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Absolute Boyfriend 

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


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Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 2008 (Japan) See more »

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Absolute Boyfriend See more »

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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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Version of Absolute Boyfriend (2012) See more »

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Familiar but fun
1 July 2008 | by poikkeusSee 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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