Crunchyroll to Stream Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You

posted on 2012-09-28 11:55 EDT
New Hayate no Gotoku! anime to premiere on October 3; XBox Live app announced

The media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You) television anime series starting on October 3 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The company will stream the series in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and the South Pacific. It also announced that it will release a streaming app in 30 territories for Microsoft's Xbox Live service at an unspecified date.

The upcoming anime will tell a new story that is original to the anime and not directly based on existing material from Kenjirou Hata's original manga. However, Hata personally created the story concepts for the new anime.

The anime features the return of the following voice cast members:

  • Ryoko Shiraishi as Hayate Ayasaki
  • Rie Kugimiya as Nagi Sanzenin 
  • Rie Tanaka as Maria 
  • Shizuka Itou as Hinagiku Katsura 
  • Mikako Takahashi as Ayumu Nishizawa 
  • Ayumi Fujimura as Chiharu Harukaze
  • Haruka Yamazaki as Ruka Suirenji

The main staff members will include:

  • Director, character designer: Masashi Kudo
  • Series director: Yooichi Ueda
  • Original series concept: Kenjirou Hata
  • Series script editor: Rie Koshika
  • Sound director: Toshiki Kameyama
  • Music: Wataru Maeguchi

The studio Manglobe will return to produce the anime. The musical act Eyelis will perform the opening theme song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," while Yamazaki will perform the ending song "Koi no Wana" (Love Trap) as her character Ruka.

Crunchyroll is also streaming the first Hayate the Combat Butler! television anime (2007-2008) and its Hayate the Combat Butler!! follow-up (2009).

Update: More background information added.

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