- Title: 整形美人
- Title (romaji): Seikei Bijin
- Also known as: Artificial Beauty
- Genre: Comedy
- Episodes: 11
- Viewership ratings: 11.4
- Broadcast network: Fuji TV
- Broadcast period: 2002-Apr-09 to 2002-Jun-25
- Air time: Tuesday 21:00
- Theme songs:
- Unchained Melody by Suga Shikao
- Arcadia by Silva
A woman's life all depends on her looks. So what happens if she's born ugly? This story is about a girl, nowhere near attractive, who was born where ugliness runs in the family.
This pitiful girl, who has no luck with men, thanks to her "not so pretty" looks, turned to her last resort: a face lift. She travels all the way to the Mediterranean to transform into a living beauty. Now she can finally get her hands on love and happiness. After returning to Japan, she starts a glamorous life as a fashion model: something she had always longed for.
Still, day after day, she is obsessed with the feeling that her big secret may come to light. The face lift was able to change her face, but not her "ugly personality."
She's an artificial beauty: vulnerable, fragile, and struggling for love. Will she manage to get the love of her life?
This is the ultimate love story that portrays every woman's dream. Be ready for a hilarious, stylish, gorgeous but sad romance.
Honami Saotome is made out of plastic. She's the artificial beauty. Honami seems to have the ideal life, working as a fashion model. Actually, behind her perfect face is a unfortunate girl, born into a family that has a long history of "the ugly bug." During her childhood, she was bullied for being ugly, and dumped tragically by the boy she liked. To bid farewell to all that and start a new life, she decides to have plastic surgery on her entire body. Thanks to her decision, she now leads the life of a princess. Nobody knows that behind her glamorous lifestyle, is a girl afraid that her secret may be found out, or that her face may fall apart. She struggles with her ugly personality that just won't wash away. Though Honami has the inner strength of never giving up, her arrogance of doing anything for her own happiness is just too much.
The other leading character is Ryusui Fujishima, the heir to a grand master of flower arrangement, whose philosophy is, "flower arrangement starts from hating flowers." Within this friendly gentleman who hates formality, is a lonely heart that won't let others in. This is a man that shows no arrogance despite the position he's in. He's actually tired of high society where relationships are just superficial. Ryusui is a man who values essence more than appearance, whether it's flowers or people. Thus, he is attracted not to Honami's looks, but to her tough and bold personality: like a wild flower growing between rocks.
by: Fuji TV
- Yonekura Ryoko as Saotome Honami
- Shiina Kippei as Fujishima Ryusui
- Kato Haruhiko as Takeda Ryohei
- Konishi Manami as Fujishima Isaki
- Aota Noriko as Itehara Aoi
- Ichige Yoshie
- Shibata Rie as Saotome Ruriko
- Kubo Akira
- Ogura Hisahiro
- Kikuchi Maiko as Mukai Eri
- Tanihara Shosuke as Yajima Tasahi
- Abukawa Mihoko as Saotome Narumi/Saotome Honami (in flashbacks)
- Ep 01: 「人生リセット！さあ恋だ」/ "Life Reset! Now, Time For Love!"
- Ep 02: 「恋の為なら心も整形」/ "For Love, I'd Even Have Plastic Surgery on My Heart"
- Ep 03: 「日本一の調子コキ女、超失恋」 / "The Cockiest Girl in Japan, Total Lost Love"
- Ep 04: 「悲しいブスだけ、わかること」/ "Things Only a Sad Ugly Girl Can Understand"
- Ep 05: 「最高に元気が出るプレゼント」/ "A Present That Will Cheer You Up"
- Ep 06: 「この恋は身動きできない程の」/ "Frozen With Love"
- Ep 07: 「バレる！造花の花は実らない」/ "Busted! An Artificial Flower Never Blooms"
- Ep 08: 「愛を砕く衝撃の告白！隠してたけど私は…」/ "The Love-Breaking Shocking Confession! I've Hidden It From You, But..."
- Ep 09: 「涙と感動のビューティーコロシアム…別れ」/ "Tears and a Moving Beauty Coliseum... Farewell"
- Ep 10: 「愛の逆転ゴールのため…元の顔に戻ります」/ "To Get My Love Back... I'll Return To My Former Face!"
- Ep 11: 「サヨナラ！大丈夫､キレイの秘密がある」/ "Goodbye! Don't Worry, I Have a Beautiful Secret"
-- translated by awrittensin
- Ep 01: 15.2%
- Ep 02: 12.5%
- Ep 03: 11.1%
- Ep 04: 12.1%
- Ep 05: 10.9%
- Ep 06: 11.3%
- Ep 07: 12.6%
- Ep 08: 11.6%
- Ep 09: 10.1%
- Ep 10: 8.7%
- Ep 11: 9.7%
looks, turned to her last resort: a face lift. She travels all the way to the Mediterranean to transform into a living beauty. Now she can finally get her hands on love and happiness. After returning to Japan, she starts a glamorous life as a fashion model: something she had always longed for.
Still, day after day, she is obsessed with the feeling that her big secret may come to light. The face lift was able to change her face, but not her