Hata commented on his new manga, "Right now, I read it and it seems interesting, but when everyone else has read it — if they think it is interesting then... I'd be happy."
Hata launched Hayate the Combat Butler in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2004, and ended it on April 19. Shogakukan published the final two compiled volumes, the 51st and 52nd, in limited editions with side stories.
Crunchyroll streamed all four series. Bandai Entertainment licensed the first series and released it on DVD in 2009. Sentai Filmworks licensed all four seasons and the film, and released all of them throughout 2015.