Ranked #2956
Zettai Shounen

Zettai Shounen

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Absolute Boy, Zettai Shonen
Japanese: 絶対少年


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 2005 to Nov 19, 2005
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.071 (scored by 1910 users)
Ranked: #29562
Popularity: #2418
Members: 7,704
Favorites: 25
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Aizawa Ayumu is a young boy, who is sent to a small town called Tana to live with his father for a while. Even though he doesn't want to go, he agrees to do so when his mother offers him a mountain bike. Ayumu used to live in Tana before, and now his memories of the time are shrouded in mystery - apparently something happened when he was a child. Enter Miku, a young girl who knows more than she tells, weird glowing lights floating around, reflections of UFOish objects in the eyes of cats and dogs, a nosy female announcer, a forest with a mysterious past, and a weird boy called Wakkun, who wears the clothes Ayumu used to when he was a child, and you get the world of Zettai Shonen, where mysteries remain mysteries amidst a slow, normal, everyday life.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Zettai Shounen

Characters & Voice Actors

Aizawa, Ayumu
Aizawa, Ayumu
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Namiki, Noriko
Namiki, Noriko
Miyama, Miki
Miyama, Miki
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Miyama, Miku
Miyama, Miku
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa
Tanigawa, Kisa
Tanigawa, Kisa
Kobayashi, Akiko
Kobayashi, Akiko


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Hamazaki, Tatsuya
Ito, Kazunori

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May 13, 2009
I don't write reviews, but this show only has one short review so I feel inclined to do my part.

Zettai Shonen is an anime that stays away from a lot of the normal conventions found in anime with the label of supernatural. The pace is much slower and more heavily focuses on the characters than the supernatural event itself.
Ultimately I would say that the focus is on how each character internalizes and acts on the odd things that are going on around them.

The story is broken down into two arcs. The first arc is the summer arc and the main character is a read more
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Dec 27, 2011
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Once in a while, we see Slice of Life shows that are incredibly slow paced and are heavily atmospheric. These shows have a pretty static setting and allow you to dive into their world. I like to call these shows Slice of Nothing shows, simply because there's not a lot happening that actually contributes to the plot's development. Zettai Shonen is a slice of nothing show that slipped under the radar when it aired and never really saw the light of day. Which is a shame really, because it was a breath of fresh air and off the beaten track.

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Zettai Shonen may be twice as long as Haibane Renmei, but the pacing of both the shows is similar. They both are more reliant on character development than moving the plot forward. There is an aura of the supernatural in both shows, however Haibane Renmei has a superior art style.
The slowly revealed plot and the strength of character development make both of these shows worthwhile.
Zettai Shounen and Ghost Hound both have young teenagers dealing with supernatural occurrences (especially in relationship to the past) in isolated, small towns with beautiful scenery. Zettai Shounen does not have the same vibe of horror that Ghost Hound does, but it shares its air of mystery and the creepiness of the unknown.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Hikari no Silhouette" by CooRie

Ending Theme

"Shonen Humming" by Masumi Ito

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