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!
Have a problem? Talk to Otogi Bank, a student aid group that helps people get what they need – for a hefty price. Led by Liszt Kiriki and staffed by tsundere Ryouko, inventor Majolica, jealous Otohime, flirtatious Tarou, serious Alice, nervous Ryoushi and maid Otsuu, Otogi Bank assists with everything from helping break into a rival school to convincing an upperclassman to not quit a sports team. Can Otogi Bank manage to make all their clients happy, and most importantly, will Ryoushi ever manage to win Ryouko’s heart?
If you like Ookami-san or Hayate you'll like the other because both shows feel like they're meant for children and the otaku croud. And both shows have intresting narators.
Each of these series are school comedies with romantic issues in the background. While focusing mainly on the comedic portions and making parodies on multiple occasions, each series take a different look at school age comedies.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
Hayate no Gotoku and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei are both random comedies with lots of very good reference jokes (not only to anime series and japanese culture). HnG is much less obscure than SZS (in terms of echii), though it can sometimes be a bit disturbing as well. If you like good parodies you must watch those two anime.
P.S. Hayate no Gotoku holds one advantage over Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei : it does have a story. This way its not getting boring when you don't get the jokes.
Both are anime with lots and lots of inside jokes and references. The fourth wall gets broken most of the time. Hayate no Gotoku does have a more light-hearted feel. Or should I rather say that they sometimes present dark subjects in a more positive light, while Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei tend to portray trivial matter more negatively. Either way, if you are a fan of random humour and (obscure) shout-outs, these two series will likely be your cup of tea.
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?
If you liked Hayate the Combat Butler, you'd also like School Rumble because both anime have similar aspects. They both include parodies in their series, and both have similar character traits. Hayate is very clueless in recognizing others feelings (in this case, Nagi), which is the same for Tenma in School Rumble. She also does not recognize the feelings of Harima either. In the end both of these anime provide great comedy and enjoyment to the viewers.
They are basically both romance comedies however these two anime distinguish themeselves among others of the gerne. They have a huge cast of characters, tons of random jokes and misanderstandings and they tend to use romance as an aditional element of comedy. And in my opinion they both do it in a wonderful way.Enjoy!
There’s never a dull day in lives of the Hekiyou Academy student council! President Kurimu has a sweet tooth and neglects her duties with ease, while secretary Chizuru skillfully manipulates those around her. Otaku Mafuyu obsesses over writing online walkthroughs, and is constantly hounded by Ken, the only male of their crew and an eroge addict who has the ultimate goal to turn the entire council into his harem. Luckily for Mafuyu she’s protected from his advances by Minatsu, her sporty and tomboyish sister! Together, the five repeatedly struggle in their fight against boredom, making constant otaku references and fighting against the journalism club along the way!
Each of these series are comedic with a love story going on slightly in the background. Both of these series make constant reference to other anime and otaku culture for a hilarious result.
I thought of this anime when I was watching this series because they both make references to other animes.
Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?
Shakugan no Shana and Hayate the Combat butler both have a hodgepodge of characters that anyone would enjoy. Shakugan no Shana has a more surreal and fantasy setting, whereas, excluding talking tigers, Hayate the Combat Butler takes on a more realistic role. Also, SnS focuses most on action, with romance taking up the rear and barely any comedy, whereas HtCB is packed full of all three, with comedy leading and romance trailing far behind. The female leads, Shana and Nagi, share a voice actor.
want to watch some more lolita anime, then heres another one. The only real difference in my eyes is that Hayate the Combat Butler is a bit more fun to watch.