Zettai Kareshi (TV series)

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Zettai Kareshi
Zettai Kareshi Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Zettai Kareshi
Also known as Absolute Boyfriend
Genre Romance, comedy
Written by Watase Yu, Zettai Kareshi (manga)
Directed by Hijikata Masato (土方政人) (Episodes 1-2,5,8,11), Sato Genta (佐藤源太) (Episodes 3-4,7,10), Kitagawa Manabu (北川学) (Episodes 6,9)
Starring Mokomichi Hayami
Saki Aibu
Hiro Mizushima
Opening theme Okaeri by Ayaka
Ending theme Okaeri by Ayaka
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 12
Production
Producer(s) Hashimoto Fumi (橋本芙美)
Location(s) Japan
Release
Original network Fuji TV
Original release 15 April (2008-04-15) – 24 June 2008 (2008-06-24)
Chronology
Related shows Absolute Darling

Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) is a Japanese romance comedy drama television series based on the original manga novel Absolute Boyfriend by Yuu Watase.

Synopsis[edit]

Riiko Izawa is an office lady in search of a boyfriend, and she ends up in possession of a "robot" known as Night Tenjo, who is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. However, this creates a love triangle with a distinguished young man at her company who also has feelings for her. Riiko is played by Saki Aibu, Night is played by Mokomichi Hayami, and Soshi Asamoto is played by Hiro Mizushima.

Cast[edit]

  • Mokomichi Hayami as Tenjo Night
  • Hiro Mizushima as Asamoto Soshi
  • Saki Aibu as Izawa Riiko
  • Eisuke Sasai as Shirasagi Yuki
  • Natsuhi Ueno as Ito Mika
  • Kenta Satoi as Hirata Hajime
  • Tsubaki Nekoze as Adachi Kyoko
  • Maki Komoto as Sato Nozomi
  • Masaki Kaji as Tanaka Yoichiro
  • Meikyo Yamada as Asamoto Shiro
  • Rie Minemura as Yoshioka Tetsuko
  • Erena as Ono Chiho
  • Ryosuke Sakuragi as Morikawa Yasushi
  • Shoichi Watanuki as Dei Takeru
  • Jingi Irie as Hayashi Kota
  • Kei Yamamoto as Asamoto Kazushi
  • Shunsuke Nakamura as Asamoto Masashi
  • Kuranosuke Sasaki as Namikiri Gaku
  • Miki Maya as Wakabayashi Fujiko

Special[edit]

On March 24, 2009, a special episode of this series was released and featured 3 years after the last episode of the series, whereas Riiko had become a patissier and is engaged to Soshi Asamoto; and Night was suddenly revived by a Kronos Heaven employee, who wanted to use his individual ego to her own gain. At the end of this special episode, Night is last seen telling Namikiri to erase him from this world and shedding tears. Riiko at last, returns to Soshi's side and their marriage goes on, but not shown on screen.

  • Viewership ratings: 9.0 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast date: March 24, 2009
  • Air time: Tuesday 21:00-23:00

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