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Hayate the combat builder. 1 / [story and art by] Kenjiro Hata ; [English adaptation: Mark Giambruno ; translation: Yuki Yoskoka & Cindy H. Yamauchi].

Hata, Kenjirō, 1975- (Author). Giambruno, Mark, 1957- (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 1421508516
  • ISBN: 9781421508511
  • Physical Description: 182 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2006.

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General Note:
First published in by Shogakukan Inc. in Japan as "Hayate no Gogoku".
"New and adapted artwork and text"--P. facing t.p.
Summary, etc.:
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....
Target Audience Note:
Rated T+ for older teen.
Subject: Young adults.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Japan > Translations into English.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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