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|Title (English)||Absolute Boy|
|Title (Japanese)||Zettai Shonen||Advertising|
|Synopsis||Ayumu is staying with his father, who is the local vet, in a small town called Tama within sight of Mt. Fuji. It's summer, and it's boring, except that Ayumu's new mountain bike
has arrived. It seems that his parents are separated and his mother lives in Yokohama. His father has been checking over a stray cat.
Ayumu meets various other characters who have some role in the story - a small girl and her mother, one or two pretty teenage girls, a youth on a motorcycle, and the elderly director of the nearby astronomical observatory. Ayumu is asked about a one-eared stray cat, which the little girl calls 'Okaka-Babaa' - in fact he saw it in his father's backyard. Ayumu sees a strange light outside his room, and next day meets a strange little girl in a yellow raincoat, down by the river, who is playing with more of the lights, and a flying plastic toy-like thing that appears and de-materialises - and then the girl disappears!
|Review||An exquisitely crafted and measured opening to a story that promises to be supernatural and very weird. Looks like one to watch.|
|Credits||Series Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Art Director: Katsufumi Hariu
Character Designer: Masayuki Sekine
Animation: Masaya Fujimori
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|Date||2005 May 21 -|
|Broadcaster||Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK BS-2)|
|References & Help||Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
Help & further information.