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Kim Haneul and TOP are top contenders for Absolute Boyfriend

javabeans: Wait so Kim Haneul is doing You’re My Pet remake AND the Absolute Boyfriend remake?

girlfriday: What’s Absolute Boyfriend?

javabeans: It’s another Japanese manga that’s been adapted over and over again and is up for a K-drama remake. The heroine has a robot boyfriend. Literally a robot.

girlfriday: Does not compute. He’s a robot? Like a cyborg? This is the premise?

javabeans: She orders one to her specification, and then he develops some sort of AI form of emotion, so that he’s got his “own” thoughts and feelings.

girlfriday: Am I supposed to find this creepy?

javabeans: No, but you probably should.

girlfriday: I’m feeling wrong feelings, and not the good kind. I mean, unless we’re in like full-on Cylon territory or something.

javabeans: Sorry, no Battlestars here. Or Galactici.

girlfriday: Well then I’m back to finding the Acme Robot Factory really creepy.

javabeans: Does Kim Haneul just really want a career in Japan? The Pet movie releases in November, then right away Absolute Boyfriend drama series starts filming in December. Isn’t this how we get pigeonholed? It’s like doing Fantastic Four, and then, uh… X-men. Or Batman and then Superman.

girlfriday: What? You did NOT just group those franchises together!

javabeans: Not you too? I was just going to say that my brother would probably be able to break down that statement for all the ways it is factually and canonically erroneous, but that I wasn’t gonna give a damn.

girlfriday: I was just gonna say how some go in the SUCK pile while others go in the AWESOME pile.

javabeans: And I was just gonna say how some people take comic books really seriously. Say, into unhealthy territory.

girlfriday: AT LEAST I DON’T ORDER ROBOTS.

javabeans: That insult isn’t even logically consistent.

girlfriday: Neither is your face.

javabeans: Soooo mature. You talk to your fake robot boyfriend with that mouth?

girlfriday: *hmph*

javabeans: But really, TOP as the boyfriend? Isn’t he a little…scary for that role? That might make more sense if he were supposed to be Terminator Boyfriend.

girlfriday: Haha. It would be really funny if he had a Terminator mode. Okay, I can’t be the only person who’s going to ask this… is he… a sexbot? Like is that what he’s built for?

javabeans: This is broadcast, not Skinemax. I can’t see MBC potentially okaying the raunchy adventures of Lady and her Trampbot.

girlfriday: HA. How did Kim Haneul get branded as the career woman who can’t manage a love life and has to resort to ordering a pet/robot/domesticated boytoy to help unleash the wild child inside? Because the logical step after internet dating is what, frankensteining your own?

javabeans: These are busy ladies. No time to dilly-dally with internet courtship. Just order one up to go, and you can teach/tame/program him on your own time.

girlfriday: See, my mind is unable to go anywhere but the WRONG place with that. Pray tell, friend whose mind is not irreparably in the gutter: what the hell is he FOR, then?

javabeans: To be her perfect, gentlemanly, chaste, pristine boyfriend, of course! You know, the kind of guy who doesn’t exist outside of artificial intelligence.

girlfriday: If a girl wants chaste and pristine, she shouldn’t date dudes.

javabeans: And now you’re on the same page as this drama!

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I feel kinda weird about this casting. I read some of the original manga and Kim Ha-neul is too old (the heroine is a high school student) and although TOP is my ultimate kpop bias, he's not currently ripped enough for the role plus he's uncomfortable showing a lot of skin. And in the manga, the robot is an actual sexbot although he isn't used in that fashion from what I can remember.

But I can't not be happy about seeing more TOP so bring it on.

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It's probably going to be the adaptation of the Japanese drama, where the main female lead was a office temp.

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Yeah, I agree. I've read the manga before. I watched some of the Japanese dorama - I think they made Riko was a young part-timer/temp? Is the K-drama version trying to distinguish itself by making Riko a career woman?

I think he was a sexbot - I mean he was activated by a kiss! Didn't he come naked or topless in the box, I can't remember.

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Jeah, he came completely naked... somehow I can´t imagine TOP being able to that... even if I yearn to see it

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LOL! Yeah I'm not sure that MBC would allow it either. Darn!

I'm curious to know who would be the contenders for the role of Soushi or Gaku, the weird salesman who sold her Night.

