Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (2010)

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Blessed with good looks, Takano Kyohei, a college student, is always suffering from the unreasonable behaviour of customers who want him and the sexual harassment of his store manager. Because of his hot temper, he loses his head on this occasion and is fired from his part-time job. Then one day, the glamorous owner, Ms Nakahara proposes, "I'll give you free board-and-lodging if you can turn my niece, Sunako, into a lady!" read moreKyohei and Toyama Yukinojo, Oda Takenaga and Morii Ranmaru, the other guys living together in the same boarding house, are enthusiastic, but the person who appears before the four of them is a spooky girl whose hair covers her face and who loves horror and vampires. And so, their tumultuous communal life begins.

  • Native title:

    ヤマトナデシコ七変化
  • Also Known as:

    Perfect Girl Evolution; The Wallflower

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palak
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Nov 21, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
(**CONTAINS SPOILERS**)

The most quotable drama so far. So, the landlady tells her four hot tenants to turn her niece into a lady and, in exchange, she would let them stay at the boarding house for free. Kyohei, who has had a troubled and violent life and just lost his job due to his drop-dead georgeous looks, jumps at the opportunity.
Enter Sunako - Her bangs reach her mouth, she wears a read more cloak, sleeps in a coffin, has a science lab mannequin as her best friend, shrieks with joy at the sight of skulls, blood and medieval killing weapons, and whenever she makes eye contact with a person shouts "Briiiiight" and bangs her head over them (mostly Kyohei though).
I love the ending of every episode where Kyohei goes all "ugly Sunako Ugly Sunako Ugly Sunako Ugly Sunako" which makes her enraged and they always end up in a physical fight! :D And I'm glad that, unlike a typical drama, the lead girl didn't have a complete makeover and changed her personality all together. Instead Kyohei fell in love with the Horror girl itself (: And, that the other guys did not fall in love with her. Instead they helped Kyohei realize his feelings.

"What is a Lady? When a woman falls in love with the best man in the world, she becomes a lady."
-Sunako's aunt aka the landlady
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purplenette
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Apr 7, 2013
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As I'm ending this...I really didn't know how to rank this drama. I REALLY enjoyed it. It has all the typical story, but isn't typical at all. It is unusual with a message to love yourself. Everyone has a complex and the trick is to work through it and move forward instead of letting things hold you back. I don't usually like over the top acting, but this was too cute. I read more totally love "goth/horror" girl. I guess her story was about how you should be careful what you say to people because words hurt. There will be at least one character's story that a person can relate to.

I don't even know what to say about the acting. It is over the top, but it is obvious that it is suppose to be. Oomasa Aya is gorgeous...it is kind of funny that her character, Sunako was put down because of looks. I wonder what her voice really sounds like, because it seemed exaggerated. Kamenashi Kazuya's character, Kyohei had just the opposite problem. He is really cute and his acting was the best out of all of them. I liked the other actors too. The little boy is adorable. The guy in the cafe always wears great t-shirts...if you watch this, then you should totally make sure to pay attention to that. :-)

The music is good.

I would probably rewatch this at some point.

I recommend that everyone watch this for the romance, bromance, and deep meaning wrapped in a silly, fun package.
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Four Beautiful guys! One arrogant and stubborn man. Although the storyline is way different you would love Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. The Comedy and love story is brilliant. Both stories tell you about what it means to be rich or poor,having a personality over beauty. It's a most see!
Recommended by bertamus
while the story lines are entirely different, both the female leads are extremely antisocial and try to avoid leaving their homes as much as possible.
both a great watch!
Recommended by thatgirlmegan

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    GetShock 5 days ago

    It's a good adaptation of the manga/anime imo. I love the cast esp Kame, it was a good fun drama to watch. Bit ott and weird at times but that's what I love about Jdramas =)

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    emily235 11 days ago

    My first drama. Ever. And forever my favourite! /cries dramatically

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    Aeris Jul 17, 2014

    I'm watching this again. Everything is great but the little kid Takeru is annoying as hell (and I usually like kid actors :D).

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    duermevela Jun 17, 2014

    Rewatching!

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      twicky Jul 14, 2014

      I'm thinking of rewatching, too. hehe xD

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    Pandora Jun 5, 2014

    Kamenashi Kazuya and me are not very good friends usually, but I don't know, I came to like him in this drama. Well, the plot is a little far-fetched : a women who will come to live with 4 ikemen ... I would like to be real but it isn't right ? But Sunako is hilarious and just for her it's worth it!

    Anyway, it is far-fetched but it is not a big deal because it's why we want to watch it : because it will never happen *laugh*

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    steph_ravita Mar 31, 2014

    This was such a good drama. Light and fun to watch, some great little lessons to learn and you can't deny the eye candy - easily one of the best looking casts in my drama experience (yes, to me, they even beat the Korean F4).
    And even me, the grand lover of all things in a love triangle, found this drama refreshing with all the romances for each of the boys. The ending made me smile :)
    Highly recommended!
    [PS. Busunako, Busunako, BUSUNAKO! Can't get that out of my head!]

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    LittleBozSheep Feb 28, 2014

    First Drama :')
    To think if I hadn't watched the Anime so many years ago I might not have found out about the live-action leading to Dramas.
    Even now after watching loads of dramas I still love this so much :) Only drama I can ever re-watch :D

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    pitachan Jan 8, 2014

    I absolutely love this drama. I wish it had season 2.

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    AmyLovesDramas Jan 1, 2014

    I actually like the drama version more than the anime! It had more romance <3

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    AmyLovesDramas Dec 28, 2013

    Finished rewatching for the 4th time! I rarely rewatch any dramas, but this was so cute and funny that I just HAD to see it over and over again! Definitely love the chemistry between Kame and Oomasa Aya <3 They are so cute together! I love Aya as Sunako-chan! :)

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    muusicluvr Nov 4, 2013

    I'm watching this for the first time, and I love it!

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    trueturquoise Oct 19, 2013

    Watching again for the umpteenth time! One of my faves. :)

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    shineeshawol711 Oct 8, 2013

    I remember watching this for the first time a 3 years ago it blew my mind!!!
    now all i wonder is would it be better as a korean remake?( i think not) i would watch it if they did remake it though.

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    nnss813 Sep 12, 2013

    My first Japanese drama and I loved it!! Love the manga too.

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    Paty Aug 25, 2013

    I watched and it's ok if you have the time watch it :D

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

    Jan 15, 2010 to Mar 19, 2010
  • Network:

    TBS
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 8,199 users)
  • Ranked:

    #771
  • Popularity:

    #148

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