Zettai Kareshi.
Absolute Boyfriend
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Zettai Kareshi.

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: I Won't Let You Become a Star!, Ohoshisama ni wa Sasemasen!, Aromatic Boy, Shounen Aromatic
Japanese: 絶対彼氏。
English: Absolute Boyfriend
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: May 20, 2003 to Oct 5, 2004
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Watase, Yuu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 2190221,902 users)
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Ranked: #18022
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Popularity: #449
Members: 37,847
Favorites: 1,514


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Chapters: /35


High school student Riiko Izawa has gone through a series of unrequited crushes. Each time she works up the courage to confess to a boy, he rejects her on the spot. After yet another rejection, Riiko becomes dejected and takes a walk through a nearby park. There, she discovers a lost phone and returns it to its owner.

The owner of the phone, Gaku Namikiri, is bizarre, to say the least. A traveling salesman, he pesters Riiko to accept one of his company's products as a reward. She tells him, sarcastically, that what she wants most of all is a boyfriend. Unfazed, he directs her to visit a website advertising "lover figures," which she assumes to be dolls. Despite her skepticism about the company's integrity, the face of the "Nightly Series 01" model enchants Riiko, and she registers for a three-day free trial. She is shocked when a life-sized naked boy is actually delivered to her the next day!

Riiko follows instructions to activate the very realistic robot with a kiss, and for the next three days, Night Tenjou is the best boyfriend she could ask for. However, Gaku reappears to inform her that she missed the deadline to cancel the free trial, and now she owes one hundred million yen. Alternatively, she can decide to keep Night and act as a beta tester so that the company can collect data in order to improve their future products. What choice does Riiko have? She is broke, and what's more, she has already begun to fall for the artificially intelligent Night...

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Released in North America under the title Absolute Boyfriend, Zettai Kareshi. has spawned several live-action adaptations. A Japanese drama series, Zettai Kareshi: Kanzen Muketsu no Koibito Robot, aired in 2008; a Taiwanese drama series, Jue Dui Darling, aired in 2012; and most recently a South Korean drama series, My Absolute Boyfriend , aired in 2019.

The series 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


Sep 18, 2020
So basically, this addictive old skool shoujo read provided a sudden shock ending here. I literally was not expecting that it was gonna turn out that way tbh! Well guess y'all have to find out what happened;)

Anyways I soul heartedly agree that the MC was dense enough to the fact that she was clumsy and didn't seem to want the robot doll of a teen chad in the first place. However she grew midway when she stood up for herself.

Gaku and Soushi were actually the best characters in this series. Gaku is like the type of a funny sidekick that you'd like to ...
Dec 26, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Absolute boyfriend makes absolutely no sense .girl is stupid af.side boy.is retard.. and i am not even want to say anything about main hero or object.
With all things.. said ..this was still.enjoyable. . because mangaka dose not take things very seriously.. it was regular.. basic shit.. but.... Dont read..there is much more better manga to read it is soild 5 out of ten
My story - so i like this chick.. she likes me back too ..
And all i have to do just say.. lets date we both like each other but i wasted my time in reading... Some stupid chick ..wrost girl i ...
Nov 15, 2008
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 ...

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