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i agree with you. TOP doesn't even like wearing anything that shows his arms, that's why he's always wearing suits. but... if they do cast him, i am definitely onboard :P

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I know exactly how you feel. TOP as a sexbot would be SO. PERFECT.

But, Absolute Boyfriend had a pretty...ideal and naive guy (he's a robot, for Pete's sake) and I really cannot see TOP doing that, no matter how much more I'd love him if he did.

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TOP. Naked. In a box. Heh.

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I want that on my doorstep pronto.

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Let's get Kim Woo Bin to do this...

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He's fighting cancer right now. Sad

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Can't believe this post is from three years ago and we are only now looking forward to this version of the story. The big difference to me--since I watched most of the jdrama but did not read the manga--is that in the other versions she was tricked into getting the robot boyfriend by the company. They needed a test version. In this new version she orders him deliberately it seems. Anyway that may not be such a difference. In the dramas she has always been a working girl but not as old as 30. I am looking around to see who was cast and came to this page--I didn't realize it was from 2011.

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I so want one of those robot is it's TOP.. *drools*

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#LETSPRAYFORTOPLESSTOP

I rest my case.

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Lol! I am already praying!

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Amen sista. Amen.

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dang it, there's no "like" button for your comment.

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Wait what?! Another remake? haha.
If it's Zettai Kareshi, then it HAS to be someone with a similar charisma as HayaMoko. For real, he was amazing as a robot. I wouldnt say that it was his best drama but it was one that he became famous for...

That said, I really cant see Haneul OR TOP being in that drama...
The "Riiko" character was different; her life was essentially changed by Tenjo Night. Kim Haneul comes off as a woman that doesnt really need a man to change her life haha. :D

I hope it works out that; it seems like an interesting storyline to adapt into Korean entertainment. Something different...

If anything, it'd be interesting if they remade something like Hana Kimi or Ikebukura West Gate Park...

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yeah...after seeing the jap version i can't picture either of these two as the leads...

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Ikebukura West Gate Park - that would be awesome. I would watch it for sure.

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aah.. Zettai Kareshi was one of my first Japanese dramas. And I must say he indeed was amazing as a robot.
Interestingly, the premise does sound weird but after seeing it I kind of think that all of this is soo normal.. However, I remember thinking all the while that although the robotman is cute-cute-cute, she should just go with the human dude. because, you know, that's normal..

what's more.. the jap version had a perfect ending for that kind of a drama so I am looking forward to seeing this one. Especially because I was just thinking the other day that I would like to see TOP doing some more acting.. and this time something different from the scary dudes. because, let's face it. he's actually a cuddly teddybear ;)

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I just had to reply because you mentioned IWGP (one of the best J-dramas ever, Nagase and Kubozuka Yosuke killed it). If, if, they were to remake this, I'd be afraid. I applaud them for trying but I think it's gonna be hard to capture KudoKan's style. Hana Kimi is doable because there are a lot of arcs that can be explored to fit the K-dramas duration.

As for Zettai Kareshi remake, it's gonna be interesting to see TOP in it! I don't have any problem with Kim Ha-neul but I found her a bit too old for this role. I just hope she's better than Aibu Saki because she was very bland as Riiko. The two actors were the hearts of the J-drama. And HayaMoko (the hair!) is looking so good lately ♥

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P.S.: It's Ikebukuro, not Ikebukura.

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Agree. I liked the Japanese version and I hope the kdrama version will get other actors in the lead. I cannot quite picture Kim Haneul as "Riiko" and especially not TOP as "Tenjo".

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same concern here. I watched Zettai Kareshi, and Aibu Saki definitely fits the role, I mean she's really cute and not looking too old for the role. Though I can imagine TOP being a robot, his voice says it all. LOL.
Zettai kareshi probably isn't the best dorama I've ever seen, but I really like the lighthearted storyline, not too heavy and plausible. Besides the two male leads are effin gorgeous, Hayami Mokomichi & Hiro Mizushima, anyone?

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Agree with you. Hayami did an excellent job there...unless they did something like City Hunter, it means - they use the concept of the story but not completely follow the manga then it will be a different story.

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nah.. i dont think kdrama can pull Ikebukuro West Park Gate. it's so japan-esque. like the premise of the story lives and breathes in japan. also, no one would be able to pull off Kobuzuka's portrayal. that dude's one of the best, if not THE best, character actor.

