NBC Universal Japan announced in October that the first and second seasons of Hayate the Combat Butler will be getting new Blu-ray boxes with a surprisingly quick release plan for them by the end of this year. But that’s now been thrown out the window after two months of taking preorders for it as no more preorders are being taken and NBC Universal Japan has changed the release date to 12/31/2049; which is the current way of listing something that’s being delayed indefinitely. No reason for the delay has been revealed.
As originally solicited, the first season set, clocking in at 1833 minutes, will be spread across twelve discs and retail for 48,000 yen. The second season set will have 705 minutes spread across six discs and retail for 25,000 yen. The discs for each are single sided/dual layer while the audio is being listed as PCM stereo. No extras or packaging information is available at this time as it’s just solicited.
Sentai Filmworks has been releasing the series in North America in season sets on DVD and Blu-ray.
Plot concept: Could Hayate Ayasaki’s life get any unluckier? As if it wasn’t bad enough that he’s had to work constantly in order to support his good-for-nothing parents, now he’s lost his job for being underage and Mom and Pop have cashed in their cash cow by selling him to the Yakuza. For Christmas! Desperate to pay off the 156,804,000 yen debt before he’s converted into black market organ parts, Hayate strikes on the idea of kidnapping oddball heiress Nagi Sanzenin. Unbelievably, however, even that goes wrong and not only does he end up not kidnapping her, he rescues her from other kidnappers. (Apparently this happens to her all the time.) But maybe, just maybe, there might be a tiny, dim light at the end of the very dark tunnel of Hayate’s existence, and the skills that Hayate’s had to develop to stay alive will pay off. Because Nagi needs a butler/bodyguard and Hayate could just fit the bill. Assuming he can survive the on-the-job training, of course. Fate can be a harsh mistress, but Hayate may have just signed up with an even harsher one as the epic comedy series begins in HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER!
[Source: Hayate no Gotoku! BD-Boxes]