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Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi     Starring: Hayate The Combat Bu
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Format: DVD
Sku: 211092974
UPC: 669198804359
UPC 14: 00669198804359
Category Keywords: Action  Animation  Anime  Kidnapping  Scams And Cons
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Hayate Ayasaki never had a pleasant childhood. He's always had to work part-time jobs to support himself and his lazy, unemployed parents who gamble and fritter away all his hard-earned money. And now, they took out a 156,804,000 yen loan and abandoned Hayate to pay it off.

On a fateful Christmas Eve night, Hayate meets Nagi Sanzenin, the sole heir to the vast Sanzenin fortune and through a misunderstood confession and bizarre turn of events, Hayate is hired as Nagi's butler to work off his debt. Hayate quickly learns that the truly rich don't live the same way as normal people.

"...nonstop half hour of fun...
"Hayate the Combat Butler won't make you think much but will make you laugh a lot.  Theron Martin,

Editor's Note
When his parents leave Hayate with enormous debt, he takes a job as a butler to dig himself out of his financial hole. But Hayate?s new gig is going to involve more than just opening doors and polishing silver when he has to protect his beautiful employer, Nagi, from the scoundrels fiending after the family fortune. This collection presents the first volume of episode from the anime series based on the manga by Kenjiro Hata.


Video Features DVD

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Infinity Resources Inc
Video Release Date Release Date: 7/21/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 175 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 80435
Video UPC UPC: 00669198804359
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Synergy Japan - Animation Producer
Video Cast Info Kenjiro Hata - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Keiichiro Kawaguchi - Director

Professional Reviews 7 of 10
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 overarching plot or satisfying character development will ultimately be disappointed...If you're still here, great! Anyone that doesn't mind the prospect of watching 52 episodes of plot-free episodic comedy could do a lot worse than Hayate the Combat Butler! Moreover, even those normally adverse to "frozen in time" series may find this a welcome exception...The anime simply couldn't work without Nagi and Hayate, the anime's leads. Both characters are slight tweaks of existing archetypes, but are unique enough to still feel fresh and likable. Hayate gets plenty of laughs from being a mild-mannered guy with a "poor face" that also happens to be a shounen superhero, while Nagi is adorable as an introvert who hides embarrassment with bouts of rage. The interplay between the two provides plenty of humorous material, but also gets the audience personally invested in the show...Hayate the Combat Butler! is worthy of a recommendation: a conditional one, but a recommendation all the same. The lack of plot will prevent many from enjoying the series, but others - especially fans of parody - will eat it up for its fantastic characters and unusually funny comedy.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hayate The Combat Bu
Product attributeLabel:   Bandai Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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