

    Episode 49

    (Sub) Ordinary Stories

  • (Sub) Quiz! Written As “Foe” and Read As “Friend”!! image

    Episode 50

    (Sub) Quiz! Written As “Foe” and Read As “Friend”!!

  • (Sub) Spring image

    Episode 51

    (Sub) Spring

  • (Sub) Radical Dreamers image

    Episode 52

    (Sub) Radical Dreamers

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Aug 1, 2009
Score 7/10

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Plot junkies beware: not only does Hayate the Combat Butler! have an awesomely unnecessary exclamation mark in its title, its plot goes absolutely nowhere. After a teasing the viewers with a promising premise, the series forgoes character development or plot progression in favor of episodic meandering. Because of this, those hoping for an engaging... read more

Epimondas's avatar by Epimondas on Oct 31, 2015
Score 6.5/10

From the get go, this story feels so totally unreasonable and unrealistic to be remotely grounded in reality you may wonder what sort of reality this is reflecting.  There is no obvious suggestion it is an alternate reality other than the outrageous way a child is expected to pay for mistakes by his overly irresponsible and worthless parents who not only leave him with debts but completely abandon him in... read more

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