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!
Ren and Mihato Uesugi have moved to Chiharu in order to find work and a place to live, but it has proven difficult to find employment. Through a series of events the duo finds itself in the prestigious Kuonji house - and subsequently accepts live-in maid positions! Famous Shinra, inventive Miyu and youngest Yume are tough customers to wait on, but with the help of the ex-militant head-butler Colonel, head maid Benisu and other wait staff, Ren and Mihato might just learn what it takes to be the best maid or butler you can be. Their jobs are not easy, though, with everything from inappropriate sibling love to household games to handle!
Both of these animes have a similar plot line to them. The butler in training is hired due to the head of the house taking interest in him. Both animes show how the protagonist getes used to the life of a butler and all the weird things that come from being one.
Oh for the love of God do I need to explain? Both are commedies about down on their luck guys who get hired as a butler by some rich chick. The biggest difference is They Are My Noble Masters is much much more ecchi. So if you like ecchi and liked the comedy in Hayate no Gotku, They Are My Noble Masters will be total win for you.
Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!
If you like random comedies, then those two anime are titles for you. Azumanga Daioh might have different style then Hayate no Gotoku, but on the other hand those two shows have a number of quite similar character (some of them even look alike).
Shirase Akira is a genius hacker who has earned the nickname "Battle Programmer Shirase" (or BPS for short) for his incredible talent. From saving corporations to global security, BPS is always willing to help a hand -- for the right price. But for skills like his, money is not an option, so be sure to have specialized computer parts, sold-out tickets, or huggable life-sized cat girl posters to spare! With BPS in charge, no computer is safe! That is, if he can manage to stop being a complete slacker...
From a story point of view, these series have nothing alike, but in depth, there is a lot of parody in both series. Both of the main characters in the two series are very good. Shirase is really good at hacking while Hayate is very good at fighting. If you liked Hayate the Combat Butler, you will definitely like Battle Programmer Shirase because of how the unrealistic side of each series reflect each other. And most of all, both series are VERY funny.
Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!
On a day that seemed ordinary, a spaceship crash landed in Tokyo bay, filled to the brim with beautiful aliens that would come to be known as DearS. Since that day, though all of Japan seems to have gone DearS-crazy, one high school boy named Takeya it still not impressed by the phenomenon. But things change for Takeya when he finds a lone DearS girl on the side of the road, who forces herself into his apartment, and his life! Now, he must brave a plethora of complications, misunderstandings, and embarassments, when all he wants to do is be left alone!
Both Dears and Hayate the Combat Butler are whimsical. They bring unlikely couple-esque combinations together with well thought out intelligent humour. They are enjoyable for an older anime crowd, and while tailored towards women they are not bad for men to watch as well.