Is it a robot? Is it a man? No, it’s the Absolute boyfriend (2008) ! I am joking, it is a robot!
I found a representation of society today. The real world and the dream world a love robot and sex robot the similarities to human body but in the Drama there is no sex scenes … You pervert! (joking :P)
However, the similarities between the drama and the real world in Japan exist. Did you know some people got married to Holograms, video game characters, and so on? No I am not joking , it’s real news over there, try to google “ the strangest marriages”.
And it’s not the only strange thing on this drama, of course, japanese come up with curious english names that don’t take part in their past history or mythology . Kronos Heaven , the company in our Jdrama story that’s testing the new love robot model. To test it , they go to the streets to find one that finds the robot a good use. In my perspective this also means , they are looking for the most desperate to be in love and have a relationship, like Riiko, the typical Salarywoman who does pastry like no other. When she receives Night Tenjo, the love robot , she finds herself trying to live as normal life as possible, while falling in love with her Manager , Soshi.
After many challenges and hardships, the Robot, Night, suffers many damages, while trying to help Riiko, in the name of their love. As the ultimate shutdown approaches, Night, who now understands the real meaning of love, figures out that Riiko’s Manager, Soshi, also loves her. So Night decides to leave a message to request for him to look after Riiko after he is gone.
Robot, or not, Night and Soshi shows the very essence of thru love. Sometimes even if we love with all our strength, we need to let it go because the person we love the most happiness is the most important thing to guarantee. I wish there was more like that around the world! Just a little more of good vibes and right people.
In Japanese, both “ai （愛）” and “koi （恋）” can be roughly translated as “love” in English.
Roles and Actors/actresses:
Mokomichi Hayami aka the Love robot , Night
Mokomichi Hayami is a Japanese actor. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, on August 10, 1984, and made his acting debut in 2002. Since then, he has appeared in an extensive number of films and television dramas, including “Absolute Boyfriend” (2008) and “5→9 From Five to Nine” (2021).
Aibu Saki aka Riiko
Aibu Saki is a Japanese actress who was born on June 20, 1985, in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She made her debut in the drama series “Water Boys” in 2003 and in 2004 made her movie bow in the film “The Taste of Tea.” She has since featured in the 2005 films “Beat Kids” and “Short Cakes,” as well as the dramas “Miss Pilot” (2013) and “Karikare” (2015).
Mizushima Hiro aka Soshi
Mizushima Hiro is a Japanese actor who was born on April 13, 1984, in Tokyo, Japan. He made his acting debut in the second series of “Gokusen” in 2005 and followed up later the same year with a role in the drama “Brother Beat.” He went on to star in the hit 2007 drama title “Hana-Kimi” (2007).
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