Ling Qi Sa is a student whose parents refused to work for years and who accumulated huge gambling debts. When they suddenly run off, Qi Sa sees himself in a dire situation. He decides to kidnap a rich young woman. A misunderstanding causes him to save her from other kidnappers instead and she hires him as her personal butler.
They are both about a butler, the young mistress he serves and their surroundings of other butlers and young mistresses. The main heroin is studying at a prestigious academy, while her butler is there to assist her.
In Hayate the Combat Butler they are also young masters, while in Mei-chan no Shitsuji the master can only be a girl.