Also Called:Zettai Shounen
Released on year:2019
Riiko Izawa, a high school student, has endured a string of heart-wrenching rejections in her quest for love. Each time she musters the courage to confess her feelings to a boy, he callously turns her down. Disheartened and feeling the weight of her unrequited affection, Riiko takes solace in a tranquil stroll through a nearby park. Little does she know, this walk will forever change her life. In a stroke of serendipity, Riiko stumbles upon a misplaced mobile phone and, being the conscientious individual she is, promptly returns it to its rightful owner. However, the owner, a peculiar traveler named Gaku Namikiri, approaches her with an unusual reward. Seemingly unfazed by her past heartaches, Gaku suggests a solution to Riiko's yearning desire for a loving partner. He directs her to a website that astonishingly advertises "lover figures" - something that immediately piques her curiosity despite reservations about the website's authenticity. To her surprise, she finds herself captivated by the allure of the "Nightly Series 01" model displayed on the screen. Driven by a mix of skepticism and fascination, she decides to take a leap of faith and registers for a three-day free trial, anticipating nothing more than a mere doll-like companion. The astonishing turn of events unfolds when, the very next day, an unclothed, life-sized boy arrives at her doorstep, the night on which her life truly begins to change. Unbeknownst to Riiko, she must activate this realistic robot with a simple kiss, and thus ensues three extraordinary days where Night Tenjou becomes the embodiment of her perfect boyfriend. However, the tranquility is short-lived as Gaku resurfaces to inform her of an inconvenient truth - she missed the deadline to cancel the free trial, spelling out a debt of a staggering one hundred million yen. Suddenly, Riiko faces a seemingly insurmountable decision - surrender Night and bear the burdensome cost or embrace her destiny as a beta tester, contributing to the enhancement of future products. Caught between financial turmoil and an unexpected attraction growing within her, Riiko's journey is fraught with uncertainty. Will she succumb to the weight of her debts? Or will the genuine emotions ignited by the artificially intelligent Night be enough to guide her towards an extraordinary fate? Only time will reveal the choices she must make in this gripping tale of love, trials, and the enigmatic world of advanced technology.
Zettai Kareshi, known as Absolute Boyfriend in North America, has swept the hearts of anime enthusiasts and sparked a plethora of captivating live-action adaptations. This sensational series has taken on various forms, captivating viewers both near and far. From the gripping Japanese drama series, Zettai Kareshi: Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot in 2008, to the enthralling Taiwanese drama series, Jue Dui Darling in 2012, and the more recent, unforgettable South Korean drama series, My Absolute Boyfriend in 2019. The spellbinding tale of Zettai Kareshi has also captured the international stage, reaching avid fans all around the globe. Published in English under the esteemed Shojo Beat imprint by VIZ Media, the Absolute Boyfriend manga charmed readers from February 7, 2006, to May 6, 2008. With its irresistible blend of romance, drama, and intrigue, Zettai Kareshi has touched the hearts of millions, leaving an indelible mark on the world of anime and live-action adaptations. Join the journey and discover the magic of this extraordinary series for yourself.