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Mei-chan no Shitsuji  
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From Jshoujo Scans:

Shinonome Mei remembers being rescued by a butler when she was a young girl. But did that really happen? When Mei's parents die in car accident, this butler, Rihito, reappears, wanting to take her to her grandfather.
Mei's grandfather is very wealthy and Mei turns out to be the heiress to his fortune and is forced to transfer to St. Lucia Academy, so that she can become a proper lady.
When Mei's childhood friend Kento hears about this, he decides to enroll in a butler school so that he can stay close to her.
Mei-chan falls in love with Rihito, her butler. Does Rihito love her back? In the meantime Kento, who is in love with Mei-chan, also isn't planning to sit back and do nothing.


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Associated Names
Chàng quản gia của bé Mei
Mei's Butler (French)
Mei-chan's Butler

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.68 by Evil Flowers over 2 years ago
v.10 c.67 by Evil Flowers over 3 years ago
v.10 c.66 by Evil Flowers over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (312 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.33 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 11th 2014, 8:22pm PST



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Margaret (Shueisha)

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Monthly Pos #1032 increased(+475)
3 Month Pos #2301 increased(+241)
6 Month Pos #2630 increased(+450)
Year Pos #3440 decreased(-209)

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who do you root for Mei to end up with? over 5 years ago
is it just me over 7 years ago
Mei-chan no shitsuji over 7 years ago
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One of the worst   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mashimaro12345
October 1st, 2012, 4:58am
One thing I cannot stand about this manga is the art. Yeah, the butlers look alright, it it's the main character that's the problem.
Mei looks like a child and acts like one. It would be totally fine if the author drew her with a more matured body, but the art turns me off as it's as if the guys are lusting for a kid.
I don't get why the author gives the bad side characters good nice appropriate body but not Mei, so the whole story seemed like a bratty girl trying to woo her butler who does not seem to be interested at her for most times.
Everyone in this manga has shallow personalities, and there is so much drama going on!
Yes, I know the drama tag is there, but the drama made the story irrelevant and stupid. It gives off an unpleasant feeling whenever I read this manga, so I stopped, finally.
I have been reading the chinese scanlations, and the story will not be improving at all for the next chapters.
Please don't waste your precious time reading this, unless you like the drama with unpleasantness with the main character practically looking like a kid begging to be with her oh-so-sexy-butler.
I also hope that Rihito forgets about her and move on with his pathetic life.

... Last updated on October 1st, 2012, 5:01am
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ew ew ew   
Rating: N/A
by PrincessVera
July 4th, 2012, 1:45am
I will just say... this series disgusts me. The main character, Mei, has the body and brains and maturity of a preadolescent. And despite that, she is extremely sexualized by the artist and viewed lustfully by at least (3!) different males, only one of whom is anywhere close to her age. I know this is escapist manga, but it gives me the chills:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
There is a scene of Mei stripped down to her underwear. By a grown man who drugged her. There is also a kiss scene between Mei and Rihito, a 21-year-old.

The large age gap is not the problem.. the fact that the girl is an underdeveloped girl who's barely even a teenager is the problem. I believe the correct term is "hebephilia"... arguably a mental disorder.

There's a 4-year time skip at the end of volume 7, which makes the whole deal a little better... well... if you can forget all the really, really icky stuff going on before.
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naive, too predictable   
Rating: N/A
by levatein
June 30th, 2012, 7:53pm
after 47 chapters of marathon, I found the series to be good. The art is also a plus point. However, the story really pissed me off. I can easily predict what will happen for the next 3-4 chapters beforehand, to the point that it is boring. The main heroine is too naive and sometimes indecisive as well. Overall, the series is definitely has lots of potential, despite the plain, predictable and (now and then) unrealistic plot.
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i vote for mei and rhito   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shines
November 27th, 2011, 7:50am
i love this manga
mei chan is cute and strong , soooo likeable
i support mei and rhito
rhito has done sooo much for mei , he has loved mei since they first met when she was young and became a great butler at that , he chose mei as his perfect master a long time ago
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
rhito met mei chan first when she was small and has loved her for sooo long!!!
he does outrageous things for her but lost the battle and was hypnotised by his knew master,
while this happens mei has fun with kento!! i cant accept this, rhito loves her too much

... Last updated on November 27th, 2011, 8:00am
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Needs more   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
October 19th, 2011, 2:05pm
The story has a lot of emotional baggage between the brothers Kento and Rihito but falls short on romance for Mei. Leaving you wondering what is going on with Mei and why isn't anything working out for her. But on the other hand, the side characters are fun to read about as they all have sprouting romances with their butlers. Poor Mei, hope she finds love soon.

... Last updated on October 19th, 2011, 2:08pm
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Rating: N/A
by Loliconlubbin
September 1st, 2011, 8:00pm
The main character started out annoying. It was unbearable. But once you get past ten chapters or so you start to really like it. The art is amazing. Very cute. I like when the main character is flat chested. xDD I like Kenta better than Rihito. 0__o Is that odd? Maybe it's because Kenta is tsun-tsun?
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OK with some exceptions...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by RengeOtakuSama
August 10th, 2011, 12:55am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Ok, so I think the story is good thus far. I guess that I'm just annoyed by that Lucia girl and her butler cuz they're both evil and mental. Doing stuff that's so creepy and using underhand methods to get Mei chan's butler, how low of them considering that Mei chan isn't doing anything to them so shouldn't they have more decency? I mean what kind of illness does that mental master and butler have? Also, I think Rihito is also kind of irritating. Falling into theirtrap like that. Unbelievable.

... Last updated on August 10th, 2011, 12:56am
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Rating: N/A
by kahoko
January 1st, 2011, 3:28pm
Just when I was about to start reading it, I get on the SMM website just to find out the series is being dropped. I'm still gonna give it a try, since I loved the drama..hope some other scanlation group picks this up!!!
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Rating: N/A
by cecixiao78
August 12th, 2010, 6:55pm
urg i rely hope she ends up with Kento, it's such an amusing manga series, im gonna watch the drama too!!! Its also hard to tell who mei really likes which keeps you interested till to end just to find out urg!!! i really want to kno but most of the manga sites have finished uploading the series i'm starting to doubt the sites, every since onemanga had been closed down the uploading has been slow...might have to buy the series just to finish it. The story is so touching that it can make you cry in the beginning even thou it hasnt even gone to the climax yet

... Last updated on August 12th, 2010, 7:25pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
April 24th, 2010, 10:25am
I believe the storyline is great; the only things lacking is the artwork. And also, it would've been nice if it's not school-related. This story would've been better if it was more of a master-guardian kind of thing instead of a mistress-butler theme. This mistress-butler PLUS school makes everything exaggerated; you start to lose the feel for school YET it's still there, you start to lose the feel for mistress-butler YET it's still there.
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