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Zettai Kareshi [絶対彼氏]

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Title:Zettai Kareshi
絶対彼氏
Absolute Boyfriend
Telecast:2008-04-08 to 2008-06-24
Season:Spring 2008



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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes
Special
Viewership:13.2%
Genre(s):Comedy
Romance
Science fiction



Synopsis
Robot maker, Kronos Heaven, finally develops "01", the perfect male humanoid programmed to be devoted and completely loyal to his lover. The company chooses temp worker Izawa Riko to take part in a 5-day free trial. At first, Riko only sees the robot as a household appliance. But when she finds out how deep his devotion to herself is, Riko finds herself falling in love with him. Joining the love triangle is Asamoto Soshi, a distinguished young executive at her company who has feelings for her.
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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (1)
1. Okaeri [Ayaka]

Actor/Actress Cast (32)
Aibu Saki
相武紗季
Izawa Riko
Hayami Mokomichi
速水もこみち
Tenjo Night (01)
Mizushima Hiro
水嶋ヒロ
Asamoto Soshi
Sasai Eisuke
篠井英介
Shirasagi Yuki
Ueno Natsuhi
上野なつひ
Ito Mika
Satoi Kenta
佐戸井けん太
Hirata Hajime
Nekoze Tsubaki
猫背椿
Adachi Kyoko
Komoto Maki
河本麻希
Sato Nozomi
Kaji Masaki
加治将樹
Tanaka Yoichiro
Yamada Meikyo
山田明郷
Asamoto Shiro
Minemura Rie
峯村リエ
Yoshioka Tetsuko
Erena
英玲奈
Ono Chiho
Sakuragi Ryosuke
桜木涼介
Morikawa Yasushi
Watanuki Shoichi
綿貫正市
Dei Takeru
Irie Jingi
入江甚儀
Hayashi Kota
Yamamoto Kei
山本圭
Asamoto Kazushi
Nakamura Shunsuke
中村俊介
Asamoto Masashi
Sasaki Kuranosuke
佐々木蔵之介
Namikiri Gaku
Maya Miki
真矢ミキ
Wakabayashi Fujiko
Kyo Nobuo
姜暢雄
Ishizeki Hayato (ep. 1)
Kikuchi Kinya
菊池均也
(ep. 2)
Oka Ayumi
岡あゆみ
(ep. 2)
Ihata Juri
井端珠里
(ep. 2)
Komuro Yuta
小室優太
(ep. 2)
Ishida Taro
石田太郎
Miura Hitoshi (ep. 3)
Kyou Nobuo
姜暢雄
Ishizeki Hayato (ep. 1)
Nakamura Masaya
中村昌也
(ep. 4)
Iwamatsu Ryo
岩松了
Izawa Yoshiharu (ep. 6)
Takahashi Hitomi
高橋ひとみ
Izawa Makiko (ep. 6)
Sakai Ayana
酒井彩名
Hirai Natsumi (ep. 7-9)
Teshima Tomoko
手嶋智子
(ep. 7)
Abe Tsuyoshi
阿部力
Toshiki (ep. 8)
 

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Drama Reviews (31)
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1. Night Kawaii! [Rating: 8/10]
This was a great drama. It was light, silly, fun, and an enjoyment to watch.

The storyline was hugely flawed and totally unbelievable, but because the characters were so much fun, and because Ifm sure the writers never once wanted to convince us that this was supposed to be a serious, realistic drama, the flaws are totally forgivable.

Near the end of the drama you do start to unearth more philosophical issues, and question what love is and what it means to be ghumanh. The end was touching and sad, and if I hadnft been watching it with my sis (who cried), I would have cried as well.

I was pleasantly surprised by Aibu Saki. I think Ifve only seen her in Attention Please, where shefs not the lead. She did a great job. Hayami also rocked. If I hadnft seen him already in other dramas, I would have been less impressed. I mean, itfs not hard for teen heart-throbs to act roboticc but he really WAS acting and he did a great drop as the ideal boyfriend.

