So ever since You’re Beautiful, I’ve been looking for another drama to cover. I generally don’t like Korean dramas cos I find them a bit draggy D; and recently there hasn’t been any that I’ve been tempted to watch, let alone care enough about to cover XD But then I found this drama :D! It’s based on the Japanese manga called Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, which loosely translates to “Perfect Girl Evolution”.
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!” Kyohei 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..
It’s nothing mind-blowing or thought provoking, just a fun drama to pass the time with :D Oh, and the actors are really cute (Yes, I like JE boys xP).
I did the reality index for YB, so this time, I wanted to try something new…so I came up with this. Each week, I’ll screencap what I think are the most important parts of the show and will present them in a post along with my own comments. If you don’t have time to watch the show, you can just read this post, but if you do watch the show, you can use this post as a quick revision guide and spazz with me :D
Warning, this post is VERY image heavy (around 65 caps in total). But I’ve tried to make them all fairly small, so hopefully it won’t kill anyone’s net :D
So the story starts with Kame stumbling around in the snow…for what reason, we don’t know just yet…
It cuts to angry, clenched hands doing the dishes :O
AND THEY’RE KAME’S HANDS. Turns out he’s working part-time at a restaurant and is constantly sexually harassed by his boss and the little, female highschoolers who squeal over his good looks.
Kame gets fed up with girl-squealing! Kame smashes their table! KAME GETS FIRED :O!
But as he walks out of the restaurant, we see a person behind the window snapping pictures of him :O! FOR WHAT REASON? WE DON’T KNOW. BUT WE WILL KNOW IF WE KEEP READING!
We get shown a big, expensive looking house/castle. Who owns this?
HE DOES :D But why does such a small boy own such a big house? What does Kame have to do with this house? And more importantly, WHY ARE KAME’S EYEBROWS SO THIN?! Read on, my friends, and you will find out. Well, I don’t think they give a explanation for Kame’s eyebrows, but everything else will be revealed :D
Like all good asian dramas, our story begins in a crowded highschool.
Kyouhei – the boy that every girl in school chases after with flowers and chocolate. He’s convinced that no one really likes him for his personality as his personality kinda sucks, and that they’re all just in it for his looks. I’m more used to calling him by his real name (Kamenashi/Kame) so that’s what I’ll be using :)
Kyohei’s roommate: Takenaga. Voted as the boy people would most like to spy on taking a bath. I’m used to calling him by his real name, too (Uchi) so that’s what I’ll be using from now on.
Kyohei and Tenaga’s roommate: Yuki (real name: Tegoshi). Cuter than puppies, this boy smiles like the sun and likes to help old people cross the street :)
Voted as the boy people would most like to sleep with. No, not in the dodgy sense, people want to sleep NEXT to him.
The last roommate: Ranmaru – the sweet-talking Casanova
And of course, just like in real life, all four flawless/perfect/stunning boys just happen to share a huge castle-like house (with the 5 year old owner).
But this is the real owner of the house! A rich, widowed lady (and mother to the 5 year old kid). She spends most of her time in her private jet, chasing after rich billionaires. BUT, the rich lady has a task for them! She wants the four boys to turn her introverted niece into a ~~lady~~ or they have to move out of her castle/house. If they suceed, they get to live there for free! But if they don’t, THEY HAVE TO MOVE OUT. DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.
Kame: “Don’t you worry! We’ll do anything to live here for free! Besides, how bad can the niece be, right?”
OH HOW WRONG HE WAS.
A VERY SCARED TEGOSHI SEEKING COMFORT IN THE ARMS OF HIS TEDDY BEAR
WHO IS THAT?! IS IT A GHOST? A PLANE? A BIRD? THE CRAZY GIRL FROM THE RING HAS ESCAPED, YOU GUYS.
“NO GAIZ, DON’T HURT HER, SHE’S MY COUSIN!!”
The cousin, Sunako, collects anatomical mannequins, loves horror movies, and is scared of “shiny/dazzling” things. And yes, that is her bedroom. HOW HOMEY DOES IT LOOK :D
But like all girls, Sunako is a brilliant cook. YAY. WHO CARES ABOUT THE BLACK CLOAK. SHE CAN COOOOOK.
So the boys decide to carry out their plan of turning Sunako into a ~~lady~~. First step: CATCH HER WITH A HUGE NET.
They try to cut her fringe…BUT SUNAKO BROKE FREE. NOTHING CAN HOLD SUNAKO DOWN. NOTHING!! BWAHAHAHA
And this is where they decided to put the opening song. It’s full of awesomely lol-zy JE moves like that ^^^
The next day, Kame and Uchi go to a cafe. This isn’t really important….
But on the way home from the cafe, Kame notices someone lurking behind the trees taking pictures of him :O! WHO IS THE STALKER?
While Kame’s thinking about his stalker, Tegoshi goes into Sunako’s room to apologize for the events of yesterday night. And yes, that is a coffin. It’s where she sleeps.
