History Manga / TheWallflower

26th Jul '17 8:16:18 PM Angeldeb82
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''YamatoNadeshiko Shichi Henge'' (Perfect Girl Evolution / My Fair Lady) known by fans as ''TheWallflower'' or Yama Nade.

''The Wallflower'' is about Sunako Nakahara, whose first love, in response to her confession told her ''[[KickTheDog "I don't like]] [[BerserkButton ugly girls"]]''. In response, she took to shunning light forever, hiding her face behind long black hair and devoting her life to horror, gore and darkness. That is, until her well-meaning but melodramatic rich Aunt sets Kyohei, Oda, Yuki, and Ranmaru -- her harem of teenage {{bishonen}} -- on Sunako with the task to turn her into the perfect lady. In exchange for this, they will get free accommodation in her BigFancyHouse whilst the Aunt jets around the world in search of her true love. If they fail, they must pay ''triple'' rent for the accommodations they have used. (With the costs of housing in Japan, this is a dire penalty indeed.)

Unfortunately for the boys, Sunako has absolutely no intention of playing along with them. She's a Creature of Darkness and damn well proud of it. The issue is made worse because she can't look at "Bright Creatures" like them without getting a [[NoseBleed nose bleed]], and this predictably puts some [[IncrediblyLamePun stains]] on their relationship.

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''YamatoNadeshiko Shichi Henge'' (Perfect Girl Evolution / My Fair Lady) known by fans as ''TheWallflower'' ''The Wallflower'' or Yama Nade.

''The Wallflower'' is about Sunako Nakahara, whose first love, in response to her confession told her ''[[KickTheDog "I don't like]] [[BerserkButton ugly girls"]]''. In response, she took to shunning light forever, hiding her face behind long black hair and devoting her life to horror, gore and darkness. That is, until her well-meaning but melodramatic rich Aunt sets Kyohei, Oda, Yuki, and Ranmaru -- her harem of teenage {{bishonen}} {{Bishonen}} -- on Sunako with the task to turn her into the perfect lady. In exchange for this, they will get free accommodation in her BigFancyHouse whilst the Aunt jets around the world in search of her true love. If they fail, they must pay ''triple'' rent for the accommodations they have used. (With the costs of housing in Japan, this is a dire penalty indeed.)

Unfortunately for the boys, Sunako has absolutely no intention of playing along with them. She's a Creature of Darkness and damn well proud of it. The issue is made worse because she can't look at "Bright Creatures" like them without getting a [[NoseBleed nose bleed]], {{nosebleed}}, and this predictably puts some [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} stains]] on their relationship.



* BeautifulAllAlong: [[ZigZaggingTrope Played with extensively]]. The boys are charged with turning Sunako into a lady against her will, even though she wants nothing to do with it. An early chapter/episode even subverts this trope by showing Sunako's face behind her BlindingBangs to be quite pretty, only to then show that it only ''looked'' that way because of some flour that had fallen on her and that she actually has bad skin. (Which is only because of her poor hygiene and self-neglect, and not a dermatological problem ''per se''.) However, later on, it does turn out that Sunako really ''is'' BeautifulAllAlong whenever she gains enough confidence to break out of her SuperDeformed mode.

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* BeautifulAllAlong: [[ZigZaggingTrope Played with extensively]]. extensively.]] The boys are charged with turning Sunako into a lady against her will, even though she wants nothing to do with it. An early chapter/episode even subverts this trope by showing Sunako's face behind her BlindingBangs to be quite pretty, only to then show that it only ''looked'' that way because of some flour that had fallen on her and that she actually has bad skin. (Which is only because of her poor hygiene and self-neglect, and not a dermatological problem ''per se''.) However, later on, it does turn out that Sunako really ''is'' BeautifulAllAlong whenever she gains enough confidence to break out of her SuperDeformed mode.



* BerserkButton: Busunako [[note]]:A portmanteau of "ugly" and "Sunako"[[/note]]. After Kyohei unleashes Sunako's rage unintentionally in the TV series, he starts invoking this trope on a regular basis whenever the mooks of the week need to be beat up. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sunako does this once to herself.]]
* BigDamnKiss: At the end of the drama.

