Sunako is very happy living her life in the darkness of her room, with her skeleton friends and her horror movies to keep her company. The darkness she so loves is pierced brightly by four dazzling young men, who come to live in the same mansion as her, and she soon realizes that they have orders from her aunt to do anything to turn her into a prim and proper lady.
I should start by saying that I have neither read the original manga nor watched the anime of this series, so I can't compare them or say if the dorama follows the original work or not.
With that said, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is a series you will love or hate.
Both the story and the characters are cliché (they're from a shoujo manga after all). They're stereotypical, the plot is predictable and the comedy isn't as funny as it should be.
The show is constantly jumping between serious drama and silly jokes, which leaves you more confused than anything else, and most of the characters are left undeveloped in the end. However, the show has a very episodic feel and each episode has its own set of problems that are resolved within an hour (normally using supernatural elements instead of giving real solutions).
And there's a decent acting from Kamenashi Kazuya, who manages to pull off the bad-tempered yet sensitive Takano Kyouhei with the right amount of angst and swagger, Tegoshi Yuuya, who was able to portray Touyama Yukinojou's childish cuteness, and Uchi Hiroki, who made an almost flawless cool-headed Oda Takenaga.
I can't say the same about Oomasa Aya's Nakahara Sunako since she got me on my nerves during all the show with her forced and exaggerated acting (fortunately, Kamenashi saved the moments when Kyouhei and Sunako had to interact, so they didn't end up feeling forced as well), or Miyao Shuntarou, who portrayed a flamboyant and irritating Morii Ranmaru that even felt awkward or out of place at times.
In summary, if you're not looking for a heavy plotline or awesome acting, go ahead and watch this. It's cute at times, it has pretty boys and it even has a message (especially towards the end of the series) about inner beauty and learning to love yourself.
In both, the heroine is an isolated, introverted girl, with complexes about her looks. In both, due to various reasons, she becomes the center of attention, surrounded by the most popular boys in school/college, who want to transform her from dark and gloomy to the most popular girl in school.In both Kamenashi Kazuya plays the male lead.