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Drama Review : The Wallflower (Potential Spoiler)


Japanese Drama Review : The Wallflower

Based on Manga of the same title written by Tomoko Hayakawa

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Rating : 4/5 stars  =  Recommended Watching!

Alternate Titles : The Wallflower, Perfect Girl Evolution, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama

Episodes : 10

Year : 2010

Cast :

Synopsis :

Takano Kyohei is a handsome but bad-tempered university student who is always ready for a fight. Toyama Yukinojo possesses a cuteness that can be mistaken for a girl. The cool-headed Oda Takenaga excels in academics and sports. And the princely Mori Ranmaru loves females. Accept a proposal from the female owner of the house where they are lodging at for free lodging if they are able to transform her niece into a proper and desirable Japanese lady. Her niece, Nakahara Sunako, lives in a gloomy and solitary world because of an inferior complex about her looks.

[It’s a personal review, not a professional critique. And I also try to give as less spoiler as possible]

Review :

For a drama that based on a very comical manga, The Wallflower exceeded my expectation.

To tell you honestly, I wasn’t so happy with the cast. I know these people are popular and all, but I didn’t think they would be suitable for the characters of the manga. And they also added 2 more main cast that make me worried if that would destroy the charm of the story. But I watched it anyway coz it’s from my favorite manga and anime.

And I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

I don’t know about others, but I prefer that the drama doesn’t wholly follow what was written in the book or manga. It gives off different feelings. And I like it. If it’s exactly the same, then what’s the point of watching what you already read? It’s too predictable!

[But on the other hand, with the anime, I’d prefer that it followed the manga. Because my perception of Anime is Animated Manga LOL.]

Unlike the manga version, the drama leaned more towards the “melo-drama” than the “comical”. And they also change a lot of the plot line while remain the over-all core concept. I like how they made this contradiction changes so smoothly that I don’t feel annoyed while watching.

Damn! It’s so hard to write a review while trying not to spoil everything!

Okay, let’s say this drama is worth watching. There are everything you need from Comedy, Action, Romance to Melodrama. If you have 1-2 days off, you might want to try it out. And even if you’re a Manga/Anime fan like me, you won’t be disappointed.

These actors and actresses were nominated for Best Performance Award. So that can guarantee the quality of the drama at a level 😉

So for my opinion, I’m give them 4 out of 5 stars  (1 star is lacked due to the unnecessary unrealistic addition). But it’s still recommended watching! 😀

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Note: This review was supposed to be posted like… a month ago. But I was so lazy to finish it. So sorry for the delay.

You can watch it at www.dramacrazy.net with subs.

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8 responses

  1. am92189

    wow… you like wallflower too…
    this is one of my fave animes…
    got to watch this one…
    thanks for the review…

    April 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm

  2. YAMATO MADESHEKO IS SO BEAUTIFUL MANGGA!!!!

    September 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    • AGREED!!!

      Waiting for the new volume to come out now 😀

      September 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm

  3. hey…i i like this story!!!!
    actually i’m like sunako….hehehe
    but i love it…..
    i wish i’m one of a cast!!

    October 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

  4. noi

    i really love tegoshi yuya here. he’s such a cutie~ and i love his voice very much. x3 and i’m sorry kame-fans, i still can’t stand how he was sooo kimutaku (his expression, his acting, his character). =,=’
    but overall, i agree with you, it’s an enjoyable drama.

    December 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

  5. from the start sinusubaybayan q na yan movie nio.,haha super ganda,.,,hehe,.isa aq sa fan niooo,.,,,,,,

    December 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

    • Sorry, I do not understand any other languages besides English and Thai. >_< So really don't understand your comment…

      Hope you enjoy the drama and the review though ^^

      December 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      • princess

        yes.. that movie is so beautiful,,,and super like
        ..i hope other could watch that

        January 27, 2013 at 12:34 pm

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