Hayate the Combat Butler Gets New Anime Green-Lit
Announced in "99th volume" of Kenjirou Hata's manga, distributed at Saturday's film screenings
The "99th volume" of Kenjirou Hata's Hayate the Combat Butler manga announced on Saturday that production on a new anime has been green-lit. The manga volume is being distributed for free at the paired screenings of the Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth film and the Mahō Sensei Negima! Anime Final film.
The original manga — and the two television anime series it inspired — follow a boy named Hayate who serves as a butler, bodyguard, confidante, and more to a girl named Nagi to pay off a 156,804,000-yen (about US$2-million) debt.
Takashi Kumagai, Shogakukan's editor in charge of the Hayate the Combat Butler manga, had revealed in a January interview that the next step after the Hayate film was already being planned. Hata himself had posted on his Twitter account (in English) in April, "The third season : after the movie of the summer of this year. Please wait in expectancy!" (ANN)