Ladies vs. Butlers is the latest light novel to get the anime treatment, and when it comes out in January, you should have a good idea of what to expect just from the title. But hey - the last anime that combined the master/servant dynamic with high school was Hayate no Gotoku!, and that one turned out great. So let's take a slightly deeper look at what Ladies vs. Butlers (AKA LadyBut in Japanese, I kid you not) has to offer other than characters wearing fetishized servant outfits and rich girls acting high and mighty and strangely lovable.
Originally published by Dengeki Books in 2006, Ladies vs. Butlers is the heartwarming story of Hino Akiharu, a boy who manages to pass the entrance exams for one of the most elite academies around with a twist - it's a butler training program. However, because of his intimidating looks - he's the picture of the Japanese delinquent, from his bleached hair to the three safety pins he wears as earrings the student population, made up mostly of the daughters of the wealthy and powerful, shuns him.
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