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The Wallflower (ヤマトナデシコ七変化, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, lit. "Perfect Girl Evolution") is a manga series written by Tomoko Hayakawa. The individual chapters have been serialized in Bessatsu Friend since its premiere in 2000, and in 36 volumes in Japan by Kodansha. The series was licensed for an English language release in North America by Del Rey Manga in 2004 and in Singapore by Chuang Yi under the name My Fair Lady. It is now being published in English under Kodansha Comics.[1] The series ended in January 2015 after 36 volumes.

Synopsis[]

The Wallflower is about a girl named Sunako who was called ugly by 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 worse, Sunako's aunt, the owner of a huge mansion where four very handsome high school students live for free, demands the boys to transform her niece into the "perfect lady," and in return they will be able to continue living there for free. They are given a deadline and if they are unable to uphold their deal then they would have to either pay a lump sum of cash or vacate the premises.

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 manage to convince Sunako's aunt that her niece is indeed a lady befitting the mansion in which they live and prevent the rent from skyrocketing to triple the required amount. However, in reality Sunako has not changed at all. Sunako has the tendency to spurt out in a nose bleed when seen by bright creatures, especially around Kyohei.

It is a humorous tale following Sunako and the four boys through unusual and ridiculous situations where Sunako is confronted with many unwanted experiences of being a lady, while also channeling the idea of self and beauty.

List of volumes[]

Cover Volume ISBN Release Date[2]
Volume1.jpg
Volume 1 978-4-06-341210-9 (JP)
978-1612623153 (EN)
October 11, 2000
August 21, 2012
Volume2.jpg
Volume 2 978-4-06-341228-4 (JP)
978-1612623160 (EN)
March 9, 2001
January 29, 2013
Volume3.jpg
Volume 3 978-4-06-341242-0 (JP)
978-1612623177 (EN)
July 11, 2001
August 21, 2012
Volume4.jpg
Volume 4 978-4-06-341261-1 (JP)
978-1612623184 (EN)
December 11, 2001
August 21, 2012
Volume5.jpg
Volume 5 978-4-06-341287-1 (JP)
978-1612623191 (EN)
June 11, 2002
August 21, 2012
Volume6.jpg
Volume 6 978-4-06-341317-5 (JP)
978-1612623498 (EN)
December 11, 2002
January 30, 2013
Volume7.jpg
Volume 7 978-4-06-341328-1 (JP)
978-1612623207 (EN)
March 11, 2003
August 21, 2012
Volume8.jpg
Volume 8 978-4-06-341346-5 (JP)
978-1612623214 (EN)
August 6, 2003
August 21, 2012
Volume9.jpg
Volume 9 978-4-06-341369-4 (JP)
978-1612623221 (EN)
January 9, 2004
August 21, 2012
Volume10.jpg
Volume 10 978-4-06-341388-5 (JP)
978-1612623238 (EN)
June 9, 2004
August 21, 2012
Volume11.jpg
Volume 11 978-4-06-341406-6 (JP)
978-1612623245 (EN)
November 10, 2004
August 21, 2012
Volume12.jpg
Volume 12 978-4-06-341420-2 (JP)
978-1612623252 (EN)
March 9, 2005
August 21, 2012
Volume13.jpg
Volume 13 978-4-06-341429-5 (JP)
978-1612623504 (EN)
June 9, 2005
January 30, 2013
Volume14.jpg
Volume 14 978-4-06-341452-3 (JP)
978-1612623269 (EN)
November 9, 2005
August 21, 2012
Volume15.jpg
Volume 15 978-4-06-341464-6 (JP)
978-1612623276 (EN)
March 10, 2006
August 21, 2012
Volume16.jpg
Volume 16 978-4-06-341478-3 (JP)
978-1612623283 (EN)
July 10, 2006
August 21, 2012
Volume17.jpg
Volume 17 978-4-06-341493-6 (JP)
978-1612623290 (EN)
November 9, 2006
August 21, 2012
Volume18.jpg
Volume 18 978-4-06-341514-8 (JP)
978-1612623306 (EN)
March 12, 2007
August 21, 2012
Volume19.jpg
Volume 19 978-4-06-341537-7 (JP)
978-1612623313 (EN)
August 7, 2007
August 21, 2012
Volume20.jpg
Volume 20 978-4-06-341557-5 (JP)
978-1612623320 (EN)
January 9, 2008
August 21, 2012
Volume21.jpg
Volume 21 978-4-06-341584-1 (JP)
978-1612623337 (EN)
July 9, 2008
August 21, 2012
Volume22-24.jpg
Volume 22[3] 978-4-06-341599-5 (JP)
978-1612623344 (EN)
December 12, 2008
August 21, 2012
Volume22-24.jpg
Volume 23[3] 978-4-06-341622-0 (JP)
978-1612623344 (EN)
May 13, 2009
August 21, 2012
Volume22-24.jpg
Volume 24[3] 978-4-06-341640-4 (JP)
978-1612623344 (EN)
September 11, 2009
August 21, 2012
Volume25.jpg
Volume 25 978-4-06-341666-4 (JP)
978-1935429913 (EN)
February 12, 2010
June 21, 2011
Volume26.jpg
Volume 26 978-4-06-341687-9 (JP)
978-1935429920 (EN)
June 11, 2010
September 27, 2011
Volume27.jpg
Volume 27 978-4-06-341718-0 (JP)
978-1935429944 (EN)
December 13, 2010
November 22, 2011
Volume28.jpg
Volume 28 978-4-06-341740-1 (JP)
978-1612621180 (EN)
April 13, 2011
May 22, 2012
Volume29.jpg
Volume 29 978-4-06-341759-3 (JP)
978-1612622415 (EN)
September 13, 2011
December 4, 2012
Volume30.jpg
Volume 30 978-4-06-341774-6 (JP)
978-1612622446 (EN)
December 13, 2011
February 12, 2013
Volume31.jpg
Volume 31 978-4-06-341798-2 (JP)
978-1612622453 (EN)
June 13, 2012
August 6, 2013
Volume32.jpg
Volume 32 978-4-06-341830-9 (JP)
978-1612624433 (EN)
December 13, 2012
May 27, 2014
Volume33.jpg
Volume 33 978-4-06-341851-4 (JP)
978-1612625515 (EN)
April 12, 2013
August 26, 2014
Volume34.jpg
Volume 34 978-4-06-341881-1 (JP)
978-1612628042 (EN)
October 11, 2013
February 24, 2015
Volume35.jpg
Volume 35 978-4-06-341937-5 (JP)
978-1612628349 (EN)
September 12, 2014
August 18, 2015
Volume36.jpg
Volume 36 978-4-06-341966-5 (JP)
9781632362100 (EN)
February 13, 2015
April 26, 2016

Notes[]

  1. In 2010, Kodansha Comics took over publishing their own manga in English, including The Wallflower, from Del Rey Manga.
  2. English release dates are based on Kodansha Comics publication dates.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The English version of volumes 22, 23 and 24 were released in a single volume.
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