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Mei-chan no Shitsuji [メイちゃんの執事]

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Title:Mei-chan no Shitsuji
メイちゃんの執事
Mei-chan's Butler
Telecast:2009-01-13 to 2009-03-17
Season:Winter 2009



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:10 Episodes
Viewership:14%
Genre(s):Comedy
Romance



Synopsis
The story revolves around a young woman named Mei, who was rescued as a young girl by someone calling himself her "butler." With only a vague memory, the experience seems like just a dream. However, one day, after her parents' accidental death, he reappears: Rihito comes from a line of outstanding butlers, and he has been appointed to serve her! Now her ordinary life has completely flipped, as she discovers that she's actually the heiress to a fortune, and is forced to transfer to St. Lucia Girls' Academy, where all the students have butlers! As a result, her childhood friend Kento decides to enroll in a butler school so that he can stay close to her.
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Actor/Actress Cast (46)
Eikura Nana
榮倉奈々
Shinonome Mei (Master)
Mizushima Hiro
水嶋ヒロ
Shibata Rihito (Butler)
Tanimura Mitsuki
谷村美月
Yamada Tami (Master)
Abe Shinnosuke
阿部進之介
Kanda (Butler)
Oomasa Aya
大政絢
Kayama Rika (Master)
Sato Takeru
佐藤健
Shibata Kento (Butler)
Mayama Akihiro
真山明大
Aoyama (Butler)
Nakabeppu Aoi
中別府葵
Natsume Fujiko (Master)
Kyo Nobuo
姜暢雄
Nezu (Butler)
Kutsuna Shiori
忽那汐里
Amo Rin (Master)
Maruyama Tomomi
丸山智己
Yotsuya (Butler)
Yoshida Riko
吉田里琴
Mamahara Miruku (Master)
Suzuki Ryohei
鈴木亮平
Daimon (Butler)
Nakamura Chise
中村知世
Matsushiro Hikaru (Master)
Minami Keisuke
南圭介
Tsukiji (Butler)
Kojima Haruna
小嶋陽菜
Takenomiya Nao (Master)
Kimisawa Yuki
君沢ユウキ
Nogizaka (Butler)
Kobayashi Kinako
小林きな子
Umeshima Kyoko (Master)
Kato Keisuke
加藤慶祐
Roppongi (Butler)
Kikuzato Hikari
菊里ひかり
Uemura Kaori (Master)
Yamaguchi Kenki
山口賢貴
Nakameguro (Butler)
Kyou Nobuo
姜暢雄
Nezu (butler)
Akiyama Tana
秋山多奈
Nakano Yuko (Master)
Shikanai Daishi
鹿内大嗣
Okachimachi (Butler)
Yamada Yu
山田優
Lucia (Hongo Shiori) (Master)
Mukai Osamu
向井理
Shinobu (Butler)
Iwasa Mayuko
岩佐真悠子
Ryuonji Izumi (Master)
Yuki Jutta
夕輝壽太
Kiba (Butler)
Usuda Asami
臼田あさ美
Daichi Yuma
Horan Chiaki
ホラン千秋
Mizusawa Satomi
Yamamoto Ayano
山本彩乃
Hino Eriko
Ishibashi Natsumi
石橋菜津美
Kazama Ai
Horiuchi Keiko
堀内敬子
Sister Rose (Master)
Suzuki Kosuke
鈴木浩介
Sakuraba (Butler)
Takagi Manpei
高木万平
Akabane Ukon
Takagi Shinpei
高木心平
Akabane Sakon
Tsugawa Masahiko
津川雅彦
Hongo Kintaro
Hoshii Nanase
星井七瀬
Nakamoto Natsumi
Kitagawa Hiromi
北川弘美
Nakamoto Mifuyu
Ishino Mako
石野真子
Nakamoto Akiko
Sugimoto Tetta
杉本哲太
Nakamoto Shunpei
Hashizume Jun
橋爪 淳
Shutaro (Mei's father) (ep. 1)
Yamashita Yorie
山下容莉枝
Yu (Mei's mother) (ep. 1)
Yamaguchi Kaori
山口香緒里
Ryuonji Miwako (Izumi's mother)
Kamio Yu
神尾佑
an agent (ep. 5)
Ogi Shigemitsu
小木茂光
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Drama Reviews (9)
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1. I hate myself for liking this series. [Rating: 7/10]
At this day and age, super rich girl's private school where every student has an ikemen butler sounds like a fangirl's dream gone out of control, but this was the only series this season with a promising viewership rating curve, so I decided to give it a try.

