Awesome ockoala has posted on her blog that Jiro has been officially confirmed as Night in Absolute Boyfriend. There was a press conference and everything, and apparently they already started filming.
Jiro also promised us a naked scene. LOL, only in a twdrama presscon.
For some reason, I don't even mind Gu Hye Sun as Riko. Maybe because BOF showed she does emo and damsel-in-distress and opposite-of-Makino extremely well (I am not bitter about BOF, no sirree). Also, her brand of chirpy overacting would fit right into a twdrama, especially one with such an insane plot - girl accidentally orders experimental sex-robot. R-rated hijinks ensue. (Also, the name Night cracks me up every time because it shows such an utter lack of imagination on Riko's part).
I adore the manga to bits (even if the ending is EVIL) - it's funny, romantic, meta, tongue-in-cheek and hella sexy. But then I am a big Yu Watase fan. Jdrama I did not like at all because to say it was vaguely inspired by the manga would be charitable, the actors had no chemistry, and, being a jdrama, this was singularly passionless and with lack of touching (which, in a story about a sexbot, is bizarre, to say the least).
Here's hoping AB sticks to the manga. At the very least, at least I find Jiro hugely more appealing than Hayami Mocomichi (but I prefer Aibu Saki to GHS, hmmm. Not related to anything but is Saki still with Nagase btw? Lucky woman! That's who I'd cast as a personal dream sexbot :p)
Anyway, hugely excited!