I would definitely recommend this drama to anyone looking for something light and fluffy to watch as a break from all the other hardcore dramas that are out there. :)
Reviewed by Wynter on 21 July 2008
2. An overall decent show [Rating: 7/10]
This is the first time I've seen Saki Aibu in a lead role and I was generally charmed by her. Yes her performance was occasionally a bit over the top but someone who buys a love robot would have to be a little wacky. In fact her performance was about the only thing that kept me with the drama for the first five episodes. The problem I had was that the robot character was annoying me no end initially but by the end of the fifth episode a change occurred and he became much more tolerable.
I have to say that I could never believe the Riiko/Night relationship and so wasn't as touched by it as others here apparently have been. Is it really love if not loving her is impossible? I thought the ending was pretty much the way it should have been. In any case I still enjoyed the show and encourage anyone who finds the premise interesting to give it a view.
Reviewed by johnjeon on 23 July 2008
3. Worth watching, but keep in mind.. [Rating: 10/10]
At first I was not sure about this drama. A robot? That is mainly what I couldn't get over. However, I decided to watch it, but I always kept in mind that I was in for a comedy.. I was expecting nothing but silly acting. But I have to admit that after watching the first episode, i was hooked! It was funny, and Night was very interesting to look at (the actor did a good job as a robot).

The strange thing is that, I actually found myself caring and feeling for the robot. What can I say, he won me over! He was always trying to be the perfect boyfriend, and he tried very hard.

The drama is very funny. The ending sad, but probably the best way to go. I recommend you watch it, but please, keep in mind that it is fictional, and it will contain corny, silly humor. It's a story about a robot boyfriend, you should now that!
Reviewed by ediith on 29 June 2009
4. Okaeri, Sweet Heart... Ai wo Arigato! [Rating: 9/10]
This was a cute and fun series. I wasnft expecting anything from it so thatfs why I really enjoyed watching it. The three leads really did a good job plus additional laughs from the supporting casts. I was really convince by Mokomichifs performance as a robot and he really did prepare for his role. Aibu Saki went passed my expectation since she was always a supporting cast and this was really her very first lead in a full length drama series. While Hiro was the same old Nanba-senpai and I like him for that. As for the ending, I already know it would turn out that way but still, seeing it really makes me sad. And I must say that the BGM's here really fit the different moods in the series plus the ending theme, it was really nice to hear "Okaeri..." at the end of each episodes.
Reviewed by aiscess on 21 August 2008
5. Drama is good, but the message is what makes it [Rating: 9/10]
As others have said, this is a fun, light hearted drama. The acting isn't perfect, and it's a little unrealistic (although to quote my sister, "duh it's going to be unrealistic, he's a love robot, what do you expect?"), but overall very enjoyable.

However, why I really enjoyed this drama was because of the deeper message lying under the surface. This message is portrayed fantastically when Fujiko-san said, "love takes many forms in this world." Love is never black and white, love does not take on the most practical or logical path, and love is messy. In the end, love chooses the person that lights up our world when we come home and are greeted with "h.
Reviewed by hel2t on 6 May 2012
6. absolute watch [Rating: 10/10]
I think this is one of my fave dramas. I found it so warm and loving. During the last few episodes, I couldn't stop watching and stayed up until the wee hours in the morning to finish the series and cried my eyes out. It's a definite must watch for any romantic out there. There is also a movie after the series, but I didn't enjoy it much, frankly. It felt like starting at point A and then 2 hours later, coming back to point A. THe movie did not contribute to much progress of the story, I found that it was a mere attempt to bring you the same emotional turmoil from the series, but didn't quite get to me. But the drama is definately worth it.
Reviewed by yuki_yoru on 25 April 2010
7. One of the best doramas this year!! [Rating: 10/10]
I finished the series yesterday, this is one of those doramas that you start watching and you dont even notice that you're already watching the last episode, every episode makes u want to watch the next one, it's addictive xD
The story is something I've never seen in a dorama before, a robot love story, and the actors really put on a great effort, Night performance is excellent.
It has the perfect balance between romance, comedy, cuteness and suspense, it has even action! and I cried so much in the ending, it really reaches your heart. Totally recommended !!!! And the ending song is perfect! it has the feeling of the whole series
Reviewed by deedlitmurata on 3 July 2008
8. Loved this series! [Rating: 9/10]
It has a good mix of humor and drama. You immediately fall in love with Soshi and Night. I have to say I had some issues with Riko. She was just so heartless to Night through the first half of the series. I understand she feels he's like a talking washing machine, but the lengths he goes for her (programming or not) still deserves some pleasantness. But I guess without this detachment in the early start of their 'relationship' you wouldn't see how she develops into the person she is at the end of the series. (Still it bothers me.)

