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Hayate the Combat Butler Creator Kenjirou Hata Teases New Manga Series in 2017

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hata now drawing Hayate's last arc, Ad Astra per Aspera series

Manga creator Kenjirō Hata wrote in the first 2017 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine on Wednesday that he wants to start a new series next year. A reader asked Shonen Sunday's manga creators what they would like to try out in 2017, and Hata answered, "New series."

Hata resumed his Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku!) manga in the magazine on November 16 after a short hiatus. The manga is now in its final arc. Hata is also launched the Ad Astra per Aspera manga series in the same magazine in September 2015.

Hata launched the Hayate the Combat Butler manga in Shonen Sunday in 2004. Shogakukan published the manga's 49th compiled book volume (seen right) on October 18. Viz Media published the manga's 28th volume in North America on September 13. The manga has inspired four television anime seasons in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2013, as well as a three-episode OVA in 2014. It also inspired the Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth anime film in 2011. Synergy SP animated the first television anime season, while J.C. Staff animated the second. Now-defunct studio Manglobe animated the third and fourth seasons, as well as the OVA and anime film.

Crunchyroll streamed all four series. Bandai Entertainment licensed the first series and released it on DVD in 2009. Sentai Filmworks licensed all four seasons and the film, and released all of them throughout 2015.

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