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* BerserkButton: Busunako [[note]]:A portmanteau of "ugly" and "Sunako"[[/note]]. After Kyohei unleashes Sunako's rage unintentionally in the TV series, he starts invoking this trope on a regular basis whenever the mooks of the week need to be beat up. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Sunako does this once to herself.]]
* BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: At the end of the drama.



* {{Bishonen}}: Kyohei, Ranmaru, Takenaga, Yuki and apparently, when his glasses are off [[spoiler: the gloomy Prince.]]

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* {{Bishonen}}: Kyohei, Ranmaru, Takenaga, Yuki and apparently, when his glasses are off off, [[spoiler: the gloomy Prince.]]



** A supremely disturbing chapter had Auntie trap Sunako and Kyohei in a bedroom and refuse to let them out until they'd [[RapeByProxy made use of the bed.]] To make matters even worse, Takenaga tried to hypnotize Kyohei into having sex with her so they can all get free rent. [[WhatTheHellHero What the hell, you guys!?]]

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** A supremely disturbing chapter had Auntie trap Sunako and Kyohei in a bedroom and refuse to let them out until they'd [[RapeByProxy made use of the bed.]] bed]]. To make matters even worse, Takenaga tried to hypnotize Kyohei into having sex with her so they can all get free rent. [[WhatTheHellHero What the hell, you guys!?]]



* CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem: Sunako and Kyohei. So, so much.

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* CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem: CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Sunako and Kyohei. So, so much.



-->[[spoiler:Sunako]]: *smiles* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I can't wait.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Sunako enjoys the company of mannequins, plotting murders (primarily Kyohei's), and going on corpse-hunting adventures, and was befriending bears and demons from a young age. By her own admission she lives in "the world of darkness" -- beauty and "lightness" are glaringly bright to her -- but her logic, too, is a bit alien (thinking gothic Victorian wear will make her "fade into the darkness"; her brain redefining "naked" after Kyohei sees her nude; gaining muscle so she'll resemble an anatomical doll).

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-->[[spoiler:Sunako]]: *smiles* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments I can't wait.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Sunako enjoys the company of mannequins, plotting murders (primarily Kyohei's), and going on corpse-hunting adventures, and was befriending bears and demons from a young age. By her own admission she lives in "the world of darkness" -- beauty and "lightness" are glaringly bright to her -- but her logic, too, is a bit alien (thinking gothic Victorian wear will make her "fade into the darkness"; her brain redefining "naked" after Kyohei sees her nude; gaining muscle so she'll resemble an anatomical doll).



** Ranmaru and Takenaga were viciously pissed off at each other when each got into a compromising situation with the other's LoveInterest.

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** Ranmaru and Takenaga were viciously pissed off at each other when each got into a compromising situation with the other's LoveInterest.{{Love Interest|s}}.



* DrivenToSuicide: Sunako, often. [[BlackComedy The only time it's taken seriously]] is when she's about to leap off the balcony after she [[spoiler:can't find Hiroshi.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: Sunako, often. [[BlackComedy The only time it's taken seriously]] is when she's about to leap off the balcony after she [[spoiler:can't find Hiroshi.Hiroshi]].
* EroticEating: The episode with the popsicles. [[FetishFuel Oh the popsicles.
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* {{Expy}}: Sunako Nakahara is an Expy of [[TheRing Sadako Yamamura]].

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* {{Expy}}: Sunako Nakahara is an Expy of [[TheRing [[Film/TheRing Sadako Yamamura]].



* HyperspaceMallet: Sunako's scythe. Also, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Old Man Rocket Launcher!]]

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* HyperspaceMallet: Sunako's scythe. Also, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Old Man Rocket Launcher!]]



* InnocentCohabitation: The general premise, though in the manga, Sunako and Kyohei did this with just the two of them for awhile, although the {{UST}} was as strong as ever.

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* InnocentCohabitation: The general premise, though in the manga, Sunako and Kyohei did this with just the two of them for awhile, although the {{UST}} UnresolvedSexualTension was as strong as ever.



