Kaibutsu-kun pleasantly surprised me. It's not an outstanding J-drama, but everything around it seems special in it's own way. Ohno makes such a great Kaibutsu-brat, that I sometimes even got annoyed by his character. He plays a little prince, that is arrogant and stupid and doesn't care about others. So his father sends him to the human world. There he meets another brat who lives alone with his sister (I love how they always let the parents disappear, to make it easier for the kids to do stupid stuff XD) and always lies (because, appareantly he has no parents! *loL*). They become friends and Kaibutsu-kun learns many new things because of that two kids. The little human-brat even starts to be a good boy. YAY for Kaibutsu-brat teaching Human-brat.
What I really liked about that drama was the Musik, the costumes and I adore the way, dracula talks. His -zaimasu at the end of every sentence makes it sound so...elegant and intelligent. I love that. And I LOVE Franken for the ending. Like, it really made this drama lovely.
I also enjoyed, that they didn't have a "black" and a "white" side, where good fights the evil. Demorina and Demokin might be the evil people in this one, but I never really felt like I hated them. Demorina was way too beautiful to hate her and Demokin was just...predictable.
What I didn't like was, that Kaibutsu always had to save the kids, because they ran into the evil. At their own will. It reminded me a little bit of Sailor Moon. The evil side has to collect energy - human desire in this case - to wake up the glorious leader. And at the end of every episode, the main character comes to destroy that plan. So much like Sailor Moon, just that they don't save mankind as a whole, instead they just save the two human kids.
I got stuck somewhere in the middle, because it repeated itself. So it's nothing you can sit through in one night. But I still missed the show after some time, so it definitely had it's impact. One episode every week might just be right for Kaibutsu-kun. So no masterpiece, but very good!
Both are about the heir to the throne of another world who lives on Earth with a group of guardians, friends, disguised as humans. When the forces of evil try to steal human energy by manipulating human emotions, the protagonist must release his or her powers to protect humanity. In both series the gender of the guardians reflects the gender of the heir. Both series are also named after its protagonist.