Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge (The Wallflower)
Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge is a manga adaptation originally written by Tomoko Hayakawa.
tried to watch Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge twice. The second time I succeeded. The different between the two times? Well the first time was after watching Ouran Host Club and these two animes are often recommended together despite the female leads being exceptionally different to each other. Why? Well the story revolves around beautiful boys and a unladylike girl. Other than that, I’m not personally sure why. Though both are excellent anime. I do like this anime, despite the fact I didn’t finish it the first time around. I think exams got in the way the first time.
As previously mentioned, the story is about beautiful boys and an unladylike girl. In Ouran, Haruhi is a cross dresser. In Yamato Nadeshiko, our leading lady is a recluse. Having been told by her middle school crush that she was ugly, Nakahara Sunako gave up being a lady. Instead becoming obsessed with the occult and horror films. Not to mention looking like the girl from the ring, Sunako is infamous for scaring everyone. Her room is full of scary items, including a skeleton and an anatomical model who serves as Sunako’s best ‘friend’
For various reasons Sunako moves into her aunts mansion. Currently living in the mansion are four beautiful boys for for various reasons can’t live at home so Sunako’s aunt as collected them effiectly. With their own quirks, Sunako’s aunt makes a deal with them. If they can master the task of turning Sunako into a lady in one month, they don’t have to pay rent. But if they fail, they have to pay threetimes as much. They agree, not having met Sunako. From the moment they met her, it soon becomes pretty clear, this is an impossible task.
Sunako is reluctant to enter the world of light. In face because she has locked herself away for so many years, she lets nosebleeds whether she is confronted by the boys. Sunako’s character is an interesting one because she is pretty much the anti shoujo girl in many ways and yet still one. She has been hurt by boys and wants nothing to do with him. She is stubborn and fights viciously to not go along with the schemes that the boys come up with to make money. Sunako is also surprising sensible. She is smart and can cook. She also is very self aware. She knows she scares people, she even won’t her father in her room because he’s scared of the occult.
This anime is enjoyable, watching as the boys try to make Sunako become a lady though blackmail and bribes. Not to mention all the stuff that occurs when a not so pretty girl lives which 4 stunning boys who have their own fanclubs. Honestly my biggest problem with this anime is the style. Sunako’s fine, there is visible differences between when she is not trying and when she is in beauty mode. But the boys. The boys are drawn weirdly to me. They are stylize and I understand that it is anime but the boys look more like girls than most of the girls do. Plus they aren’t that attractive to me. They are sweet though and have there own problems to add to the story.
So Silver. Its a good story if you can over look the art style.