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Javabeans just described Chris Evans career. Fantastic Four to other comic book movie to a another comic book movie.

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Not just Chris Evans, who came from Fantastic 4 (Marvel) to Captain America (Marvel). Ryan Reynolds jumped ship from being Deadpool in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Marvel) to being Green Lantern (DC).

The better movie in the lot being CA, a good move on Chris Evans part. Let's just hope F4 never has to meet up with the avengers like they do in the comics/cartoon.

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I might have a peak at this drama BUT i've never been fond of this managa/drama/movie concept of having a robot boyfriend... it just felt wrong on so many levels even though i think it tries to go for a sweet and sad sort of feel, it just irks me too much

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Don't worry; she won't end up with the robot. And that's where the second lead will be most necessary. Wonder who'll play Soushi. I kinda liked Hiro for that role (although I never liked him more than Moko-chi; he's just too handsome to resist)...

And I agree with everyone; Kim Haneul seems kinda old for the role. But then again, twists are needed. Otherwise, they'll be too boring to endure.

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Can't believe this is being remade in Korea too. Especially with a Taiwanese adaptation set to air in the near future with Gu Hye Sun.

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From what I heard the Taiwanese version was supposed to start airing in April of next year...so the Korea and Taiwan would be airing the same drama at the same time, just their respective versions... weird. Lol

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I completely forgot she was going to be part of the Taiwanese remake!

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at least i think Goo Hye Sun can pull off the Riko character. Ah Jin also looks the part. the only thing that Top can do is robotic acting.

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kim haneul : luckiest woman ever

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The show's premise is actually (*semi-spoiler*) that the heroine gets dragged into trying this robot (1st of its kind) as an experiment.. she doesn't order it. Not sure if that will help with the whole creepy premise..

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You shld try to watch Zettai Kareshi aka absolute boyfriend. Although the premise is ridiculous, it's quite fun. Plus, Mokomichi is a sight to see!

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I'm not seeing that charisma (and perfection) that Hayami Mokomichi had as Night in TOP. He was too beautiful to be real and hence perfect as the robot. Don't know TOP but googling his pic he's pretty but not in the too-beautiful-to-be-real/stop-you-on-the-street/jaw dropping way.

Although I didn't love the jdorama - some frustrating bits and too sad in the end.

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I didn't love the dorama either or the manga. But if I were to pick a robot...Lee Min Ho. He's tall, chiseled, has a great straight face and is really gaining subtlety in his acting. Plus he's LeeMinHOTTTTT.

By the way, avoid the movie that follows the dorama. It totally effs up everything. Tenjo Knight is a goner. That's the point. It's about love thats beautiful in and of itself beyond the...er...grave. Beyond...humans and robots? Okay, trying to explain it is bizarre. I'm going to stop. Now.

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I like (love) Lee Min Ho in City Hunter. He's totally sexy there.

But, in terms of looks, he never convinced me in any of the other dramas (though the acting is fine). I don't know if that makes sense?

I didn't even try the movie. Just read a summary and decided I wasn't going to suffer through even more of Night-being-killed off. Booohhhooo.

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Alua, I get you. For me the only thing I didn't feel attracted to him in was BoF.

The whole point of Zettai Kareshi is that Night dies. I'm actually more afraid of the remake quality than I am of his death...although I don't know if I can live through it again (manga, dorama, bad special after dorama...)

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Yeah, I am with you. I would go with Noh Min-woo as unnaturally beautiful. Or Korean Rui, as a laugh, since I think he would be worse in a role where he wasn't actually supposed to act.

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errr. I don't know but I was totally imagining Our resident Man-Child Uhm Tae Woong playing sexb... oops I mean Robot.
He's so ridiculously dorky and awkward that I'm gunning for him to grace my (computer) screen with his prowess...
Victor, I mean Top as Terminator Robot? LOL he's got so much 'swag' that it just... yeah he's hot.
iiiiiinteresting...

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I just find it sooooo wrong that TOP is casted as robot-lover. I mean, robot-lovers are scary and his face ain't helping. He is good looking, in a really intimidating, menacing way.

Why not the guy from SKKS, the one with the mane of glory?

Well anyway, as long as it isn't JGS, I'm happy.