But it's a really fantastic series, I cried A LOT at the end...I can't wait for the special.
Reviewed by lastcalendargirl on 1 March 2009
9. Good show [Rating: 8/10]
To be honest, I wasn't hooked after watching the first episode because I felt that the pace was rather slow. But after watching 3-4 episodes, my interest in the drama increased and I was hooked! I cried during the last episode. I guess it appeals to the romantic in me. Riiko is really lucky to have met someone who can love her unconditionally. However, at the same time it's sad falling in love with someone like that because Night cannot build a family and grow old with her... The part where Night shed tears (during the SP) really broke my heart. On a side note, Hayami Mokomochi is SO hot! Woots.
Reviewed by gwentomo on 8 July 2009
10. Fantastic! [Rating: 9/10]
Beyond the eye candy, this drama really has the power to convey love. The drama really made me ponder about love and what I look for in my soulmate.
Aibu Saki was really convincing as the righteous Riiko. Hayami Mokomichi was absolutely incredible as Night. He was really convincing as a robot.
I felt the ending was a bit rushed. It would have been nice to have more of a reciprocal relationship between Night and Riko. Right when Riko accepts Night as her Zettai Kareshi, he leaves.
The romantic in me also hoped that they would have lived happily ever after together, but it makes sense.
Reviewed by uhno on 1 July 2008
11. Got better in the second half! [Rating: 6/10]
I wasn't that interested at first but after the first few episodes Tenjo Night really grew on me (I REEALLY loved Hayami Mokomichi's portrayal of a robot~!!) it was certainly laugh out loud funny in parts but Aibu Saki kinda annoyed me.. maybe it's her acting style but I couldn't take her srsly most of the time (even when it called for it) bcoz she always looked like she was on the verge of laughing?? But fortunately she pulled it together in the last episode.. All in all it was a good watch!
Reviewed by sezling on 20 July 2008
12. Quite Touching [Rating: 8/10]
Even though it's quite far from it's original manga storyline, but
this drama still has the original sense and feeling of the actual plotline.
The sadness,happiness and also silliness can be seen and felt throughout the movie.
But, there are some parts that can be emphasized more and the potrayal by the actors are quite ordinary.
Overall, quite enjoyable, if you're just looking for a romentic comedy, this drama can be a choice for you =p
Reviewed by anne_jaybo on 26 December 2008
13. Zettai dame [Rating: 3/10]
I really don't get the hype about this drama. Not only is it completely unrealistic, but I didn't really feel sympathy toward any of the characters. Riko is a shallow, 1-dimensional character, and the idea of falling in love with a robot because he is helplessly devoted to her is fairly creepy. I know I watched at least half of it, but it was so slow and the characters were so frustrating that I don't think I managed to finish it.
Reviewed by doramanoai on 4 March 2012
14. Wounderful! [Rating: 9/10]
The storyline somehow does not seem to be convincing, but in literary its is more importent HOW something is told rather than WHAT is told....
Zettai Kereshi told the story very well, one starts to think about what love means and what being a human means and that makes this dorama very special.
A non-human figure can touch you as a human. Great!
I can really recomment it!
Ans it even reached my sense of humour!^^
Reviewed by Amber on 12 January 2009
15. Almost perfect [Rating: 9/10]
Zettai Kareshi has a silly concept, but runs with it to make an engaging and frequently funny drama. When lonely Aibu Saki contracts for a "love robot," the complications include bonding issues, amorous competition, and the expected repairs. Saki is sweet and understated, and somehow believable as the girl with boy problems and android issues.
Reviewed by jdoramadotcom on 7 July 2008
16. Good..until you see the end. [Rating: 5/10]
Mizushima Hiro is absolutely, as always, gorgeous in this drama. I enjoyed the plot, and the storyline -thinking it would be something unique and different, and well thought out.

However, the ending is what turned me off of this drama completely. I was absolutely ticked off and lost the majority of the respect I had for it.

