The Wallflower

Based on the manga of the same name has made a major influence not just in the world of manga and anime but also in fashion . In 2008 it inspired the Wallflower fashion line by Julie Haus. The story revolves around Sunako who after being rejected by a boy she fancied because of her looks , 2 years before the story began. She makes herself reclusive and starts to grow resentful and fearful of anything or anyone that beautiful. When her father moves away forcing her to move into her over the top beautiful aunt’s mansion. The occupants of mansion are these over the top gorgeous looking guys who are stalked and chased after by every other single women no matter what their age is which makes it really creepy. The aunt tells the boys if they can turn Sunako into a proper lady they would be rent free in the mansion but if they fail their rent is

tripled.

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On the surface the story is very cardboard thin but the real enjoyment out of the series comes from the humor of the show . The director of this series is known other than Nabeshin or Shinichi Watanabe. Who previously directed Excel Saga and Puny Peomi. Yes it is a strange pick for this director who mostly sticks with seinen comedies. But strangely it works as a major plus for the show. Sunako herself is a great character constantly drawn to macabre, bizarre and gory but just like everyone else feels insecure about their appearance . Whether it’s our looks , muscles or how we appear to others perceive

it’s very easy to relate to the main character.

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Sadly the only downside of the series is the romance. The main romance between our main character and one of the handsome men living in the mansion feels a bit flimsy. He doesn’t spend more time with her than more of the cast and he doesn’t even open that much by the very end of the show.

Is it good ? Ya I found it light and a good funny watch and a nice first watch for all people who want to attempt watching shojo

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8 comments on “The Wallflower

  1. This was one of the first manga and anime I ever saw, and to this day, I still wait for the manga to be completed… (TuT)

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