No. I'm sorry to say that this is simply a rehash of Otome. The bad guy is even Scharwz and the most badass dude we saw the whole episode is... John Smith (I crack up every time they use this name. Do the creators even realize the connotations it has in English?)
The Otome version is fun for some mindless entertainment but I wish they would at least try to be even an iota more creative.