Let down.
Reviewed by Jumpdiva on 12 August 2008
17. Chobits for adults [Rating: 9/10]
Very funny drama with excellent performances from Aibu Saki and Sasaki Kuranosuke . Although this drama is about a robot Moko fills the role with hilarity and a bit of Pathos. Maya Miki and Mizushima Hiro also provide good performances. The main problem with this is once you've seen the first episode you know how it's going to end.
Reviewed by Sun_Shang_Xiang on 2 December 2010
18. Abhorrent! [Rating: 1/10]
That someone would, willingly, let someone they apparently loved kill themselves in a desperate act of absolute adoration is a terrible thought and a tear-spilling, heart-wrenching conclusion.

I'm not sure what's worse; the ending itself or the fact that someone thought anyone could be satisfied with such an abhorrent ending.
Reviewed by armel on 13 June 2009
19. cute! [Rating: 8/10]
i enjoyed it. but riko was bothersome at times. i really felt & was rooting for nighto. but soshi was such a good boy too that you also wanna root for him. so either way, it isn't going to make everyone happy. i'm about to watch the special, hope it's not a let down.
Reviewed by weetzie_bat on 20 April 2009
20. Cute romantic comedy [Rating: 10/10]
Reminded me of why I love jdorama so much. Corny, funny, creative, beautiful OST, and cute characters. Everyone that watches jdorama can relate in the story line.

I love it. but, hands down still with my first and my fav. Long VACATION!!!.
Reviewed by cntraltdel on 11 August 2008
21. mokomichi robot,,,want one,,,, [Rating: 10/10]
the story is a bit different from the manga..... but the characters still the same....so far so good....I just watched 3 eps....
as usual, mokomichi is so kakkoi~
can't wait 2 see the next eps...
Reviewed by stardope on 23 May 2008
22. Sweet [Rating: 7/10]
Its not your typical manga to drama show (meaning no over the top or outrageous expressions). Its very sweet and has a lot of 'awww' moments. Nothing too serious and the plot is kept simple.
Reviewed by doublemask on 27 December 2008
23. really great! [Rating: 10/10]
this drama is really great! there are no words to express how wonderful this fil is. the plot is really good and the actors also did a very good job. two thumbs up for this!!! (^_^)v
Reviewed by zyne_03 on 19 August 2008
24. Good one !! [Rating: 8/10]
I really liked it. It was a good but sad ending.
Good acting from everyone. Loved Sasaki Kuranosuke as
the scientist with a conscience and love for his creation.
Reviewed by AkuNoHana on 14 July 2008
25. cute ^^ [Rating: 10/10]
still watching n can't waiy for the last episode
really cute story
even never read this manga!!!!

the actress is so cute n night is look so robotttt!!!!
Reviewed by maseema on 22 June 2008
26. *drooool [Rating: 10/10]
not quite finished yet, but so far so good!! **night is SOOOOOOO HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT yummmm. i wouldn't mind having him as a robot lover hehe
Reviewed by azuraSky on 31 May 2008
27. Kawaii!! [Rating: 9/10]
The storyline isn't the same as manga, but it's cute, too! Because of this drama, I felt in love with Mokomichi!! :* Still watching.
Reviewed by MyDyingDoom on 13 May 2008
28. funny [Rating: ?/10]
i loeeevveeeeee funny drama....really love it...the robot is damn handsome...haha
Reviewed by rossoneri on 22 May 2008
29. Interesting [Rating: 8/10]
Overall clever and interesting.
Reviewed by Lorry0607 on 17 November 2009
30. hmm.. [Rating: 7/10]
coming soon..still watching
Reviewed by Di@na on 29 April 2008

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1. Comments by Kitsuchi [Rating: 10/10]
Omg, I (like) KNEW after the first episode that this would be a top-drama! So so excellent! Actually, I don't remember the last time watching a series and wishing that if only it would have been like 10 episodes more. The episodes flew by and then I realized this was the last episode... "SO SOON?!"

Everything is gold in this series! I'm SO surprised by Hayami's acting as the robot, it was toally convincing and I was 100% satisfied. It should be really difficult to act as a robot but he totally blew me away. He was extremely good, it was realistic and nothing was awkward at all. His moves were perfect, ... can't find fitting words to describe!

I'm writing this just seconds after finishing watching the series and I'm happy because it's amazingly beautiful. It's sweet and sad. Geez, just WATCH it. :D

The OST was a great choice too, it was fitting. Ah, I haven't read the manga but after watching this wonderful series, I have to read the manga!

One of my top-rated j-series ever so far! Surprised to the max by the excellentness...