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Can't agree more with you! ^_^

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Hahahaha, you cracked me up ;) But I agree with you

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I'm so agree with the 1 comment "not that I hate her" but she is OLD for that character.. I watched the drama and loved it.. Top as the Absolute BF Doll is perfect for the role but please change the lead also she already did You're my pet which she was perfect for the role "her age, look" I hope she doesn't agree with this!!! One remake is enough give other bright young actress the change please!!

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Another remade for Zettai Kareshi??..I'm looking forward for Taiwanese version since Kyu Hye Sun(GeumJanDi BOF) is the lead role..^^

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if i was to order a bot, it'd be Kang Dong Won !
he's got the androgyny yet handsome look pat.
...if only this waited till he got out of the army

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Ohhh... Kang Dong Won would do indeed...

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Except that he's never going back to dramas ever again..

I vote for Joo Won. He's like a younger, rounder, puppy-er version of KDW, and even if he's still lacking somewhat in the acting department it's not like playing a robot would require much of him..

I would like to see KDW and KHN do another movie together sometime though, they were so cute in Too Beautiful To Lie way back in the day. ♥

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If we can't have Kang Dong-won, than I vote Ha Seok-jin (Suk-jin?). Ha Seok-jin seems to be built the way HayaMoko is, but shorter.

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No...KDW is too wasted to be a loverbot!

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TOP can be a loverbot, which I imagine would have limited expressions. Yeah, think he can do it. He has the looks of course, but then like they say, as long as he doesn't show the creepy killer look, he will be ok.

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after this Kim Haneul will play Hana Kimi adaptation, oh wait, she's too old to play high school girl, LOL...
TOP as a robot is fine, but in zettai kareshi, the robots were supposed to be the ultimate dream of women, handsome, chiseled, etc...

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he is plenty HOT for the BOT role....

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It worries me too. Tenjo Knight in the jdrama is all smiley 80% of the whole thing. And with the "Rika, let's have sex" dialogues while smiling..
I can't imagine TOP doing it. It will be kind of creepy and akward...
(No offense meant).
I think he is more suited to play the cool, unsmiling guy.
Maybe he could be the lead for the remake of Mei-chan no Shitsuji (if there is going to be one).

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think you mean Top more robo-like than a robot in most of the acting I seen him in, the idea of him trying to be a 'cute' robot just comes across as creepy. Though a skilled director/writing team could use it for laughs, but for that they would need to totally rewrite Night programming [personality]

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"Rika, let's have sex." Heehee, those parts were soooooo funny. Although it wasn't my fav show by far, I did really enjoy the hilarity.

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Uh, there's no way I can expect TOP to play Shibata for a Mei-chan remake because come on! TOP may have a more deeper voice, but how is he expected to survive the number of comments that will compare him to the oh-so beautiful Mizushima Hiro (sigh, just thinking of Hiro makes me drool). Especially since Hiro wasn't just a face, he had the acting resume to back him up..... Hmmm, now it's making me wonder who would be perfect to play the loyal butler Shibata part if given the kdrama makeover.

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I agree with you Ani. I can't imagine TOP playing Shibata. He's too creepy for my taste.

I think Jung Il Woo is a good contender to play Shibata if Mei-chan gets a remake. He rocked the messy/curly hair in 49 days.

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Mizushima Hiro is amazing. However, I wasn't a huge Mei-chan fan. The story irked me and the only awesome part was Hiro. Cause he's Hiro. He has the same charisma as Park Shi-hoo for me. I'm sad/happy he's left the screen to become a writer.

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I agree. Hiro is the face & acting. I can stare at him all day! He speaks perfect English too!! Triple yummy! But one small details - his all too trimmed eyebrows, freaks me up a bit.

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Momosa, I LOVE that Hiro speaks English so well. It's so supa schmexy. I never noticed his eyebrows...I did notice the scraggly hair tho. ㅋㅋㅋ

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Oh my gosh this manga has sad ending with the robotss arghhh I hate it

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I chose to belive that he's finally been fixed and somehow retains his memory of hers and find his way to her door step own his own.

