Yui is a non-permanent employee at a pharmaceutical company who is feeling downtrodden following the death of her pet. She is wallowing in sorrow when she gets the notion to make the dead ... See full summary »
I'm always interested in an unusual story, regardless of the medium, & there's a Japanese genre of quirky stuff which fits the bill.
For example, "You're My Pet" has a young woman discover a young man sleeping in an alley & decides to take him home & make him her pet; like a cat or dog. Or there's "My Girlfriend Is A Serial Killer", where a cute young lady with a high/girlish voice murders people while a man who lives next door somehow falls in love. The former works better than the latter, & this new series is a good one.
An average office drone ( former J-Popper Airi Matsui ) is in a bar one night when she gives a male customer ( the suave Mokomichi Hayami ) a bit of an insult. It later turns out that he's the highly talented CEO of the large pharma company she works for. He then begs her to let him be her slave, since nobody has ever done anything but praise him. And he's VERY rich.
So it's sort of the plot to the movie "Secretary" flipped around & nowhere near as intense ( & adapted from a manga by its author ). It's entertaining & often funny as the smitten CEO goes to extreme lengths to pledge his devotion while his creeped-out target subjects him to periodic violence. Yes, he's technically a stalker yet his affection seems genuine, so where does he cross the line into criminal behaviour ? It's an interesting question.