Thursday, September 17, 2009

Zettai Kareshi

When we were wee young girls, we dreamed of handsome boyfriends and big houses (possibly with rainbows and ponies in the garden).

And then we grew up to realize that no matter how many frogs we kiss, they do not magically turn into princes in shining armor.

Enter Nightly Lover Series 01. Or more affectionately known as Tenjo Night.

He is everything a girl would want and more.

Handsome, a little jealous (as opted by owner Riiko), good cook, good in bed, picks her up from work, etc.

What's not to love right?

Although apprehensive in the beginning, stumbling past hurdles and roadblocks, Riiko did end up falling in love with her machine of a boyfriend.

As a lover robot, Night had done everything according to Riiko's chosen preferences, yet, he never seemed to make her happy.

Until he developed an ego of his own.

Don't ask me how, but that must've been the most wonderful thing to have ever happened in the story.

In the light of Night becoming an almost-person, the littlest (and most important) things in a relationship start to show.

It is perhaps this little bit in the story that made everything so much more memorable. It is perhaps also this little bit in the story that every girl looks out for; not the flawless, perfect boyfriend in Night, but the little things that made him so much more human, so real.

In the beginning I laughed so much, watching Riiko deal with that clumsy (albeit handsome ) machine.

Towards the end, I couldn't stop myself from crying.

"In the end, I will be the only one who will stay the same. You will grow old and die. But me, I'm built to love you. That will never change."

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