The first promotional video of Manglobe’s new anime series Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You has been released. The series will take a different direction to the original anime and will not be directly based on the manga by Kenjirou Hata. However, Hata has created the story concepts for the new anime.
The anime will feature a returning voice cast, starring Ryoko Shiraishi as Hayate Ayasaki and Rie Kugimiya as Nagi Sanzenin. The series will be directed by Masashi Kudo.
The anime follows Hayate Ayasaki, who kidnaps the daughter of a wealthy couple for ransom in order to settle his parent’s gambling debts. Misunderstanding the situation, Nagi Sanzenin believes Hayate is confessing his love and she falls for him. When Hayate saves her from other kidnappers, Nagi hires him as her butler to help him settle his debts and keep him close to hand.
The anime will start in October.