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Bandai Entertainment Adds Hayate Anime, TokiKake Manga

posted on by Egan Loo

The North American distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it has acquired the Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku!) anime and Ranmaru Kotone's manga adaptation of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (TokiKake) film.

Synergy SP adapted Kenjirō Hata's Hayate the Combat Butler comedy manga as a 52-episode anime television series that aired in Japan from April of 2007 to last March. The story follows a boy named Hayate who serves as a butler, bodyguard, confidante, and more to a girl named Nagi to pay off a 156,804,000-yen (about US$1.4-million) debt.

Kotone's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time manga adapts Mamoru Hosoda's award-winning film of a girl who discovers she can time-leap — time-travel, and uses her ability during her everyday life. Kotone's manga is different from Gaku Tsugano's manga that was licensed by CMX; Kotone's manga adapts the recent anime film, whereas Tsugano's manga adapts Yasutaka Tsutsui's original novel.

Update: More details about both titles added.

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