You probably won't find a more RECOMMENDED series than this. XD
2. Comments by snow_san [Rating: 1/10]
Both writing and acting are weak. None of the characters are fun to watch. Actually the whole cast is forgettable! Aibu Saki plays a some what flaky character (as she's done in her last 2 roles also. Utahime and Ushi ni Negai wo: Love & Farm). She's had no interest in Hayami Mokomichi from the start. Instead of the ideal boyfriend, he's more the stalker. Mizushima Hiro is a slacker workin for his father's company. After tasting one of Aibu Saki's homemade creme puffs, it reminds him of his grandfathers delicious puffs and now he's determined to get them on the market (and do a little work for a change). However the simple look doesn't cut it (no one will even TRY IT!) nor does his older brother approve (who's got like so much hatred in him. I'm not sure what that's all about). And last but not least, Hayami Mokomichi our robot. Well he's a robot. You can imagine how exciting his character is. Or sometimes I wonder if Mizushima Hiro is the robot. Stopped watching after 5 episodes. Watch out for falling billboards...
3. Comments by ginger ale [Rating: 9/10]
I loved the manga so I'm watching the live action series. Hiro Mizushima is keeping this series alive and kicking, he is awesome as my favorite Soushi Asamoto.omg I can't believe I'm crying over the ending of this robot love story. I loved the manga with its high school setting and was head over heels in love with Soshi Asamoto. Hiro Mizushima was perfect as Soshi, I love this man. Mokomichi was the ideal robot boyfriend, lucky Riiko. I loved the adaptation of the series and its more realistic corporate setting. The ending isn't too far from the manga's. I love how the story developed even if its not true to the original manga. Thanks to the sub group and the upload. I loved it. And it gets a 9 because of Hiro!!!!
4. Comments by kneehard [Rating: 8/10]
I've read the manga, and the drama is set in different setting although the main storyline about a girl purchasing a lover robot is the same. I must say that whilst reading the manga, Night's movement and speech did not come across as mechanically as it does in the drama. The series starts out a bit annoyingly, as Night tries to win over Riiko's love. But the series gets better as it goes, and it's worthwhile waiting for the last few episodes.

However, as the drama progressed and Night's new found emotions emerged..Mokomichi's acting did become less robotic and more man-like. Of course, Mizushima Hiro's acting as Asamoto Soshi is so-so but I guess his looks makes up for it.
5. Comments by Oba-chan [Rating: 9/10]
Wonderfull drama, Aibu saki, Mokomichi and Hiro Did really well to make this drama interesting to watch. The Idea was unique, to make a perfect robot boyfriend which never betrayed their mate. Sometimes i got annoyed when see mokonichi naked, but when i see riko smile, it makes me come to life..hahahaa. The special was good, i almost angry because Naito come back and disturbed riko, but i realize that's just his love, he really want to become a human, He just want to love riko normally like other human, it really makes me want to cry(But i'm not, maybe girl audience will cry when they watch this). Highly recomended.
Theme song: Okaeri [Ayaka]: 10 (what a wonderfull song)
6. Comments by hel2t [Rating: 9/10]
As others have said, this is a fun, light hearted drama. The acting isn't perfect, and it's a little unrealistic (although to quote my sister, "duh it's going to be unrealistic, he's a love robot, what do you expect?"), but overall very enjoyable.

However, why I really enjoyed this drama was because of the deeper message lying under the surface. This message is portrayed fantastically when Fujiko-san said, "love takes many forms in this world." Love is never black and white, love does not take on the most practical or logical path, and love is messy. In the end, love chooses the person that lights up our world when we come home and are greeted with "h.
7. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 7/10]
Plot was not very original and I didn't like some of the final twists (they changed opinion too quick for my taste), but it made me laugh a few times and, surprisingly, it also made me cry a lot at the end (it is really tragic, I must say). I loved the main cast, all of them acted really well. Hayami Mokomichi was great as a robot that subtly changes to a more human being. Sasaki Kuranosuke was great too, and it was really good to see Maya Miki too. Anyway this is not a dorama I would watch twice, although it makes some good questions about the ideal boy/girlfriend and our need to be loved by someone. I don't know why but I find the whole dorama a bit disturbing too :S
8. Comments by lastcalendargirl [Rating: 9/10]
It has a good mix of humor and drama. You immediately fall in love with Soshi and Night. I have to say I had some issues with Riko. She was just so heartless to Night through the first half of the series. I understand she feels he's like a talking washing machine, but the lengths he goes for her (programming or not) still deserves some pleasantness. But I guess without this detachment in the early start of their 'relationship' you wouldn't see how she develops into the person she is at the end of the series. (Still it bothers me.)

