Zettai Shounen

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Synonyms: Absolute Boy, Zettai Shonen
Japanese: 絶対少年
French: Zettai Shonen
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 2005 to Nov 19, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:06 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.891 (scored by 37173,717 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4345
Members: 18,928
Favorites: 63

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Oftentimes, people are most vulnerable when they are lonely and unable to get along with those around them. Isolation is felt more keenly amongst a crowd, so some will try to find solace in the strangest of places, where the unknown lurks. Such people include Ayumu Aizawa, a former city boy now living in the countryside of Tana, and Kisa Tanigawa, a young girl who has a hard time relating to others. What these two share in common is a feeling that their life has gone astray.

Zettai Shounen tells a story of strange phenomena affecting two different settings, with no explanations of their origin or sudden appearance. All that is known is that these phenomena seem to center on individuals with mixed emotions toward themselves and others.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Storyboard
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Imaizumi, Kenichi
Episode Director, Animation Director, Key Animation
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Hikari no Silhouette (光のシルエット)" by CooRie

Ending Theme

May 13, 2009
Halo_s_Maze (All reviews)
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
Feb 24, 2015
windkirby (All reviews)
I'm writing a review in an attempt to express my feelings on an anime I feel few have heard of. Zettai Shonen is in my opinion a masterpiece of storytelling and is my favorite anime/tv show of all time.

The guidelines say not to summarize, but I'll give my take in this paragraph if anyone is interested: The story is split into two halves. The first deals with a city boy spending a summer in a small, somewhat boring town, quiet but for the constant, tremulous calls of cicadas, but the summer becomes more interesting when supernatural occurrences begin to take place. In the second half, read more
Dec 27, 2011
trzr23 (All reviews)
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.

Zettai Shonen is an anime read more
Jul 12, 2009
Bishounen_Hunter (All reviews)
Zettai Shonen is the type of anime you might only want to watch if you find yourself needing to take a break from watching whatever type of anime you normally do watch. Otherwise if you pick this title with the same level of expectation you would have for your favorite anime then you might be in for a let-down. Still, it's pretty far from what I would call un-watchable or a “bad anime.” Zettai Shonen is a quirky, slow-paced, sci-fi/fantasy anime series that's a little bit off the beaten path. If you are in the mood for something quirky and different then pick this show, read more

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