The setting of this series was filled with plot holes. A campus 1/3 size of Tokyo in Japan would require at least $1 billion/year per student to function rather than ridiculously cheap $1 million, why are all butlers ikemen if romance is forbidden, almost everything happened in 4 buildings, what's the ridiculous size for... and that's just the plot flaws on academy itself. The story was simply absurd.

Although everyone looked incredibly beautiful, and fit their roles (especially Yamada Yuu) everyone's acting was horrible at best, even for super-quirky comedy. Only Iwasa Mayuko (Ryuuonji Izumi), Yoshida Riko (Miruku, child prodigy), and Mukai Osamu (Shinobu, Lucia's butler) managed to deliver an acceptable level of acting for my standards.

However, with all such flaws... this series had the drama and magic. The characters slowly grew on me, and there were many touching scenes despite extreme cheesiness. Comedy is excessively wacky, but I found myself laughing most of the time. And yeah, girls are hot, and so were the guys (though I still don't get why Mizushima Hiro is considered ikemen, he has a weird face). School/inheritance politics were portrayed very well.

Although this is a very, very poorly produced dorama, and sometimes extremely predictable, it had the energy and magic. Not a series you would drop half-way. Possibly all thanks to the strong original story in manga. Watch without thinking too much.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 17 July 2009
2. Che.... [Rating: 7/10]
I do like it, I really, honestly... dont/do. The girl, um... Eikura nana, She didnt interest me one bit. Though I hate to say it, I'd like to see more of this drama, just because of what I see. It was interesting, because I couldnt stop pressing the play button. Mizushima was um... fixated? But it rock, through the series.

I give it a seven, no matter what my ratings in the comments was. I'm to lazy to change it, so dont bother telling me to.
Reviewed by JEaddicthellyeah on 3 November 2009
3. Wow I liked it! [Rating: 8/10]
I just kind of randomly watched this drama and after I figured out what it was I was already enjoying it. I think if I simply read the story I would not have started watching it which would have been my loss.

The cast is good, the story is silly, the acting is over the top but still I looked forward to each episode despite the fact I am a guy and this is clearly a girls show it was fun to see much to my surprise.
Reviewed by MonsterZero65 on 8 May 2013
4. Worth watching [Rating: 8/10]
Cute, funny and touching. The twists towards the end are unexpected and interesting. The theme song is also very catchy. However, there are still a few unfinished chapters after the final episode, so hopefully a special will be made to clear them up. If you enjoyed Yukan Club and Hana Kimi, you'll definitely enjoy this one too.
Reviewed by doublemask on 30 April 2009
5. FEEL GOOD DRAMA [Rating: 8/10]
My opinion for this drama is that eventhough i think it is impossible to have this kind of service from a butler(and a handsome one too!) this is still a very nice love story, it's until the end that you realize it love and not service that the butler was giving to mei chan. VERY NICE DRAMA!!! happy ending!!!
Reviewed by arleneong912 on 16 October 2009
6. Must Watch if you want to laugh! [Rating: 8/10]
reminds me of hana kmi because of funny-ness and sabawness. Cast is good. lots of hotties! haha Even has a deeper and graver problem as compared to hana kimi. Makes me want to wish that I could stay in their school and have an S-Rank Butler. Watch this if you want to get away from stress:)
Reviewed by passionpete2427 on 23 February 2012
7. ................ [Rating: 7/10]
I really hate myself for liking this dorama because the storyline is so cheesy and it`s not like the casting is amazing but it just hits the right spot for me! cliche but really funny and heart warming dorama so yeah I recommend this!
Reviewed by KAZdoramma on 4 October 2009
8. Buttler [Rating: 8/10]
I want a buttler like rihito-sama too
Reviewed by ester_grace on 22 December 2010
9. GREAT! [Rating: 10/10]
awesome drama-
Reviewed by wildnation. on 22 August 2009

