Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth - Reviews

Alt title: Hayate no Gotoku! Heaven is a Place on Earth

shatnershaman's avatar
Dec 28, 2011

I told my I wouldn’t write any rant reviews but you know what, Fuck you Hayate Movie.


The story is about par for the course for a moderately serious arc of shounen romantic comedy. And thats the problem. Hayate TV was a pure lulz fest while this movie had a few gags and iPhone name dropping but thats it. There was no narrator, no fourth wall breaking at all (!), only Nagi and her friend seemed to be remotely remember what the original was like. Normally it’d be a medicore “you know whats going to happen the whole time” kinda story but cause it undermines the basic principles of the material its shit.


You’d think a movie would look better as it has a shorter run time and presumably a proportionally larger budget. Ha. The character design have taken a steep drop in quality and the two TV seasons weren’t exactly lookers in themselves. The non-character stuff was ok I guess but really ruining the look of the characters kill the whole thing.


Same voice actors as before, some degradation seems to have occurred but its similar enough to say its good. Music and stuff is bleh but thats not different than TV.

I watched the first 10 minutes hoping Hinagiku would save the show cause the rest of the cast seems to have been ruined. Sure Hayate, Nagi and Maria are basically the same but when you take away the gags your left with flat characters (sorry Nagi) that have a massive hole. And the characters (re: student council girls) who basically were just one gag and now have that taken away from them.....ugh..... Of course if this was a Hina-service fest I could live with it but they even ruined her, less confidence more shy dere stuff that she was good at subverting before and hell she’s barely in the thing and only gets into some badassery at the very very end.

Don’t watch this. No, even if you LOVE Hayate its not worth it. IF anything if you like the series this is even more of a not recommend.

0.5/10 story
2/10 animation
5/10 sound
0.5/10 characters
1/10 overall