Absolute Boyfriend (2008– )
"Zettai kareshi" (original title)

TV Series  |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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Unlucky in love office lady Riiko Izawa is ready to give up on relationships when a mysterious man who offers her the perfect boyfriend. However, just when she catches the attention of her ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Saki Aibu ...
 Riiko Izawa (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Erena ...
 Ono Chiho (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mokomichi Hayami ...
 Night Tenjo / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jingi Irie ...
 Hayashi Kota (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Masaki Kaji ...
 Tanaka Yoichiro (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Komoto Maki ...
 Sato Nozomi (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Miki Maya ...
 Wakabayashi Fujiko (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Rie Minemura ...
 Yoshioka Tetsuko (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Hiro Mizushima ...
 Soshi Asamoto / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shunsuke Nakamura ...
 Asamoto Masashi (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tsubaki Nekoze ...
 Adachi Kyoko (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ryosuke Sakuragi ...
 Morikawa Yasushi (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eisuke Sasai ...
 Shirasagi Yuki (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kuranosuke Sasaki ...
 Namikiri Gaku (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kenta Satoi ...
 Hirata Hajime (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Natsuhi Ueno ...
 Ito Mika (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shoichi Watanuki ...
 Dei Takeru (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Meikyô Yamada ...
 Asamoto Shiro (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kei Yamamoto ...
 Asamoto Kazushi (12 episodes, 2008-2009)


Unlucky in love office lady Riiko Izawa is ready to give up on relationships when a mysterious man who offers her the perfect boyfriend. However, just when she catches the attention of her wealthy, playboy boss she finds herself the owner of the perfect, million dollar boyfriend - a robotic figure tailored to her exact ideals! Now Riiko's life is turned upside down as she finds herself caught up in a love triangle while trying to achieve her dream of becoming a world-class pastry chef. Written by mercy_angel_09

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In the first episode, Riiko names model 01, knight, because he will protect her. However, Riiko makes him a scarf with the initial "N." Therefore, throughout the series, he is called, "Night," In addition, in the last episode, when Soshi stumbles upon the robot manual, it reads that 01 is part of the "Nightly Series." See more »


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Familiar but fun
1 July 2008 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This dorama is amusing but also unusually engaging - a big hit in 2008's Fujisankei line-up. What if a cute, eligible girl wins the use of the "perfect boyfriend" - a robot?

An appealing group of players make the story fun in the same way as, say, Bewitched. Aibu Saki is the definition of cute in the role of the girl, though the remainder of the cast acquits itself capably as the people who slowly come to realize the strange situation. Of course, there are the expected episodes of mistaken identity as the robot gradually proves to me more "human" than the rest of them. This is the kind of fluffy entertainment you can polish off in a night or two - realizing, of course, there are eleven episodes.

For the genre, Zettai Kareshi ("Perfect Boyfriend") is refreshing and sweet, with any number of small laughs thrown in for good measure.

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