Title: Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Also known as: Mei-chan's Butler
Broadcast dates: 1/13/09 - 3/17/09
Number of episodes: 10
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cast: Eikura Nana, Mizushima Hiro, Sato Takeru, Yamada Yu
Plot: Shinonome Mei (Eikura) lived an ideal, if poor, life helping her parents run their udon shop in the countryside. After her parents sudden accidental death, it is revealed that Mei is the heir to a multibillionaire. Now she must attend a prestigious school in order to learn how to become a lady. However, at this school, every student has a handsome butler. Including Mei.
What is good: Mizushima Hiro is wonderful as Mei's butler, Shibata Rihito
What is bad: It plays out pretty much like any other "new girl in school" drama, except with butlers!
Letter rating: B
Overall: I made a decision to marathon this entire series in one day. Since it's only ten episodes, it wasn't a difficult task. As a whole, I found the series to be fairly decent. Nothing stood out as fabulous but nothing was particularly terrible either. The plot had an interesting take on the lady/butler relationship, even though it had a predictable ending. However, I was left feeling like there should have been a bit more meat on these bones.
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