Absolute Boyfriend (2008– )

TV Series   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


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Unlucky in love office lady Riiko Izawa is ready to give up on relationships when a mysterious man who offers her the perfect boyfriend. However, just when she catches the attention of her ... See full summary »


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29 July 2020 | heyimmyx
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| Immy's review : Enjoyable
This was a funny, lighthearted and romantic series about a young woman gradually falling in love with a robot boyfriend, where we see his ego begin to awaken and take on real human emotions. The concept sounds silly, but trust me it works. The series doesn't encourage a relationship with a robot, in fact it does the complete opposite. The show details the problems associated with dating someone that will never age and will never truly fit in, all told with some hilarious wit and likeable characters, but with some heartbreaking moments that will make you cry. The series understands that falling in love with a robot will never work, making it realistic but nonetheless heartbreaking. It's so much more than just a woman falling in love with a mindless robot, as the fact that Knight develops an ego and essentially becomes human is what makes the series work. This is also one of those rare shows where I not only liked the male lead but also the second love interest, Riiko's boss. I loved them both equally, thus the show will definitely pull at your heartstrings as Riiko continuously lets down Knight and Soshi, and has to deal with the complicated feelings she feels for both men in her life. Knight was excellent as the robot, as he displayed such innocence and confusion at normal human reactions, never quite understanding what was deemed 'inappropriate', making his character all the more funny and enjoyable to watch. His relationship with Riiko was beautiful, as it progressed steadily and slowly revealed both of their blossoming feelings for each other. I loved how neither of them truly liked each other at the beginning, but both fell in love, conveying the power of love in all its forms. I was surprised at how the series started out as just humorous and lighthearted, and changed to something much more thought provoking and tragic. The last few episodes are definitely guaranteed to leave you teary eyed. My only fault lies in the special episode, which I found dragged on and didn't present Riiko's and Knights story very well, often becoming confusing especially with the whole Doctor story and that weird cyber organisation. However, if you don't watch the special, this is overall a funny, charming and enjoyable series on a socially unacceptable love that overcomes all obstacles, and a messy love triangle that will sure to leave your heart confused. A hell of a ride. Highly recommend!

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Release Date:

8 April 2008

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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