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Hayate's Hata Confirms New Anime Is Not 3rd Season (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo

Kenjirō Hata, the creator of the Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku!) manga, confirmed on Wednesday that the upcoming new television anime is not the third season of the previous anime. He emphasized, just like Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is doing this week, that it is a "new Hayate the Combat Butler."

Although he acknowledged that he cannot say much about the new anime yet, Hata did say that the new anime is being produced with feedback received from working on the Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth film. He added that he is not just "the original creator" of the new anime, but he is also involved as one of the staff members.

The new anime will premiere this fall. The Comic Natalie website posted the color first page of the latest Hayate the Combat Butler manga installment on Wednesday, and Hata included a thumbnail of the image in his latest "Manga Creator Backstage" post on the same day. However, the color illustration is not the promotional image for the anime.

Thanks to mad mac for the news tip.

Update: A teaser website has opened. Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

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