But it's a really fantastic series, I cried A LOT at the end...I can't wait for the special.
9. Comments by aimare [Rating: 10/10]
Zettai Kareshi is the best robot-and-human-love drama I've seen. It has both very funny parts and touching parts. At first, I fully supported Soshi (played by Hiro), but as the story went on, I started to have feeling for Night, the robot (played by Mokomichi). And at the end, I cried a lot for him... Mokomichi did such an amazing job. (not yet to mention how hot he is!!)

Regards to the special episode that continues 3 years after the original ending, my suggestion is better to skip it. The original ending was at its best. The SP has ruined it totally. I shouldn't have watched it. T__T
10. Comments by joychin [Rating: 10/10]
OMG!! I LOVE THIS DRAMA!!!!!! It's so interesting and touching XD. It's so difficult to let my sight out of this drama because none of the parts were boring. Everything was interesting so i had to watch it continuously. It's really really really touching as well and i cried at the 10th and 11th episode. GREAT CAST and all are good looking/pretty! The main actress did a good job. There aren't many talented actresses like her so i hope there will be more dramas of her. Mokomichi and Hiro were excellent as well! I REALLY REALLY love this drama ^^. Everyone,you HAVE to watch it!!
11. Comments by ABINTRA [Rating: 8/10]
This drama was surprisingly quite good! I absolutely loathed the manga, but the drama is so different from the manga it is essentially a different story, so it seems a flower bloomed from the shit. This show was laugh-out-loud funny every episode, and actually had some decent depth to the story and characters (esp. compared to the original manga). The special was also pretty good although not really needed because the series was already satisfactory in and of itself. Oh and also Hayami Mokomichi did a great job acting, I totally bought him as a robot!!
12. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 7/10]
What a surprise. I had absolutely no expectations from this dorama. The silly plot, the unproven actors, all predicted another shallow idol-based dorama. But it turned out to be a nice, light-hearted, not-as-silly-as-expected, enojyable comedy. The main actors were good (Aibu Saki particularly), and as often in this sort of dorama, the supporting roles and actors made the difference.
I recommend it if you're looking for something nice and easy.
13. Comments by sucigam [Rating: 8/10]
I was suprised at how much I ended up actually liking this show, the relationship between Night and Riiko was well done and their scenes were what I looked forward to every ep. To me Aibu Saki was the real star of this show, she reminded me a little of Yuko Takeuchi with the 'smile that lights up a room' and brought genuine emotion into moments that could have been a lot cheesier. Good drama overall if your looking for some light entertainment.
14. Comments by rikastar [Rating: 7/10]
I guess there's no such thing as a zettai kareshi/absoulute boyfriend. Night is sweet but it is just too much to handle sometimes. Riiko's character is confusing and frustrating to watch - she doesn't know what she really wants or how she really feels. For once Mocomichi's acting is pretty good, I guess because his robotic acting skills are perfect for this role XD Overall this is a above average sweet romcom if you don't expect too much.
15. Comments by Shachihoko [Rating: 6/10]
This show is interesting and somewhat awkward.. I like Night, but he is a robot. I can't find it how can you fall in love with such thing, robot are machine and somehow this drama shows that robots can actually fall in love and do things on it own. Like a soul of it own.
I like it, somewhat bittersweet and mixed reviewed. The ending was sad and it tears me up. Be sure to have pack of tissue nearby.
16. Comments by yourasthma [Rating: 9/10]
really exceeded my expectations. i wasnt fan of any of the actors but now i think i am. hiro's acting can be improved but i thought hayami and saki had good chemistry. some parts were funny, but there's something this show has that others lack - its story and presentation is genuine and touching. really makes you wish naito was real. spoiler bit** and i can't believe i cried over a robot.
17. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 6/10]
Well i really enjoed this dorama, but i donLt rate it higher because even with all the drama around the robot i really couldnLt make myself care about him, i was allways rooting that Mizushima HiroLs character would end up with Riko(Aibu Saki).
Anyway itLs a very funny dorama with good drama parts, if the main character werenLt a robot maybe i would had enjoyed more of this dorama.
18. Comments by outlaws0025 [Rating: 6/10]
Mhh, it took me a long time to get into this.. From episode 6 and up I enjoyed it, but I wasn't so fond of the first half of the dorama.

