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Mei-chan's Butler
メイちゃんの執事
(Mei-chan no Shitsuji)
Genre Romantic comedy
Manga
Author Riko Miyagi
Publisher Japan Shueisha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Japan Magaret
Original run November 21, 2006August 25, 2009
Volumes 10
TV drama
Director Ishikawa Junichi, Kinoshita Takao, Joho Hidenori, Iwata Kazuyuki
Writer Riko Miyagi
Network Japan 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 serialised in Shueisha's Margaret. The manga is licensed and published 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.

Contents

Media

Manga

Mei-chan no Shitsuji is written and illustrated by Riko Miyagi. The manga was serialised in Shueisha's Magaret. The individual chapters were collected into 9 tankōbon volumes released by Shueisha between November 21, 2006 and August 25, 2009.[1][2] The manga is licensed and published in Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing.[3]

Drama

The manga has been adapted into a live-action Japanese television drama,[4] which was broadcast on Fuji TV between January 13 and March 17, 2009.[5] The Region 2 DVD Box set for the series was released on June 17, 2009.[6]

Cast

Reception

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.[7] 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.[8] The Mei-chan no Shitsuji series was ranked 7th best-selling manga series in 2009 with 3,076,659 copies sold.[9] The first volume was ranked 12th on the Tohan charts between January 13 and 19, 2009.[10] It was ranked 12th again between January 27 and February 2, 2009,[11] and was ranked 10th between February 10 and 16, 2009.[12] The second volume was ranked 13th between January 13 and 19, 2009.[10] The third volume was ranked 19th.[10] The fourth volume was ranked 37th.[10] The fifth volume was ranked 24th.[10] The sixth volume was ranked 25th.[10] The seventh volume was ranked 23rd and 30th.[10][13] The ninth volume was ranked 1st, 5th and 16th.[14] The tenth volume was ranked 2nd, 14th and 30th.[15]

All 10 episodes of Mei-chan no Shitsuji drama have been listed on the Japanese Anime TV rankings.[16] The DVD box for the drama series was ranked the second best selling DVD between June 8-14, 2009 with 11,170 copies sold.[17] 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.[18]

References

  1. ^ "メイちゃんの執事 1" (in Japanese). Shueisha. http://books.shueisha.co.jp/CGI/search/syousai_put.cgi?isbn_cd=4-08-846111-8&mode=1. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
  2. ^ "メイちゃんの執事 10" (in Japanese). Shueisha. http://books.shueisha.co.jp/CGI/search/syousai_put.cgi?isbn_cd=978-4-08-846432-9&mode=1. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
  3. ^ "小咩的管家 1" (in Chinese). books.com.tw. http://www.books.com.tw/exep/prod/booksfile.php?item=0010420400. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  4. ^ a b c "Mei-chan no Shitsuji Shōjo Manga to Get TV Drama". Anime News Network. 2008-11-20. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-20/mei-chan-no-shitsuji-shojo-manga-to-get-tv-drama. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  5. ^ "メイちゃんの執事" (in Japanese). tvdrama-db. http://www.tvdrama-db.com/simple_result.htm?key=%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%81%A1%E3%82%83%E3%82%93%E3%81%AE%E5%9F%B7%E4%BA%8B&x=0&y=0. Retrieved 2009-07-26.  
  6. ^ "メイちゃんの執事 DVD-Box" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0024N7VSU/. Retrieved 2009-08-05.  
  7. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 1st Half of 2009 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-06-15. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-06-15/top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-series/1st-half-of-2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  
  8. ^ "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Volume: 1st Half of 2009 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-06-15. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-06-15/top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-volume/1st-half-of-2009. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  
  9. ^ "2009's Top-Selling Manga in Japan, by Series". Anime News Network. 2009-12-04. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-04/2009-top-selling-manga-in-japan-by-series. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 13-19 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-01-21. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-21/japanese-comic-ranking-january-13-19. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  11. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 27-February 2". Anime News Network. 2009-02-04. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-04/japanese-comic-ranking-january-27-february-2. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  12. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 10-16". Anime News Network. 2009-02-18. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-18/japanese-comic-ranking-february-10-16. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  13. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 3-9 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-02-11. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-11/japanese-comic-ranking-february-3-9/2. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  14. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 19-26". Anime News Network. 2009-04-29. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-04-29/japanese-comic-ranking-april-19-26. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 27-May 3 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-05-06. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-06/japanese-comic-ranking-april-27-may-3. Retrieved 2009-05-30.  
    "Japanese Comic Ranking, May 4-10". Anime News Network. 2009-05-13. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-05-13/japanese-comic-ranking-may-4-10. Retrieved 2009-05-30.  
  15. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 24-30". Anime News Network. 2009-09-03. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-03/japanese-comic-ranking-august-24-30. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
    "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 31-September 6 (Updated)". Anime News Network. 2009-09-09. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-09/japanese-comic-ranking-august-31-september-6. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
    "Japanese Comic Ranking, September 7-13". Anime News Network. 2009-09-16. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-09-16/japanese-comic-ranking-september-7-13. Retrieved 05 December 2009.  
  16. ^ "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, January 12-18". Anime News Network. 2009-02-03. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-03/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-january-12-18. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, January 19-25". Anime News Network. 2009-02-09. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-09/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-january-19-25. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, January 26-February 1". Anime News Network. 2009-02-15. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-15/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-january-26-february-1. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 2-8". Anime News Network. 2009-03-02. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-02/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-february-2-8. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 9-15". Anime News Network. 2009-03-16. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-16/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-february-9-15. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 16-22". Anime News Network. 2009-03-20. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-20/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-february-16-22. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, February 23-March 1". Anime News Network. 2009-03-22. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-22/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-february-23-march-1. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, March 2-8". Anime News Network. 2009-03-24. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-24/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-march-2-8. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, March 9-15". Anime News Network. 2009-03-29. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-29/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-march-9-15. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
    "Japanese Anime TV Ranking, March 16-22". Anime News Network. 2009-03-29. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-03-29/japanese-anime-tv-ranking-march-16-22. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  
  17. ^ "Japanese Animation DVD Ranking, June 8-14". Anime News Network. 2009-06-24. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-06-24/japanese-animation-dvd-ranking-june-8-14. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  
  18. ^ "ザテレビジョン ドラマアカデミー賞: 結果発表" (in Japanese). Jaoanese Drama Academy Awards. http://blog.television.co.jp/drama/academy/2009/04/22/. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  

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