Continuing on my trend of reviewing J-Drama, this is my review of a series i just recently watched, Mei-Chan no Shitsuji. Translated as "Mei's Butler". This series stars both Mizushima Hiro and Takeru Sato, so as a fan of Tokusatsu, as soon as i learnt they were both starring in it, i could not help myself but watch it. So, without further adue, lets get started.
This series was very fun. As a Tokusatsu fan, one of the big appeals for me was the Toku actors in this series. Aside from Mizushima Hiro and Takeru Sato, it also had Keisuke Kato (Nago/Kamen Rider IXA) and Yuki Kimisawa (Kirihiko/Nasca Dopant) and Chise Nakmura (Natsuki/BoukenYellow), which i thought was a pretty neat cast.
With all that said, the plot itself is decent. It's kinda something you see a lot these days, however it's given the spin of a lot of cute girls and butlers. Which the two of them always make a good series together. (See Hayate the Combat Butler). I thought the series did well being only 10 episodes long, the series didn't feel too rushed, The series also had some nice Comedy moments, and also had it's Dramatic moments too. The Drama was not enough to outshadow the Comedy, though.
So, in the end, this series was a pretty good series. It's a series i could recommend to anyone who is a fan of Anime/Manga or Tokusatsu. The series had wonderful music that tugged on your hearts strings and overall really helped the series out. The only dowfall of this series is that it is only 10 episodes. In a way, the 10 episodes were just the right amount for this series to completely unravel it's plot but at the same time, i would have loved to see more. The actors all portray their roles well, which is surprising for me, as some of the character's seem like they would be slightly difficult to play well. Yet most were done perfectly.
This series is definitely worth a watch. I'll be watching another JDrama soon, either Tokyo Dogs or Shinigami no Ballad. So i'll be sure to review one of them as well.