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Friday, February 20, 2009

My "Mei-chan no Shitsuji" Craze

You know that I'm in trouble when you see me dedicate a whole post to something in particular.

Well, let me get straight to the point.
Lately I've been obsessed with watching メイちゃんの執事 Mei-chan no Shitsuji, a live action J-Drama from a manga with the same name.

After her parents' death, Shinonome Mei finds out that she is the heiress to the extremely wealthy Hongo family. Shibata Rihito, an extremely handsome S-ranked [highest-ranked] butler, is appointed by her grandfather to serve her. Her ordinary life turns upside down when she is sent to St. Lucia's Girls' Academy, where every student has their own personal butler! Her childhood friend Shibata Kento (Rihito's younger brother) decides to enroll as an apprentice butler so that he can stay close to her.
Once at St. Lucia's, Mei has to face various obstacles in the form of catty classmates, bizarre lessons, weird traditions and much more besides. However, somebody in the academy has malicious plans to kill her! Will she be able to adapt to her new life and face the challenges that lie ahead with the help of her best friend, her amazing (+ hot!!) butler and her own strong determination?

I must say, the drama is quite different from the original manga. First of all, the characters are much older in the drama (the original Mei-chan is a 13-year-old loli shota -_-"). Secondly, the storyline has some main aspects from the manga, but it can be said to be almost completely different. So far I have only read until chapter 19 of the manga, it doesn't seem to be following the original plot. Third, an important character has been drastically changed in the drama. Manga Grandpa was a jovial, friendly, cat-loving old man, but drama Grandpa seems to be a heartless, scheming, uncaring old geezer. O_o And the Kento in the manga was waaaay more bishie than drama Kento. Oh well, we'll just have to see how it turns out.

Now that we have all the wordy parts outta the way, it's time to share my favourite section - the pictures!!

Mizushima Hiro as the super hot S-ranked butler, Shibata Rihito

Eikura Nana as the female lead, Shinonome Mei

Sato Takeru as Mei's best friend, Rihito's younger brother and apprentice butler, Shibata Kento

So basically, in the first episode you have this...
...who then turns into this!
Of course, where would drama be without the usual bunch of catty classmates that Mei-sama will have to gradually win over. XD

Episode 5 will definitely have fangirls like me screaming for joy at this scene and hitting the rewind button to watch over and over again.
Such a sweet scene. ^o^
(*click* picture for animation)

Oh no! St. Lucia has this "ironclad law" that might cause them some trouble:
"Love between a lady and a butler is prohibited !!"

How is it possible to not fall in love with such a nice + hot guy?! Not to mention almost all of the other students have similar complexes going on too.

I wouldn't mind having one of those virtual reality glasses Miruku-chan made though. The ones that make you see this when you put them on.

OMG! *nosebleeds* XD
(Note: To enjoy the animated version of this particular image, please click on the picture. Due to the size of the image, uploading it here has been a real pain. >_< Sorry!)

Yup, so that's about it. I am officially a Mizushima Hiro and Mei-chan no Shitsuji fan now.

I am so doomed.


kiina said...

nice drama to recommend

nyna said...

loving dis drama too..
u know, i seems to sense dat tami is not a good person from d start
bcause of her evil look..

klo said...

This drama is the BEST! I'm crazy about it too! I can't wait for the next episode!!!!! said...

This Jdrama look very interesting. Line-up with famous characters. Mind to share? Hehehe

Anonymous said...

Hiiiii, Sebast Here, I am exciting reading this get-up I could definitely get absorbed here.

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