And I didn't like the actor who played Night. He became anoying at times, but for some reason I kept cheering for him and Riiko to be together.

Aibu Saki was great in this dorama!
The same goes for Mizushima Hiro and Sasaki Kuranosuke.
19. Comments by Hinano [Rating: 3/10]
The worst manga to drama adaptation I've ever seen. The main heroine Riko keeps changing her mind from Soushi to Night every other episode and it pisses me off. She's also bratty and immature for someone in her mid 20s. If they were going to have such an immature character they might as well have left the original high school setting. Just read the manga, this drama is awful.
20. Comments by ؓގq [Rating: 7/10]
Although slightly unrealistic and a bit annoying at the beginning, this drama ENDED fantastically. At the beginning the female (aibu saki) was teeth grindingly annoying. And the robot (having a mind blank here on his name...) was too unhuman to have sympathy for, but i cried in the end, I can't believe I did but I was that touched. Really cute drama I really enjoyed it!
21. Comments by Lee-chan [Rating: 7/10]
I couldn't shake the fact that the whole plot was terribly cheesy; but it's meant to be a story about a girl who falls in love with a robot. After some suspension of belief, I was able to start enjoying to story, and even some of Hayami's portrayal of the android boyfriend. I have to agree with the others that felt the ending seemed rushed, but I liked it end the end.
22. Comments by tachan [Rating: 9/10]
So much better than I expected. The story of a girl with the robot boyfriend sounds so lame, but this story was really fun. Hayami Mokomichi is so robot-like, it's awkward! I felt embarrassed for him so many times! What surprised me the most was that this drama almost made me cry at times, especially during the special. It also made me crave cream puffs like crazy.
23. Comments by aiscess [Rating: 9/10]
Want to see how this live-action will turn out to be. EDIT: This was a cute and fun series. I wasnft expecting anything from it so thatfs why I really enjoyed watching it. The three leads really did a good job plus additional laughs from the supporting casts. As for the ending, I already know it would turn out that way but still, seeing it really makes me sad.
24. Comments by uchi23 [Rating: 10/10]
i thought that this drama was really one of the most touchin ones i have ever seen. knight really was the type of boyfriend that all of us guiys should be. mokomichi did a great job in this role. saki was also relli good and the rest of the cast as well. this drama can make you laugh, cry, and sad at times but it is definitely worth watchin =]
25. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 8/10]
Great drama. I'm kind of glad they changed some of it up from the manga (a high schooler getting something like that is just too freaky). Mokomichi did a good job of being a robot and it was nice seeing him progressing throughout the drama. Even though I knew what was gonna happen at the end I still cried like a baby =/
26. Comments by misaki697 [Rating: 8/10]
i think the cast is a little weak. aibu saki (riiko) seems like a weak, wannabe nodame (ueno juri in nodame cantible), and the guy who plays Night just seems awkward. Mizushima Hiro is just AMAZING though (as expected after his outstanding performance in hama kimi)!!
the last episode was also a little disappointing...
27. Comments by x_XJules [Rating: 6/10]
When I first started watching I was totally rooting for what's-his-name-Hiro's character. But as the series went on... I totally fell in love with the robot. I really wish they had ended up being together forever. Stupid robot death. LoL. Anyway, the acting is horrendous and the story is maybe a little better than so-so.
28. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 8/10]
Silly drama, but it had a lot of heart. With the exception of the cream puff storyline, I thought it was great. Ending was sad, but I loved this drama. This drama is more like an 8.5, but because some episodes dragged (*cough* cream puffs *cough*), I changed my rating to an 8 instead of a 9 like I originally gave it.
29. Comments by PaperCaged [Rating: 8/10]
I enjoyed the manga, so I'm probably biased. I had fun watching this show. I liked how the setting was a bit different from the manga and the characters were older rather than high school students. Hayami Mokomichi did a great job being the sexy, robotic boyfriend and I liked the rest of the cast as well.
30. Comments by tinyamaki [Rating: 9/10]
i LOVE this dorama...shocks it made me a moko fan...he's so gorgeous gosh...and there's a lot of touching and sweet moment of course courtesy of moko...hehe

Aibu Saki is also cute here...finally a lead role for her...I love her smile...so Kawaii

I also love the song Okaeri....so catchy...

