Hayate the Combat Butler will be premiering on Thursday, 11 June 2009 on Animax and will be aired weekdays at 6pm.
Hayate Ayasaki is a sixteen-year-old boy who has taken on many jobs since young to support his parents’ gambling habits. In a desperate attempt to pay off mounting debts, his parents resort to selling Hayate’s organs to the yakuza (Japanese mafia) and then abandoning him.
To escape his fate, Hayate has to pay the yakuza and decides that kidnapping is the way to go. Stumbling upon Nagi Sanzenin, the sole heir to an incredibly rich family, Hayate decides to capture her for ransom.
By an amusing twist, Nagi misunderstands Hayate’s demand to take her away as a confession of love and she falls in love with him. Things complicate as Hayate saves Nagi from another group of kidnappers and she hires him as her personal butler and bodyguard out of gratitude and love. At least Hayate’s employment future is secure, or so he thinks…
More Hayate the Combat Butler images after the break.