Hayate the Combat Butler Gets 3 New Original Video Anime
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 16th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a new series of original video animation (OVA) episodes adapting Kenjirō Hata's Hayate the Combat Butler! (Hayate no Gotoku!) manga has been green-lit. This is the second project to celebrate the 10 years of the manga's serialization.
The new OVAs will adapt various stories from the original manga that have not yet been adapted into anime. The three episodes will be bundled in three separate limited-edition volumes of the manga. The first new OVA will come with the 41st manga volume that will ship in Japan on June 18.
Kenjirō Hata's original manga already inspired the first Hayate the Combat Butler! television anime (2007-2008) and its Hayate the Combat Butler!! follow-up (2009). The Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Hayate no Gotoku! Can't Take My Eyes Off You) television anime aired in 2012, and the Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties television anime aired last year.