Reiji Matsushima is a genius physicist. He realizes that he and his fiancé Asahi Ando will be killed a the theory which he advanced.
One day, in the year 2013, Reiji dies in a airplane explosion & crash. He was a handsome and world-famous professor who studied wormhole theories. It is a mystery whether his research on wormhole theory caused his death or not.
His fiance Asahi is a capable career woman working at a large IT company. She is beautiful and smart, but she met Reiji and fell in love with him. Her days with Reiji were happy, but one day he dies and somebody tries to killer. Asahi doesn't know why someone wants to end her life.
Lloyd, who looks exactly like her dead fiance Reiji, suddenly appears in front of her. Lloyd came from the year 2113. His mission is to protect Asahi from any risky situations. Without Asahi's knowledge, Lloyd fights to protect her. Lloyd doesn't know what "love" is and doesn't understand human anger or sadness.
At first, Asahi doesn't like Lloyd, but slowly her feelings change. Lloyd also begins to develop feelings for her.
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I don't have much to say about this drama save just a few words:
- Overall 3
- Story 2
- Acting/Cast 7
- Music 5
- Rewatch Value 1
the acting performed by most of the leads (especially Kimura and Shibasaki) was simply a waste for this drama. Definitely a waste of talent and effort on such a meaninglessly stupid drama.
I gave it a 3 and not less, coz I really liked Matsushima Reiji's character which felt kind of fresh and found his love story with Andou Asahi to be super cute, and well you can add to that the fact that the drama made me laugh a lot at it's ridiculousness....period. I honestly can't seem to think of anything else that I found positive about this whole drama.
I guess they were trying to deliver a very profound and
deep message to the human world or something, but they just used the wrong method, it all felt so hackneyed in particular the final episodes, plus the obvious fact that similar ideas have already been used over and over again in previous media all over the world. Add to that the story which was soooo full of holes big enough an elephant could fit through, it made me kind of surprised coz it was against my previously perceived image that Japanese particularly excel in sci-fi and horror. Seemed after all I was wrong to generalize that idea, and need to accept the fact that not everyone can write a sci-fi story that feels convincing and above that execute it in a manner that saves it from seeming ridiculous and laughable.
I can't say it had been a waste of time watching this, coz after watching I had the great satisfaction of taking one drama off my PTW list, but I'M POSITIVE I won't be EVER watching this drama again, EVER! (no need to worry, I already deleted the thing from my hard drive "waste of space")
I'm not used to writing negative reviews this bluntly, so sorry if I may have offended anyone in anyway, it's all just my personal opinion, no ill feelings please.
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Story: One word:- ACTION! I like the premise of this story. Depending on how you feel about issues such as intelligent AIs, human overpopulation, world pollution, the power of humanity etc; you'll either love this drama or give it a "so-so" rating. For me, I love it. There is only one blemish in the plot of the drama (hence the 9/10 rating) and this is for you to find out and for me to know. The love story is told in the right dose and I dare say, this is one of those rare gems where the action, background story and romance balance out each other. If you are expecting a lovey dovey story with romance and love triangles as the main theme (you know like
Zettai Kareshi), you will not find it in Ando Lloyd. Instead, a more mature telling on what is love was offered. The action and special effects are commendable and you get action and special effects in every episode (oh, yes! feed the action freak in me!). There is enough English in this drama to appeal to the International audience. Having Hindi and Indian actors casted lends credibility to the drama. Yes, it is quite logical to assume that India will one day be the technological hub of the world (we can already see India's potential in this area now!).
- Overall 9
- Story 9
- Acting/Cast 10
- Music 8
- Rewatch Value 8
Acting/Cast: No complains in this department. They are all wonderful and experienced cast. Kimura Takuya is brilliant in his double role as an android and a super-nerdy human scientist. These two roles are almost opposite of each other:- one a cool looking, killing machine with minimal expressions and conflicted in many ways (an adroid struggling with his identity and later his developing human emotions); another a shy, passionate nerd with numerous comical expressions who knew exactly what to do and what he wants. Kimura shone in this drama. Shibasaki Kou (the female lead), however - I cannot comment much on. Her role is adequate to pull through the story but limited due to the many premises the story aims to address. So, yeah - she's the female lead but her role is not over-powering that the main story did not come through. In short, she was... there. The rest of the cast - two thumbs up for them (Reiji style!) *grins*
Music: Love the theme OST. And btw, it's in English! :)
Rewatch value: In my opinion, a gem for rewatch. There are not many action, futuristic, romances out there and those who are available are either overrated, a manga live-action or lacked in the storytelling and action parts. In Ando Lloyd, you find a balance.
Overall: A solid 9/10. Highly recommended if you are like me who values storyline (NOT the typical love triangles type storyline that appeals to the young female audience!) and get your kicks out of seeing handsome men kick butts admist tonnes of special effects! Yes, I am referring to all you closet "Matrix-ees" out there! :)
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Because Kimura Takuya are in both dramas and he´s character is quite similar in both shows. Not to mention the feel of both dramas are kind of similar with mystery, crime, thriller etc.
Both dramas are about girls living under the same roof with robots, who are slowly developing feelings toward them. Zettai Kareshi is cute romantic comedy and Ando Lloyd is sci-fi romance.