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Friday Flicks: Zettai Kareshi

Title: Zettai Kareshi/Absolute Boyfriend

Year: 2008

Rating: PG-13. There’s no actual rating, but he’s naked when he gets out of the box, and he keeps asking Riiko when they’re going to do it. So yeah

Country of Origin: Japan


AI creator, Kronos Heaven creates the perfect devoted lover, “Night Tenjo.” Temp worker Riiko Izawa is chosen as a participant for the 5-day free trial.

At first, she thinks nothing more of Night than an appliance. Like a toaster. But as she learns of how deep his devotion is, she begins having feelings for him.

Joining in and creating a ‘love triangle’ is Soshi Asamoto, an executive from the company Riiko works for.

In 2009, a special was released, which wraps up loose ends. In 2012, the Taiwanese version aired, starring Ku Hye Sun and Fahrenheit‘s Jiro Wang as Riiko and Night.

There was a rumored Korean version in 2012, with Kim Ha Neul and T.O.P from BIGBANG, but that never came into fruition. Wouldn’t we love to see that? Ovaries would implode, I tell you.

Like the drama? Buy it on Amazon!

*Watch out for sucky translations though. The one I bought kept calling Riiko ‘pear sweater’ on the subtitles.

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