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Users who voted for this drama (60)
1. aimare
Zettai Kareshi is the best robot-and-human-love drama I've seen. It has both very funny parts and touching parts. At first, I fully supported Soshi (played by Hiro), but as the story went on, I started to have feeling for Night, the robot (played by Mokomichi). And at the end, I cried a lot for him... Mokomichi did such an amazing job. (not yet to mention how hot he is!!)

Regards to the special episode that continues 3 years after the original ending, my suggestion is better to skip it. The original ending was at its best. The SP has ruined it totally. I shouldn't have watched it. T__T
2. tinyamaki
Love this drama...it's so touching and rikko Night pair is so cute...I feel sorry for night in the first few episode cos it looks like he wasn't appreciated but I think I understand rikko why she's cold to night cos I think she was just avoiding to have an emotional attachment to night.. I also thinks that she really likes night in those first episodes but still confuse...

anyways...love this drama...
3. zebracookie
This drama deserves to be looked at on it's own--separate from the manga. Although at times Riiko was frustrating, she was WAY less frustrating than most of what I've seen...Hana yori Dango's Tsukushi...*cough* It really was a beautiful, touching story that reaches deeper into the mysteries of love than your typical romance drama.
4. enairra_hayami
hayami is so HOT~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!kakkoi~!!!!

hope evryone's watching this~!!!
they're all good~!!!!!
i'll keep supporting this drama!!!itz bcoz hayami is there~!!!!!!!!!!

i wonder why riiko's so mean on night ne~

oh well....lets support the drama~!!
i love hiro too~
5. joychin
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS DRAMA!!!! It's one of the best dramas i have ever watched! It's touching,funny,has great looking cast,great story line,great soundtrack("okaeri" made the drama sound so dramatic which is super nice XD) . Everyone should watch this drama ^^
6. shinshin
The changes they made from the manga was for the better. Riiko disappointed me throughout the 80% of the series for not treating Night well, but everything wrapped up towards the end. A very heart-warming, romantic drama.
7. NeWiA
A very nice drama... I laugh.. smile.. cry... watching this. It just so sad that Night-to is a robot. I really want him and Riko to be together... Nevertheless, its still a great drama! i recommend to this to everyone..
8. ester_grace
Zettai kareshi is a fun dorama, so interesting story, great chemistry beetween saki, momichi & mizuhiro. You will enjoy it from the beginning until the end. But, huwaaa.. it made me cried a lot in the end.
9. disenchanted
this reminded me of an anime called boku no marie that i watched a very long time ago.

a sweet drama slightly geared towards otaku..

aibu saki has a very cute smile
10. crese25
Recommended Watch! Actors did really good, story is good and touching, plot was decent, music was/is emotional.
11. chibichan
Night love is so sincere to Rika, this dorama is funny but touching at the same time.
12. aegeantales
dear god, such an awesome drama. love both male leads, esp. hayami as the robot!
13. gwentomo
Unusual plot, and the themes discussed are very different from other J-drams
14. w-kassy
Nice story and great ending also. I cry a lot for the last scene. Awesome!
15. chiaki1992
AWESOME!!! I love this series soo much .. it made me cry all day TTwTT
16. Kitsuchi
Voting! GAH, it's so <insert awesome word here>! :D
17. diadokmai86
Because the are Kamen Rider Kabuto in there...Heh!
18. Li-san
Night is so funny! And the story will drag you in.
19. Almir Borges
A beautiful love story, with great good humor.
20. Tamaharu
Hiro-kun is sooo kawaii....I like the story!
21. thizaznchick
AB was so good! zero acting was good!
22. Ali
It was nice but ... so unrealistic!
23. dirtypink
LOVE THIS.refreshing and touching.
24. nanaKM46
SO VERY ROMANTIC I CRIED LIKE HELL
25. nekomusume
offbeat touching story
26. dark*angel
hayami mokomichi~~ <3
27. nike_girl
Interesting drama...
28. pandorina
Solid Entertainment
29. azuraSky
great storyline!!
30. mr_dreamboy
cause its tight

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