June 28, 2007


A while back I wrote about seeing what I thought was the canonical bishounen picture, the logo pic for some show. I finally found it again. Naked androgenous guys surrounded by roses. And here's the big picture (barf alert).

The show is Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge, but they might as well have called it "Queer eye for the straight girl". Actually not quite; apparently it's called "The Wallflower" in English, and I think the bishies are supposed to be hetero.

Couldn't prove it by me, from looking at them. I doubt any of them shaves, for one thing.

UPDATE: How fast can a production be turned out? Ouran High School Host Club ran from April to June of 2006, and this series ran starting in October. Is it possible that this was a me-too, started after the early episodes of Ouran got a lot of fan interest?

That really seems too short, so I'm having a hard time believing it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Never Watch at 07:05 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 Pixy, twice in the last few days I've been logged out and have had to log back in again. The first time was about a month after I started the blog and I thought maybe you'd implemented a timeout, but the second time was just a day or two later.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 28, 2007 07:06 PM (+rSRq)

2 There is a timeout, and I did change it recently, but it's long enough that I wouldn't expect it to be affecting you.  I'll take a look at that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 28, 2007 07:17 PM (PiXy!)

3 I suspect that when you changed it, I got caught. If it happens again I'll let you know.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 28, 2007 07:46 PM (+rSRq)

4 I saw the first episode and they're definitely hetero. A lot of women were swooning over them. Think of it as "My Fair Lady" times four.

Posted by: Jim Burdo at June 28, 2007 09:03 PM (qk+He)

5 I don't understand why you think Ouran High School Host Club has anything whatsoever to do with this show being made.  There are plenty of shoujo manga series of this sort, many of which never even receive anime adaptations.  But, at the same time, there are many that do.  I don't see how two receiving anime adaptations within the same year is remarkable in any way.  There's a decent-sized market for this sort of thing in Japan.

Posted by: Jeff Lawson at June 28, 2007 09:42 PM (VgF1Y)

6 This one's mostly notable for being directed by Nabeshin. ;p Main character is actually the girl in the background - think Sadako looks plus the worst goth you've ever met. Manga could be fun here and there, but yeah, the boys are there as wallpaper and romantic interests.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at June 28, 2007 09:55 PM (dlP4b)

7 I didn't know if it did or not. What I was reacting to was the basic similarity of one-girl-surrounded-by-bishies who help the girl bloom in a comedy.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 28, 2007 09:57 PM (+rSRq)

8 I'd say Ouran was the opposite: the girl helps the bishies bloom.

Posted by: Jim Burdo at June 28, 2007 10:58 PM (qk+He)

9 Steven - I found the underlying problem with the session management that had me messing with the timeouts in the first place.  So that will be fixed in the next update.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 29, 2007 03:34 AM (PiXy!)

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