Dec. 22nd, 2013

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Ando-Lloyd
(http://asianwiki.com/Ando_Lloyd_-_A.I._Knows_Love_%3F)
--Reiji Matsushima (Takuya Kimura) is a genius physicist. He realizes that he and his fiancé Asahi Ando (Kou Shibasaki) will be killed a theory that 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 kill her. 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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First I have to say that this show was soooo awesome that I watched the whole thing over a two day period. Originally, thanks to the above image, I got the idea that this would be somewhat like Absolute Boyfriend with just a bit more action. I was thankful I was wrong, not because I didn't absolutely LOVE Absolute Boyfriend, but because this show took the exploration of love and identity in a whole other direction. The graphics and the fight scenes held up beautifully but I found myself thinking that some of the graphics had to have been inspired by Dragon Ball.

Takuya Kimura plays the range of Reiji to Lloyd flawlessly, but I've loved him since Mr.Brain, so I am a bit biased. I do have to say though that Kou Shibasaki was great in her character portrayal of the wounded dove fighting back against the wicked machine.

I do have to say that although the above graphic does advertise the show, I think that it belittles a bit of the fire that this show has. I'd have chosen something like this...

Ando Lloyd ep03 (848x480 x264).mp4_snapshot_06.16_[2013.12.22_17.54.35]

Only because in this brief moment that it kind of portray the emotions of the overall show.

I highly reccommend this show for those who love romance but need a whovian sci fi touch to enliven it for them...

Raws: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_144024.htm (all thanks to \( -o _ o- )/ for on d-addicts for uploading them!)

Subtitles: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_141687.htm (all my love to harorangers for subbing this and making my experience, and everyones, so much the more enriching!)

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