Mei-chan no Shitsuji

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Mei-chan's Butler
メイちゃんの執事
(Mei-chan no Shitsuji)
Genre Romantic comedy
Manga
Written by Riko Miyagi
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Magaret
Original run November 21, 2006 – ongoing
Volumes 20
Television drama
Directed by Ishikawa Junichi
Kinoshita Takao
Joho Hidenori
Iwata Kazuyuki
Written by Riko Miyagi
Network Fuji TV
Original run January 13, 2009March 17, 2009
Episodes 10
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Mei-chan no Shitsuji (メイちゃんの執事?, lit. "Mei-chan's Butler") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Riko Miyagi. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's Margaret magazine. The manga is licensed and published in Chinese in Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing. The manga has been adapted into a live-action Japanese television drama, which was broadcast on Fuji TV between January 13 and March 17, 2009.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Mei-chan no Shitsuji is written and illustrated by Riko Miyagi. The manga is serialised in Shueisha's Magaret magazine. The individual chapters have been collected into 15 tankōbon by Shueisha as of May 25, 2011 and the series is still ongoing.[1] The manga is licensed and published in Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing.[2]

Drama[edit]

The manga has been adapted into a live-action Japanese television drama,[3] which was broadcast on Fuji TV between January 13 and March 17, 2009.[4] The Region 2 DVD Box set for the series was released on June 17, 2009.[5]

Cast[edit]

Group Cast Role Note
Lead Role ''Nana Eikura'' Shinonome Mei[3] Hongo's successor
Hiro Mizushima Shibata Rihito[3] Butler, Older brother
Takeru Sato Shibata Kento Butler's Apperantice, Younger brother
''Yu Yamada''
  • Rio Sasaki
Lucia (Hongo Shiori)
  • young Hongo Shiori
Hongo's foster daughter, Hongo's successor
Osamu Mukai Shinobu Butler
St. Lucia Girl's Academy ''Horiuchi Keiko'' Sister Rose Principal
Kosuke Suzuki Sakuraba Principal's Butler
''Mitsuki Tanimura'' Tami Yamada Master
Shinnosuke Abe Kanda Butler
''Mayuko Iwasa'' Ryuonji Izumi Master, Class's President
Jutta Yuki Kiba Butler
''Aya Oomasa'' Rika Kayama Master
Akihiro Mayama Aoyama Butler
''Aoi Nakabeppu'' Fujiko Natsume Master
Nobuo Kyo Nezu Butler
''Riko Yoshida'' Miruku Mamahara Master
Ryohei Suzuki Daimon Butler
''Shiori Kutsuna'' Rin Amo Master
Tomomi Maruyama Yotsuya Butler
Sun (Sole) Rank Usuda Asami Daichi Yuma
Horan Chiaki Mizusawa Satomi
Yamamoto Ayano Hino Eriko
Ishibashi Natsumi Kazama Ai
Hongo's Family Masahiko Tsugawa Hongo Kintaro Grandfather of Mei & Shiori
Manpei Takagi Akabane Ukon Assistant
Shinpei Takagi Akabane Sakon Assistant
Hashizume Jun Shutaro Mei's father
Yamashita Yorie Yu Mei's mother
Nakamoto's Family Nanase Hoshii Nakamoto Natsumi Younger sister
Hiromi Kitagawa Nakamoto Mifuyu Older sister
Mako Ishino Nakamoto Akiko Mother
Tetta Sugimoto Nakamoto Shunpei Father
Others Yamaguchi Kaori Ryuonji Miwako Izumi's mother
Kamio Yu an agent Episode 5

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient
2009 60th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Drama
2009 60th Television Drama Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Takeru Sato

Reception[edit]

The Mei-chan no Shitsuji series was ranked 6th best selling manga series in Japan in the first half of 2009 with an estimated 2,580,155 copies sold between November 17, 2008 to May 17, 2009.[6] The first volume of Mei-chan no Shitsuji was ranked the 36th best selling manga in Japan in the first half of 2009 with 334,536 copies sold from November 17, 2008 to May 17, 2009.[7] The Mei-chan no Shitsuji series was ranked 7th best-selling manga series in 2009 with 3,076,659 copies sold.[8] The first volume was ranked 12th on the Tohan charts between January 13 and 19, 2009.[9] It was ranked 12th again between January 27 and February 2, 2009,[10] and was ranked 10th between February 10 and 16, 2009.[11] The second volume was ranked 13th between January 13 and 19, 2009.[9] The third volume was ranked 19th.[9] The fourth volume was ranked 37th.[9] The fifth volume was ranked 24th.[9] The sixth volume was ranked 25th.[9] The seventh volume was ranked 23rd and 30th.[9][12] The ninth volume was ranked 1st, 5th and 16th.[13][14][15] The tenth volume was ranked 2nd, 14th and 30th.[16][17][18]

All 10 episodes of Mei-chan no Shitsuji drama have been listed on the Japanese Anime TV rankings.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28] The DVD box for the drama series was ranked the second best selling DVD between June 8–14, 2009 with 11,170 copies sold.[29] Mei-chan no Shitsuji was awarded two prizes at the 60th Japanese Drama Academy Awards on April 22, 2009. Mei-chan no Shitsuji was awarded best drama and Takeru Satoh was awarded best supporting actor.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "メイちゃんの執事 / 15" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "小咩的管家 1" (in Chinese). books.com.tw. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mei-chan no Shitsuji Shōjo Manga to Get TV Drama". Anime News Network. November 20, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "メイちゃんの執事" (in Japanese). tvdrama-db. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "メイちゃんの執事 DVD-Box" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 1st Half of 2009 (Updated)". Anime News Network. June 15, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 1st Half of 2009 (Updated)". Anime News Network. June 15, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  8. ^ "2009's Top-Selling Manga in Japan, by Series". Anime News Network. December 4, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 13-19 (Updated)". Anime News Network. January 21, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 27-February 2". Anime News Network. February 4, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 10-16". Anime News Network. February 18, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 3-9 (Updated)". Anime News Network. February 11, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 19-26". Anime News Network. April 29, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 27-May 3 (Updated)". Anime News Network. May 6, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 4-10". Anime News Network. May 13, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 24-30". Anime News Network. September 3, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 31-September 6 (Updated)". Anime News Network. September 9, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, September 7-13". Anime News Network. September 16, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  19. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, January 12-18". Anime News Network. February 3, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, January 19-25". Anime News Network. February 9, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  21. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, January 26-February 1". Anime News Network. February 15, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  22. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 2-8". Anime News Network. March 2, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 9-15". Anime News Network. March 16, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 16-22". Anime News Network. March 20, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 23-March 1". Anime News Network. March 22, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  26. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, March 2-8". Anime News Network. March 24, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  27. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, March 9-15". Anime News Network. March 29, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  28. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, March 16-22". Anime News Network. March 29, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009. 
  29. ^ "Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, June 8-14". Anime News Network. June 24, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  30. ^ "ザテレビジョン ドラマアカデミー賞: 結果発表" (in Japanese). Japanese Drama Academy Awards. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 

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