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Zettai Kareshi.

Zettai Kareshi.

Alternative Titles

English: Absolute Boyfriend
Synonyms: I Won't Let You Become a Star!, Ohoshisama ni wa Sasemasen!, Aromatic Boy, Shounen Aromatic
Japanese: 絶対彼氏。


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: May 20, 2003 to Oct 5, 2004
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 7.791 (scored by 19834 users)
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Ranked: #17292
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Popularity: #210
Members: 32,693
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Rejected way too many times by good-looking (and unattainable) guys, shy Riiko Izawa goes online and signs up for a free trial of a mysterious Nightly Lover "figure." The very next day a cute naked guy is delivered to her door, and he wants to be her boyfriend! Has Riiko died and gone to heaven? The cute guy turns out to be sweet, smart, a great cook, and lots more. And he looks like a million bucks, which is what he's going to cost Riiko if she doesn't return him in time...

(Source: VIZ Media)

Included one-shots:
Volume 6: Ohoshisama ni wa Sasemasen! (I Won't Let You Become a Star!), Shounen Aromatic (Aromatic Boy)


Zettai Kareshi. was published in English as Absolute Boyfriend by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from February 7, 2006 to May 6, 2008.


Asamoto, Masaki
Shirasaki, Yuki
Ito, Mika

More reviewsReviews

Mar 10, 2009
ishitagupta (All reviews)
I have been a Fushigi Yuugi otaku since the past 9 years now, so when I finally got around to checking out Watase's other works, Zettai obviously stood out for its more swoony description and the unbeatable bishi artwork. You'll be hard pressed to find a dreamier android boytoy than Night Tenjou! Or a more thoughtful one. Though that's not all Zettai boasts of...

You obviously know that a girl unwittingly orders herself an android-like boyfriend online, but what arrives is nothing robotic or even human. Superhuman maybe! He's charming and makes her weak in the knees but obviously, just when a couple has found happiness, read more
Apr 28, 2008
bitsypookums24 (All reviews)
I'm a huge Yuu Watase fan, but her latest story didn't capture my attention as some of her other works. Her art as always is gorgeous and I could totally relate to Reiko, moreso than any of her other heroines. But after the first two volumes, the story got kinda...old. It just started to drag on. I guess because I always like the guy the heroine doesn't choose (except in FY and A19), but I've enjoyed her other series despite my disappointment ; D. For a fun and cute summer read, I would definetly recommend and anyone who is a Watase fan will enjoy, but read more
Dec 31, 2007
lolipopgi (All reviews)
As it's been said before, Zettai Kareshi, or Absolute Boyfriend, is a tale of the main character falling in love with an android. Though it may seem strange, as you continue to read, you grow to love the characters as they are all original and unique in their own way. (I, personally, am in love with Soshi).
Fantastic art (Yuu Watase is the author of Fushigi Yugi and "Ceres") and amazing choice of panels and story layout - though some bits grow very far-fetched - as it includes humorous and beautifully crafted scenes for all to see!
Perfect ending, in my opinion. The story, overall, makes the read more
Nov 15, 2008
allegro665 (All reviews)
Absolute boyfriend is in theory like Chobits but with the roles reversed. However, unlike Chob\its or Hand Maid May which were pure joyous ecchi (for the most part) Absolute boyfriend has a sad ending. Up to that point this is an entertaining, funny, steamy, bodice-ripper of a manga. There. Don't say I didn't warn you if you're looking for redemption.

Story: Girl is desperate for a boyfriend. Girl finds mysterious way to order boyfriend on the internet. Inexplicably, everyone around her suddenly finds her utterly irresistable and are pissed that she now has a mail-order boyfriend. Rest read more


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