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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Jeaniessi
27 of 37 people found this review helpful
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Jan 31, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is a drama with not a lot of sticking power. That does not mean I didn’t like it. It has some really good episodes but overall it didn’t leave me with that joyful feeling of watching something great. It didn’t leave me feeling a little sad it was over.

The writing was uneven. There was a fun supernatural element along with the premise of 4 flower boys living read more in a mansion and charged with turning a goth girl into a lady. The friendships were portrayed nicely and the love story was cute. Some episodes were good. But some were just bad. The last one left me cold, with a twist I did not like.

The acting was uneven. Some gave pretty good performances. Kamenashi Kazua was a standout. But he’s been pretty good in the three dramas I have seen. Oomasa Aya was good as the girl who loves blood and skulls and death. The others were a little choppy but I got passed it because I liked the friendship between the four boys.

I think I have seen too many really stellar dramas to fall in love with this one. But having mentioned the negative things let me mention a few things that I liked: I loved the relationship development between Kyohei and Sunako. They truly had some very funny moments together and some very touching and cute ones as well. I liked how fast he came to accept her even if he took a long time to sort out his feelings. Sunako truly had some fun/funny personality quirks. The dynamic of friendships in the house between everyone was enjoyable and kept me watching until the end. I loved that house! I want it!

The music was forgettable except for one little detail: The bar/café they frequent has a very fun detail, almost easter egg to watch for. I’m not going to spoil it here but watch closely. Once you figure it out…It’s very fun to keep your eye out for.

The rewatch value is low for me. I probably won’t watch this again.
This is a cute drama…it has it’s value and it’s place. If you like supernatural elements in dramas and a cute love story, this is one drama you may like.
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EPluribusModem
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Sep 25, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I read the manga that the story line for this drama is based on about 6 years ago. I immediately connected with Sunako, since like her, I was picked on a lot in high school.

Going into the drama I was a little hesitant, since the manga had such strong characterization of Sunako's fear of the "bright" people. I thought that the acting was phenomenal and truly paid homage to the manga. read more Also I was impressed with the time that the drama was able to give to all of the guys she lives with. I was worried that they were going to focus on Kyohei primarily, but they managed to really define and dimensionalize the other three guys.

Overall a really great drama, whether you were a fan of the manga, or just picked on in high school. The message of strength isn't constantly rubbed in your face, but it is omnipresent and leaves the viewer motivated to find their own, unique inner strength.
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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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    Aeris 6 days ago

    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 8 days ago

      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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    Mcrew05 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

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    realdeal Aug 20, 2013

    if your a guy stay away from this...

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    AmyLovesDramas Aug 4, 2013

    Just re-watched this! Soooo cute! <3

Details

  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    10
  • Aired:

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

    TBS
  • Duration:

    45 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 8,083 users)
  • Ranked:

    #752
  • Popularity:

    #146

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