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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: 7.851 (scored by 18343 users)
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Ranked: #13312
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Popularity: #132
Members: 29,216
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Volumes: /6
Chapters: /35
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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.


Tenjou, Night
Tenjou, Night
Asamoto, Soushi
Asamoto, Soushi
Izawa, Riiko
Izawa, Riiko
Namikiri, Gaku
Namikiri, Gaku
Asamoto, Masaki
Asamoto, Masaki
Shirasaki, Yuki
Shirasaki, Yuki
Ito, Mika
Ito, Mika

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Mar 10, 2009
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
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Nov 3, 2007
If you liked Chobits, this is like that only with the male and female roles flip-flopped.

The story, while certainly not original, is still captivating with a few small unique aspects that make it stand out from other stories like it. You really feel emotions for the characters, especially Night. I found myself constantly squealing over his charming and naive personality. And of course, it's authored by the wonderful Yuu Watase. You can't go wrong!
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Mar 4, 2008
Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi) is a manga series by Yuu Watase.
Riiko Izawa has never had a boyfriend and she has been rejected by every boy she has ever had a crush on. Until one day she meets gaku a strange salesmen who gives her his company card. later riiko returnes home and looks at the company wedsite. their showing up "nightly lover" series a "figure" which will be her boyfriend if she orders him. She does and he comes to her in a box when she opens it he falls out naked. a kiss boots him up he wakes up and say's "hello read more
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Apr 28, 2008
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
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