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i saw the J-drama and the movie after the drama... yes... it's not a happy ending... i cried a lot... though a lot of ppl find this drama a little over the top... but i actually enjoyed it... Hayami Mokomichi is absolutely fabulous as Night... and with Mizushima Hiro in it... it's just wonderful... Lee Jun ki will be perfect in Hiro's role..

i am waiting to check out the t-version.. the interesting thing is that Goo Hye Sun as the female lead... and now korea is going to re-make the drama with KHN... is she going to chop her hair... or they are going to change the storyline and the age of lead.... i like her... but i just don't see her in this role.... and TOP... not too sure... may be should bring Ji Chang Wook on board to be night... and Park Shin Hye or Moon Geun Young will be more inline with age area...

anyway... will see how it will turn out...

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Isn't the robot supposed to come in naked and then the lady has to touch specific body parts to turn him on? That sounded weird. Was I even talking about the same manga? Ugh, too many people-robots in manga-world. I also thought the boyfriend was supposed to be happy-go-lucky or something like that. Ooh... then who's going to play the conman guy? You know what, I give up. I forgot how the story went.

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you got it mixed with Chobits.

But Tenjo Night (the robot) is constantly trying to have sex with the girl. he's "programed to make her feel good" or some such.

they CAN cut it out or tame it because its not the main part of the manga, but it's in there for comic effect.

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Chobits! Now THERE's something they should remake. That would be HYSTERICAL. My sister has a poster of it and every time I see it I giggle. "Pantsu!"

Honestly, Tenjo Night-o :D is a really difficult role for any male, chiseled or not. He has to slowly transform. To be convincing as a robot and the convincing as a robot who develops feelings, that's not an easy task. Can TOP take it on? Hm...

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I thought he did come naked or at least topless in the box. I think she kissed him to turn him on the first time.
Wasn't that also his reset - if another person kissed him, that person would become his new owner?

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Yes Marina! I totally forgot about that. And he comes 100% Nekkid. Or he should...

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TOP as Tenjo Night? it's interrrrrressstinggg..
well he always does the cold type character, I hope this time he can do 'romantic' robot.

By the way. If I don't have to kill someone, I'd like to order one Sexb..,err Roboyfriend like TOP, or Taecyeon..well I can fully customize, right??

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Wish TOP will be the neighbour and other actor as tenjo maybe someone like jong ki or jang geun suk

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i liked the dorama but I'm questioning this remake, even more so now that TOP and Haneul are contenders..I just can't see them doing such a great job...this is normally why i always hate remakes, because I compare and nothing really ever beats the original version.
FYI, in the dorama, she doesn't order Night (the boyfriend robot) she is sort of conned/forced to try it, lol, sounds weird but if you watch the dorama you'll understand

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the plot sure sounds really similar to my own favourite daydream...except the TOP robot sits in a collection alongside a Lee Min Ho robot, a Lee Dong Wook robot & a Lee Seung Gi robot- hey a girl can dream!!!

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I love zettai kareshi!
Where can I order my very own Robot?
GF I agree with you! There's only one reason why we order those perfect robot!

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OMG!!! I'm in the middle of watching ep 7 of japanese drama version, and this news is coming out!!
Actually, if you watch the jap vers, absolute boyfriend is (much much) less creepy than you're my pet and I can't picture kim ha neul as Riiko. Riiko has innocent charms, while kim haneul's is more mature.

Anyway, I can't wait to see who will be playing Hiro's role. Basically, I'm watching Zettai Kareshi for Hiro :D

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That was me. Mizushima Hiro was the one reason I stared watching Jdramas (which eventually led into Kdramas). He was my very first Asian actor crush.

I have the manga and enjoyed it well enough, so I gave the Jdrama a try. I understand why they changed the setting and all so much - in the manga Riiko is actually a high school student, and making her an office lady worked better (I think) especially considering the occasional sex-related dialogue (which was actually toned down for the drama). So I'm curious as to what the setting will be for a remake.

Also, like others have mentioned, Tenjo Night is nude when he's delivered to Riiko and has several other shirtless/half-naked scenes. Don't see TOP agreeing to that, but a girl can always hope! However, TOP as the other guy, Hiro's counterpart? I think that would work! But I also agree with everyone else that Kim Haneul is too old for the role.

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I agree, TOP is more suited for the role of Soushi than Night.

Mizushima Hiro was the reason I watched Zettai Kareshi. I remembered him from the 2nd season of Gokusen, but I didn't start liking him until Lovely Complex and HanaKimi.