Comments From Users (104)
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1. Comments by sanctuary1210 [Rating: 8/10]
The drama overall was quite well done, but there were some bits that put me off. There were some parts that are actually quite commonplace, everyday events, but the drama made them seem mysterious and fantastical for no reason at all, which mystified me.
The other thing that I didn't like much was the actors. Just a small note, but I thought the main female character was a bit too perky and persistent. The main male lead, the butler, was very charming though. =D The thing that REALLY bugged me though, was that Satou Takeru, who played as Super Butler's little brother, looked really badly groomed. And it wasn't even intentional. -_-; I saw him before in Bloody Monday, and he looked a lot better then. In this drama, there's some scenes where he just manages to look 2D, and then sometimes his hair's all weird. >_> No offense to him, but I think that the staff for the drama could have cleaned him up better.
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
Stupid and ridiculous. Gorgeous butlers and Kamen Riders... I really have mixed feelings about this drama. First of all, it has a pair of my favorite actors and Kamen Riders: Mizushima Hiro and Sato Takeru. Those boys were simply adorable and great as a pair of brothers. Eikura Nana wasn't the disaster at acting that I thought she'd be, based on the previews. I didn't quite "get" this drama but I enjoyed it nonetheless. You couldn't help but root for Rihito-sama, MeganeUdon and Mameshiba! I hope to see a more conclusive special or second season in the future as the ending leaves MUCH to be desired.
3. Comments by nishishi [Rating: 3/10]
Boring and stupid. Although i found the first episode quite nice... the following episodes were a big letdown! didn't quite like the casting as well..... Most of the character were kind of WTF and the plot is just horrible (And the sheeps were soooo annoying showing up randomly). But i gotta say that i laugh pretty hard in some scenes (although just a few) so i give some points for that. BtW.. whats the point of having three dorms. and all that "stella" thing if the dorama dont use them at all....... good to watch if u r having some sleep disorder issues tough.
4. Comments by Swedish_Japan_Lover [Rating: 10/10]
A typichal "girls-academy"-drama, which are one of my favorite genres. It was cute, amusing, even a bit touching and exciting to watch! It maybe got too political correct sometimes, but it didn't really bother me. Mizushima Hiro fit that ikkemen character perfectly and so does Sato Takeru (which we'll certainly see more of). Eikura Nana is also one of my faves, I remember her fron Proposal Daisakusen and Ive wanted to see her as the leading role since then. Very cute and recommendable!
5. Comments by Babyy [Rating: 9/10]
Sugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!! at the beginning I thought it was kinda .. unreal and .. stupid .. but since I had nothing else to do I watched episode 2 .. Like all other dramas I got obsessed with it till the end, even if Shibata Rihito (the butler) was kinda "tooo much" into his role and looked kinda fake , I blame it on the being a butlers role, he accomplished it SO good tho ! .. he's hot :D ahah , IT'S A "MUST HAVE SEEN".. if you didn't you don't belong HERE lolz :) !
6. Comments by Di@na [Rating: 2/10]
Ok, what should I say? Another drama about rich , spoilt kids who won't accept the normal "bimbo" girl in their elite school. Oh ok, but here they have sexy butlers. Hmm yeah, thats it. NOTHING interesting is happening at all! They could at least make it different... Ok I ONLY WATCHED 1 EPISODE. But I don't think I missed anything I didn't see already before in 10 other jdramas. The cast is great, really, but the drama brings nothing new. Ahhh... I am bored.
7. Comments by aimare [Rating: 9/10]
I accidentally came across this weird drama, but it turned out to be very fun! C̎ is adapted from a manga, so the story is nothing realistic. All the characters, butlers and their masters, are very funny. The main actors, Mizushima Hiro as Rihito and Sato Takeru as Kento, are sooo adorable. The ending is very cute and keep me hoping for the 2nd season. I rewatched that scene like 4 times. @^^@
Wish I could have Rihito as my butler too... LOL
8. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 7/10]
I canft help but compare it to Hana Kimi. This has a more solid story but it was less entertaining and less funnier although it also has some funny moments, it just not cracks me up as Hana Kimi. The storyline was a typical manga/anime story with characters so familiar to me. But I must say that this has more hint of romance going on between the two leads. I guess this series turned out okay because they clearly stayed true to the manga.
9. Comments by passionpete2427 [Rating: 8/10]
as funny as hana kimi. Cast is good. lots of hotties! haha Even has a deeper and graver problem as compared to hana kimi. Makes me want to wish that I could stay in their school and have an S-Rank Butler. I give a score of 8 because though the storyline's good, i'm not really buying Nana Eikura's and Hiro Mizushima's acting (sorry Nana and Hiro!)...but still a good j-drama. Watch this if you want to get away from stressful things:)
10. Comments by animefreak101 [Rating: 8/10]
*drools* They butler~ He's so cute!! I had seen him in Zettai Kareshi and Hana kimi but now this!?!? I swear I couldn't stop staring at him the whole drama haha not to mention the plot of this drama is hilarious!! ooh and I swear I would rate this a ten if only the main character was a little less annoying :P Though the only reason really why I'm annoyed at her is because shes so lucky to have such a butler!! haha
11. Comments by weetzie_bat [Rating: 7/10]
i must admit, there were some cute and really funny moments in this drama, it's a little more subdued than most gakuen dramas. but i didn't buy the main premise at all. i didn't really see the point of the dynamics between butler and their lady. is it service equates love? butler + boyfriend? and i thought hiro was the weakest link in the drama. i was rooting for mame shiba instead!
12. Comments by yeoni [Rating: 4/10]
Could they have given Nana a slightly better haircut that doesn't make her look like a football? XD
Though seriously, it was a cutesy drama loaded with ikemen with a wicked villain, I wasn't expecting a great storyline, albeit the first couple of episodes were interesting but draggy. The last couple of episodes, cheese much and seems like the scriptwriter gave up.
13. Comments by delaciel [Rating: 7/10]
Well, it's a 7.5 for me.
It started out good, as a fun, fresh, n hilarious light drama. But, toward the middle part, I started to wonder where this drama going? The only reason that made me finished this drama was Mizushima Hiro. I love Eikura Nana in Proposal Daisakusen, but not really here... But, the background and the set was good (beautiful). ^^
14. Comments by strawberrynkiwi [Rating: 10/10]
It's been awhile since I rated a drama 10. I have the admit the drama is completely silly, but I was deprive from a good drama for a long time that Mei-chan totally blow me away. It was such a surprise how much I liked it, despite of its silliness. This drama turned me into a Hiro fan, he is just such an eye candy. :P
15. Comments by LaCorneille [Rating: 10/10]
Wow, it was long time since HYD and Hana Kimi, since I saw such an entertaining school drama. It's much more better than HYD. Well, not as good as Hana Kimi. I liked the main pairing Eikura Nana/Mizushima Hiro. They looked cute together. And the plot is funny and interesting, I didn't get bored at all. 10+
16. Comments by ScrappedShinigami [Rating: 7/10]
Ok I rated it so highly because... it was so feel good, a lot of bad stuff happened but Mei-Chan kept managing to pull back. Rhitio was so pretty and lovable gah it makes you want a butler :P prolly not the best drama for someone who wants something serious and without bishounen :P XDDDD
17. Comments by dianil5272 [Rating: 7/10]
Fun to watch - a light, sweet, ridiculous drama and is recommendable to those who no-depth plot but entertaining.
I don't like Eikura Nana's hairstyle, at first I didn't noticed it was her. Anyway, she's still lovely no matter what. The butlers were sooo entertaining... and cute. haha.
18. Comments by Nanaki [Rating: 7/10]
It was okay. I found it really funny, but at the same time it was sooo predictable and cheasy at times. And another love triangle..not a big fan of those anymore >< though the whole thing with the butlers was really cute, plus Hiro and Takeru look REALLY hot in this one! ;)
19. Comments by iluvhyde [Rating: 9/10]
I was skeptical at the beginning, but after watching 4 episodes, I could safely recommend this. Mizushima did an excellent job as the protective, quiet and composed shitsuji.

