The Combat Butler : v. 1 Paperback
by Kenjiro Hata
Illustrated by Kenjiro Hata
Part of the Hayate series
Since the tender age of nine, Hayate Ayasaki has busted his behind at various part-time jobs to support his degenerate gambler parents. And how do they repay their son's selfless generosity?
By selling his organs to the yakuza to cover their debts!
But fate throws Hayate a bone...sort of. Hardworking Hayate has a plan to pay back the yakuza - who are now the legal owners of his body parts: he'll kidnap someone and ransom them for a mountain of money!
But things get tricky when his would-be kidnappee - who as luck would have it is the daughter of a mind-bogglingly wealthy family - mistakes Hayate's actions for a confession of love, and subsequently hires him to be her personal servant.
At least his employment future is secure, or so he thinks...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, chiefly Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 24/02/2007
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421508511
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Review by TPauSilver
Lighthearted and fun. I love the way this manga is self-referential and also parodies other manga. I think Hayate is actually a gundam. Will be investing in the next volume.
Review by Dennis383
Light entertainment, with a downon his luck teen, who rescues a rich girl from kidnappers and is rewarded with a job as her butler (he has to work 40 years to pay off the money his new mistress had to pay to Yakuza gangsters since his parents had gotten deeply into debt gambling and had more-or-less sold his organs to pay their debts). Now he's working as a butler for a younger girl who mistook his actions at their first meeting as a declaration of love. Her other maid, more level-headed provides some normalcy, and some sexual tension while an older servant provides some occasional stability and a pet tiger provides, I don't know, more comic relief? It ain't Proust.