Actually, the drama that started my j-drama obsession was "Strawberry on a Shortcake" with Hideaki Takizawa of Tackey & Tsubasa fame :)

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I agree with you Tenjo Night has several scenes that he

is shirtless or takes his clothes off wanting to have sex

with Riiko.. and just by that instances I don't think TOP

would agree to take this role. No matter how fit he has

become he still won't show his body in public.. although I

am still hoping he would someday.. not just with Kim

Haneul in this remake. The role doesn't suit her.

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er, TOP has this certain "blank" look on his face so I guess that's why he got casted in the first place? LOL. I just can't see him playing Moko's Tenjo Night. OR is he gonna be Soshi instead?

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Loved the jdorama Zettai Kareshi and despite the wacky premise, the way it was directed and the casting really brought the story to different levels. Trust me - it was actually weep worthy! That said, can't really see Kim Haneul and TOP in the lead roles...whoever suggested KDW above? Ya that'd be my top pick but perhaps more for the BF than the robot. Hmmm. Anyway it was one of my favorite dramas so I'm a bit wary of a remake. They somehow never seem to fair as well (for good reasons!)...

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I don't mind about the story, Japanese version was really good, and i was really have the same thoughts as you, when I read the synopsis, before actually watching.
But what bothers me is that the casting is really bad.]
The age difference is too much and also, TOP's face is not robot-ish. Creepy, yes. Fierce yes, emotionless, NO.

If they wanted a robot boyfriend then the ''Mischievious Kiss'' lead would be the perfect cast. He plays as such anyway.

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ooh...kinda likin' that idea. Kim Hyun Joong could do a robot and he is too beautiful for words.

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And he has a mega watt smiles that blind even the sun. Although I can hardly recognised him in his last picture.

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KHJ would be perfect as a robot except for when it came time for him to show emotion....but I really think he's more creepy looking than good looking. He looks like an alien to me. *ducks to avoid projectiles thrown by fans*

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....0.o;; personally i think this should just stick to the manga. NOT a korean drama adaptation

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Im no SuJu fan but im a fan of the japanese version, and im thinking that Siwon is the perfect Tenjo Night...
I'm imagining the japanese version scene where Night was spraying water on his topless body after push-ups (coz you know, robots don't sweat... lol), poses and asks...
"Am I sexy?"

If its Siwon... im gonna swoon... lol

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Now I love me some TOP, but I am dubious about this casting. It would be better suited to a manly and yet still boyish cutey patootey like Lee Minho or maybe Yoo Geon.

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I understand again that they made the female character older as in the jdorama (Watase Yuu made her a high school student) but Top as Naito, noooooo!
I mean pick someone else onegaishimasu.

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Top rumored for many dramas in this year but it didnt happen.YG is smart, i do not think they choose this project while so many people want to see TOP in a drama (especially me,love him,melting eyes and smile),they wouldnt re-re-re-make this script again,but if it is true,i think,its just YG tactics to draw attention from Japanese people,after the GD's marijuana scandal in Japan.But anyway,even if Top would stand in front of the camera for hours,i can accept it without hesitation.and yeah prayfortoplesstop

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you know you actually have a point there. at first, i was sooo excited then i thought of those topless scenes in the japanese drama. the possibility of Tabi doing that is so low :( and since nothing is confirmed from YG's part this might just become another rumor.

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yeah i've watched many videos about that,we never seen him topless,even he joked with a fake chest,and the members talked about this subject.So why would he choose this role ? i do not know.we will see.

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knowing the manga world, i feel that the whole thing was premised on the robot being a.... erherm, sexbot. but the manga just went down the path of purer romance. didn't like the jdrama. it was just too weird. hahhaha

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I saw the Japanese version of the show and I just find it hard to wrap my mind around the concept of her falling in love with a robot... but I always say you can fall in love with a duck if you wanted to.
Besides that are we sure that T.O.P. is ready for a leading role? I mean I love to see that kid clip his nails but still....
I guess it depends on who will be the second lead guy. Who knows; perhaps Korea will pull this off better than Japan, though the concept itself is ludicrous....

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mte, her falling in love with a robot after 8~9 episodes of being in love with the other guy was so hard to believe for me.

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lol

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I do love me some Top, but somehow i dont quite see him in this role. With his looks AND his voice, errr i'm having doubts. Then again wasnt much of a fan of the jdorama, i find it a tad too wacky for my taste. But If they were making a kdrama adaptation, i'm thinking Lee Dong Wok would fit the role. He's pretty, quite ripped from what i've seen in Scent of a Woman and mature looking. Oh well, if they do go on with Top, i'd definitely watch it. Yes, lets pray for toplesstop!

