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The Wallflower is a television series depicting a girl who was called ugly by the first love of her life. Devastated she takes on an attitude of rejecting beauty in any form in herself as well as in the life around her. Her personal trauma is so profound that she ends up suffering nosebleeds each time she sees beauty. The show originates in Japan so English speakers must read subtitles. The anime format makes this series visually compelling to watch.

The target audience for this program is mainly for teenagers from age thirteen and up. This age demographic is experiencing their first encounters with having a positive self image and many will relate to the self image challenges that the protagonist is experiencing.

The characters include those keen on helping the Wallflower emerge from her state of self denial. This helps to reinforce the importance of cultivating friendships so that one does not need to feel alone when confronting the challenges that life will inevitably throw in one's path.

The plot in each series focuses on issues that are important to the viewer. They have an opportunity to learn lessons from each story that they can apply to their own lives. Many young people today experience low self worth and some will often be bullied to the point that they will end their lives.

The series can help the viewers to see their pain more objectively through the experiences of the protagonist and to realize that there are good solutions within arm's reach. The stories in the series contain many intrigues and reflect the intricacies of what can happen in real life as well.

The term the wallflower has been used for many decades and reflects the rejection a young woman experiences when not asked to dance. The sense of rejection in the early years of one's life can remain with them forever. Television programs like this help to address this sense of isolation and find ways of positively coping with it.

1 Season, 25 Episodes
October 3, 2006
Cast: Hannah Alcorn, Greg Ayres, Josh Grelle, Vic Mignogna
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The Wallflower Full Episode Guide

  • Chaos ensues when Auntie pops into check on the progress of her niece's journey down the "Road to Womanhood."

  • When Kyohei runs away, Sunako and the rest of the boys are willing to do whatever it takes to bring their friend back home again.

  • If he wants to get Sunako back, Kyohei has only one option: he must return home - and risk a confrontation with his mother!

  • A gang of crazed shopkeepers hatches a plot to kidnap one of the boys, but somehow they end up grabbing Sunako as well!

  • When Sunako's father shows up for a surprise visit, he's shocked to discover that his little girl is living with real, live boys!

  • Sunako's prized possession - her anatomically correct doll - has been stolen! What manner of villain could be responsible for such a dastardly scheme?

  • Valentine's Day spirals out of control when dreamy guys, boy-crazy girls, and Sunako's uncontrollable love for chocolate all come together at once!

  • The boys finally succeed at convincing Sunako to wear a dress, but like most of her "girly" endeavors, things go horribly wrong!

  • Sunako is forced to endure a "relaxing" day at the spa filled with fun, friends, facials - and fiances?!

  • All the boys are participating in the school's annual sports festival, but this year, Sunako may take top prize in the category of "most competitive!"

  • Sunako and the boys are invited to an island paradise where pirates once buried their treasure. The guys have a hunger for gold, but Sunako hopes to uncover a skeleton!

  • When one of the boys receives word that his father has arranged for him to be married, the rest of the gang scrambles to find a loophole in his looming nuptials!

  • Strange - and steamy - situations ensue after Sunako eats a bowl of mysterious mushrooms with outrageous side-effects.

  • It's the holiday season, so Sunako and the boys take time out to decorate the mansion and share stories from their past!

  • News of Sunako's big kiss is all over school, and the boys are freaked out by Auntie's demands for high marks on her niece's next math test.

  • Sunako's ready to pack up and head home, but when the manager of the hot springs is attacked, she can't resist the chance to snoop around a crime scene!

  • There's no better place to make a love connection than the hot springs, where Sunakao challenges one of the boys to a heated game of ping-pong!

  • Sunako's tired of cooking and cleaning for her four ravenous roommates, so the boys decide to get jobs at a restaurant to ease her workload.

  • The leader of a gang of fighters falls hard for Sunako, but she's more interested in dusting off her anatomy figures than flirting with the brawling beau.

  • Creepy dreams are all Sunako has to keep her company when she's bedridden with a killer cold. After finally emerging from her room, the poor girl is devastated to discover she slept through Halloween!

  • A snapshot of Sunako catches the eye of a famous photographer, who quickly decides she should be his next model. The boys are thrilled, but their pupil's more interested in phantoms than flashbulbs.

  • Scares take center stage as Sunako and the boys work together to create a thrilling and chilling haunted house for the school festival.

  • Sunako gets a crash course in etiquette when Auntie announces plans to unveil her new-and-improved niece at a lavish party.

  • The boys do their best to touch-up Sunako's bangs, but the results are less than spectacular. Later, her unannounced appearance in the bathroom turns into an eye-opening experience.

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