Hayate the Combat Butler (GN 1)
Title: Hayate the Combat Butler
Volume: GN 1
Distributor: Viz Media
Release date: 2006-11-21
Suggested retail price: $9.99
Age rating: 13+
Hayate Ayasaki is a 16-year-old boy who has been supporting himself since childhood by working a variety of part-time jobs. His parents, on the other hand, are degenerate gamblers who don't work at all and generate 150 million yen in debt. To pay this debt, Hayate's parents sell him as an organ donor to the yakuza - an idea Hayate isn't too crazy about, so he decides to kidnap someone and ransom them for 150 million yen.
The girl he attempts to kidnap, though, misinterprets Hayate's intentions, and thinks that he is confessing his love for her. The girl, Negi Sanzenin, turns out to be the only daughter of a super wealthy family. Negi buys Hayate from the yakuza and to pay her back, Hayate agrees to be her butler. And, at his current salary, it will take him 40 years to pay Negi back!
Story and art by Kenjiro Hata.
(added on 2006-04-29)
- Reviewed by Theron Martin (December 4, 2006)
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