Rated only 9, due to the fact that I think the female lead could be cuter.
20. Comments by ryouji [Rating: 9/10]
i like the story line.. and the cast is good too!! i really got into it from the first episode till the last!! i wish there will be a special episode cause shibata kento(sato takeru) went off to to other country to train himself as a butler!!
21. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
This is definitely a guility pleasure. You're asking yourself, "Why am I watching this?!!?" But you keep watching. In fact, it's pretty stupid and unbelievable at times, but it was entertaining and I guess that's what counts most.
22. Comments by nienna [Rating: 9/10]
OMFG!! I am so totally in love with this drama. One of the main reasons is because I love the ikemen~~!!! All so distinguished!! *melts* Nobody can resist them. I wonder how many hearts did those guys break once the filming was over?
23. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 5/10]
Well... sometimes entertaining, but mainly very dull and silly. I didn't really like the main character, stupid struggles a thousand times (and always on the same issue, she doesn't seem to learn anything)... very overrated.
24. Comments by oonqy [Rating: 9/10]
if u like Hana Kimi, u will like this ~
but tis is sweeter than Hana Kimi~ the rabu rabu b/w mei-chan n rihito is worth-watchin~ and of cos funny things popped up here n there~ never dull. lots of ikemen to look out for~
25. Comments by SweetchillixD [Rating: 8/10]
I'm in love with this drama for one very obvious reason: Rihito-sama! xD That and the fact that its got a good plot, lovable characters, good performances and some refreshingly novel ideas that make this drama unique.
26. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 9/10]
adorable fluff at its finest. the drama was a stress buster for me. there were eye candies galore and over the top fantasy scenes that only the very rich can ever experience. it was an awesome vicarious experience.
27. Comments by KAZdoramma [Rating: 7/10]
u know wot?? i dont know why i loved this dorama so much but its very heart warming and quite funny to watch and nana chan i cute as well! mizushima hiro acts quite well in this one too! it is a light watch tho!
28. Comments by michimaru [Rating: 9/10]
once i get past my hatred for the lead actress, Eikura Nana, i really enjoyed this show. it was very cute and it was nice seeing some familar faces from Hana Kimi and other dramas that i've seen before.
29. Comments by ABINTRA [Rating: 7/10]
Entertaining and stylish. Amazing premise for a drama, but it wasn't executed to its fullest potential, alas. Mei and Rihito were pretty flat characters, IMO... especially Mei. *kicks her to the curb*
30. Comments by Sun_Shang_Xiang [Rating: 9/10]
This is so ridiculous -I Love It ! The cast is so beautiful, so many Ikemens and Bijins, it hurts the eyes but in a good way. A lot of fun , if you don't like Shojou Manga then avoid this.

