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Anime Profile: The Wallflower

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Title
The Wallflower Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge The Wallflower
Released
  25 TV episodes
Dates
  Oct. 2006
Company
ADV Films(original licensor), FUNimation(new licensor) Nippon Animation
Creator
  Tomoko Hayakawa
Director
  Shinichi Watanabe
Genre
Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Characters
Sunako Nakahara Sunako Nakahara
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Kyohei Takano Kyohei Takano
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Miss Nakahara Oba-chan(Auntie)
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Noi Kasahara Noi Kasahara
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Ranmaru Mori Ranmaru Mori
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Takenaga Oda Takenaga Oda
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Yukinojo Toyama Yukinojo Toyama

Last I checked, this anime seemed to be unavailable, but the manga could be found at Amazon.

Anime Description: The Wallflower

Four beautiful high school boys, Takano Kyouhei, Oda Takenaga, Mori Ranmaru, and Toyama Yukinojo rent a house (more like a mansion) so they can go to school. Their landlady then gives them a opportunity to have free rent if, and only IF, they can change her niece, Nakahara Sunako, into a respectable, elegant lady.

Once the boys had met Sunako, they find that she's not really like other girls. She's gothic, like being into the supernatural, loving to watch horror/slasher films, can kick butt, and even keeps two anatomy dolls and a skeleton.

The well-known manga "The Wallflower" is now a hilarious anime that has been recently release in Japan.

Anime Description: The Wallflower

The Wallflower is about Sunako Nakahara, a girl who was called "ugly" by a boy, the first and only person to whom she confessed her love. This incident sparks a life change, and as a result Sunako shuns all forms of beauty, both in herself as well as in life. Concerned by her change for the worst, Sunako's aunt, the owner of a beautiful mansion where four very handsome students live, offers the guys free rent in her mansion if they can turn Sunako into a "perfect lady".

While the four of them manage to make Sunako physically beautiful enough to become a lady, the problem lies with her attitude and interests (which Sunako has no intention of changing). Up until the most recent release in the story, they've managed to convince Sunako's aunt that her niece is indeed a lady befitting the mansion in which they live, however she hasn't changed at all.

Characters

Sunako Nakahara - female lead, She is often referred to Scary girl since almost every body feels her dark presence. She loves to be alone, watch horror movies, her anatomical dolls and stuff that shows uglyness in life. She loves to be alone because of the traumatic evperience with her first love and as the story goes she starts to like one of her roommates Kyohei.

Kyohei Takano - He is the most popular of the foursome(Yuki, Takenaga, Ranmaru). He is a very loud and bossy when it comes to his needs. He is a lover of food and can devour anything in seconds. One of his favorite foods is Sunako's fried shrimp. He was forced to leave home because all of the mobbing and harassment by his fans were taking a toll on his family. He loves to fight and even becomes a gang leader in the manga.He can't hold a job either, because he seems to be prone to sexual harassment. He has unsorted feelings for Sunako which he demonstrates by constantly provoking her rage.

Takenaga Oda - He comes from a very wealthy family and is quite serious in nature. He is the brain and logic of the group often trying out logical strategies to make Sunako become a lady. He is a book worm, who loves to study this shown by his high grade point average out of all of them. He has a love interest Naie "Noi" Kasahara. But his shyness gets in the way when he wants to express his feelings. As the manga progresses he becomes more social and open about himself.

Yukinojo "Yuki" Toyama - A shy character, he is sweet and has a very loving nature. He comes from a humble family and has two younger twin sibling who make an appearance in the manga. Yuki is the most innocent of all the characters, often crying and becoming scared whenever he enters Sunako's room. Due to his extremely girly face Yuki is often forced to dress up as a girl, creating self esteem issues for him. He has a girlfriend who is only spoken of. In the story Yuki tries to make himself strong and have more confidence to not be so easily scared. But he is easily defeated by Sunako's extreme taste in decorations.

Ranmaru Morii - The playboy of the story. Ranmaru comes from a wealthy family and is an only son. He is very extroverted and a lover of older women. He has a very sexy nature and extremely high self esteem. He is often going out on dates with married women often provoking trouble. But he has a very good heart and loves his friends. Later on in the storyline he is set up in an arranged marriage date by his parents. But unwilling to get married to anyone he asks the guys to help him. But as he encounters the girl, mix feelings arise inside him making him unsure of his playboy ways.

Naie "Noi" Kasahara - She has an unbreakable love for Takenaga and is often questioning their relationship. She is very beautiful and intelligent. She is the first female friend that Sunako makes even though it is unwillingly. She has a very quick temper around Kyohei and the two are often found fighting.

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