This is really digging deep into the adaptation bucket to look for source material that honestly wasn’t even that popular to begin with. K-dramas is finally adapting the shoujo manga Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend) this year, exactly ten years after Japan did the J-dorama version with Hayami Mokomichi, Aibu Saki, and Mizushima Hiro. It’s about a girl who orders a robot boyfriend and the hijinks and romance that ensues. K-ent had been working on a K-drama adaptation with TOP and Kim Ha Neul awhile ago but that fell through, though Kim Ha Neul did end up doing another manga adaptation with You’re My Pet movie with Jang Geun Seok. I’m sure the casting age for Roco King will likely be younger though it’s interesting that thriller drama cable network OCN is in talks to pick this one up.
Taiwan also adapted Zettai Kareshi with Jiro Wang and Gu Hye Sun and it’s as hot a mess as expected from this casting.