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Live-Action Hayate, VitaminX Anime Promos Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Taiwanese Hayate the Combat Butler show debuts in June; 1st VitaminX Addiction in July

Formosa TV's official channel on the YouTube website began streaming a 21-second promotional video for the Taiwanese live-action series adaptation of Kenjirō Hata's Hayate the Combat Butler manga on Monday. The television series will premiere on June 19 at 9:40 p.m.

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 huge debt. In the re-imagined live-action version, 21-year-old Korean actress Shin-Hye Park will play Nagi, while 28-year-old George Hu will play Hayate himself.

The official website of the VitaminX Addiction original anime DVD project began streaming the second 96-second promotional video on Thursday. Unlike the previous video, this new one contains actual animated footage. The anime adapts HuneX/D3 Publisher's VitaminX dating simulation game for female players. The anime will ship on three monthly 25-minute DVDs starting on July 15.

The story is set at Seitei Gakuen, an elite private academy that teaches every level from kindergarten until college in Tokyo. A new female teacher named Yūri Minami is starting her second year of teaching here, and she is now moving up from teaching middle school students to the assignment she had sought after: grammar for high school students. Unfortunately, she gets assigned to "Class X," an infamous group of seniors; it is said that all of their previous teachers have retired due to ulcers or neurosis. Minami must try to reach out to these students and get them into college.

[Via Yaraon!, Saishin Anime Jōhō]

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