A very fun, unique and sweet harem anime and manga.
Hayate is one of my most favorite anime of all time. It's not a masterpiece by any means but it's not supposed to be; however, it's not [[So O Kit
'saverage]] because not only is it very original in it's concept and story, not only can it be gut bustingly funny but it actually pulls of the dynamic and relationships between the characters very, very well. Unlike other romantic comedies, none of the heroines abuses the male lead. Sure, they may get mad at him once in while for doing something that upsets them but they treat him well most of the time and almost all of them love him alot. The male lead himself, an utter 
is very fun and interesting because his status as a Marty Stu is not only parodied but actually deconstructed and played with in a lot of different ways, giving the story not only a funny side but a lot of great drama and sweet moments.
Speaking of sweet moments, as I said, Hayate is very unique amongst many harem anime because it subverts, averts or deconstructs alot of harem tropes: it does not have any ''abusive girls who are always hitting the male lead for the smallest of reasons''
and all the characters, each and everyone of them (well, except Fumi whom I HATE) are all likable and have great chemistry with each other. They're all beleivable, relatable and fun which is so strange given that this is supposed to be a widget series and yet it has sweeter moments than most harem out there.
For it's flaws, Hayate really doesn't have that many. Ok, so I don't beleive that the story with it's almost 400 chapters has taken place in the span of only six months with all that happened and season 1 did have the padding after 20 or so episodes. Thing is, I'm not complaining about the padding, I'm more complaining about the fact that it isn't canon. Hayate is one of those rare anime where the filler isn't bad at all and a few episodes were really heartwarming although season 2 and the rest of the manga more than made up for none of the filler being canon.
All in all, it's highly recommended if you're a harem fan but is sick of the tired old formula and want something new and weet to watch or read. I's really the happiest anime and manga I have ever read and really deserves to be recognized. I give it an 8.5 out of 10 for being very, very good.