Even though Izawa Riiko never had any actual experience with love, she decided to try and tell the one she likes about her feelings, but discovered he only sees her as a good co-worker. Hurt, she goes to drink and meets a member of 'Kronos Heaven', a company that promises to change her life. And for real, the next morning she gets a package... with a man inside, wishing to become her boyfriend.
Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) revolves around Izawa Riiko (Aibu Saki). She was chosen to take part in a 5 day free trial of a lover Robot that Kronos Heaven has produced. She has named him “Night Tenjo (Hayami Mokomichi)”. At first Riiko only sees Night as a household appliance, not even showing some care. But finally Night’s love and devotion has caught her attention. Also part of the story is Asamoto Soshi (Hiro Mizushima), a young executive who will eventually fall for her.
A drama is good for me if it I can see a maturation take place in the character. I love watching characters grow and change. This drama does that for me as we see the progression of Night's importance to Riiko and how she eventually comes to view him more than just the absolute boyfriend. It is is a sweet and heartwarming tale.
A nice touching drama. I'm glad that it was one of the few that had me rooting for both male leads as opposed to one or the other. A bit awkward at times, it was a fun comedy with a hint of sadness at the right moments.
I love the acting, especially Hayami Mokomichi as he really made it seems as if he was a robot with the way he moved.
The ending could've used a bit of work but I suppose that's what the special is for. Overall, it was a nice easy watch.
Besides the obvious fact that one is a live action drama and the other an anime, there are differences between the society, gender, age and occupation of the protagonists. However, for people (like myself) that really like love stories between robots and humans that's pretty much all they'd need to know. That's also the only real similarity between the two (unless you count comedy and fan service) as even the plots diverge after that basic premise, with one exploring a love triangle but the other delving into a journey of self awareness