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Users who voted for this drama (19)
1. aimare
I accidentally came across this weird drama, but it turned out to be very fun! C̎ is adapted from a manga, so the story is nothing realistic. All the characters, butlers and their masters, are very funny. The main actors, Mizushima Hiro as Rihito and Sato Takeru as Kento, are sooo adorable. The ending is very cute and keep me hoping for the 2nd season. I rewatched that scene like 4 times. @^^@
Wish I could have Rihito as my butler too... LOL
2. raudAHLUnatique
of course because mizushima hiro is in this series.. he looked smart n handsome in a coat.. n mukai osamu that acted in atashinchi no danshi.. i'm a bit shocked that in this series he had a white hair on n he became the bad guys..
3. ocha4ever
wow...i see a lot of ikemen here...mizushima hiro and mukai osamu also there...SUGOI!!!!the story line also good...another boarding school story...just like hana kimi...i like it a lot...
4. SweetchillixD
Reason for voting? It's simple: this drama is like chocolate to a fat kid; you can't stop yourself from watching no matter how many times you say "ok just one more"...
5. nienna
This drama is good but beware, lots of nosebleeding scenes so please prepare lots of tissues~~ There are just too many good looking guys here.... Sigh~~
6. kiwisannnn
Makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. And Mizushima Hiro is absolutely hot in the series. I also really like the other classmates... =D
7. arleneong912
very nice story....do real butlers do things like in this story????i wanna hire one.....nice chemistry with the actors, nice ending.....
8. thizaznchick
omg! HIRO was so freaking hot! he my dream husband and they made it sooo... good! i really hope they made a 2nd one!
9. lovingreen
i love this drama it was great i loved the actors
10. tetoots
hiro mizushuma and osamu mukai
11. Super Hakka
It has Mizushima Hiro <3
12. wildnation.
It was a great drama.
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14. gulugutca
15. sawadasmile
16. phanda21
17. oonqy
18. Renestl
19. sora21