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Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« on: June 28, 2007, 08:31:52 PM »
Reviewer: pauline5765
Authored by: Yuu Watase
No. of volumes: 6
Genre: Shoujo, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Rating: 10/10

SUMMARY
Riiko Izawa has never had a boyfriend. As Volume 1 opens, she has just been rejected by the person she had a crush on. While she is out ranting about the recent rejection, she finds a cell phone and soon receives a call from its owner. Upon meeting him to return the phone, Riiko assumes the man is a cosplayer because of his odd style of clothing. Instead, he claims to be a salesman and directs her to a website where she can order a boyfriend. Initially skeptical, Riiko accepts after finding that there is a free three-day trial offer, which she intends to cancel after the trial expires.

The next day, a large package is delivered to Riiko's home. It contains what Riiko at first thinks is a naked cadaver, but she soon finds out it is a robot, indistinguishable from a human except for a barcode hidden on the back of its ear. After a kiss which registers her as its ?lover,? she names the figure 'Night.'

After her three-day trial is over, Riiko finds that she cannot return him and is stuck with a bill for 100,000,000 yen (approximately 1 million USD). The mysterious salesman from Kronos Heaven, Namikiri Gaku, tells her the company will waive the bill if she will help them collect data about women's moods and feelings in order to perfect future ?Nightly Lover? models.

Unbeknownst to Riiko, her next-door neighbor and childhood friend, Soushi Asamoto, has a crush on her which he strives to hide by frequently teasing her. He has promised her mother that he will watch over Riiko while her parents are away, and when he sees Riiko with her new 'boyfriend,' his jealousy creates the central love triangle of the series.

Comment:

The manga was really funny and the relationship of the main characters was somewhat intense. The overall of the manga was great and full of laughter.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2007, 08:59:28 PM by pauline5765 »

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007, 02:57:44 PM »
Yeah i really love that one <3 one of my favourite !

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 03:57:12 AM »
me too... the guys were just hot... lol

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 08:45:26 AM »
one of the best manga i've ever read, ever! the ending really made a great impact on me, i was emotional for about a week. won't give the ending away, but for me, it was rather unexpected.

i love watase yuu, and this manga is my fave of hers. highly recommended!  :hello:

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2007, 03:52:14 AM »
I was glad it was a happy ending. ^^
Before I reached the end, I was hopeful its not a tragic one T_T
I can't post spoilers, can I?

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2007, 07:59:14 AM »
You can post spoilers as long as you wrap it around the spoiler tag

for example

Spoiler for Hiden:
Hello, this is a spoiler

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 11:11:04 AM »
pauline, for me, it wasn't really a happy one....(that's just me talking....) I still love Yuu Watase as  one of the best ^^!

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 08:50:04 PM »
maybe because you like night more than soushi? lol... ^^
I like soushi... especially on the ending... dunno... night was kinda sweet, but he's not my type.
I pity soushi though... night was just like a sex maniac... aw... that was what he was for ... >_<
It was quite an ending..

Spoiler for Hiden:
If night wasn't broken and they lived happily together, it will just be your ordinary happy manga fairytale.. it was better that way... i think.. ^^

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008, 01:20:36 PM »
i read it a while back. it was one of my fav manga. i cried a lot, it had quite an interesting ending. i didn't want it to end that way though D: and i tried watching the live movie, it was a bit odd. maybe just cuz of the actress.

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Re: Zettai Kareshi aka Absolute Boyfriend
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2010, 10:42:43 PM »
 <3  One of my all time favorites!