Also known as: Zettai Kareshi
Browsing over manga sites is something really new to me. I never like comic books or anime. I always believe why waste my time on them when I can have the real thing – live action series.
No offense meant for anime/cartoon lovers out there. I just can’t imagine myself watching computer animated creatures with big rounded eyes squealing, crying and talking like real people.
One time I asked my older sister why she is so fascinated with them and she said that watching anime for her is more pleasurable that live action series. Her one major reason is that she can enjoy any anime without being bias about a certain actor. Anime characters are all just characters whereas if you watch a drama series actors real personality steps in. Sometimes even if the story is so great, you can’t get pass the actors personality and that clouds your judgment. Instead of just enjoying the story you are somehow distracted by the actor.
Hmmmnnn, true but still….
Anyway, here I am and trying to discover the world of mangas.
Going back to my real topic for this post. One manga I discovered somehow interesting is one that was created by Yuu Watase. She is a mangaka who is famous for putting handsome male characters into her series. She has become a popular manga artist.
Absolute Boyfriend is a story about a girl, Riiko Izawa, who never ever had a boyfriend yet. It is “the one” impotant thing that she wanted in her life. Then one evening, she sees a man drop his cell phone. She picks it up and brings it back to him. He turned out to be a kind salesman. He thanked her and told her to check his company’s website.
When she surf the internet and went on to the man’s site, she discovered that she can get the one thing she was wishing for all her life, a boyfriend. She can order a boyfriend from the site and can keep him for three days for free.
Soon her order arrived at her doorstep and she names him Night. She is so happy and stunned to discover that he is really the perfect boyfriend.
The problem is that her 3 days went by so fast. She must return Night but she realizes that she cannot part with the robot. So she did not return him to the company. Then her bill arrived and it is amounting to a million dollars. She knew she cannot pay the bill so she talked with the salesman and they both agreed that she will help the company to gather some data on women so they can improve the robots that they are creating. Night can stay with her as long as she can help them create a perfect boyfriend.
Riiko’s next door neighbor, Soshi gets so jealous whenever he sees him with Riiko. He has had a major crush on her for a very long time but doesn’t know what to do with it and just resort in teasing her every chance he gets.
She then discovered Soshi’s feelings for her and is having a hard time deciding on who to choose. Night who is a perfect robot boyfriend who is beginning to develop real(?!!) emotions and Soshi her next door neighbor who vowed to protect her all his life.
I know it is some sort of fantasy novel as almost all mangas are. Still, you can’t help but imagine how the author will weave the story up to the last volume of the series.
Is my desperation showing?….absorbing just about anything that I find in the net, live action or not…
Clearly, I am suffering from a classic disease of boredom not withstanding the drought for great satisfying asian dramas.
Hmnnn…I think I need to focus now on my other passion which is music. That is one big arena where I can find something that will truly surely capture my interest at the moment…hopefully.
Movie/Drama Soundtracks here I come.