Dec 3, 2010

The Wallflower? - Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (Japan Drama)

Its a 2009/2010 Japan drama that i watch it after i finished watching you're beautiful. Because on that time its been ranking in 1st place of popular drama in Dramacrazy.net. first off, i think this story not as good as you comparing with the manga and anime with the same title.

But i like the lead actor Kazuya Kamenshi (Leader of KAT-TUN) Jpop group. I use to watch other drama and his movie. For me he really cool guy and good in acting like miura haruma. This drama a bit weird for those who never read the manga and its Romance fantasy drama.

Drama Review

The Wallflower is about a girl who was called "ugly" by a boy, the first and only person to whom she confessed her love. This incident sparks a life change, and as a result Sunako shuns all forms of beauty, both in herself as well as in life. Concerned by her change for the worst, Sunako's aunt, the owner of a beautiful mansion where four very handsome students live that are Kyouhei Takano, Takenaga Oda, Yukinojo Toyama, and Ranmaru Morii. She offers the guys free rent in her mansion if they can turn Sunako into a "perfect lady" (referred to in Japan as the titular Yamato Nadeshiko).

While the four of them manage to make Sunako physically beautiful enough to become a lady, the problem lies with her attitude and interests (which Sunako has no intention of changing). Up until the most recent release in the story, they've managed to convince Sunako's aunt that her niece is indeed a lady befitting the mansion in which they live (and prevent the rent from skyrocketing to triple the required amount). However, in reality, Sunako has not changed considerably. Sunako is a masochist that like creepy and horror thing. She can't face a person without hiding in her big cloth robe and don't like a sunlight.

In the change process to make Sunako a perfect lady, Kyouhei starting to fall in love with Sunako.


Sunako Nakahara

Voiced by: Yukiko Takaguchi (Japanese), Hannah Alcorn (English), Live-Action: Aya Ōmasa

The female lead, Sunako locked herself away and chose to live without any desire for light or beauty after a traumatic experience where she was rejected by her first love. Sunako is a lover of solitude, gory movies, anatomical dolls and objects that reflect the "ugly" side of life as she puts it; her interests resulted in her distorted view of reality and isolation contributed to her low self-esteem.She is intelligent, talented in numerous areas, particularly cooking, and is an exceptionally strong fighter. However, by living with Kyouhei and the other boys, she gradually interacts with other people and slowly sheds her anti-social tendencies. She has especially mixed feelings about Kyouhei and as the storyline progresses, their relationship becomes more solid and intimate.Kyouhei Takano

Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (Japanese), Josh Grelle (English), Live-Action: Kazuya Kamenashi

The most popular and physically attractive of the foursome, Kyouhei is initially seen as selfish, blunt, demanding, and having no inclination to be gentle towards Sunako unless it will reduce rent. Kyouhei's unnaturally good looks resulted in a history of unfortunate experiences: he is unable to hold a job because he prone to being sexually harassed and he left his hometown because his family was unable to take the strain of his fans constantly harassing and mobbing them. Because of these experiences, he is able to empathesize with Sunako best; he develops a solid relationship with her and protects her when she needs him to. However, his own unresolved feelings for her mean that he is unafraid to take advantage of her weaknesses or provoke her rage. Kyouhei enjoys fighting and loves to eat, especially Sunako's cooking. Strawberries and fried shrimp are his favorite foods.Takenaga Oda (織田 武長 Oda Takenaga?)

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English), Live-Action: Hiroki Uchi

A serious and intelligent young man from a wealthy family of ikebana masters. Takenaga is usually the voice of reason amongst the foursome and the least fazed by Sunako's morbid habits. However, he is emotionally reserved as a result of extreme pressure as his family's heir; as a result, Takenaga is too shy to express his feelings towards his girlfriend, Noi. As the manga progresses, he becomes more social and open about himself.Yukinojo "Yuki" Toyama

Voiced by: Yuuya Yamaguchi (Japanese), Greg Ayres (English), Live-Action: Yuya Tegoshi

A gentle and kind boy who is devoted to his friends, Yuki comes from an ordinary family to board with the Landlady, who is a friend of his mother's. He is the most innocent and easily frightened of the four, especially in regards to entering Sunako's room. Because of his effeminate features, he is often reluctantly forced to dress up like a girl, which has led to self-esteem issues.Ranmaru Morii

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), Chris Patton (English), Live-Action: Shuntaro Miyao

Ranmaru is a notorious playboy who is the only son of a wealthy family of hotel chain owners. He is extroverted, confident, and a self-professed expert of love and women, having dated many older married women. However, he has a good heart and cares for his friends and is the most active in the goal towards making Sunako into an ideal lady. He is later engaged to a reserved and sheltered girl, whose unusual attitude towards him creates mixed feelings and makes him unsure of his playboy ways.

Here is the link for the Online Live Drama :-

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

For the manga here the link :-

Manga - Yamatonadeshiko Shichihenge

Here the link who wish to watch the anime :-

Anime - Yamato nadeshiko shichi henge


  1. Guess i'll try to catch the anime series! :)

  2. I love what you wrote about the drama:D im a nerd of reading the wallflower manga since 9th grade, so one time it came up that the drama was based on that manga....I loved how you described it... I have only watch one part of the wallflower anime :D I love all the character in the manga :D


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