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I really love the Japanese version & I hope they dont ruin it cuz sometimes the original is just way better than the remake.
On a side note, Kim Haneul is really lucky to act along side gorgeous guys >____<

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i hated this jdrama, both leads were awful and the story IS creepy.

anyway i think Kim Haneul should choose other/better roles for herself.

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I love TOP......but the boy can't act.

And you're gf is right...he look a bit too scary for the role.

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i am not defending Top but you should watch "79 into the fire",especially his face expressions,you will feel pity for him.And then Secret Garden parody...omg.He was awesome.Even Iris was like his debut drama,it was good.And you can't ignore his awards Daejong,Blue dragon,baeksang...Just give him a chance :) am i showing my flag too clearly ? :D yeah vip is here.

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He did nothing for me in IRIS. He was just glaring at everything.

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I enjoyed the manga more than the drama, but I did enjoy them both (watched the drama mainly for Hiro though <3). On one hand, I'm liking the idea of a Korean remake and on another hand I'm not sure. TOP is definitely robotic but....hmmm...well, if you've watched the Secret Big Bang paradoy, you'd know he's not afraid to do wacky. So maybe he can pull off asking her for sex while wearing a smile and there's no way he can not go topless because that's the essence of Zettai Kareshi. Kim Ha Neul is older yeah, but just like how they rewrote the storyline for the drama, they can just do the same here. She's a capable actress, so I have no doubt she'd do well.

Hmmm....Zettai Kareshi. I might look forward to it after all.

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Isn't this the same as Bicentennial Man, which is kinda creepy in a way. But it was understandable because the robot grew up with her so he's a very warm figure to her.

But this just sounds too different. I don't think i can invest emotions in a robot loving the girl and vice versa.

By the way, KHN might be getting old but she sure gets prettier with age. She's so gorgeous now.

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Japanese dramas have this candy-coated reality in which funky, bording on downright kinky, things can happen and no one bats an eye because it feels so natural. the live action zettai kareshi is a prime example of this. but i don't know how well that'll translate over into Korean drams. they're not realistic per se, but they're a lot more so than japanese manga adaptations.

i hope they cast someone good as the second male lead. asamoto soshi was an endearing, scene-stealing (although that might have been because of mizushima hiro) character.

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I loved the manga version, but hated the jdrama version, Riiko in the drama acted like such a b****that it made my blood boil. Hope the k version has a different approach.

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That was ridiculously hilarious and pretty much followed the exact conversation that took place in my head when I first read this. haha!

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So is this a rom-com with a...sad ending? Meh. I would like to see TOP again in, well, anything - but actually he's pretty good at comedy, based on Big Bang's parodies. The Secret Garden parody is HILARIOUS.

And speaking of hilarious - OMG this post, LMAO. Seriously.

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this is just wayy to convenient for kim haneul to jump into another japanese drama remake..

i'm surprised that korea hasn't done Hana kimi yet, since taiwan and japan (2 times) have done a remake/drama... but zettai kareshi is already going to be airing in taiwan soon with Fahrenheits Jiro which i'm skeptical about since the jdrama adaptation was fine.. but we'll see how this passes.

I agree with a lot of people.. TOP will be a bit scary but maybe they'll give him sunglasses to cover up his eyes and then he wont look as scary.. haha. :D

Thanks for posting girls and love the dialog JB and GF! Definitely hilarious and too funny you two!

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Dear Javabeans and Girlfriday,

You're amazing for my abs. They are one step closer to becoming Ha Ji-won's abs. However, if I continue to work my abs out in this way, I won't be able to breathe. Please refrain from too much hilarity in the future.

Thank you,

Raine

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I actually like the manga more than the Japanese live action. I didn't even make pass the last couple of episodes of the jdrama. It not like it was bad but it was I don't know. . just a 'i watch this later, later, if I have time. . if" kind of drama. Isn't there going to be a Taiwanese version too? Anyway yeah speaking as a fangirl, I will watch it for my hubby Top. :DDDD Does this mean we can see Top . . Toplesss HAHAHAH *okay being a freak now.

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I did the same with the jdrama --I watched it and enjoyed it and then quit before the end and never got back to it. Can't remember why.

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