Boku to Kanojo no XXX was adapted into a drama in 2005. I don't know much about how the drama was publicized, how popular it was, nor where exactly one could watch it, but what I do know is that it was broadcasted on the internet, and later in 2006, had its episodes grouped together on DVD provided by Geneon Entertainment. This drama has seven 24-minute episodes. All seven episodes can be found online, subbed in both English and Chinese.
Based on the first two volumes of the manga, the drama follows Akira Uehara, who after switching bodies with Momoi, strives to get a job and make money, so Momoi's grandfather can fix the machine and return Akira and Momoi back into their respective bodies. Things, however, don't go as plan for Akira. Everytime he gets a job, he gets into accidents and somehow acquires large debts. The future for Akira looks bleak. How will he get out of this one?
XXX 1 - Akira Uehara has a crush on Momoi Nanako. When trying to give Momoi his love letter, Akira winds up in her body and Momoi in his, thanks to her grandfather's machine.
XXX 2 - Akira and Momoi spend their first day as each other at school. Their classmates start to fall in love with them including their best friends.
XXX 3 - Akira needs to fix the machine but needs money for it. He starts working, but instead of making money, he loses it.
XXX 4 - Akira and company go to Okinawa to work but keep losing their jobs.
XXX 5 - In order to win the grand prize, Akira and company train and participate in the Okinawan beauty contest.
XXX 6 - After returning home, Akira and company practice and participate in their school's comedy contest for the money prize.
XXX 7 - Momoi is in trouble with a gang and it is up to Akira to save her.
Honestly, I do not recommend watching this drama. If it's your first time with the series, read the manga first, and then, if you really want to, watch the drama version. Why? Well, it's because the manga is much, much better than the drama. In the manga, the story is emotional-involved, and the characters have both good and bad points. In the drama, however, the story is flat and boring, and the characters are two-dimensional. The worst part I felt about the drama is the characterization of Shinnosuke Senbongi. In the manga, he is described to be smart and popular, but when he is with Akira, he is considerate and caring. In the drama, however, he is described to be a total slimeball. For example, in episode two, he finds an unconscious Akira (who is in Momoi's body), takes him to a love hotel, takes off his uniform, and lays next to him naked in a towel. When Akira finally wakes up, Senbongi flirts with him, and then, when he finds an opening, tries to force a kiss on him. To me, that's slimey as hell. Why is he taking a unconscious girl to a love hotel?
Besides that, I will say that there are some good things about the drama. The casting is good; the actors look and act like the characters (although sometimes they are over the top). I did enjoy the beauty and comedy contests arcs, although I did sometimes find them to be lame. For the beauty contest, I loved the song they picked for Mai Takahashi (who plays Momoi and "Akira") to sing and thought it matched Akira's character well. (The song is Yume no Shizuku from Matsu Takako, by the way) The comedy routine that she and Akie Suzuki (who plays Shiina) was good too. I laughed at it and you'll probably laugh too.
Overall, it is a fun drama, but not the best adaption to the series. I think it would have been better if the drama makers waited for the series to develop a bit more before they made it. If they did that, I think the drama would have be more thrilling and entertaining to watch.
- JennaCredit to Anime News Network for some information. Thanks to JewelChan for subbing the episodes in English.