Sentai Filmworks Licenses the First Season of ‘Hayate the Combat Butler’

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Sentai Filmworks has just announced that they have acquired the home video distribution rights to the first season of the harem series Hayate the Combat Butler. Season three, subtitled Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on April 28.

The series follows “Hayate Ayasaki, a good guy who’s down on his luck and desperately trying to alter his fate. One day he runs into a girl named Nagi Sanzenin, and his life is changed forever.”

Keiichiro Kawaguchi directed the adaptation of Kenjiro Hata’s manga series, which has been published in Weekly Shounen Sunday since 2004. The music was composed by Kotaro Nakagawa, who may be known by anime fans for his music in many other works including the popular Code Geass series. Jun Watanabe was the sound director for this season. Masaaki Sakurai was the chief animation direcor, and Osamu Horiuchi was the character designer. Synergy SP handled the animation production for this season.

The 52-episode DVD and Blu-ray box sets will be available on August 18, 2015. On-disc extras will include the textless opening and ending animations.

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