Tegoshi opens up the coffin…AND THERE’S NO ONE THERE :O! SUNAKO IS GONE! Kame remembers his stalker, and thinks that maybe she kidnapped Sunako. Cos you know, stalkers aren’t really sane people.
So the boys do some detective work and find out that Sunako has been taken to Hokkaido! Kame is enticed by the thought of not having to pay rent ever again, so he and the kid go to Hokkaido to look for Sunako.
But hay, it’s cold there :O! Along comes this nice girl who offers them a warm cup of tea and a place to rest.
But while she’s preparing that warm cup of tea, Kame stumbles on a box filled with…PICTURES OF HIM :O!
THE WARM CUP OF TEA GIRL IS THE STALKER!
Kame gets ANGRY cos he doesn’t like being stalked, but just as he was telling the girl off….ALONG COMES SUDAKO. Turns out the girl is Sunako’s friend.
But of course Kame had to be all detective-like and interrogate his stalker. “WHY YOU TAKE PICTURES OF ME ;_;”. Turns out she selling the pictures his fangirls, so she could give the money to her friend, pictured there eating ramen with her. The friend works in a host club, and she feels a ~link~ to him, so she’s helping him raise money to fulfill his dream: owning a ramen shop.
“YOU’RE FRIEND IS A DIRTY LITTLE LIAR”, says Kame. This angers the girl, and she runs out into the blizzard! Sunako runs after her, and after some convincing from the little boy, Kame runs out to bring the two girls home.
And this is what we saw in the first shot: Kame stumbling in the snow. Though in this screencap, it kinda looks like he’s trying to do the Michael Jackson move…
Kame finds Sunako, and the two of them goes into the city to find the girl. But because there are lights and attractive people there, Sunako becomes scared of all the *shiny* things and runs away.
She runs away to a quiet place with lots of snow, and she starts telling Kame her ~story~
Turns out, four years ago Sunako was just like all the other girls. But she liked a jerk who rejected her cos she was ugly D：
This saddened Sunako, and she stumbled around in the mud. Soon, she decided to only like the “ugly” things in life, and that is why she is the way she is today.
“BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WHAT’S INSIDE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT’S OUTSIDE”, says Kame, the voice of reason. Sunako doesn’t see this, so Kame leaves her and tries to find the girl himself.
They are all reunited, and find out that the Ramen guy is indeed a dirty little liar! He now works in a host club in Tokyo and preys on innocent, rich clients.
“I WILL BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME!”, says Kame, and goes to vist the scammer at the host club, styling his hair in a very ugly fashion.
“PLEASE HELP ME FULFILL MY LIFE LONG DREAM AND LET ME WORK WITH YOU IN THIS HOST CLUB”. The scammer agrees. So the next day…
KAME IS ALL READY FOR WORK WITH SEXY HAIR AND A SPIFFY SUIT :D!
“NOOOO, DON’T HELP HIM, HE’S TRYING TO PLAY YOU BECAUSE YOU STOLE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM ME WHICH I RAISED BY TAKING STALKER PHOTOS DDD;”. Of course, the girl ruins all the plans. Of course the scammer doesn’t like to be beaten at his own game, so he locks up the girl! And makes Kame pour women drinks!
So the three boys and Sunako decide that it’s now time for them to step up and do something too! They want screentime!
“LET’S GO UNDERCOVER, WE HAVE LOTS OF MAKEUP IN OUR HOUSE EVEN THOUGH ALL FOUR OF US ARE GUYS”
So Sunako has a face beneath that huge curtain of hair! And she’s at the host club picking up guys :O!
Sexy-hair Kame doesn’t recognise Sunako without her cloak!
But then he looks past her and sees…his roommates! In drag! Oh, what a day.
Kame tells Sunako the secret location of her friend. But as Sunako’s trying to free her friend, the scammer walks in! UH-OH.
S.O.S! ALL SIX OF THEM ARE NOW LOCKED UP! BUT IT’S OK, SUNAKO HAS SPECIAL ROPE-BREAKING POWERS (as seen before when they were trying to cut her fringe).
They break free and beat everyone in the club up. Because that makes perfectly logical sense.
The bad guy has been defeated!
This has nothing to do with the plot. I just want to show you guys how pretty Tegoshi looks in drag :D
Sunako thanks Kame for his earlier “what’s on the inside is more important” talk and gives him a skull as a present. Cos it’s a super practical gift.
The episode ends with a look at a certain girl’s bedroom….a girl who seems to have somewhat of a “thing” for Kame…
SO KAME DOES HAVE A REAL STALKER! WHO IS IT?! Kame doesn’t know, he’s too busy staring in the camera *___*
And that’s all for this week guys :) DID WE LIKE? This post took me three hours to do, so some comments would be appreciated :D Oo and please don’t hotlink anything; link people to this post instead :D UGLY YELLOW FROGS ARE UGLY D;