Hayate the Combat Butler Part 1

Directed By: Keiichiro Kawaguchi

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Infinity Resources Inc
SKU 211092974
UPC 669198804359
UPC 14 00669198804359
Format DVD
Release Date 7/21/2009
Keywords
Action
Animation
Anime
Kidnapping
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Editors Note
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.
Directors
Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Actors
Name Hayate The Combat Bu
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Synergy Japan - Animation Producer
Kenjiro Hata - Source Writer
Keiichiro Kawaguchi - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 80435
UPC 00669198804359
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 175 minutes
Color Color
Reviews
ReviewSource Anime-Planet.com
Review 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.
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ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Hayate The Combat Bu
Label Bandai Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Reviews.MiniTokyo.net ...nonstop half hour of fun...
Theron Martin, AnimeNewsNetwork.com Hayate the Combat Butler won't make you think much but will make you laugh a lot.
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