4.15.2008

Zettai Kareshi (絶対彼氏)


I just saw the first episode of Fuji TVs newest dorama ZETTAI KARESHI, and I must say it was quite interesting, a bit predictable but hypnotizingly good.

This dorama is based on the 2005 manga created by Yuu Watase . The original plot according to wikipedia is basically this:
Riko Izawa has never had a boyfriend and she has been rejected by every boy she has ever had a crush on. When she returns a lost cell phone to an oddly dressed salesman, she mentions wanting a boyfriend so to thank her, he directs her to his company's website. When she visits the site, Riko finds its a site to create your own lover.

Thinking its a game, she customizes and accidentally orders one. The next day, her new lover arrives. Following the instruction manual, she kisses him to wake him up and configure him to be in love with only her. She names him "Night." Three days later, she is shocked to learn that she only had him for a free trial. The salesman, Gaku Namikiri, tells her that she must now pay 100,000,000 yen for Night, or they will waive the fee if she helps them to collect data about how women think and feel to help perfect future models.



Riko must keep Night's true nature of not being human a secret from everyone around her. She also finds herself in a love triangle between Night and her childhood friend Soshi, who declares his love for her out of fear he will lose her. As the series progresses, Night begins to develop real human emotions, enabling him to truly love Riko but also resulting in system malfunctions. When Riko almost loses Night due to the malfunctions, she realizes that he is the one she really loves. She apologizes to Soshi, who moves to Spain with his brother.


As the series ends, Night begins to grow sleepier and sleepier. The problems developed by his exceeding his abilities eventually causes his machinery to stop working, resulting in his "dying." Before he died, he wrote a letter to Soshi to tell him what was happening and asking him to take care of Riiko. Soshi gives Rikko time to grieve, then returns to Japan to be at her side again.


The cast :

Hayami Mokomichi as Tenjo Night
Aibu Saki as Izawa Riko
Mizushima Hiro as Asamoto Soshi
Irie Jingi as Hayashi Kota
Nakamura Shunsuke as Asamoto Masashi
Sasaki Kuranosuke as Namikiri Gaku
Maya Miki as Wakabayashi Fujiko


On the TV version some things have been modified , like her childhood friend "Soshi " is now a co-worker and other minor details the good thing is that on the first episode Hayami Mokomichi appears almost naked and super duper sweet, if you've already seen chobittsu this is pretty much the same thing only chi is a really hot guy with intact software and Hideki kun is a really shy girl that doesn't know what to do with a hot guy at her command.

If you have a "thing" for Hayami kun you will love this dorama. If you like love stories you will love this dorama.

Don't forget to visit the oficial website

Mata ne!

1 comment:

occhidaorientale said...

...I love it!
Thanks for your nice informations :)

Some days ago, I wrote a post about the Kitano Odori:
http://occhidaorientale.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/%e7%ac%ac%ef%bc%95%ef%bc%96%e5%9b%9e%e3%80%80%e5%8c%97-%e9%87%8e-%e3%82%92-%e3%81%a9-%e3%82%8a-56a-edizione-della-kitano-odori/
...
I hope you will like it!

Take care.