* ItDoesntMeanAnything: Sunako and Kyohei towards their [[spoiler: kiss(es)]] and [[spoiler: (denied) feelings for each other.]]

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* ItDoesntMeanAnything: Sunako and Kyohei towards their [[spoiler: kiss(es)]] and [[spoiler: (denied) feelings for each other.]]other]].



* MagicRealism: Sunako's dark aura that causes lights to dim, bulbs to burst, flowers to wilt, etc. There's also her friend from Hokkaido, Yuki, who is a yuki-onna. And there's [[DemonicPossession possession by ghosts]], too. And a ClassicalMovieVampire, once. And that one time Sunako [[StableTimeLoop traveled through time]] and met [[spoiler:Kyohei]] as a child. So yeah, [[RuleOfCool pretty much anything goes in this series.]]

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* MagicRealism: Sunako's dark aura that causes lights to dim, bulbs to burst, flowers to wilt, etc. There's also her friend from Hokkaido, Yuki, who is a yuki-onna. And there's [[DemonicPossession possession by ghosts]], too. And a ClassicalMovieVampire, once. And that one time Sunako [[StableTimeLoop traveled through time]] and met [[spoiler:Kyohei]] as a child. So yeah, [[RuleOfCool pretty much anything goes in this series.]]series]].



* [[spoiler:{{Maybe Ever After}}]]: The ending of the manga.

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* [[spoiler:{{Maybe Ever After}}]]: [[spoiler:MaybeEverAfter]]: The ending of the manga.



* MundaneMadeAwesome -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nn1aIQ4Xjc Ping Pong.]] [[RuleOfCool That is all.]]

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* MundaneMadeAwesome -- MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nn1aIQ4Xjc Ping Pong.]] [[RuleOfCool That is all.]]



* TheNoseBleed: Aside from Sunako's reaction to seeing beautiful people, the tenants have a habit of triggering them with half the girls they meet.
* {{Obasan}}: The Landlady is called Auntie by the residents of her mansion (though it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in Sunako's case because she really is the Landlady's niece). In the anime's WholeEpisodeFlashback showing how all of the boys came to the mansion, the Landlady visibly jumped and exclaimed "Auntie!?", looking upset when she was called this the first time. In the manga version, however, calling her that added fuel to her already [[UnstoppableRage overflowing rage.]]

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* TheNoseBleed: {{Nosebleed}}: Aside from Sunako's reaction to seeing beautiful people, the tenants have a habit of triggering them with half the girls they meet.
* {{Obasan}}: The Landlady is called Auntie by the residents of her mansion (though it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in Sunako's case because she really is the Landlady's niece). In the anime's WholeEpisodeFlashback showing how all of the boys came to the mansion, the Landlady visibly jumped and exclaimed "Auntie!?", looking upset when she was called this the first time. In the manga version, however, calling her that added fuel to her already [[UnstoppableRage overflowing rage.]]rage]].



* ShoutOut: Being a [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]]-directed series, it contains {{ShoutOut}}s to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' (Episode 23 & 24), and Franchise/StarTrek (Episode 24), among others.

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* ShoutOut: Being a [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin]]-directed series, it contains {{ShoutOut}}s {{Shout Out}}s to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' (Episode 23 & 24), and Franchise/StarTrek (Episode 24), among others.



* [[SoBeautifulItsACurse So Beautiful, It's A Curse]]: Kyohei actually has a legitimate claim to this, considering how often he's stalked, kidnapped, and sexually harassed because of his looks. [[MillionairePlayboy Ranmaru]] is a bit more [[TheCasanova arrogant about it]], and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Yuki]] sometimes complains of this when he's [[CrossDresser cross dressing]] or not being taken seriously.

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* [[SoBeautifulItsACurse So Beautiful, It's A Curse]]: SoBeautifulItsACurse: Kyohei actually has a legitimate claim to this, considering how often he's stalked, kidnapped, and sexually harassed because of his looks. [[MillionairePlayboy Ranmaru]] is a bit more [[TheCasanova arrogant about it]], and [[DudeLooksLikeALady Yuki]] sometimes complains of this when he's [[CrossDresser cross dressing]] {{crossdress|er}}ing or not being taken seriously.



* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Kyohei hates girls, but gets along famously with Sunako, whom he regards as a freak. Is this because of true love, as said by the [[ShipperOnDeck Shippers On Deck]]? [[spoiler:Probably.]]

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* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Kyohei hates girls, but gets along famously with Sunako, whom he regards as a freak. Is this because of true love, as said by the [[ShipperOnDeck Shippers On on Deck]]? [[spoiler:Probably.]]



* YumYum: The episode with the popsicles. [[FetishFuel Oh the popsicles.]]
1st Apr '17 9:40:04 AM nombretomado
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Stylistically similar to ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', with a similar 'Reverse' Harem setup, the manga is written and drawn by Tomoko Hayakawa, while the anime is directed by Creator/ShinichiWatanabe (Nabeshin from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'') who makes cameos as various side characters and... totem poles? The manga ended on February 13, 2015, with 36 volumes to its name.

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Stylistically similar to ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', with a similar 'Reverse' Harem setup, the manga is written and drawn by Tomoko Hayakawa, while the anime is directed by Creator/ShinichiWatanabe (Nabeshin from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'') who makes cameos as various side characters and... totem poles? The manga ended on February 13, 2015, with 36 volumes to its name.
26th Jul '16 11:20:25 PM cpslck
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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Sunako and Kyohei lapse into this all the time.
3rd May '16 9:18:49 AM OppanSaekki
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* [[spoiler:{{Maybe Ever After}}]]: The ending of the manga.


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** Now that the manga is finished, canon dictates that they... [[spoiler:might.]]
19th Apr '16 6:33:34 PM Monolaf317
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* BringMyBrownPants: The Goth-Loli sisters do this in Episode 23.
2nd Jan '16 8:38:53 PM spirasen
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-->'''Ranmaru''': I must say that it is impossible for me to become like ''Hikaru Genji''.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Sunako and Kyohei. It took almost a hundred chapters just for Kyohei to realise he liked her; who knows how many it will take for Sunako to do the same.
* YamatoNadeshiko: The challenge before the boys is to make Sunako one of these but is most of the time she is the polar opposite. It's interesting to note that she ''does'' have YamatoNadeshiko traits (HimeCut, cooking etc), but they're covered up by her other qualities.

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-->'''Ranmaru''': I must say that it is impossible for me to become like ''Hikaru Genji''.
Genji.''
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Sunako and Kyohei. It took almost a hundred 100 chapters just for Kyohei to realise he liked her; who knows how many it will take for Sunako to do the same.
* YamatoNadeshiko: The challenge before the boys is to make Sunako one of these these, but is most of the time she is the polar opposite. It's interesting to note that she ''does'' have YamatoNadeshiko traits (HimeCut, cooking etc), but they're covered up by her other qualities.
26th Nov '15 11:43:05 AM ecuvulle6267
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* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: All the pretty people are represented with sparkles, which is referenced by {{Gorn}}-loving protagonist Sunako; the people that do this are known as "people of light" (Sunako is one of the "people of darkness", of course).
20th Oct '15 9:00:29 PM OppanSaekki
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-->[[spoiler:Sunako]]: *smiles* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "...I can't wait.]]

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-->[[spoiler:Sunako]]: *smiles* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "...I can't wait.]]
20th Oct '15 8:59:40 PM OppanSaekki
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* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Kyohei hates girls, but gets along famously with Sunako, whom he regards as a freak. Is this because of true love, as everyone says? Only time will tell.

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* TrueLoveIsExceptional: Kyohei hates girls, but gets along famously with Sunako, whom he regards as a freak. Is this because of true love, as everyone says? Only time will tell.said by the [[ShipperOnDeck Shippers On Deck]]? [[spoiler:Probably.]]
** In a non-romantic sense, Ojou-sama and Noi consider Sunako to be one of their best friends, despite being afraid of her at times and having opposite personalities from hers.
20th Oct '15 8:56:20 PM OppanSaekki
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* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: From chapter 119:
-->[[spoiler:Kyohei]]: When I grow up... I wouldn't mind marrying you.
-->[[spoiler:Sunako]]: *smiles* [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "...I can't wait.]]
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