Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (ヤマトナデシコ七変化, lit. "Perfect Girl Evolution") is a live-action drama series consisting of ten episodes based on the manga series by Tomoko Hayakawa. It was originally broadcast in Japan from January 15, 2010 through March 19, 2010 on TBS. The series was directed by Yasuharu Ishii and the screenplay was written by Eriko Shinozaki.
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...
- Kamenashi Kazuya as Takano Kyohei
- Kishimoto Shintaro as young Kyohei
- Tegoshi Yuya as Toyama Yukinojo
- Oomasa Aya as Nakahara Sunako
- Sasaki Rio as young Sunako
- Uchi Hiroki as Oda Takenaga
- Miyao Shuntaro (宮尾俊太郎) as Morii Ranmaru
- Hamada Tatsuomi (濱田龍臣) as young Ranmaru
- Kato Seishiro as Nakahara Takeru
- Kanbe Ranko as Kasahara Noi
- Osugi Ren as Shinichi (cafe owner)
- Takashima Reiko as Nakahara Mine
- Hanagata Ayasa as Nene
- Shiho as Nana
- Kobayashi Ryoko as Yukime (ep1)
- Uchida Asahi as Ando Masao (ep1)
- Hoshino Aki as Mari (ep1-3)
- David Ito as Kyohei's store manager (ep1)
- Hiraizumi Sei as Sebastian (ep2)
- Okuda Erika as Mari's friend (ep2-3)
- Ito Mamiko (伊藤麻実子) as Mari's friend (ep2-3)
- Suzuki Mie (鈴木美恵) as Mari's friend (ep2-3)
- Nukumizu Youichi as Kurume (ep4)
- Sasaki Rio (佐々木りお) as young Sunako (ep4)
- Sato Eriko as Maria (ep5)
- Motokariya Yuika as Machiko (ep5-6)
- Enoki Takaaki as Oda Tadanaga (ep6)
- Mano Yuko as Chinatsu (ep6)
- Konno Narumi as Suzu (ep7)
- Aso Yumi as Takano Aki (Kyohei's mother) (ep8,9)
- Nakane Toru as Takano Shohei (Kyohei's father) (ep8,9)
- Asami Reina as Kikunoi Tamao
- Komatsuzaki Ayano (小松崎彩乃) as Young Tamao (ep8,9)
- Original writing (manga): Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge by Hayakawa Tomoko (はやかわともこ)
- Screenwriter: Shinozaki Eriko (篠崎絵里子)
- Producer: Ishii Yasuharu, Mishiro Shinichi
- Director: Ishii Yasuharu
- Music: Yamashita Kosuke
List of episodes
|1||January 15, 2010||Face or Heart?
(顔か心か?, Kao ka Kokoro ka?)
|2||January 22, 2010||First Kiss
(初キス, Hatsu Kisu)
|3||January 29, 2010||Love...?
|4||February 5, 2010||Don't Let Me Get Married
(結婚なんてさせねェ, Kekkon Nante Sasenee)
|5||February 12, 2010||Showdown! Kyōhei vs Yukinojo
(対決! 恭平vs雪之丞, Taiketsu ! Kyōhei vs Yukinojo)
|6||February 19, 2010||Teary Confession! A Naked Oath
(涙の告白! 裸の誓い, Namida no Kokuhaku! Hadaka no Chikai)
|7||February 26, 2010||Class Reunion of Betrayal
ウラギリの同窓会, Uragiri no Dōsōkai)
|8||March 5, 2010||The Courageous Hill
(勇気が出る丘, Yūki ga Deru Oka)
|9||March 12, 2010||Things Only a Parent and Child Can See
(親子にだけ見える物, Oyako ni dake Mieru Mono)
|10||March 19, 2010||Love Yourself
君が嫌いな君が好き, Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)
Differences from the original
- Kyohei is the main protagonist while Sunako is the third-most credited character.
- Kyohei, Takenaga, Yukinojo, Ranmaru and Noi are high school students in the original story, but college students in the drama.
- In the original work, Mine (auntie, landlady) had no children, but in the drama her son Takeru appeared as a new character. When Mine is absent, he is the acting manager of the boarding house.
- The character of Sunako has been changed significantly from the original. She is often weak and reluctant to do anything, but when Kyohei calls her "Busunako," she will exhibit immense fighting skills and has paranormal powers.